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by ourania
Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Root society? Opulent Temple? Thunder Dome?
Replies: 358
Views: 92846

Anyone else notice that Opulent Temple isn't on the list of registered theme camps this year? There is, however, an Opulent Deth Camp, but it sounds like a Bloody Mary Bar. Anyone in the know around here?
by ourania
Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: This one DISPLEASES me....
Replies: 69
Views: 12132

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Awesome. Looking forward to seeing you flying your designer freak flag.
by ourania
Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: This one DISPLEASES me....
Replies: 69
Views: 12132

i dont know, those are kinda "Neo"-Butch. i'm the real deal. notice the nice patina of playa dust has built up over these many years. it's not that faux playa bullshit you see in some of the trendier boutiques in Half Moon Bay. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2500/3685388818_e9afae92d0.jpg Ok Simon,...
by ourania
Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Root society? Opulent Temple? Thunder Dome?
Replies: 358
Views: 92846

Ooooh, another Ray Kurzweil fan?! Personally, I can't wait for the foglets and bring on the nanotechnology! Given that this is the guy who predicted almost every high tech development of the last thirty years, I'm having a harder time than usual dismissing the vision he's forecasting. One of the rea...
by ourania
Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa dogs?
Replies: 81
Views: 9982

Abednego? Beelzebub? Jehoshaphat?
by ourania
Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Root society? Opulent Temple? Thunder Dome?
Replies: 358
Views: 92846

Ok, ok, I bow to AntiM's clear seniority on this one.
Screw the clubs; doesn't anyone remember school dances with Scritti Politti?! Sorry, it's still making me smile with nostalgia.
by ourania
Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa dogs?
Replies: 81
Views: 9982

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Rumpelstiltskin?
by ourania
Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Root society? Opulent Temple? Thunder Dome?
Replies: 358
Views: 92846

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
You're showing your age Simon. I haven't heard anyone mention Scritti Politti in twenty years. Maybe we could resurrect Joy Division too?
by ourania
Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Root society? Opulent Temple? Thunder Dome?
Replies: 358
Views: 92846

Such a tease.... :wink:
by ourania
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Critical Dicks and world naked bike ride
Replies: 9
Views: 3570

Eeeeeeeewwww!!! The visual there was REALLY bad. Please folks, take the advice: smegma is the enemy of any man looking to get laid on the playa....actually anywhere.
by ourania
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Root society? Opulent Temple? Thunder Dome?
Replies: 358
Views: 92846

Is Bassnectar going to make it out this year? I know you've got jelo on board and I'm actually planning on shakin my ass to his tunes this coming Pride weekend here in town.
by ourania
Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa dogs?
Replies: 81
Views: 9982

Does that mean Tim's will start putting meth in the coffee now that they're owned by Wendy's? :lol: :lol: We've got you all fooled. Don't tell anybody, but any day now, we're gonna storm the border with our poutine and socialized medicine in tow and politely ask to be admitted. We've been planning t...
by ourania
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa dogs?
Replies: 81
Views: 9982

Triscuits with melted cheese: that way you can burn and flay your mouth at the same time. Sweet.
By the way, I haven't been doe-eyed for a while now.....sloe-eyed maybe, but definitely not doe-eyed.
by ourania
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa dogs?
Replies: 81
Views: 9982

I just don't believe it Simon, there's got to be more to you than piss and vinegar, if for no other reason than structural support. You've got to have to some solid components man: thistles perhaps? Cacti? Volcanic glass? Clearly something prickly and sharp to complement the acrid tang of the piss a...
by ourania
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: anyone think this would work?
Replies: 57
Views: 13570

I actually haven't figured out a solution for the top spreaders as yet. They are a bit fussy to set up and create some strange angles inside. I'm actually not convinced they're totally necessary for support. I haven't been able to take the damn thing out to measure the centre pole as yet, but I'm pl...
by ourania
Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Now I lay me down to sleep
Replies: 33
Views: 3533

:lol: :lol: :lol: You'll have to post if that line ever actually works. Honestly, the best line I ever had a guy use on me was also the most straightforward. It didn't hurt that the delivery came with a great UK accent: "Fancy a shag?" Didn't work, as he went back to his flat alone, but I did have t...
by ourania
Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Now I lay me down to sleep
Replies: 33
Views: 3533

