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by Leo
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 8286

Re: Main Sale

Got into the waiting room at 11:46 am and into the queue at 12:06 pm. My guy wasn't walking too fast. Finally was directed the purchase page at 12:40 pm, but tickets were sold out. I guess they are right about the random process.
by Leo
Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Nevada’s Live Entertainment Tax & What it Means for BMan
Replies: 40
Views: 2808

Re: Nevada’s Live Entertainment Tax & What it Means for BMan

The Alvord Desert in Southern Oregon gets my vote. Weed is legal in Oregon. Nuff said.
by Leo
Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Why do we call Burning Man 'home'?
Replies: 26
Views: 1493

Re: Why do we call Burning Man 'home'?

We call Burning Man home because there is no place like it.
by Leo
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Atomic Bar 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Atomic Bar 2016

Thanks Savannah for the links. Time to return to my underground laboratory to continue tinkering with the secret formula for Atomic Punch. Will see you all on the playa.
by Leo
Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Atomic Bar 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Atomic Bar 2016

Returning to the playa in 2016 with the Atomic Bar. Do we need a health department permit for serving drinks (Atomic Punch)? I understand that no health department permit is needed if we are serving canned beer.
by Leo
Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: End of the world?
Replies: 20
Views: 1279

End of the world?

Not too long ago there was a big outcry about ex BORG board member Jim T. and his ill-fated plug & play camp. There was plenty of bitching and moaning (mine included) on how the plug & play camps were going to destroy Burning Man as we know it. So what did you experience this year in BRC? Mo...
by Leo
Mon May 11, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?
Replies: 73
Views: 4932

Re: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?

Not losing interest, but there are other places I want to visit in my lifetime. With limited vacation time I have to make a choice between Burning Man or some other cool destination for my summer vacation. Doing a road trip this summer to Arches, Zion, and the Grand Canyon. Hope to return to the pla...
by Leo
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Because of Burning Man I Now...
Replies: 129
Views: 24445

Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

No longer wear a watch. I lost my watch on the Playa in 2009 and said hell with it. I have a clock on my phone, my computer, home, truck, and office. Why should I wear a watch? I also returned to creating art after my first burn in 2009.
by Leo
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?
Replies: 60
Views: 3204

Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

I was standing in line behind a Tibetan Buddhist monk at a nieghborhood pizza joint. When asked what kind of pizza he wanted, the monk responded: "Make me one with everything".
by Leo
Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum
Replies: 187
Views: 7721

Re: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum

So what the hell does this have to do with Jim T. and his lame-ass excuses?
by Leo
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum
Replies: 187
Views: 7721

Re: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum

After reading JT's carefully worded "non-apology", his statement could have been said in 9 words: "I didn't do it and I won't do it again". (attributed to Louis Armstrong) Reading JT's wordy statement twice (to make sure I wasn't missing something) , I came to the following concl...
by Leo
Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.
Replies: 88
Views: 4007

Re: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.

When I read the latest issue of "Jack Rabbit Speaks" my first reaction: You have got to be kidding! After sherpagate, commodification camps, the lack of transparency, the minimal response to repeated questions, you guys have the balls to ask us for money? If you have to ask for it, it isn'...
by Leo
Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: My letter to the Burning Man Project
Replies: 56
Views: 2942

Re: My letter to the Burning Man Project

The recent posts in "The Voices of Burning Man" (aka the Burning Blog) from Larry Harvey and the BMORG are a good first step, but there are still too many unanswered questions. I feel that Larry and the BMORG had to respond the the constant questions asked by many burners here and on the B...
by Leo
Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: I'm on STRIKE!!!!!
Replies: 133
Views: 5598

Re: I'm on STRIKE!!!!!

Trilobyte,
Let's get the terminology straight. We are talking about COMMODIFICATION CAMPS (aka Safari Camps) not turnkey camps. Turnkey is the term used by the BMORG to downplay the issue of commodification. I hope the spin isn't too thick on December 2nd.
by Leo
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: I'm on STRIKE!!!!!
Replies: 133
Views: 5598

Re: I'm on STRIKE!!!!!

