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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:29 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Captain Goddammit wrote:I might do something crazy like set up an ice skating rink (large, with real ice).
Charles Schultz, is that you?
Ha! I don't even like ice skating, but I'd love to do an ice rink for the sheer outrageousness of putting one in the middle of a desert.
THe logistics really wouldn't be difficult if you had stupid money.
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by BBadger » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:59 pm

GreyCoyote wrote:Jeez, what a cheapskate! :mrgreen:

Well then how about an airlift operation to get folks from Reno to the playa? A Boeing 747-400 in a single-class config can hold 660 people and only needs a 10,000 foot runway about 100 feet wide. You could likely manage that with some cement-stabilized sand for oh... 30-40 million dollars. That's moving 52,000+ people in less than 80 flights, complete with gear! And think of the dust potential!

C'mon, BBadger! Feel the love and loosen-up those purse strings! :mrgreen:
That's what you do when you have infinite money and resources, not just a mere $100M or so. Of course that's also assuming that I'd actually want to ferry a bunch of people I don't know and don't even care about (sorry folks, I don't care about most Burners any more than people on the street) for free to the playa. There's something about giving something away for free that makes people feel something is disposable.

Monetary sponsorship should only be used to oil the gears, not pay for the gas, of the engine of humanity.
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:05 pm

BBadger wrote: Monetary sponsorship should only be used to oil the gears, not pay for the gas, of the engine of humanity.
I'm tempted to steal that for a sig line
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by Thecatman » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:18 pm

Hire Ted Nugent Monday night, Van Halen Tuesday night, Martina MacBride Wednesday night, Dolly Parton Thursday night, and Aerosmith Friday night, to play at least a two hour concert each around my brand new $300,000 diesel pusher motorhome.












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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by BBadger » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:49 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:I'm tempted to steal that for a sig line
You are entirely welcome to do so!
Thecatman wrote:Hire Ted Nugent Monday night, Van Halen Tuesday night, Martina MacBride Wednesday night, Dolly Parton Thursday night, and Aerosmith Friday night, to play at least a two hour concert each around my brand new $300,000 diesel pusher motorhome.

And you're all invited.
If they want to perform for free at BM, then by all means invite them. I know it'd be your money, but ... meh ... if I wanted to see paid artists, I'd go to Vegas or a music festival.
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by GreyCoyote » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:25 pm

BBadger wrote: That's what you do when you have infinite money and resources, not just a mere $100M or so. Of course that's also assuming that I'd actually want to ferry a bunch of people I don't know and don't even care about (sorry folks, I don't care about most Burners any more than people on the street) for free to the playa. There's something about giving something away for free that makes people feel something is disposable.

Monetary sponsorship should only be used to oil the gears, not pay for the gas, of the engine of humanity.
Ah, BBadger. You know, all this posturing notwithstanding, we are on to you. We know that behind that hard-assed, italicized, take-no-prisoners, meat-cake-with-teeth personna, there is actually a collection of unicorns, rainbows, long-haired troll-dolls, and Karen Carpenter albums sufficient to make Halcyon blush.

And I want you to know it's okay. We are here for ya. :mrgreen: And if you win the lottery and want to contribute to the Grey Coyote Airlift, you can always do so anonymously. :D

God, he is SO going to kill me for this. hehehehe
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by BBadger » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:03 pm

I can recognize many Carpenters songs, have one album in my collection I ripped for someone else [1], like some of their covers more than the originals by the Beatles (e.g. "Mr. Postman"), and think it's tragic that Karen Carpenter's great alto voice was prematurely quenched by her battle with anorexia; however, all that doesn't preclude me from desiring to keep freeloaders off the playa no matter what the resources at my disposal. I'm also one person who thinks the low income ticket program should be outright axed because it serves no useful purpose in any context.

No rainbows or unicorns (not that there's anything wrong with that), but I do still have some old stuffed animals I loved as a child on my shelf (if that's supposed to be in the same category). Those troll dolls are just creepy, like most humanoid dolls.



[1] In my "zzLess Listened To" folder along with some Slumdog Millionaire Sountrack, Barry Manilow, Carole King, Charlie Feathers, Chuck Berry, Powerman 5000, Riverdance, The Pointer Sisters, My Chemical Romance, Megaherz, and Gamelan music, among many others. Needless to say, I never use randomize tracks on my entire collection.
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by fernley1 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:14 pm

I would make an art blimp.

