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by Colonel Monk
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 202
Views: 10311

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

*And BTW it is about time for the ticket system to disqualify buyers from the regular sale who have already been successful in the patron and presale. [mod hat off, yet again] This is one of my personal biggest pet peeves, and one of my rant drafts for the BRC Weekly as I fumbled for ideas was basi...
by Colonel Monk
Sun May 01, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Directly driving 36v golf cart with 12v genny
Replies: 35
Views: 3162

Re: Directly driving 36v golf cart with 12v genny

I have an EV I use on playa, and have had pretty good luck with it. Haven't had any major issues due to dust, though I'd def recommend that you would disassemble that motor and clean the dust out of it after each burn. One thing I don't believe was mentioned was how the gearing effects the load to y...
by Colonel Monk
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Mutant Car for 2016 cons and pros...
Replies: 44
Views: 4171

Re: Mutant Car for 2016 cons and pros...

dustydan: Yeah it's that time again, for MV application process! Seriously, the most difficult thing is folks not living up to their plan. You say you're going to do this, this and this, and then you fall short of it. That is where the risk of spending all that money and driving from far far away, a...
by Colonel Monk
Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How much will playa dust scratch clear vinyl (a zorb)?
Replies: 167
Views: 6189

Re: How much will playa dust scratch clear vinyl (a zorb)?

digital wrote:He sold it. Can we end the drama thread already?

You fuckers are worse than 20-something year-old West Hollywood gays.


I agree with that sentiment 100%

Fuck off, safety patrol, see you in the fiery dust
by Colonel Monk
Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How much will playa dust scratch clear vinyl (a zorb)?
Replies: 167
Views: 6189

Re: How much will playa dust scratch clear vinyl (a zorb)?

we're long past Page 2. Gloves off, fuckos. :mrgreen: Yes Mam! So why you FKO's Darwin Blocking this guy? You seriously think a giant beach ball is going to maime or kill someone? So fucking what if the beach ball plows into a camp. Oh fuck! You all switched to lag bolts so there is no more rebar t...
by Colonel Monk
Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:42 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: DJ Art Cars And Their Effect On Art
Replies: 271
Views: 17354

Re: DJ Art Cars And Their Effect On Art

I wasn't there in 2014, but like all of you I have witnessed this sort of behavior by other MVs before in BRC. I'm not an MV hater, I think they are the best thing since sliced bread, for the record... That they were plugging an album and subjecting BRC to that BS "I love to hear mahself talk, ...
by Colonel Monk
Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Is nobody talking about this?
Replies: 39
Views: 2859

Re: Is nobody talking about this?

Koffee, as others have pointed out, there is an 8+ page thread talking about this. The link has already been posted here. I am not one to drink the Borg koolaid on all things, nor do I think that any additional RULES should be made (there are already too many fuckin rules) to cope with this situatio...
by Colonel Monk
Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Recommendations -- pee bottle?
Replies: 65
Views: 9966

Re: Recommendations -- pee bottle?

Regarding the detergent bottles, yeah they are heavy duty but clear lets you know if you're going to have to pinch it off due to lack of space...... Regarding the "walk of shame" some have mentioned, hell with it!! Own it and hold your head up high, and dump your pee. If someone makes fun ...
by Colonel Monk
Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Recommendations -- pee bottle?
Replies: 65
Views: 9966

Re: Recommendations -- pee bottle?

This tip should be obvious to even the most casual observer..... You'll want a SCREW CAP for sure. I knew better, but last year at my regional event, I bought some gallons of water and all they had were the "push - type" caps. No big deal, I'll just be careful, right!? Well, while I was on...
by Colonel Monk
Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man just got more expensive
Replies: 68
Views: 3243

Re: Burning Man just got more expensive

aserendipity wrote:I thought you were one of those

xoA.


??
by Colonel Monk
Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man just got more expensive
Replies: 68
Views: 3243

Re: Burning Man just got more expensive

They need to build Yucca Mountain. Get it escavated and everything, right up to the point where its just a bunch of big, sturdy caverns with dirt floors. Then we strike the death-blow via the environmental lobby and bring it to a screeching halt. The project gets mothballed and sits there while the...
by Colonel Monk
Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: I don't like the changes to the board....
Replies: 17
Views: 1413

Re: I don't like the changes to the board....

Move along, people.... nothing to see here... I said my peace, there's not much else to say. I liked it when there was an MV forum. Some didn't like it, so there isn't one now. There used to be a couple handfuls of threads each year, though last year was only 20.... So I guess it's true, though I li...
by Colonel Monk
Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:27 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: I don't like the changes to the board....
Replies: 17
Views: 1413

Re: I don't like the changes to the board....

Hey Colonel, did you know there is a burningman.org email list for MV's? Not sure how active. And sure there are more social media forums devoted to art cars, mutating, film effect cars, even BM MVs. Social media is always shifting! Sure things will go crazy because of the recent big commercial mov...
by Colonel Monk
Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: I don't like the changes to the board....
Replies: 17
Views: 1413

Re: I don't like the changes to the board....

Well, yeah but not completely. There's been some 40-50 or so threads per year that I read with enthusiasm. Now they are all mixed in.

This is the reason that the newspaper has sections. If it was all one jumble of content, many people wouldn't bother reading it.

But I've been called crazy before.
by Colonel Monk
Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: I don't like the changes to the board....
Replies: 17
Views: 1413

I don't like the changes to the board....

