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by zabsinth
Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Other Elemental Ceremonies
Replies: 57
Views: 14017

Re: *

Ugly Dougly, I'm running AM47 by anyone who will bother to read it. I'm sick and I'm broke and of the handful of people who beleived in me, one has died suddenly and another had a breakdown. So I'm basically floating out here alone offering strangers a chance to get in on something that might just ...
by zabsinth
Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: ACLU Camp for 2009
Replies: 46
Views: 9443

Re: ACLU Camp for 2009

This is not due to a strong police presence, but rather relatively low illegal actvity among the participants. Now, thats just a lie. I read somewhere along the way, that there were 8 arrests this year. I am not sure if that number is correct, but I saw a huge amount of police activity along the Es...
by zabsinth
Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: an american animal on the hunt
Replies: 207
Views: 16671

I just want to chime in and let everyone know, as a U of O alumnus, that this twat is not representative of my school. If he were more literate, he'd probably make a pretty good Reedie, though...
by zabsinth
Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: It's beginning to look a lot like The Apocalypse...
Replies: 45
Views: 10114

Because of all the money I spent on my trip to the playa, I'm going to have to settle for an SKS instead of an AR-15 :(....

But at least I have plenty of eye protection!
by zabsinth
Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Paintballers for Peace
Replies: 24
Views: 2952

Sorry, we all use flamethrowers and 2x4's.
by zabsinth
Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Mutant vehicle - figuring horsepower required?
Replies: 96
Views: 16801

Re: Mutant vehicle - figuring horsepower required?

Could someone with more engineering brain than I help with a MV question? We have a working design for an MV and are trying to guess how large an engine it will need. Figure it will have 15" tires (spindles, hubs, etc from a boat trailer), would need to move about 2600 lbs (9 people @ ~175lbs each ...
by zabsinth
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Club Exclusivo
Replies: 15
Views: 3448

I have to admit the staff was quite rude - although some friends of mine were inside, the scamps at the door did not admit me. And I was dressed to the nines in a pinstripe suit and neatly-knotted necktie! Hopefully this organization or whatever it is will not be allowed back to the playa this year ...
by zabsinth
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Ghosts at Temple Burn?
Replies: 49
Views: 8330

Ugly Dougly wrote:Just because you refuse to acknowledge something doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
And just because you acknowledge something doesn't mean it exists....
by zabsinth
Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: has anyone used a playa dome from shelter systems?
Replies: 14
Views: 4848

I camped with a friend who had a 20 footer - they are quite easy to work with if you are stronger than a small child. Watch out for the wind, though - extra pipes (be sure to match interior diameter, exterior diameter, and length) are a must, as is twine for other repairs. Ease of setup is pretty am...
by zabsinth
Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Entheon Village?
Replies: 1
Views: 2791

by zabsinth
Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Was anyone harassed at the "checkers gate" ?
Replies: 229
Views: 33632

DPW tried to confiscate my beer a number of times - I just told them that it was in my "friend's" van, down thataway... and that they were welcome to it...
by zabsinth
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: Burners for Obama
Replies: 11
Views: 7610

they're all the same yadda yadda yadda.


but who would you rather have running the BLM:

McCain,

or

Obama?



and if Obama's elected, I guarantee there will be at least a couple or five of burners who are appointed as (or who are close friends with) high-level Interior Dept. appointees.
by zabsinth
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Sounds of Burningman
Replies: 21
Views: 11323

Shouldn't that be "Drugs and Bass?"


I camped at 2:35 or so and Fairlane, relatively close to the rave brigade, and even though I could hear plenty, it was easy enough to deal with...

Real problem was inadequate shade for daysleeping....
by zabsinth
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Booking flights for 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1477

Miss Phloss wrote:Is there a reason it might be?
Awesome! Thanks Heaps... I'll look into our getting our tickets now!
It would be very tough to close it down even if someone tried, and there would be a very big party happening regardless. Just buy the tix.
by zabsinth
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: The Tower
Replies: 11
Views: 7031

I was really hoping for a 9/11 style implosion w/ fireworks and fireballs, big enough to make Crude Awakening look like a 15-year-old pyromaniac's butane experiments...

