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by bdongray
Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Discovery Channel at BM 2005
Replies: 172
Views: 91554

Re: BM Embeds a Journalist in Event

I've covered this over on tribe. I'm glad you posted it here too, Chai. The more people who are aware of this is better for the community. http://losangeles.tribe.net/thread/7d1f11c1-979a-4dfa-ac72-f615939ad9a1?tribeid=2a015c8a-8c2f-4657-8716-9395874aa780&r=10025 It goes against the core principles...
by bdongray
Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:42 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2004 Photos
Replies: 50
Views: 27451

My snapshots

by bdongray
Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:52 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: PICS FROM DECOMPRESSION
Replies: 31
Views: 5367

A few more photos

Enjoy a few I took at SF decom 2004
by bdongray
Sun Sep 19, 2004 10:28 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Critical Tits 2004 Feedback
Replies: 143
Views: 31412

helper husbands

My partner decided to do the ride this year too. It's her 7th year at BM, but this year her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, so she felt the need to show her support by cycling. I'd never been to a CT before (this was my 3rd year) - I didn't get what it was about, and oogling tits seems a waste...
by bdongray
Thu Aug 26, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Flying Didgeridoo?
Replies: 15
Views: 2884

Several years ago, I traveled with a guy who managed to convince the stewardesses to let him put his didg (wrapped in bubble wrap) in the compartment where they let you hang garment bags. But I think that such compartments aren't found on most newer plane designs. I recently carried a large movie p...
by bdongray
Thu Aug 26, 2004 11:36 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Are you thinking of a trip to the DMV impound lot?
Replies: 47
Views: 12811

Limits

If you mean the parts where you can't have unlimited vehicle usage, can't drive without restrictions, can't use firearms, can't leave your trash behind, etc. then yes, I fully accept those. Those are conditions for being able to even hold the event. They are not subject to negotiation because they ...
by bdongray
Thu Aug 26, 2004 4:04 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: More Burning men in more places
Replies: 7
Views: 2987

Re: More Burning men in more places

Why haven't excited "burners" brought the idea home and started events nearby? ... Are there other places where similar events are held? Is there a section of ePlaya that mentions similar events? For MidWest folks (although I think it is aimed at those from Chicago, like BM is aimed at people in SF...
by bdongray
Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:31 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Are you thinking of a trip to the DMV impound lot?
Replies: 47
Views: 12811

Re: Head in the sand!

Thanks for the encouragement. Well, I feel it is... blah blah blah, bitch, moan, accuse, quote out-of-context, insult, flame, only focus on small points ignore the bigger overview, blah blah blah I think the individual subjects of these last few postings describe Wendor well: <b>Head in the sand</b>...
by bdongray
Wed Aug 25, 2004 3:36 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man TM
Replies: 7
Views: 2571

It was the kind sould who answered our ad (someone who helps out burners regularly) who informed me that any listings with the words "Burning Man" in them are systematically removed once discovered. He suggested I use the words "Theme Camp for a Desert Art Festival" or similar wording next time, wh...
by bdongray
Wed Aug 25, 2004 3:08 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Are you thinking of a trip to the DMV impound lot?
Replies: 47
Views: 12811

Re: Head in the sand!

Yet the DMV changed to limit the vehicles, and do not hear of anything to address the problem of driver behavior. Have you asked? No. Have you done ANY research to find out? No. There are policies in place to handle "driver behavior" and have been for years. But you, as seems to be normal for you, ...
by bdongray
Wed Aug 25, 2004 2:19 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Are you thinking of a trip to the DMV impound lot?
Replies: 47
Views: 12811

Head in the sand!

You are right, I saw no irresponsible driving, except for the incident with a bicycle and my friend. I am not denying there was no irresponsible driving, but (in my friends case) the problem was not with the bicycle, but the rider. Yet the DMV changed to limit the vehicles, and do not hear of anythi...
by bdongray
Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:39 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Are you thinking of a trip to the DMV impound lot?
Replies: 47
Views: 12811

You are joking right? Mostly. Last year, I had a friend hit (from the rear) by a bicycle who was not paying attention: cuts, bruises, and unnecessary pain, on both my friend and the rider. I agree the amount of dust by a bike doing 12mph is probably way less than LaContessa doing 35mph. And so is t...
by bdongray
Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:24 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Low income people not allowed?
Replies: 78
Views: 14947

Check your facts

it's actually cheaper to fly there than to buy a burning man ticket. horse shit a) LAX (Los Angeles) to HNL (Honolulu) Aug 31-Sep 7: $306 on United Airlines or United Airway (as of just now). b) Burningman ticket for Aug 31 is probably more than $350 (as that's the Aug 30 price). So BM ticket <B>is...
by bdongray
Tue Aug 24, 2004 11:42 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Are you thinking of a trip to the DMV impound lot?
Replies: 47
Views: 12811

Re: Are you thinking of a trip to the DMV impound lot?

That didn't stop you, however, from making the blanket statement that they ARE unreasonable. ("...unreasonably denied" YOUR words.) You have no evidence whatsoever that ANY of the denials were "unreasonable", yet you chose to present your poll with a blanket statement that they were. Why? You are c...
by bdongray
Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:41 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Are you thinking of a trip to the DMV impound lot?
Replies: 47
Views: 12811

and that includes bicycles! sorry pal, I will be gleefully traversing the open playa at speeds well above 5mph on my bike. I believe you shouldn't! :x It kicks up a lot of dust. :x And doing that at night is just unsafe. If you want to cycle fast, there are other venues for that! I believe it is th...
by bdongray
Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:30 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: theme camp printout
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

I'll own up to doing it

you can go to <u> TheVaultOfHeaven </u> and click the link at the bottom for 'Camps' which will take you to a list you can sort by camp name or by location. At the bottom of that page is the link to the official camps-by-location list at <u> Final Camp List </u> bdongray seems to be the person who ...
by bdongray
Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:13 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Low income people not allowed?
Replies: 78
Views: 14947

Where does the money go?