Actually no, we're using the Coleman one. We've never had any problems with it losing air, but it is still relatively new.
by ourania
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Root society? Opulent Temple? Thunder Dome?
Replies: 358
Views: 92846

Do you notice how long it's taken anyone to post on this thread? I mean really, what do you say to that? I mean on the one hand, it seems like it should be kinda sexy but on the other hand, it's just way too clinical. Kinda like the gynecologist's office. Something about the neat rows and all white ...
by ourania
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Solar Power on the Playa
Replies: 60
Views: 22036

Great to hear what you're planning. I'm planning on a very small solar set up (2 small panels) to recharge our battery. The panels only generate 30 watts, but we only need power for LED lights for the shade structure and the laptop which we'll only have on long enough to upload photos from the camer...
by ourania
Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Now I lay me down to sleep
Replies: 33
Views: 3533

1 1/2 times the usual thickness. About 9". :lol:
by ourania
Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: anyone think this would work?
Replies: 57
Views: 13570

Excellent! It's just so catchy, ain't it?
by ourania
Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Now I lay me down to sleep
Replies: 33
Views: 3533

We'll be using a 1 1/2 thickness air mattress (self-inflating) with a double sleeping bag. We tested it out a couple of weeks ago and it got down to 5 degrees (Celsius, I have no idea what that is in Fahrenheit) over night and we were still warm. Of course, it helps when you've got another body to c...
by ourania
Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: anyone think this would work?
Replies: 57
Views: 13570

I'll take it out tonight and measure the length/diameter of the pole and let you know. It breaks down into 4 or 5 pieces that attach using the little pushy in button things that go into the little holes on the next piece. Is there a name for those little pushy in things? ANYWAY, I'll post the measur...
by ourania
Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: anyone think this would work?
Replies: 57
Views: 13570

I like the idea of reinforcing the centre pole that's already there. The key I've found when I've put it up is making sure it's perfectly vertical, which requires that each tie-down point be at the same tension as all the others or else it ends up lopsided. Once it's vertical (with the reinforcement...
by ourania
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: anyone think this would work?
Replies: 57
Views: 13570

Good point about the lines. I'm looking into buying some climbing rope to use for guy lines. I'm hoping it'll be strong enough to stand up to the winds. I know everyone talks about big plastic soda bottles to cover the rebar but what about tennis balls. I though they might kinda glow in the dark and...
by ourania
Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Root society? Opulent Temple? Thunder Dome?
Replies: 358
Views: 92846

I tell you what Simon, I'll bring you some Canadian suds on the playa. 'Cause I hate to say it but, they're better. What's with the chip thing though? I've heard that the crazy Big Brother biometric chip thing was an option but surely it's not mandatory. I'm going down with just my passport. I assum...
by ourania
Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: anyone think this would work?
Replies: 57
Views: 13570

I bought this exact shade structure specifically for Burning Man. This is my first year, so we'll see how it goes. I can tell you I had it out last weekend for a trial run while camping. We had a pretty good thunderstorm one night with fairly decent winds. Not, I'm sure, what you see on the playa, b...
by ourania
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Root society? Opulent Temple? Thunder Dome?
Replies: 358
Views: 92846

Actually, I'll get a trial run at it at the regional burn here near Toronto coming up in early August. There's a possibility it may be on my families land so I'll be able to go and get a taste before I'm actually on the playa. Does anyone from New York ever come up for regional Burns?
by ourania
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Root society? Opulent Temple? Thunder Dome?
Replies: 358
Views: 92846

Absotively. I second that. I actually had no intention of bringing anything feathered to the playa and I really am working on a headdress made of metal. The whole feather thing stemmed from your previous post about Native American dancing and Root Society annexing the Indian Matchmaking camp next do...
by ourania
Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: israel, judaism, jews and zionism
Replies: 985
Views: 88953

Ourania wrote; " . Isn't all of this part of the default reality many of us are trying to move away from? " jkisha wrote; " too much common sense and reasoned logic" If you'all think that moving away from the sad reality of the default world is logical,,,, you're lost. Recall the movie Fidler on th...

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