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by vargaso
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 6536

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

Now Federal and local authorities may ask for more staff, comms, surveillance and whatnot, but I doubt it will be physical barriers and the likes. Token I really hope you're right. I didn't care for that fence around the temple. Fingers crossed. The fence was a knee-jerk situational thing. Needed a...
by vargaso
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3003
Views: 329208

Re: Rest In Peace

Meat Hunter wrote:Rest In Peace - Tom Petty....



Saw him in Sacramento just over a month ago, he and the band sounded great. Very sad.
by vargaso
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?
Replies: 38
Views: 2245

Re: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?

Well us Leos are known for being a bit aggressive. Must be something about the month of August. It's in the stars, baby!!
by vargaso
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 6536

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

maladroit wrote:They could just have a Man unplugging ceremony.



HAHA!!
by vargaso
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why did Burning Man go to the Hualapai Flat in 1997?
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Why did Burning Man go to the Hualapai Flat in 1997?

I know why and that was just from casual reading about the event. And you're doing a presentation on it? I'll never understand people taking the time to create a thread on an internet message board basically asking "can you Google this for me." For fuck's sake, man!
by vargaso
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 6536

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

The Man and Temple burns are over. The yahoos have ruined something once again. Time to make something else the centerpiece of the event. What would happen if the BMORG staged a Man burn and nobody came? It would be beautiful.
by vargaso
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 6536

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

Or, you know, leave before the Man burn. For chrissakes, if you've seen one you've seen 'em all. It's a shitshow at this point, with hedge fund art cars jockeying for which can be the most ostentatious and annoying eye- ear-sore, and wasted yahoos stumbling around like it's Bourbon St on Mardi Gras....
by vargaso
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2551
Views: 178828

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

Perpetual Burn wrote:I see one Burner... the rest are politicians...

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Yeeaahh maaaaannn...
by vargaso
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man
Replies: 148
Views: 9943

Re: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man

Oh my fucking Dog, not this tired thing. It's burning man. Do whatever the fuck you want. That's what is done there. Wanna parade naked with your dick in a taco, done and done. Wanna be a rabbi for a day - fucking far out. Need to be Jesus on a cross for a day - there's a place for that too. Wanna ...
by vargaso
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 3802

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

Bear Pope's No-TP Really Prepared Survivor Camp. You shall from henceforth be known as the Groom of the Stool The Groom of the Stool (formally styled: "Groom of the King's Close Stool") was the most intimate of an English monarch's courtiers, responsible for assisting the king in excretio...
by vargaso
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Workshop/studio space around Oakland?
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Workshop/studio space around Oakland?

Or come to Sacramento, some cool work spaces up here without (yet) the stupid cost of living of the Bay Area. Also, 2 hours closer to BRC.
by vargaso
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 3802

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

Make Burning Man Hard Again? Camping isn't hard, though! I haven't quite figured out why Burning Man is supposed to have been so hard - beyond bringing a art car or building something massive. It's really just a camping trip in the desert - child's play, really. Yeah I agree. If you camp, then Burn...
by vargaso
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: DPW pulls a knife on a virgin?
Replies: 51
Views: 4301

Re: DPW pulls a knife on a virgin?

I liked the gate guy I had. He was making jokes and being real nice. Gave him a couple beers before I left. I've had nothing but good interactions with the gate crew. I've had nothing but tiresome interactions with DPW. Not bad, just kind of tiresome in an eyerolling kind of way. "Hey, we can'...
by vargaso
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: DPW pulls a knife on a virgin?
Replies: 51
Views: 4301

Re: DPW pulls a knife on a virgin?

Yeah I agree the OP is making too much of this relatively minor interaction. That said, I avoid DPW like the plague. Most entitled bunch out there. Yeah yeah, you VOLUNTEERED to help build out BRC and it gets hot out there. So fucking what? Go tell it to a full-time roofer and see what that gets you.
by vargaso
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 3802

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

Token wrote:
Wouldn't it be grand if there were 64 theme camps (32 each ring, Esplanade and A), limited number of mutant vehicles (and I mean a lot less), and no fucking villages, just open camping and a main ticket sale with no privileged class?

