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by A Jester
Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: law enforcement 2013
Replies: 265
Views: 16792

Re: law enforcement 2013

I was surprised last year to see license plates placed on bicycles mounted to trunk racks with special white LED lights pointed at them. I've never seen anybody go to such extremes anywhere else. Navigating the law enforcement gauntlet into Burning Man is a situation like nowhere else in this count...
by A Jester
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: law enforcement 2013
Replies: 265
Views: 16792

Re: law enforcement 2013

Re: 2012 Experiences with Police Postby Chiroptera » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:03 pm 1.) A campmate (virgin) and his wife who is a doctor were pulled over when they got to about 6:30 because dust was obscuring the license plate. A dog was brought out and yes a 500 dollar ticket was given. And you were a g...
by A Jester
Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: 6:00 Neighborhood Camps
Replies: 32
Views: 15069

Re: 6:00 Neighborhood Camps

Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet will be at Rod's Road @8.

Stop by for some Morning Train, stay to yell obscenities about the Morning Train, say a little longer to quietly ask "Can I have some more?"
by A Jester
Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet is hiring!
Replies: 11
Views: 1775

Re: Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet is hiring!

Its a shame that Costco interviewers and staff sexually harass people. If there's any shred of evidence you have, please contact me with it immediately. If you have names to use, please PM me. I'm pretty sure you're just being a troll, but I want to be clear that regardless of any interactions we'v...
by A Jester
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet is hiring!
Replies: 11
Views: 1775

Re: Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet is hiring!

Costco employee duties include; Insulting Costco patrons, matching them with people that are 180 degrees off from what they are looking for (total random matching like the Blind Date TV show) to ensure plenty of wasted time and energy and being belligerent. Participating with Costco is as fun as a ...
by A Jester
Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet is hiring!
Replies: 11
Views: 1775

Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet is hiring.

We're back! This will be Costco's sixteenth year on playa and we're planning all kinds of soulmate trading awesomeness for the burn. Soulmate Trading? Soulmate Trading. Want to help interview, process, sort, categorize, and synergistically monetize souls for fun and profit? Want to help people buy i...
by A Jester
Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Serial Rapist on the playa
Replies: 123
Views: 40497

Re: Serial Rapist on the playa

I think too much blame is being thrown around here. First, blame has been directed at the victim and her friends/relatives for not going to Reno for evidence collecting. Second, blame has been directed at Emergency Services and BMORG Blame has also been directed at local law enforcement and even th...
by A Jester
Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1236
Views: 224255

Re: HexaYurts

My six foot hexayurt was awesome, too. FSK tape (second year) held on fine. Used a rope halo, no tape anchors, no problem. Actually, the rope halo only had five stakes, because I couldn't find a good spot for the one in the front, and then some windy times later I decided I didn't need it. Still wor...
by A Jester
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Theme Camp Applications
Replies: 88
Views: 13119

Re: Theme Camp Applications

Stumbled across this old thread, and if anyone cares about the update: we had at least 8 campers with no tickets who steadfastly refused to believe they wouldn't be going. One by one they all got tickets (of course). I'm pretty stoked that they were bold and brave enough to take the time off work, i...
by A Jester
Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ethical tickets: what is a fair markup for re-sale tickets?
Replies: 39
Views: 2319

Re: Ethical tickets: what is a fair markup for re-sale ticke

if someone pocketed $1000+ on the sale of a ticket... and then you found out that they raffled it and over 200 people paid $5 each for a chance at a ticket.. is that scalping ? is it ethical? No, that's not scalping. It may or may not be ethical, it doesn't directly violate any of the ten principle...
by A Jester
Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ethical tickets: what is a fair markup for re-sale tickets?
Replies: 39
Views: 2319

Re: Ethical tickets: what is a fair markup for re-sale ticke

Do the math, Trilo. If the person paid $420 for the ticket, and she gets $500, minus 10% in service fees = $450. A whopping $30 in "profit". Hardly scalping, in my humble opinion. I'd say that charging $40 extra is absolutely scalping. $40 is hardly worth breaking a principle, but that's ...
by A Jester
Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1236
Views: 224255

Re: HexaYurts

I hear they were going to test the H13 last year, does anyone know how that went?

I love my Hexayurt, but a taller door is on my agenda.
by A Jester
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: 6:00 Neighborhood camps for 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 28791

Re: 6:00 Neighborhood camps for 2012

If I bring Pickle Camp an empty beer can will they give me pickles? Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet will be returning to our Black Rock City franchise[1] this year on Rod's Road around 4:30. Some claim it's our 14th year, but I think that Costco has been trading souls for all eternity, or at least si...
by A Jester
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ethical tickets: what is a fair markup for re-sale tickets?
Replies: 39
Views: 2319

Re: Ethical tickets: what is a fair markup for re-sale ticke

Anybody selling over face value plus perhaps the cost of shipping and fees is scalping. Ebay and stubhub charge 9-10% in service fees, your choice on whether you'd want to do business with a seller there. Burners can list their tickets here with no fees, and most likely find other outlets to list t...
by A Jester
Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Theme Camp Applications
Replies: 88
Views: 13119

