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by chineseobelisk
Sun Sep 26, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Synchronicity at Burning Man
Replies: 42
Views: 13512

I saw Deepak Chopra speak a couple of years ago, and he seemed to be very big on the idea of syncronicity. He couples it with the notion that as concious beings we have an infinite potential to manifest our realities. Thease ideas tie into Sanskrit, the oldest written language apparently, in which i...
by chineseobelisk
Sun Sep 26, 2004 11:05 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burner girls are the sexiest girls on this planet!!!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 7813

I concur. Tuesday night at the man, early, not yet midnight, I saw this girl who was dressed like some future primitive version of a bedouin princess. She was a desert goddess for sure. Just to make it better it was during the awesome dust storm, so to be out there she had to be somewhat gnarly too....
by chineseobelisk
Sun Sep 26, 2004 10:55 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: I don't "get it". Can you help me?
Replies: 76
Views: 16758

On a shopping trip with my mom I jumped up and down, gleefully shouting: "Can I get it?, can I get it? huh can I?" while cradling a box of Count Cocula or some similar sugar laden concoction. As she took it from me and placed it firmly back on the shelf she said: "NO! You can't get it, and furthermo...
by chineseobelisk
Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:27 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why We Cry at the Temple Burn
Replies: 75
Views: 19251

Re: Why We Cry at the Temple Burn

windmistress wrote:Why do we cry at the Temple burn? I'll tell you why. We cry because for the FIRST time in seven days all 40,000 watt sound systems have been turned off.
so if it was quiet all week there wouldn't be the stark contrast which makes the Temple burn so special?
by chineseobelisk
Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why We Cry at the Temple Burn
Replies: 75
Views: 19251

Re: Not so many love the loud sounds

Neptune at 10, where you can see the camp that has such a deserted zone around it, but I have to assume it was LOUD. There was not nearly such a zone of desolation around 2 o'clock. This is on Saturday, with the city as fully packed as it gets. hmm... maybe we just had more leftists this year.
by chineseobelisk
Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:16 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Let's face it burners
Replies: 66
Views: 19467

newdawn wrote: It's not disrespecting the electronica camps so much as just many, many people, on their hands and knees, begging for VARIETY.
just who are you begging for this Variety?

how about YOU build a camp? rally your varietal denizens and unite! build something spectacular! show us your stuff!
by chineseobelisk
Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Let's face it burners
Replies: 66
Views: 19467

Re: It's not a rave

West wrote: If it's just a rave to you, please stay home next year. The playa doesn't need any more lecherous 18 year olds sucking on binkies waving glow sticks while tripping their faces off on E.
what about 42 year olds eating bite size snickers and 'tripping their faces off' ? on E. ?
by chineseobelisk
Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: shouldnt all bicycles be required to have lights?
Replies: 34
Views: 8471

hmm...wasn't the moon out every night?


R.A.F.T.O.W.


(Rules are for the other world) take responsibility.
by chineseobelisk
Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:45 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: WOO-HOO!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1476

if you want a trove of socialy concious bathroom graffitti you might want to read 'Adbusters' (if you don't already)
by chineseobelisk
Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: WOO-HOO!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1476

it's thursday! Does that mean it's eighties night in Eugene?
by chineseobelisk
Thu Sep 23, 2004 10:23 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5444
Views: 937652

hey Froggy! as someone who has similarly dreamt of going for years and finally made 04, I will tell you that even before we were completely through the gate at midnight sunday, my travelling buddy and I looked at each other and said (a) I can't beleive I've never done this before and (b) I am never ...
by chineseobelisk
Mon Sep 20, 2004 7:44 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: High Flyin' Harness from the Mutaytor's show...hook me up!
Replies: 17
Views: 2949

Regynalonglank: Wow! Thanks for the comprehensive answer. I should be visiting some friends in SF toward the end of oct. -planning to be there with some camp mates for Halloween so I should be able to experience Sebastopol first hand. Until then it's craigslist, on which I've seen some pretty nice l...
by chineseobelisk
Mon Sep 20, 2004 1:33 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next years Theme
Replies: 113
Views: 24755

theCryptofishist wrote:Kudos to any camp that can create a "Pooh Sticks" course!
I'l take that on as my personal mission. (although the water may be a little skanky by sunday)
by chineseobelisk
Mon Sep 20, 2004 12:53 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next years Theme
Replies: 113
Views: 24755

How about "When We Were Six"? yes an obvious tip o' the hat to AA Milne, but it could conjure up lots of ideas about the innocence of youth and how we reacted to stuff as wide eyed carefree children before social conditioning reared its ugly head. ('sides I'd love to visit Camp Honeypot")
by chineseobelisk
Mon Sep 20, 2004 12:16 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: High Flyin' Harness from the Mutaytor's show...hook me up!
Replies: 17
Views: 2949

it's a few miles away from you but the Crucible has some fire spinning classes- <http://www.thecrucible.org> Oh and how do you like Sebastopol? I am thinking about relocating to near San Francisco and Sebastoplo seems like it might be a good segue from rural Idaho, I also kinda liked Petaluma last t...
by chineseobelisk
Mon Sep 20, 2004 7:35 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning man is dead
Replies: 76
Views: 18532

