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by Anthony Bondi
Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: SWINGSET @ BURNING MAN
Replies: 14
Views: 3866

That picture gives you your bare bones, now ready for playa-fication. Also keep in mind that (if you were to go with a couch) three people politely swinging in it may be followed by five people acting like fools in it. Don't pick up an off-the-shelf unit without planning to strengthen it in many way...
by Anthony Bondi
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: SWINGSET @ BURNING MAN
Replies: 14
Views: 3866

There are lots of untapped possibilities for modifying swing sets. You will want to stake the structure legs maybe four feet deep into the playa.
by Anthony Bondi
Tue May 05, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Naked poeple on he increase calls for creative thinking...
Replies: 49
Views: 15673

A careful search of the records shows that not once in BRC's history has an undercover LEO bothered a naked man or woman who was carrying a 90 pound pneumatic hammer. Next problem?
by Anthony Bondi
Mon May 04, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Naked poeple on he increase calls for creative thinking...
Replies: 49
Views: 15673

pneumatic jigglators

(Post snort): That's what's been missing from the Greeters' stations. "Welcome to BRC. Hold this upright for the next three minutes."
by Anthony Bondi
Mon May 04, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Naked poeple on he increase calls for creative thinking...
Replies: 49
Views: 15673

Jigglator

I'd like to thank the originator of this thread for helping me crystalize a notion for a new playa project. Look for "The Jigglator" on the esplanade next to Illumination Village. It will involve a lot of springs; because, since we can't stop our jiggling, we might as well have fun it. The jiggle-ph...
by Anthony Bondi
Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Naked poeple on he increase calls for creative thinking...
Replies: 49
Views: 15673

"giggity"

The thing about "giggity" is that it's what we are. Try considering that "no giggity" can only be the result of someone wearing a popular B/D harness playing on an erotic fetish for an unmoving body.
by Anthony Bondi
Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Alright, who's art project included goat slaughter?
Replies: 14
Views: 3850

Post-slaughter

In the middle to late Nineties, the Aesthetic Meat Foundation was part of the inimitable flavor of BRC. Their rituals sometimes involved a sort of food fight involving gallons of pig blood. Their camp is probably best remembered for the rotting pig heads typically staked around its perimeter. I am a...
by Anthony Bondi
Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: How will you culture jam the corporate sponsored pavillion?
Replies: 52
Views: 10559

Not-so-green

An alternative of sorts to the green pavilion will be presented next to Illumination Village. "Kill the Earth" will be the theme of the installation. But wait; isn't this note also shameless self-promotion? Now maybe I'll have a hundred-kazoo orchestra jamming "Kill the Earth"! "Farmer Brown, are yo...
by Anthony Bondi
Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: How will you culture jam the corporate sponsored pavillion?
Replies: 52
Views: 10559

usual suspects

The usual visible thousands of large corporate logos will be present; U Hual, etc. The usual number of corporation sponsored theme camps will be present, typically (I'll guess) 100 or so. Also as usual, you won't see corporate logos announcing this to be so. Nor will you see corporate logos in the a...
by Anthony Bondi
Thu May 17, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Parades or Processions at the Burn
Replies: 11
Views: 3525

My favorite parade

Most of the people on the playa were kind of mosying around in their playa finery after the fashion show, thinking about burning the Man pretty soon. A well known rainbow shaman started making a bit of a racket, saying, "Hey, Why don't we all parade from here to the Man. It'll be sort of like a ritu...
by Anthony Bondi
Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Please tell me where these camps have gone!
Replies: 18
Views: 13906

Combo Camps

Perhaps a revived Pinky's would work better if allied with a return of the Aesthetic Meat Foundation. Call it Pink Pork.
by Anthony Bondi
Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy
Replies: 7
Views: 2566

How sweet it is

While I look forward to reading the book from which the forward is excerpted, it is a very good thing to be able to consider its subject not as an abstraction but as an active part of my personal experience in BRC.
by Anthony Bondi
Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: John Law Sues His Former Burning Man Partners
Replies: 118
Views: 42498

Thumb twiddling

I had lots of stuff to attend to this morning, but following this thread turned out to be more fun. Yes, deep in the suit, 'evil" is alleged on the part of the bad guys and, even worse, I suppose, "despicable conduct", and, yes, mention is made of "treble damages". That's what caught me, I suppose, ...
by Anthony Bondi
Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:48 am
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: deep playa light art
Replies: 11
Views: 5018

playa light

This piece was also one of my favorites in a year that was in my judgement the best ever for large scale art installations.
by Anthony Bondi
Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5444
Views: 896070

Post-survival-guide tip

You've read your survival guide and your vehicle is almost stacked to the gills. Right up there where those gills are is where to stash your firewood. Your heart and body and soul will certainly be welcomed to BRC but a truly fine way to introduce yourself to BRC is to offer firewood to the pyre of ...
by Anthony Bondi
Sun May 08, 2005 8:50 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Temple Burn Protocol
Replies: 144
Views: 40864

dilution

In the fifth century BC, Euripedes expressed some opinions on this subject, in "The Bachae". That's a play I'd like to see presented to BRC newcomers, just to set a context for the conversations ahead for them.
by Anthony Bondi
Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Nudity on the Playa
Replies: 155
Views: 42084

