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by thinfilmguy
Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Anyone feel wierd at the 2001 burn?
Replies: 6
Views: 749

It's giving me goose-bumps just thinking about it. I sat in total solitude, oblivious to the thousands around me - very hypnotic and solem. Got to watch my favorite Uncle meet his maker and find everlasting peace without any more pain. Don't smoke. What an amazing end to a truly magical week on the ...
by thinfilmguy
Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Road trip from hell...
Replies: 38
Views: 3693

You are right on all accounts! A simple way to get some added cooling is with a mister over the radiator. It's anot a real fix, but if you are right on the edge and see a hill looming, the mist will buy 15 degrees or so and is pretty simple to install, just use distilled water to avoid covering your...
by thinfilmguy
Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Road trip from hell...
Replies: 38
Views: 3693

I agree 100% on the power thing, but it might be that there is enough power now, but limited by the gearing in which case top speed will still be low. CI and turbo don't necessarily gain higher RPM, I don't think. A bit more research is in order - adding a turbo and extra cooling is a pretty spendy ...
by thinfilmguy
Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Road trip from hell...
Replies: 38
Views: 3693

Kinetic V There are lots of busses with auto, mostly Alloson 4-speeds. They are great transmissions, rugged, and easy to drive, but your milage will drop to about 7-8 mpg. Thats the price you pay for comfort. Chesk out the "bus nuts" forum, it's a really great bunch of very knowledgable bus folk and...
by thinfilmguy
Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Road trip from hell...
Replies: 38
Views: 3693

Sounds like a real pain. I have a bus too - bought it 6 months ago and have put about a 1000 hrs & $10K into it to make it cool. Its called the Jungle bus - did the interior in jungle/safari with lots of zebra, leopard, etc . I had a great trip. My drive was only 4 hours to BRC, but I can see how a ...
by thinfilmguy
Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: EMPIRE STORE NEEDS HELP!!!
Replies: 94
Views: 20995

Lonestoner & Amy - That is so fantastic that it all came together! A lot of people and a lot of work - sorry I missed it. If you guys are still in need of help, I can come up next week- this week has been crazy. The good news is I get to meet some local burners for dinner and B/M movies tonight. Jim
by thinfilmguy
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: EMPIRE STORE NEEDS HELP!!!
Replies: 94
Views: 20995

Hey crypto - nice flick! Havent heard that for a few years! local - odd that you just joined today and jumped in with a critism like that...not terribly friendly Amy, hang in there and don't be put off - there are some really nice burners, in fact the vast majority are cooperative and helpfull - tha...
by thinfilmguy
Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: EMPIRE STORE NEEDS HELP!!!
Replies: 94
Views: 20995

Amy! You're back! I was hoping we were not trying to help, and nobody wanted it! Great news - I just talked with Rayno - he is the head guy putting on the big reno decompession and very willing to help you guys by setting up something so you, and other burners, can raise money, look for equipment - ...
by thinfilmguy
Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: EMPIRE STORE NEEDS HELP!!!
Replies: 94
Views: 20995

Hapto, Great response. I'm kind of local - in Nv but about 3 hours south - and might be able to help. I have time and a big truck! If there is nobody closer, I might be able to take a drive up next week. I mentioned in an earlier post that there is a giant decompression in Reno this weekend - which ...
by thinfilmguy
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: 2009 Theme
Topic: Return ratio
Replies: 142
Views: 52243

sktELEMENT,
You're probably right - but we are old enought we don't have to like it! Actually there are some rap and alternative stuff I like, but I am put off by some of the lyric's of rap - some is just too nasty for me. No biggie, there's room for everyone and everything.

Jim
by thinfilmguy
Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: BRC Public Transit in 2009?
Replies: 147
Views: 26275

I think it would be a great idea to have a public transit - maybe something that went around on like e one way, and back on f with a regular schedule. I'm one of those people who ca't walk far, and it I neve got to the other side of the event. We were the camp that had the persian 2 story bus - the ...
by thinfilmguy
Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: EMPIRE STORE NEEDS HELP!!!
Replies: 94
Views: 20995

Ames - You still there? There are some pretty heated "discussions" here, so don't be afraid to jump back in! Anything you can add here without compromising the law suits that are out there? Lonestoner - I like your idea of having a Burning Man lawyer take a look - this is obviously a real sore subje...
by thinfilmguy
Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: EMPIRE STORE NEEDS HELP!!!
Replies: 94
Views: 20995

Ames, Glad to hear you are here in Reno. It will be a challange no doubt, but I guess the good news is there isn't a lot of competition, so if you keep the milk and beer cold, and the bread fresh, you have time to work out the bugs! Just an FYI, read some of the posts regarding the store - the peopl...
by thinfilmguy
Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: EMPIRE STORE NEEDS HELP!!!
Replies: 94
Views: 20995

