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Re: Top Asshats of 2011 Burning Man

Post by illy dilly » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:26 pm

graidawg wrote: "how can we make next year even more fun game"
Ditto!
And speaking of Burning Man Chores, I need to develop a better evap pond.
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Post by marck » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:28 pm

I noticed that a lot of unwanted trash was in the city in 2010, it is just too bad the wind and dust didn't blow it all away.
Someday a wind will come and blow all this scum off the streets of BRC.
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:30 pm

shhhh. dont give away the new theme just yet.
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Post by junglesmacks » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:40 pm

Bob wrote:
fratboy wrote:thats the slogan of a small minded defeatist that can't tolerate dissent. You've drunk the Kool Aid my friend. If you don't like freedom of speech thats guaranteed the the First Amendment, go live in China where they imprison you for complaining.
graidawg wrote:*sigh* seriously if burning man is such a chore, why go? why try spoil other peoples fun?
Jesus fuck, another top-poster.

It's the same epic/deathray/iclimb douche as always. Don't sweat it too hard. He'll find another hobby soon..
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Post by ObscureStar » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:43 pm

Presto wrote:
P.Ram wrote:The jackass who stenciled "BORING" (with backwards "R") all over camps, art and signage.
The two guys who did this got caught by LEO at sunrise.
The next day they did a loop apologizing to all the camps they tagged. They seemed genuinely sorry about their spectacular ass-hattery (they still deserve the nomination)
Thank you for letting us know that. My partner and I ran into them while they were tagging. She went off to look for a ranger while I slow-boated keeping an eye on them.

They weren't nice guys, they were mocking me, daring me to 'do something about it'. Yeah... Girl alone in the dark take on a pair of jerks.

But I slowed next to a burn bin and a guy was talking with pride about the yurts he'd built right across the way.. Just as they started tagging it. Made sure he found them and then ran off to catch up with my partner, hoping the yurt guy would handle it. (Which it sounds like he did)

So, BORING guys. That's what I did about it.

I've been fretting about it since, feeling like I should have done more. Glad to know someone else took care of it but I guess that makes me top asshat of 2011 really. :P

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Post by junglesmacks » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:58 pm

Darling, that absolutely does not make you an asshat in the furthest stretch of the imagination. Kudos to you for actually giving a care enough to do ANYTHING about it when so many people obviously looked the other way!
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:01 pm

Say what you will about fratboy, I kind of like his Safety Last approach.

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Post by FireTommy » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:09 pm

Hey ObscureStar, that was well done!! Thanks for helping to nail them, and if you'll come to our bar and I'll pour you the GOOD stuff!
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Re: Top Asshats of 2011 Burning Man

Post by daft » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:28 pm

Anyone using their generator to try and keep an rv cool in the heat of the day, empty bottles in the heads, and the dick who left the beer can in the evap pond. Considering it all..not too bad. One instance where I tripped out was when I overheard a couple arguing and yelling and then saw that she was leading him by a leash around his neck and making him behave. Not bad at all

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Post by Elderberry » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:37 pm

Well that's just silly. Are you saying they are supposed to use their generator to keep an rv cool during the cool of the night! :shock:
Geeze, why else would you bring a generator and an airconditioner if you weren't going to use it to keep cool in the heat of the day?!
daft wrote:Anyone using their generator to try and keep an rv cool in the heat of the day, empty bottles in the heads, and the dick who left the beer can in the evap pond. Considering it all..not too bad. One instance where I tripped out was when I overheard a couple arguing and yelling and then saw that she was leading him by a leash around his neck and making him behave. Not bad at all
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Post by knowmad » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:46 pm

BEST BURN EVAR!!!!


oh I said that already!?
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Post by Elorrum » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:42 pm

I'm wondering if the gradient of the decompression is increased when we don't get some fierce desert weather, wind storm, whiteout, tent ripping, everything dust covered catharsis. The playa was too nice perhaps, and I didn't get all my year's accumulated bullshit sandblasted away.
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Post by daft » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:45 pm

