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CoVid-19 and the 2021 Burning Man Event

Post by The Rod » Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:21 pm

One word: Zorbs.

In all seriousness though, I recall that the BORG had announced that they are planing on producing Burning Man in 2021. I think this is blindly optimistic as right now the best case scenarios won't see widespread vaccinations of American citizens until the end of the summer. Maybe they too have come to that realization, as of now I find no mention on the website of an event in 2021, and the "The man burns in 233 days" link from the JRS sent out on the 14th leads to a "page not found".

Only thing to do now is speculate....

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Re: CoVid-19 and the 2021 Burning Man Event

Post by Token » Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:59 pm

No need to speculate... we have data.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics ... ion-doses/

I’m pretty sure healthcare workers and seniors will have a blast at BM2021!

The rest of us may have to wait a bit ...

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Re: CoVid-19 and the 2021 Burning Man Event

Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:15 am

Token wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:59 pm
No need to speculate... we have data.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics ... ion-doses/

I’m pretty sure healthcare workers and seniors will have a blast at BM2021!

The rest of us may have to wait a bit ...

i'm decorating my walker right now.

this year is gonna be great.

no whippersnappers on one wheeled thing a majigs zipping around with their parts hanging out.

also ill finally be able to get some decent sleep.

i cant wait to hear the all of those golden 80's sets the disc jockeys will be spinning.
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Re: CoVid-19 and the 2021 Burning Man Event

Post by The Rod » Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:42 pm

does anyone know where I can rent walkers? I'm organizing a plug & play, er, I mean a group of overseas burners and we're all gonna need walkers but I'd rather not buy a bunch of cheapos from wal-mart and then just leave them in a big pile on the playa after the event..

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Re: CoVid-19 and the 2021 Burning Man Event

Post by Token » Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:27 pm

The Rod wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:42 pm
does anyone know where I can rent walkers? I'm organizing a plug & play, er, I mean a group of overseas burners and we're all gonna need walkers but I'd rather not buy a bunch of cheapos from wal-mart and then just leave them in a big pile on the playa after the event..
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Re: CoVid-19 and the 2021 Burning Man Event

Post by Token » Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:28 pm

Fuck walkers ...

Mobility Scooters is the schnitzel!!!

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Post by FlyingMonkey » Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:02 am

Everything was fine until the "weekenders" showed up and started leaving their Depends in the Porto's. By Saturday night every pump truck was broken. Exodus was very telling as we witnessed piles of cheap aluminum walkers where in previous years there would have been abandoned bicycles. I'd have to say the worst thing was the utter chaos on 447 as everyone was driving 25 MPH and had random turn signals blinking all the way to Fernley.

- Big shout-out to the folks who ran the Geritol Bar for letting us watch the 8:00 PM Burn from their Lazy Boy Lounge. Thanks to them we were easily in bed by 10:00.
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Re: CoVid-19 and the 2021 Burning Man Event

Post by Sham » Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:03 am

FlyingMonkey wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:02 am
Everything was fine until the "weekenders" showed up and started leaving their Depends in the Porto's. By Saturday night every pump truck was broken. Exodus was very telling as we witnessed piles of cheap aluminum walkers where in previous years there would have been abandoned bicycles. I'd have to say the worst thing was the utter chaos on 447 as everyone was driving 25 MPH and had random turn signals blinking all the way to Fernley.

- Big shout-out to the folks who ran the Geritol Bar for letting us watch the 8:00 PM Burn from their Lazy Boy Lounge. Thanks to them we were easily in bed by 10:00.
10 years ago I would have found this funny. Now it's just hurtful. Get the hell off my lawn. I'm calling the police. 8)

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:10 am

don't hate.

participate.
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Re: CoVid-19 and the 2021 Burning Man Event

Post by FlyingMonkey » Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:04 am

Sham wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:03 am
FlyingMonkey wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:02 am
Everything was fine until the "weekenders" showed up and started leaving their Depends in the Porto's. By Saturday night every pump truck was broken. Exodus was very telling as we witnessed piles of cheap aluminum walkers where in previous years there would have been abandoned bicycles. I'd have to say the worst thing was the utter chaos on 447 as everyone was driving 25 MPH and had random turn signals blinking all the way to Fernley.

