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by Biff the Paperboy
Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: If burners made bumper stickers...
Replies: 20
Views: 2449

Bumper Stickers at Burning Man

Saw it first years ago (maybe 2001 or 02)

Burning Man
It's just the darndest thing

And it still is!

Biff the Paperboy
by Biff the Paperboy
Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Why Are The People From Bad Idea Theater So Unfriendly?
Replies: 44
Views: 9841

Geez, I found welcome refuge at Bad Idea Theatre Bar on burn night. I do agree that I've found that "cold-shoulder" more common in BRC that I had anticipated. I've been coming since 1999, so it's not just a newbie notion. Back in 2003, as a paperboy for the BR Gazette, about 45 minutes before sunset...
by Biff the Paperboy
Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A virgin having doubts...
Replies: 27
Views: 9686

Bar Manners

Saturday Night 2005 Wandering around after the burn Found the bar at Bad Idea Theatre. Fed the bartender and surrounding patrons from my flask of Bushmills. Even wandered back to camp for a refill. Were they serving something? Barter? I like to drink with my friends. I come with drink. Prepared to f...
by Biff the Paperboy
Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Project: Good-Neighbor-Hood
Replies: 12
Views: 3326

Howdy All, Cars as windbreaks are one thing, I live that way. I was refering to the ones where the car is simply a security blanket. Parked in real close. Making getting around more difficult. Shutting us off from the weird people next door. All the default positions we can so easily fall into. This...
by Biff the Paperboy
Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Erecting a firm pole
Replies: 5
Views: 1917

Howdy, Flying poles with banners and windsocks is a pass-time of mine. I have a large camo net over my VW van, supported by five 16' 2-pc carbon-fiber masts. On top I add a tapered fiberglass pole, up to 32'. The tip of my tallest pole is nearly 50' off the ground. I fly either a 24' Black/White tub...
by Biff the Paperboy
Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: Burning Man Org pulls the plug on The Black Rock Gazzette
Replies: 59
Views: 17427

Howdy, My how exciting when the dynamics start up. Some controversy to stir the pot. Makes for interesting reading. My earlier comment concerning the paperboys was intended to illustrate that they are the only "daily" outreach to the camps. I was in no way inferring any quantification of importance....
by Biff the Paperboy
Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: working at center camp cafe.Why?
Replies: 71
Views: 17255

Howdy, I've enjoyed the cafe at some level every year. I once allowed someone to buy me a drink, but I was conflicted. I appreciate the social ambitions of the place but find it in conflict with the basic principle of a non-commercial happening. It's like a square peg in a round hole. I've noticed t...
by Biff the Paperboy
Sat May 28, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Nudity on the Playa
Replies: 155
Views: 39433

Hey-Howdy, Those last couple of posts really hit the spot. I think the real truth about general nudity on the playa is beginning to be revealed. I've been a paperboy for the gazette the last 6 years. I get to ride into camps evey day, delivering the paper and visiting with the citizens. Couple of ye...
by Biff the Paperboy
Sat May 28, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Project: Good-Neighbor-Hood
Replies: 12
Views: 3326

Yep. It's happened to me. The very same experiences, with only minor variations I expect, are shared by many who live in Black Rock City. But I am not bitching. It's too easy to point the finger at fault. I dream of solutions. My assumption is that we "fall back into old habits" before we have the m...
by Biff the Paperboy
Fri May 27, 2005 1:06 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Project: Good-Neighbor-Hood
Replies: 12
Views: 3326

Project: Good-Neighbor-Hood

Howdy Burners, I have a dream. I've been watching and participating in the "creation of temporary community", out in the middle of a barren playa, these last six years and I've come to crave an even more intimate experience. I've noticed how many arrive, mostly as strangers, and tend to circle the c...
by Biff the Paperboy
Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: Burning Man Org pulls the plug on The Black Rock Gazzette
Replies: 59
Views: 17427

A paperboy chimes in

Howdy, I've been a paperboy since BM 2000. Work the 3:00-3:30/3:30-4:00 routes and remote camping. Delivering the paper. Every day. I've realized the BRG is the only outreach tool from the BM to the campers. Daily we literally reach out and touch thousands of burners with a smile, a joke, a gift, an...
by Biff the Paperboy
Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:01 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flag Poles?
Replies: 23
Views: 6224

A couple of observations... Wind generators are noisy as hell. All that spinning stuff. Whining all night long. A flag pole is a very easy matter. I pound about 10" of a 4' rebar into the ground. I slip a piece of pvc over the rebar as a cushion. I have a 24' telescopic fiberglass pole that fits ove...
by Biff the Paperboy
Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:48 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Wind-powered land craft
Replies: 32
Views: 5081

Hey All, To the essense of the situation... Rules are needed because in a culture without rules (hoping members will be self-controlled) too many exeed the limits. Wind-powered craft are a particular problem. The sail/boards are ok because with a swivelling mast, a drunk or unconscious pilot will dr...

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