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by olivia
Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 "American Dream" theme
Replies: 520
Views: 127747

Re: It is a dream

Rich wrote:I believe that the US is the only nation whose cultural identity, whose very sense of self, is based on the process of creating dreams and myths.
Maybe you should look up the Aboriginal dreamtime.
by olivia
Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 "American Dream" theme
Replies: 520
Views: 127747

Sorry, but I guess the only way to make any progress is to be honest, and that's how I feel. Very disappointed. That's cool, and I appreciate the constructive tone with which you offered your opinion, but I wonder if you've read the actual statement yet: "Ranging from Canada to Chad, from Brazil to...
by olivia
Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 "American Dream" theme
Replies: 520
Views: 127747

You know, this can't be let to stand. We have to figure out a way to get them to reconsider this awful theme. There are so many ways to capture the spirit it seems like they're going for without calling it The American Dream and putting a fucking flag behind the man.
by olivia
Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 "American Dream" theme
Replies: 520
Views: 127747

Wow, fuck this. I missed this year and was so psyched to go next year. I am not going with a theme like that. God this makes me so angry.
by olivia
Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:24 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Mandatory dance breaks
Replies: 25
Views: 6062

I don't see any mention of storming off or that this is the biggest, most important issue that BM should deal with. I see a complaint that the "spontaneous" dancing was contrived and annoying, and a call to make a decision about the café's status as either commercial venture or art camp. Oh, and I c...
by olivia
Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Mandatory dance breaks
Replies: 25
Views: 6062

s5 wrote:And you keep Howard Dean out of this.
Make me! PIYAHHH!!!
by olivia
Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Mandatory dance breaks
Replies: 25
Views: 6062

s5 wrote:Until they pick a side, I'm going to bitch.
PIYAHHHH!!!
by olivia
Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Mandatory dance breaks
Replies: 25
Views: 6062

Burning Man deems coffee so important they break their own rules to bring us the café, yet if the quality of the product and the service is unacceptable no one can complain because "it's a mocha in the middle of the desert"? The café takes our money and provides a service. If the service is bad, the...
by olivia
Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Mandatory dance breaks
Replies: 25
Views: 6062

unjonharley wrote:Whiny fucks, Don"T go to center camp. Many camps have free coffee in the mornings. Good people to sit around and coffee is where it's at.
Obligatory whining about whining post!
by olivia
Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Center Camp stage music favorites?
Replies: 14
Views: 9530

domitron wrote:Kid Beyond blew me away!!! I was almost in tears he was so awesome!
Really? I wasn't impressed at all.
by olivia
Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme Camps
Topic: Anyone experience homophobia on the playa?
Replies: 31
Views: 18637

That's incredibly lame. Sorry that happened to you.
by olivia
Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Where are you Justin?
Replies: 6
Views: 1625

We have a missing Furry here, people. If anyone sees a nappy blue fox wearing a white 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. Thanks.
by olivia
Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Where are you Justin?
Replies: 6
Views: 1625

Where are you Justin?

We have a missing kid here, people. If anyone sees a ten year old boy with blond hair, tan shorts, no shirt, 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. Thanks.
by olivia
Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Children at Burning Man
Replies: 24
Views: 6797

One wrote:Well Olivia I never said the word ban just WISE judgment.
My response was aimed at the original poster, not you.
by olivia
Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Children at Burning Man
Replies: 24
Views: 6797

Next let's ban old people, and disabled people too!

Oh wait. Let's not.
by olivia
Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Treatment of Women at BM
Replies: 90
Views: 22063

There are a lot of people out there who use new agey touchy-feelyness as an excuse for sexual harassment. And then there are those who just do it without apology. The cops are out on the playa to bust us for drugs and having consensual sex in public. I propose we put them to work in a way that serve...
by olivia
Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Do you recycle?
Replies: 8
Views: 1267

I read it. In SF I don't have to give my recycling to anyone, dudes in trucks come and rifle through it the night before trash day every week.
by olivia
Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Do you recycle?
Replies: 8
Views: 1267

Is this a serious topic? I can't tell.

Yes, I recycle and compost, on and off the playa.

