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by curt shocker
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: What does it mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: What does it mean?

Wow. I love the word for this: phantosmia. As with all internet-based self diagnoses - I've only got months to live, doomed by some horrific inevitably terminal brain condition. I prefer to see as I've really only got months to wait until coming alive once again. Dr. Trilobyte I like your diagnosis.
by curt shocker
Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: What does it mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 721

What does it mean?

lately I have been catching whiffs of the playa. No, not camp stuff that hasn't been cleaned. I mean in places and situations completely unrelated to the playa I will suddenly and quite distinctly smell that unmistakable acrid aroma. It will last for about 5~10 seconds. It's gone pretty much as soon...
by curt shocker
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man
Replies: 76
Views: 17974

Re: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man

FWIW, Google has updated the image for BRC. It's not super high resolution and has some cloud shadows, but it's good enough the see the (upside-down) smiley we made in the street with our cooler water. http://tinyurl.com/l7xu8dy
by curt shocker
Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: And you thought Krug was bad....
Replies: 29
Views: 6178

Re: And you thought Krug was bad....

I still want to know if I would be allowed to blog about how I explained Faraday's law at Burning Man. ...before you get up in arms - I didn't actually explain Faraday's law at Burning Man - I know better than that, it is just a hypothetical. It's people like you that are RUINING the enjoyment of I...
by curt shocker
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Police Using Entrapment
Replies: 95
Views: 16208

Re: Police Using Entrapment

I think the tennis balls were full of weed.


Hmm. Sounds like there might have been a racket in the area.
by curt shocker
Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: The Anti-Weekender
Replies: 37
Views: 6086

Re: The Anti-Weekender

Like all things pleasant, BM is in a state of transformation from what it was to what it will be. I noticed a definite change this year over years past. Was it the number of newbie first year virgins on playa? Even the music changed it seemed like. Ten years ago you could not escape the pounding Oo...
by curt shocker
Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Because of Burning Man I Now...
Replies: 129
Views: 24451

Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

The last cigarette was the night of the Man burn, and the last toke was the Monday prior. Since smoking both were daily events I'm going to split the difference and say it's been 5 weeks. It's not so much a craving as a sensation that the fabric of my mind is unravelling. I know the focus would retu...
by curt shocker
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Because of Burning Man I Now...
Replies: 129
Views: 24451

Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

clocksnmirrors wrote:
curt shocker wrote:...no longer smoke cigarettes.



congrats on quitting


Thanks! I still have moments where I feel like I am losing my mind. But then I take some deep breaths and envision riding out to the deep playa and back.
by curt shocker
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Because of Burning Man I Now...
Replies: 129
Views: 24451

Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

...no longer smoke cigarettes. ...no longer smoke weed. (True story. 5 weeks. Have given these up as a 20 years long daily habit since the first Monday of this year's event. They just seemed stupid and isolating.) ...crush aluminum cans with my bare hands. ...find V8 and Cup-O-Noodles an acceptable ...
by curt shocker
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: The Sounds of Black Rock City
Replies: 4
Views: 946

Re: The Sounds of Black Rock City

Favorite sound? Mid Playa City Boom Cacophony Mashup. The best DJ ever! That sound you hear when you are out there in big artsville, and there is no major art car around you, and you just hear and feel that rumble. Its the cities's crazy hearbeat that is so disjointed and random yet so consistent a...

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