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by Ano
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Salon takes a hatchet to Burning Man?
Replies: 10
Views: 753

Re: Salon takes a hatchet to Burning Man?

You can also light a cigarette with one... Or, if it's particularly dusty, cross beams with another laser.

Woohoo...?
by Ano
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: soylent
Replies: 33
Views: 2092

Re: soylent

Soylent can be good, but I absolutely do NOT recommend drinking it for your first time on Playa. You're going to get a stomach cramp for the ages, and then you're going to fart some of the most vile farts you'll ever have, ever, EVER. Seriously, EVER. Soylent doesn't play nice with your stomach the ...
by Ano
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 240
Views: 9655

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

I'm willing to put down money, right now, on this: This 747 isn't making it back to Burning Man. It's going to have to get scrapped because it's going to get stuck on playa in such a way that recovery is monetarily improbable. It's already starting to get there, if those front wheels are any indicat...
by Ano
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 240
Views: 9655

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

Ah, yeah, about that plane.... and the towing... https://i.imgur.com/5l3Ku9O.jpg It didn't make it. These guys definitely did not realize that the playa gets significantly softer on the edges. This, right here, is what we called "FUCKED" with more caps than that. Ah, yeah, and that's before they fig...
by Ano
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: has burning man *actually* gotten worse?
Replies: 21
Views: 884

Re: has burning man *actually* gotten worse?

It's different. I still enjoy the event. I started coming in 2011. I feel like the event has changed, and I feel like there is a growing population of people who willfully choose to not get the event. It's frustrating to be around these people, and it's frustrating to watch camps grow that support t...
by Ano
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"
Replies: 110
Views: 12675

Re: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"

The experiences you had this year of flaws or fails in the culture really need to be sent to feedback@burningman.com or whatever email they set up for this year. They usually run it until mid-October and probably get 10-20K emails. Hogwash. This does stuff in some cases, but let's be real here. My ...
by Ano
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: Night at the climb in
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Night at the climb in

As I understand it, some folks tried to shut it down before the event even opened. There was a lot of arguing and gnashing-of-the-claws, some folks tried to get it taken down early, and eventually it took 20ish high-up people in various departments threatening to handcuff themselves to the art proje...
by Ano
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 937653

Re: cooling your tent or van

After five years of service, my original Cooler Bucket, built in 2013, lives on. It still works like a dream. I only went for the weekend this year for a variety of reasons, but my cooler bucket continues to be the best thing I ever did. I think it may be time for me to upgrade it a bit, though. Thi...
by Ano
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 2018 Arrivial / Traffic
Replies: 20
Views: 1044

Re: 2018 Arrivial / Traffic



Looks like things are backed up again, thanks to white-outs all day.
by Ano
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 102
Views: 5536

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

I think it's worth mentioning that it is rather clear that there are some people out there who want to pump their numbers up this year. I bet it's because of the permit negotiation.
by Ano
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 102
Views: 5536

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

I did share my thoughts with the BORG, but I truly feel that enabling people to come in via mass transit options is a net negative for the event. I've spent too much time volunteering at the airport and seeing that weird operation grow exponentially over the past few years to not be honest about it.
by Ano
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?
Replies: 40
Views: 5023

Re: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?

I can at least safely say the event has been roughly the same since 2011, almost down to where some camps are placed. Not much shakeup, in a strange way. It's just gotten way, way bigger, which is even strange to say because it was huge when I first went.
by Ano
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 6398

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

The passengers on the Burner Air Express are specifically targeted for "Burning Man 101" with a review of the principals before being let in to the event. Food for thought....
by Ano
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Do county or state cops ever enforce vehicle laws other than speed and registration?
Replies: 6
Views: 1773

Re: Do county or state cops ever enforce vehicle laws other than speed and registration?

I think it is absolutely worth nothing that in 2013, an overzealous BLM response to some permit negotiations gone sour ended up culminating in a very tough year for BLM enforcement, including ticketing a DPW art car driving around pre-event for not having seatbelts.

Once.

