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My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby oneeyeddick » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:53 am

Seems simple enough to me.

It's just a bunch of dust after all, how hard could it be?
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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby ygmir » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:07 am

ask Kvon and the Germans who worked on the "Power to the Playa" project a few years ago. I think they did something like that.
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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby fastsnail » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:47 am

Maybe we can bring back last year's Trojan Horse
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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby lemur » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:52 am

build a tunnel?


why not just buy one..

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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:22 pm

That's a little loud. We'd be better off building a discrete tunnel. Unless we want to draw Perimeter attention someplace else...
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Postby ygmir » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:30 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:That's a little loud. We'd be better off building a discrete tunnel. Unless we want to draw Perimeter attention someplace else...


those Perimeter folks are pretty sharp cookies.
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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby mrchiff » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:42 pm

I can picture the gate staff playing a new version of whack-a-mole for hours! :idea:
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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby chickendinner » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:19 pm

you could always just land an aircraft in BRC or skydive...
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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby trilobyte » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:14 pm

Picks and shovels, bitches. Let's kick off "Burners Without Shoulders" and start a chain gang road crew to widen the hundred or so miles of 447 that are needed to bust that population cap wide open…. Just sayin' :mrgreen:
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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby oneeyeddick » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:04 am

It's a good thing that tractor has a plow on the front.

It will come in mighty handy for getting worthless hippies out of the way that are too damn lazy to grab a shovel!
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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby junglesmacks » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:22 am

trilobyte wrote:Picks and shovels, bitches. Let's kick off "Burners Without Shoulders" and start a chain gang road crew to widen the hundred or so miles of 447 that are needed to bust that population cap wide open…. Just sayin' :mrgreen:


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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby forty_eight » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:36 am

Commercial (yet sufficiently decommodified) flights ... the road is so 20th century.

If the only tickets left are flights with BMORG coordinated overland cargo drop, bam! lol
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:39 am

lemur wrote:Image


That guy standing in front of the track hoe is about to get killed. Never stand in the swing path of the machine and never trust a thumb to hold anything. Don't turn your back on the load or machine.

Nice plastic road though.

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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby pink » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:45 am

trilobyte wrote:Picks and shovels, bitches. Let's kick off "Burners Without Shoulders" and start a chain gang road crew to widen the hundred or so miles of 447 that are needed to bust that population cap wide open…. Just sayin' :mrgreen:


I liked 'Black Top Burners' better. But the same idea! :mrgreen:
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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby oneeyeddick » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:46 am

trilobyte wrote: Let's kick off "Burners Without Shoulders"


Make it a Facebook page, and you will have hundreds of members is just a few days.

Jeebus.....we might just be onto something here!!!
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Postby Major Krash » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:32 am

oneeyeddick wrote:
trilobyte wrote: Let's kick off "Burners Without Shoulders"


Make it a Facebook page, and you will have hundreds of members is just a few days.

Jeebus.....we might just be onto something here!!!


Talk about a "shovel ready" job project...the Whitehouse would probably give $500 billion or so for the soundbite alone
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Postby EspressoDude » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:50 am

trilobyte wrote:Picks and shovels, bitches. Let's kick off "Burners Without Shoulders" and start a chain gang road crew to widen the hundred or so miles of 447 that are needed to bust that population cap wide open…. Just sayin' :mrgreen:



couple days of road crew work in exchange for a ticket. DPW grows to 50,000 people.




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Postby Wrath » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:34 pm

trilobyte wrote:Picks and shovels, bitches. Let's kick off "Burners Without Shoulders" and start a chain gang road crew to widen the hundred or so miles of 447 that are needed to bust that population cap wide open…. Just sayin' :mrgreen:


Fuck all that. Push the energy into refurbishing train tracks.
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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby Max Callahan » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:39 am

Wrath wrote:
trilobyte wrote:Picks and shovels, bitches. Let's kick off "Burners Without Shoulders" and start a chain gang road crew to widen the hundred or so miles of 447 that are needed to bust that population cap wide open…. Just sayin' :mrgreen:


Fuck all that. Push the energy into refurbishing train tracks.


How do i get my yurt/55 gallons of water/2000 costume changes/giant penis fire sculpture/bar a) onto the train, b) from the train station to the camp?
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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby ygmir » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:48 am

Max Callahan wrote:
Wrath wrote:
trilobyte wrote:Picks and shovels, bitches. Let's kick off "Burners Without Shoulders" and start a chain gang road crew to widen the hundred or so miles of 447 that are needed to bust that population cap wide open…. Just sayin' :mrgreen:


Fuck all that. Push the energy into refurbishing train tracks.


How do i get my yurt/55 gallons of water/2000 costume changes/giant penis fire sculpture/bar a) onto the train, b) from the train station to the camp?


Llamas.

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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:49 am

You put a saddle on the penis, and ride it....that's how.
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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby ygmir » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:50 am

oneeyeddick wrote:You put a saddle on the penis, and ride it....that's how.


of all people, OED, I'd think you be into a dick tunnel for entry.
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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:52 am

I am always down for any form of dick tunnel.
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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby ygmir » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:56 am

by using your head, I know you can lick any problem
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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby Colonel Monk » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:02 pm

Max Callahan wrote:
Wrath wrote:
trilobyte wrote:Picks and shovels, bitches. Let's kick off "Burners Without Shoulders" and start a chain gang road crew to widen the hundred or so miles of 447 that are needed to bust that population cap wide open…. Just sayin' :mrgreen:


Fuck all that. Push the energy into refurbishing train tracks.


How do i get my yurt/55 gallons of water/2000 costume changes/giant penis fire sculpture/bar a) onto the train, b) from the train station to the camp?


Hahaha....

don't ya realize how close the train tracks are to the city? Less than a mile.....
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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:17 pm

You're still talking about loading how many tons at the "station" bringing it to the city, and to the right people in the right place in the city and unloading it. Have you ever spent two days looking for a friends camp at a provided address and when you do find it just stand there with your jaw dropped because you passed it a half dozen times?
Clusterfuck.
And doing this with the sort of speed you need...
Ironically, I love trains, and I'm always happy to boost Amtrak and other rail solutions. But if you want mass transit to work, you've got to have large crowds for months if not for the entire year. Otherwise it's a huge, resource dependent infrastructure that costs $100,000 to get one person to the playa.

(Okay, I don't actually know the order of magnitude involved. Ten thousand seems too small, a million seems ridiculous, but I don't really have a plan to figure out the numbers.)
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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby ygmir » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:23 pm

dang it Fishy.....I was hoping they'd start making plans to get off the train and walk over carrying their stuff.........after all, SOMEone is bound to spot them out there...........
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:30 pm

I dunno, ygmir. They're gonna be so hot and dusty after that train ride, and carrying their gear to the city...

Whadaya think, you, me, Simon? Build some showers for them...
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Re: My ticket solution...build a tunnel!!!

Postby ygmir » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:19 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I dunno, ygmir. They're gonna be so hot and dusty after that train ride, and carrying their gear to the city...

Whadaya think, you, me, Simon? Build some showers for them...


a golden idea, Fishy.
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