Ames, I just saw the announcment on the news - bummer! You might send an email to the reno burner group - they are having a big de-compression event this weekend and you might be able to set up a table and maybe ask for donations?? I'm a newbe here and don't know all the rules, but the burner commun...
by thinfilmguy
Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Need a place to store an art car/bus in RENO
Replies: 6
Views: 2450

ibdave, Hey, if I can help and it doesn't cause me any grief, no big deal. I don't know these guys or what the bus looks like and need to decide if it is too much - really don't want an abandoned 40 bus in my yard! On the other hand, if it is a decent rig and the guys seem responsible, I might have ...
by thinfilmguy
Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme
Topic: Return ratio
Replies: 142
Views: 52243

Hi Gizmo,

Just curious, how big and how long (days) are the regional events? My regional IS BRC!

Would be great to see you back in BRC - we should start a camp - Old Men Behaving Badly, or some such thing so we can all get together!

Enjoy!
Jim
by thinfilmguy
Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: how dee doo to you
Replies: 7
Views: 1825

Hey Grapes - welcome! '08 was my first too. I spent lots of time at the Petting Zoo too - great little hang out. Our camp was just up the road at 2:30 and Dart so it was easy to find my way home- always a good thing! The dust was a kick - about 3 hours of hiding in the monday storm, we bundled up an...
by thinfilmguy
Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Need a place to store an art car/bus in RENO
Replies: 6
Views: 2450

White Rabbit,

Are you sure it's 10 feet wide - legal limit is 8.5' - I think. If it is a normal bus, I found a 40-42' motorhome cover on ebay for $130 and that would keep it looking civilized - and a bit cleaner.

Jim
by thinfilmguy
Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Need a place to store an art car/bus in RENO
Replies: 6
Views: 2450

Holy shit! My barn is 20x40 so it might be hard to "hide"! The neighbors will know for sure that I'm a burner... I was in the camp with the KazBus - the one that looks like a persian castle - london double-deck with a dance floor on top, lots of flags. They are a GREAT way to do burning man. Let me ...
by thinfilmguy
Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: 2009 Theme
Topic: This Theme Sucks!
Replies: 99
Views: 45072

I think it's great - take it in the broder sense - not just the theory of evo;ution!
Jim
by thinfilmguy
Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: 2009 Theme
Topic: Return ratio
Replies: 142
Views: 52243

Wow, this is cool. I'm 59 in a week. '08 was my first burn and I too am working on 09. I had a blast! It is the only place I can think of where you can be totally free - and after lots of years as a CEO type, it is so refreshing! I kind of had the impression that many of the benefactors of the event...
by thinfilmguy
Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Time to go back to BlackRock.
Replies: 25
Views: 5942

My wife lets me go, and she really seems to enjoy her time alone. Ours is a trust thing too - I'm a habitual flirt, love women, but don't cross the line. She doesn't either. The playa and the whole atmosphere is just not her, but I'm an old hippie and it fits me to a tee! I friggin love it. I met so...
by thinfilmguy
Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:49 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New Carson City Burner - HELLO ALL YOU BURNERS!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

thisisthatwhichis, Thats a hellofanametotype! I really want to go to the Reno decompression, but unfortunately I have a yacht club party to do. If I wasn't involved in running the thing, I would easily bolw it off and pick the burner event! I'm sure I would have a better time in reno. I understand a...
by thinfilmguy
Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:32 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Need a place to store an art car/bus in RENO
Replies: 6
Views: 2450

Hey White Rabbit,

What the scoop? Are you still looking for a place to store the car? I'm south in Gardnerville and have a couple of acres so might be able to help. What are you trying to store?

Jim
by thinfilmguy
Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New Carson City Burner - HELLO ALL YOU BURNERS!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Thanks. I know that many were concerned and some down right pissed, but after a few days, and the 1000's who visited it, I got the impression it was a hit and people loved it. I'm pretty sure it won't be back - Lucky is getting a bit burned out (no pun intended) and is going to go low key next year....
by thinfilmguy
Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Haven't even been there yet . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

You are going to love it! 08 was my first, and I have to say, you can read, study, and watch as many videos as you can find, but until you go - there is no way of fully appreciating what it's like! It is beyond your wildest imagination - so many wonderfull people having fun - non-stop - for 7 long d...
by thinfilmguy
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New Carson City Burner - HELLO ALL YOU BURNERS!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

New Carson City Burner - HELLO ALL YOU BURNERS!!!

Hi ALL! 08 was my first burn, and I loved it!! What a life changing experience - kind of a cross between Las Vegas, Mad Max, and Woodstock - but better than any of them. I'm a techie and was dumbfounded by the art and technology that was there. It puts Vegas to shame at night! The lasers, fire, art ...

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