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by TestesInSac
Tue Oct 28, 2003 11:22 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WAR! What is it good for?
Replies: 582
Views: 85928

Electronic vote counting and electronic money are the work of the right wing hegemony! End electronics now! Hey, waitaminute...wasn't Al Gore the master of all things high-tech and information-superhighway and, um, high-tech? So how come he's not the one controlling the voting machine software? Al ...
by TestesInSac
Tue Oct 28, 2003 10:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17142
Views: 1504968

I know it isn't fucking, <i>per se</i>, but it's still hard to believe that nobody has mentioned masturbating as an alternative when the s.o. doesn't want any. What makes sex good is in your mind anyway, why not fucking cultivate that some?
by TestesInSac
Tue Oct 28, 2003 9:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WAR! What is it good for?
Replies: 582
Views: 85928

Electronic vote counting and electronic money are the work of the right wing hegemony! End electronics now!
by TestesInSac
Mon Oct 27, 2003 5:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The only reason no vending is allowed at Burning Man...
Replies: 51
Views: 10318

Jane Eric wrote:Why is that when a troll comes along sometimes it is just impossible to put the stick down without poking it to see if something disgusting comes out of it?
Well, if you poke that stick up his ass, you may not want it back.
by TestesInSac
Mon Oct 27, 2003 5:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The only reason no vending is allowed at Burning Man...
Replies: 51
Views: 10318

WillSmallPenisRoger wrote:Larry and BMORG will walk all over people like you as much as they want, and you will always let them.
Just like we'll call you a useless, sak-o-shit troll as much as we want, and you'll always just let us.
by TestesInSac
Mon Oct 27, 2003 2:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: McBurners -- Burning Man as Cult and/or Franchise
Replies: 88
Views: 16064

stuart wrote:it seems like the definition of cult implied is 'a group of folks with some heirarchy, attempting to educate followers in some message that you, the definer, find aesthetically displeasing'
If you're Microsoft, you think that about the Linux community (loosely used), and vice versa.
by TestesInSac
Mon Oct 27, 2003 12:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: McBurners -- Burning Man as Cult and/or Franchise
Replies: 88
Views: 16064

I find it questionable, the notion that all those criteria must be met for cult-hood to be satisfied.
by TestesInSac
Mon Oct 27, 2003 10:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WAR! What is it good for?
Replies: 582
Views: 85928

i totally agree with you on that. but then that begs the question, how to stop the extremists. I think it's a choice the individual has to make. It's easy for most folks to get into a knee-jerk habit, especially via pet concerns, like the environment, abortion (pro or con), war, etc. And people hav...
by TestesInSac
Mon Oct 27, 2003 9:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WAR! What is it good for?
Replies: 582
Views: 85928

what really needs to stop in politics are the political action commitees. PACs, like lobbying in general, aren't inherently bad, IMO. They do tend to be driven, however, by some pretty myopic extremists that simply don't bother to consider what effect their advocacies will have on the rest of socie...
by TestesInSac
Mon Oct 27, 2003 9:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm going to the store.
Replies: 113
Views: 26582

Jane Eric wrote:
...stewing him?
Is that what the kids are calling it these days.
Well, your list didn't include stuff for salad tossing.
by TestesInSac
Mon Oct 27, 2003 9:40 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WAR! What is it good for?
Replies: 582
Views: 85928

when you vote for a man/woman, you're voting for a party platform. that's the way it works. no matter what the man/woman promises, they're still going to run on off the basic tenants set out by their own parties. so, the best way to be educated is to read up on each parties platform and vote that w...
by TestesInSac
Mon Oct 27, 2003 9:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WAR! What is it good for?
Replies: 582
Views: 85928

Starting to tire of watching you pat yourself on the back while flaming people. Here's a little taste back. Well Harriet, although I'm glad to hear that Bush's behavior is cracking through your walls of inaction, I feel obligated to point out that you just "gave" your vote to a bunch of numbskulls w...
by TestesInSac
Sun Oct 26, 2003 7:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm going to the store.
Replies: 113
Views: 26582

Jane Eric wrote:bread
milk
cheese
eggs
butter
bisquick
soap bones
hugh jackman
celery
carrots
onions
potatoes
Does this Hugh Jackman guy know you're planning on stewing him?
by TestesInSac
Sun Oct 26, 2003 9:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm going to the store.
Replies: 113
Views: 26582

-8lb keg of Winchester 296 (or Accurate #9)
-8lb keg of Winchester Action Pistol
-1000 Remington .45 ACP 185g JHP bullets
-6 cavity 9mm TC or SWC bullet mold

That should do it. Guess who's setting up their reloading press?
by TestesInSac
Fri Oct 24, 2003 3:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Any Desert Attire photos floating around out there?
Replies: 72
Views: 13845

Patience wrote:So is stupidity. I've got a sledgehammer that does the trick every time. Con Fig U R 8, care to experience the cure?
How do you know that didn't start the problem?
by TestesInSac
Fri Oct 24, 2003 3:33 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: So what's the deal on this eplaya summit?
Replies: 210
Views: 49410

