The Bar 2016 Edition

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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by ZigZag » Wed May 18, 2016 8:47 am

Good morning Bar
I'm caught in whirlwinds this morning.
I so want the day to depart for the playa to arrive yet, even though I do stuff everyday, I am not ready yet. The weather here in Minnesota is finally getting "North Country nice" and I don't want the summer to just disappear. Yet I yearn for the playa knowing full well the event marks the end of summer.
I can't work well sometimes because I get caught up in my lists and my forays into the Amazon jungle trying to find just the right next thing I need.
What is this thing that Burning Man does? What is it doing to me?
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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Wed May 18, 2016 11:45 am

ZigZag wrote:Good morning Bar
I'm caught in whirlwinds this morning.
I so want the day to depart for the playa to arrive yet, even though I do stuff everyday, I am not ready yet. The weather here in Minnesota is finally getting "North Country nice" and I don't want the summer to just disappear. Yet I yearn for the playa knowing full well the event marks the end of summer.
I can't work well sometimes because I get caught up in my lists and my forays into the Amazon jungle trying to find just the right next thing I need.
What is this thing that Burning Man does? What is it doing to me?
Uggh
*pats ZigZag on the head....shhhhh it's goin be okay
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by mgb327 » Wed May 18, 2016 11:48 am

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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by Elorrum » Wed May 18, 2016 11:55 am

ah, ZigZag. Amazon Jungle, I like that. Your stuff is meant to support you, not to be an unimaginable burden. That being said, as MyDearFriend did, and I possibly misquote, "Burning Man is a logistician's wet dream."

I am waiting for FedEx though to bring some electronics parts for upgrades. Plan, toil, execute, and then playa failure, for most of my electrical gear last year. So, why not try it again, and bigger more and more untested new? I wish I could just rely on the old and reliable, and how small a footprint it has, needs small and few, or no batteries. But that's not Burning Man, where you go big or you go bigger.

Yeah, it's a year long thing.

Happy Wednesday BAR! no coffee for me, trying the no caffeine for awhile. Not trying decaf coffee, yet. Got the special cupboard of abandoned herbal tea to work on.
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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by The CO » Wed May 18, 2016 12:10 pm

(Zooms in, pours whiskey, kicks the ABB, leaves)

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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by Elliot » Sun May 22, 2016 12:05 am

helitack wrote:I'll need a whisky...

Too many OTM's, narcos and other riff raff today
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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by gaminwench » Sun May 22, 2016 1:49 am

Heli:

Laphroiag 18?
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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by ygmir » Sun May 22, 2016 7:29 am

*only strangers* could be more descriptive, Elliot. we may be strange, but also know Helitack from times in the assorted bars.
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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by Elliot » Sun May 22, 2016 9:21 am

Of course. I should have said "mostly" and "new faces".

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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun May 22, 2016 7:31 pm

Going to Kauai, Hawaii shortly before Burning Man was a bad idea.
I've got virtually zero enthusiasm to go to BRC now.
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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by burner von braun » Sun May 22, 2016 7:48 pm

I'm wondering why Captain. Is it because Hawaii is a relatively simple and leisurely way to have a really enjoyable week compared to what all it takes to go to BRC?

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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Sun May 22, 2016 7:52 pm

Maybe you need a nap... :D
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun May 22, 2016 8:19 pm

I could bore you all evening listing reasons.
There's even real black rocks!
And the music is better.
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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Sun May 22, 2016 8:20 pm

You are so mean
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by burner von braun » Sun May 22, 2016 8:32 pm

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Wow, that's breathtaking!

lucky420 wrote:Maybe you need a nap... :D
Haha! Yep, give it a couple days and hopefully your enthusiasm will return Captain! Glad you had a good time.
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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by Aurelia » Sun May 22, 2016 8:33 pm

Maybe you've gotten too old ?
but I have friends who would love to get your tickets well we would miss you and you'll get over this you just being silly

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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun May 22, 2016 8:47 pm

I'm already one of the very few people who've been going to Burning Man since the man was still right on the ground that still goes today. Things change and it's not the event it was and I'm not as interested in today's version.
The whole island of Kauai has about the same population as BRC. And no dust storms.

