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by TestesInSac
Fri Sep 05, 2003 2:33 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Busted by the cops at the burn
Replies: 69
Views: 22280

Funny, I didn't have a single run-in with LEO's, nor did anyone in my camp. In fact, many in my camp wondered aloud whether there were fewer this year than last. My sense is that if you want to partake, and do so with a modicum of common sense, you should be pretty safe. I also notice that many of t...
by TestesInSac
Fri Sep 05, 2003 1:43 pm
Forum: 2004 Theme: the Vault of Heaven
Topic: Ideas for 2004...
Replies: 113
Views: 72902

precipitate wrote:But, but, but how would we know what to <i>do</i> without a theme? There would be no coherent progression to the art and ohmigod I'd have to think for myself! Pardon me a moment, I feel faint.
Damn, I like you.
by TestesInSac
Fri Sep 05, 2003 1:06 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Should BM ban motorized scooters (except art vehicles) ?
Replies: 156
Views: 41133

i have a better idea. why not, instead, tax people who want to create endless rules and regulations that force their preferences on other bm attendees? not only would the tax pay for the costly enforcement infrastructure that they desire so desperately, but it would discourage them from attending b...
by TestesInSac
Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:47 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Should BM ban motorized scooters (except art vehicles) ?
Replies: 156
Views: 41133

...blindingly stupid socialist fuckwitery... HAR! Fuck, I'm more of a left-winger than a right, and I STILL love yer digs, Tom! Thanks, HJ, wish I'd gotten to meet you. What I can't figure out is if this guy is serious or just trolling. Does he really not get that BM is in Nevada because it can't b...
by TestesInSac
Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:30 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: American Flags Flying in Black Rock City
Replies: 102
Views: 29343

...Would B.man be tolerated in California? It started there, but was asked to leave. It will be interesting if the lawsuit fest that's inevitable following this year's accidents will effectively destroy either or both the organization and the annual event. Using the judicial system has proven to be...
by TestesInSac
Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:17 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Should BM ban motorized scooters (except art vehicles) ?
Replies: 156
Views: 41133

I am also ennoyed by generators in private camps, and I don't think I am the only one either. For the generator problem, I think if could be fair to create a "generator tax", say $300 to have the right to use a generator, and this would offset the price of the ticket for burners that can live a wee...
by TestesInSac
Fri Sep 05, 2003 11:35 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Bad burner... no doughnut
Replies: 24
Views: 9629

stu wrote: Now, keep us straight you fuckwit!
Staying straight is your job. Boring maybe, but still your job.
by TestesInSac
Fri Sep 05, 2003 11:08 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: American Flags Flying in Black Rock City
Replies: 102
Views: 29343

Ok, let me put the question in a form even a hippie could appreciate: Would B.man be tolerated in California? Would safety, public health, etc. regulations on the books in CA preclude such an event here? Would the social engineering in CA further geld any BM type event attempted here?
by TestesInSac
Fri Sep 05, 2003 10:02 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: American Flags Flying in Black Rock City
Replies: 102
Views: 29343

...i think this is still a damn fine country to live in. I wonder if B.Man would be allowed--or even conceived--in any other country? A delicious, if somewhat bitter irony, will be when B.Man is shut down, not by any GOP action, but through the implementation of social and economic policies the whi...
by TestesInSac
Thu Sep 04, 2003 7:20 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Negativity Abounds at This Years Burning Man
Replies: 105
Views: 30003

Well, I'm also somewhat energized to do some things post-event. For one, I'm back on the wagon and getting back into my physical training. And I'm thinking of becoming more active in trying to balance out the undue influence of Berkeley and SF in state politics, especially where economic policy is c...
by TestesInSac
Thu Sep 04, 2003 6:47 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What Constitutes An ART CAR?
Replies: 75
Views: 35943

Re: next stop: maplethorp

Sarcasm or not, you're still a fuckwit. ... I know, because I happen to be a business conservative. thanks for setting me straight there. for a moment, i thought i was extrapolating on thejudges (and others) comments, and putting them in a different context for purposes of discussion. wow, do i fee...
by TestesInSac
Thu Sep 04, 2003 6:37 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Negativity Abounds at This Years Burning Man
Replies: 105
Views: 30003

Like PJ, I felt something was off as well. I had chalked it up to bringing expectations with, even if I couldn't say what they were. But, I also think the "disorganization at the top" comment is spot-on. And I also think the comments regarding the "entertain me" types are fairly accurate. I get a st...
by TestesInSac
Thu Sep 04, 2003 5:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Confessions.
Replies: 2168
Views: 256843

I confess to finding this "BM spirit" a nebulous and doubtful thing, as I seem to have no faculty for defining it. I confess to looking quite askance at the dreadlocked hippie consumers of everyone else's extras, particulary those that profess to know this "BM spirit" well enough to declare who is i...
by TestesInSac
Thu Sep 04, 2003 12:39 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What Constitutes An ART CAR?
Replies: 75
Views: 35943

Re: next stop: maplethorp

A lay-z-boy bolted to a dune buggy does not an art car make. Niether is is beyond belief. I'm glad to see the people of BRC are ready to join the conservative right in regulating art. In the future the only art allowed at Burning Man will be that which conforms to strict guidelines as dictated by t...
by TestesInSac
Thu Sep 04, 2003 11:48 am
Forum: 2004 Theme: the Vault of Heaven
Topic: Ideas for 2004...
Replies: 113
Views: 72902

