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Postby glitterylittleant » Fri Sep 12, 2003 11:30 am

if you had unlimited $ and space, what would you bring?
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Postby J » Fri Sep 12, 2003 6:05 pm

'04 will be my first year, but if I had the resources I'd bring a lazyboy, and a cotton candy machine. Every so often plunk down and give it away to passerbys.

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Postby precipitate » Fri Sep 12, 2003 6:11 pm

I'm not sure you really want to give the chair away. It's kinda heavy and
inconvenient as a gift. Perhaps just let people sit in it instead.
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Postby III » Fri Sep 12, 2003 6:33 pm

>if you had unlimited $ and space, what would you bring?

a couple dozen acre feet of gasoline, and a match.
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Postby J » Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:54 pm

precipitate wrote:I'm not sure you really want to give the chair away. It's kinda heavy and
inconvenient as a gift.


now that you mention it, I guess it would be easier to give away the candy floss as opposed to the chair. what was I thinking, now the big decision is what colour of floss.
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Polyglot Paradiso Camp

Postby diane o'thirst » Sun Sep 14, 2003 10:08 pm

Three sections, ranging in size from 1 about 4 acres:

Section 1: Recreate the Orsini Gardens at Bomarzo, complete with the face in the hillside and greenery.

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Section 2: Create a whole working chocolaterie complete with chocolate fondue fountains, and serve it up in a Makhzen tent filled with cushions, silk rugs and solar-powered art-glass lanterns.

Section 3: Build a European-style dome/barn with a belltower and a 20x60 meter dressage arena with Haute Ecole pillars, roofed over in a vine pergola and colonnade. Populate the barn with Friesians, Kladrubers, drum horses and Andalusians, all trained in dressage Level Three and higher. Trick them and their riders out in fantasy caparisons made from EL wire and Luminex and do parades every night before the performance. Give the drum horse riders handcrafted drums to bang on. Let the riders keep the horses. Re-use the effluent proceeding from the barn in a methane generator to make this the best-lit and most-powered camp on the Playa :)

River snaking throughout the entire camp, with living stands of papyrus, lotus ponds and bridges, deep enough to wade and fish for trout and crawdads in.

On an island in the middle of the circle, my camp shelter would be a 30' tall-wall birch and incense cedar yurt complete with working Tulikivi hearth, a full bath house, hardwood floors throughout, the cat, an attached orangerie with cacao, citrus trees, herbs and fully-stocked flower garden :)

Ahhh...nice to extend the dream-legs and fantasize without worrying about logistics and investments, isn't it? :D Could <i>maybe</i> pull it off with $10 million...I'll let you guys know if I ever win the Powerball lottery...
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Re: the ultimate checklist

Postby _tears_ » Wed Sep 17, 2003 12:00 am

glitterylittleant wrote:if you had unlimited $ and space, what would you bring?


I would bring the largest dome structure,fill it with oodles of A/c's that run off generators and put pillows and cots everywhere and call my Theme camp *take a Nap in the Playa Freezer*

and i would bring lots of Nutella :-P

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Postby clandyone » Wed Sep 17, 2003 2:05 pm

I would bring a Pizza Express electric countertop pizza oven, manufactured by G3 Ferrari in Modena, Italy.

The key to really, really good pizza, as opposed to only kinda-good pizza, is an oven that is capable of heating up to over 850 degrees Fahrenheit. At such a high temperature a pizza only takes about 120 seconds to bake. Baking a pizza for longer, at lower temperatures, results in a dried-out crust before the toppings are done. To achieve a suitably infornolike environment, you need a wood-fired kiln ... or the aforementioned gadget. Which allegedly resembles a giant waffle iron. And costs as much as a car. And doubtless is a ginormous power draw.

So I would bring my Ferrari pizza oven, and the eight or nine diesel gennies it would take to power the sucker, and a large stack of pizzas Margherita, thin crust, made by me, frozen ahead of time. Also an extraordinary conveyance of some description. And every night at about six-thirty, seven, I would sally forth to distribute excruciatingly beautiful pizza slices to the deserving.

Sigh. Hungry now.

(Pizza info courtesy of Jeffrey Steingarten.)
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Postby III » Wed Sep 17, 2003 5:11 pm

i'd bring this to power clandy's pizza oven
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Postby glitterylittleant » Wed Sep 17, 2003 10:53 pm

III wrote:i'd bring this to power clandy's pizza oven


now that's what i call a gennie :shock:
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Postby diane o'thirst » Wed Sep 17, 2003 11:27 pm

glitterylittleant wrote:now that's what i call a gennie :shock:


Forget the pizza oven, you could power the whole of Black Rock City, Gerlach, Empire <i>and</i> Cedarville with that sucker. :!:
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Postby nymphgonebad » Wed Sep 17, 2003 11:28 pm

my living room, complete with wall to wall carpet and the fishtank
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Ultimate Fantasy Camp, Part II

Postby diane o'thirst » Fri Oct 10, 2003 10:35 pm

This one would probably be a little easier to pull off than my last contribution, but I was off on a flight of theme camp fancy...

The ultimate chill space: Books 'n Cats Camp. Several discreet shelters for the inhabitants, camp kitchen, with one main building about 20 feet tall by square. This last is built and painted to look like a pile of books. Inside, well-lit space with lots of futons, pillows, overstuffed chairs, chair-and-a-halves, ottomans, landing pads, and of course the entire wallspace is lined with...

NOTHING BUT BOOKSHELVES, stocked with a bazillion books of every description. Cedar and mahogany, mmm, wonderful smells :P Library ladders on rails, of course. And, naturally, a very pleasant and mellow cat wandering around and hanging about. The custodians of said camp have a range of cat costumes (including cat-beasts like gryphons) to dress up in. Potlatchable possibilities: "Ex Libris" bookplates, bookmarks, "library" laminates.

Tea and hot cocoa served in the evening. Soundtrack: mellow classical, definitely Bach and Fouré, played almost at the subliminal threshold. Locate this camp on one of the back streets.

Maybe build a couple secret doorways into the bookcases and the camp personnel shelters could be located behind these doors. They wouldn't have to be that big because the main room would be a very nice place to be, especially during the hot hours. I'd probably need a bloody moving van to get it out there, though... :?
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Postby Badger » Fri Oct 10, 2003 11:06 pm

a couple dozen acre feet of gasoline, and a match.


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Postby Bob » Sat Oct 11, 2003 12:17 am

<img src="http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/11570main_MM_Image_Feature_46_rs4.jpg">
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Postby Bob » Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:17 am

<img src="http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/gallery/photo/P-51/Small/E55-2078.jpg">
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Postby Bob » Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:22 am

Somebody else can fly them. I just want to park them in front of my camp.

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Postby Bob » Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:59 am

We obviously need an ultimate slot car track in BRC.

<img src="http://www.slotcarillustrated.com/Cars/Chappy/Chappy4.jpg">
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Postby jbelson » Thu Oct 16, 2003 1:26 pm

the .99 cent store!
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Postby Para » Thu Dec 04, 2003 11:18 am

a nice big swiming pool with a deck and ample lawn chairs a nice radio system floaty toys enough free drinks and food for all and a nice shady section ill add more later oohhhh and palm trees
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