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by JCarter
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: I Suppose That This is a Better Place...
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Re: I Suppose That This is a Better Place...

In that light, I think it would be interesting to understand how you are dealing with the prospect of not being able to attend this year. That's easy. I wasn't planning on attending 2012 in the first place. I might go in 2013 but it isn't definite. If that doesn't work out I'll go to Europe or mayb...
by JCarter
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: I Suppose That This is a Better Place...
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Re: I Suppose That This is a Better Place...

I think you speak for a lot of us Fishy. The endless rehashing of anguish, rage and indignation gets old. I try to have empathy for folks who are venting, but at a certain point I just tune it out. Especially since nothing is for certain right now. This same sort of howl went up after the sellout l...
by JCarter
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who here actually has an extra ticket?
Replies: 30
Views: 1910

Re: Who here actually has an extra ticket?

lemur wrote:i have all of the extra tickets!!!

29,291 of them!!


So, I am guessing you won't be scalping them.

Will you doing your own Indy 500? Or perhaps a reality TV version of "Saw"? Winner gets tickets? It would not be scalping, technically.
by JCarter
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP and Low Income launches DELAYED to February 29
Replies: 20
Views: 2036

Re: STEP and Low Income launches DELAYED to February 29

Well, back to the Lair of Horrible Creepiness. It's the Vanna White afgan that really makes it. *AHEM* It is the Vanilla White Afghan of Icky Terror, sir and/or madam and it is Creepy as Fuck. People have nightmares about that Vanilla White Afghan. PH33R the afghan! Oh, and before I forget. Even th...
by JCarter
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP and Low Income launches DELAYED to February 29
Replies: 20
Views: 2036

Re: STEP and Low Income launches DELAYED to February 29

I was wondering what that horrific shrieking was last night. I thought it was one of the dire wolves that had gotten out of the enclosure.

No, it was this happening. Well, back to the Lair of Horrible Creepiness.
by JCarter
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Home, art, dubstep,..what is Burning Man to you?
Replies: 14
Views: 1768

Home, art, dubstep,..what is Burning Man to you?

Howdy people! One of the things that I've noticed when people talk about Burning Man is that there seems to be a whole lot of disagreement in regards to what makes TTITD TTITD . From my understanding this lack of definition was baked into Burning Man as a concept but it seems to produce a problem th...
by JCarter
Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: NY Times chimes in on tickets - uggggggg
Replies: 28
Views: 4626

Re: NY Times chimes in on tickets - uggggggg

Last night she sent me the NYT article and wanted to make sure I had tickets and told me that my dad had a scalper that could get anything if I needed help. I told her I got one and thanked her for the offer without going into the whole no scalper thing. I love my mom. That almost sounds like some ...
by JCarter
Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?
Replies: 261
Views: 17983

Re: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?

What if just 10 people are seriously injured or killed at the event because they simply didn't read the survival guide or because a crowd turns ugly a la Woodstock '99? What if then hits the mainstream media and politicians get involved? Burning Man is, factually, at stake if there isn't a collabor...
by JCarter
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers
Replies: 283
Views: 18132

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

Sorry your big theme camp can't make it. But not one of those people will fall over dead because they can't go to Burning Man. IT IS A VACATION, NOT THE BE ALL AND END ALL OF LIFE. I'm sure you'll miss your friends, I know I'll miss mine who can't go. But we won't die. And for those of us who do ma...
by JCarter
Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem
Replies: 68
Views: 7982

Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Dear sir/madam/individual that does not want to be constrained by gender, I believe that eliminating ravers or any particular class of human will only temporarily resolve your issue. The actual resolution is clear. Eliminate all oxygen breathers. According to my back of the envelope calculations alm...
by JCarter
Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: What makes BM better than a Regional?
Replies: 53
Views: 3927

Re: What makes BM better than a Regional?

I wasn't at Flipside before 2005, but now I'm wildly curious, how has it sold out? Edit: oh wait you mean sold out of tickets, and implementing their own lottery, don't you? I thought you meant it became commercial somehow. I've never had a problem with tickets, I guess, but it would be fun if it c...
by JCarter
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: What makes BM better than a Regional?
Replies: 53
Views: 3927

Re: What makes BM better than a Regional?

I'm posting this question here, without first indicating my own opinion, so see what others think. The question came up in our lively debate in the ticket forum. So I'm asking YOU, what draws you to Burning Man, rather than just going to your regional event? I'll have to answer that question with a...
by JCarter
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Interesting read--open sale may be cancelled.
Replies: 110
Views: 6900

Re: Interesting read--open sale may be cancelled.

I AM OUTRAGED..by her calm demeanor and how well spoken she was and how she seemed to give off the feeling of actually caring!!! Dear small mammal, I am outraged at your outrage. I r incandescent with rage at your outrage. A seething fit of epic anger? I'm doing that right now. I am crying ACID TEA...
by JCarter
Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: "Participate" versus "don't commit your first year"
Replies: 90
Views: 21149

Re: "Participate" versus "don't commit your first year"

. . . I am tentative in my thoughts so far, because I don't want all the virgins to be in the Medical tent by 6pm Monday of the event because they help set up other camps all day and have heat exhaustion. :lol: See, that is what I'm getting at. Due to the OP having tendonitis I didn't want to make ...
by JCarter
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: "Participate" versus "don't commit your first year"
Replies: 90
Views: 21149

Re: "Participate" versus "don't commit your first year"

The way I see it there are three things you can contribute right off the bat. 1. You are a virgin. 2. Take care of yourself. 3. Be British. Now you might be thinking to yourself. "Excuse me strange man that looks like Dan Akroyd dressed as Jimmy Carter, I don't see how me being British is a gif...
by JCarter
Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Personal goals for 2012 burn
Replies: 47
Views: 2446

Re: Personal goals for 2012 burn

Now some of these goals I hope to get done before I set foot on the playa. Those goals I don't get done beforehand I will attempt to accomplish there. I do not know how or if I can make it happen. Goal 1. I wish to regain my courage. Goal 2. I wish to regain my glory Goal 3. I wish to regain my hono...
by JCarter
Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How to get over a breakup?
Replies: 36
Views: 1240

Re: How to get over a breakup?