Ivy wrote:...or (I lean towards this one) "the Elements."
Me too! I wanna camp at Pu and 2:35, hehehe...
by TestesInSac
Thu Sep 04, 2003 11:15 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Some Theme Camps unaproachable
Replies: 159
Views: 46120

Re: Camp retirement

Gothalot wrote:Maybe if the camps are getting "Old" its time they retire huh?
Burning Man is longer in the tooth than any of it's camps. Perhaps it should retire?
by TestesInSac
Thu Sep 04, 2003 10:43 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Art cars and safety and lessons...
Replies: 61
Views: 15678

PJ wrote:If I'd had a weapon I would have felt it irresponsible to not have taken that asshole down. The ideal thing, had he gotten close enough to me, would have been a 2x4 through the front spokes. And no apology.
Hmmm, sounds like there's another use for "candy cane" rebar stakes...
by TestesInSac
Thu Sep 04, 2003 10:27 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Successful or unsuccessful projects
Replies: 22
Views: 9680

Successful or unsuccessful projects

Successes: Dome, cover and 20'x30' silver tarp fly, which kept my sleeping quarters darker and cooler throughout the day. The small evap cooler I brought along to filter dust from the air and cool the interior of my dome. I got several comments about the lack of dust on the inside. A cooler I made f...
by TestesInSac
Thu Sep 04, 2003 10:04 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Awesome Car Wash!
Replies: 7
Views: 4757

RVs? Bah! They're good for wind-breakers, and that's about it. Gimme my hand-made 15' dome and cover, with it's nice 20'x30' silver tarp rain fly, with my evap cooler and ropelight inside, powered by my very quiet Yamaha ginny, and I'm all set.
by TestesInSac
Wed Sep 03, 2003 9:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Thank You!
Replies: 150
Views: 37830

PJ wrote:Fortunately my fluffy never turns me down.
Pervert.
by TestesInSac
Wed Sep 03, 2003 8:36 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: good times and bad times
Replies: 18
Views: 9413

So, on top of this year's burn being a bit weird for me, which I chalked up to "sophomore jinx", I came home and 1) found my road bike had been stolen, 2) the woman I had been dating now wants me to get a STD checkup, 3) my truck won't start and 4) I seem to have lost my credit card. Of those, 3 is ...
by TestesInSac
Wed Sep 03, 2003 6:10 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: reacclimation blues...
Replies: 22
Views: 7562

I was like that after my first time, sad it was done, having troubles re-acclimating. This year (my second) has been quite easy, really.

OTOH, BM2k3 was a ton of work and expense. And, I think my eyes openned quite a bit this year.
by TestesInSac
Wed Sep 03, 2003 2:36 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Some Theme Camps unaproachable
Replies: 159
Views: 46120

For my part, and this was also the consensus of our camp, there is a threshhold that we'd rather not cross in terms of visitors and activity. Were we located on the esplanade, we'd surely have crossed it, so we prefer our location on the second ring out (Authority). That said, it got really dead on ...
by TestesInSac
Wed Sep 03, 2003 12:45 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Some Theme Camps unaproachable
Replies: 159
Views: 46120

Zane5100 wrote:After all, it's a theme camp at Burning Man, not a fucking job...
Quite, and it's something that both producers and consumers should remember.
by TestesInSac
Wed Sep 03, 2003 11:29 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: CRUSH THIS
Replies: 1470
Views: 202049

Ivy, big time, you're just adorable. You're also welcome to visit any time. Precipitate, who I met almost by chance at my bar. I was doing something-or-other at it, perhaps bartending, and you showed up to my right. I looked, looked again, and asked "Melissa?". Sure enough! It was the highlight of m...
by TestesInSac
Wed Sep 03, 2003 11:20 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: ticketless burners, gatekeepers, and money
Replies: 143
Views: 45470

Efficient searches

I, for one, have no problem with searches <i>per se</i>, but it should be done far more efficiently than I witnessed. I was actually searched twice, despite the fact that it should have been obvious to any seasoned searcher that no stowaway would survive in my truck or trailer. What's more, I witnes...
by TestesInSac
Wed Sep 03, 2003 11:07 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Injury Report
Replies: 66
Views: 15174

Self-inflicted wounds

I was using a 24oz framing hammer to pound some rebar, when exhaustion caught up to me. I missed the rebar almost completely, and instead >whacked< my shin near full-on with the hammer. Broke the skin and raised quite a lump, but nothing broken. Some of my campmates heard the sound of it and winced ...
by TestesInSac
Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:59 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Bad burner... no doughnut
Replies: 24
Views: 9629

Lydia-- I've noticed A LOT of people with the same feelings, espcially burn night....I've been wondering if it's just different kinds of people experienceing things in our own ways or if there really was something weird going on. I dunno. My reckoning is that a number of factors start catching up t...
by TestesInSac
Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:41 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Some Theme Camps unaproachable
Replies: 159
Views: 46120

Re: cliques

Zane5100 wrote:
casnimot wrote:Why, thank you! I'm happy you got a chance to enjoy our camp!
slut
<snicker>Most definately.
by TestesInSac
Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:21 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Some Theme Camps unaproachable
Replies: 159
Views: 46120

Re: cliques

Gothalot wrote: My faveorite place ended up being a quiet place called The Seven Sins where they were always inviting and happy to see me and anyone else that happened to come along. Truely they were into the spirt of Burning Man.
Why, thank you! I'm happy you got a chance to enjoy our camp!

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