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Post by Fire_Moose » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:42 am

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Post by Lassen Forge » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:43 am

I think they are worried if you're too sloshed you won't be able to defend yourself, or slam yourself into the dome or something, and might *really* get hurt. Or not realize that you've been hurt. Or be too belligerant to stop.

Eric wrote:my first year we were on the outer wheel of center camp, and the people in the inner wheel behind us had the most certifiable nut job woman with them that I've ever seen...
Considering the location - you really think it was that strange? Sounds like a typical day in center camp...

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Post by Token » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:09 am

Bay Bridge Sue wrote:I think they are worried ...
ROTFLMAO

Yeah, that's a good one!

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Post by Lassen Forge » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:11 am

Token wrote:
Bay Bridge Sue wrote:I think they are worried ...
ROTFLMAO

Yeah, that's a good one!
I KNEW someone would pick up on that.

What took you so long?? ROFL

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Post by moonrise » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:53 pm

what are "big burns" do you mean the buring of the man? and the temple? or other big burning things? I like fire and can do some spontaneous fire shows myself...i am curious for sure!
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Post by Eric » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:10 am

moonrise wrote:what are "big burns" do you mean the buring of the man? and the temple? or other big burning things? I like fire and can do some spontaneous fire shows myself...i am curious for sure!
The "Big Burns" usually means the Man, the Temple and any large art burns that are planned.

Read up on fire in BRC- it's a city made of wood & canvas, and is very flammable. The Bmorg has a list of guidelines on how camps can use fire:
Here are the safety rules for art installations, I believe the camp rules are in the Survival Guide.

Your fire tricks sound great- just make sure they're done safely!
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Post by moonrise » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:25 am

thanks man...i'll read the fire safety guidelines....i'm small potatoes but yea, i'll keep it safe and just do some here n there waaaay out of the way of the city or anything like art installations....i hope there are some camp fires out on the distant playa. also, a bar that wants to learn some cool flambe effects and has an extinguisher on hand would be stoked if i show up and do some small stuff....if they want to go bigger i hope it can be arranged with the fire dept crew...if not i can keep it very small and gentle...a foot or two would dazzle people and not even be much more spark producing than poking a fire with a poker. but mine will be multi colored! and edible NOT nasty toxic chemical crap.
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Post by TomServo » Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:47 am

I beat the shit out of my own bar, after discovering that my absinthe had been stolen. Other than that? No... thought I may have broken a few bones in my hand, but it turned out ok.
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:43 am

moonrise wrote:what are "big burns" do you mean the buring of the man? and the temple? or other big burning things? I like fire and can do some spontaneous fire shows myself...i am curious for sure!
Most importantly, I mean burns where there is a crowd of people just standing there for hours while preparations are made.

It's like a tooth extraction, but without nitrous.

Yes, I do know that if I put my mind to it, I could get nitrous.
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Post by PugRay » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:54 pm

theCryptofishist wrote: It's like a tooth extraction, but without nitrous.

Yes, I do know that if I put my mind to it, I could get nitrous.

Oh hell yeah.. I was wondering if I could get dental work done while on the playa.. sounds like it might hurt a little that way though.. can I go with the anesthesia? I'm pussy when it comes to tooth nerve pain.

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Post by ygmir » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:59 pm

TomServo wrote:I beat the shit out of my own bar, after discovering that my absinthe had been stolen. Other than that? No... thought I may have broken a few bones in my hand, but it turned out ok.
don't I remember that?........dang...
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Post by TomServo » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:43 pm

ygmir wrote:
TomServo wrote:I beat the shit out of my own bar, after discovering that my absinthe had been stolen. Other than that? No... thought I may have broken a few bones in my hand, but it turned out ok.
don't I remember that?........dang...
You missed it by 10 minutes. that was the straw! Went to Spikes afterwards, and was gone in the morning.
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Post by ygmir » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:49 pm

TomServo wrote:
ygmir wrote:
TomServo wrote:I beat the shit out of my own bar, after discovering that my absinthe had been stolen. Other than that? No... thought I may have broken a few bones in my hand, but it turned out ok.
don't I remember that?........dang...
You missed it by 10 minutes. that was the straw! Went to Spikes afterwards, and was gone in the morning.
ok, that's why I'm blank on the actual incident........I just remember your anger.
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Post by TomServo » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:56 pm

ygmir wrote:
TomServo wrote:
ygmir wrote: don't I remember that?........dang...
You missed it by 10 minutes. that was the straw! Went to Spikes afterwards, and was gone in the morning.
ok, that's why I'm blank on the actual incident........I just remember your anger.
I'm a bartender, by default....but still have an obligation. I promised absinthe, and some asshole went into my tent and stole it. I apologize again ygmir.
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Post by ygmir » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:58 pm

please, don't appologize, or, feel the need........the gift of the thought, and, the gift of meeting you in person, were wonderful......

It's just that I'm such a frail, and timid man.......seeing you get upset like that really stuck in my memory.........
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Post by TomServo » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:10 pm

Frail and timid? You're taller than I am, and I'm 6'1"
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Post by Risky » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:13 pm

It will be interesting to find you this year, Tom, since I have no idea what you look like.

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Post by talito » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:27 am

shit, some crazy stories on here. this will be my 5th year and i dont remember anything remotely violent.
ok, maybe that anal fisting on the playa could be interpreted as aggressive, but im telling you he was being real gentle about it.

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Post by Sham » Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:12 am

talito wrote:shit, some crazy stories on here. this will be my 5th year and i dont remember anything remotely violent.
ok, maybe that anal fisting on the playa could be interpreted as aggressive, but im telling you he was being real gentle about it.
Well, I tried to be as gentle as possible under the circumstances. By the way, did you ever find my watch? :shock:

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Post by Dz » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:20 am

Shambala wrote:
talito wrote:shit, some crazy stories on here. this will be my 5th year and i dont remember anything remotely violent.
ok, maybe that anal fisting on the playa could be interpreted as aggressive, but im telling you he was being real gentle about it.
Well, I tried to be as gentle as possible under the circumstances. By the way, did you ever find my watch? :shock:
:lol:

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Post by Token » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:32 am

No but he burped up a ring ...

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Post by Isotopia » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:36 pm

I did that fisting thing once with a young, doorbell ringing Mormon and his buddy.

Pulled out a copy of The Book of Mormon from the younger one's butt and got to keep both pair of underwear.

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Post by Brooks_DallasTX » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:30 pm

PugRay wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote: It's like a tooth extraction, but without nitrous.

Yes, I do know that if I put my mind to it, I could get nitrous.

Oh hell yeah.. I was wondering if I could get dental work done while on the playa.. sounds like it might hurt a little that way though.. can I go with the anesthesia? I'm pussy when it comes to tooth nerve pain.
As a matter of fact, I'm planning to gift dental work this year. Won't have anesthesia and sterilization will be challenging. Oh, and I'm not a dentist but I've seen it done.
Normal is boring.

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Post by gyre » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:48 pm

That's new.

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