- Big shout-out to the folks who ran the Geritol Bar for letting us watch the 8:00 PM Burn from their Lazy Boy Lounge. Thanks to them we were easily in bed by 10:00.
10 years ago I would have found this funny. Now it's just hurtful. Get the hell off my lawn. I'm calling the police. 8)
:D
Same here. I just threw my back out the other day & would really like to borrow my 86 year old Mom's wheeled walker. It even has a seat & hand brake.
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Re: CoVid-19 and the 2021 Burning Man Event

Post by lucky420 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:22 am

FlyingMonkey wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:02 am
Everything was fine until the "weekenders" showed up and started leaving their Depends in the Porto's. By Saturday night every pump truck was broken. Exodus was very telling as we witnessed piles of cheap aluminum walkers where in previous years there would have been abandoned bicycles. I'd have to say the worst thing was the utter chaos on 447 as everyone was driving 25 MPH and had random turn signals blinking all the way to Fernley.

- Big shout-out to the folks who ran the Geritol Bar for letting us watch the 8:00 PM Burn from their Lazy Boy Lounge. Thanks to them we were easily in bed by 10:00.
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Re: CoVid-19 and the 2021 Burning Man Event

Post by Miura-7 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:39 am

I know one thing. My mobility scooter is gonna lay rubber till the juice runs out. Dammit! Where did I put that fuckin charger? Oh...It's on the scooter. Now where did I park the scooter?

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Post by ^Rhino! » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:35 pm

Here's a big news flash of reality for you fucks that don't show any respect for the over-60 crowd: We've been there and done that. I first jumped out of an airplane when I was 19; I've hiked on the Appalachian Trail; I've hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River and out again with an 80-pound backpack; I put my own life at risk and pulled a trucker out of a burning semi in 2008. A year ago I had to have surgery for the very first time to get two stents added to my leg veins (correcting my venous insufficiency) and to sleeve both sides of my abdominal aorta to prevent a life-threatening aneurysm (also fully successful). I walked for two months with my left leg bones grinding bone on bone because the cartilage is gone. I'm currently walking with a cane until knee joint replacement surgery can be scheduled. You wanna make light of our need for scooter mobility when we shop? I've got no problem with that. Anybody that wants to make jokes about seniors who are doing the best they can despite the physical limitations put in their way, though. gets a resounding FUCK YOU AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON from me. Remember, folks, we're supposed to be burners who practice radical inclusion.
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:44 pm

now that there is some kranky old bastard shit right there, hoo boy...

well done, kranky old bastard, well done.

now lets you, and me and catheter cowboy go grab some pruno and a shot.
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Re: CoVid-19 and the 2021 Burning Man Event

Post by The Rod » Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:21 pm

JFC can someone make sure grampa gets his meds? he's getting ornery...
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Post by The Rod » Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:24 pm

p.s. while radical inclusion is my second or third favorite principle, we can't forget about the sacred 11th principle: SNARK

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Post by ^Rhino! » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:44 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:44 pm
now that there is some kranky old bastard shit right there, hoo boy...

well done, kranky old bastard, well done.

now lets you, and me and catheter cowboy go grab some pruno and a shot.
Simon, considering how much actual physical PAIN I've endured this year sans opiates to make it to the nearly healed point I am at today, I've earned the right to be cranky. I had a Foley catheter for a day and a half after surgery, so don't EVEN joke about that shit. I might just dump my bedpan on you.

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Oh yeah, I also have the right to be cranky because I lost two of my best friends this year. I could tell you some great stories about our interactions, but I'm holding them in my heart to tell people in person.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:02 am

we bathe in your krank.


let it flow.


teach us.


i just got my AARP card last year, so im kinda new to this.
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Re: CoVid-19 and the 2021 Burning Man Event

Post by FlyingMonkey » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:23 am

^Rhino! wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:35 pm
Here's a big news flash of reality for you fucks that don't show any respect for the over-60 crowd:

TLDR
Congratulations on being old. Would you prefer the alternative?

