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by nodule
Sun Jul 25, 2004 12:58 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Camp Dogville
Replies: 31
Views: 5434

Most of the few dogs I've encountered on The Playa were not on leashes. Their owners appearently belived that shouting angry commands to the animals *after* they had annoyed people (if they even noticed), was having their dog "under control". While I don't always object to being snuffled and slobber...
by nodule
Sun Jul 25, 2004 12:16 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Naked Brunch needs volunteers
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

Our needs have been met! Thank you to all.

If you still want to help, you can still contact me.

Dan
by nodule
Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:47 pm
Forum: 2004 Share
Topic: 1st time burners/new camp would could really use...
Replies: 5
Views: 1471

A note on bicycles - use junkers, and bring locks. The alkali desert dust is hard on them, and many get stolen.

Dan
by nodule
Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:38 pm
Forum: 2004 Share
Topic: Portland newbie seeks a camp to share with
Replies: 11
Views: 2491

What I don't understand is how a camp can be filled to capacity and have no room for one more person... I'm envisioning no walking space between dome tents; cars crumpelled togther to save space; Tents and RV's ready to burst, if one more person enters... What I also don't understand is why there ar...
by nodule
Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:24 pm
Forum: 2004 Share
Topic: An englishman in Black Rock...
Replies: 10
Views: 1458

Don't get me wrong. I've got Scottish ancestry - and Irish - and English. Small wonder that I'm sometimes at war with myself.

But you should definately visit the Mad Tea Party on The Playa. Based on Alice in Wonderland, of course, and run by some very friendly Brits.

Dan/Nodule
by nodule
Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:33 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Naked Brunch needs volunteers
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

Our biggest need...

There is actually not much compostable stuff. We use pre-shelled frozen packages of eggs, and we found out that fruit is prohibitively expensive. We'll have bagles or bread-like stuff, paper plates, and biodegradable corn-starch "silverwhere". But you can still help if you want. I've had several res...
by nodule
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:31 am
Forum: 2004 Share
Topic: An englishman in Black Rock...
Replies: 10
Views: 1458

Actually, that's "my country, 'tis of *thee*" (... of thee I sing), and the fun it pokes, is that we're singing about the country, not a monarch (as in God Save The Queen/King, or whoever happens to be on the throne) But if you do sing, don't forget the verse about Marshal Wade and "...Rebelious Sco...
by nodule
Thu Jul 22, 2004 1:48 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Naked Brunch needs volunteers
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

So, it's really pretty easy. We use what the scout camps use - plastic bags of pre-shelled eggs - frozen until cooked. We have biodradable "plastic" silverware, and paper plates. Cleanup is simply collecting the trash and packing it for the trip home. It's a couple of hours of socializing, while mon...
by nodule
Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Naked Brunch needs volunteers
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

Naked Brunch needs volunteers

The Naked Brunch - which made it's debut last year on The Playa, feeding 190 naked people - needs a few volunteers or it can't happen again this year. My usual help-mates aren't going this time... This would be a one-shot feeding frenzy, on Wednesday or Thursday around noon. I need some help setting...
by nodule
Wed Jun 30, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: 2004 Theme: the Vault of Heaven
Topic: The Vault of Heaven means......
Replies: 41
Views: 25283

Other avenues

Vault: (noun) An arched structure, as a cieling or roof Any vault-like covering, as the sky An underground room or compartment for storing valuables, wine, etc. A burial chamber (verb) To leap over, especially with the aid of a pole or with the hands resting on something To lead, spring, gambol
by nodule
Wed Jun 30, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Eugene, Oregon
Replies: 36
Views: 12415

Naked Brunch

Hi, I'm Nodule, in Corvallis. Last year I co-hosted The Naked Brunch on the Playa and we fed 190 naked people. This year, all my friends are flaking out. I'd like to repeat the brunch, but it needs a few volunteers to help set up, cook, and clean up. I'm shooting for Wednesday, noonish. Is anyone in...
by nodule
Mon Dec 01, 2003 2:40 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Scooter scooper - the artcar Avenger
Replies: 17
Views: 6444

OK, so scooters aren't art cars - that's partly becuase, like bicycles, they aren't cars... If undecorated bicycles are riding around, why not scooters? Sure, everything is better at Burning man when decorated, but should it be *required*? Where do scooters fall on the evolutionary scale from bikes ...
by nodule
Mon Dec 01, 2003 1:50 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: how to build a deck or a stage?
Replies: 11
Views: 11065

My theatre friends tell me that a stage doesn't have to be a rectangle - it can be T shaped, or V shaped, etc. to give you traveling room, but also save on materials. That said, I built a small 4X8 stage last year, that doubled as a carrying cart (just flip it over and add a couple of wheel assembli...
by nodule
Mon Dec 01, 2003 1:00 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator Soundproofing boxes: '04 Project
Replies: 12
Views: 5523

muffler?

