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by atomosk
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Can you leave a ticket at willcall for another person?
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Can you leave a ticket at willcall for another person?

This is a late reply, but for the benefit of anyone else looking, yes you can leave a physical ticket for another person at will call. At least this has been true in years past. When you leave the ticket make sure you correctly spell the name of the person picking it up. A camp member of mine was on...
by atomosk
Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: 2016 Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Need ride from Reno to Fernley to pick up a truck asap
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Need ride from Reno to Fernley to pick up a truck asap

Hello, my car broke down barely out of Reno, now I need to get to Fernley to borrow a truck. I would really appreciate it if anyone leaving Reno now or soon could pick me up and drop me off in Fernley. I'm at 702-803-0132. Thanks!
by atomosk
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: What is the best gift you ever received?
Replies: 21
Views: 2513

Re: What is the best gift you ever received?

A necklace with three years worth of temple ashes inside of it. I felt amazing receiving it. I gifted it two years later to a woman who showed me a sunrise by climbing something (can't remember what) at a sound camp. She let me sleep in an air conditioned yurt afterwards and a full night's sleep fel...
by atomosk
Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Playawear Work In Progress 2014
Replies: 151
Views: 10328

Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

If anyone is looking for authentic Central Asian clothing, there's a store in Virginia City called Kashmiri American Enterprises that sells traditional clothing imported from Kashmir. Really nomadic looking stuff. It's worth checking out weather you live in the area or are just passing through Reno ...
by atomosk
Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Playa Shoes.
Replies: 26
Views: 3667

Re: Playa Shoes.

Since so many people are chiming in about having plenty of clean socks, I want to go a little further and recommend getting high quality socks. A good pair or light or medium weight smart wool or hybrid material hiking socks from REI or someplace are the best foot ware investment you can make. They ...
by atomosk
Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: SWISH EMBASSY
Replies: 49
Views: 2557

Re: SWISH EMBASSY

I just sent off a request to join your facebook group. I'm interested in feeling out how we might fit in to your group, but I get a good vibe.
by atomosk
Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burning Man theme song, I nominate
Replies: 67
Views: 7536

Re: Burning Man theme song, I nominate

Queensryche wrote a song called Burning Man, ABOUT Burning Man. It's on their q2k album.
by atomosk
Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Input on minimal yurt like idea requested
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Input on minimal yurt like idea requested

Generally a hexayurt has enough space for a few persons to lay down, some storage and a peaked roof allowing a person space to stand up. I know they work mostly by reflecting most sunlight, insulating the air inside and keeping the ground underneath cool enough for it to provide some additional cool...
by atomosk
Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: pee funnel alternative
Replies: 2
Views: 879

pee funnel alternative

I looked for a more specific thread for this but came up short. I'm a guy but I just found this and thought it was a perfect replacement for a pee funnel on playa, a little plastic device that let's you flat out pee standing up. You could use the urinal in a porta. http://www.sheweeusa.com/shop/
by atomosk
Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: 2:00 & 10:00 Neighborhood camps for 2012
Replies: 58
Views: 40369

Re: 2:00 & 10:00 Neighborhood camps for 2012

Who else is bringing out big sound or activities to these sides of the horseshoe?
by atomosk
Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Romantic Relationship issues with 2012 Burn
Replies: 59
Views: 9360

Re: Romantic Relationship issues with 2012 Burn

I came across this late but wanted to leave one suggestion here that was otherwise absent. If you can't get your mind off of what's happening with her camping with other people, you can always stay home yourself. Think about how you'd feel either way, but from experience being in the middle of a rom...
by atomosk
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Principal #1
Replies: 86
Views: 5759

Re: Principal #1

I don't like the precedence it sets that some groups are more equal than others. You mean like early entry passes, which are given to hand-picked groups every single year? Giving some groups precedence because they contribute more to Burning Man than others is nothing new. At first I thought, this ...
by atomosk
Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Principal #1
Replies: 86
Views: 5759

Re: Principal #1

However, I have seen some people on the boards, obviously getting tickets through camps, who seem to be taking the anger at what BMORG has done personally and feel inclined to defend BMORG and their camp. Just want to point out it's ok to defend yourself for taking an offered ticket or being a bene...
by atomosk
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Principal #1
Replies: 86
Views: 5759

Re: Principal #1

I don't think anyone is to blame for ever taking a ticket offered to them. There should never be any guilt, we all understand and would do the same. The BMORG still seems to be at fault for giving in to pressure and changing courses mid stream in a way that's less fair to the overall community. I do...
by atomosk
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Suggested Solution to BM Ticket Sale Dilemma For 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2203

Re: Suggested Solution to BM Ticket Sale Dilemma For 2013

theCryptofishist wrote:
atomosk wrote:Blah, blah, blah...arded to those who've been going longer or have related special talents, with Larry Harvey Simon of the Playa filling a Simon Cowell position of scorn and mockery.

There, I fixed it for you.