Not bad at all

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Post by Foxfur » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:28 pm

daft wrote:Anyone using their generator to try and keep an rv cool in the heat of the day, empty bottles in the heads, and the dick who left the beer can in the evap pond. Considering it all..not too bad. One instance where I tripped out was when I overheard a couple arguing and yelling and then saw that she was leading him by a leash around his neck and making him behave. Not bad at all
I was trying to keep it cool to avoid heat stroke before orgasm. :shock:
That falls under medical necessity, doesn't it?
There's stroking out and then there's stroking out...
Wheee!

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Post by Savannah » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:38 pm

Foxfur wrote:
daft wrote:Anyone using their generator to try and keep an rv cool in the heat of the day, empty bottles in the heads, and the dick who left the beer can in the evap pond. Considering it all..not too bad. One instance where I tripped out was when I overheard a couple arguing and yelling and then saw that she was leading him by a leash around his neck and making him behave. Not bad at all
I was trying to keep it cool to avoid heat stroke before orgasm. :shock:
That falls under medical necessity, doesn't it?
There's stroking out and then there's stroking out...
Wheee!

I'd have to agree with bunny:
Best Burn EVER!

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Post by Snow » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:17 pm

just that chiefdanfox guy, geez what an asshat! (one of the awesome people I had the pleasure of getting to know this year). Seriously I think this was my first completely asshat free year. Well maybe that guy that hit our lift while we were working with the load on it.

while somewhat on the subject of the Trojan Horse perimeter, it WAS fucking hot as hell. You know I'm no stranger to almost melting my face off with burns and flame effects, but damn. I was an archer too and pulled back to the crowd line when things got going good. I had to hide under my fire blanket cuz it was sooo hot. Yes I know we were within calcs/specs but it was on the edge of nuts (made it more exciting?). Several people I know got ember burns too. I'm just glad we didn't kill anyone pulling the beast, that was NUTS too. Just a note for next time when we build the full size horse :wink:
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Post by CalebCamera » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:36 am

'chemo' the guy with the UFO unimog. ( my own fault for returning to abusive relationships, see "a-holes, shitheads, and cops" 2009 thread.)

I gave this asshat $300 for fuel and water to be delivered on playa. When I find him at his camp he says 'sorry, I don't have the supplies' followed by 'no, I don't have your money either' He offers me an old busted air conditioner! The 30 gallons of fuel sitting by his mog is for him, not me. ?!?
he says he'll get the money out of the ATM at center camp. ( this guy is a 10 yr Burner, has there ever been an ATM?)

post-burn back in Reno... I stop by his house to collect my $. He becomes verbally and physically violent toward me- refusing to acknowledge that he owes me any money !! Luckily for me other people were present. He gets $100 from one girl, gives it to me along with some shit ass drum and tells me to fuckoff followed by text messages informing me that none of his friends like me :(.

That being said , I had the most double-plus-fucking-awesome 3 weeks on that beautiful playa. From building the Temple with a crew of rockstars to watching it burn with a beautiful young lady to cleaning up (and finding a gold nugget in the ashes!) and feeling the city purge itself of blinkies and loud music...words fail to convey the experience. Twas only after the unicorn snot on my hoodie had dried to a glittery crust and the footprints of fairies vanished in the dust did I realize that I was not dreaming !

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Post by Irreverent Moniker » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:27 am

Oh, here are two asshats I just remembered.