You mentioned censorship. Personally, I don't have time nor have ANY desire to censor anything. I fully exploit my first amendment rights...and we'll leave it at that. I'm looking at this from another perspective. COPA: The Children's Online Protection Act. The ORG is under a legal obligation to co...
by TestesInSac
Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Any Desert Attire photos floating around out there?
Replies: 72
Views: 13845

Clap is treatable.
by TestesInSac
Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:25 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: So what's the deal on this eplaya summit?
Replies: 210
Views: 49410

Precip, you missed my point entirely. What I am looking for is a variation of what you just posted. A nice little disclaimer saying that the following picture or item might not be suitable for viewing in a work environment, or it might be disturbing. Or in your last post, a bit direct (which is goo...
by TestesInSac
Fri Oct 17, 2003 11:17 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Negativity on the eplaya
Replies: 147
Views: 29692

"Threads that are irrelevant and receive no responses quickly sink to the bottom." Herein lies the paradox. The discussion board is brutally democratic, so, bluntly, if you don't like it get out. The core premise here, that the board is brutally democratic, points out the importance of the "elector...
by TestesInSac
Thu Oct 16, 2003 6:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: eplaya and you
Replies: 167
Views: 25799

Ok, I am really getting to love you, but if you think that a month & a half is enough to time to get anything done immediately after the event, <b>yer sac may be a wee bit tight</b>. I think I love you, too. I got such a belly laugh from that, I'm sure my neighbors are wondering (yet more) about me...
by TestesInSac
Thu Oct 16, 2003 4:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: eplaya and you
Replies: 167
Views: 25799

Oh, and by the way, I'm still waiting for someone to point out how *this* board is "easier" to use. Some of it's "eye of the beholder". For me, being able to preview and edit a post on the same page is useful. And the silly number thing that WebCrossing hung up on is gone here. I'd also say that fo...
by TestesInSac
Thu Oct 16, 2003 3:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: eplaya and you
Replies: 167
Views: 25799

...knowledge of HTML (or any other tech savvy) is directly proportional to neither intelligence nor social skills. Highly intelligent coders are often obnoxious trolls and post-whores. There are some on this very board who seem to know quite a bit about computers. Also true. I don't think it's real...
by TestesInSac
Thu Oct 16, 2003 2:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: eplaya and you
Replies: 167
Views: 25799

> 02 had 29K+ 03 had 30K+. I don't find a 3% increase that significant. But that's misleading. Not everyone who attended in '02 came back in '03. If you look at the Ministry of Statistics results (granted, not a huge sample size, but closer than 0% attrition from the year before), it would suggest ...
by TestesInSac
Thu Oct 16, 2003 12:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: eplaya and you
Replies: 167
Views: 25799

I am dismissive of repeated complaints that the board has become too easy to use, thus making the eplaya too accessible to the lowest common denominator, as you put it. I am dismissive of the suggestions that the addition of smiley faces somehow compromises the integrity of discussion. I am dismiss...
by TestesInSac
Wed Oct 15, 2003 3:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: eplaya and you
Replies: 167
Views: 25799

Some of the criticisms ... were mainly due to a resistance to change and the pleasure some take in complaining. In my view, the vast majority of the complaints were legitimate and well expressed. Even bothering to mention the "resistance to change" thing risks betraying a dismissiveness of the comp...
by TestesInSac
Tue Oct 14, 2003 12:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: eplaya and you
Replies: 167
Views: 25799

I'll also briefly chime in here. I've only been posting on any version of the eplaya for about a year, starting just after BM2k2. What I found so engrossing about the old eplaya was the following: 1. The level of discourse, in terms of <b>writing accuracy</b>, <b>originality</b> and <b>nutritional v...
by TestesInSac
Mon Oct 06, 2003 6:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: If there was ever a serious national threat...
Replies: 55
Views: 13056

"Survivor's Camp: Celebrating the Post-Apocalypse Good Times. Join us as we replicate conditions of civic breakdown and martial law. Team together with a diverse group and devise coping skills and survival strategies. Free loaders will be eaten. Learn to make your own bullets." BTDT. Still making m...
by TestesInSac
Thu Oct 02, 2003 10:57 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man-- Change the dates? Or not?
Replies: 122
Views: 31407

>They can't be identified beforehand it's not about identifying them, it's about creating an atmosphere that appeals to the non yahoo types more than the yahoo types. then they get to self select. Gotta pop in and make an assertion: the conditions/atmosphere that appeals most to the often over-alte...
by TestesInSac
Mon Sep 29, 2003 12:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Slipping away, bit by bit
Replies: 91
Views: 24168

Slipping away, bit by bit

I'm seeing something happening here that I think is sad, and sadder still that it isn't getting recognized by the senior staff. Folks are slipping away here, folks that have been around since long before me. Reason is slipping away here, and being replaced by radical, X-files-esque, conspiracy theor...
by TestesInSac
Mon Sep 29, 2003 12:35 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: WHY I’M NOT GOING BACK TO BURNING MAN
Replies: 303
Views: 67366

precipitate wrote:Fuck. Starting to sound like a hippie. Better go eat some raw meat.
Not at all. True conservatives have been practicing that preach for longer than it's been fashionable. Goes with that fiscal frugality/take-care-of-yourself thing.

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