The Bar 2015 Edition

All things outside of Burning Man.
Locked
User avatar
AntiM
Moderator
Posts: 20206
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2004 5:23 am
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art
Location: Wild, Wild West
Contact:

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by AntiM » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:19 am

I am marking time until the 28th. I do get to go to Santa Rampage in Vegas, and will let MyLarry and friends push me about rather than try to stay upright. Other than that, pretty good. I have tons of lovely snow to gaze upon.

User avatar
^Rhino!
Posts: 1838
Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:42 pm
Burning Since: 2008
Camp Name: Black Rock Beacon
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Contact:

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by ^Rhino! » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:07 am

AntiM juggling loose cannon balls? So we don't let her out of the car at Gettysburg. Cannon balls were passé by 1863, anyway....seems the locals preferred canister shot. J/K.

The National Park Service tends to have other recurrent nightmares on their minds, like a bunch of geology students with rock hammers heading for Obsidian Cliffs at Yellowstone, or just loose in Petrified National Forest.

Eliott, I'm glad you are OK.
Rue Morgue - '08, '09
Black Rock Beacon - '2010, 2012-2016
(lux, veritas, lardum)
Bacon is forever. Veni, vidi, pertudi. (We came, we saw, we DRILLED.) - BRC Div. of Geology 2009-2015
I'm here until the serendipitous synchronicity is ubiquitous.

Skuzzy61
Posts: 689
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:26 am
Burning Since: 2016
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp/We got this!
Location: Fort Worth, TX

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Skuzzy61 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:07 pm

Dang Elliot. Glad to hear you are okay.

We suffered a nice holiday visit, two houses down from us. Just four vans full of police, a helicopter, ambulance. Your typical holiday traffic.

Seems someone was attempting to make a gift of meth to another person, so they had a meth lab setup there. I guess the police got invited as our neighborhood tends to invite the police to all functions. Although, they seem to be impatient as they broke down the doors (front and back).

All this excitement caused the lady between our house and the party house, to have a heart attack. Thus the ambulance.

They filled the vans, cars, and ambulance,
then fled the scene like a well orchestrated dance.
I heard them exclaim, as they drove out of sight,
"That ain't going to be a Merry Christmas for you guys tonight!"

Life in the hood. Good times.
As the camp evolves.....
We got this! 2016/2019
We had it! 2020
We almost lost it! 2021
We have no idea where it is! 2022
Who the hell are we and why are we here? 2023

User avatar
Elliot
Posts: 7756
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:41 pm
Burning Since: 2006

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Elliot » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:10 pm

Ratty wrote:...
Elliott that sounds scary. This has been one hell of a year for you. What will your New Year's toast be?
Uh? It has been a terrific and wonderful year for me!
Perhaps those neighbors of mine will have mixed feelings about this December, but for me personally all is lovely.

Come Sunday I'll be going to a symphony concert with a local lady friend. The Lake County Symphony Orchestra. I didn't know we had one. Lori will be driving, so I can fortify my tolerance level if necessary.
"Three cheers and a tiger for the Schymphonoo! *hic* "

User avatar
Elliot
Posts: 7756
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:41 pm
Burning Since: 2006

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Elliot » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:49 pm

As for those neighbors.... The investigators apparently finished up last night, and the owners just came by.
Turns out, the owners were not at home at the time of the crime. But their two children were. The husband's sister and brother-in-law were there, and their two children. The brother-in-law is badly injured, but will recover. The sister has only a minor injury.
The husband and I have now discussed the boarding up of the broken window, which I will do if he doesn't get around to it.

Good thing I "have already seen it all" on this planet, so it is almost ho-hum to me.

Well, that concludes this soap opera.

(I have been the victim of less crime in 13 years here in Clearlake than in the last ten years I lived in Sacramento. Life is good.)

User avatar
^Rhino!
Posts: 1838
Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:42 pm
Burning Since: 2008
Camp Name: Black Rock Beacon
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Contact:

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by ^Rhino! » Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:03 pm

Indeed, Elliott. Life IS good.

The major excitement over the last five years was one single night where the neighbors down the block held a big party. There was a disagreement, and a gun was pulled and fired. The victim got shot right through the cartilage of his ear, and there was no other damage. The Columbia police showed up with 7 cars, Boone County Sheriffs' Department with three, and two Missouri State Highway patrolmen for good measure (it must have been a slow night otherwise). One of the young men running away from the scene had his hand to his ear (he was the one shot) and he came my way. I told him to sit down and wait for medical attention, and I got out a first aid kit from my truck. I had it cleaned and bandaged before the ambulance arrived. I used hydrogen peroxide so ithe cleaning wouldn't hurt, and then I used standard gauze and then.....vet wrap. It doesn't stick to skin. The EMT said I did a 'bang-up job'.

I looked him in the eye, and with tongue in cheek, said, "No pun intended, right?"

The highway patrolmen present groaned and laughed.