I also have no direct experience, but someone said the best thing to quit a generator is to put an old car muffler on it.

I'll be experimenting with that, and these other ideas, before August.

Nodule
by nodule
Sun Sep 07, 2003 10:26 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: dehydrated/freeze dried food
Replies: 4
Views: 3387

I've found more than enough variety in this type of food to keep me happy, but I do bring more than I need, so I can have what I'm in the mood for, and not just what's left on the shelf. Anything you can just add boiling water to is a quick easy way to stay fed. I like some of the instant potato cup...
by nodule
Sat Sep 06, 2003 7:49 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: ticketless burners, gatekeepers, and money
Replies: 143
Views: 44651

Volunteering: I think figuring $1.50/hour as "compsensation" is inacurate. Figure the first hours at minimum wage, until the ticket is paid for. Any work beyond that qualifies as volunteering. Searches: It's strange that I'd object vehimently to a police search, but have no problem with gate staff -...
by nodule
Sat Sep 06, 2003 6:51 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Complaint Deptartment Theme Camp
Replies: 32
Views: 11221

I like it, but you've missed an important part of the Burning Man complaint process. Complaints shouldn't be simply ignored, they need to be turned back on the complainer to tell them that it's all their own fault. It also helps to whine about how busting ass building and maintaining the city should...
by nodule
Sat Sep 06, 2003 6:49 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Complaint Deptartment Theme Camp
Replies: 32
Views: 11221

I like it, but you've missed an important part of the Burning Man complaint process. Complaints shouldn't be simply ignored, they need to be turned back on the complainer to tell them that it's all their own fault. It also helps to whine about how busting ass building and maintaining the city should...
by nodule
Sat Sep 06, 2003 11:02 am
Forum: 2004 Theme: the Vault of Heaven
Topic: Ideas for 2004...
Replies: 113
Views: 68374

Themes

I've always felt that the broader a theme is the better. The more room for bizarre tangents and unthought of connections, the better it has done it's job. Of course, the best theme would be none at all, but failing that, it is always within our power to broaden it, satirize it, or ignore it.
by nodule
Sat Sep 06, 2003 10:52 am
Forum: 2004 Theme: the Vault of Heaven
Topic: Ideas for 2004...
Replies: 113
Views: 68374

..Or they could just not pound stakes into the middle of roads. I witnessed no problems with street signs (which were on the corners), only with the pole that was smack in the middle of Absurd, at Creed (at the entrance to Absurd Plaza). I assume it, and others like it, were put there to discourage ...
by nodule
Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:21 pm
Forum: 2004 Theme: the Vault of Heaven
Topic: Ideas for 2004...
Replies: 113
Views: 68374

Ardust and Ivy are correct. The sign posts that were in the middle of the road, on Creed (and maybe elsewhere, I don't know) became major hazards once the signs were stolen. I was camped within 50 feet of one, and once the sign was gone (stolen by someone in a white golf cart, at that), I witnessed ...
by nodule
Thu Sep 04, 2003 12:56 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Negativity Abounds at This Years Burning Man
Replies: 105
Views: 29403

Two years ago, I was right next to some similar mocking behavior at the Temple of Tears burn. There were others who began to challenge that behavior and argue about it. I was there remembering a close friend who had died a month earlier, but I was fascinated by the whole confrontation, and wondered ...
by nodule
Thu Sep 04, 2003 12:27 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Reconciling a Couple Tragedies
Replies: 50
Views: 18414

For those who don't yet know, the fatality had nothing to do with not being seen. The woman stepped off the art car, somehow fell backward, and was run over by the trailer. As for this discusion, anyone who drives a vehicle or a bicycle into a person they didn't see, is driving or riding unsafely. T...
by nodule
Thu Sep 04, 2003 11:43 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: death toll
Replies: 40
Views: 32233

I've also heard that one of the injured from the second plane crash at BRC airport last week is in a coma and near death, after sufferring significant brain damage, and that a Colorado woman died in an accident on I-80 near Elko Nevada on her way home. These are tragedies, but I think a good perspec...

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