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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:42 pm

fernley1 wrote:I would make an art blimp.
Winner! Where do I send the check?
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by unjonharley » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:05 am

fernley1 wrote:I would make an art blimp.
You can pick then up cheap at the Salem Mall.. You have to add the bling...

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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:56 am

So, how many of us, if we won the lottery and Bbadger couldn't come for economic reasons, would offer him a ticket and other financial support to attend, just because it would be hilarious?
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by Lonesomebri » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:34 am

If I was suddenly worth millions and millions?

First, I'd have the water trucks that spray the streets and hippies filled with POTABLE water.

Then-
Magazines would have photo shoots featuring my topless girlfriend ice skating on the playa, my grilled cheese making skills would be cherished and blessed by the movers and shakers, and overseeing it all, making sure people did the burn in the wrong way, armed with parabolic noise returners, the latest in anti-drone weaponry, and laser seeking lasers, would be Airship Captain Bbadger
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:53 am

i would buy circus circus and Burn it, just because i could...



it would be a much better after party than the GSR, too...
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by Simon of the Playa » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:56 am

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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by BBadger » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:03 pm

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Who needs placement when you have a blimp?
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by Elliot » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:26 pm

How about gathering a bunch of like-minded Burners and Kinetic Sculpture Racers and other creative friends, and going on a national tour of all the BM Regionals, Kinetic Sculpture Races and other fun events? We'd use a few of those Million Dollar RVs painted to look like hippie buses, and matching trucks to haul our art and other Stuff. Imagine hitting some county fairs with BM grade art along the lines of Peter Hudson's zoetropes and Duane Flatmo's El Pulpo Mechanico! :lol:

Maybe I've always wanted to run away with the circus. :mrgreen:
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:50 pm

I love your blimp, Bbadger.
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by BBadger » Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:41 pm

There's a lift on there, so you can enjoy the view too!
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:38 pm

Thank you!
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Post by Elorrum » Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:15 pm

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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by Patsh » Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:23 pm

I might start small...



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Think of the paint job one could do to that!
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Post by delle » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:41 pm

That looks about perfect for you Patsh.

I think we should get two.... We could leave the larger bits in the hangar I'm buying on the outskirts of someplace handy in Arizona.

...BTW, there's loads of room for way more in that hangar, if anyone has any ideas.
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:47 pm

Let's just have the burn in that hanger. Okay, it would be a mini=burn...
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Post by Elliot » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:25 pm

Delle, I am sooooo glad you know how to spell "hangar"!
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by Patsh » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:26 pm

delle wrote:That looks about perfect for you Patsh.

I think we should get two.... We could leave the larger bits in the hangar I'm buying on the outskirts of someplace handy in Arizona.

...BTW, there's loads of room for way more in that hangar, if anyone has any ideas.

Do tell....
hangar on the outskirts of someplace handy in Arizona???
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by delle » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:41 pm

....Doesn't that train I'll be living in come with a couple hundred acres? There's room there for at least a couple of hangars. A few even.


And a properly huge "burn" area (because I really think we could all benefit from more "just 'cause" burns).

And David would just have to saunter on over! 8)
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by Patsh » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:45 pm

delle wrote:....Doesn't that train I'll be living in come with a couple hundred acres? There's room there for at least a couple of hangars. A few even.


And a properly huge "burn" area (because I really think we could all benefit from more "just 'cause" burns).

And David would just have to saunter on over! 8)
Now, there's a PLAN! (Aaron lives in that vicinity now, too!) While we're at it, there's a building we can burn, Right There, too!!
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by BBadger » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:47 am

"Buy" an iceberg, flatten the top, and host "Freezing Man". It'd be like that proposed unsinkable iceberg aircraft carrier. Somehow I don't think it'd come off quite as well as the summer version.
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Re: What if you won the lottery

Post by CaffeineGirl » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:31 am

I would buy a fleet of robots like the one owned by a Google Corporation that just won the DARPA competition, and turn them lose on camp and art project construction. Then we could all sit in the shade and enjoy root beer floats out of our walk-in freezers.

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Post by BBadger » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:03 am

CaffeineGirl wrote:I would buy a fleet of robots like the one owned by a Google Corporation that just won the DARPA competition, and turn them lose on camp and art project construction. Then we could all sit in the shade and enjoy root beer floats out of our walk-in freezers.
We'll give those AlphaDogs Nicolas Cage faces and they'll constantly emanate crying baby sounds as they wander around.

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