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by smilemore
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Couple looking for 2 people to share RV with
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: Couple looking for 2 people to share RV with

While I agree with Sham that the sleeping and dining set up of most RV's is tight and ideally designed for family (i.e. people who are used to sharing with, and bumping into each other ...), with careful management of the fresh/grey/black water resources a couple can spend an entire burn without hav...
by smilemore
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Feathers
Replies: 33
Views: 8609

Re: Feathers

Also - you are honestly incredibly lucky if you only saw one beer can as moop on your virgin visit. No ... we did see more ... but that beer can was the first bit! I assume that our eyes were occupied by all the wonder and did miss lots of moop. In fact, despite my best efforts I know that at some ...
by smilemore
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Feathers
Replies: 33
Views: 8609

Re: Feathers

... Sure, maybe those shambling heaps of MOOP had minions to help pick up every last piece of feather, but we can't expect that the average pillow-filling-wearing sparklepony is going to even bother to use enough glue. ... I agree wholeheartedly in the hypocrisy of changing the rules just to suit t...
by smilemore
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Feathers
Replies: 33
Views: 8609

Re: Feathers

Here's the thing: moop is a really hard thing to keep under control, and people are inherently pigs. Once you get out there you'll see that jerks leave beers in the porta-potties (or beer cans just dumped around them) or in your camp ... I know that our last time in BRC we were wide eyed and awestr...
by smilemore
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Feathers
Replies: 33
Views: 8609

Re: Feathers

Ratty wrote:I see those pictures and think mites. Wearing feathers is a personal choice. I'd be more likely to wear slabs of liverwurst.
mmm, liverwurst ... it might even preserve well, coated in a layer of playa dust!
by smilemore
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Feathers
Replies: 33
Views: 8609

Re: Feathers

So ... feathers are shite ... because they fall off. Sequins ... much the same. Astro turf ... fuck that! But, what if you could do something to help reduce the likelihood of the feather falling off ... like using a specific type, or attaching it in a certain way, treating it with something, limitin...
by smilemore
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition
Replies: 68
Views: 4573

Re: Ticket Increase Price Game February 2016 edition

We have only been one time (2014). Our entry was delayed for one day due to the rain. We spent it at Pyramid Lake with many others who shared in our great unplanned fortune . As first time burners with a cute (upon reflection) sense of urgency we opted for the "presale" tickets and were happy (of co...
by smilemore
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: 2016 Art Theme
Topic: 2016 Theme announced!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )'(
Replies: 50
Views: 8190

Re: 2016 Theme announced!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )'(

Elliot wrote::D
Da Vinci's Workshop -- I love it!

Right there with you Elliot ... and none to soon to start getting the creative gears in motion!
by smilemore
Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar
Replies: 494
Views: 33508

Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar

Elliot ... you are, in a nutshell, what made our virgin playa experience in 2014 such an incredible, never to be forgotten experience. Thank you! You were not the only one, but you continue to demonstrate that risky behaviour, done for the right reasons, and under full awareness of said risk, is an ...
by smilemore
Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: RV Grey&black
Replies: 14
Views: 1516

Re: RV Grey&black

Bless wrote:Yeah, what dragon said. Definitely do not poop in your RV.
My wife and I had no problems last year and both of us did all of our pooping in the RV toilet ... in fact number 2 was the number 1 reason that we decided on going with an RV ... the joy of pooping in our own toilet!

Cheers
by smilemore
Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: 2015 On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: Fundraiser - Elliot's Bicycle Camp and Piano Bar
Replies: 33
Views: 5355

Re: Fundraiser - Elliot's Bicycle Camp and Piano Bar

Well done Elliot!!! I have not given up hope that we will see you again this year in the dust ...

Cheers,

Ted
by smilemore
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: 2015 Share Resources
Topic: ePlaya NoCostCo 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3071

Re: ePlaya NoCostCo 2015

I want to post here, before "general public": if it's not ok, sorry, take it down. free project: I have a '72 Mercedes 220D 4 spd stick shift. black. classic style. engine got toasted and it's been sitting. but the body is good, paint decent, interior is original and shows age. good project if some...
by smilemore
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar
Replies: 494
Views: 33508

Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar

Congratulations Elliot! The site is looking quite fine I'd say. While we still don't have tickets Taschia did blurt out something today about "find us some tickets!" ... might have been a little bit induced by the fact that two of our closest friends just told us they had given notice at work, liste...
by smilemore
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: RV: To purchase or not ...
Replies: 97
Views: 6776

Re: RV: To purchase or not ...

