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by j_cavera
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: Theme suggestions go here...
Replies: 113
Views: 10757

Re: 2017 Art Theme Suggestions

Damn... here I had started another thread. Oh well:

Time Travel: Next year was better last year.
Oligarchy: Plug-and-play camps only.
The Drowning World: Just like 2002, but with global warming.
Fear and Fear: Just like 2006, but... yeah, you know why.
by j_cavera
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: Theme suggestions go here...
Replies: 113
Views: 10757

Theme suggestions go here...

Time Travel: Next year was better last year.
Oligarchy: Plug-and-play camps only.
The Drowning World: Just like 2002, but with global warming.
Fear and Fear: Just like 2006, but... let's be rational here.

Your suggestions below.
by j_cavera
Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?
Replies: 60
Views: 10071

Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Sorry for reviving a long dead thread but... well, I just saw it. SO, YES, there was. In 2008 at some unknown spot around 11:00 and fuck-all. It was jointly presided by a Jesuit priest and a Tibetan Buddhist monk. Probably the most beautiful mass I've ever been to. There were maybe two dozen of us w...
by j_cavera
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: Installation - Inflection Points
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: Installation - Inflection Points

Three stories thus far. Four days before I leave for the playa and I'd love to have some more stories. Just a few more please.
by j_cavera
Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: Installation - Inflection Points
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: Installation - Inflection Points

One story so far. One is good -- thank you for that. More is better. Anyone?
by j_cavera
Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: 2011 Theme Camps
Topic: Feed The Artists !!
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: Feed The Artists !!

Thanks for the invite -- my little crew from Inflection Points is eagerly awaiting Sunday's BBQ!

- Jim
by j_cavera
Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: Installation - Inflection Points
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Installation - Inflection Points

Our 2011 work is all about point of inflection: those singular moments in your life when everything changes; the brief periods of rest in between life stages. From the project description: In form, this installation appears as a corner of an old room that has been torn away, with a chair facing the ...
by j_cavera
Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Burning in the conclave for the first time! Manchester, UK
Replies: 7
Views: 714

"Sounds like 'e's from the north!"

"Lots of planets have a 'north'..."

That is all.

- Jim
by j_cavera
Thu May 27, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: hair on the playa
Replies: 47
Views: 19691

Specify please: are we talking about on-the-head hair? (yeah, this is probably the only board where you can't immediately assume) If yes, then shave it. If no... well, probably shave it too.

- Jim
by j_cavera
Fri May 21, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Out of my element.... normal feelings?
Replies: 60
Views: 6325

My advice: don't think like an adult. Think more like kindergarden. If you see somthing cool that you want to be a part of, just go up and boldly say, "Hi! My name is <name>! Can I play too?" If they say "no", well, you didn't really want to anyway! So there! :P And Cricket's story reminded me of a ...
by j_cavera
Tue May 18, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: GOOGLE HAS A COPY OF YOUR COMPUTER'S CONTENTS ARCHIVED...
Replies: 45
Views: 2589

Now you got me thinking... I'm going to start searching for some really strange stuff just to see what ads I get back.

clothing for transvestite mongooses (mongeese?)
how to deflate a bananna
spring-loaded bookshelves

On second thought, I'd probably get the FBI after me.

- Jim
by j_cavera
Wed May 12, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: POLL
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Cake or death?
by j_cavera
Tue May 04, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: First time artist seeks advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1478

Attempt to get help but don't count on getting any. Ditto for money. Make sure that your first project is something that you can do completely by yourself and then be pleasantly surprised if you find other resources. And DO NOT underestimate transportation. That can end up being the biggest single h...
by j_cavera
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: What's a Watt? What's a Volt? A Non-Technical explanation!
Replies: 15
Views: 1750

Watts!? Doesn't everyone measure power in electron-volts per shake?

- Jim
by j_cavera
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Falling in love at burning man...
Replies: 114
Views: 24232

As a seasoned grizzeled old veteran, let me say don't mistake falling in love with falling in lust. There's plenty of the latter going around.
You say that like it's a bad thing...
by j_cavera
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:58 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cool stuff I've learned from ePlaya
Replies: 49
Views: 8026

Some answers to your questions: 1). Say you drink a gallon a day (yes, it could be more, just humor me). How much of this should ideally include electrolyte replacement? I did fine with one small (12 oz) PowerAde per day and some salted almonds. On the salty foods front, sardines and anchovies taste...
by j_cavera
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:19 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Birgins looking for fellow sex positive campers
Replies: 66
Views: 13619

We are Strange and Charm, the Quarks, and we camp in Hushville. Then we are free to wander anywhere in BRC, and experience what the wind brings us too. As others have said here.. don't plan it, experience it.
So when you're together, you're a Ds-meson?

Sorry. Physics humor.

- Jim
by j_cavera
Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Burch Family Needs Your Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Set up a paypal account and then let us know what it is. Makes it easier.

- Jim
by j_cavera
Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Republic of Bacon
Replies: 2
Views: 466

by j_cavera
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Um, GIANT FREAKING SPIDERS?!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 6136

Great site! Wonderful advice on all subjects, at least until I came down to this part: drink and additional amount of water equal to 4 times the volume of alcohol you drink. So the obvious question: How the HELL am I supposed to even carry 12 f'n gallons of water per day, let alone drink it all!? Oh...
by j_cavera
Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:30 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: That's a hippy and that's a raver and that's a........
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

Which Earthdance were you at? I was at the one at Arcosanti in Arizona: same thing happened. Us burners exchanged a lot of knowing smiles. Somehow, you can just tell.

- Jim
by j_cavera
Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Gifting our own music CD's
Replies: 21
Views: 4997

Friend of mine did similar with the thumb drives. Picked up a hundred or so of the 128M size on e-bay for next to nothing. Put a few tracks and some random pictures on each one. The nice thing about them is that they can be given away as necklaces. Useful gifts to those who aren't wearing things wit...
by j_cavera
Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: ok so..some maybe obvious questions..
Replies: 24
Views: 3242

Do NOT confuse the baby wipes with the Clorox wipes. Just sayin'. (ow)

- Jim
by j_cavera
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Costumes
Replies: 50
Views: 6420

Bare minimum night illumination: Lighted dog collar from the pet store. The kind that is lit all the way around and can blink. Just $10 and has lasted me 3 burns so far, with the same set of watch batteries. Just make sure that you get one that is too big for your neck. Though a tighter one may seem...
by j_cavera
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Socrates Cafe
Replies: 31
Views: 5589

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
"Dude! That's us!"
"Yeah!"
by j_cavera
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Socrates Cafe
Replies: 31
Views: 5589

And thread Godwin'd in three posts? At least give it a fighting chance!

- JIm
by j_cavera
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Socrates Cafe
Replies: 31
Views: 5589

Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn more when we question and question with others. I think that Burning Man is a pe...
by j_cavera
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Socrates Cafe
Replies: 31
Views: 5589

Explain please, for those of us who haven't read it.

- Jim
by j_cavera
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Earth anchors....?
Replies: 31
Views: 4245

My camp has used them for the last x years to hold down a 100' parachute. Parachute fails long before they do. BUT, we had a homemade machine to do the insertion and removal. Said machine consists of a BMF electric motor attached to a hydraulic cylinder all mounted on a truck. My advice: get (build)...
by j_cavera
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Towards a More Accessible Burn
Replies: 174
Views: 42701

This is nerdy, but it would be cool to design an old fashioned manual elevator that can be quickly assembled in a fail safe and stupid proof way, and uses scaffolding as the supporting framework. Maybe interlocking tubes that guide a platform, a counterbalance that you fill with water, and a pull r...

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