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Re: Top Asshats of 2011 Burning Man

Post by junglesmacks » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:48 am

Simon of the Playa wrote: they had no hierarchy, no apparent clue as far as how to run a successful large theme camp....im still waiting for the moop de moop map to come out before i name names...

*cough*cough*BLACK SPOT*cough*
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Post by snake » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:04 am

i think it was a fox. saw a picture somewhere.

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Post by trilobyte » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:39 am

The owners of the black spot, and the hands-down winners of the 'Asshat Of The Year' award (in my book, anyway) goes to the organizers of the Rites Of Zion / Bass Camp / Temple Of Boom. Camped at 10:00 and Esplanade and their pile of sound system located at 10:15 between Esplanade and A.

Your camp/installation is your responsibility. If you can't be responsible to clean it up, then don't bring it in the first place.

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Post by junglesmacks » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:06 pm

trilobyte wrote:The owners of the black spot, and the hands-down winners of the 'Asshat Of The Year' award (in my book, anyway) goes to the organizers of the Rites Of Zion / Bass Camp / Temple Of Boom. Camped at 10:00 and Esplanade and their pile of sound system located at 10:15 between Esplanade and A.

Your camp/installation is your responsibility. If you can't be responsible to clean it up, then don't bring it in the first place.
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Post by Bob » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:16 pm

None of the published moop maps since 2006 show art installations.
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Post by uncomplimentary » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:38 pm

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:little known playa legend, but eerily true to this day.

besides the temple, anyone or group who dares to supercede the Man in height is doomed the next year.

let us not forget the gross pompousness of the Temple of Mez in 98', run by some recently fabulously wealthy microsoftie.

it had guest chefs, full time on site chemists making designer drugs, organic chai before there even was a Whole Foods in Seattle, and a 60' SCAFFOLD TOWER.... just yards from first camp, yup...the whole nine.

where are they now?

from 2001 - 2003, we put up a lighted 100' radio tower every year.
two years ago, a group of us built groovik's cube, the giant playable rubic's cube.
other members of the group did the temple of shame this year.

i must have missed out on the chefs, designer drugs, and chai. bummer.

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Post by chiefdanfox » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:54 pm

thekidsparrow wrote:There was a girl working the perimeter of the Trojan Horse the night it burned who was holding a cat (or maybe a small dog?) in her arms, hidden in her cape. Thousands of people, flaming arrows, fireworks, loud music....could you imagine if that cat ran out of her arms?
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:11 pm

junglesmacks wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote: they had no hierarchy, no apparent clue as far as how to run a successful large theme camp....im still waiting for the moop de moop map to come out before i name names...

*cough*cough*BLACK SPOT*cough*
nope that was temple of gloom...

my asshats were at the other red spot, 10 and C...egyptian themed....think...rhymes with Ho Virus.

and all of them blew it...they had a chance to show the org they give a shit about the playa, about the community, and they fucked it up...Instead of "Shining On" they left a "Taint"...i am so ashamed of the Herd, bad ponies....BAD PONIES!
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Post by goochalba » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:55 pm

not sure if he was an asshat or just couldnt handle his buzz
hmm maybe not handling your buzz makes you an asshat
anyway this dude was running around 5:15 and like G, H, I
biting people and drawing blood thankfully eventually
they took him away

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Post by mgb327 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:06 pm

Wow, interesting reading here...I had an awesome Burn, can't seem to think of anything/anybody that put a ripple in my week, 'cept myself. One morning in camp I stated rather quietly that there was grounds and dust in my coffee. I made it, and the dust actually made it better. Counting the days til next year, having some difficult withdrawls here.
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Post by Mr.Coffee » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:07 pm

Yeah, we told him to stop, but apparently he didn't listen. Too bad, as he helped us come up with the idea for the block party. Last I saw,he was being walked back to his camp by someone LEO-based. Didn't see him again for the rest of the burn. Either he calmed down and they didn't arrest him, or he didn't and they did, though if he actually drew blood on somebody, or whoever called the LEOs wanted to press charges...
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Post by tamarakay » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:16 pm

Thank goodness for his sake he didn't run into me. If he'd bit me my kendoll would have killed him.
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Post by lucky420 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:37 pm

he bit me twice and it didn't feel good, lucky for him that I am a fairly tolerant person. If my daughter had been there he probably would've taken a fist to the face or something close to it (love my little badass red head). I believe that he did go to the Pershing Co. motel (at least for the night) for that though...

He bit me early in the week. I will just chalk it up to being young and foolish (for now)
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Post by EspressoDude » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:50 pm

snake wrote:i think it was a fox. saw a picture somewhere.

FOXFUR isn't small enuff to fit in someone's cape or pocket...

just sayin :D
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Post by Mr.Coffee » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:41 pm

lucky420 wrote:
He bit me early in the week. I will just chalk it up to being young and foolish (for now)
Let's hope that is, in fact, the case. and your artbarcart rocked!
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Post by lucky420 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:54 pm

aww thank you...
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by hookahdude » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:49 pm

Guy bitin people?!?

