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by bmix
Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: 3:00 Neighborhood Camps
Replies: 71
Views: 26272

Re: 3:00 Neighborhood Camps

Number one: Congratulations to all those who got placement! And a big shout-out to the Placement-folk, whom I hope are getting some much-deserved sleep right about now. You guys ROCK!!! Number B: I'm moist with delight to announce that INEBRIATION NATION has received official placement at 3:00 and t...
by bmix
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Replies: 53
Views: 6308

Re: Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

trilobyte wrote:You may care to read the recent blog post that specifically states that name on ticket won't be happening.
Yep, I missed that. Thanks for the pointer.
by bmix
Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Replies: 53
Views: 6308

Re: Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

I agree with everything you said: • No tiers (still keeping low-income/scholarship program) • $375/ticket (although I would say $350; very slight difference) And to add in a couple of things, I predict: • General Open Sale date: January 16th, 10am PST • Names on tickets with ID required to enter Tha...
by bmix
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: 2013 Theme
Topic: Street Name Predictions for 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 9572

Re: Street Name Predictions for 2013

theCryptofishist wrote: I'm pretty sure that they are way ahead of you on that.
Awesome. I know they've used it for the last 2 or 3 years, but wasn't sure if it was a "done deal," so to speak. I assumed it was, but you know how that goes.
by bmix
Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: 2013 Theme
Topic: Street Name Predictions for 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 9572

Re: Street Name Predictions for 2013

This year could go a few different ways... I like Simon's list of religious figures. I'm thinking if it's not that, it might be items related to Cargo Cults in general, maybe shipping terminology mixed with vague allusions to religious practices. So here's my shot (last year I sucked; I think I got ...
by bmix
Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme
Topic: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?
Replies: 627
Views: 74353

Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

I'll pile on with the agreement--at first blush, this looks incredibly promising, and might be one of the best themes I'm ever seen. It can be interpreted so many different ways... after reading about the actual Cargo Cults, I can see the theme as the intersection between religion and consumerism (A...
by bmix
Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: HEY BURNERS: Three easy steps for Ticket Holder Verification
Replies: 21
Views: 1032

Re: HEY BURNERS: Three easy steps for Ticket Holder Verifica

How about this, we'll fingerprint every one of us, then do a pupil and voice recognition. Then next, a DNA sample. That should keep the scalpers at bay and everyone who's not a burner or burgin cannot penetrate, assimilate or permeate into our community! Nes pa?? Will they take my sock? For the DNA...
by bmix
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: HEY BURNERS: Three easy steps for Ticket Holder Verification
Replies: 21
Views: 1032

Re: HEY BURNERS: Three easy steps for Ticket Holder Verifica

Bitching = "OMG this is teh suxxors! No more Burning Man!! Lottery blows!!!" = Absence of ideas. Not bitching = "Here's how I think this thing can be fixed." = Proposal of idea. OP isn't "bitching" by any definition, sorry. I agree we're awash with "how to fix" posts, but at least this person put so...
by bmix
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Yet another possible solution (LOOONG post)
Replies: 16
Views: 1613

Re: Yet another possible solution (LOOONG post)

The point of tiered pricing is not to reward early purchases, it's to provide a sort of 'honor system' method to allow those with greater means to help out those with less. Before the current financial crisis, a lot of people in the burner community were under-employed or just plain barely making e...
by bmix
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Yet another possible solution (LOOONG post)
Replies: 16
Views: 1613

Re: Yet another possible solution (LOOONG post)

I like your well thought out arguement. As a 13 year Burner I've always kinda enjoyed the stress and effort to try and get that first tier ticket (it still takes WAY less time than actually getting a theme camp hauled up there), but it always does have server problems. It seems the point of the lot...
by bmix
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: OUTRAGE OVER THE LOTTERY!
Replies: 73
Views: 3850

Re: OUTRAGE OVER THE LOTTERY!

I have to side with the people that DON'T think it's a money grab... they won't make any more money off this method than they would any other way. I think they were just trying to come up with the simplest idea that would solve last year's problems. That being said, I also think they should have rel...
by bmix
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Yet another possible solution (LOOONG post)
Replies: 16
Views: 1613

Re: Yet another possible solution (LOOONG post)

The ticket selling systems are not owned by Burning Man!! About 15 people have suggested a process similar to what you are describing. Anyone who suggests that people will need photo ID at the gate, along with a ticket, simply has no idea what that will do to the entry times. People barely can find...
by bmix
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Yet another possible solution (LOOONG post)
Replies: 16
Views: 1613

Yet another possible solution (LOOONG post)

[DISCLAIMER: This post is a honker. I tend to write long, and I like to "show my work," as it were. Sit, relax, have some coffee. You've been warned :twisted: ] There's been a lot of discussion about the ticket system for this year; some good, some bad, and some batshit insane. I wanted to mull it o...
by bmix
Wed May 18, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: Want To Connect To Camps That Show Films
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Film camps (campy films?)

