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by anticdevices
Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Kids at BM...the ongoing battle
Replies: 96
Views: 26971

The other half used to feel that way, but now (most likely as a direct result of living in that utopian-philosophy) have kids of their own and so have to re-think their ideals... usually expecting society to shield and protect their little living, shitting indiscretions from all the lovely things t...
by anticdevices
Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Kids at BM...the ongoing battle
Replies: 96
Views: 26971

but I'd never bring my child to BM out of fear of the harmful effects of the alkaline dust. Period. Would you be kind enough to provide a citation showing that alkaline dust is more harmful to children than adults? See, we are seriously considering bringing our daughter out next year. Obviously, if...
by anticdevices
Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Kids at BM...the ongoing battle
Replies: 96
Views: 26971

I guess I don’t have as much faith in the community as I would like to. Me neither. People are scum, fit only to be turned into dog food, and then thrown away as unfit to feed to dogs, due to its toxicity. I have only ever had two experiences that would convince me otherwise: 1) Burning Man. We've ...
by anticdevices
Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Kids at BM...the ongoing battle
Replies: 96
Views: 26971

Responsible parenting

This year we did not bring our daughter to Burning Man. We are responsible parents. Burning Man is an environment filled with heat and cold and dust. It is unsuitable. Children and infants cannot survive under these conditions. Thousands of children are irreparably harmed at Burning Man every year; ...
by anticdevices
Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:07 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next years Theme
Replies: 113
Views: 22586

BTW, given the amount of booze fueled, tit-groping, assholiness exhibited by the yahoos this year, I'm thinking the theme ought to be based on Milton's Paradise Lost . ". . . . . . Hail horrours, hail Infernal world, and thou profoundest Hell Receive thy new Possessor; One who brings A mind not to ...
by anticdevices
Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Straightedge on the Playa?
Replies: 26
Views: 6336

After the burn last year there were a couple of posts by people who were interested in going this year (2004) concerned with the drugs, sex, nudity & whatnot. There were pleanty of responses from people explaining that the reports you see of wild sex and constant substance abuse were not the norm, o...
by anticdevices
Sun Sep 12, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: RADICAL CHANGE FOR BM
Replies: 66
Views: 15877

Burnign Men

Burning a different little Man every night of the week would pretty much achieve the same purpose. It might have the additional advantage that no one could complain they 'missed the burn'. (though they will anyway). Hmm... Wasn't the first Man like 7 or 8 feet tall? Might be worth bringing a couple ...
by anticdevices
Sun Sep 12, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning man is dead
Replies: 76
Views: 16610

Fat SAM wrote:Is anyone with me on this or do you just think I'm nuts?
You are completely fucking nuts. We're with you.
(crazy like a fox you are. i love the camp Subversion idea too. brilliant!)
by anticdevices
Sat Sep 11, 2004 9:42 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Art Vs. Costume
Replies: 9
Views: 2295

Kunst!

You're welcome for the quote sparkletart. It's one of my favs. I stumbled across it in an introduction to one of Herman Hesse's books. I just want to be sure when I do this, I do it right. I think I already get it. I'm of the opinion that you can't do it right. Don't take it personally. I don't thin...
by anticdevices
Sat Sep 11, 2004 3:40 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Art Vs. Costume
Replies: 9
Views: 2295

Mensch werden

without worrying that I'm on anyone's nerves, or coming off like a spectator. That does seem to be the big complaint around here this year. Nobody seemed able to do their art without pissing someone off. Sad truth seems to be that if you 'express yourself' in front of 35,000 people you're certain t...
by anticdevices
Sat Sep 11, 2004 2:18 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Art Vs. Costume
Replies: 9
Views: 2295

Re: Art Vs. Costume

I'm curious about something. What would the general opinion be about where costume leaves off, and art begins? I thought costumes were art. I have some... pretty weird ideas (like turning myself into a glowing bat), What's weird about this? Damn! Sounds great to me. and am wondering just how far I'...
by anticdevices
Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Looking for help with a burningman-styled-ebay-typa-website
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Re: Looking for help with a burningman-styled-ebay-typa-webs

Ok, I know I'll come off sounding way more critical than I actually am. Please take my comments as a request for elaboration & more information. I have an idea for a barter/gifting website that I am currently in the process of conceptualizing and copywriting Copywriting a gifting site? Er... why? Wh...
by anticdevices
Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:07 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Jagged Texas redneck blown away by SEXY Jewish backpacker
Replies: 185
Views: 58908

would appreciate your commentary as well. Oh you had to go and ask. How about this: If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with. Everyone - including me - will tell you the odds of it being worth it to chuck it all for Gabby are not good. Leaving your wife will probably only res...
by anticdevices
Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:24 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: kinda long but MAJOR CONCERN please read and pass on.
Replies: 16
Views: 4960

