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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby piehole » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:20 pm

illy dilly wrote:I honestly don't know. I suppose so.
I've never worked on that side of the counter. I always figured the booze came from people 'donating' it to help fuel the machine.

I always bring at least 3 beers (or canned alcoholic beverage) when I buy ice not on shift. 1 for my cashier, 1 for my slinger, and 1 for a pusher.



See, that's what I was told from the get go. They are donations. However, I have been hearing SO many conflicting views from so many different people and I love it. Without that it wouldn't be the Burn. Next year is going to be so much better :)

And for the record, after my shift I brought the folks at Ice-9 beers both times when doing the ice-runs.
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby piehole » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:21 pm

Back to the ass-hattery.

The girl at DISTRIKT who groveled and begged my friend for his Robot Heart sunglasses, saying hers were 'stolen' and that she would do 'anything for them'.

You don't BEG for a GIFT. Asshat.
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby ConnieH » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:22 pm

Ever wrote:Sixth burn since 2003. I hate to complain, but this guy won my Jerk Award ribbon and reminded me how crummy a person can be amongst an otherwise-awesome group of people.

You took my handicapped friend's water. In the desert. After we said no.

We partied and watched the sun rise. We were at Disco Knights afterwards, which is across the event from where our supplies/camp were. Thursday-Friday was a warm night, and my handicapped friend somehow made it through with us and was still braving the 11:00am heat.

You and your lazy jerk buddy were trying to siphon water from DK's mist-fan away from the crowd and into your jerk water bottle. You asked me for a pin, so I sleepily gave you my mustache pin, afterwhich I realized you were going to poke it through the not-your-mist-hose.

You then asked for the water bottle in my friend's handicapped-approved golf cart. I said it wasn't mine and couldn't permit it. You asked again, and I repeated myself. You asked again, so I turned around and asked if he'd lend his only water to this jerk. He said he'd prefer not to. I turned around and you were walking off with it. My friend yelled because, you know, he's handicapped and couldn't follow you. You then stuck a dusty, dirty, not-your-mist-hose into my handicapped friend's only water. In the desert.

I had to take the bottle out of your jerk hands and listen to you rage about how you "asked." Why ask if you won't respect the answer? I meant it then and I mean it now: f-you. The jerkstore called, and they're out of YOU!


Was this asshat wearing a crown and calling himself The King? On Thursday night, I saw a person enter my campmates carport. Thinking it was one of my campmates and wanting to ask her to join us on a walk, we walked over - it wasn't her, it was some stranger helping himself to our friend's water. We asked who he was and what he was doing and if he knew our friends (he didn't) - "I'm the KING and I need water!" We politely told him that he should ask first, that we have a public bar and he can go there to ask for water, but to enter someone's person space and just take it is NOT COOL. He continued his self-entitled blither, while my boyfriend was getting ready to sock him - luckily our off-duty Ranger friend escorted him out and told him to never come back, or he may have left missing a few teeth. We would have been happy to give him water had he asked - we were standing no less than 15 feet away. Come to find out later, our campmate was IN her tent asleep inside the carport...creeps me out to think what else he might have felt entitled to if we hadn't been there to intervene.
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby piehole » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:35 pm

the ASSHAT who CLEARLY worked for HTC who gave my friend Betsy an HTC burning man goody bag with HTC branded lotion, lip balm, sun block, and wet wipes.

Nice fucking try, you ASSHAT
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby wh..sh » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:41 pm

piehole, you seem to have an exhaustive list of asshats... take it easy :)
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby piehole » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:45 pm

i am a very passionate person with a ridiculously good memory

these asshats were a minuscule part of my burn, the goodness and all the non-asshattery definitely outweighs the bad and asshattery.
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby CarrieSnarf » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:49 pm

The guy in the loin cloth who climbed the rope rigging on Pier 2. You had to step on a sign from the artists that asked you not to do that to accomplish this feat.
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby Nipple » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:06 pm

CarrieSnarf wrote:The guy in the loin cloth who climbed the rope rigging on Pier 2. You had to step on a sign from the artists that asked you not to do that to accomplish this feat.
Respect the art asshat.


Is that why the ratlines vanished mid week? Shame. I wanted to climb them but didn't want to do it while there were random people around who might accidentally murderdeath me, so I didn't.

I guess, had I tried, I would have seen the sign.
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby BBadger » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:24 pm

fresh wrote:Yes it was that double decker art car, name is on the tip of my tongue and of course starts with "black rock" who was blaming music driving down A street at 8am Tuesday. Besides not allowed to play shit music that loud, they were not suppose to be driving on A. I gave them a piece of my mind......


Also record their DMV info so you can report them. With enough complaints that art car may never plague the playa again.
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby A-RockLeFrench » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:46 pm

Top Asshats of 2012: the Temple Shooshers.
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby Ever » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:31 pm

ConnieH:

Interesting similar story. It's funny, isn't it? How you'd totally give someone water off your own back, but when they act like IT'S BURNING MAN I DON'T HAVE TO ASK, you're ready to do the dance?

To answer your question, my guy didn't identify himself as the king. However I coincidentally know of someone who goes by "the king" at BM, or at least used to in the early 2000's. Was he an older French guy?
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby This Woman » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:26 pm

The drugged, half-naked guy who popped the hubcap off a camp-mates car, threw it at my tent then climbed on top of the car counts as it was jarring, but his asshattery was in getting too wasted in the first place. My light was on and I think it was some attempt to get help in a quiet neighborhood. It worked. I got him a blanket and water and convinced him to walk with me to the med tent, but I didn't appreciate it when he climbed me as though he was drowning and insulted me the rest of the way (the insults were actually kinda funny). Luckily, the med tent was only a couple blocks away.
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby BBadger » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:02 pm

Ever wrote:ConnieH:

Interesting similar story. It's funny, isn't it? How you'd totally give someone water off your own back, but when they act like IT'S BURNING MAN I DON'T HAVE TO ASK, you're ready to do the dance?

