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by ZaphodBurner
Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?
Replies: 73
Views: 4955

Re: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?

A whole hell of a lot more people are interested in going to Burning Man than there are tickets available, so, my suggestion is that those who are tired of riding the merry-go-round get off and give somebody else a chance to ride. There will be no hard feelings.
by ZaphodBurner
Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Did you ever experience the nightly loneliness?
Replies: 32
Views: 3026

Re: Did you ever experience the nightly loneliness?

When the night had fallen, I started wandering the crowd. Seeing all the eyes that had the same look like on new years eve. Some waited for the REAL thing to start. Dancing without fun in their eyes. Some were massivly boozed and did some peeing into the ocean. Others f**ked on the shore... And I c...
by ZaphodBurner
Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: DJ Art Cars And Their Effect On Art
Replies: 271
Views: 17102

Re: DJ Art Cars And Their Effect On Art

As a mutant vehicle builder and driver, I applied for a permit knowing that lots of other people were applying for a permit, and that not everybody can go because of issues above and beyond the Org. The DMV are volunteers. They are all kinds of people. The vast majority of them have always been most...
by ZaphodBurner
Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: The Green Hour 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1356

Re: The Green Hour 2014

During the course of the week a piece of the airplane came off, and while my merry crew were serving absinthe and Playa Monkeys at the Man fire on Sunday evening, ('cause it was still burning), I found a piece of the Man on the playa. I picked it up, put it in the MV, took the wooden piece of the t...
by ZaphodBurner
Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: The Green Hour 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1356

Re: The Green Hour 2014

We had a total of nine campmates this year, on the 9 o'clock Portal next to Moon Cheese. Moon Cheese were awesome neighbors...love them all!...but I couldn't ask for a better crew than the one we had this year. No dues, no expectations, no planned meals, no drama, no bullshit; Dean made breakfast ev...
by ZaphodBurner
Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Best bar this year
Replies: 58
Views: 3055

Re: Best bar this year

Finally made it the Green Hour, thanks to directions from the Red Baron. I finished their supply of ice-cold root beer twice, and was gifted a beautiful shot-glass. *dusty grin* I remember meeting you. I think Josh and Jenn were driving the airplane and marshalled you over. Sara designed the art an...
by ZaphodBurner
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: 9:00 Neighborhood Camps
Replies: 48
Views: 5693

Re: 9:00 Neighborhood Camps

The Green Hour has been placed on the 9 o'clock portal. Fuck me runnin! I haven't seen this year's map, but, that's part of the keyhole, right? Look for the red Fokker tri-plane, and when the green lamp is on (usually around sunset) we're serving the sweetest absinthe on the playa. Just about any o...
by ZaphodBurner
Mon May 05, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Cellphone Jammers at Burning Man
Replies: 27
Views: 2197

Re: Cellphone Jammers at Burning Man

"Personally, I look forward to being "off the grid" for a week." Me too. Our campmates--we needed them there--needed to check in with their dog's caretaker to make sure it wasn't dying, and other people want to be able to call to have later arrivals bring more supplies, or figure...
by ZaphodBurner
Mon May 05, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Snark, is that really something burners take pride in?
Replies: 156
Views: 7719

Re: Snark, is that really something burners take pride in?

"I just get a bunch of twatrags" I like this person already. You need to come to The Green Hour and pour some absinthe on that fire. Twatrags. I love you. Here's the absolute, dirty truth about snark. Invented by the dot com equivalent of Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons, snark is a passiv...
by ZaphodBurner
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: 2014 Art & Performance
Topic: Sunset Trip/Transmorphagon Seeks LIVE BANDS
Replies: 18
Views: 1061

Re: Sunset Trip/Transmorphagon Seeks LIVE BANDS

I have a 30-45 minute acoustic set I've been gigging around Portland (after 15 years of playing 4-piece heavy rock 'n' roll) that I'm looking to play out around BRC. We'll have a small PA and kit in our camp but it would be a riot to "tour" Black Rock City. Doesn't have to be the mainstage...
by ZaphodBurner
Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Something to keep in mind
Replies: 18
Views: 791

Re: Something to keep in mind

FlyingMonkey wrote:The problem is, everyone has a different idea of what a saved world should be like. So, it can never actually be saved.
by ZaphodBurner
Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Faces To Go With Names, 2014 Edition
Replies: 295
Views: 10724

Re: Faces To Go With Names, 2014 Edition

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I'm Gatt from the Green Hour. See you on the playa!
by ZaphodBurner
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What's my conspiracy?
Replies: 632
Views: 44811

Re: What's my conspiracy?

This is not a conspiracy, this is verifiable on GoogleEarth. The largest structure in the entire Nevada Test site is a recently-constructed large black triangular revolving tower on the west side of Groom Lake, just north of the base. You can see it near three SETI-looking radiotelescope dishes that...
by ZaphodBurner
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Placed Camp Questionnaire - New Launch Date March 4th
Replies: 29
Views: 1389

Re: Placed Camp Questionnaire - New Launch Date March 4th

As a non-BMORG type I can tell the first-timers who are worried about the process not to worry. Have fun with it, and don't make promises you can't fulfill. It's completely worth it and there are plenty of people here who will be happy to help you make it awesome.
by ZaphodBurner
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who's In...Who's Out?
Replies: 174
Views: 7512

Re: Who's In...Who's Out?

