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by Eric
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why isn't 12 o'clock North?
Replies: 14
Views: 1850

Re: Why isn't 12 o'clock North?

The street numbers have nothing to do with the layout of the city in relation to a compass. It's more to do with the names of the streets and navigating your way around. Yup - the radials didn't even get named with numbers until 2004, to make it easier for Emergency Services to find their way aroun...
by Eric
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: First Time Burner & Modest Dresser
Replies: 15
Views: 683

Re: First Time Burner & Modest Dresser

I dress for comfort, even though my clothes tend to be bright. PJ bottoms, pantaloons, silk flowy pants for daytime, paired with a tshirt and a shit-ton of sunblock (I'm a ginger), keffiyeh for my head (double-duty head covering & dusk mask that fits over my beard), goggles. Good to go. Night-time i...
by Eric
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Anyone have experience with motorized trenching on the playa?
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: Anyone have experience with motorized trenching on the playa?

I'm pretty sure trenching meant to be only for areas of possible public vehicle traffic. On playa, across a road. Not for hiding wires in your camp. That doesn't mean it doesn't happen, but it's not supposed to. Don't take that on as a newbie. This. If it's inside a camp, cover those wires with rug...
by Eric
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Decommodification Starts With You
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: Decommodification Starts With You

I thought we agree to the principles went we buy our ticket. Burning Man on the 10 Principles : They were crafted not as a dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture They're general guidelines, not commandments, other than Leave No Trace and No...
by Eric
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?
Replies: 23
Views: 574

Re: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?

but.... maybe more will feel better??.. Nope. I can guarantee you that no matter what system you come up with, if the person who is upset doesn't have a ticket in their hand, your system is a failure. How can I guarantee that? I've been a mod since the first sell-out, and every single "fix the tick...
by Eric
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Show no Tickets Usergroup
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Show no Tickets Usergroup

Token wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:04 pm
Good intentions and all but still, MIA.
Trilo is still here, still paying attention behind the scenes. Just like every other Burner he's in crunch time though. Besides, it's not like we're getting paid for this... :lol:
by Eric
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Decommodification Starts With You
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: Decommodification Starts With You

Does anyone really, seriously and truly believe that this marketing photoshoot was done completely without the approval of anyone in the ORG??? I've looked over the posted images - the only mention of a brand is in the websites headline, but the actual images were taken from the women's instagram a...
by Eric
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Tickets/Passes Offered
Topic: Ticket scammer/scalper reminders
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Ticket scammer/scalper reminders

If it sounds too good to be true, it's a scam.
Don't buy it!


Scammers are counting on burners being desperate for a ticket, you've got to stay rational in your hunt. People get taken for hundreds (and thousands) of dollars Every Single Year, don't be one of them.
by Eric
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: ?Seminar / lecture on evils of circumcision?
Replies: 28
Views: 1150

Re: ?Seminar / lecture on evils of circumcision?

You wanted to talk cock, own it. You know I'm enjoying this thread. :lol: Both me & the hubby are from the auto-cut generation (I'd be cut anyway, being Jewish), neither of us has ever had less than a really good time using our dicks. Been with plenty of boys of both varieties, all their cocks were...
by Eric
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Ask Eric
Replies: 687
Views: 33419

Re: Ask Eric

Eric, may I help pay for that new migraine medicine for you? Luckily meds are one thing my insurance does well. That's covered, but thank you, you wonderful man! So whats better , natural BO , or patcholi oil ? Natural BO, any day. If it gets too strong, use one of those salt crystal deodorants, th...
by Eric
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Parachute shade structure Q's
Replies: 12
Views: 943

Re: Parachute shade structure Q's

You've been steered away from a parachute, but just to drive the point home: this is what happened to a brand-new parachute on our dome when a microburst hit it (same storm had a microburst that partially collapsed a steel dome). This even had venting in it. Make sure you use something stronger than...
by Eric
Fri May 18, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Ask Eric
Replies: 687
Views: 33419

Re: Ask Eric

Ratty wrote:Eric does everyone in the BayArea go to events all year?
Events? Sure - I'm at parties and clubs all the time. Also movies, game nights and ... other stuff.
by Eric
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: DJ Avicii Death
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

Re: DJ Avicii Death

Was he a major force in making EDM mainstream (love it or hate it)? Yep. I’d say Donna Summer had him beat by 40+ years, but that’s just us old bearded queens talking drag races and shit... ;) Everything's a cycle, Avicii, Daft Punk and some others are who brought it back this go-'round. I remember...
by Eric
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newbie Order of Things
Replies: 24
Views: 1492

