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by Otisserie
Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:12 am
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Tango and Blues Dance Camp - "Tangoed up in Blues"
Replies: 16
Views: 8642

Made my day

Wow, this made my day! I was hoping there'd be blues somewhere on the playa. And I've been meaning to learn some Tango. Now I just hope I save some time to see the rest of Burning Man.
by Otisserie
Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Playa Condition?
Replies: 18
Views: 3446

Here's the stats

Here's the results from a weather station in Gerlach. http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=MD1623&day=9&year=2009&month=6&graphspan=month It appears the playa has received 1.3 inches of rain in June. That's a pretty good amount. Hope the playa is dry for the 4th of July.
by Otisserie
Mon May 18, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Inexcusable waste of time and car emissions in and out
Replies: 65
Views: 23939

Switch Drivers

Admittedly, I come and go via RV, but this is what I've done the past couple of years and it seems to work great: Get one of the people who I've given a ride to who normally would never drive an RV and let them drive from Barbie Death Camp to Gerlach (Hiway 34 actually). I lie down and sleep like a...
by Otisserie
Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Is the default world coming closer to BM?
Replies: 25
Views: 13847

Yes

OK, for the first serious post: I think the default world is moving closer to BM faster than BM is moving closer to the default world. BM looks so mainstream in large part because the mainstream looks so Burning Man. Think back to the early to mid 90's when BM was in it's early years: electronic dan...
by Otisserie
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: A modest proposal for "Critical Tits"
Replies: 37
Views: 27594

Not a bad suggestion

Pretty good suggestions. Here's another one: Move the event to earlier in the week, say Tuesday or Wednesday. There's always the complaint that hoards of frat boys are making it uncomfortable for the riders. Well, then stop holding it on Friday. Sure, you may lose some women who don't get to BM unti...
by Otisserie
Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Accident on Monday
Replies: 6
Views: 1378

Always overstated

The one thing you can count on is that the BM rumor mill will always overstate the number of deaths and, in this year's case, create ones where none exist. I remember a couple years ago being solemly told by someone "who had a friend in EMS" that 5 people had died on the playa that year. The gruesom...
by Otisserie
Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Was anyone Caressed at the Greeters Gate?
Replies: 97
Views: 22680

Express lane

the express lane will never happen IMHO and would only cause many virgins to miss out. Exactly. Picture Joe Blow who's never been to BM. He just waited an hour at Gate and is now in another line for what, he doesn't know. All he knows is that his ticket has already been torn, so he must be at Burni...
by Otisserie
Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Was anyone Caressed at the Greeters Gate?
Replies: 97
Views: 22680

creepy old guys

This was my second year as a greeter and it makes my burn. So fun. ANd the greeters are a phenomenal group of people. The only drawback is this one long time greeter guy who is really creepy. I found myself trying to body block him from the women who came through. I have seen this dude make people ...
by Otisserie
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Advantage Flight Solutions
Replies: 48
Views: 8187

ever been in exodus?

DoriumLux wrote: Uh, five hours? It's a two hour drive going pretty darn slow...

That's too bad though...
Apparently you've never been in Exodus on Sunday.
Took us 6 hours with the traffic accident on 447.
by Otisserie
Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: A friend turned into a nightmare!
Replies: 81
Views: 14359

Better way to handle it

We had a woman in our camp who lasted about 36 hours. Didn't like the heat, was unimpressed with the art, didn't like the vibe. To her credit, she realized she was miserable and simply packed up and went home, so we didn't have to deal with her the rest of the week. In hindsight, you may have made t...
by Otisserie
Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Inexcusable waste of time and car emissions in and out
Replies: 65
Views: 23939

won't work

Is there some reason we cant have 3 exits? One that goes to Trego/Jungo with traffic control to keep people from going toward Gerlach from that way, one for people headed south to Reno/Wadsworth and one that is for people heading north. This has been suggested time and again, and it just won't work...
by Otisserie
Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Trouble with Budget Rental 2008
Replies: 14
Views: 3427

Under the hood is $70

Yep, $200 for under the hood is excessive, but given the description of their washing, I'm guessing it's not just under the hood that still needed cleaning. If it is, then yes, $200 is excessive. If they left dusty residue throughout the vehicle then it may cost around that for a large vehicle to g...
by Otisserie
Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: security/ getting in question.
Replies: 49
Views: 7193

Straight answer

To give you the straight answer: no one at Gate gives a shit about your drugs, and there are no cops up at the gate unless they were called there to deal with some dickwad. We will, however, confiscate your fireworks and royally buttfuck your stowaways; so for God's sake bring cute stowaways. Oh, an...
by Otisserie
Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Anyone know about these guys? (For BMorg legal)
Replies: 8
Views: 2402

overpriced

They have some really cool stuff though!!! Perfect for the man who needs to buy goggles for burning man and also buy a lexan podium for his Megachurch's camp at burning man.... The goggles seemed pretty overpriced to me. Given the rate that I gift/lose/destroy googles on the playa I prefer to pay $...
by Otisserie
Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Addis Pool
Replies: 60
Views: 14241

reasonable

What's weird is this: "Addis was wearing an old ammunition belt that carried small explosives" and, yet, "Did he have the capability to do substantial damage? Absolutely not" What kinda freakin' idiotic comment is that? As if forest fires haven't been started by discarded cigarette butts or entire ...
by Otisserie
Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Addis Pool
Replies: 60
Views: 14241

Does anyone want to recast their vote?