All but one person (our only virgin) in our camp got a ticket. 9/10 beats the hell out of 2/14 which was BM 2012. I clicked the link the instant my computer rolled to 12:00PM and got through after about 29 minutes. Sounds like I was one of the last of the lucky. In any case, between all of the camps...
by ZaphodBurner
Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Anybody else take Feb 26th off work?
Replies: 69
Views: 2960

Re: Anybody else take Feb 26th off work?

Here we go. I feel like a sperm in that Monty Python movie. Ready... two minutes...
by ZaphodBurner
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Not registered for individual sale :(
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Not registered for individual sale :(

"Not only for things like reading comprehension," I dunno, man. Let's see... I have my burner profile, my registration number, my ticketfly account, my credit card ready, everything looks good to go. I still feel like I'm going to be slapping my forehead here within the next several hours,...
by ZaphodBurner
Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Bitter Ex-Burners
Replies: 27
Views: 2242

Re: Bitter Ex-Burners

We only attend every other year. Every late August, we either go "Oh my fucking God, I can't believe we're going to Burning Man" or "Oh, my fucking God, I can't believe we're not going to Burning Man." It's a lot harder to shake the melancholy on the Exodus drive when you look ba...
by ZaphodBurner
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ticket Team "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit
Replies: 16
Views: 940

Re: Ticket Team "Ask Me Anything"

*lol* "A temporary error has occurred." KaBEWM!!
by ZaphodBurner
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ticket Team "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit
Replies: 16
Views: 940

Re: Ticket Team "Ask Me Anything"

I don't understand how asking what camps you were in in the past or what your occupation is streamlines anything, and if any other group but Burning Man was doing it I'd be awfully skeptical of potential discrimination issues, but, I'm not that cynical and I think it'll help hack down the half-asser...
by ZaphodBurner
Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: I heard it will be dusty...
Replies: 27
Views: 1617

Re: I heard it will be dusty...

All kidding aside, this is a record drought year for the region. If Oregon and California don't get another two months of steady precipitation, the playa conditions may be a new experience for everybody this year. "LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal officials have designated portions of 11 western and ce...
by ZaphodBurner
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: The Green Hour 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1356

Re: The Green Hour 2014

Elliot wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:NEWS FLASH..............Peace breaks out at Burning Man!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scheisse!

(Next come references to the Sopwith Camel aircraft of that era.) :wink:


While we were waiting in line for DMV in 2012 we got asked if we were Nazis. *facepalm* I replied that all of the Nazis are out at D Lot.
by ZaphodBurner
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Directed group sale tix
Replies: 71
Views: 3833

Re: Directed group sale tix

Well, I got an awesome note from placement (I'm not being sarcastic... they're awesome) saying that since our camp only attends every other year, we weren't in the camp database to be eligible for STEP. We're the only rolling root beer saloon on the playa, we bring absinthe, root beer, live music, b...
by ZaphodBurner
Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: The Green Hour 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1356

Re: The Green Hour 2014

" Arm der Sekret Veppon!!!"

Eh... Hmm... *loosens collar nervously*... the Red Baron sends his regards and says you guys should probably be on the same team.
by ZaphodBurner
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: 2014 Art & Performance
Topic: Looking for Performance Opportunities
Replies: 10
Views: 910

Re: Looking for Performance Opportunities

I am a first time burner looking to join an art/performance group to be able to help out with putting on a good show for the people of Burning Man!! :D I am looking for a performance/art group to join to be able to volunteer my Areal Silks, Pole Dancing, Dancing skills to!! not sure where i would f...
by ZaphodBurner
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: 2014 Art & Performance
Topic: The Alien Siege Machine
Replies: 150
Views: 9144

Re: The Alien Siege Machine

Yes!! I love this!
by ZaphodBurner
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: The Green Hour 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1356

The Green Hour 2014

I'm happy to announce that, having sat last year out, The Green Hour will be returning to Black Rock City in 2014. Along with lively conversation and occasional bouts of live music, we will once again serve the coldest root beer on the playa during the heat of the day. When the setting sun turns the...
by ZaphodBurner
Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Guns, Love Em or Leave Em
Replies: 2117
Views: 238228

Re: Guns, Love Em or Leave Em

If Jesus Christ had miracled his ass an M-60, there would have been no crucifixion, jews wouldn't have been used as human lamp oil or cat food by the Romans, no inquisition, no crusades, no holy wars. Dirty fucking hippie. Jesus is the King of the Trustafarians.
by ZaphodBurner
Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Wailing & gnashing of teeth thread
Replies: 21
Views: 1265

Re: Wailing & gnashing of teeth thread

People telling me I haven't got a chance when I'm obviously joking about my event being hinged on some girl. People who ask what other flavors are available for the snowcone they are being freaking gifted. One time in the 1990s we humped a bunch of food up to a (legitimately useful) timber protest ...
by ZaphodBurner
Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Safety Goggles versus Ski Goggles
Replies: 11
Views: 2925

Re: Safety Goggles versus Ski Goggles

Goggles are a legitimate fetish for Burners because if you get the wrong type they're pointless. For example, the most playa-proof goggles you have are going to be worthless in the daytime if the lenses aren't tinted and you can't get sunglasses on under them. And if the lenses are tinted, they're g...

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