Fucking Utopia I tell you.


Fuck yes.
by vargaso
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Fuckwit of the year! (Messing with Motorbike Matt)
Replies: 17
Views: 1566

Re: Fuckwit of the year! (Messing with Motorbike Matt)

I didn't go this year, but I can think of another person who'd better qualify as the fuckwit of the year, and possibly the entire history of the burn.
by vargaso
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.
Replies: 105
Views: 4301

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

BBadger wrote:motivational_quotes.jpg



Funny and uncharitable. I'm conflicted, ha.
by vargaso
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3003
Views: 329208

Re: Rest In Peace

RIP Sam Shepard. Great writer, actor and damn handsome man.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/theater/sam-shepard-dead.html
by vargaso
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: 2017 Black Rock City Airport - Volunteer
Replies: 19
Views: 1971

Re: 2017 Black Rock City Airport - Volunteer

I'm not as anti-airport as Chowski, I'm aware of its history and know that there are lots of good people volunteering there. But, let's be honest, the BMORG is using the airport as a shuttle for the wealthy and "influencers." I realize that part of the reason they hype the airport is due t...
by vargaso
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Guess what year...
Replies: 30
Views: 2137

Re: Guess what year...

We are still kicking ourselves for leaving before the Crude Awakenings burn (2007). That was the only year we left right before the Man burn, because we were stupid and thought we didn't "need" to see it. Now we stay until early Tues... My first year, couldn't believe how hot it was and w...
by vargaso
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2551
Views: 178828

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

Something that really surprises me about the email leads from the DNC that presumably threw the election towards Mr. Trump is that nobody from the Democratic side is denying them or that they ever took place. If the emails to and from John Podesta actually did call Bernie Sanders "...that mise...
by vargaso
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2551
Views: 178828

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

Never thought I would say it, but sometimes I long for the days of Reagan or Nixon. At the time I hated them with a passion . Now they seem pretty tame. yeah I see that as pretty pervasive with the "left". If you don't agree, you are evil and they hate you. The right tends to eyeroll, poi...
by vargaso
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: 2017 Art Theme: Radical Ritual
Replies: 130
Views: 13052

Re: 2017 Art Theme: Radical Ritual

You're bad at ingratiating yourself to people. If you're truly not a troll, just take a deep breath and stop trying so hard.
by vargaso
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!
Replies: 193
Views: 18881

Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

First off, welcome to Eplaya. Second off, you stole a bike during your first burn. You, sir, are a fucking asshole and we need less of you at Burning Man. Just so I'm clear, what number year can we steal bikes without being an asshole? :twisted: Ha. Well, none. If Larry Harvey stole a bike at this ...
by vargaso
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!
Replies: 193
Views: 18881

Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

Mr Perpetual Burn, You have gotten off track from BM principles and are going down a Robin Hood sinkhole. BM does not need snowflake Robin Hoods. Volunteer with a bike camp or the BORG itself to get a different perspective and really contribute. Why? Because what happens with bikes is much more com...
by vargaso
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!
Replies: 193
Views: 18881

Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

I have to think he's trolling at this point.
by vargaso
Wed May 31, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!
Replies: 193
Views: 18881

Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

So, if I wait till Tuesday it's ok... unless someone disagrees with that... or I can take it to a porta potty station... but that's still MOOP... or take it to Yelllow Camp... but that's still thievery... That's the Tuesday AFTER the temple burn, meaning almost everyone has left. During the event p...
by vargaso
Tue May 30, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!
Replies: 193
Views: 18881

Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

Lock your fuckin' bikes. Almost all stolen bikes are stolen out of convenience because some asshole just HAS to get over to that awesome dance party across the playa like NOW. ANY kind of deterrence will make that asshole skip over your bike. Hell, you could probably just tie some rope in a nice bow...
by vargaso
Fri May 26, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1931

Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

That looks like a ton of fun. Does it happen every year? I'm booked this weekend but would make a plan for it next year.

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