...$250? $350? give me a break. for some of us other half, that's a month's survival right there... What has caused the cost of the gate value ticket to go from $250 to $350? That's a 40% increase! I do understand all pre-gate tickets are at most $250, so the total income of BM.LLC is not going to ...
by bdongray
Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:05 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Shit, shit, shit, shit, shit.
Replies: 18
Views: 4059

Hammering rebar

For hammering in the rebar, does a regular hammer suffice or is a sledge really the only way? I took a 2 ft piece of 3/4 inch pipe (metal normally used for natural gas), added a converter to 1 inch, another converter to 1.5" and yet another to 2 inch. Then added a pipe cap. This is a very easy targ...
by bdongray
Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:33 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Are you thinking of a trip to the DMV impound lot?
Replies: 47
Views: 12811

The DMV dose not judge "art". This mistake shows me your shooting from the hip. I suggest you read the "DMVs" guidelines. So you can understand what "your talking about". I have done, but thought I'd better recheck it again, and the sentences: i) <i>The only Mutant Vehicles to receive licenses in 2...
by bdongray
Mon Aug 23, 2004 8:33 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Are you thinking of a trip to the DMV impound lot?
Replies: 47
Views: 12811

Re: Are you thinking of a trip to the DMV impound lot?

As a spectator how do you know the DMV is unreasonable? As a spectator: how do I know they are not? That is why I want to go see, to find out if the complaints I read and hear about are just the exceptions, or if there <b>is</b> something too harsh in the approval process that needs improvement, an...
by bdongray
Sun Aug 22, 2004 6:21 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Are you thinking of a trip to the DMV impound lot?
Replies: 47
Views: 12811

Are you thinking of a trip to the DMV impound lot?

I understand that any "Yes" or "No" answer maybe what you think now. eg you may vote <b>Yes</b>, but once you get there you've got other things to do, and you just don't make it. Or maybe you vote <b>No</b>, but when you hear of some great vehicle that was unreasonably denied, but it's sitting out t...
by bdongray
Sun Aug 22, 2004 6:08 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: DMV: Enlightened bureaucrats or playa nazis?
Replies: 44
Views: 13131

Re: DMV: Enlightened bureaucrats or playa nazis?

We just got a form letter saying our art vehicle has been denied even though it meets and exceeds every objective "standard" and requirement that the DMV put into place. Do you have any photos we can see online? Are you going to bring it anyway? with a hope that the DMV may change their decision, e...
by bdongray
Sun Aug 22, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hey! Where are the pottie gonna be?
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: Hey! Where are the pottie gonna be?

degreezero wrote:Did a search on this, really, (checked out all the maps too) and can't find out where the pottie banks are gonna be.

Can anyone point me to info on this?
I mention this in response to <u>Enough pottys?</u> posting. But I was referring to previous years, but this year maybe different.
by bdongray
Sun Aug 22, 2004 2:06 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: cheap bikes in Reno???
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

Got my bike today in SoCal at the Salvation Army store for $19.50. YMMV I was in my local (Hopkins, MN) Goodwill store, and there were quite a few good bikes for around $15. Go checkout your Goodwill stores (if you have one), you may have a similar experience. I don't see a Goodwill in Reno (accord...
by bdongray
Sat Aug 21, 2004 8:43 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Help Name Our Next Child
Replies: 15
Views: 3018

Thor!

I also knew a family that had a child named Willow, another named Autumn, another named Auriel, and then they named their son Mike or Matt. You say your first is named after a historic warrior something, how about Alexander (the Great) or Thor or something like that? I've noticed baby names are mor...
by bdongray
Sat Aug 21, 2004 8:31 am
Forum: 2004 Share
Topic: Rebar Sources Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

Re: Rebar Sources Needed

Hola...I cant help but wonder where the heck to ya'll get rebar..I know I can go to Home Depot and buy it but its like 6 bucks a piece and we're practically broke after our structure and all the shit we bought for BM...thought rebar wud be cheap ..egads!!! its not...expecially when u need 15 5 ft p...
by bdongray
Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:54 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Help Name Our Next Child
Replies: 15
Views: 3018

I should have added: Be careful of initials meaning or spelling something. A high school friend was "<b>V.D.</b>Lastname" - got hell because of it (I decided not to put his real lastname). Write the name down and see if strangers can pronounce it. Or say it to the stranger, and get them to spell it?...
by bdongray
Sat Aug 21, 2004 12:41 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Help Name Our Next Child
Replies: 15
Views: 3018

Re: Help Name Our Next Child

We need a good boy name. Feel free to suggest a playa handle to go with it. Key info: Baby will be born in early March. Has older brother Named Finn. Last name will be Bridgham, pronounced bridge 'em (like what you do to rivers). I'll own up to not hearing the name "Finn" before (except possibly as...
by bdongray
Fri Aug 20, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Official Presidental Election- Vote Here!
Replies: 13
Views: 2526

What's in a name?

So next year the USA will either enjoy <b>Bush & Dick</b> again, or go to The <b>John</b>'s?.
Some good toilet/bedroom comedy can continue either way.
by bdongray
Fri Aug 20, 2004 3:39 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Enough pottys?
Replies: 21
Views: 5165

Re: Enough pottys?

... but just how many potty-cubicals in-a-row are there at each potty site? I don't know the exact number (and I didn't take any photos either - but I bet someone did and can tell us), but my memory says it's about 20 at each "potty camp". There are (again if my memory is working properly) potty ca...

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