Re: Newbie Order of Things

I haven't showered out there since 2007 - within a few minutes of getting out, you're covered in dust again. I use No Rinse Body Wash & a washcloth for my hands, face, pits & bits; No Rinse Shampoo/ Conditioner for my beard. You smell like a nursing home for about 30 minutes, but the stuff works rea...
by Eric
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: DJ Avicii Death
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

Re: DJ Avicii Death

I've got a lot of friends who are really sad about this. Was he Prince or Bowie (or even Amy Winehouse)? No. Was he a major force in making EDM mainstream (love it or hate it)? Yep.
by Eric
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: I bought tickets through a 3rd party!
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: I bought tickets through a 3rd party!

I've moved this to Tickets Discussion, where it's a better fit
by Eric
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Tickets/Passes Offered
Topic: SOLD: Selling 2 Tickets + Vehicle Pass for 2,210 USD
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: SOLD: Selling 2 Tickets + Vehicle Pass for 2,210 USD

Congrats to the buyer, thread is locked. :)
by Eric
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: [IMHO] BMC ticket sale process is broken!
Replies: 29
Views: 1868

Re: [IMHO] BMC ticket sale process is broken!

So, i've been hyped through the day of the Main Sale that i'll be successful purchasing the ticket with no problems , but, bummer, i was not. The problem is not the org, or the ticket sales, but that the camp you joined blatantly lied to you and built up your hopes. Our federal permit tells the org...
by Eric
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The person below me
Replies: 12504
Views: 502508

Re: The person below me

Nah. My life is my gag.


TPBM doesn't think that's a valid answer, and really does have an amazing April Fools joke planned.
by Eric
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: When was ePlaya born?
Replies: 13
Views: 1580

Re: When was ePlaya born?

ygmir wrote:that's the nice thing about souls......they stay black no matter what...
I'm a ginger - no soul to blacken. :shock:
by Eric
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?
Replies: 37
Views: 4054

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

Thanks for all the old stories was fun to read but doesn't damper my spirit to finally arrive this summer as a 2018 virgin. Don't let any of us jaded fuckos dampen your spirit - and you'll notice that most of us still go. We may have memories of great things in the past, but, fukkit, last year I ma...
by Eric
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: When was ePlaya born?
Replies: 13
Views: 1580

Re: When was ePlaya born?

Papa Bear wrote:
Eric wrote:It's in our blood - that fucking dust attaches itself permanently.
No kidding. When I first started going, my beard was red. Now it's almost entirely the color of playa, and getting more so every year.
Same issue, with the same color beard! :lol:
by Eric
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: When was ePlaya born?
Replies: 13
Views: 1580

Re: When was ePlaya born?

Captain Goddammit wrote:There’s actually a few of us from the start of ePlaya still around.
Why, I don’t know...
It's in our blood - that fucking dust attaches itself permanently. Even when we miss years.
by Eric
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: JRS - Has it lost steam?
Replies: 20
Views: 1531

Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

and Token hits the nail on the head.

I glance at JRS & move on, I used to read the whole thing. I'd call it milquetoast, but that implies something more exciting than the current JRS.
by Eric
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The person below me
Replies: 12504
Views: 502508

Re: The person below me

God no. Air-conditioned RVs/ hexa's/ etc to escape to, yes; the whole place - oh hell no.



tpbm has a favorite springtime destination
by Eric
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Guardian on the Burner Bus
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Re: Guardian on the Burner Bus

Backing up what Token said. With Kidsville you can trust they're going to recommend someone worthy of precious cargo - even on a crowded bus. That's the only way I'd allow a stranger to act as a guardian to any of my nieces or nephews.
by Eric
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The person below me
Replies: 12504
Views: 502508

Re: The person below me

I do, but the event inevitably takes place in a field of dead grass surrounded by an irrigation ditch, and the only way in is over a couple of planks of wood. Somehow there are still vehicles there, and I always (always) discover that I've forgotten to bring anything. tpbm also has their "I'm dreami...
by Eric
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The person below me
Replies: 12504
Views: 502508

Re: The person below me

Don't even have a drivers license, much less an art car to drive. Sadly.



tpbm has gotten to explore their favorite art car.
by Eric
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The person below me
Replies: 12504
Views: 502508

Re: The person below me

This year it's a pile of vacations with the Hubby, next year all that money gets plowed back into the Burn.


tbpm hasn't ever taken a "vacation year" since they've started going to the Burn

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