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by Roark
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar
Replies: 88940
Views: 6766255

Re: The Bar

Happy Post #88888! WOW! Talk about a long-running thread... :mrgreen:
by Roark
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: BEquinox 2013 Los Angeles Regional Campout 3/22-3/24
Replies: 21
Views: 5458

Re: BEquinox Los Angeles Regional Campout 3/22-3/24

Joshua Tree is wonderful. I REALLY wish I was still local. :mrgreen:
by Roark
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: BEquinox 2013 Los Angeles Regional Campout 3/22-3/24
Replies: 21
Views: 5458

Re: BEquinox Los Angeles Regional Campout 3/22-3/24

Mojojita wrote:
Here are some super useful contacts:

You want to bring an Art Piece? – beart@burningman.com


Too cool! Best of luck with the event! Wish I still lived in LA!

Quick issue: I think the email above is wrong. Maybe beart@laburningman.com :mrgreen:
by Roark
Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17064
Views: 1330740

Re: Fuck!

Those fuzzy little critters really do capture our hearts, don't they?

Hang in there. (((-hugs-)))
by Roark
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: Burningman in 20 years
Replies: 44
Views: 24510

Re: Burningman in 20 years

If Gizmo is still taking song requests, just about anything from Yoko Ono's (blessedly short) solo career would be large-caliber ammo for your acoustic guns. :mrgreen:

Headbandman: congrats on your little Burner!!!
by Roark
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: challenging "the Temple"
Replies: 315
Views: 32517

Re: challenging "the Temple"

The temple has become an institution. Another predictable piece of the BM business model. It's pure garbage. A vestibule of some sort of spiritual morality so many cling to as a means to ground themselves into reality. Rules of conduct, crews of "temple guardians" telling the initiates wh...
by Roark
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Dome fabric question
Replies: 31
Views: 3017

Re: Dome fabric question

Doc: I might have to research this. I already have the heatgun. :mrgreen: The one-time-use aspect is bothersome, but perhaps for the first year on the small dome it might be interesting to try!

Thanks!
by Roark
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Pre-Register For The Individual Ticket Sale
Replies: 77
Views: 6913

Re: Pre-Register For The Individual Ticket Sale

MUST. NOT. STRESS. ABOUT. TICKETS...

(Rats. Not working. I'm going to the Bar thread. Will be mucho better shortly).

I'm rootin' for ya, Trilo. :mrgreen: Keep up the good fight.
by Roark
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Dome fabric question
Replies: 31
Views: 3017

Re: Dome fabric question

Oh... that's bad. :) Punny as hell tho! :mrgreen:

Maybe we should rename Ygmir. "Loki" fits (Nordic god of fire, chaos and mischief!)
by Roark
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Dome fabric question
Replies: 31
Views: 3017

Re: Dome fabric question

Ooops. I guess this is a case of the halves... And halve-nots.

Sorry. Couldnt resist. :mrgreen:
by Roark
Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Pre-Register For The Individual Ticket Sale
Replies: 77
Views: 6913

Re: Pre-Register For The Individual Ticket Sale

I spent 25 years writing code for a living. The guy who "forgot" to provide a real after-POST confirmation screen (aka "congrats, Sam! You have been pre-registered as follows (list of data entered here)" should be taken to the cybernetic woodshed and shot. Next: Why does the Burn...
by Roark
Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How to spot undercover cops?
Replies: 193
Views: 24444

Re: How to spot undercover cops?

I'm still laughing at the mental image of putting a donut on the end of a fishing line and casting it out into the foot traffic. Anything that chased it... well.... yeah. :mrgreen: It would certainly be a good way to catch an undercover mod . . . provided the donut is on a saucer. Heheheh. Or maybe...
by Roark
Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How to spot undercover cops?
Replies: 193
Views: 24444

Re: How to spot undercover cops?

I'm still laughing at the mental image of putting a donut on the end of a fishing line and casting it out into the foot traffic. Anything that chased it... well.... yeah. :mrgreen:
by Roark
Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Work in Progress 2013
Replies: 618
Views: 36926

Re: Work in Progress 2013

Admit it Ygmir... you cut that top for no reason other than you like looking at the pretty starburst pattern. :) Maybe cut the sides with a pattern like the Burning Man? )*( :mrgreen: Or a cow from an ancient cave painting maybe? :D On a serious note, there was a heat-spreader in the early Apollo pr...
by Roark
Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: challenging "the Temple"
Replies: 315
Views: 32517

Re: challenging "the Temple"

FIGJAM wrote:Plus, Walt was an anti-semite!


