Would BM exist without cable ties?

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50,000 Cable ties can't be wrong...

Postby Gadg » Mon Sep 15, 2003 6:59 pm

For those of you who may have missed it, I created a ZipTie Mandala this year to honor the almighty cable tie. Yes... there really are 50,000 zipties and they do fluoresce under black light. Enjoy:


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Postby debkakes » Mon Sep 15, 2003 9:07 pm

just wow!
gotta walk thru the ouch to get to the awe

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Postby Lydia Love » Mon Sep 15, 2003 9:42 pm

Right on!

That's insane in a way I really admire.
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Postby DogBoy » Tue Sep 16, 2003 10:26 pm

I can't believe nobody said it yet so I will:

Army Surplus

My camp would not even exist were it not for the sacred military dumping grounds across America.
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Postby Badger » Tue Sep 16, 2003 10:40 pm

Think that's cool?

Most of you'd be surprised to find that a 3+ billion linear accelerator (over the years) is kep running with
1) aluminum foil
2) stay ties
3) duct tape

hell, there is no #4
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Postby Kinetic » Wed Sep 17, 2003 12:49 am

Badger wrote:Think that's cool?

Most of you'd be surprised to find that a 3+ billion linear accelerator (over the years) is kep running with
1) aluminum foil
2) stay ties
3) duct tape

hell, there is no #4

I might add a good knife or swiss army knife as #4 because with it I can trim the foil to the size I need, cut old stay ties to add new ones or cut off the tail for appearance reasons, and good duct tape is a bitch to tear, I like a good clean cut. They also double as screwdrivers, finger nail files, junk mail destroyers / kindling makers, and mine has the critical bottle opener for my Boulevard Wheat Beer and Shinerbock!

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Thanks Gadget, and how about those baby wipes w/scubbie ends

Postby Atomic Gardener » Sat Sep 20, 2003 12:15 am

I must say Gadget's creation was a fun tactile experience....nothing like the -beyond the art gallery-experiences you can have at BM, huh? But I must say that besides my veil those baby wipe/green pot scrubbie fusions are the best...esp. for between the folds! AG

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Postby Bob » Sun Sep 21, 2003 12:02 am

Shop rags.

Three a day.

And socks. White type.

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Postby Kinetic II » Thu Dec 04, 2003 9:11 pm

The true underpinnings of the event are listed right here in this thread. Zip ties and Duct tape. But there has to be more...I mean a city the size of BRC has to have more construction tips than these? Come on, tell us what works for you!

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Postby Raheer » Sat Dec 06, 2003 2:06 am

Of course we could exist without cable ties! We could always strengthen our ties with dish network and the broadcast networks!

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Postby alice » Sat Dec 06, 2003 10:30 am

people have been attatching a to b without the benefit of plastic for thousands of years.

and natural rope is biodegradable.
bitch all you want - it won't change nothin.

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