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by Davoid
Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ
Replies: 591
Views: 52145

Re: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ

Wow, now I know where to come when I need doses of whining, entitlement, and paranoia. The prices went up. It sucks. They changed the ticket system. Change sucks. Some of the just-released details are slightly confusing. Confusion sucks. There's a remote chance that if you don't try to get your tick...
by Davoid
Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: $500 reward for return of stolen bike
Replies: 70
Views: 9150

Since there was incredible sentimental value in the bike, maybe you should go beyond simply combing the Reno Craigslist ads. I'd suggest maybe posting your reward offer on there as well. And please- document those vengeful bike shenanigans, people! Would hate to miss such acts of righteousness at ou...
by Davoid
Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims
Replies: 230
Views: 42956

I hear the kiddies around the campfire are still frightened by tales of the legendary Mad Shytter. Me, I've personally been frightened by a tale of one very real Evil Clown Bus.
by Davoid
Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Your Burning Man Traditions?
Replies: 96
Views: 25458

Buy a couple of pizzas for everyone to munch on during the drive up, in between whatever else we stop and get. It's great to have a simple, tasty, salty grab-and-eat food that is good hot or cold, and there are usually a couple slices left to eat while waiting to get in and during initial camp set-u...
by Davoid
Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Radical self reliance myth - moment of epiphany -no prophets
Replies: 23
Views: 3633

Abraham, Moses, and Muhammad stood in a long line in the desert, sun beating down on them, burning of thirst and clutching their money in their hands. When they finally reached the promised tanker truck, the man behind the counter barked, "Can't you long beards read the sign? NO PROPHETS!"
by Davoid
Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Help me respond to this
Replies: 67
Views: 8532

Still the same Bob!
by Davoid
Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Help me respond to this
Replies: 67
Views: 8532

I remember you. Where did you run across this? What are you guys going to do if you run across one of the high end packages? Is this self reliance on the part of the organizers? A friend of mine here in Los Angeles posted it on Facebook, with the obligatory groan. Not sure where she discovered it. ...
by Davoid
Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:33 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Help me respond to this
Replies: 67
Views: 8532

Maybe no one will take them up on their "offer" and they can wear their costumes and ride their bikes all by themselves. Further, I have a very real feeling that the OP is the person making this offer and just trying to sound like a referal. "Help me respond to this", my ass! The whole idea of this...
by Davoid
Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Help me respond to this
Replies: 67
Views: 8532

They do provide a link to the "Ten Principles of Burning Man" on the application, so there's that. There's also "Master Bedroom of the RV is available for an additional fee." See how nice they are?
by Davoid
Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Help me respond to this
Replies: 67
Views: 8532

Help me respond to this

...lovely little Burning Man tour package.
http://dynamicadaptations.com/burningman.php

All the contact info is on the site. I'm sure they're dying to hear from you.

(Had to come out of the cobwebs for this one. Hey y'all, how ya been?)
by Davoid
Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Baby wipe recommendations?
Replies: 27
Views: 4927

diane o'thirst wrote:...The first ingredient is anti-freeze.
Might be good for the cold nights.
by Davoid
Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:36 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: What was the craziest/funniest thing you saw this year?
Replies: 139
Views: 31794

Well, this doesn't entirely count 'cause I didn't witness it, but it happened in my camp and I got the lowdown from my 'mates after the fact. We have some very cool lanterns from Bali, about 3 feet tall, multi-tiered, made of dark wood, glass, and capped with what looks like bound goat hair. Four of...
by Davoid
Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: BACON BANDAGES
Replies: 14
Views: 3363

Hmmm, maybe I'll try fried scabs with my eggs...
by Davoid
Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:21 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Desirable Real Estate
Replies: 11
Views: 2804

Sorry, Burp!, I disagree. The last thing I want is to be within A) smelling distance and B) hearing distance of all those slamming doors. I know, not the same as line of sight, but not far from it. Why don't you shoot for somewhere on the d-e streets, between 4:30 and 7:30? That'll put you sorta mid...
by Davoid
Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: what should i bring on my virgin trip to burning man?
Replies: 7
Views: 1307

You'll find that the need to shower is a bit less compelling out there. Even with a shower rig, I only showered once last year, and the rest of the time I cleaned off/up with large baby wipes (or rather camper's wipes, available where camping stuff is sold.) These wipes did not go into the port-a-po...
by Davoid
Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Newbie in Long Beach
Replies: 10
Views: 1495

MikeVDS wrote:Yes, we need more engineering folk. We have tons, but more is always better. We get drowned in partiers by the end of the week. Not that partying is bad, I'd just rather be drowned in robots.
Hear! Hear! More robots!

