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by robbidobbs
Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:32 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: WHY I’M NOT GOING BACK TO BURNING MAN
Replies: 303
Views: 67372

Playa displacement

Re: 30,000 people taking about a half pound of dirt with them. Hell! Consider that everytime some fucko decides it's ok to allow their burning art project bake a patch of playa, someone has to go to that spot and shovel the baked dirt, load it into buckets and take it to the landfill. and I'm talkin...
by robbidobbs
Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17142
Views: 1506095

Badgers...we don't need no stinkin' BADGERS! No...wait

The Floor recognizes Trey's fucking motion, and I fucking second it. GIVE ME NO-BULLSHIT BADGER SHIT STRAIGHT UP! And hold the glass, I want it shot straight down my throat. (whoa, that was disturbing...) Will someone try to wake his ass up and fuckin' *haul*him*over*here. Fucking censorship hypocri...
by robbidobbs
Wed Sep 24, 2003 8:35 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17142
Views: 1506095

Fuck ME?!? Nah, Fuck YOU!

Blowing off fucking work reading all y'all's fucking bullshit. And the fucking boss like up and VANISHES, leaving me to figure out how to make his fucking school make money. And while I'm ranting, it's been two days since I got fucked, and I'm fucking going thru withdrawals! I'm not fucking kidding,...
by robbidobbs
Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:44 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why I'll return to Burning Man
Replies: 32
Views: 9408

>[However, if you ARE going to piddle all over the seat ... and it isn't like >you don't know it in ADVANCE ... take a wetwipe and clean up after >yourself.

Oop! and when you've cleaned up your piddle, take the wetwipe with you and BURN IT! Don't throw it down the pottie. PLEEEEEASE!
by robbidobbs
Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:20 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why I'll return to Burning Man
Replies: 32
Views: 9408

Because I'm a fanatic, that's why.

Because shit (as in "poop")has become such an integral part of my self-identity both on and off the Playa, I am compelled to keep coming back. Call me a sick fuck, but the Pottie Project is a serious source of pride for me, a Calling if you will. This year I saw the beginnings of my dream come true ...
by robbidobbs
Sat Sep 20, 2003 1:22 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Close the Gates on Thursday !
Replies: 99
Views: 21079

Dress code at BM?

I HOPE you were kidding, partner. If not... As The Man with the Hat (Larry) once said: we should issue "partici-pants" to anyone not wearing a costume. Sorry, but I work Gate, get to see plenty of yuppies in their Banana Republics, and plenty of pachuli scented dreadded hippies, and a wealth of peop...
by robbidobbs
Sat Sep 20, 2003 12:57 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Close the Gates on Thursday !
Replies: 99
Views: 21079

Oh great! More crashers!

> Just to play devil's advocate. . . Who do you propose to staff the gates, > once they are closed? etcetera, etcetera, etcetera Exactly! The problem w/ shutting the Gate simply is a matter of how much effort do we really want to put out to keep the yahoos from storming the gate after it's closed. A...
by robbidobbs
Tue Sep 16, 2003 12:17 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: New requiement for porta pot contract
Replies: 31
Views: 11684

Ok kids, sit down and listen up!

Hi. My name is RobbiDobbs and I am the Chief Poopervisor of the Pottie Project. I am listening. Roundfoot: you are quickly learning the ways of the Playa, grasshopper. Be aware that rules change, often without notice. There are indeed adequate toilet facilities for the four-wheelers. There is one Bi...
by robbidobbs
Tue Sep 16, 2003 11:15 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: what's your handle, baby?
Replies: 41
Views: 13371

You asked for it!

I have been called RobbiDobbs by my grandfather since I was born. It was his term-of-endearment for me, and he ONLY called me this, even as an adult. 1999 was my first year, and I was standing in the newbie Rangers line to get my shirt and submit my "handle". My grandfather had just had his first he...
by robbidobbs
Sat Sep 13, 2003 5:52 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: WHY I’M NOT GOING BACK TO BURNING MAN
Replies: 303
Views: 67372

Leakage, schmeekage

One: There are a LOT of salt flats to do car commercials at in the US, not necessarily YOUR precious playa. Two: When the BLM sez it's going to do an inspection on such-n-such day, it don't care if there was fookin' SKEET SHOOTING going on the nite before. We must comply. Has nuthin to do w/ money. ...
by robbidobbs
Sat Sep 13, 2003 9:05 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: WHY I’M NOT GOING BACK TO BURNING MAN
Replies: 303
Views: 67372

De-moopification sucks

I simply don't hear the bitching from people who don't participate in the de-moopification of the Playa POST-EVENT. They can go fuck themselves if they get annoyed at me or someone like me who DOES participate in shovelling their shit. I cheerfully will march up to some bastard who is offending me b...
by robbidobbs
Sat Sep 13, 2003 8:49 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Successful or unsuccessful projects
Replies: 22
Views: 9680

Mucho Successes this year

Successes: The Pottie Project once again was successful because of the increasing community awareness from Citizens like you. My Poop Patrol uniform was an off-white prairie outfit that would have gone into deep storage hiding if I hadn't the epiphany just prior and brought it. Hey! In the land of b...
by robbidobbs
Fri Sep 12, 2003 9:34 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: what do you call the world outside the playa?
Replies: 39
Views: 14322

Reality Camp
by robbidobbs
Fri Sep 12, 2003 9:28 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa foot
Replies: 26
Views: 9740

Yep, for the first time too! Vinegar water took off the itchies, but I'm using lotion for the healing process. No big deal.
by robbidobbs
Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:48 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Best Gift Received
Replies: 72
Views: 25126