One of the things I am amazed at since this happened is the sheer breadth of bizarre things I have thought about. Here are some of my personal favorites. Become a Kung Fu monk. Move to Iceland and become, "that crazy American that lives in the mists". Go to Burning Man and construct an ang...
by JCarter
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How to get over a breakup?
Replies: 36
Views: 1240

How to get over a breakup?

Good evening, If this is not the type of post for this forum I apologize. The reason I am posting on Eplaya about this is because you seem like pretty good people and(more importantly) pretty good people who are pretty likely to think of things that haven't occurred to me yet. If this needs to be mo...
by JCarter
Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: money bucket
Replies: 68
Views: 15668

Re: money bucket

I hope some day we'll see the BMMB index posted at Center Camp, up-to-date, 24/7 so all burners may be kept informed as to the status of this important factor in Burning Man life. Hi guys! Well, even though the BMMB Index is very important it isn't the only metric by which the economic health of Bl...
by JCarter
Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: money bucket
Replies: 68
Views: 15668

Re: money bucket

And I hope you saved it. You spent it didn't you? :roll: According to the official policy of the BMMB Index the money was most likely spent on, and I quote, "fiffery, nonsense, and folderol vaguely related to the event known as 'Burning Man' ". Don't blame me, the BMMB Index was originall...
by JCarter
Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: money bucket
Replies: 68
Views: 15668

Re: money bucket

How much did you end up having at the end of 2010? Myself and Forbes are curious to see what the BMMB(Burning Man Money Bucket) Index looked like in 2010. Actually, do you have the totals for the other years as well? They are looking at doing an article about if the BMMB Index was illustrative or pr...
by JCarter
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: SOS
Replies: 30
Views: 5518

Re: SOS

Be yourself and remain open to magical, miraculous possibilities. The Universe will then place a gift in your path, and it's up to you to recognize it and appreciate it. I guess that's a modicum of improvement - loquacious, at least - on "the playa provides." Isn't the idea of the playa p...
by JCarter
Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: What do you need from Burning Man?
Replies: 32
Views: 2365

Re: What do you need from Burning Man?

Howdy! First of all, thanks to everyone for being patient and kind in your response. These have been quite helpful. It looks like at least two of them could use a response from me so here we go with the responding. If there were questions couched in responses I missed, feel free to poke at me and I'...
by JCarter
Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: non-transferable tickets for 2012
Replies: 51
Views: 6606

Re: non-transferable tickets for 2012

(actually, that sounds pretty cool, thanks for the image, JCarter) Why thank you. I was thinking of using at as an actual theme camp at Burning Man but I can't think of a way to do it that doesn't feel at least a little like "Triumph of Will", a civil war re-enactment or some atrocity lad...
by JCarter
Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: non-transferable tickets for 2012
Replies: 51
Views: 6606

Re: non-transferable tickets for 2012

i agree. however, it may be the biggest year for it - which could jeopardise the whole thing for us all. if they ended burning man right now - thousands would still show up, and thousands are being denied entry this year. i don't want it to end this way - with those people running the gate and caus...
by JCarter
Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:35 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: To preserve the Burn... we must...
Replies: 45
Views: 5245

Re: To preserve the Burn... we must...

I think I get where you're coming from visa vi the idea being redundant and impractical. It might be a lot of blah blah to some, yet I am genuinely worried about the survival of this culture in a society that makes everything have a commodity value. Maybe business interests aren't at the burn, yet ...
by JCarter
Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: What do you need from Burning Man?
Replies: 32
Views: 2365

Re: What do you need from Burning Man?

I just have one question: Have you been? Yes, yes I have. Just checking :D I realized about 30 seconds before you responded that I should have been more clear. I went once in 1999. I don't consider my experience to be really representative as I was not in a place where a "burner" should b...
by JCarter
Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: What do you need from Burning Man?
Replies: 32
Views: 2365

Re: What do you need from Burning Man?

junglesmacks wrote:I just have one question: Have you been?



Yes, yes I have.
by JCarter
Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: What do you need from Burning Man?
Replies: 32
Views: 2365

What do you need from Burning Man?

I was attending a presentation about opium awhile back and it was mentioned that for some people opiates resolve all of the needs you had before you started using opiates(need for food, sex, etc.,etc.) and replaces it with one need, the need for more opiates. In one of the threads about Burning Man ...
by JCarter
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Going, not Going This Year?...
Replies: 39
Views: 3266

Re: Going, not Going This Year?...

Nope. Reasons in order My money and time is pretty much spoken for this year and maybe even next year. Even if I did want to go tickets are already sold out(I'm not blaming anyone, just stating a fact). I want to go to some regional stuff on the east coast first as my tastes may have changed since I...

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