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by dman
Tue Nov 23, 2004 2:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Britney Spears in Black Rock City
Replies: 14
Views: 1879

What? What is this, some kind of cruel hoax? Damn, now I have to call back my silver bullets from HR trying to get matching corporate funding for my contribution to the fundraiser. I was really looking forward to wearing my new EL wire shirt sans pants outfit to the BM BS concert and popping a few P...
by dman
Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:06 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Techno? Break? House? Trance? 'splain me, Lucy
Replies: 23
Views: 5591

http://www.di.fm/edmguide/edmguide.html this one is even better, although a little jaded in the editorial dept. Hell yeah. This one has been taking up too much time in my house for a few months now. The kids went from Playstation RPGs like Zelda to DDR and then to the web in search of "more of that...
by dman
Tue Nov 02, 2004 4:18 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: All Things Solar...
Replies: 37
Views: 7726

Thanks Ivy!

For anyone interested here is a related eplaya thread.
by dman
Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:05 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: All Things Solar...
Replies: 37
Views: 7726

A quick search of eplaya turns up little mention I can find on what seems like a fairly obvious idea, the distillation of gray water. Anyone ever pursue this? First thought is along the lines of a pressure cooker with the pressure cap (that little wobbly thing on the top) removed and replaced by a h...
by dman
Fri Oct 29, 2004 1:10 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What do you hate about the rave scene in BRC?
Replies: 198
Views: 37663

from little acorns....
by dman
Fri Oct 29, 2004 10:14 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What do you hate about the rave scene in BRC?
Replies: 198
Views: 37663

Yeah, I hear you, Ivy. In that last post I wasn't trying to make a pro/con comment on the value of another sound camp, only relating the direction my campmates have chosen. But I will now..... To be honest, their direction saddens me a bit. Not because I object to sound camps or any of the rest of t...
by dman
Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:50 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What do you hate about the rave scene in BRC?
Replies: 198
Views: 37663

Anecdotal contribution. In 2003 my campmates brought hundreds of pieces of art to the playa to display/trade/gift. Ceramics, photos, drawings, poems; much was either award winning or commercially successful. Toward the end of the week some of the better pieces, despite being secured well to the disp...
by dman
Tue Oct 19, 2004 5:48 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Advice for FIRE HORNS?
Replies: 19
Views: 4368

carved magnesium horns would burn pretty, once you got them lit

wear a thick shirt, though, just in case

and maybe some sunglasses, for your friends
by dman
Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:50 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Advice for FIRE HORNS?
Replies: 19
Views: 4368

bob@bonefire.com 831.462.0967

had a cool torch rig on his bicycle this year; maybe you could collaborate

(note, I have no connection to bonefire, YMMV, danger of spontaneous combustion or immediate amputation, death by immolation not advised)
by dman
Wed Oct 13, 2004 9:29 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2004 Citation Stats/underage drinking
Replies: 40
Views: 8077

Oct 13, 2004 (streetinsider.com via COMTEX) -- Applied Digital (NASDAQ: ADSX) and Digital Angel Corporation (AMEX: DOC) announced today that VeriChip, the world's first implantable radio frequency identification (RFID) microchip for human use, has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administratio...
by dman
Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:05 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent for next year
Replies: 34
Views: 8598

Major hassles with domes include: 1) Fabrication. Lots of struts to cut, holes to drill - easier if you have access to a real shop, but doable with backyard tools. Figure 10 minutes fab time per strut, and a 5/8 3v takes 165 plus spares using a cutoff wheel, 12 ton hydraulic press & bench drill pres...
by dman
Fri Oct 08, 2004 1:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Howling at sundown
Replies: 32
Views: 4024

Yep, good stuff, and Jon Van Zyle seems worth a mention here. From my den <g>.
by dman
Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Howling at sundown
Replies: 32
Views: 4024

Damn! Thanks Ring! Memories of Fairbanks '91 flooding back in. Smiles.
by dman
Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:21 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: So long Mr. Dangerfield.
Replies: 17
Views: 2450

"This is the worst looking hat I ever saw.....Oh, it looks good on YOU, though."