The two guys (from two different camps) that set up their living areas right next to our long established shower set up when there was still a ton of space in their respective areas to camp. One guy parked his camper trailer right next to the shower so his window looked into it, another guy set up his tent right at the foot of the shower (actually, right next to the evap pond! gross)
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Post by Dr Helix » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:06 am

Pretty low on the Asshats for me. One was a guy who plopped down in a chair in front of our camp. I was playing a game with some traffic cones and a safety vest and when I told him he would need a "permit" he called me an asshole. I told him if that was his attitude to take a hike and he responded by saying "make me." To which three of us pulled him out of his chair and sent him packing. Geez if you don't want to play, why come? The other was two women who got into my small MV while my wife and were dancing and started to fuck with it (turning on lights, trying to get it to go) I had the key so no problem. I walked up and said "Is that yours? " to which they said "yes". I just laughed and showed them the key. They got very upset and said I should post a sign if I didn't want anyone to use it, and walked away in a huff. And the usual boys who want to dance with my wife and don't seem to see that I am. I just put a dance block on them till they get it. As long as they keep the hands off, it's pretty harmless. That's about it really. Always amazed at all the kindness and good feeling I get. Thanks again for another great year.
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Post by knowmad » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:35 pm

BEST BURN EVAR!



please don't correct my spelling.!!!!
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Post by Eric » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:09 pm

knowmad wrote:BEST BURN EVAR!



please don't correct my spelling.!!!!

You have no idea how happy you're making me when you keep posting this. Seriously.
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Post by curiousgnate » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:21 pm

it is pretty funny! :D
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Post by andrewknutsen » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:19 pm

How come no-one's mentioned the people who just would not sit down at the Temple Burn? (I think it was that and not the Man, not sure). They had *everyone* on the 9:00 side chanting "sit down" for a good 20 minutes, and several visits from emissaries from various contingents of peacekeepers, before finally giving up... There must be photos of these sorry asshats, and video too.

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Post by Bob » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:33 pm

andrewknutsen wrote:How come no-one's mentioned the people who just would not sit down at the Temple Burn? (I think it was that and not the Man, not sure). They had *everyone* on the 9:00 side chanting "sit down" for a good 20 minutes, and several visits from emissaries from various contingents of peacekeepers, before finally giving up... There must be photos of these sorry asshats, and video too.
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Post by curiousgnate » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:15 pm

i was right behind them, they said that they would sit down once it started but that the guy had a bad hip and sitting that long would hurt. i have some sympathy, but still think he could have stood further back in the first place. also the lift that came in right before the burn and almost blocked my friend in a wheelchairs view was annoying because she had put ashes from her mother and father in the temple, and we had been there a while and then scissor lift girl came in and parked right in front of my friend. kinda rude! why not get the lift in place before people congregate, or if it is needed until that point then fence off an area.
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Post by junglesmacks » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:19 pm

I couldn't help but laugh at least a littttttttttttle when all the people that insisted on getting close and sitting down were the first ones running like hell when those flames shot 200 feet in the sky and you could roast a marshmallow off your face from the radiant heat..
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Post by marck » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:52 pm

I really hate the old, tired, "Sit Down" complaints. Here are two things you can do for yourself without requiring cooperation from other people; get there early enough so that you do not have to deal with people standing in front of you, or find another place to sit down instead of behind someone who intends on standing.

You are only ruining the burn for yourself by escalating the requests and making it less desirable for some people to acquiesce to your demands.

It is just as selfish to expect other people to sit down so that you can get a better view as it is for those who are standing and blocking the view of others.

Only assholes get violent in an attempt to shove their burn-view down other people's throats.
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Post by Eric » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:08 pm

For the Temple Burn I sat on the "pirate chest" on the Pier by myself. I had a perfect view and was surrounded by lovely small groups doing the same thing.

There is a reason I never get close to the Big Burns- it's so that I don't get upset expecting others to live up to my vision for the burn.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:10 pm

Yeah, that's why I don't get close either. I'm thinking maybe I'll take the van out next year.
(Of course, I'd love to get on top of the rv or the bus, but that ain't gonna happen...)
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Post by ygmir » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:57 pm

Eric wrote:For the Temple Burn I sat on the "pirate chest" on the Pier by myself. I had a perfect view and was surrounded by lovely small groups doing the same thing.

There is a reason I never get close to the Big Burns- it's so that I don't get upset expecting others to live up to my vision for the burn.

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