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by wraith
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2012 Experiences with Police
Replies: 272
Views: 40659

Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Sunday night my bike was stolen with a bag containing my fire staff from the temple burn. Monday afternoon i drove back to the temple burn location to see if they left the bag behind. I was told by a ranger i couldn't drive in the middle of the playa until 6pm. I slowly headed out of the area when ...
by wraith
Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: AMBER Alert abuse
Replies: 183
Views: 25884

Re: AMBER Alert abuse

...inconvenienced your burn for two whole hours... Allegedly. Or not at all. Hell, I didn't even find out about it until I got home, and never noticed it out there. The only people who were inconvenienced were the people who wanted to leave in that two hour window, and personally I don't see that a...
by wraith
Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2012 Experiences with Police
Replies: 272
Views: 40659

Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Dr. Pyro wrote:And how do you know for sure the NSA isn't also looking for them, hmmmmmm?
They're probably just watching the livestream. :lol:
by wraith
Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2012 Experiences with Police
Replies: 272
Views: 40659

Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Every year, this thread serves to remind me that there are a lot of people too dumb to resist bringing drugs to the Playa when they know every alphabet agency short of the NSA are going to be out looking for them.

Not getting high for a week is a lot less of a hassle than a felony, kids.
by wraith
Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Top Asshats of 2012
Replies: 264
Views: 22289

Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Worst case scenario: being trapped in a crowd when hippies light up a bowl and block the only exit. Happened in the funhouse maze under the Man one year, and a big reason I avoid going inside art structures. I had the best panic attack ever. Yeah. Feel for you there, AntiM. I have a similar reactio...
by wraith
Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: No Feathers?!
Replies: 210
Views: 26449

Re: No Feathers?!

I can understand both sides. She has a point with the plastic that gets burnt. It is horrible how much people don't filter out their garbage into the burning fires. Those toxins are horrible for our atmosphere. As for the feathers, we are a LEAVE NO TRACE. It is impossible to catch all the FIBERS o...
by wraith
Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2012 Experiences with Police
Replies: 272
Views: 40659

Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

.... Our driver immediately produced his Oregon medical marijuana card and was escorted back onto the bus to relinquish his medicine. $525 ticket. .... I offered to show my California medical marijuana card Now what? Love, Darko You guys are Fuckin Morons! Nevada is not Oregon! Nevada is not Cali. ...
by wraith
Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Oppressive morning bass from Robot Heart and other sounds
Replies: 47
Views: 6023

Re: Oppressive morning bass from Robot Heart and other sound

Homiesinheaven wrote:yep, too crotchety in your old age. :wink:

you said it yourself that you enjoyed the music so why complain about it in the same breath?
There's a big difference between 'hey, I like this music' and 'hey, it's hard to sleep when the bass is registering on the Richter scale'.
by wraith
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: What did you do to be an Asshat in 2012?
Replies: 33
Views: 4421

Re: What did you do to be an Asshat in 2012?

Stayed home and bitched about stuff rather than man up and go burning on a week's prep.
by wraith
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Top Asshats of 2012
Replies: 264
Views: 22289

Re: Top Asshats of 2012

http://www.serpentfeathers.com/not-accepting-shame-at-this-time/ This girl. Jesus, she is the ultimate fucking sparklepony of them all. Her "art" (a fucking FULL BODY feathersuit) is so amazing it made it into magazines, so the normal rules of BM don't need to apply to her like they apply to everyo...
by wraith
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012
Replies: 482
Views: 47198

Re: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012

You totally could have hung out in Cedarville with the rest of us waiting to leave and hit the gate. You can keep the beer. I'm not interested in meeting you in person for the purpose of consuming alcohol while you tell me how wrong I was for leaving Cedarville before 6 p.m. even though I had an ea...
by wraith
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: AMBER Alert abuse
Replies: 183
Views: 25884

Re: AMBER Alert abuse

She was a 15yr old who tantrum'd off. No abduction. A city-wide call for help would have been sufficient. I can't think of a community that would have been more cooperative. Search, yes. Detain, no. It was overkill to call it an Amber Alert. (no other city would have -- the very first criteria of a...
by wraith
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Nudity banned this year?
Replies: 34
Views: 10359

Re: Nudity banned this year?

What, assless chaps? :twisted:
by wraith
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: What is worse ticket scalpers or vultures?
Replies: 7
Views: 3588

Re: What is worse ticket scalpers or vultures?

BM culture is against scalpers and selling above face. In the last two weeks, we have seen prices temporarily drop as the supply is too high. Yet buyers seem to think this is fair. Demand will rise as word spreads the playa conditions are actually decent. When prices go above cost, will those same ...
by wraith
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did we win?
Replies: 30
Views: 9992

Re: Did we win?

AntiM wrote:How many of us are thinking, damn I didn't need to go presale, I'll wait for cheap tickets next year?

