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by tbone
Mon Sep 15, 2003 8:28 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why do people walk straight thru camps?
Replies: 79
Views: 18066

Re: Why do people walk straight thru camps?

Poeple like that made me understand perfectly why Gigsville put up barbed wire. I was sorry I hadn't brought any. It was Camp Skynyrd, a camp in the Village of Gisville - if you want to get technical. It lasted less than an hour, as the rangers were going 100% ape-shit over it. We arranged vehicles...
by tbone
Sun Sep 14, 2003 6:46 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: message to the burner who burned the "rogue" car
Replies: 48
Views: 14689

I just read on another thread that they later decided it was a LPG hose failure (due to a hose not rated for LPG) and not a case of arson.

Hmmmm. True? Rumor? Thoughts?
by tbone
Fri Sep 12, 2003 6:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: flame thrower resources/guides/plans?
Replies: 42
Views: 14787

Re: Valve source

The ratatat car that burned up was because of using improper hose that melted. This is serious shit and you can't be too careful. Every part must be compatible with gas and with every other part. I'm confused. I heard that car was burned by arson. Same car? I think it was called the Rouge. Again, I...
by tbone
Fri Sep 12, 2003 9:06 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What ever it once had, it no longer has...
Replies: 115
Views: 28700

Re: Yah.

Y'know what I was saying about the whole "moonie" bit? How many posts can you count where the author was spewing tons of vitrol at anyone that <b>DARES</b> profane the name of the mighty Burning Man? I went, I particpated, but the event changed and it's not for me. Apparently I'm now an asshole. De...
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 7:53 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Mostly White People or Just a Lot of Playa Dust?
Replies: 59
Views: 18071

Re: It all depends on your perspective

Doesn't she know that you don't have to eat the Mexicans? Just the food they prepare for you. I take it you've never been subjected to veg Mexican food? Horrible. Usually it's cheese enchiladas which means cheese rolled in tortillas, covered with cheese, broiled then covered with cheese sauce and s...
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 7:03 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Mostly White People or Just a Lot of Playa Dust?
Replies: 59
Views: 18071

Re: Try this...

Ever tried INVITING people of different ethnic orgins to camp with you? I did, after seeing lack of brothers and sisters last year. No. The people who are asked to camp with us are people who we've known for a long time and trust completely. Most of my white friends aren't invited (and honestly, th...
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 6:57 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Mostly White People or Just a Lot of Playa Dust?
Replies: 59
Views: 18071

Re: It all depends on your perspective

Japanese & Hispanic neighborhood now. . There's gotta be some great restaurants! Oh god yes. I love Japanese and Mexican food (as well as most other). My girlfriend is veg, so we don't eat much Mexican together, but we both love Japanese. In fact, I'm headed out to the store to get some sashimi gra...
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 5:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: So...when are you going to start planning for next year?
Replies: 64
Views: 10433

I had two or three times my body weight extra dunnage in flour, water and wood for the darn thing and the oven trailer fishtailed the whole way. Brakes survived only barely and I can't afford to replace them and the transmission every year. Just for future reference, load the trailer so there's mor...
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:48 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What ever it once had, it no longer has...
Replies: 115
Views: 28700

Re: All hail the Karmic Mershmallow

This was my second year and I spent it helping organize a theme camp (Nuclear Family and Porch Camp) ending up doing more work than play. Definately NOT the experience of my first Burn. We have usually had 15 to 30 people camp in our group and it's always worked well. We don't try and organize anyt...
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:28 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Mostly White People or Just a Lot of Playa Dust?
Replies: 59
Views: 18071

It all depends on your perspective

It all depends on your perspective. I grew up in a small town in Southern Oregon. From my childhood point of view, Burning Man is very diverse in terms of skin color, ethnicity, national origin. I've lived in other places, so I'm used to seeing and working with lots of non-whites, and live in a Japa...
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:17 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What ever it once had, it no longer has...
Replies: 115
Views: 28700

Re: There are possibilities still...

jaywalker wrote:
tbone wrote:<Mikey voice>
Oh oh, look at me


Damn...I missed that one. I can only hear Jet's voice doing that


You haven't lived till you've heard Mikey do it, and it's aimed at you.

It's hard to resist the urge to kill him, but it's damn funny when it's over.
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:01 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What ever it once had, it no longer has...
Replies: 115
Views: 28700

Re: There are possibilities still...

Mine is not an idle bitch. My experience was a drag and I won't return (quiet please), but I do not presume to take this event away from anyone else. Make up your mind please. Didnt you just suggest that it not happen in '04? You're making the troll-o-meter start to beep. I say let everyone who see...
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 3:46 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What ever it once had, it no longer has...
Replies: 115
Views: 28700

Re: What ever it once had, it no longer has...

I saw very little community. Might I suggest that you weren't looking? Or perhaps you were looking in the wrong spots? Or had a vastly different view of "comminuty" than I did? I experienced very little trust. Every day I started out with a smile and a good attitude, but by Friday morning I had had...
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 3:02 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: How much water, really?
Replies: 47
Views: 20878

I brought a 5 gallon container, and 3 2.5 gallon "suitcases" for drinking, and 50 gallons for showers and a misting system. I used 7.5 gallons for the 9 days, but I drank a lot of gatorade made from powder and cubes of ice, as well as canned drinks. I don't drink much plain water. It wasn't hot this...
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:52 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Party Floats are not Art Cars
Replies: 87
Views: 22327

I'm sorry but pretty lights thrown onto a two-story rectangular party float with loud music doesn't equal artistic expression IMO. Just because there's pretty naked women dancing on the top level of a self-proclaimed art vehicle, does not mean it's in the spirit of Burning Man. As a non-dancer, non...
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:36 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Party Floats are not Art Cars
Replies: 87
Views: 22327

Instead of Impound I'd just force the guy to park it somewhere and then disable it from moving (remove battery or starter coil or distributor, all fairly easily done and can be easily undone after the event) 1) Remove the battery? Get one from your tow vehicle. 2) Starter coil? something got lost i...
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:28 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Party Floats are not Art Cars
Replies: 87
Views: 22327

Isotopia wrote:Still, anyone familiar with getting playa dust out of a tubo charger?