That is actually much better :D Wanted to use someone other than Larry.
by atomosk
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Suggested Solution to BM Ticket Sale Dilemma For 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2203

Re: Suggested Solution to BM Ticket Sale Dilemma For 2013

I propose a simpler solution: First come first served open sale, no tiers. Christmas pre-sales and low income possible additions to this. This is fair. An alternative: You get a percentage not to exceed 2% M-f and 1% Sat-Sun, void on public holidays and select blackout date of undisclosed determinat...
by atomosk
Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other thoughts.
Replies: 158
Views: 12261

Re: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other though

... I'm trying to wrap my head around this.... Borg sold 3000 "first-class" tickets to the "wealthy-class" burner. First, and foremost, immediately, they sold "golden" tickets to the highest-bidder without respect to any kind of class, but let the money do the talking ...
by atomosk
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other thoughts.
Replies: 158
Views: 12261

Re: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other though

Agreed. Burning man is an ongoing experiment in participatory community building. I mean was . Now that there's an obvious separation between the burning man elite and virginal spectators this is Nevada's Coachella. At least that's the impression I get. I don't think I'd miss a single art installati...
by atomosk
Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man Lotto is UNFAIR! No LOTTO!
Replies: 42
Views: 3577

Re: Burning Man Lotto is UNFAIR! No LOTTO!

I think the whole lotto system is a useless, unnecessary exercise. It seems like this in reaction to all the public freakout and expressions of desire for a new system that didn't allow for scalping when tickets sold out last year. But the system was working just fine, it was that a huge number of p...
by atomosk
Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: 2012 Theme
Topic: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes
Replies: 195
Views: 28743

Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Savannah wrote:Burning Man 2012: Never Gonna Give You Up.


Things Rick Astley Won't Do
by atomosk
Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: 2012 Theme
Topic: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes
Replies: 195
Views: 28743

Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Prescribed Morality

Burning Stuff in The Desert

Generic Hippy Crap

DRUGS!

Laser Pointers
by atomosk
Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: post what you didn't like about 2011 here
Replies: 199
Views: 12571

Re: post what you didn't like about 2011 here

and if you do prepare to get the shit beat out of you! whew sorry for the rant! Id have told her to go fuck herself. Shes a psychotic freak with anger issues. "Aren't they all?" is what I thought when I read that. Absolutely true though. There was an insane number of persons out there thi...
by atomosk
Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: post what you didn't like about 2011 here
Replies: 199
Views: 12571

Re: post what you didn't like about 2011 here

as to photographers who do not ask first this is NOT ACCEPTABLE in the least!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! one almost got his creepy ass punched by my friend who decided to dance topless, she screamed at him told him that it was not ok, made him show her the picture and then delete it, and took his tag numbe...
by atomosk
Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Danderous Drivers on 447
Replies: 50
Views: 3347

Re: Danderous Drivers on 447

But this isn't true. You will not wait longer in line if you go there faster, unless the line is shrinking at the time you are driving. If the line is growing while you are driving, you will wait longer in line if you get there later. It's the change in line duration, nothing to do with your speed....
by atomosk
Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Danderous Drivers on 447
Replies: 50
Views: 3347

Re: Danderous Drivers on 447

I am a local. I grew up on that highway... the people from California stopping at gas stations and restaurants and saying things like, "thank you for being here for us," ... " shows a shitty mindset with a hint of unintentional condescension... Wow. Growing up also in rural Nevada, I...
by atomosk
Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Danderous Drivers on 447
Replies: 50
Views: 3347

Re: Danderous Drivers on 447

I am a local. I grew up on that highway and surrounding areas, and I can say that the traffic and the drivers is really the only thing about Burning Man coming through that locals hate. There's a mess on the road, people are very discourteous, and all those California plates are infuriating. That pe...
by atomosk
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: post what you didn't like about 2011 here
Replies: 199
Views: 12571

Re: post what you didn't like about 2011 here

It seems people forgot to ask permission before you take someone's photo... So many people just pointing and shooting without saying a word. I was attending a friend's wedding at the temple on Thursday, and out of nowhere at least a half a dozen people showed up out of the crowd with large, profess...
by atomosk
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: post what you didn't like about 2011 here
Replies: 199
Views: 12571

Re: post what you didn't like about 2011 here

This year's Burn had a lot of wonderful qualities, but I agree with previous posters who felt that the "vibe" (yes I'm a California hippie) has been shifting away from the principles that I was indoctrinated into. I believe therein lies the rub. It's not that Burning Man is "mainstre...
by atomosk
Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: post what you didn't like about 2011 here
Replies: 199
Views: 12571

Re: post what you didn't like about 2011 here

I did make snide, but educational, remarks. I am glad the good jumps to mind faster than the bad, and it's hard to come back comepletely ok. Good for you man. Though to the remark above I want to say, snide is not educational, it's a dare and an insult. Ma'am, not man, please. A dare and an insult?...

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