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by s5
Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Muslims at Burning Man?
Replies: 155
Views: 75456

I don't know if this has been mentioned, but did anyone see the "Muslims Only" bike rack at Center Camp? It was very rude and intimidating, saying only followers of islam were allowed to park there, and "fuck everyone else". It was right in the middle of all the other racks and there were only two ...
by s5
Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Kids at BM...the ongoing battle
Replies: 96
Views: 28470

I'm fine with parents bringing their kids to Burning Man, as long as they don't expect the rest of us to help with the parenting.
by s5
Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:19 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Mandatory dance breaks
Replies: 25
Views: 6573

Karma wrote:It just seems like almost every aspect of Black Rock is getting attacked this Year.
This year only? People have been criticizing Burning Man for as long as I've been going. May I bring your attention to:

http://www.pissclear.org/PDFArchives/
by s5
Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Religious promotion = Corporate promotion
Replies: 33
Views: 9677

I can sincerely say that I hope the PETA camp, or at least the camp I stopped at comes back to the playa next year and with a similar high traffic placement. And I applaud the ORG for having the courage to put something like this in our faces to make us think. It's not just a fucking camping trip a...
by s5
Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Religious promotion = Corporate promotion
Replies: 33
Views: 9677

What about the JCC? if people started complaining about the location on the BRC Jewish Community Center (great conversationalists, btw) they would prolly be accused of being anti-semitic within minutes. No problem with it. It's the glossy pamphlets from an incorporated organization that doesn't bel...
by s5
Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Mandatory dance breaks
Replies: 25
Views: 6573

And you keep Howard Dean out of this.
by s5
Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Mandatory dance breaks
Replies: 25
Views: 6573

I don't know if it's true that some cafe staff get free tickets, It's true, though you have to work a certain number of shifts. It's a good system for people who can't afford tickets. If the worst part of your experience was waiting an extra 3 or 4 minutes for your coffee, Far from the worst, but c...
by s5
Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Mandatory dance breaks
Replies: 25
Views: 6573

Re: No more center camp for us!

sun4all wrote:We even saw some goon in the crowd punch out one of the coffee people.
I've only the rumors, and I heard it was Aristotle who got the sock. Any idea what happened?
by s5
Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Religious promotion = Corporate promotion
Replies: 33
Views: 9677

Re: Esplande is to be creative

This would, in my view, include a Krishna camp, or a PETA camp showing old videos of animal mistreatment etc. I forgot all about the PETA videos (though I was camped near the Krishna camp so it stuck out in my mind more). I agree, it's the same exact thing. And I'm already vegan and already a hardc...
by s5
Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: EXODUS
Replies: 78
Views: 19740

Yeah, if the BLM and the police really wanted to do something useful, they'd stop wasting everyone's time over drugs, and sit by the road, handing out $1000 tickets for littering. You can be damn certain that $1000 is going to motivate someone to strap down their trash bags just a bit tighter next t...
by s5
Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme Camps
Topic: Anyone experience homophobia on the playa?
Replies: 31
Views: 20743

I'd be curious to know the name of the camp, so they can either apologize or make it clear that said asshole isn't associated with them, or otherwise stand by their actions so the rest of us can know where the homophobic hatemongers are camped.
by s5
Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 2007 theme, ALREADY? Holy!!! The Green Man...
Replies: 35
Views: 10225

Agreed julie, I don't drink alcohol on the playa for exactly that reason, and after 11 times out there, I felt pretty stupid for getting that sick! Ah well. :( I think the problem was running around in the sun after staying up all night to drive, instead of getting a full 8 hours sleep, then acclima...
by s5
Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 2007 theme, ALREADY? Holy!!! The Green Man...
Replies: 35
Views: 10225

And those people that didn't run their nasty generator and sat out in the heat with everyone else... they freakin' rock! Too bad more people weren't as mindful of that shit! I ran my generator for air conditioning on my second day out there. I woke up with sunstroke, vomiting and a migraine, and th...
by s5
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:16 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tried out those No Rinse body cleaners.
Replies: 25
Views: 6650

Probably not much different than ye olde baby wipe shower. Perhaps it's just baby wipe juice in a bottle?
by s5
Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Temple Burn Protocol
Replies: 144
Views: 40291

I think most people who like the quiet of the Temple burn are expressing frustration here at getting their experience run over, I get why they're frustrated, but how does it help to be shouted at to sit down and shut up? Really, it's ridiculous and naive to complain about noise at Burning Man - tha...
by s5
Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:51 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Cold Weather Forecasted!
Replies: 12
Views: 5913