If enough burners follow your example, then perhaps the BMORG will get a clue.
by Leo
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: My letter to the Burning Man Project
Replies: 56
Views: 2942

Re: My letter to the Burning Man Project

Sandstorm, You have been very articulate with expressing your concerns about the BMORG and the direction they are headed with the commodification camps. I would like to be optimistic and hope that they have the balls/ovaries to admit they made a mistake and start making some reforms. I guess we will...
by Leo
Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: My letter to the Burning Man Project
Replies: 56
Views: 2942

Re: My letter to the Burning Man Project

It appears that the "new, improved" website has done a good job of sweeping some of our collective angst about commodification camps under the rug. With the previous format of the Burning Blog, you could see the comments racking up. The revamped website has "sanitized" the collec...
by Leo
Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...
Replies: 132
Views: 10724

Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Hi Unjonharley,
It ain't gloom & doom, just logical predictions based on current trends and events. I personally have nothing against Sparkle Ponies.
" I don't predict nothing, especially the future"
Yogi Berra
by Leo
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...
Replies: 132
Views: 10724

Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Leo's Predictions for 2015: 1. The BMORG will still have radio silence on "donation ticket sales" 2. The BMORG will still have radio silence on EA for Safari Camps 3. The number of Safari camps will double from 2014 4. Ticket prices will be double from 2014 5. The number of Sparkle Ponies ...
by Leo
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Will I / should I ever go back to BRC?
Replies: 38
Views: 1912

Re: Will I / should I ever go back to BRC?

Sandstorm, I appreciate how you have articulated the current situation of Larry and Company selling out. One of the things I enjoy about Burning Man (at least up to now) is that status, wealth, and rank are unimportant. The person you are sitting next to at center camp or a bar could be a CEO, truck...
by Leo
Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Will I / should I ever go back to BRC?
Replies: 38
Views: 1912

Re: Will I / should I ever go back to BRC?

Sandstorm, I appreciate your initial post and in my opinion, it isn't too long. While I only have 4 burns under my belt, I feel the same way that you do about the commodification an corruption. Hearing about the bad behavior of JT, Larry, and Maid Marion dampens my enthusiasm. I don't expect the BMO...
by Leo
Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: 2015 Theme
Topic: THEME SUGGESTIONS FOR 2015
Replies: 247
Views: 10076

Re: THEME SUGGESTIONS FOR 2015

1. Commodification is good.
2. I'm a V.I.P., fuck you.
3. Plug-n-Play is here to stay.
4. Money Talks.
5. Larry Sells Out.
by Leo
Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Beginning of the end?
Replies: 58
Views: 3124

Beginning of the end?

For Burning Man 2014, the high end PnP camps made headlines, Grover Norquist attended, and Katie Couric covered the event on Yahoo News. Is this the beginning of the end of Burning Man as we know it?
"No one goes there anymore, it's too crowded."
Yogi Berra
by Leo
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 26136

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

In some ways, the plug & play camps might be a symptom of an evolution taking place at Burning Man. I have seen similar evolutions take place in several Seattle and Portland neighborhoods: 1. The artists live and work in a "marginal" neighborhood. 2. Unique shops, coffee places, and ba...
by Leo
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 26136

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

Since plug & play is here to stay, the BMORG must take some steps to mitigate the negative impacts of these camps: 1. Limit the plug & play attendees to 1% of the burning man population. If the population of Burning Man is 68,000, then only 680 plug & players allowed. This number does no...
by Leo
Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: SPARK Movie
Replies: 9
Views: 992

Re: SPARK Movie

You say topless girls like there is something wrong with that.
by Leo
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Only second burn - how can I find a camp with RV hookups?
Replies: 120
Views: 3635

Re: Only second burn - how can I find a camp with RV hookups

You should check out camp KOA. They have electricity, propane, 30 amp service, swimming pool, club house and mini golf.
by Leo
Mon May 20, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Rotary on the Playa
Replies: 1
Views: 806

Rotary on the Playa

In 2011 I was tooling around Black Rock City on my bike and passed a large geodesic dome. At the entrance of the dome, there was a sign reading "Rotary Meets Here at Noon". I'm a Rotarian and was curious if there are Rotary meetings at Black Rock City, or was that sign a practical joke?
by Leo
Tue May 07, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man
Replies: 113
Views: 13307

Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Kyanite,
If you watch the Malcolm in the Middle episode about the family vacation to Burning Man, your questions will be answered.
by Leo
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: HUSHVILLE IN 2013?
Replies: 8
Views: 1824

Re: HUSHVILLE IN 2013?

Hi AntiM,
Sounds like my kind of Camp. Thanks for the information.

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