Thanks AZ and Jovankat. We just recently decided that we will miss this year ... this has caused me much sadness but, at the same time, has allowed me to more thoroughly plan our return. I think I am off the RV route and will spend the next 18 months on an alternative plan. Re: the Carnet ... I have...
by smilemore
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Experiences with "professional" photographer on the playa ..
Replies: 30
Views: 7502

Re: Experiences with "professional" photographer on the play

Matt is indeed a real photographer and he does give away hundreds, if not thousands of his post cards. In past years he has camped with the Pyronauts and now he camps with Brain Freeze / Got Stickers Camp within Black Rock Power COOP. He assists my team with maintaining the power grid on our block....
by smilemore
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Experiences with "professional" photographer on the playa ..
Replies: 30
Views: 7502

Re: Experiences with "professional" photographer on the play

maladroit wrote:Your fears are confirmed, however...you'll get the photos, but only after they've been thoroughly and obscenely violated, for profit.
what else is new ...
by smilemore
Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Experiences with "professional" photographer on the playa ..
Replies: 30
Views: 7502

Re: Experiences with "professional" photographer on the play

gaminwench wrote:This photographer took photos of us, many years ago (he's an 'official BM photog', whatever that means).
We didn't see them until spring, but they were worth waiting for.
Now I call that a quality thread drift ... lots of smilin' AND an answer! whoo hoo!

Thanks gaminwench!
by smilemore
Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: RV: To purchase or not ...
Replies: 97
Views: 6776

Re: RV: To purchase or not ...

Thanks for the info Canoe ... in all seriousness I certainly want to ensure that whatever structure I choose is selected with full appreciation of the potential wrath of our fair mother!!!
by smilemore
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: RV: To purchase or not ...
Replies: 97
Views: 6776

Re: RV: To purchase or not ...

... 4. portable toilet for Taschia (mostly)... Some are cheap & easy, and you can use the liner bags with the solidifying agent in it. ... 2. Kodiak 10x14 FlexBow canvass tent... If you promise to screw it into the playa with Figjam's lagbolts, I'd like to camp across the street and watch. Figjam's...
by smilemore
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: RV: To purchase or not ...
Replies: 97
Views: 6776

Re: RV: To purchase or not ...

ok so I think I may be off the RV path for the moment ... and Simon ... don't for a second flatter yourself as this current shift in direction comes not as a result of me attempting to dodge your previous effort to shame me into taking a more "right" way of burning :wink: but rather as a result of m...
by smilemore
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Experiences with "professional" photographer on the playa ..
Replies: 30
Views: 7502

Re: Experiences with "professional" photographer on the play

... But I should point out that for someone who Smiles More , your profile pic looks like it needs a big dusty hug.. :mrgreen: You know as soon as I posted that profile pic mid last year I laughed at the irony of it ... as you described, but at the time I liked the level of anonymity that it captur...
by smilemore
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Experiences with "professional" photographer on the playa ..
Replies: 30
Views: 7502

Re: Experiences with "professional" photographer on the play

ranger magnum wrote:Im always leery of anyone calling themselves a professional.....

Not that it matters but "professional" was my choice of word ... He never actually identified himself as such.
by smilemore
Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Experiences with "professional" photographer on the playa ..
Replies: 30
Views: 7502

Re: Experiences with "professional" photographer on the play

I rarely get so many smiles from unanswered questions as I do here. I love this place!
by smilemore
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Experiences with "professional" photographer on the playa ..
Replies: 30
Views: 7502

Re: Experiences with "professional" photographer on the play

Elliot wrote: ...

I often have the thought that nobody should ever have taken photos at The Event at all. But too late for that.
Yes ... there is something to be said for only recording our memories with our own lenses ... in all their environmentally filtered glory isn't there?
by smilemore
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Experiences with "professional" photographer on the playa ..
Replies: 30
Views: 7502

Re: Experiences with "professional" photographer on the play

I think you've probably ascertained by now that nobody thinks you did anything foolish in letting him take a few pictures of your friend. First sign is that he asked. Did he ever send you the promised cards? No we have not received anything yet ... we did receive his "card" with his email and I hav...
by smilemore
Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Experiences with "professional" photographer on the playa ..
Replies: 30
Views: 7502

Re: Experiences with "professional" photographer on the play

Delighted by the responses so far ... how in gods name did I not see it ... dare I say ... coming? :roll:
by smilemore
Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Experiences with "professional" photographer on the playa ..
Replies: 30
Views: 7502

Experiences with "professional" photographer on the playa ..

This past year, while on the playa near LOVE we were approached by a photographer with an enormous zoom lens equipped camera. He introduced himself as Matt Scherzinger. Almost immediately two LEO's walked up (they were obviously watching him to see whom he approached) and very casually asked if ever...
by smilemore
Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: 2015 Theme
Topic: 2015 Theme Announced
Replies: 69
Views: 10217

Re: 2015 Theme Announced

Am I the only one who thinks there is a difference between circus and carnival? I've never actually seen a clown at a carnival. Sure, usually there is a carnival set up outside a circus, but carnivals travel on their own too. You are correct.. Last years fubaa was a gypsy caravan on the ticket.. i ...
by smilemore
Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: RV: To purchase or not ...
Replies: 97
Views: 6776

Re: RV: To purchase or not ...

Simon of the Playa wrote:
I'm afraid the masses have tasted the sugar

yes, and now the Community has Fucking Diabetes.
Love it! Well played. :D :D
by smilemore
Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: RV: To purchase or not ...
Replies: 97
Views: 6776

Re: RV: To purchase or not ...

... i will continue on my campaign to make the RV dweller ( with the appropriate exceptions ) into being perceived as a pernicious blight upon our city, somewhat akin to sleazy real estate developers. in short, nothing personal... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: I asked for opinions and you delivered...

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