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by Hotspur
Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:20 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Why I Probably Won't Go Again
Replies: 72
Views: 18879

Re: yeah, well

while i know this makes me sound like a total bitch; if i need to bring my own friends,have shit planned out, if i need to be able to tell people i have some kind of occupation, and be careful not to go in some places because when in doubt i'm not welcome... i can sure as fuck do all that shit with...
by Hotspur
Tue Oct 18, 2005 6:55 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Why I Probably Won't Go Again
Replies: 72
Views: 18879

RangaRoss, I am very sympathetic. Certainly my first year I had a great time but couldn't shake the feeling that others were having a better time. And it is hard to feel like you HAVE to have a good time. But I think your concerns about how impersonal the event can sometimes feel are part of why vil...
by Hotspur
Sat Oct 02, 2004 8:54 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Over-hydration anyone?
Replies: 35
Views: 8969

Yeah. Last year I definitely had a day when I was feeling weird, and I was definitely drinking enough, but... everything got better when I upped my daily salt and electrolyte mixture by adding some half-strength gatorade and beef jerky to my diet.
by Hotspur
Sat Sep 25, 2004 1:49 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: shouldnt all bicycles be required to have lights?
Replies: 34
Views: 7742

Pets... I don't have a problem with people doing stupid things that may result in THEM getting hurt. That's their perogative. Where I draw the line is when they start doing stupid things that may result in ME getting hurt. I'd like to believe I take every reasonable precaution -- and yet I've still ...
by Hotspur
Sat Sep 25, 2004 1:39 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: getting more than i bargained for...
Replies: 15
Views: 3747

I used to think dosing was pretty much an Urban Legend. Unforuntately, I now know that isn't the case. This is in part because we were accused of dosing someone this year (we didn't do it, but it was upsetting all the same) and partly because I had a talk with a ranger about past dosing incidents. O...
by Hotspur
Sat Sep 25, 2004 1:28 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Harrassed at gate for bringing child with no ID
Replies: 88
Views: 18198

FWIW (agian, not defending the rude gatestaffer who's responsible for the original psoter's experience) I've always had very positive experiences with gatestaff. This year, the guy who took our tickets said, "Just so you know, I'm gate staff, not greeter. It's my job to look for stowaways." No apolo...
by Hotspur
Thu Sep 23, 2004 7:11 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: shouldnt all bicycles be required to have lights?
Replies: 34
Views: 7742

I've said this many times, and I'm sure I'll say it again. More than once this year, I on my bike with at least four lights (headlamp, back glowstick, front blinky, and wheel spoke glow) almost colided with an unlit bicycle going perpendicular to my path. Once the guy gave me that "fuck you" glare, ...
by Hotspur
Thu Sep 23, 2004 6:59 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Harrassed at gate for bringing child with no ID
Replies: 88
Views: 18198

While I don't want to defend a rude gatestaffer, and it sounds like he handled the situation poorly, I don't think it's wrong of them to expect an ID. It's not easy to tell how old a kid is. And yes, people are trying to scam their way into burning man all the time. (Last year, the gate woman who se...
by Hotspur
Thu Sep 23, 2004 6:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent for next year
Replies: 34
Views: 8721

I had a dome tent with a vented ceiling, and had dust problems. I haven't decided if I'm just going to bring an extra sheet to cover everything inside with next year, or if I'm going to go the duct-tape and plastic-wrap route. I might do the former but also cover up the upwind-side vents -- some peo...
by Hotspur
Wed Sep 15, 2004 12:52 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Your bicycle U-lock is NOT safe, on-playa or off! Read this!
Replies: 5
Views: 1354

The kryptonite company is actually pretty good about updating their design whenever this sort of thing comes up.
by Hotspur
Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:09 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Structure Safety
Replies: 14
Views: 4115

I've never felt "read the back of your ticket" was an adequate response, because, honestly, I've read the back of my ticket, and people make suggetsions for rules that strikes me as an attempt to take the responsibility the ticket demands. Because there's a limit to how much responsibility I can tak...
by Hotspur
Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: space chicken + beatboxer
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

The Beatboxer goes by the name "Kid Beyond," just FYI.

He was pretty amazing.
by Hotspur
Fri Sep 10, 2004 9:36 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Fixing the Man's malaise. . .
Replies: 16
Views: 4064

I do think that movie up the gate closure would have a beneficial effect. On the other hand, some people who want to go and could be a positive part of the community would get screwed over. There's no easy way to remedy this problem. I think a comprehensive camera ban might be more effective. Or may...
by Hotspur
Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:44 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: cameras and creepy men
Replies: 83
Views: 17447

Most men I know are to some degree both guilty of sexually objectifying women and uncomfortable with the same. I don't see this as a trivial matter either, as transforming beings into objects is the primary route to abuse, rape and murder. wow. Okay. I totally agree with the first sentence you writ...
by Hotspur
Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Was I wrong about BM? Newbie struggles w/ disappointment
Replies: 80
Views: 19175

It's important to remember that, at BM, your social interaction is what you make it. Particularly if you arrive early in the week, it's very easy to find interesting, loving communities on the playa that don't feel exploitative or sexually retrograde. But if you arrive later in the week, and/or don'...
by Hotspur
Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:19 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Go-Peds/Scooters/Pocket Bikes
Replies: 46
Views: 8470

A good thing to remember is that everything motorized (no matter how small the motor!) has to stick to the 5mph speed limit, even those little stand-up scooters.