I just wanted to say, that I don't like the changes that were made getting rid of the Mutant vehicle forum and combining it and others. I love all art at Burning Man, and I appreciate theme camps though talking about them doesn't float my boat. I love mutant vehicles and for the little time I have t...
by Colonel Monk
Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: 2015 Share Resources
Topic: Bicycle needs ride to BRC from Illinois
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Bicycle needs ride to BRC from Illinois

Howdy fellow burners I brought my trusty 60's schwinn playa cruiser bike with me when I moved back from the west coast last year....... I'm planning to do some repairs on it this summer, and I need to find it a ride back to BRC. Anyone that has space for it, please let me know. I'm willing to kick a...
by Colonel Monk
Sat May 23, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Extending Electric Mutant Range Using On-Board Generator?
Replies: 18
Views: 1910

Re: Extending Electric Mutant Range Using On-Board Generator

Not sure I agree with some of the info here.... which is OK. Since you're driving at 5 mph max you're not going to get anything out of going to 8 volt batteries. Those would give you a higher speed, as higher volts = higher RPM of motor, but the batteries themselves probably don't have extra capacit...
by Colonel Monk
Wed May 06, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Lasers in the eye - Serious injury, Please Read
Replies: 77
Views: 10387

Re: Lasers in the eye - Serious injury, Please Read

If I ever see someone doing that on playa they'll get a taste of their own medicine. Don't be a hater. (I hope you're kidding.) Aggressive violence isn't the best remedy. The best remedy would have been using one's brain, but that is no longer an option. Those of us that used lasers safely are no l...
by Colonel Monk
Tue May 05, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Pottie Central
Replies: 41
Views: 2791

Re: Pottie Central

I was glad to hear that you guys weren't on actual POOP patrol. But, in 2013, driving the death hearse b/t 10 and 2 in the open playa, our headlights strafed not one but TWO playa poopers in the same week. Seriously, that is so disgusting people!! You know who you are. Of course, as soon as they wer...
by Colonel Monk
Mon May 04, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Lasers in the eye - Serious injury, Please Read
Replies: 77
Views: 10387

Re: Lasers in the eye - Serious injury, Please Read

sharpstick wrote:lasers will still be allowed on art cars and stationary camps, but they must be inspected and registered.


Seems perhaps.... my understanding is that DMV is still trying to figure out HOW they will be allowed.
by Colonel Monk
Mon May 04, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Lasers in the eye - Serious injury, Please Read
Replies: 77
Views: 10387

Re: Lasers in the eye - Serious injury, Please Read

^^^^ yeah, this. Some fucktard thought it would be funny to shine his laser in the ranger's eyes, and now this volunteer that helps make this event happen is BLIND. Does any one of us have any idea how serious that is? Well it's true, serious injury or death can occur at burning man. Both have happe...
by Colonel Monk
Mon May 04, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Good sound buffer for generators?
Replies: 63
Views: 5317

Re: Good sound buffer for generators?

Just a quick comment on Bbadger's design First off, I like it! Great idea. Only comment, is vent placement. You're planning on it sucking cooling air via the chimney effect, but I think to get the air to flow downward to the center you'd need more "chimney" - basically a taller enclosure. ...
by Colonel Monk
Mon May 04, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Good sound buffer for generators?
Replies: 63
Views: 5317

Re: Good sound buffer for generators?

All that said, the generator was once used off-playa for a decent chunk of the year, now it just sits in storage for 11 months of the year. I start it up every now and then to make sure the fuel doesn't turn to crud inside the engine and lines, but otherwise it just sits around. Maybe it needs a re...
by Colonel Monk
Mon May 04, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Well, It Started Right Up...
Replies: 40
Views: 2988

Re: Well, It Started Right Up...

That seems to be the way it is now. Heck, even if you were "in line" trying to buy tickets on opening day, the odds were stacked against getting a ticket. But as is always the case there are tickets out there. I live across the country from Burning Man now, and it's tougher to come up with...
by Colonel Monk
Fri May 01, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Shipping camp infrastructure to the playa
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Shipping camp infrastructure to the playa

Ship to reliable people(vested camp mates) who have storage and loading help and the ability to rent and drive a big box truck. It's better to pay a little extra box truck rental and fuel than gambling on something iffy. Leave 20% of truck capacity open for packing errors and taking MOOP/trash out....
by Colonel Monk
Fri May 01, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Well, It Started Right Up...
Replies: 40
Views: 2988

Re: Well, It Started Right Up...

Le Chat, don't give up hope on tickets.

I know it's a total hassle to plan with no ticket but I posted in the tickets wanted here on eplaya and secured a ticket in short order.

We need more folks like you guys out there, I really hope that you can make it with the contraption!

CM
by Colonel Monk
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Well, It Started Right Up...
Replies: 40
Views: 2988

Re: Well, It Started Right Up...

Yeah that's awesome!!!

I've always read your threads with enthusiasm, and the last year you were there I finally saw it in person and introduced myself.

I might be working for DMV this year doing inspections, hope to see it for sure.

CM
by Colonel Monk
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: TriMule MKIII Mutant Vehicle Build
Replies: 57
Views: 1859

Re: TriMule MKIII Mutant Vehicle Build

Digging the TriMule, that's awesome.

What are those hydrostatic drives from? Do you have more pics of the "driveline"?

Love it.
by Colonel Monk
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Burner Friendly RV parks in Reno?
Replies: 19
Views: 1239

Re: Burner Friendly RV parks in Reno?

I used to stay at the KOA in Boomtown, by Cabela's on 80 on the way in and out. It's cheap enough and has always had availability when I came thru.
by Colonel Monk
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The VP mess
Replies: 58
Views: 4494

Re: The VP mess

You're right, that's fuzzy logic (even if you have a pair of purchased but unused tickets from last year). Most of the 'smoke' I saw surrounding vehicle passes last year was connected to people's fears that they wouldn't get them. The fears turned out to be unfounded, there were enough for everyone...

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