Caddyshack, as Al Czervik

I'm betting few among us have NOT uttered that line at one point or another. Thanks Rodney, for a bunch of great ones.
by dman
Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:40 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Clan destino is sponsored by Monster energy drink.
Replies: 67
Views: 59018

Wait, wait, I thought the coliseum deal was with that jobs site...
by dman
Wed Sep 22, 2004 5:31 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5444
Views: 807813

IIRC Greyhound was the recommended approach when this came up last time. You might do a search on drop ship and/or greyhound to see if you can find the thread(s).
by dman
Mon Sep 20, 2004 3:19 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Rape does occur at Burning Man
Replies: 103
Views: 37902

Props to theCryptofishist for kicking this in a positive direction. Had one of the niecelings over for dinner Saturday and we discussed "The Kiss" incident. Her take is that she never felt safe at the event unless in the company of several friends, especially at the dance camps. Her comment was some...
by dman
Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:48 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Why aren't there more wooden shade structures?
Replies: 7
Views: 1810

We used wood uprights with rope cross-members & guy lines to make three shade structures this year. They worked OK, but were a LOT of work to assemble & get adjusted properly, although after doing several dozen I can now tie both bowlines & trucker's hitches inverted and with my eyes closed <g>. Her...
by dman
Fri Sep 17, 2004 10:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Gmail Invites...
Replies: 27
Views: 4447

OK aforceforgood, invite on its way. I tried 450MB a couple of times the other day and failed, but most stuff seems to go through OK.
by dman
Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Gmail Invites...
Replies: 27
Views: 4447

Hmm, I thought everyone who wanted one already had one; a quick check says I have 6 available, first come first served.
by dman
Thu Sep 16, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Rape does occur at Burning Man
Replies: 103
Views: 37902

I am having some trouble rationalizing a situation that occurred the night of the burn; maybe some of you have some suggestions on better responses for the next time something like this happens. I was playing watchdog after the burn for my nieces and their companions, all of whom were tripping prett...
by dman
Thu Sep 16, 2004 2:37 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa injury not healing
Replies: 12
Views: 2942

Yeah, doctor time if you have not already been by the time you read this; no delays! I hope by the time you read this she/he has cleaned it out really well and probably given you a course of antibiotics. Puncture wounds can be insidious; lots of bad things get pushed past your first few layers of de...
by dman
Thu Sep 16, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Things I did really, really right this time...
Replies: 23
Views: 6238

1) Aw, well, you know, we got there! And unharmed! And unarrested! And with most of our stuff! 2) We built, IMHO, a bitchin' first year attempt at a sizeable theme camp . 3) We built a dome, a nice dome, something I have dreamed about for years, and it worked! 4) The Morticians Closet clothing excha...
by dman
Wed Sep 15, 2004 4:55 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burning Man Fly-over
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Thanks!
by dman
Tue Sep 14, 2004 3:16 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Things I f&%#ed up this time...
Replies: 56
Views: 12233

OK, a partial list in random order: 1) Not wearing gloves or some type of hand covering when putting on/taking off the hundreds of ball bungees for the dome covering & flys over the course of the week. My hands and fingers were so trashed I am only now getting feeling back and the huge hangnails tha...
by dman
Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:48 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Art Vs. Costume
Replies: 9
Views: 2295

Yep, YOU are the one....

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by dman
Mon Sep 13, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: cameras and creepy men
Replies: 83
Views: 17247

OK, I'll relate my creepy camera guy experience. Tuesday evening, in a sarong, doing some batten-down work on the dome (sometimes using the ladder), a guy comes in and says, "I just love your dome; mind if I take some video?" No problem, except it quickly becomes clear that he has more interest in "...
by dman
Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:42 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bird sighting on the Playa, anyone else see a bird
Replies: 85
Views: 17429

Didn't see any birds this year, but this little creature hung out on T for several hours:

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by dman
Sat Aug 28, 2004 4:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Who's Outta here??
Replies: 64
Views: 10188

Truck & trailer packed
Down to last bits (bring blankets!)
Rolling out at dawn
by dman
Sat Aug 21, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Meet n Greet ?
Replies: 98
Views: 14543

Thursday, 6 p.m., Venus & 4:00 Thanks for hosting, Doc! Went out this afternoon and stocked up on pretty much any beer they had that comes in cans. I'll set aside a few Guinnies, Boddies, Heinies & Coronas and bring 'em over iced down & ready to go. This is going to be so much fun; can't wait to me...

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