If you are unable to identify snark or simply take yourself too seriously to have a sense of humor then please by all means put me on your FOE list. It will save you a lot of anguish and possibly add additional years to your life misery. :mrgreen:

BTW, I'm not too far behind you & this is the first day all week I can walk upright without pain. But I choose to love life as long as I can, fully knowing that I will get served a shit sandwich occasionally. If you are lucky enough to have a long life you will lose loved ones and your body will break occasionally.

You can curse life or embrace it. Only you can choose.
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Post by Canoe » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:58 am

^Rhino! wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:35 pm
... We've been there and done that. ...
I haven't thought to jump out of a perfectly good working airplane since I was 14, did the Grand Canyon but rode a mule, did too much walking in the Kalahari (113 F in the shade) with much of it carrying water for others too naive to believe how much they needed, and so on, and I spent near two weeks on a Foley - and I was by far in the best shape/expected-medical-outcome of everyone in my ward (after a week, my chance of living was higher than dying; not so for the others) - and spent years of opiates prescribed by the litre. I've had it so much "better" than what others have got to do, and I've had it so much better/easier than what others have experienced medically (incidents & ongoing), and the times I've been hungry are measured in months, not years or decades. So... where the fuck was I going with this?
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Re: CoVid-19 and the 2021 Burning Man Event

Post by lucky420 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:25 am

Hey ya’ll,
I birthed 3 babies. They were large ones too, all over 9 lbs

:coffee: :mrgreen:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by lucky420 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:27 am

FlyingMonkey wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:23 am
^Rhino! wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:35 pm
Here's a big news flash of reality for you fucks that don't show any respect for the over-60 crowd:

TLDR
Congratulations on being old. Would you prefer the alternative?

If you are unable to identify snark or simply take yourself too seriously to have a sense of humor then please by all means put me on your FOE list. It will save you a lot of anguish and possibly add additional years to your life misery. :mrgreen:

BTW, I'm not too far behind you & this is the first day all week I can walk upright without pain. But I choose to love life as long as I can, fully knowing that I will get served a shit sandwich occasionally. If you are lucky enough to have a long life you will lose loved ones and your body will break occasionally.

You can curse life or embrace it. Only you can choose.
Damn you good, real good
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Post by Canoe » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:42 am

lucky420 wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:25 am
Hey ya’ll,
I birthed 3 babies. They were large ones too, all over 9 lbs
:coffee: :mrgreen:
Don't get me started.
Time after time I've seen women do more with less while going through more, that relatively speaking, it makes being a man seem like a walk in the park. As so many women do so much so often and it gets normalized, I see so many women trivialize what women do: stop; no need - the men will do that for you.
The cost of clothes, and how long they're in style, or still acceptable for work.
And the woman "tax". A company will make a disposable razor, same but for colour, pink marketed for women and blue for men. In the quantities produced, WhyTF does the pink one cost 30, 60, or 150 % more... And so on...
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Post by Miura-7 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:22 am

Hey Rhino! Thanks for making this thread interesting. Don't stop being you. You are appreciated.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:26 am

omg the thread drift is like a rip-tide...
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Post by ygmir » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:37 pm

FlyingMonkey wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:23 am
^Rhino! wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:35 pm
Here's a big news flash of reality for you fucks that don't show any respect for the over-60 crowd:

TLDR
Congratulations on being old. Would you prefer the alternative?

If you are unable to identify snark or simply take yourself too seriously to have a sense of humor then please by all means put me on your FOE list. It will save you a lot of anguish and possibly add additional years to your life misery. :mrgreen:

BTW, I'm not too far behind you & this is the first day all week I can walk upright without pain. But I choose to love life as long as I can, fully knowing that I will get served a shit sandwich occasionally. If you are lucky enough to have a long life you will lose loved ones and your body will break occasionally.

You can curse life or embrace it. Only you can choose.
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Re: CoVid-19 and the 2021 Burning Man Event

Post by The Rod » Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:11 pm

OK BOOMERS

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