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by thedrunkenmonkey
Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Places to Stop en Route?
Replies: 0
Views: 728

Places to Stop en Route?

This is more from a perspective of OMG, SAAAAVED, but... I went down early this year and broke down coming over the Cedarville pass from Seattle. The gas station in Cedarville has saved my bacon, and I have to give them immense props due to the sheer awesomeness of the place. To put it in perspectiv...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Flight 2 Mars RIP?
Replies: 5
Views: 2207

The components of a former project by an existing Seattle-area theme camp are being recycled into different uses. This is a far cry from what's implied, and that is Flight to Mars is a bunch of goatherders. Well, they smell like goatherders. And in some cases look like goats, too. But *cough* they m...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:59 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Feds on the playa?
Replies: 73
Views: 15989

Meh. For the most part, people would run through our camp yelling, "THE COPS ARE HERE! THE COPS ARE HERE! THE COPS ARE HERE!" and freaking out repeatedly every time someone in a semi-official car pulled up. Which was annoying as hell, because frankly, if I'm in camp, I'm not doing a lot of illegal t...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Sun Oct 31, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: I never pay. I always sneak into Burning Man
Replies: 52
Views: 13005

My problem with sneakers? They AREN'T self-reliant. You cannot bring enough food, water, and shelter for yourself for a week if you sneak in. So in other words, you're going because you're there to mooch, beg, and wander from camp to camp trying to get your basic neccessities while you're there. I a...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Thu Sep 23, 2004 2:43 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent for next year
Replies: 34
Views: 8596

I have a Eureka Equidome 6. It's got a mesh top that connects - but it also has a rainfly. Admittedly, after the burn, I found tons of dust inside, and all of the clothing and gear I had had a small amount of dust coating it... but it was also underneath a Costco carport that had the sides staked do...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Thu Sep 23, 2004 1:41 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: pissing on the playa...
Replies: 69
Views: 23498

One - I'll admit it, I peed on the playa. In the far-out where there were no portapotties, I whizzed, kicked it over, and made sure it wasn't going to be a problem. When near camp but "not-gonna-make-it", I used a gallon cranberry juice bottle with a wide mouth and SOLID plastic walls from Costco; w...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:02 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Problem of Vanishing Street Signs after the Man Burns - WTD?
Replies: 101
Views: 30639

Uh.... As someone who was around after all the signs went *POOF*, I didn't have an issue with it, in my right mind or out of it. But I really LOVE the idea of taking all of last year's street names and putting them up right after all the streetsigns have been stolen. Imagine next year... "HEY....we'...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:56 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Kids & Teenagers at Burning Man
Replies: 595
Views: 422467

Oregon Country Fair vs Burning Man

I grew up in Eugene, OR, where the OCF goes on every year. I worked security at it for two years. Frankly, what was going on in Veneta sometimes bugged me, even though I was a participant. It changed. And it changed into something other than it once was - but what it once was, originally, was a fund...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:18 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Rape does occur at Burning Man
Replies: 103
Views: 37901

I'll say a few short things - most of what I've wanted to say has been said. 1. No matter what gender you are, you're safer with someone you trust and know well. My first burn, I spent in the company of two wonderful people whom I trust very well - and who gave me subtle head shakes when someone wou...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:10 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: "Spring Breakers"
Replies: 43
Views: 8593

I had a nifty job - one of the things I got to do was to herd people out of my camp's "private" space. One woman who came through kept muttering, "Man, I didn't KNOW. I THOUGHT Burning Man wasn't about your space versus my space. Jee-sus." Of course, then I found this woman rooting through our kitch...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Tue Sep 14, 2004 7:56 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Critical Tits 2004 Feedback
Replies: 143
Views: 31623

You know, honestly, I don't get the concept of Critical Tits. Or at least the way it was expressed previously. Maybe someone can explain it. Women riding their bikes through Burning Man as a "celebration of the goddess", yet the name of the ride is "Critical Tits". Body paint, glorious costumes, won...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:51 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Things I learned this time...
Replies: 41
Views: 10054

If six people go into the Flight To Mars maze, and they're all high as kites, only two will actually come out. JOIN THE HORDE! It's OUR DUTY! IT'S OUR RIGHT! TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE PLAYA TONIGHT! Muwahahaha. As Horde Banner Carrier for a chunk, I fully encourage Hordiness. Tips from the newbie: 1. ...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:57 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: nosebleeds
Replies: 17
Views: 10083

Try not to root out the string boogers with your nails. Use a moistened Q-tip and sneeze as much as you can. Target has saline squirt stuff for $2 a bottle. Most generic stores carry it as well. Carry that and tissues. Hydrate, you bastard, HYDRATE! I get very dry nasal passages in the winter and th...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:54 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: center camp sex?
Replies: 81
Views: 17673

Just look for the big guy in blue furry pants singing, "Ring ring ring Bananaphone" next to the people having sex on the playa in public.

With a top hat and cane.

You can give him a martini afterwards.
by thedrunkenmonkey
Sat Aug 21, 2004 8:39 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Low income people not allowed?
Replies: 78
Views: 15109

I think it's less about low-income people and more about "Get your shit together and don't expect others to carry you there." I know a guy who makes less than poverty level and manages to go EVERY year. It CAN be done, but reality - it's a long way out. It's a lot of food and planning and production...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:17 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: center camp sex?
Replies: 81
Views: 17673

Helpful Stock Phrases for Public Sexings

1. Light a pipe, put in a monocle, and wave the pipe, saying, "Good show, old bean!" 2. "Hey, do you mind if I videotape this? America's Funniest Home Videos will NEVER believe this." 3. "HOLY SHIT! I didn't know you were still having sex, Ron! How did that genital warts test come out? 4. "Oh my god...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:49 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: set-up & kicked out of blackrock in '03
Replies: 51
Views: 12745

Last.

