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by SageV
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Spiking
Replies: 68
Views: 7069

Re: Spiking

Dosing is rare. If you could get high from a mister, I would have been tripping balls for over a decade now. I'm not going to say adverse reactions don't happen, but they've never happened to me, but I have seen allergic reactions to things in misters (e.g. lavender water). There used to be Timothy ...
by SageV
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: How to explain burning man to friends?
Replies: 76
Views: 7726

Re: How to explain burning man to friends?

Explaining Burning Man with words is like dancing about architecture.
by SageV
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Greetings from Alaska
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: Greetings from Alaska

Welcome, brother. Yakíei iy·t · xwal geinÌ.
by SageV
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??
Replies: 182
Views: 30682

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Trikes don't wipe out if the playa is sandy and get stuck, which is nice. With the right basket, the daily trips to Artica for ice are a breeze. They also don't get mistaken for other people's bikes and appropriated as often like most other bikes do. However, don't get yourself an expensive one. A c...
by SageV
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: thinking of running a little bar on playa got any tips?
Replies: 40
Views: 5623

Re: thinking of running a little bar on playa got any tips?

Our bar is just a 4X8 sheet of 1/2" plywood with 2X4 around the sides and 4' 2X4 legs. You want it high enough that you aren't bending over all the time. The 4' width provides plenty of space for your standard supplies, a few simple games(truth or dare cards, dice, etc.) and provides arms length fr...
by SageV
Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: thinking of running a little bar on playa got any tips?
Replies: 40
Views: 5623

Re: thinking of running a little bar on playa got any tips?

Mixers in aluminum cans are good because you can crush them and send them over to recycle camp, which means you don't have to pack them out and the mixers don't go flat like they do in the liter bottles. Also, it's a bit more hygenic and easier to handle them. A theme or idea behind the bar is alway...
by SageV
Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers
Replies: 266
Views: 20545

Re: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers

Just out of curiosity, what would happen if all the longtime burners who didn't get tickets showed up en masse the same week with all of their stuff in another location... BLM already issued an advisory bulletin that they are going to put any such thing in the hurt locker. Now, whether they have th...
by SageV
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem
Replies: 68
Views: 8785

Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

What a great suggestion, we can bring back our Zydeco camp and without having to compete with a sound camp we can entertain fifty, maybe eighty burners at a time! Wait, this might not scale so good.
by SageV
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: techno free camp
Replies: 25
Views: 2989

Re: techno free camp

We had a Zydeco camp some eight years ago, but we surrendered to the amplified opposition. I place great hope in this new fangled electric guitar thing.
by SageV
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: What makes BM better than a Regional?
Replies: 53
Views: 4444

Re: What makes BM better than a Regional?

I'll have to answer that question with a question. Do you know of a regional(or any place other than the playa) where you can construct a 20 foot tall fire breathing duck that can be admired by people in unusual costumes(or none at all) and then go to a bar someone else made and have a shot of jack...
by SageV
Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Influx of Virgins: Survival Guide forum stickies
Replies: 38
Views: 11684

Re: Influx of Virgins: Survival Guide forum stickies

Don't get me wrong, I think the virgins every year make Burning Man their own and that what makes it fresh. It's not a question of Veteran vs. Virgin or the Burner vs. Burner we've been seeing. I think for two years we've dealt with a number of jarring changes, I get that. We have passion, we're try...
by SageV
Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Influx of Virgins: Survival Guide forum stickies
Replies: 38
Views: 11684

Re: Influx of Virgins: Survival Guide forum stickies

Like I said, the vast majority of virgins want to be informed and be good members of the community. The minority create a disproportional problem. Our corner of the world was looking pretty bad.
by SageV
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Influx of Virgins: Survival Guide forum stickies
Replies: 38
Views: 11684

Re: Influx of Virgins: Survival Guide forum stickies

It would also be a mistake to assume that new participants are responsible for all the MOOP. You cite last year's high volume and percentage of newbies, yet it was our best year yet for playa restoration. Sure, that black spot was a mess, but the people responsible (Rites Of Zion/Temple Of Boom) we...
by SageV
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Influx of Virgins: Survival Guide forum stickies
Replies: 38
Views: 11684

Re: Influx of Virgins: Survival Guide forum stickies

Agreed that we need to sticky the survival guide and get that up as a periodic posting on the Facebook page. Can we request somebody with the ability to do that, does that?
by SageV
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Influx of Virgins: Survival Guide forum stickies
Replies: 38
Views: 11684

Re: Influx of Virgins: Survival Guide forum stickies

I didn't say that virgins are all going to be clueless, previous experience with the regionals and at the Burn shows that the majority of virgins are enthusiastic to get in the groove of things and want be good members of the community. However, when you add volume and higher percentages of newbies,...
by SageV
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Influx of Virgins: Survival Guide forum stickies
Replies: 38
Views: 11684