I wouldn't trust e-bay. They would probably arrive scratched, dented and/or with the integral flux capacitor malfunctioning thus rendering them non redeemable.
by chineseobelisk
Mon Sep 20, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Hippies . . . how can they afford it?
Replies: 36
Views: 7347

Hey Dana: Alas, I did know you were kidding- it's just that right now everything is pretty much a cause for introspection- I mean someone could ask me that riddle about what did the zero say to the eight ? (hmm...nice belt), and I would be like wow ! what are the psychosexual/spiritual ramifications...
by chineseobelisk
Sun Sep 19, 2004 5:03 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: You really made my Burn!
Replies: 44
Views: 10407

Actually I'd also like to mention my fourteen wonderful campmates. Eclectic personalities all, that meshed seamlessly. Thanks to Emily of "white noise" for including us, and for letting us watch you spin poi. I say again- "you rock!" - and to my friend Sean for planting the seed in the first place.
by chineseobelisk
Sun Sep 19, 2004 4:55 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Hippies . . . how can they afford it?
Replies: 36
Views: 7347

[quote="dana"] I think I'm in love. Are you single?[/quote Hmmm... flattered that you would ask... yes and liking it I think. It would actually be tough to ask someone along for the ride I feel my life is going to become after BM. I am definitely lost somewhere between the earth and my home right no...
by chineseobelisk
Sun Sep 19, 2004 4:44 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: WOO-HOO!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1476

ouch... you do shots of tanqueray? core!
by chineseobelisk
Sun Sep 19, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Do You Dream of Burning Man?
Replies: 123
Views: 29251

yes, it hit me pretty hard too, this BM. and I am glad of e-playa to feel somewhat connected, especially those who are regularly posting notes from a positive place. thank you. As far as the out of time out of place thing goes... I feel as though I have been given a fabulous gift and with that there...
by chineseobelisk
Sun Sep 19, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning man is dead
Replies: 76
Views: 18532

One of the things that inspires me the most about BM is the temporal and temporary nature of it, giving me some of the best reasons to create that I have ever found. In keeping with that essence, it seems appropriate to allow evolution to be part of its changing nature. I know it has been different ...
by chineseobelisk
Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:41 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5444
Views: 937652

I am wondering when the SF de-com is

hmmm..never mind i found it just posted on the main page[/quote]
by chineseobelisk
Thu Sep 16, 2004 11:32 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Hippies . . . how can they afford it?
Replies: 36
Views: 7347

damn... I I feel as though I have been found out and must now confess-I am a cyber-hippie/neo-goth/punk-ass/art-fag/clown who sports the ever poular semi disheveled yet hip look, oggles frogs and jumps on logs.
by chineseobelisk
Thu Sep 16, 2004 3:57 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5444
Views: 937652

Hey can I come play. Lots better energy in here than some of the other threads. Hi. I am the Chinese Obelisk. I am not chinese nor am i an obelisk. My name is Keith. I spend too little time making art - something my first visit to BRC has convinced me must change, I like diversity -both in myself an...
by chineseobelisk
Thu Sep 16, 2004 11:06 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Hippies . . . how can they afford it?
Replies: 36
Views: 7347

the things we tend to hate the most are actually the things we most identify with. so ha ha!!

way to peg 'em on the fruedian transferral. oh and hey! I spotted some goth kids one night, maybe I should start a new thread where we can get down on them too.
by chineseobelisk
Mon Sep 13, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Hippies . . . how can they afford it?
Replies: 36
Views: 7347

hmm... just so i can get a handle on your new style of class segregation.... what parameters are we using to define "Hippie"? is it a particular hair style? mode of dress? musical preferences? those seem to be the big three as far as defining another from oneself so i thought it would be a good plac...
by chineseobelisk
Mon Sep 13, 2004 9:27 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Recovery from 2004. Planning for 2005.
Replies: 28
Views: 8149

hey wovenone! glad to see another first timer who is so obviously hooked! My best tip for food is something I've done in the past on desert trips, (southern utah, AZ. etcccc) -Take a cooler specifically for home prepared frozen foods, make sure they are frozen solid (at least a few days), line said ...
by chineseobelisk
Mon Sep 13, 2004 8:09 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: You really made my Burn!
Replies: 44
Views: 10407

yes, I neglected to mention that I had only just thought - "hmmm I'm feeling a little peckish" and was actually changing my trajectory to aim at 6:30 when "poof" . So if I hadn't had that thought .... who knows, something else wonderful may have happened but I would have missed out on the best damn ...
by chineseobelisk
Mon Sep 13, 2004 3:38 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: You really made my Burn!
Replies: 44
Views: 10407

the guy who fed me tepanyaki somewhere between lush and the temple on wed? night. beautiful stand, el wire characters on a big red paper lantern. for a moment i thought I was in Shinjuku.

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