Should we start a new poll for this one or just combine the sentence for both crimes?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... .DTL&tsp=1

And since one was in NV and the other in CA now we can vote on WHERE he'll do the time.
by Otisserie
Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Paul Addis in court September 25
Replies: 49
Views: 14654

Another chance in court

I guess Paul Addis will have another court date soon:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... .DTL&tsp=1

I wonder if this will finally put the nail in the coffin of all the "Paul Addis for Mayor" nonsense on Tribe.
by Otisserie
Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Exodus limits and carpooling
Replies: 67
Views: 11468

Little extra room in cars

You seem to think that there are a bunch of people driving up empty or nearly empty cars that can be encouraged to carpool. I can tell you from working the gate that almost all the cars and trucks coming through are absolutely crammed full of people and supplies. The only exception is RVs. There are...
by Otisserie
Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Green Paradox, Put up a Parking Lot!
Replies: 8
Views: 2312

answers

- I believe their generators will be using biodesiel. - Solar panels will be used to power the pavilion, don't know about anything else. - They don't own the water trucks. - The RV question has been debated to death. BM hasn't even started yet and I'm already sick to death of this fricken' theme.
by Otisserie
Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: policy on potty signage?
Replies: 32
Views: 11749

Somewhat related topic

On a somewhat related topic: how many banks of porto-potties are there in total on the playa?
by Otisserie
Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:07 am
Forum: 2007 Art & Performance
Topic: The Return of the Mutaytor
Replies: 66
Views: 17944

OK we'll ignore you

Anyways, I'm just a smartass, so you can ignore me. Everyone else does. : P Consider yourself ignored. I think the OP did a good job of explaining what he needed and why. They are a show in search of a stage, what's the problem? BM isn't exactly overrun with live music; so a little support might be...
by Otisserie
Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best (worst deals online for BM tix)
Replies: 10
Views: 2138

Zippy tickets

Zippy Tickets in the UK, http://www.zippytickets.com/ResultsTicket.aspx?evtid=510161 can save you money, then! They have 12 tickets for $371 each, and 2 tickets on sale for only $308!! I'd recommend the more expensive ones just to be on the safe side though, since the cheaper tickets may be obstruct...
by Otisserie
Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Stupid Idea?
Replies: 30
Views: 6213

Re: Stupid Idea?

Someone did a version of this several years ago. He was dropped naked, with no water or gear at the man. Someone else was following him with a video camera. He was not allowed to ask for anything, he had to survive only on what was offered to him. I never did see the resulting video, but supposedly...
by Otisserie
Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: The Zaggat Guide to the Regional Burns
Replies: 63
Views: 21426

Which events?

Some of these events never grow, have no real art or performance ambition, and actively try not to involve people outside a core group of people who make it to BRC every year. Yet they keep getting official blessing from San Francisco as Regional Events. They essentially suck the energy out of atte...
by Otisserie
Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: All Burning Man Images reduced to Printing Cost
Replies: 124
Views: 28124

Overreaction anyone?

Another thing -- why do photographers like you give credit only to yourself, and never the subjects? If everybody making money off their art at Burning Man were so fucking important to you, why wouldn't you throw your subjects a bone or two and annotate your photos with their names, the names of th...
by Otisserie
Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: MYSTERY METHOD AT BRC IN 06
Replies: 44
Views: 11151

Not exactly benign

...The things I've read about it have fancy names, but it's basically common knowledge to anyone someone would consider a friendly person. Basic psychology on how good social skills work. I think most people realize they can talk most people into most things if they approach it correctly. And most ...
by Otisserie
Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: MYSTERY METHOD AT BRC IN 06
Replies: 44
Views: 11151

The Game

There's currently a best-selling book out now called The Game by Neil Strauss detailing a year he spent with a bunch of these people learning all of their techniques. It's a facinating read, highly recommended. http://www.amazon.com/Game-Penetrating-Society-Pickup-Artists/dp/0060554738/sr=8-1/qid=11...
by Otisserie
Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme Camps
Topic: SEX CAMPS?
Replies: 305
Views: 87372

Re: trademark infringement

You're kidding, Shell sent a cease and desist letter? Jiffy Lube is a trademarked term. Here is a link to the letter: http://www.getingetoffgetout.com/namechange.html I think you should send a nice response to the cease and desist letter. I've taken the liberty of constructing a first draft: Dear S...
by Otisserie
Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:23 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Lampman tragedy and greed
Replies: 163
Views: 56011

Re: I was one of Kathy's best friends and this is making me

...You all are BM people right? I would think you believed in karma or had faith that things happen for a reason. I highly doubt this lawsuit will go anywhere, it happened in 2003 and it is 2006. If you look at the case history it doesn't look like that much is going on. And if it does, well maybe ...
by Otisserie
Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Dating Scams
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

be careful

You're absolutely right. That's why I've arranged for a hotel room in which to meet the 15-year-old girl I met online and have been sending naked pictures to. Since I didn't send her any money, nothing can possibly go wrong.
Wish me luck!

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