But the view was magnificent.
by zabsinth
Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: So how was your time on the playa this year?
Replies: 38
Views: 7618

gyre wrote:
ZaphodBurner wrote:My wife ACTUALLY HEARD somebody say "Where's the food court"
The burn is held way too close to california.
As long as they keep it out of Oregon, I'll be happy... We don't need those people 'discovering' any other parts of my state...
by zabsinth
Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Billionaire Camps
Replies: 148
Views: 54074

I spent a good drunken hour attempting to spirit a beautiful russian girl in her early twenties (who didn't speak any english) away from the trollish 50-something man who brought her to the playa...

I had no ulterior motives, of course.
by zabsinth
Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: What was the craziest/funniest thing you saw this year?
Replies: 139
Views: 32439

22 year old dude from minnesota named "poopsie" who snuck into my camp in the back of his friend's truck and bummed cigs from me all week having a very bad salvia trip while the rest of us were packing up... we took good care of him, but I have to say that I chuckled a bit every time he said 'wait, ...
by zabsinth
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: gifting alcohol
Replies: 12
Views: 3074

this is one of the best gifts you could give!
by zabsinth
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Anyone know where chan camp is?
Replies: 5
Views: 2126

tits or GTFO
by zabsinth
Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Democratic Convention Coverage Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 2440

Re: Democratic Convention Coverage Anyone?

Has anyone heard of a camp that will have internet or TV access to the Democratic Convention in Denver? As a flaming liberal, I need to watch it! I searched the directory, but couldn't find anything... Thanks, Jason There are going to be 1000's of satellite radios and tv's out there, so I'm sure yo...
by zabsinth
Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: Attention art-car guys!
Replies: 16
Views: 17386

Badger wrote:Aside from your cut-and-paste shtick, are you capable of answering a fucking question anywhere near to being concise?
Is it a coincidence that there is only one borg dept. that uses the same abbreviation as its real-life counterpart?
by zabsinth
Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Absinthe...
Replies: 43
Views: 5423

bottled and ready for the playa. interesting batch - when i went to the secure location (alright, my mom's house... but she has a triple beam!) to begin the maceration, I forgot to bring my star anise... although I could have added it later, I said 'fuck it,' let's see what happens without it. in sh...
by zabsinth
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Purify My Alcohol?
Replies: 20
Views: 3552

i've done one side-by-side taste test - $8 vodka run through a britta filter once.


there's a clear and obvious difference.

but if you're planning to mix drinks, just get some everclear and distilled water.

or better yet, everclear and ???
by zabsinth
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Make my hair look cool
Replies: 9
Views: 2266

Re: Make my hair look cool

Is there somewhere at BRC where I can turn this mop on my head into bleeding edge postapocalyptic style? Or does the moop factor make this totally impractical? I'm planning to carry a battery-powered beard trimmer around with me everywhere, and scissors are a part of any camp's toolkit. You will ha...
by zabsinth
Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Rejected Mutant Vehicles
Replies: 211
Views: 39456

Personally I think non-mutated vehicles should be allowed. I was trying to point out how grey the grey area gets. Rather than pick and choose which non-mutants get a license it would be better to allow all art in some capacity so folks don't think they're art is being discriminated against in some ...
by zabsinth
Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Insommnia....
Replies: 13
Views: 2091

Insommnia....

I'm usually snoring like a hibernating bear as soon as I hit the sheets, but I haven't had a full night of sleep in a week now because I'm SO FUCKING EXCITED!
by zabsinth
Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Rejected Mutant Vehicles
Replies: 211
Views: 39456

Chai Guy - I'd like to see them have one single rule wrt: art cars. No internal combustion engines. Both ideas represent what I'd like to see out there. Radical self reliance for art vehicles, and Chai's idea of no internal combustion engines. That does sound like a Chai Guy quote... he hates mutan...
by zabsinth
Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:22 am
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Camps with bars on or near Esplanade...
Replies: 15
Views: 4041

damn, i am going to need to get a bigger still for next year....

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