They will impound you, otherwise.
by Hotspur
Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:17 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The Yahoo Factor: Close the Gates Early
Replies: 39
Views: 9698

I always bring blinkies to gift, but at least three times I almost had a collision with an unlit biker. (When I'm on my bike, I always have at least four lights on -- headlamp, front blinky, back glowstick, and a wheelspike glow or blinky). I got plenty of glares from people who were going faster th...
by Hotspur
Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:29 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: "Down in Front" Fascism Is Ruining My Burn
Replies: 193
Views: 35092

The questions we all have to ask ourselves are: "What is it reasonable for me to expect of other people to facilitate my view?" "What is reasonably expected of me to facilitate the views of others?" If somebody's kneeling in front of you, rather than sitting, it seems like the logical solution is, r...
by Hotspur
Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:25 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Anyone besides me get roofied?
Replies: 25
Views: 6993

Badger, Badger... Hey, I'm glad you tried to involve LE, too. Getting ejected is not enough, although it's certainly better than nothing. But, like I said earlier, as a member of a camp that was falsely accused of dosing someone this year, I do want to encourage people not to jump to conclusions. Ge...
by Hotspur
Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:34 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Anyone besides me get roofied?
Replies: 25
Views: 6993

First of all, I'm glad you got home safely. Whoever dosed you is an asshole, plain and simple. BUT... Be careful about assuming that you were drugged by the guy running the bar. I say this because my theme camp was accused of dosing two people with LSD this year. We didn't do it -- period. This does...
by Hotspur
Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:32 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Anyone besides me get roofied?
Replies: 25
Views: 6993

First of all, I'm glad you got home safely. Whoever dosed you is an asshole, plain and simple. BUT... Be careful about assuming that you were drugged by the guy running the bar. I say this because my theme camp was accused of dosing two people with LSD this year. We didn't do it -- period. This does...
by Hotspur
Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:22 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: "Down in Front" Fascism Is Ruining My Burn
Replies: 193
Views: 35092

Wow. Expecting a little common courtesy from people (if you want to stand, try to stand behind the sitters) is now fascism!

Good to know.
by Hotspur
Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:40 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Temple Burn Protocol
Replies: 144
Views: 37952

To Hotspur: You totally miss the fucking point and are obviously incapabable of entering into this discussion at the level I'm trying to bring it to. Since you're the one who has some bizzare notion of what the majority wants out of you, totally unconnected from reality, why don't you go shove that...
by Hotspur
Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:56 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Problem of Vanishing Street Signs after the Man Burns - WTD?
Replies: 101
Views: 30769

Yeah... how hard is it to figure out what street you're on (to within at least half an hour) if you've been in BRC for at least a few days.

Or you could, you know, ask a stranger. Interaction with other citizens! Crazy, I know, but there's hardly any time of night when you won't see somebody awake.
by Hotspur
Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:53 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Temple Burn Protocol
Replies: 144
Views: 37952

For what it's worth, I think that part of the reason there's a problem with "mood" building up to the Temple burn is that unless you're front and center, it doesn't seem like anything is happening. The wonderful opera singer from Death Guild sang at abotu 9. It was more than half an hour from when s...
by Hotspur
Wed Sep 08, 2004 4:10 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Temple Burn Protocol
Replies: 144
Views: 37952

The problem, Iamtony, is that it's not always easy to tell what sort of person you're sitting next to when you start. This year, I was at about 3:00 (from the Temple) and in the middle of a great crowd -- quiet, respectful, engaged, but not without a sense of humor (pretty close to the bagpiper who ...
by Hotspur
Wed Sep 08, 2004 4:04 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: cameras and creepy men
Replies: 83
Views: 17447

Re: cameras and creepy men

i am the first to say that if i caught someone snapping photos of me and my girl while engaging sexually i'd hurt them pretty bad. but that would be impossible because we dont do it in the public eye. if you dont want to be photographed doing sexually explicit acts, do them in private. DAaaa. But t...
by Hotspur
Wed Sep 08, 2004 3:57 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: BLM citations
Replies: 220
Views: 79546

I think it is very important to know that darkness does NOT give to the presumption of privacy (which is the legal principle which prevents the cops from using IR equipment to watch you inside your house without a warrant). I think it's lame that we have to worry about this stuff, but it's not surpr...
by Hotspur
Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:59 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: The "Burning" Man that almost was'nt.
Replies: 34
Views: 6825

I find this odd because I, personally, loved the way the dome burned away from around him, leaving him standing alone.

(Althougha pyro hit in the heart or the head would have been cool).

It was obvious, however, that the burn didn't go the way they planned it.

But I dug it anyway.
by Hotspur
Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:09 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: kinda long but MAJOR CONCERN please read and pass on.
Replies: 16
Views: 5004

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. Somebody who everybody trusts to talk to if there's a problem. Especially in cases of sexual predators, the very open, co...

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