Then I have to weigh my need to reduce stress, and know I'll buy presale.
Yeah, that's the balance. TTITD isn't exactly cheap, and the ticket's the least expensive but most necessary part.
by wraith
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did we win?
Replies: 30
Views: 9992

Re: Did we win?

A huge (and seemingly unconsidered) part of the glut right now is that by past standards there isn't much of one. It's about the normal turnover, there just aren't people to buy them. After the Open Sale was cancelled & turned into the Distributed Tickets for camps, people made other plans. They di...
by wraith
Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs
Replies: 118
Views: 23188

Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

from the burning blog entry here "RENO, Nev. — Today the organizers of Burning Man filed a lawsuit against Pershing County, Nev., to stop the county’s attempt to impose a drastic increase in fees on the annual weeklong event, which is held on public land managed by the U.S. government. This action ...
by wraith
Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs
Replies: 118
Views: 23188

Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

The only change is one LEO dept went from 22 to 44, that's it. The 1:530 is for this year. The LEO are not there to screw with the event. If they see something, they have to do something about it. Most want to be there as much as we do. 8) That's the real takeaway here. The vast majority of the LEO...
by wraith
Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: How long until tickets are available BELOW face value?
Replies: 29
Views: 6971

Re: How long until tickets are available BELOW face value?

Then there's the experience of us overseas folks. Coming from Australia, with a now-9-month-old baby, we rented a campervan in January, bought our goggles, outfits etc, then missed out on tickets in the ballot. Managed to register for STEP, but in July with a $1000 payment on the van coming up and ...
by wraith
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Because of Burning Man I Now...
Replies: 129
Views: 27545

Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

... can build shelter out of damn near anything, and consider 'will it fly' a design priority question.
by wraith
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs
Replies: 118
Views: 23188

Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Pershing County deputies, meanwhile, are able to enforce “person on person” incidents, Love said. That means domestic disputes, sexual assault and other conflicts that will happen within a city that has a population density that rivals Brooklyn, N.Y., on a per-square-mile basis, Love said. “They re...
by wraith
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Radical Self Reliance
Replies: 7
Views: 2464

Re: Radical Self Reliance

absolutely wowing. I know doctrates in Engineering that couldn't have designed / made these. This guy is a survivor and awesome. There's a lot to be said for the difference between six months of CAD and prototyping, and having a job to do that ends in 'Fuck it, we need this done this week. Weld it ...
by wraith
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs
Replies: 118
Views: 23188

Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

dont forget the thousands of theme campers ..art builders and mutant vehicle people out there a few days ahead of the event.. im guessing they wont let them slip through the cracks Of course not. So closer to $1m, on top of $1.5m already paid to the BLM for the permit and federal law enforcement be...
by wraith
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs
Replies: 118
Views: 23188

Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Oh, man. Page 17, lines 1-6.

$1.50 per person per day as a fee.

That's $80,000 a day for eight days. $640,000.
by wraith
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs
Replies: 118
Views: 23188

Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Seriously, though. There's a -lot- of desert in the western half of the US that's BLM land. If the complaint doesn't get dismissed, move the burn for a year. See if Pershing County goes bankrupt as they lose essentially their entire tourism budget in one fell swoop. I hate to think what that'd do to...
by wraith
Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets
Replies: 46
Views: 10328

Re: Expect a mad rush of resale tickets

Foxfur wrote:I'd prefer an oxycontin.
I'll have what he's having.
by wraith
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2012 Ticket Destroyed!
Replies: 36
Views: 9433

Re: 2012 Ticket Destroyed!

Lonesomebri wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Can anyone explain to me why djs aren't hipsters?
You know you're getting old when the bedrock of the community is it's DJs.

Are DJs the new sparkle pony?
Nah, they're just assholes with really expensive megaphones available to spill their shit at others. :D
by wraith
Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Names on tickets will not magically increase tickets!
Replies: 56
Views: 6283

Re: Names on tickets will not magically increase tickets!

Never mind that the total number of tickets up for sale between FleaBay and ScrubHub is less than one half of one percent of the total tickets. Of course it is, smacks. Don't be an idiot, and try to pretend that the last several months of having tickets for sale up there haven't moved any of their ...
by wraith
Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Names on tickets will not magically increase tickets!
Replies: 56
Views: 6283

Re: Names on tickets will not magically increase tickets!

Again, the mythical "Scalper". Explain what was wrong with the old system other than inticketing failing over and over to have a stable server? You want to stop scalpers? Don't buy from them. Simple. Until someone can present some hard numbers showing that the "scalpers" are eating up all the ticke...
by wraith
Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Raffle vs. "Buy it now"
Replies: 85
Views: 7708

Re: Raffle vs. "Buy it now"

How many people (myself included ) would be entering the raffle if they had an opportunity to buy a ticket at face? I know this isn't the intended meaning of that question, but it gave me a great idea for optimizing the profit margins on raffles: the raffle prize will be the "opportunity" to buy th...

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