Artful nudity

Ann Hollander, in "Sex and Suits", gives a good overview of the challenge. Now and then, nudity can be fashionable dress, but when nudity is presented as a stance in permanent opposition to fashionable dress, it becomes a quick-passing fad. The male suit is now the global standard for sober male dre...
by Anthony Bondi
Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Nudity on the Playa
Replies: 155
Views: 42084

Pantzooka gift

No matter the humor involved, Pantzooka is confronting an aesthetic challenge by running away from it and encouraging others to do the same. Instead, give a try at showing there can be original style shown in a minimal upper body costume.
by Anthony Bondi
Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: the role and definition of artist at Burning Man
Replies: 7
Views: 2758

Where's your art?

A primary guiding principle of BRC has been just what you suggested; that any description of skill at making art that excludes the majority of the population, is bunk. You don't need a license to make art in BRC. Training may help you sing better, but there is no person incapable of singing a song, ...
by Anthony Bondi
Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:04 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Blue Man Group
Replies: 21
Views: 5834

Blue people

A contingent of performers from Blue Man has camped on the playa for a good number of years. In BRC, they do not do Blue. Wearing, as they do, approximately silly costumes 50 weeks of the year, this crew has perhaps the best excuse of any group on the playa for not wearing costumes in BRC.
by Anthony Bondi
Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Infra-sound / Sub-sonic generator at BRC?
Replies: 25
Views: 5809

Pied piper's song

"Hey, club kids! Do you really like D and B? We've got the superest duperest bass system you've ever heard in our camp. We'll be playing a thirty minute set at 2am. Bring your friends!"
by Anthony Bondi
Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Infra-sound / Sub-sonic generator at BRC?
Replies: 25
Views: 5809

toys

Last year, Mark Pauline of Survival Research Laboratories delivered a lecture to a UNLV art class. During the Q and A, a person in the audience expressed an interest in this subject. Mark said SRL had done a bit of experimentation with such a device and had concluded it was too dangerous for use by ...
by Anthony Bondi
Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: WHO IS DOWN WITH THE SOUND?
Replies: 15
Views: 3369

Infra Sound Generator

I do not think you want to convince yourself that you cannot kill people with such a device. At the least, you would not want to subject people to the field you would generate without offering them fair warning.
by Anthony Bondi
Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:21 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Larry Harvey takes the bet . . . can you believe it?
Replies: 128
Views: 33875

Poly Sci 101

First, you make contributions to both BORGs. This is to buy access to private offices for "discussions". Carry to these discussions a satchel full of cash and a "consultant" agreement to be arranged with the chosen relative of the official with whom you are speaking. Keep in mind that your goal in t...
by Anthony Bondi
Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:24 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: funding + event history?
Replies: 10
Views: 3652

Taking the bait

I'll stand correction but those mountains look suspiciously close to the spires for a photo from the years when BRC was staged on the main playa.
by Anthony Bondi
Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Larry Harvey takes the bet . . . can you believe it?
Replies: 128
Views: 33875

giving and getting

Stuart; You've offered a succinct description of this past November's election issues. It follows, the answer to your question is: What would Halliburton do?
by Anthony Bondi
Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:17 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: funding + event history?
Replies: 10
Views: 3652

see for yourself:

Humble efforts to record the flavor of Bman '94, and forward for awhile are online at <http://lvtv.com/thirdivan> The tricky editting suite for the early vids was a stacked couple of VHS players, with a spoken "1001" count to precisely time the cuts. From humble beginnings...
by Anthony Bondi
Mon Nov 22, 2004 12:30 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: We Have a Dream Petition
Replies: 168
Views: 45602

States of Nevada

I have noted in other posts that it might be useful for interested people to consider BRC as being located in what is a de facto two-state region; the state of Nevada and the state of Las Vegas (Clark County). Vegas voted for Kerry; Nevada voted overwhelmiingly for Bush. These are the voters whose (...
by Anthony Bondi
Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:16 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Nudity on the Playa
Replies: 155
Views: 42084

upper/lower body

Walk around naked all day and your shoulders, back, and chest are a lot more likely to burn than the rest of you. That's where most of your body surface is, on top. Probably, you're carrying a pack that's going to chafe a bare back. At the same time, if you've spent a couple days (or months or years...
by Anthony Bondi
Fri Nov 19, 2004 11:49 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Help the clueless newbies
Replies: 39
Views: 8754

Black Rock Forest

Bring firewood. Do you have some empty nooks and crannies in your travel suite? Fill 'em up with firewood. Somewhere on the playa, you'll find a place to use it. Look at the people you're bringing with you and ask yourself if they're going to be more fun than (your) burning 150 pounds of firewood. W...

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