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Final year of PISS CLEAR alternative newspaper now online!

Post by Piss Clear » Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:52 pm

This was the last year for PISS CLEAR -- Black Rock City's alternative newspaper -- and our final three issues have been archived as PDFs and posted to the Piss Clear web site.

This was our 13th year, and we printed over 30,000 copies -- but if you missed any of the three issues we published on the playa, you can read them online here:

Piss Clear 2007 -- http://www.pissclear.org/PDFArchives

Monday/Tuesday - Reduce, Reuse, Reburn: It Ain't Easy Being Green
exterior | interior

Wednesday/Thursday - The Sex, Drugs (and oh yeah) Art Issue
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Friday/Saturday - So Long, And Thanks For All the Drugs
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Post by spider_rabbit » Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:19 pm

Piss Clear has been one of the great anti institution institutions of BRC and it will be missed. Thanks Adrian for all your years of bringing it to the Playa.

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Post by skygod » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:25 pm

One of my favorite things is going away.
OMG< I remember reading that article about "shirt-cocking it in style" last year I am not kidding I rolled in the dust and laughed so hard my cheeks hurt.
And other stuff, too.
Please don't go.
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Post by Remark » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:56 pm

Piss Clear you will be missed. Nothing will be better than laying in the shade late afternoon, laughing my ass off. Screw those people who say sarcasm is not ART. Adrian and crew, you people are awesome. Thank you.

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Why

Post by betterwithbread » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:40 pm

Why is Piss Clear ending?

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ads

Post by jburn » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:52 pm

What was up with the ads in Piss Clear this year? They sure didn't look fake - Fiji water? Ebay Motors? Ones I remembered anyway...

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Post by Eric » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:55 pm

Remark wrote:Adrian and crew, you people are awesome. Thank you.
I won't speak for all of us, but thank you. I know that for me the fun part is hearing how much people enjoy our.... um.... gentle wit....

As for why we're ending- Adrian's rants pretty much covered that this year, and you can read them in the links posted above. It's a lot of work keeping this going.

(oh, and a special thank you to LadyBee for not running me over on Weds night! I agree with your friend- it would have wrecked a lovely suit! *g*)
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Re: ads

Post by Eric » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:58 pm

jburn wrote:What was up with the ads in Piss Clear this year? They sure didn't look fake - Fiji water? Ebay Motors? Ones I remembered anyway...
Hey, someone has to pay the bills. Besides, if the LLC can accept corporate sponsorship.....

Besides, the ads are there every year. Why get cranky now that we're gone?
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Re: Why

Post by Piss Clear » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:59 pm

betterwithbread wrote:Why is Piss Clear ending?
I answered that question three times -- in three different editorials, in each of the three issues of Piss Clear this year.

So you might do well to scroll up and read those PDFs!
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Re: ads

Post by Piss Clear » Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:01 pm

jburn wrote:What was up with the ads in Piss Clear this year? They sure didn't look fake - Fiji water? Ebay Motors? Ones I remembered anyway...
Hmmmm ... yup, they sure DON'T look fake, do they? :?
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Post by waywardvirtuoso » Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:01 pm

you will be missed :(

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Post by jburn » Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:35 pm

heh - you got me. well thanks much for the issues this year and in the past and you will be missed!!

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THANK YOU ADRIAN

Post by lennyjones » Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:49 pm

Thanks for letting us be party of the party!!!

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I"ve heard

Post by keepercurrent » Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:12 pm

That some of your playa distributors "really got into distribution" this year!
Thank you ever so much for all you have done and do!

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Post by djero » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:33 am

And so a great era comes to an end. What will brc be without piss clear?

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Post by goathead » Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:08 pm

Thanks for all of your and your staffs hard work.
Its going to be really strange not having your voice on the playa next year.

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Post by Apollonaris Zeus » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:56 pm

You dumb shit! Now who will replace my "Rant to Adrian"!

We were a team! You know you say shit and I say shit back!

But the truth is, I always loved you Adrian, your paper, your costumes and your cute ass! It was great contributing some of my photography for piss clear, running around the event trying to find a copy that I had missed because I slept late.

Please do your book. Charge something for it to pay the expenses, if you need a sign release form for the photography just pm me. If you make a profit, please use the money and do something good for BRC- like throw a party!

The paper will be truely missed, but I know you will still be on the playa!

This community owes you one!

AIIZ

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Post by Piss Clear » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:53 am

Apollonaris Zeus wrote:your costumes
If you call "Bootie" underwear and a "Piss Clear" tank top a "costume!" HAR!

Thanks for the props!

Photography? I've used your photography ... actually, I'm sure I have ... we've always gone by the credo of "better to ask forgiveness than permission" when it comes to picking our photos (usually pulled off the web at the 11th hour). Anyway... thanks for the photos!

Yeah, book coming in about 8 months, if it all goes according to plan...
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Post by Apollonaris Zeus » Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:02 pm

Adrian, I just read your Rant about funding and art along with the interview with Lady B.

Let me say this, if I can, can I say it, OK I will:

Your contribution to mine and many others stand as tall as any other art form (art of word!) found on the playa! Don't ever let some self-centered, self-engracious ego of "do you know who I am?" "What have you contributed?" artist tell you anything other!

If you were able to distribute the 10,000, 15,000, or 47,000 thousand copies, everyone would know you more by name then just your art like those that produce "Stupid Art"

You kept it REAL!

AIIZ

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Post by spectabillis » Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:43 pm

i would ask for a moment of silence.. but you guys put out way too much thump thump.

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Post by BitterDan » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:46 am

Thanks Piss Clear! We love you.

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Post by robbidobbs » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:53 am

Thank you Adrian for printing Kent's and my articles about hovering and for a terrific alternative newspaper. PC will be missed. Good luck with the book.

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Post by pinemom » Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:01 pm

Playa speed to you, and thanks for 2 yrs Ive been and had the mornin reading pleasures over my camp coffee!
Names pinemom, but my friends call me "Piney".

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Post by Tiger Lily » Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:44 pm

I loved reading this everyday ^_^
Thanks for your hard work guys

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Post by Martinalix » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:46 am

I have no word to say that its a amazing My hobby is reading article

Thanks for give information
ENjoy your self

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Post by skygod » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:39 pm

Maybe there will be a miracle and it will magically reappear this year/
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Post by Eric » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:46 pm

skygod wrote:Maybe there will be a miracle and it will magically reappear this year/
Nope. Ain't gonna happen. Adrian & Deirdre (our publishers) are just doing DJing this year (two Bootie BRC's, plus a night at Thunderdome amongst other things), I, our former copy-editor, am taking a year off, and the rest of our kids have scattered. Our delivery boys however have started a new camp (Burning Mary's), so drop by center camp and give them a holler!

A+D will be with Fandango this year, as "the Camp Formerly Known As Piss Clear"

And I need to dig out an umbrella for NYC next week- y'all have fun in the dust for me!

However, the Complete Piss Clear book comes out this fall.........
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Post by skygod » Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:44 am

Have fun Eric!
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