The residents of that apartment were evicted the following week.

Columbia does have a good reputation as a sleepy little town if you live in the right area (which I do).
Rue Morgue - '08, '09
Black Rock Beacon - '2010, 2012-2016
(lux, veritas, lardum)
Bacon is forever. Veni, vidi, pertudi. (We came, we saw, we DRILLED.) - BRC Div. of Geology 2009-2015
I'm here until the serendipitous synchronicity is ubiquitous.

User avatar
FIGJAM
Posts: 10249
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:39 am
Location: apache junction az.

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by FIGJAM » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:04 am

blmc151216.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
"Don't buy ur Burn...........Build ur Burn!"

"If I can't find an answer, I'll create one!!!"

Fuck Im Good Just Ask Me

User avatar
lucky420
Posts: 8799
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:47 am
Burning Since: 2021
Camp Name: Dye with Dignity
Location: Reno, NV

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:39 pm

Afternoon Bar!

sloooooow work day :coffee:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
Posts: 16909
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:54 pm
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Brainy Bar
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by trilobyte » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:48 pm

My marking of time has been to this week, and now it's like a string of firecrackers going off. Hanging put and drinks with friends, then yesterday's Muse show in SF. Today was cranking through a few things, knocking out some laundry and then the series finale on Peep Show, a brit-com We've loved for years and years (it was silly and fun). Tomorrow we zoom on down to LA and then off to the legendary El Capitan theater in Hollywood. It's first claim to fame is having been the first theater to ever show a 'talkie' in 1928. Many years later, Disney bought it and threw gobs of money at an amazing restoration of the architecture, and a complete modernization of the technology. Now they use it for all the big premieres and tentpole movies. It was one of the theaters used for Monday's big Star Wars premiere event, and we'll be catching the first screening outside the Industry insider folks. Then we'll catch Muse in Los Angeles again on Friday and Saturday, and catch up with a couple friends and campmates. I wish we had more time in town, there's always more to do and more places to go than we have time for.

Meanwhile, it's a lazy loungy night at home drinking vodka and vicious chemicals.... Mmm...

User avatar
FIGJAM
Posts: 10249
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:39 am
Location: apache junction az.

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by FIGJAM » Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:22 am

nq151220.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
"Don't buy ur Burn...........Build ur Burn!"

"If I can't find an answer, I'll create one!!!"

Fuck Im Good Just Ask Me

User avatar
Aurelia
Posts: 2432
Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:34 pm
Burning Since: 1986
Camp Name: the Love Camp
Location: San Fracisco, Bay Area

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Aurelia » Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:27 am

Good Morning Dear Bar !

Brr, we do have winter today at last.

Instead of just wrapping presents I am determined to "lighten up" and eliminate the stuff I really do not use
it makes for kind of a fun thing with a whole bin of "scavenge for the fam to peruse

xoA.

User avatar
lucky420
Posts: 8799
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:47 am
Burning Since: 2021
Camp Name: Dye with Dignity
Location: Reno, NV

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:00 am

Morning Bar! Snowing in Gerlach.....yayyyyyyyyy :coffee:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

User avatar
Ratty
Posts: 6239
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:43 pm
Burning Since: 2008
Camp Name: Tiger Man

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Ratty » Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:58 am

Morning bar peeps. Where's the web cam? I lost my link and can't refind it. All I can find are the ones on other peoples pages. I liked just the camera view.
Those aren't buttermilk biscuits I'm lying on Savannah

Pictures or it didn't happen Greycoyote

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer

User avatar
Elliot
Posts: 7756
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:41 pm
Burning Since: 2006

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Elliot » Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:09 am

Yeah, I saw that comic strip yesterday. And I did a little brain exercise -- imagining how I would explain it to a child. I'm a big fan of Non Sequitur.

Rain again here, but gently. I love this winter! Life is good terrific.

User avatar
Captain Goddammit
Posts: 8374
Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2003 9:34 am
Burning Since: 2000
Camp Name: First Camp
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:44 am

Hey Elliot, I'm casually on the lookout for a really old bike to build a "rat rod". I don't care how uselessly junky it is, I just want a frame, something old, with two top tubes. Have you got anything lying around?
GreyCoyote: "At this rate it wont be long before he is Admiral Fukkit."

User avatar
lucky420
Posts: 8799
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:47 am
Burning Since: 2021
Camp Name: Dye with Dignity
Location: Reno, NV

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:30 pm

Ratty wrote:Morning bar peeps. Where's the web cam? I lost my link and can't refind it. All I can find are the ones on other peoples pages. I liked just the camera view.
Go to BM website, hit event tab, hit prep tab, hit local towns tab, hit Gerlach webcam at bottom of that page
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

Thecatman
Posts: 3045
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:47 pm
Burning Since: 2002
Camp Name: alone
Location: Carson City. About 125 miles south of BRC

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Thecatman » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:43 pm

I'll have to check it when I get home from work at around 7 or so tomorrow morning, which technically will be Monday but will feel like Sunday to me. :?
In fact it's time to get ready to head out the door. Supposed to be in the mid 30s tonight on the Comstock with little wind so it should be a quiet night.