Re: Theme Camp Applications

Having a container or length of time on the playa were not factors in whether a camp would receive ticket allocations. <snip> It's also possible that the application itself didn't do an effective job of communicating what the camp does or offers that may meet the criteria the placement team was loo...
by A Jester
Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Theme Camp Applications
Replies: 88
Views: 13119

Re: Theme Camp Applications

i suppose i am coming from a different perspective than others as the camp i particpate in has been around 19 years with many different leaders and crews and isnt a 'theme camp' really. but.. the way i see this whole 'but the people ARE the camp' thing is that... if yer project kicks ass enough ..t...
by A Jester
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Theme Camp Applications
Replies: 88
Views: 13119

Re: Theme Camp Applications

trilobyte wrote:@risky - that's absolutely a prank posted by some random asshat that doesn't like the Space Cowboys.


Or a prank pulled by some asshat that loves the Space Cowboys.

Or by someone who doesn't have strong feelings about the SC.

*shrug*

It's so clearly not real...
by A Jester
Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Theme Camp Applications
Replies: 88
Views: 13119

Theme Camp Applications

Does anyone know how long they are taking to process these? Our camp has had an application in for a couple of weeks now with no word back.
by A Jester
Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other thoughts.
Replies: 158
Views: 12734

Re: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other though

Galaxo Magic wrote:
A Jester wrote:

You get how this seems contradictory, right?

Absolutely



*brofist*

right on.
by A Jester
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Any hope at all?
Replies: 23
Views: 1519

Re: Any hope at all?

You might think we're asking for trouble, but you don't know us. Just so you know, this attitude is what's going to fuck you up. Have a little fear. Go, go for sure. You both have been wanting to go for years. Fuck it, just go. Of course, you might end up damaging your relationship. So, if you want...
by A Jester
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other thoughts.
Replies: 158
Views: 12734

Re: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other though

I love the "I got a bullhorn" camps. Sometimes the guy/gal (but really, guy) yelling into it is hilarious and clever, sometimes he's a drunk yutz. Either way, just the idea of a bullhorn is hilarious. Just a wild guess vargaso, have you been to the Burn less than 3 times ? LOL I think we'...
by A Jester
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other thoughts.
Replies: 158
Views: 12734

Re: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other though

Frankly, some theme camps are THAT important. They make BM what it is. I respect your opinion, but don't agree with it at all. They make BM what it was last year . It was BM before that camp was there, it will be BM after that camp is gone. Without the bigger installations, BM is just 50,000 people...
by A Jester
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Not enough space on the playa.... really?!
Replies: 85
Views: 5538

Re: Not enough space on the playa.... really?!

stretch80 wrote:I have recently decided that I needed to step up and not just shoot other eplayian's ideas down. Maybe offer suggestions of my own.


Good on ya.
by A Jester
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Theme Camp Cancelation Announcement Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 3515

Re: Theme Camp Cancelation Announcement Thread

Our themecamp of 30 people is cancelling our plans on registering and providing for the community. We were planning on going super big this year and bringing shade, domes, fire and food. Due to a threat from the Black Rock Rangers made openly on eplaya we cannot register for fear of our campmates b...
by A Jester
Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped
Replies: 131
Views: 11170

Re: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped

Because the longer they sit on the tickets, the more desperate the Burners will be, thus the higher prices they can command. It's simple. If people are willing to fork out over $1k now, they're betting on closer to $2k in June. Scalpers don't work together. Just how buyers can't help themselves fro...
by A Jester
Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other thoughts.
Replies: 158
Views: 12734

Re: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other though

My camp meets all criteria listed above, has been registered for 5 years BUT has no special Enron-type connections. I am pretty damn sure we won't get jack.... But I'll tell you what, I will post on this board if we do...... Well then, STFU about it until you find out. You are decrying a system as ...
by A Jester
Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped
Replies: 131
Views: 11170

Re: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped

In before shitstorm.

(Also, I agree, but it may be that any minute now you'll be arguing with 10 people)
by A Jester
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Latest speculation
Replies: 15
Views: 1287

Re: Latest speculation

just mentioning "my book" TWICE doesnt count as a book plug, i guess.. but its pretty damn close. yes, it does, this guy's a jerk self-aggrandizing jerk something or other[personal attack deleted]. Edited to add: Hey Mods if the blogger is not posting in this forum (that we know of) can I...
by A Jester
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other thoughts.
Replies: 158
Views: 12734

Re: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other though

My non-burner friends sometimes ask me about TTITD. They think it's full of hippies, or anarchists, or drug crazed engineers. Of course, they are all right and all wrong. The ONE common thread for every Burner, IMO, is that they get shit done. Doesn't matter if you're an alcoholic Republican or a 12...
by A Jester
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers
Replies: 283
Views: 16859

Re: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers

Just out of curiosity, what would happen if all the longtime burners who didn't get tickets showed up en masse the same week with all of their stuff in another location, like Death Valley (Frying Man), The Grand Canyon (Falling Man), Niagra Falls (Drowning Man), The Petrified Forest (Stone Man), Mo...

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