Tikiplex-12 will be back again this year with its combination Tiki bar/movie theater (the "12" comes from showing 12 movies, just not all at the same time). We have a projector with a smaller screen, something like 82". We're primarily looking at 60s and 70s psychedelic/beach/grindhouse/b-movie fare...
by bmix
Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: 2011 Theme
Topic: 2011 street names
Replies: 90
Views: 26362

My guesses

Every year, I play this game, and every year, I wind up with about a 40% success rate. So here goes: Ascension Birth Confirmation Death Exodus First Kiss (props to Anti M; love this) Graduation Hazing Indoctrination Jugendweihe (it's a German thing) Krypteia (it's a really old thing--Sparta maybe? C...
by bmix
Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Webcams this year?
Replies: 6
Views: 6126

Webcams

I can't make it this year either, so I've been scouring the web trying to find a feed. Thus far, this is the only one I've found: http://www.ustream.tv/burningman I think they're in testing phase at the moment; I keep seeing a lot of shaky-cam and people slinging cables around. I'm hoping it'll stab...
by bmix
Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Cell Phones on the Playa for 09 (gifted!)
Replies: 56
Views: 10727

Cell phones

I gotta call "prank" on this one: A) First post B) Gifting 10,000 phones costs some serious $$$. Unless, of course, it's a corporate sponsorship, which opens up a whole 'nother can of worms... C) Apparently, there's service on the playa now anyway. If this is indeed true, it would be the worst timin...
by bmix
Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:07 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC 2009 Map?
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

Theme Camp map

If you're looking for something printable, I haven't found anything either. However, check this thread: http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=30072 There's a Java-based map-o-the-camps there. Not so good for printing, I think, but if you're looking for something before leaving for the playa, ...
by bmix
Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I am fucking excited
Replies: 39
Views: 5301

Apollonaris Zeus wrote:Then get a roll of towels to clean up with
It's OK, I had a moist towelette handy.

And it has that pleasant lemon scent!
by bmix
Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I am fucking excited
Replies: 39
Views: 5301

ME TOO. This is the first year I'm actually putting together a camp of my own and so many things have happened that I just think this year is going to kick absolute eternal king god ASS.

Whew. I feel better now!
by bmix
Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: 2007 Art & Performance
Topic: '07' ZOMBIE CRAWL! TUESDAY NIGHT! Uuuuugggggghhhhhhh!
Replies: 32
Views: 10281

Zombie Crawl AFTERPARTY!!!

Have you ever wanted to be a Zombie while drinking a Zombie which was served to you by another Zombie while watching a movie about Zombies? Well, now you can! Tikiplex 12 is tickled pink (or possibly a nice gangrenous green) to support the Black Rock International Burner Hostel in their mission to Z...
by bmix
Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Will the Org respond to the 2.0 controversy?
Replies: 193
Views: 57605

That's ok, for me at least. I never really expected anyone in an official position to post here. Never have I been more tickled to eat my own words (they weren't bad with a little hot sauce, and some onion rings on the side). So often in modern life, we're encouraged to believe in things... relatio...
by bmix
Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Will the Org respond to the 2.0 controversy?
Replies: 193
Views: 57605

So...we're still sitting here waiting for "The Hatted One" to make an appearance. I'm not holding my breath, chances are he won't be able to do or say anything in here for fear of alienating the companies he is trying to get to buy into the event. That's ok, for me at least. I never really expected...
by bmix
Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: LCD projector and screen recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 3776

I don't know what your tolerance is for tinkering, but here's something we're doing this year: http://www.tomshardware.com/2004/11/13/supersize_your_tv_for_/ We're still building it, so I can't vouch for our success at the moment... however, it will be built in some fashion and we will be using it a...
by bmix
Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: how does a camp get their own port a pottie
Replies: 10
Views: 2187

If you ever remember the price, kindly post it. Did one potty last all week without service? Did they service it? Here's everything I remember about the potty rental: 1) We transported it ourselves, from the rental place to BRC. 2" ball on the back of my tiny Toyota pickup. I can't remember if our ...
by bmix
Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:51 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: how does a camp get their own port a pottie
Replies: 10
Views: 2187

Steven bradford wrote:Great Link Bmix!

I want to rent this one

http://www.sanihut.com/execsuit.shtml
Oh HELL yeah!

Seriously, I pulled up the link and just about shot tea through my nose. I just wonder if the seat's made of gold. This should be Robbidobbs' potty. Awesome...
by bmix
Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:42 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: how does a camp get their own port a pottie
Replies: 10
Views: 2187

And now (drumroll please)... The answer you seek! Talk to these fine folk: http://www.sanihut.com/ The camp I've been with the last few years has used them every year. I forget the prices, but they were extremely reasonable (WAY cheaper than you'd think). Plus, their staff has a couple Burners. Very...
by bmix
Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Do you know what makes BM possible?
Replies: 32
Views: 6060

Burning Man is made possible each year by the gay Martians. We've been building landing strips for 'em for years.


/it's the soil
//keep your head and arms inside the mixer at all times
///silliest thing I could think of to post--too obscure?
by bmix
Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Why you should NOT go to Burning Man
Replies: 43
Views: 11119

Man, seriously... It's been just the crappiest day, and my enthusiasm for the event has waned so badly with the 2.0 article and all, and then I saw your post, and remembered everything that was good about BRC. Thank you. I'm crashing out now with fond memories of being (creatively) harassed by a gro...
by bmix
Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cheap carport deal
Replies: 32
Views: 12400

Aaaaaand several hours (and several beers) later, here's the pic:

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Pretty straightforward, really. I'll be disassembling it a couple weeks from now to pack away. I'll post if I run into any serious snags.

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