To answer your question, my guy didn't identify himself as the king. However I coincidentally know of someone who goes by "the king" at BM, or at least used to in the early 2000's. Was he an older French guy?


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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby urvile » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:42 am

I have a long list of asshats. Unfortunately due to certain confidentiality agreements (implied, explicit, legal, etc.) I can't actually mention many of them. But I can mention the darkwads and douchturds who can't seem to fathom why it is not acceptable to block emergency vehicles, and simultaneously feel it is okay to vigorously curse out the people driving them because they are not art cars. It boggles the mind.
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby Bob » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:28 am

Ever wrote:...I coincidentally know of someone who goes by "the king" at BM, or at least used to in the early 2000's. Was he an older French guy?


*That* dude was camped across from us when he set fire to the tent-sized paper-mache croissant he was camping in. He'd already earned Asshat of the Decade by going downtown essentially naked, then lighting up a joint when he was getting propane tanks filled at Bruno's Texaco.
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby Ever » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:17 am

[quote="Bob"][quote="Ever"]...I coincidentally know of someone who goes by "the king" at BM, or at least used to in the early 2000's. Was he an older French guy?[/quote]

*That* dude was camped across from us when he set fire to the tent-sized paper-mache croissant he was camping in. He'd already earned Asshat of the Decade by going downtown essentially naked, then lighting up a joint when he was getting propane tanks filled at Bruno's Texaco.[/quote]

Interesting. Through an odd series of events, I wound up camping with him at my first burn in 2003 after meeting a girl on Craigslist to ride with.
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby Lord Of Ruin » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:30 pm



Well, that's not very nice.

What's got your dander up? I'm a "top asshat" because I disagreed with a member of Gate being called a "stupid bitch" and defended her?

<shakes head>

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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby maladroit » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:05 pm

I'm pretty sure I saw LAbatman skulking around my furniture, but he seemed rather...subdued. That reality of the bench warrant vs. attracting any attention from police may have hit home.
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby ConnieH » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:13 pm

Our water-stealing king wasn't French, and looked in his early 20's - he told us his real name, but I don't remember, something with a J...
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby Candybox » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:51 pm

piehole wrote:the ASSHAT who CLEARLY worked for HTC who gave my friend Betsy an HTC burning man goody bag with HTC branded lotion, lip balm, sun block, and wet wipes.

Nice fucking try, you ASSHAT



Um... even though everything was branded, that sounds like a very useful and nice gift. :-/
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby Candybox » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:04 pm

This Woman wrote:The drugged, half-naked guy who popped the hubcap off a camp-mates car, threw it at my tent then climbed on top of the car counts as it was jarring, but his asshattery was in getting too wasted in the first place. My light was on and I think it was some attempt to get help in a quiet neighborhood. It worked. I got him a blanket and water and convinced him to walk with me to the med tent, but I didn't appreciate it when he climbed me as though he was drowning and insulted me the rest of the way (the insults were actually kinda funny). Luckily, the med tent was only a couple blocks away.


I went over to chat with the neighbors, and when I came back a few minutes later, some guy was lying on the ground in the shade of some trailer in front of our tent, looking *very* rough. He complimented me on my "black hair... and your wings" (not wearing any), and weirded out, I went back in my tent for lunch. While we were in there, he would occasionally make ranty or weird noises.

As we were leaving, I went over to see if he needed any help. I found that he had soiled himself and was unresponsive. We decided it was probably best to fetch a ranger. The ranger figured he had a case of heat exhaustion. (The guy was wearing jeans and a windbreaker, probably a carry-over from the previous night, at noon-time, and he'd only carried a little thing of bottled water which was empty. We got him some water, but didn't stick around since our neighbors agreed to keep an eye on him. I don't consider him an asshat though, since the only thing he was inconsiderate about was himself.
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:23 pm

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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:24 pm

ugh, indeed...
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby tattoogoddess » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:32 pm

huh?? i was first camp for all of 3 minutes on sunday for the wedding If that and Simon you where never brought up so i am very lost on this one. plus we pretty much referred to you as "though who shall not be named" all week (harry potter people will get this) it was a good laugh plus i would never claim to know you cause well i dont, and plus i met you for say 30 seconds when tink brought me over to dye to say hi to you. so yeah... was not me and i do not know a George out on the playa. clear this up for me please simon.

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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:34 pm

you should know by now i triple check my sources and it was indeed you by picture confirmation so fuck yer day if that clears things up...


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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby tattoogoddess » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:39 pm

dude that is not me. i was not there in 2010. remember this was my first year and that was taken in 2010.
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:41 pm

im sorry, i forgot you are as dense as wood....i showed the person in question your photo and he confirmed it was indeed you whom he spoke with...


is that fucking clear enough for you?


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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby tattoogoddess » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:44 pm

and he spoke with me at first camp? like i said i was there for 3 minutes on sunday and unless it was tink, larry, or maid Marion... i did not talk to them. i could not even make a full sentice when i was there. so where did i meet this person at and when?
Im sorry simon but I was not talking about you nor would i claim that i "know" you cause... i dont.
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby tattoogoddess » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:48 pm

only thing i could think of is in bdc when we would have a little laugh when people would ask if we had met yet. i would say no but it will be interesting.
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Re: Top Asshats of 2012

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:49 pm

nice try but no cigar.


wherever it was, inside or outside of first camp is unimportant.


that it did indeed happened is.


you are full of it Tattoogoddess, and i for one refuse to look the other way or tolerate your nonsense.....sorry dear, but your bi-polar shenanigans just arent funny anymore.


actually, they never were.



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