Yeah, but I bet he would have loved Burning Man! :mrgreen:
by Roark
Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Laying it down at the Temple
Replies: 39
Views: 2359

Re: Laying it down at the Temple

Sage words, all. As for me? I anticipate heat, cold, dust, wind, smelly potties and watching Eric trolling the ravers. I anticipate building infrastructure, exhausting myself, getting re-exhausted, cranky, and being nursed back to health at Ground Zero by SunBeam. I anticipate meeting a bunch of tot...
by Roark
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Laying it down at the Temple
Replies: 39
Views: 2359

Re: Laying it down at the Temple

Funny! No were getting divorced this year, then re married. No, Michelle. My real true to government wife. The one who dragged me to Burning Man against my wishes in 1999, then divorced me because I loved it too much. NO OTHER PLAYA MARRIAGES OTHER THAN TG! I've heard some crazy shit in the past ye...
by Roark
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: VIP parties at the burn
Replies: 73
Views: 7232

Re: VIP parties at the burn

theCryptofishist wrote:My friendship starts at 500, but it's worth every penny.


Mine starts at three bucks. For shameless fawning and eternal reverence add another buck. I also accept cold longnecks or hot redheads as payment, but I cant make change that way.... :mrgreen:
by Roark
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Rebar/stake questions
Replies: 62
Views: 20400

Re: Rebar/stake questions

Savannah wrote:
Roark wrote:
Savannah wrote:I love my wrecking bar, but I just use it for stakes.


i just love a woman with a wrecking bar. :mrgreen:


I don't mean to brag, but it's 30 inches. :mrgreen:


So SCHWING that THANG! :mrgreen:

Savannah, AKA "The Wrecking Wench"
by Roark
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cover me, I'm going in...
Replies: 82
Views: 5155

Re: Cover me, I'm going in...

TITWI: Those are F3 domes? Excellent pictures! And I definitely agree that friends are a must. But... Ummm... A dome in a dome? Just how much beer was involved there? :mrgreen: Ygmir: I love ya like a brother, but its hard to take that advice from someone who is smouldering. :mrgreen: LMAO! FigJam: ...
by Roark
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Rebar/stake questions
Replies: 62
Views: 20400

Re: Rebar/stake questions

Savannah wrote:I love my wrecking bar, but I just use it for stakes.


i just love a woman with a wrecking bar. :mrgreen:
by Roark
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cover me, I'm going in...
Replies: 82
Views: 5155

Re: Cover me, I'm going in...

Thanks for the praise. :) This is turning into a genuinely fun project. Skinning the dome will be interesting. Savannah, MDF and others have underscored the need for hand protection and lotions, so maybe I will do both. Out here we have CornHuskers Lotion, so I may take some of that as a trial as we...
by Roark
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?
Replies: 19
Views: 4439

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

I think the giant head should have been dripping fire or snot.
by Roark
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Laying it down at the Temple
Replies: 39
Views: 2359

Re: Laying it down at the Temple

Ok. Lesson learned. Snark factor 1000%. Failure = mine. :roll: Now accepting nominations for the dumbass award...
by Roark
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Work in Progress 2013
Replies: 618
Views: 36926

Re: Work in Progress 2013

I built a pulsejet years ago. LOUD. And with a rich mixture shoot gouts of flame. Sounds like a perfect mix for Burning Man. :mrgreen:

The only moving part was the reed valve. Had to be replaced about every 30 minutes. Fussy. But what a wonderful noise!
by Roark
Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cover me, I'm going in...
Replies: 82
Views: 5155

Re: Cover me, I'm going in...

Thanks, Ygmir. High praise indeed from a man who bends and welds too! :mrgreen:
by Roark
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Rebar/stake questions
Replies: 62
Views: 20400

Re: Rebar/stake questions

FIGJAM wrote:Drill a hole in the middle of each strut that is in contact with the ground and put a lag through each hole!


Exactly what I was thinking! No exposed stakes at all. That would be very cool... :mrgreen:
by Roark
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Rebar/stake questions
Replies: 62
Views: 20400

Re: Rebar/stake questions

Very cool. Any idea about how much pull-out resistance per stake? Could I use this notion to anchor a dome or just stick to driven stakes or augers?
by Roark
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin from Olympia/Seattle!
Replies: 17
Views: 1419

Re: Virgin from Olympia/Seattle!

Hiya, TD! Birgin here, too, so you're in good company. Welcome! :mrgreen:
by Roark
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Rebar/stake questions
Replies: 62
Views: 20400

Re: Rebar/stake questions

Not to be obtuse, but I'm just... well... obtuse. :mrgreen: FigJam: You screw the lag bolt into the playa? (Not pound, but actually screw it down, like you would into wood?). How much does an 18" lag bolt hold? 50 lbs? 100 lbs? How does it work when it rains? Are you angling this in a manner si...

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