Had he bit my wife, he would have been MOOP... in 2-3 locations... in different parts of the city...

Me, he would have been a wee bit sore.. but her... it would not have been pretty... at all...
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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:09 pm

I think I would have been a bit too shocked to do much. But if I got riled he'd have had to face something...
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Post by lucky420 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:59 am

yeah I think it was shock that made me not do anything (twice even)....I mean come on WHO does that? When my oldest daughter was a toddler she went through a biting stage and we started biting her back (not hard) but she did learn that it didn't feel good and not to do it to others. I guess I could've bitten back...
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Post by EspressoDude » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:27 am

horror of horrors...hopefully the biter did not have rabies!!
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Post by junglesmacks » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:25 am

Raymaker wrote:the main thing that annoyed me were veteran burners responsible for theme camps, who when you approached them looked at you like you were shit on someones shoe, assumed you was there to rip them off, eventually gave you some attention but continued having conversations with nubile women when they found out you were there for an legitimate reason (which is just plain rude), then telling you they didn't have time to prepare what they were suppose to do in return for supporting their camp. next year I'll be very careful about who I'll have time for contributing to kickstarter to support them and it won't be the black rock french quarter
Wait wait.. this just hit me like a ton of bricks.

Remember the MOOP report saying that they found a whole pile of crawfish shells??? Didn't the French Quarter make a huge batch of gumbo?? ..with.. crawfish?

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:27 am

i would have mike tyson-ed the motherfucker right there on the playa, careful not to leave the bloody ear as moop though, thats just bad form.

seriously....fight fire with nuclear fire.
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Post by Bob » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:36 am

WTF? If you serve food, you need to put out garbage cans and barf bags.
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Post by Elderberry » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:16 am

Well garbage cans, at least! When we serve, we have two people that walk around continuously with trash bags collecting cups and spoons.
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Post by Raymaker » Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:32 am

jkisha wrote:Well garbage cans, at least! When we serve, we have two people that walk around continuously with trash bags collecting cups and spoons.
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Post by Elderberry » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:16 am

First, I really don't give a shit about recycling on the playa...it is anything but a green event to begin with. If it makes you feel good, more power to you.

Second, this is a health department issue so take it up with them. At least we have the MOOP issue covered.

Now go preach to somebody else that might give a fuck.
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Post by A Jester » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:58 am

I agree, that is pretty amazing. Though, if you take economies of scale into account, it sorta makes sense.

I imagine if/when the cost of oil goes up enough, we won't be using plastic spoons anymore. Then, people will use metalware for their gifting, or (more my style) refuse the gift to anyone who didn't come prepared.

Of course, there's only one way to make that happen. We need the price of oil to go up. The only way to make that happen is to reduce it's supply and/or increase it's demand.

So, in order to get the world to stop wasting oil, we need to consume as much oil as possible!

Quick, go buy some plastic sporks! It's the only way to save the planet!
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Post by Bob » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:00 am

Let us know when you people have data in support that asshat graphic.

In partial refudiation, it takes oil to pump and treat water, oil to package water in plastic jugs, and oil to transport those jugs to the grocery and then the playa. And FYI, all this is acceptable in the compost bins in Frisco (cite):
Food Scraps
  • Bread, grains and pasta
    Coffee grounds with paper filter
    Dairy
    Eggshells and eggs
    Fruit (pits and shells too)
    Leftovers and spoiled food
    Meat (including bones)
    Seafood (including shellfish)
    Tea and tea bags
    Vegetables
Food Soiled Paper
  • Coffee filters
    Greasy pizza boxes
    Paper cups and plates
    Paper ice cream containers (metal or plastic rim is OK)
    Paper bags, napkins, tissues and towels
    Paper take-out boxes and containers (metal handle OK)
    Tissues
    Waxy paper milk and juice cartons (no foil liner, plastic spout OK)

Plants
  • Branches and brush
    Flowers and floral trimmings
    Grasses and weeds
    Leaves
    Tree trimmings
Other
  • Cotton balls and cotton swabs
    Hair, fur, and feathers (non-synthetic)
    Plastic and cutlery clearly labeled "Compostable"
    Vegetable wood crates (metal wire is okay)
    Waxed cardboard and paper
    Wood - small pieces of lumber or sawdust from clean wood only
    (no plywood, pressboard, painted,
    stained or treated wood)
    Wooden chop sticks
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Post by Sail Man » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:26 am

jkisha wrote: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 Sail Man » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:34 am

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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That is exactly what we do. Since we have a youngster with us, it is easier to find a "hidden spot" to set up to watch the big burn from. And you never know, you might just meet some other cool people doing the same thing and have a good burn together.

But next year, I want to watch the burn from Yggy's lap, IF I can get Foxfur to move that is :wink:

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