It is pretty awesome to see the amount of trash we take home after the full week, it's really tiny, probably equal to one plastic shopping bag full. It's amazing how much you can keep out of landfill.
by olivia
Sun Sep 11, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Lessons Learned 2005
Replies: 81
Views: 18032

tola wrote:Few things sexier than men in kilts. :P
Men in kilts with nice legs and big stompy boots! :P
by olivia
Sun Sep 11, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Critical Tits photography
Replies: 280
Views: 98480

Your reasoning is exactly the same as "She was wearing a miniskirt, she deserved to get raped!" We all know most guys love tits. NO, it's not the same because I'm not talking about violence. I'm talking about men looking at breasts and taking photos. I'm making a distinction between the pornographe...
by olivia
Sun Sep 11, 2005 3:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WHO IS STEALING AT BURNING MAN??
Replies: 38
Views: 6135

My camp mate had his bike stolen while he was on volunteer shift for the café. Like anywhere else, people are thieves - could be the drugs, could be the alcohol, could be the base level of morality. Either way, I locked up everything I wanted to keep this year,even though I'd had nothing stolen befo...
by olivia
Sun Sep 11, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Critical Tits photography
Replies: 280
Views: 98480

And I want to add to this thread a teeny weeny bit of understanding about these guys since, as women (I'm female), it is really hard for us to understand why they act so idiotically around naked breasts. And what, I think, we don't understand is how much men LOVE our breasts. I think, especially if...
by olivia
Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Critical Tits photography
Replies: 280
Views: 98480

Ugh, RebA! your story makes me so angry, I can't believe people have such gall. This year I said so many times that freedom of expression is just another term for sexual harassment at Burning Man - for some reason these men check their respect at the gate and think they can treat anyone like shit. I...
by olivia
Sun Sep 11, 2005 1:37 am
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: Examples of social commentary/advocacy art?
Replies: 12
Views: 7984

There was a screen displaying PETA type reels, animal abuse, etc. They were very disarming, I could have done without seeing them. After all, I am already vegan. All the political "art" that people bring out there, it's preaching to the choir in the most extreme sense. We already know Bush is bad. W...
by olivia
Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Pair o' sites!
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

I saw some signs up around the esplanade about the giardia thing, and those trucks are definitely non-potable, so getting it in any orifice or whatever is really not a nice thing. Ew, I feel dirty just thinking about it. I wonder if less people will shower under the dirty water trucks now. Sucks tha...
by olivia
Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:02 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: where to eat in reno after the event is over
Replies: 58
Views: 17181

Re: A Secret Spot revealed!

JediDale wrote:Yes the Pneumatic Diner is a great place to eat.
Yup, the PD the place to get awesome veg*n fare on the way home - 11am to 11pm. We ate at Port o' Subs every year until someone clued us in, and now it's falafel sandwiches and choco soy shakes all the way.
by olivia
Sat Sep 11, 2004 10:44 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Camera Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 5231

GuinivereElise wrote:I'd love to see us all act like the mature and responsible people we are capable of being.
this is the only real solution.
by olivia
Sat Sep 11, 2004 1:29 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: space chicken + beatboxer
Replies: 5
Views: 1319

space chicken + beatboxer

in between the dream journals, bad poetry and relentless ranting about Bush, the open mic in center camp was taken by a rather talented beat boxer. during his set a large, plucked, alien-looking chicken man walked up and began to pop & lock while the beat boxer injected "bok bok bok" into his routin...
by olivia
Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:56 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: cameras and creepy men
Replies: 83
Views: 17124

Shouldn't the creeps have the same freedom to express their creepy natures? absolutely, as long as it doesn't involve abusing other people's rights. in my experience, there are plenty of places to go on the playa if you wish to do what most people would consider creepy, the difference being that yo...
by olivia
Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:26 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Center Camp/coffee debate
Replies: 282
Views: 70548

i really really really love the cafe a lot. i know it conflicts with the supposed bman ethic of radical self reliance, sort of. i mean, no one lives by chai alone. but good christ the coffee is wonderful. i love commerce camp. i love the lemonade. i love the volunteers. i love the terrible, awful, u...

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