If you have dust in the turbo, you're fucked.
I'd recomend a good air cleaner to keep it from getting in there in the first place.

And I really hope you're kidding.
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:14 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Should BM ban motorized scooters (except art vehicles) ?
Replies: 156
Views: 39685

III wrote:>to shoot art

i wanna do that. how did you get around the firearms restrictions?


I suck at shooting left handed.
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:02 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Busted by the cops at the burn
Replies: 69
Views: 21032

You have the right to refuse search if they have not witnessed "criminal activity," period. So your other friend had the right to refuse search after being stopped for speeding. If he was on a reservation (and it sounded like he was) we have to remember that for the most part, it's a different coun...
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:53 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Do Straight Guys let themselves...experiment a bit at BM?
Replies: 50
Views: 11883

Re: Spokes-man

icarus wrote:btw, can someone explain to me how the fuck you get those nice quote things going with grey and all?...argh.


Open the quote with [ q u o t e ] and end it with [ / q u o t e ] (remove the spaces and don't forget the / in the end quote.
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:13 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Gifts (the anti theft-downer thread)
Replies: 36
Views: 10626

Re: Gifts (the anti theft-downer thread)

- On Thursday, I had to pull myself away from the Playa and drive to the Reno airport to pick up four more burners (yes, it sucked - i'm never doing that again). When I arrived, my friends had ran into two other people that needed a I ride to the playa as well. I was very pleased to be the one that...
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:04 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: F**k Gigsville in the Nose!
Replies: 67
Views: 19315

Of course you should. WWII vintage 30 cal. stuff makes cars stop really soon; too soon for sport, actually. A 10/22 or lever action .22 is the first weapon of choice. Sort of like blowing your load now! or waiting a bit. Ah, but it's perfect for the coup de grâce. 100% correct. Bring it on.
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:55 am
Forum: 2004 Theme: the Vault of Heaven
Topic: 2004 Theme: Nonexistance
Replies: 90
Views: 64620

I've been looking for an excuse to build this funky small space ship idea I've had since I was a kid...theme or no theme I think I might build it anyway and bring it to BM for 04. Please do! Build what you want; build what inspires you. It may or may not fit with Larry's vision, but so what? I can'...
by tbone
Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:53 am
Forum: 2004 Theme: the Vault of Heaven
Topic: 2004 Theme: Nonexistance
Replies: 90
Views: 64620

Isotopia wrote:If he didn't buy the idea of Hillbilly Vision Quest as a suggestion you can assume that any suggestion you have won't get past the castle gates.

I'm sorry.


Oh. My. God.
That's the best thing ever.

Still laughing,
TBone
by tbone
Wed Sep 10, 2003 5:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Center Camp: Time for a change?
Replies: 39
Views: 5852

Does anyone have any stats on the cafe we could include in here for informational purposes? Such as: -- how much money does the cafe itself cost to run? <snip> Whoa. Hold on there young lady. This BBS is strictly reserved for emotion ranting. Enough of this logical stuff. Please rant. Call people N...
by tbone
Wed Sep 10, 2003 5:27 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Party Floats are not Art Cars
Replies: 87
Views: 22327

On Shark Cars -- Dunno if that was the same shark that almost tore the passenger door of a friend of mine's truck during the DPW parade or not, but it would not surprise me in the least. I wasn't there, don't know a lot of details, except that it was a shark vehicle that nosed up to the open door, ...
by tbone
Wed Sep 10, 2003 3:54 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: F**k Gigsville in the Nose!
Replies: 67
Views: 19315

Zane5100 wrote:All the more reason for me to pick up a .50 BMG rifle.


Of course you should.
WWII vintage 30 cal. stuff makes cars stop really soon; too soon for sport, actually.

A 10/22 or lever action .22 is the first weapon of choice.

Sort of like blowing your load now! or waiting a bit.
by tbone
Wed Sep 10, 2003 3:43 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Experiences in Center Camp
Replies: 261
Views: 47531

Off Topic....but what is the deal with Absinthe? What's so special about it? Anyone care to enlighten me? It's a very special drunk. Hard to explain, but it's sort of like watching yourself get drunk, knowing it's happening, but not being able (or willing) to do anything about it. Sorry, that's the...
by tbone
Wed Sep 10, 2003 3:32 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: F**k Gigsville in the Nose!
Replies: 67
Views: 19315

Zane5100 wrote:There are not enough bullet holes in that vehicle.

I can help fix that...


On second hand, you wouldn't get along with anybody in Gigsville.
<snort>
by tbone
Wed Sep 10, 2003 3:23 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: F**k Gigsville in the Nose!
Replies: 67
Views: 19315

More on the Gigsville CarBQ. It's a GeoMetro if anybody cares. Here's a few shots of it getting to the playa last year. Anyway, it is a fireplatform. The whole point of the car is that the floor keeps the really hot part of the fire off the playa. Yes, when the idiots (uninformed, if you prefer) fil...

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