Sure every ten or twenty years a hurricane comes through and destroys the entire place, but hey BRC only lasts a week.
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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by Aurelia » Sun May 22, 2016 9:14 pm

Of course do what you want !

Personally I've slowed down to a creep but
I'm going again because my roots are deep

Had no idea what burning man was in the beginning at Baker Beach and my motives have changed as well I'm interested in how this conflagration will continue and improve

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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by Elliot » Sun May 22, 2016 9:38 pm

Today a lady came by my house to look at a table I'm gifting away.
When I give directions to my house, I tell people to look for the big red barn.
Well, she said something like "That sure is a big red barn, indeed", and she wondered at its contents, some of which could be seen thru the door. So I explained about Kinetic Sculpture Racing and Burning Man.

"You're a Burner?!"

She said she went to the first Burn on Baker Beach in 1989, but has not been since. She keeps informed though, and she mentioned some names of other local Burners.

Now... on the BM website they show the first Burn a couple years earlier, but that's kind'a trivial. What's rare, is that I met a Baker Beach Burner. :D

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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by Ratty » Mon May 23, 2016 8:56 am

It seems to be a lot like Woodstock. ""I was there. WOW. Me too". I have a friend at work that has a friend who disappeared when the event moved to the desert. Evaporated. Never to be found. He suspects that Burning Man ate him.

On that note I'll have a Bloody Mary. Blended with salt on the rim.
Those aren't buttermilk biscuits I'm lying on Savannah

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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon May 23, 2016 9:42 am

There's such a thing as a blended Bloody Mary?
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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by ^Rhino! » Mon May 23, 2016 11:21 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:There's such a thing as a blended Bloody Mary?
Hmmmm......

Captain, you need the Bacon Bloody Mary to really catch that vibe. Bacon pulverized and blended in tomato juice, add Bakon vodka (bacon infused), bacon hot sauce, and a fresh strip of premium bacon as a swizzle stick.

Bacon blended into nirvana.....the hair of the dog for the morning.
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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by Ratty » Mon May 23, 2016 11:49 am

No. But I'm gonna try it
Those aren't buttermilk biscuits I'm lying on Savannah

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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by FIGJAM » Tue May 24, 2016 9:24 am

I tried the Ygmir Technologies "Put a little blood in your work." technique, and I have to say I think I prefer the FIGJAM method of "No pain, NO PAIN!!!",

Extreme arm wrestling with a saguaro where the object is to rip your opponents arm off is not for the faint of heart.

I had the chain around the top of the arm for leverage, and started pulling to pop it off.

I wrapped the chain around my hand to get a better grip, and misjudged how much slack would be in the chain when the arm came off.

Nothing broken, but the cactus almost won this round!!! 8)

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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by Ratty » Tue May 24, 2016 9:29 am

But who won?
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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by trilobyte » Tue May 24, 2016 10:34 am

Ouch, Figjam, that looks painful! Hopefully it looks worse than it feels, and you can change course back to the no pain method for the next round.

Nice pic, Captain, and enjoy the hell out of the trip. Hopefully with the Land Yacht being pretty ship-shape this year you can bask in the afterglow of the tropical vacation for a few weeks and not feel like you need to need to worry about anything related to the desert.

I've had a bit of a monkey wrench thrown into my work and build schedule, but otherwise am pretty excited for this year's nonsense. I think I'm headed back to the drawing board on a couple pieces, but hopefully everything will come together.

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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by FIGJAM » Tue May 24, 2016 11:03 am

Ratty wrote:But who won?
I did, since the arm came off the cactus.

That arm weight was about 600 pounds and I landed it right in the back of the truck from 9 feet up.

I didn't have quite enough slack in the chain, so it yanked it into my tender......supple........ sensitive flesh.
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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by Ratty » Tue May 24, 2016 11:06 am

Here. Let me kiss that boo boo. All better. Now go play and be careful out there.
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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Tue May 24, 2016 1:16 pm

Hola Bar.


Fuck I'm tired...
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Post by ^Rhino! » Tue May 24, 2016 3:00 pm

To the Captain: the black rock pictured is probably some type of basalt. Since I'm a mainland US geologist, I call it a 'hawaiite', which is an unofficial term.

While you're there, you need to appease Pele, the goddess of the volcanoes, by pouring out some vodka on the side of the volcano.

Pele also likes tequila, or so I'm told.
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