Coolest gifty

A cast brass pendant of the Man, that was also a well designed bottle openner given to me by the sweetest Ranger you'll wanna meet, Ranger Edge. A Tinky-Winky doll. (Long story.) The beers, cigarettes, water, and good lovin' from all the camps that I visited while on daily Poop Patrol. This city roc...
by robbidobbs
Thu Sep 11, 2003 8:39 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Porta-Potties
Replies: 80
Views: 25036

Queing up to shit

<giggle, snort> On the pottie-list@burningman.com, there was some animated discussion on the pottie lines. Many folks were just as annoyed about the inefficient chaos and lack of logical attention paid to how people positioned themselves before Les Chateaux des Deux-Deux. Like they were asking ME to...
by robbidobbs
Wed Sep 10, 2003 10:22 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Porta-Potties
Replies: 80
Views: 25036

Hovering

You are absolutely right about not one single case of a disease being transmitted by the use of a public toilet. Not one in the history of the AMA! So get over it! Just wipe the seat with TP before planting your fanny. Sitting in piddle is nasty, but safe. For those who insist because they have ghos...
by robbidobbs
Tue Sep 09, 2003 4:04 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: DECOMPRESSION PARTIES!
Replies: 35
Views: 14128

Southern Oregon Decompression

There is current talk of a Decom October 4th at Waldo's in downtown Klamath Falls OR. I'll be the one in the Utility Muslin Prairie Woman outfit (it was my Poop Patrol uniform)
by robbidobbs
Tue Sep 09, 2003 4:00 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Porta-Potties
Replies: 80
Views: 25036

Pottie Placement

Thanks for the fun poo-poo stories. Good shit! As to pottie placement, there are several important factors in play with this, the compromise being centrality to users vs accessability to vendors. There is heavy pedestrian traffic on Esplanade, Authority and later in the week, Creed. It was determine...
by robbidobbs
Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:46 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Post playa "weirding out"
Replies: 52
Views: 16513

If only...

If only my boss could have gone to BM as he'd planned. Then maybe he would understand why it's taken me over a week to adjust. I did pretty good of late -- met a local burner who's cozy :wink:
by robbidobbs
Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:33 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: ticketless burners, gatekeepers, and money
Replies: 143
Views: 45468

The front door?

Giving stowaways an opp to purchase a ticket straight up is IMO simply expedient. As RedTux pointed out, why antagonize them into trying to crash the fence? Every year we at Gate learn new ways to solve problems. This was the first year where the back of the ticket said: All vehicles will be searche...
by robbidobbs
Sat Sep 06, 2003 6:29 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: ticketless burners, gatekeepers, and money
Replies: 143
Views: 45468

No bribes accepted

"we need to set up a pre-determined penalty (if any) for trying to sneak into burningman, then apply it uniformly. this arbitrary stuff begs for abuse." Wow, did you ever jump to conclusions of the worse kind! There is in fact a pre-determined penalty, applied unformly by the Gate hierarchy. No arbi...
by robbidobbs
Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:33 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sleep the most Valuable resource on the playa
Replies: 19
Views: 7615

Best advise: Sleep Alone

This year I slept alone and can't recommend it highly enough. Sleep is vital for daily work/play performance, and having someone else's "trip" interrupt your naps and snoozes isn't worth the total cost in mental health. I'll never go back to sharing a bed with another, no matter how snuggly they are...
by robbidobbs
Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:19 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Did your wishes come true?
Replies: 20
Views: 4711

Not yet

I received as a gift two wish packages. They were basically burnable blocks of something inside of brown paper. I immediately knew how I would use the first one and threw it into a burn barrel. The second one I waited until the next day, walked to Center Camp, and tossed it in. They both have the sa...
by robbidobbs
Sat Sep 06, 2003 9:30 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Hair stuff
Replies: 14
Views: 4273

Conditioner

I washed my hair in a storage tub of water, let the conditioner soak in while I combed my hair (it's to my butt BTW), washed the rest of my body and then rinsed my hair. I kept it in a tight braid, and was able to go for days w/o thinking about it. 5 gallons is good for 2 washings, which gets you th...
by robbidobbs
Sat Sep 06, 2003 8:44 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: ticketless burners, gatekeepers, and money
Replies: 143
Views: 45468

Re: Some Gatekeepers

As one of the Gatekeepers, I found that 98% of the folks coming in had read the back of their ticket, and cheerfully allowed me to riffle thru their belongings. Gate staff are required to ask permission first, be thourough, and reasonably professional. Just the fact that everyone was subject to sear...
by robbidobbs
Fri Sep 05, 2003 2:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Thank You!
Replies: 150
Views: 37827

A Big Thank You to Poopers

A big squishy hug to all those who practiced as well as preached Excremental Correctness. You made it a very good year for shit, and all of our pottie experiences were that much more pleasurable because of it. Thank you all the camps and individuals that creatively educated those that would otherwis...
by robbidobbs
Fri Sep 05, 2003 2:08 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: ticketless burners, gatekeepers, and money
Replies: 143
Views: 45468

Winers, here's your cheese

I have enjoyed 5 burns, and purchased one ticket in 1999. Why? Because I work f/t before, during and after the event, that's why. Each department has a criterion for comping their volunteers, and if you want to get in "for free" then I recommend that you get hooked into one of these groups. Don't ex...
by robbidobbs
Fri Sep 05, 2003 1:22 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Porta-Potties
Replies: 80
Views: 25036

Porta-Potties

I'd like to thank all the Burners that helped make this a VERY good year for shit! I'm very curious now to get post-burn feedback from participants about their excremental experiences.

Playa love,
RobbiDobbs
Chief Poopervisor of the Pottie Project

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