I think it's a really good idea for every camp to have some sort of recognized leader -- it's not very politically correct, maybe, but it helps a lot in these sort of situations. i think of this person as less the leader and more the bouncer. that one person who is willing to be the asshole for the...
by anticdevices
Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: photos from this year
Replies: 8
Views: 3787

Thank you so much angeliu. Awsome gift, lovely photos.
by anticdevices
Fri Sep 03, 2004 7:30 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: All My Fellow Lonesome, Default World Losers
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

The bad news is that we're homesick. The good news is that the baby is due in 6 short weeks. Plus, at least we've got a special event happening. Here in NOLA it's Southern Decadance. Nothing is set on fire, and air-conditioning is readily available, but there's pleanty of wild beautiful costumes and...
by anticdevices
Thu Apr 29, 2004 8:40 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: case studies
Replies: 2252
Views: 497033

I really don't see any problem with deleting him, mostly in the interests of being consistent. Not that consistency is the be-all end-all or anything, but it does make it easier for people to foresee the consequences of their actions. Ah. Well. In most cases. Though I do agree that he does provide s...
by anticdevices
Thu Apr 08, 2004 9:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Youthful Indescretions
Replies: 289
Views: 57665

When I was a kid...

It's not much more than filler, but here's my little confession: How I Graduated from HS w/o Even Slightly Trying: Back in the day I have to admit that I had very little respect for doing what I was supposed to be doing. (And yet I wound up a Burner. Fancy that.) This lack of respect manifested prim...
by anticdevices
Thu Apr 08, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Youthful Indescretions
Replies: 289
Views: 57665

This is SO my favorite thread. Ring, you make it VERY difficult to sneak a peek during working hours - and very difficult not to sneak a peek. I would like to encourage you to seriously consider spending some of your time developing a (couple of?) manuscript(s). You've got the imagination, (god help...
by anticdevices
Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Your porno name determined
Replies: 259
Views: 56603

Mr. Bill Rockwell? Hmm. Ok, I guess. Buster Gulf though... yow. Now THATS funny.
by anticdevices
Tue Apr 06, 2004 8:51 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: case studies
Replies: 2252
Views: 497033

Re: Power and Authority for Evicting E-playans

But do not support the ability of a lone admin to wield that one capital power of 'account de-activation': But I do support the ability of a lone admin to wield capital power. I'm fine with that, especially when the circumstances are within the parameters they have been historically. To do otherwis...
by anticdevices
Mon Apr 05, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: case studies
Replies: 2252
Views: 497033

Re: Power and Authority for Evicting E-playans

If an Admin should decide to evict a member of the community, at the very least, that Admin should have to make her case to a minimum of two other Admins- that this member needed to be evicted- before such an action were carried out. What say you? Here's what I say. No, let me start with what I tho...
by anticdevices
Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:24 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: airplanes...rental cars
Replies: 12
Views: 3233

My first gift to someone can be a ride to BRC :D That definitely rocks. And you may still want to hook up with Fred on the 'I can give a lift' side of things. As I remember he was still shipping people out as late as Wednesday last year - though my memory is fuzzy. He was definitely still arranging...
by anticdevices
Fri Mar 26, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: airplanes...rental cars
Replies: 12
Views: 3233

Are you sure you need a car? If you're flying into Reno, assuming Fred does it again the Black Rock Burner Hostel and/or Ride Share works quite well for getting you & yours from Reno to BRC & back. As long as you can be flexible (+/-24 hrs) about when you're willing to arrive & leave the playa IMHO,...
by anticdevices
Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:03 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Kilts ! yay or nay?
Replies: 162
Views: 30349

Re: Kilts ! yay or nay?

Anyone able to comment, OK, comment based on experience and not just fancying a giggle. This may be a stretch so far as 'experience' goes, but I wore my black leather kilt (ok, tartan skirt or whatever) several nights & was quite comfy. It was too heavy for day-wear though. For day-wear, tartan ski...
by anticdevices
Mon Mar 15, 2004 7:22 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man as a Business
Replies: 24
Views: 7347

The cost of the TICKET?

The event could happen despite all expenses for no more than $100/ticket. Uhhhhh... Ohhhhkay. Um, our experience was that the cost of the ticket came to around 20% of the cost of the trip. Of course, we're coming from half way across the country, and we don't otherwise camp. This year, with better ...
by anticdevices
Tue Mar 09, 2004 8:20 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Finding New Friends
Replies: 44
Views: 9450

Re: Relationship survival guide 2?

I think we're finally to the point where this won't destroy us, but I (we) are still nervous. . Congratulations. You've reached a milestone in your relationship & you're ready to celebrate it. I predict (for what it's worth) that BM won't destroy your relationship. No reason not to be nervous or ex...
by anticdevices
Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:52 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Giving gifts
Replies: 19
Views: 4714

Your gift will be recieved in the spirit with which it was created, if not better. I know our experience was that every gift, no matter how simple, was recieved with joy. In my own case, I'm continually amazed that someone - some stranger - made or constructed something JUST FOR ME! (even if they ga...

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