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by Ano
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 3794

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: 480

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: 97
Views: 6673

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: 97
Views: 6673

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: 97
Views: 6673

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: 97
Views: 6673

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: 1603

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: 13041

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: 3782

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: 2799

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: 2799

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: 3005

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: 875

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: 4067
Views: 831527

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: 2701

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: 1449

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: 1449

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.
by Ano
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Numb toes: help needed
Replies: 20
Views: 2003

Re: Numb toes: help needed

I've had this happen before, no idea why. It went away after a week. I think it had to do with all of the extra activity I was doing.

You'll be fine!
by Ano
Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2016 Exodus: Traffic, stories, etc.
Replies: 112
Views: 5252

Re: 2016 Exodus: Traffic, stories, etc.

I want to give a special thanks to the teenager who decided to disappear from her plug and play camp because she was mad at her parents and go off to party with a 30+ year old stranger. Thanks to her, we had one of the historically worst exoduses in a very long time. Hooray! It's time to take a long...
by Ano
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike assembly
Replies: 25
Views: 1715

Re: Bike assembly

Y'know, a lot of folks poo-poo all over $100-200 dollar bikes sourced from the cheap places... and in some cases, rightfully so. They aren't made with the best parts, and some things come a bit screwy on them. But tens of thousands of us do, in fact, survive just fine on those cheap bikes every year...
by Ano
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: volunteering with GPE
Replies: 26
Views: 2827

Re: volunteering with GPE

Gate is great. Makes my burn complete. My favorite part of Gate is where I gate the hell out of some crazy shit.

Do Gate. 'Cause it's great.
by Ano
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?
Replies: 107
Views: 5870

Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Gate. Same as always. Same as forever.
by Ano
Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: 25-foot Monkey Hut with 5-foot poles
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: 25-foot Monkey Hut with 5-foot poles

I can't speak to your specific plan, but in my experience, the Monkey Hut is a great structure in its base configuration, but it does not scale very well. If you try to make it bigger, it becomes more and more of a danger. I had two experiences - One was with a camp building two long monkey huts. I ...
by Ano
Tue May 03, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Further Future deleted by mods?
Replies: 31
Views: 1942

Re: Further Future deleted by mods?

I went to this event. The article I'm sure this thread is referencing, the other article floating around, and a few other pieces on this event are all way off base and quite frankly it is making my head hurt. I say - before you decide to judge something, perhaps one should try actually *going* to th...
by Ano
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Volunteer comp tickets?
Replies: 86
Views: 3807

Re: Volunteer comp tickets?

I mean, who else really likes large slices of pizza? There's a great pizza place near where I work in Oakland that has this stuff called "white pie," which has sauce made of garlic puree and cauliflower. It has huge chunks of Ricotta on it, as well as arugula. It is wonderful and probably ...
by Ano
Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Volunteer comp tickets?
Replies: 86
Views: 3807

Re: Volunteer comp tickets?

edit: Actually, nevermind. I decided to be a snoop and look at your posts here and at "the other place," and you're obnoxious. You argue over slight minutia, seemingly everywhere. We're past page two - have a nice warm glass of STFU and accept that not everything in the world is going to b...
by Ano
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Volunteer comp tickets?
Replies: 86
Views: 3807

Re: Volunteer comp tickets?

I get a comped ticket... but the work I do involves 35+ (usually 48 for me) hours of hard work, including one shift starting at midnight or 6am, travel time to/from shift (which adds up), expectation to show up sober and ready for ANYTHING (I had to work during the rain in 2014, which included getti...
by Ano
Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: How many gallons of water for evaporative cooling?
Replies: 14
Views: 1966

Re: How many gallons of water for evaporative cooling?

I don't bring extra water for mine - I just use the melt from the coolers in camp. Makes things much easier :mrgreen: However, it doesn't seem to use very much. By my scientific estimation, it uses a "wow, really? that's it?" amount of water after running it for 6 hours in the morning to s...
by Ano
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: 2015 Moop Map
Replies: 85
Views: 5896

Re: 2015 Moop Map

Green. Major sigh of relief.

Talked with my last campmates. They had to carry some out due to our badly designed stakes. But... green five years in a row. I'm happy.

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