(I'm not an engineer)
(or a robot)
(I do live in Long Beach, though)
by Davoid
Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade Material. Anyone? Anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 3659

For three years I used two of those Tyvek white camo "tarps" tied together at one end to cover my 10' x 20' quonset hut, but after last year, I retired 'em. It had started to tear in many places, though that was due in part to using more than the grommeted holes with which to tie the thing down. I u...
by Davoid
Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: I'm nervous
Replies: 27
Views: 4937

This will be your fourth time? Then you've already got a very serviceable stash of BM necessities, and you know what to expect. You know people who will be there, and you will meet many more. You'll struggle, and you'll have unparalleled insights and inspirations. Can't complete the green-powered ca...
by Davoid
Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What about those pre-trip nightmares, eh?
Replies: 42
Views: 7355

Auggghhhhh- last night, the whole thing took place in a big U of indoor structures, though some camps tricked out the spaces well with all kinds of hanging, hammock-y substructures. Pretty soon, my travels took me to a cubicled office type of place, and good god if we weren't all acting like we were...
by Davoid
Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How do you react to this idea?
Replies: 40
Views: 4806

unjonharley wrote:I had to leave work to pick up my son from school.. Seems he blow a comode and stall off it anchors..
Has he tried Beano?
by Davoid
Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TATTOO ANTHROPOLOGIST TO BURN WITH DISCOVERY CHANNEL?
Replies: 112
Views: 23207

Sorry, am I the only one who smells troll stench around here? You really think someone from some production company would personally address everyone at such self-indulgent length?
by Davoid
Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Don't Buy Everready Batteries Ever-They Leak
Replies: 13
Views: 1832

Don't know much about batteries, but I do know this: if you're using a particular battery-powered item very rarely, say, once a year? During the week leading up to Labor Day? Don't leave the batteries in it all year, Everready or otherwise. I'd say this is especially true if that one week of use is ...
by Davoid
Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:57 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Tongue
Replies: 12
Views: 3214

Vitamins and water. And if that doesn't prevent it, try slathering your tongue with lotion and putting a sock on it before you go to bed. Works for the feet...
by Davoid
Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:41 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: GLOWFUR!
Replies: 74
Views: 12947

"...i doubt anyone on this board is willing to go to court over a jacket. Except me, that is."


Fixed that for ya, pb.
by Davoid
Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: GLOWFUR!
Replies: 74
Views: 12947

Congratulations, it looks cool. Now then, let me know if any patent violation busts are going to happen on the playa, so I can be there to watch. I love good playa theater.

D'oh, that reminds me, better patent my strobo-cycle, lest...you know.
by Davoid
Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bare bones...
Replies: 26
Views: 4003

Snarfing a quarter pound of tortilla chips with a proportionate amount of salsa in a fit of gimme-salt-in-ma-belleh has unintentionally served as a meal on more than one occasion. And though I never eat 'em at home (er, at my apartment), I re-recommend fruit cups; throw 'em in the cooler (if your be...
by Davoid
Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Write your own captions!
Replies: 846
Views: 127976

Yeah, my dad was Yoda and my mom was an evil Gremlin. Whaddaya want from me?
by Davoid
Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What day does the man physically burn?
Replies: 26
Views: 4974

I'm bringing mulch carry-home bags for everyone. I've got 39,000 plastic ones stuffed in a drawer, and I'll have a couple grand more by late August, I'm sure.

Just doing my part to recycle.
by Davoid
Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: "Gate Nazis" (?)
Replies: 78
Views: 12027

I was quite pleased to see Hitler enter the dome I was dancing in a couple of years ago. Never had a gate Nazi, though. Then again, I don't come in an RV or with a trailer, and the car is so packed that the gate person doesn't get very far before giving up. And as far as that "moop packet"? That bun...
by Davoid
Mon May 14, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Earplugs tips
Replies: 69
Views: 26533

The best earplugs are like skeet said, custom-made ones. I don't know how much those quickies cost, but ear specialists make custom pairs which have little pieces you can switch out to adjust the decibel rating. I've never gotten a pair (they're a bit pricey). The hi-fi plugs I order online are made...

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