Re: Influx of Virgins: Survival Guide forum stickies

Last year was "Laslow's Hierarchy of Needs a go-go." Don't start me on the story of "the Ice Thief."
by SageV
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Influx of Virgins: Survival Guide forum stickies
Replies: 38
Views: 11684

Re: Influx of Virgins: Survival Guide forum stickies

Rather than a scalper crisis, I think we have a virgin crisis, and besides pointing and laughing, which I expect to amuse myself doing a lot this year, there are some concrete things we can do that we've already been doing in the regionals: 1) Get the word out, especially if the ORG could use that m...
by SageV
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3109
Views: 400617

Re: Rest In Peace

Harold Moss, co-author of "Drawing Down the Moon" and one of the seminal figures in the early California new age movement is lost to us. He was also the last living descendant of Madame Blavatsky, a seminal figure in the early Theosophist movement, who brought primary education to India, including t...
by SageV
Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Do I need a baffle box?
Replies: 26
Views: 4311

Re: Do I need a baffle box?

It depends, is it an internal generator or an external one? If you have a generator that's separate from the vehicle, you should have it up on some kind of platform and baffled, ideally. If it's a generator that's internal to the RV, well that's understood its going to be a bit noisy. It's not unhea...
by SageV
Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What?! That was IT?! You're done already!?
Replies: 36
Views: 2805

Re: What?! That was IT?! You're done already!?

...and here I thought this thread was about pre-mature ejaculation.
by SageV
Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The best rumors you have heard about Burning Man this year.
Replies: 659
Views: 58566

Re: The best rumors you have heard about Burning Man this ye

I heard Oakenfold will be playing Opulent Temple each and every night of the Burn, even the nights he's not playing Opulent Temple, or even at Burning Man.
by SageV
Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: What makes BM better than a Regional?
Replies: 53
Views: 4444

Re: What makes BM better than a Regional?

BM is bigger and there is more of everything. If one place sucks, there's plenty of other places to go. BM has more stuff that will take your breath away. BM also has more things that suck, especially music. BM is also more anonymous, more overwhelming, and perhaps less friendly at times. A regional...
by SageV
Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: NEW Sound Policy for Mutant Vehicles
Replies: 151
Views: 32780

Re: NEW Sound Policy for Mutant Vehicles

I just want to say that cutting hard to replace cables that would inevitably disable the entire vehicle's sound system is, of course, a completely unacceptable form of retribution despite how popular a decision it might be or how welcome by the community. Please don't cut hard to replace cabling to ...
by SageV
Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers
Replies: 266
Views: 20545

Re: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers

Some official and unofficial regionals have been selling out lately and we know those people aren't scalpers, but new folk who have been hearing about us through social media. That doesn't mean they participate in Burner networks, that just means they see an event invite, a video, or a post from a f...
by SageV
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: redistribution of left over tickets.
Replies: 33
Views: 2651

Re: redistribution of left over tickets.

Radical self-reliance means showing up to the Burn with more than just a six pack of PBR, a box of power bars, and a few cans of beans, hoping the playa will provide everything else. This lesson was not learned by other virgins last years. I predict this year's real theme will be "Maslow's Hierarchy...
by SageV
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Blog official ticket update
Replies: 46
Views: 2426

Re: Burning Blog official ticket update

In case there's any doubt regarding the lack of authenticity of the "Larry Harvey" comment, please note the following statement made today from the BLM to the Sacramento Bee: "BLM officials said they have not been approached about expanding beyond the 58,000- person limit for 2012 that is still in t...
by SageV
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Occupy Black Rock City
Replies: 187
Views: 12381

Re: Occupy Black Rock City

I camped at several occupations myself, the fanciful idea of the rangers being agent-provocateurs for the LEO's reminds me of the fanciful stories the anarchists told every day...about anybody who vaguely appeared in some authority position. For example, volunteer peacekeepers at the occupation who ...
by SageV
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Occupy Black Rock City
Replies: 187
Views: 12381

Re: Occupy Black Rock City

Cuz the Rangers are THE MAN. They PLANT DRUGS to ENTRAP BURNERS. Please... Will the anarchist contingent please return to your Black Blocs, and after you're done smashing Starbucks windows, go back to writing self congratulatory blogs about how you've scored major blows against neo-liberalism and ra...
by SageV
Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lets start talking about how to fix this
Replies: 82
Views: 4855

Re: Lets start talking about how to fix this

"How to fix this" has nothing to do with tickets at this point. It's the hand radical inclusion dealt us. Now we need to suck ticketed virgins into our regionals, our social networks, out of the bars and into the streets, stop, collaborate and listen. Chaos is back in a brand new edition.
by SageV
Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: FILE A FTC.GOV COMPLAINT OVER TICKET B.S.
Replies: 27
Views: 2941

Re: FILE A FTC.GOV COMPLAINT OVER TICKET B.S.

Veteran Burner says "No, bad virgin, no bacon."

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