It happened once.
by Ano
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"
Replies: 110
Views: 12675

Re: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"

This needless obfuscation of the truth doesn't help anyone. Same with the muddying of ticketing issues with credentials/passes/staff-priced access/etc. Maybe if we are talking about where to find the tuna guys, sure, but operational things, I've always found it weird how the org is so squirmy over t...
by Ano
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"
Replies: 110
Views: 12675

Re: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"

It's not seen as good form to talk about, but volunteers do receive access passes for the next year if they work enough. I have attended on a staff credential for working enough for years. And to be fair, it is not really too many shifts to at least guarantee yourself access. I know what the require...
by Ano
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"
Replies: 110
Views: 12675

Re: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"

I think it's a great thing they are willing to admit something, don't get me wrong. It's a huge step in the right direction. But I can't forget about Jim Tanenbaum - who was on the Burning Man Project board of directors was complicit in running the kind of camp that I think most would argue have don...
by Ano
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"
Replies: 110
Views: 12675

Re: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"

This conversation is way too late. I started in 2011, and it was probably too late to have it already then. I'm riding this train while I still can. I still have an insane amount of fun out there, but I can't deny the culture creep. Maybe I'm just getting older, too, because I'm almost 30 now and I ...
by Ano
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: I don't get why you can buy in the pre-sale and then continue to buy tickets in the main sale.
Replies: 14
Views: 1819

I don't get why you can buy in the pre-sale and then continue to buy tickets in the main sale.

I don't think the pre-sale's intended purpose is an insurance investment, but that's what it appears to be for most. Buy a pre-sale ticket, go for the main sale, and if you can find a better ticket, spend the rest of the summer trying to offload it on Ebay/stubhub/facebook/etc, with varying degrees ...
by Ano
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: 2017 Art Theme: Radical Ritual
Replies: 130
Views: 19310

Re: 2017 Art Theme: Radical Ritual

This is cool and all, but my hopes for a return to the skeleton man get dashed every year... I want my skeleton back. The man outline with clothes just isn't as cool, in my opinion.
by Ano
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Top Asshats of 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 4565

Re: Top Asshats of 2016

The girl who plopped down and took a huge shit in the deep playa. (Picture from reddit: http://i.imgur.com/CwNOX39.jpg) And, a gigantic special holy-fuck-you to the person in our neighborhood who: Used our shower without asking, claimed it as their own, and showed other people how to use it Routinel...
by Ano
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Mayan Warrior
Replies: 25
Views: 4080

Re: Mayan Warrior

It is not my story to share, but... if any of you ever get the chance to talk to one of the RH guys, ask them what the sound system is. It has a very cool story that makes it a bit more magical, I think. We are absolutely and insanely spoiled in BRC to have these kinds of sound systems just driving ...
by Ano
Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Mayan Warrior
Replies: 25
Views: 4080

Re: Mayan Warrior

Definitely one of the top mobile sound-systems out there. A little bit harsh on the high end, but that's a given with the system they're using. The new emblem and the lighting were excellent, and their lasers they had running were just stupid. I spent a long time one late evening laying in the deep ...
by Ano
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Water-based-art on Playa?
Replies: 39
Views: 6646

Re: Water-based-art on Playa?

I do not know specifically what the rules are regarding water-based art, but I have seen fountains and the like out there in camps. Even if the rules do explicitly prohibit what he is trying to do, if your father-in-law can prove beyond a shadow-of-a-doubt that he knows what he is doing and how he p...
by Ano
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Aggregated Information for Arrival, During, and Exodus
Replies: 8
Views: 1127

Re: Aggregated Information for Arrival, During, and Exodus

The guaranteed way to avoid Exodus is to either leave early (estimated time: before man burns) or leave late (Tuesday afternoon). Even then, Tuesday Morning had a 3 hour wait this year somehow, and the gate did shut for a period of time post Man-Burn adding a bit of complications. If you have somewh...
by Ano
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 937653

Re: cooling your tent or van

Years later, my figjam bucket is possibly one of the best things I've ever built for playa. I had a particularly trying early-week lanes shift that went all morning that knocked me right the fuck out - six hours of dust and sun and running out of water and not drinking enough cerasport and etc meant...
by Ano
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: How was your volunteer job this year?
Replies: 30
Views: 4511

Re: How was your volunteer job this year?

Simultaneously my favorite thing and least favorite thing every year. The new role I acted in provided me a view into some things that make me very unhappy about the trajectory of Burning Man. I also feel like I worked a little bit too much... and my final shift in exodus is always hard, and especia...
by Ano
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Who was performing at deep playa Wednesday morning??
Replies: 20
Views: 2179

Re: Who was performing at deep playa Wednesday morning??

So, what? Is a keyboardist not a musician because they can tag samples to keys and switch between them on the fly? Fuck, Page McConnell of Phish is no longer a musician. HVOB had their vocalist sing all songs, a drummer playing all the beats, and a keyboardist playing a mixture of notes and samples....
by Ano
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Who was performing at deep playa Wednesday morning??
Replies: 20
Views: 2179

Re: Who was performing at deep playa Wednesday morning??

To the contrary, HVOB is a full live band. You're dumb. Thanks for shitting your opinion out like it matters, though. It matters as much as the other piles of shit in a porto.

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