Sleep tight all!
Image
My cats are cuter than your grandkids!

"Government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem." Ronald Reagan

User avatar
Elliot
Posts: 7756
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:41 pm
Burning Since: 2006

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Elliot » Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:34 pm

Captain... two top tubes? I do have a bike with fabulous rust on all of it. Will look tomorrow.

User avatar
Ratty
Posts: 6239
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:43 pm
Burning Since: 2008
Camp Name: Tiger Man

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Ratty » Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:46 pm

Nevermind. (Rosana rosana danna). Lost my train of thought....
Those aren't buttermilk biscuits I'm lying on Savannah

Pictures or it didn't happen Greycoyote

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer

User avatar
magicmarty
Posts: 1607
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:29 am
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Hushville - Althing
Location: Sausalito, CA

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by magicmarty » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:44 am

Wow, lots going on out there! Skuzzy had me laughing out loud at his (her??) nanna story. Glad everyone is safe. Hi Ratty
"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties" - Erich Fromm

Stay firm but loose!

MagicMarty

Skuzzy61
Posts: 689
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:26 am
Burning Since: 2016
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp/We got this!
Location: Fort Worth, TX

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Skuzzy61 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:59 am

I am "he". Yes, I am. Glad you got a chuckle out of it.

I have more tales to regurgitate, but I think I need to pace myself. :)
As the camp evolves.....
We got this! 2016/2019
We had it! 2020
We almost lost it! 2021
We have no idea where it is! 2022
Who the hell are we and why are we here? 2023

User avatar
lucky420
Posts: 8799
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:47 am
Burning Since: 2021
Camp Name: Dye with Dignity
Location: Reno, NV

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:08 pm

Hola Bar!

so tonight's the longest night of the year...
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

Skuzzy61
Posts: 689
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:26 am
Burning Since: 2016
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp/We got this!
Location: Fort Worth, TX

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Skuzzy61 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:27 pm

lucky420 wrote:Hola Bar!

so tonight's the longest night of the year...
Is that measured in linear feet? Or elephant feet?

The longest night for me was the night before the colonoscopy. That was a nightmare! I had no idea the human body could do that! Stuff was flying out of me which had n business being in there the first place! I know I must have begged someone to shoot me, at one point. I know the cats were hoping someone would and the Wife unit wanted to replace bathroom fixtures after that!
As the camp evolves.....
We got this! 2016/2019
We had it! 2020
We almost lost it! 2021
We have no idea where it is! 2022
Who the hell are we and why are we here? 2023

User avatar
lucky420
Posts: 8799
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:47 am
Burning Since: 2021
Camp Name: Dye with Dignity
Location: Reno, NV

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:00 pm

nah, it's measured in empty shot glasses...



ewww colonoscopy splatters
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

Skuzzy61
Posts: 689
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:26 am
Burning Since: 2016
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp/We got this!
Location: Fort Worth, TX

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Skuzzy61 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:30 pm

Pretty sure my colon did not splatter. It might have looked like a dark, inverted version of any decent geyser in Yellowstone Park, but splatter...nope.


Ahhhh,...shot glasses. Now you are talking the Wife units language.
As the camp evolves.....
We got this! 2016/2019
We had it! 2020
We almost lost it! 2021
We have no idea where it is! 2022
Who the hell are we and why are we here? 2023

User avatar
Elliot
Posts: 7756
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:41 pm
Burning Since: 2006

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Elliot » Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:42 pm

lucky420 wrote:...

so tonight's the longest night of the year...
I've typed this already somewhere today, but.... Way back long ago... I was married on a December 21. It just made sense to get the most out of the wedding night.

User avatar
Aurelia
Posts: 2432
Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:34 pm
Burning Since: 1986
Camp Name: the Love Camp
Location: San Fracisco, Bay Area

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Aurelia » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:48 pm

Whew!
Thank you Elliot and Lucky
Move away from the new nasty one who is attempting takeover

xoA.

User avatar
lucky420
Posts: 8799
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:47 am
Burning Since: 2021
Camp Name: Dye with Dignity
Location: Reno, NV

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:17 am

Morning Bar!

What a long night...whew :coffee:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

User avatar
Aurelia
Posts: 2432
Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:34 pm
Burning Since: 1986
Camp Name: the Love Camp
Location: San Fracisco, Bay Area

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Aurelia » Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:20 am

Good Morning Dear Bar

Yay, Lucky is here

xoA.

User avatar
Elorrum
Posts: 5415
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:09 pm
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Baby fell in the Bucket
Location: Reno

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Elorrum » Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:37 am

Good Morning Bar. lots to do today, lets make sure the coffee pot stays full. :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:
"Ask again later." - Magic 8-Ball

Locked

Return to “Open Discussion”