Good luck with getting reimbursed for your fines and expenses. I mean that. If you can get the BM community to cough up for the fines incurred for the activities you were fined and charged with, more power to you.

Likelihood for the Monkey's Meter: infintesimally small. But good luck!
by thedrunkenmonkey
Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:47 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: set-up & kicked out of blackrock in '03
Replies: 51
Views: 12745

Dammit. "Happy" at first glance says, "Fucked up beyond belief." Every single time the monkey has been beyond his control boundaries, someone will say, "How are you doing?" and they kind of actually mean it. When that issuance comes from someone in a uniform, the monkey sits his ass down and says, "...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:33 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Have you been dosed?
Replies: 71
Views: 22344

One of the things that I should note: Liquid LSD is a bunch of potent stuff, but keep in mind this, and this alone: Unless you're REALLY insane, the amount needed to mix with water to dose people without warning is approximately $3,000 in a single spray bottle. I'm not saying it doesn't happen - my ...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:32 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: I have a bit of a silly question ( about tents )
Replies: 10
Views: 1997

I have that one. Is it green and yellow and says "Equidome" on it? Yeah, that's mine. One thing I will be doing is: well, it's got a mesh top. And it's gonna be HOT come morning. I jiffypop out of it when I'm at SCA events, so I have a backup plan. The shade structure. I am planning on: 1. rebarring...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:25 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: drafted onto the esplanade!
Replies: 14
Views: 2914

YOU DAMN SKIPPY!

Area 47 rocks the Shizzy fo Nizzy...

Okay, I can't keep that up.

But what I can keep up?

BEEER!

AHAHAHA!

Look for the Viking in the blue furry pants.
by thedrunkenmonkey
Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:20 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Kids & Teenagers at Burning Man
Replies: 595
Views: 422467

Yer thinking of the Illuminati. Stop that. You're not supposed to. (whacks DVD on the noggin) We'll hit you on the head until you say, "Ow. Quit it." five times in a row if you keep thinking about who runs the world. Serious post: FS, the Martians (at 9:30 and Esp, this year) had a discussion at som...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Tue Aug 10, 2004 10:19 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Fireball Whisky?
Replies: 14
Views: 3662

Found it...

In Washington state, there are only a few liquor stores that carry said concoction. On the I-5 corridor, there are two (and corridor is putting it mildly, Auburn is not exactly turn left at exit 167, you're there.) I snapshotted this at work, but the WLCC (liquor board) has a stock search feature to...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Fri Aug 06, 2004 11:31 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Fireball Whisky?
Replies: 14
Views: 3662

Well folks, there's a REASON I'm bringing that much beer.

Look for the Mars Rover Art Car. The one with the big Dog Head, the lifting legs, the LED lights everywhere...

And the drinking spigots under his left leg.
by thedrunkenmonkey
Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:26 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Fireball Whisky?
Replies: 14
Views: 3662

You friggin' wuss. You call yourself a Seattlite!

I thought you were a Viking, Man!

*sighs* Here's your keg, you don't get any dessert until you finish it.
by thedrunkenmonkey
Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:08 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: UTILIKILT- HELP! I need one.
Replies: 23
Views: 4291

Some of us who actually live in Seattle are often also able to meander on down to the shop and see what's in stock. Or give 'em a call, locally. Y'know. Welcome to the Clan of Utilikilt! :D For future reference. Yup. The least you could do is come up and visit to get your kilt. 15th avenue NW baby!...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5444
Views: 807562

Odd, Stu. As a brewer and self-described beer snob, I drink PBR and Tecate. Guinness is a fine classic brew, though much better at the source than it is when it's shipped three weeks and halfway around the world. I somehow fail to see how describing Bud, Bud Light, Miller, or for the love of god the...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Fri Aug 06, 2004 12:49 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Fireball Whisky?
Replies: 14
Views: 3662

I know that Washington State Liquor Control sells it in select shops. My source for Dr. McGillicuddy's Fireball Whiskey is http://www.missionliquors.com/ , based out of Pasadena. They ship within...a week, I think? But then I am hauling over 200 gallons of beer to playa, so I think I'm set. http://...
by thedrunkenmonkey
Fri Aug 06, 2004 12:46 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Fireball Whisky?
Replies: 14
Views: 3662

I know that Washington State Liquor Control sells it in select shops.

My source for Dr. McGillicuddy's Fireball Whiskey is http://www.missionliquors.com/, based out of Pasadena. They ship within...a week, I think?

But then I am hauling over 200 gallons of beer to playa, so I think I'm set.
by thedrunkenmonkey
Thu Aug 05, 2004 1:41 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa weather conditions / playa "floor"?
Replies: 16
Views: 3197

Playa weather conditions / playa "floor"?

This may be an interesting question, but... I have heard a rumor (unconfirmed, as much may well be before arriving at the playa) that the playa is not "conditioned" the way it normally is this year. In other words, Nevada has been in drought. Therefore the playa is up to six inches of "soft" in some...

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