You must have been in a better spot than us! We were hit with some major dust & wind Monday through Weds. ouch. By any chance, were you on the 2:00-6:00 side of camp? That side always seems much more windy and dusty every year, so I never camp on that side! Thurs- Sunday were okay during the day (a...
by s5
Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Religious promotion = Corporate promotion
Replies: 33
Views: 9677

Like I said, I don't mind if they're out there talking about their beliefs and representing Hare Krishna, so no "squelching voices" here. I just think the glossy pamphlets are advertising. Yes, they're not asking for money on the playa, but neither would Budweiser if they were handing out free sampl...
by s5
Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Treatment of Women at BM
Replies: 90
Views: 23809

I hope Critical Tits doesn't come back. The event no longer seems positive. All the women I know either don't go because they know it's going to be creepy, or they tried to go but came back with their tops back on, or did it anyway and regretted it. And I don't think there's any solution other than ...
by s5
Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Cold Weather Forecasted!
Replies: 12
Views: 5913

This was the best weather I've ever experienced at Burning Man in 11 years. The extremes weren't too extreme, a couple of the days were even cool and pleasant, no major lasting dust storms (a couple of small flurries but nothing too bad). I kinda hate chit-chatting about the weather, but I think we ...
by s5
Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Temple Burn Protocol
Replies: 144
Views: 40291

Re: Temple Burn Protocol

My one negative experience at burning man was at the temple burn. My friends and I were standing just in front of the temple bus (we assume by its appearance), and they were understandably very emotionally involved in the burn. It became quickly clear to me that they had some very specific ideas ab...
by s5
Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: No Greywater on Playa?
Replies: 39
Views: 11636

Ah, how I love watching people dump out their evaporation ponds onto the playa just before leaving the event. If you're going to be gross and dump out all your nasty swill, why keep the pond all week? I just don't get it.
by s5
Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 2007 theme, ALREADY? Holy!!! The Green Man...
Replies: 35
Views: 10225

If not completely bamboo I'll use cardboard as well- it's a great insulator. Did you see the pod village from two or three years ago? Their site was at thepod.net, though now it's just an archive. Anyway, they built this elaborate array of structures out of pizza box cardboard. Really nice and comf...
by s5
Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 2007 theme, ALREADY? Holy!!! The Green Man...
Replies: 35
Views: 10225

nice!! Now I have no excuse for not finding a diesel RV to rent next year (for pumping in biodiesel, of course!). It's always been a bit disheartening that alternative energy at Burning Man is an oddity shoved into a village, rather than embraced by the entire event. I wonder how practical it would ...
by s5
Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Center Camp stage music favorites?
Replies: 14
Views: 10555

Center Camp stage music favorites?

Anyone else catch some good performances at the Center Camp music stage this year? My favorites were Caly, a girl with bright red dreads playing IDM and saxophone, and the Afrikan Amerikans, a jewish and black duo rapping about strippers and saving the world. Oh and yeah, and the opera lady with the...
by s5
Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Why Are The People From Bad Idea Theater So Unfriendly?
Replies: 44
Views: 10597

Well call me crazy, but I'm of the idea that expecting special treatment from people just because they're at Burning Man is more rude than any cold shoulder. Burning Man is about radical self-expression. If I'm in a bad mood because I'm hot or tired or dehydrated or just pissed off, I'm not going to...
by s5
Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: EXODUS
Replies: 78
Views: 19740

We only waited an hour and a half this year, not bad!
by s5
Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Where are you Justin?
Replies: 6
Views: 1845

JUSTIN WHERE ARE YOU!!!!!????!!?
by s5
Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Where are you Justin?
Replies: 6
Views: 1845

We have a missing shirtcocker here, people. If anyone sees a sixty seven year old boy with brown hair, a "Support the Troops" t-shirt, no pants, teva-like sandals riding a blue bike, please send him to a Ranger. Please pass this message on as not everyone is in hearing range of this announcement. Th...
by s5
Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Mandatory dance breaks
Replies: 25
Views: 6573

Mandatory dance breaks

Damn. Did anyone else find the mandatory dance breaks at Center Cafe to be annoying as fuck? I used to find it clever and charming when Center Cafe would bust out into a spontaneous dance party, but the whole "stop working and dance!" thing shouted over the megaphones by managers every half hour was...
by s5
Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Please lock yer bikes
Replies: 7
Views: 2259

Sad but true, if you want to keep your bike, you need a lock. I don't think it's malicious theft, either. It's just people walking up to a big pile of bikes and grabbing whatever looks easiest at the time. Even locking your wheel to the frame is good enough. I noticed a pilot bike share program this...

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