All About Participating in the Pottie Project

No matter your skills or interests, there's a way for you to participate in the creation and manifestation of Black Rock City, both at the event and year-round.

Postby motskyroonmatick » Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:39 pm

Hi Ribbidobbs!

I have not received my early entry email yet and it is really freaking me out. If I get it I will find you friday night and help all day Saturday and Sunday. If I don't get it I will see you during the event and help take down signs.

I'll be spreading the work every time my mutant vehicle makes a pit stop.

Have a safe drive! See ya soon.
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Postby robbidobbs » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:21 pm

I talked to HazMatt this morning and mentioned that you'd not received it yet. He's looking into it.
We'll get you there.
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:36 pm

Awesome!!

You're the best!!
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Postby robbidobbs » Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:26 pm

Howdy Campers,
This is notification that The Final Wipe-up will be soon published. I just finished the rough draft last night and wanted to let it sit and simmer before I launched it on you all.
Thank you ePlayans who helped me this year.

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2008 Final Wipe-up

Postby robbidobbs » Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:14 am

2008 Final Wipe-up

Howdy Campers,

We did it kids, we finally got it right! 2008 was a great year for shit, and I have SO many people to thank. First and foremost I want to thank the lovely gentlemen at USS. Mike for the first time split his job out there into administrative and logistics. Bryan handled the logistics with grace and style while Mike managed the “everything elseâ€
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:04 am

Robbi, you did a wonderful job and we all love you for it. And I promise that some of my peeps will pitch in next year as well. We are expanding I think: how does Barbie Death Village sound?

All hail Robbidobbs: Our very own JOTSy Nazi.
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Postby unjonharley » Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:07 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:Robbi, you did a wonderful job and we all love you for it. And I promise that some of my peeps will pitch in next year as well. We are expanding I think: how does Barbie Death Village sound?

All hail Robbidobbs: Our very own JOTSy Nazi.


I'll second that
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Postby robbidobbs » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:00 am

Thank you Doc and unjon.
It was a delight to hang out at Barbie Death Camp. I have also to thank Barbie and Sharen who helped with signs and tp distribution.
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:51 am

I'll try to not have a kidney stone next year!!!!!

I'm glad it was such a good year for SHIT.
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Postby unjonharley » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:43 pm

Stores of the potties..

One morning while waiting for a clean pot. The cleaners were hard at work.. One door was lock from the inside.. The worker knocked a couple time.. Then went on to others that needed attention.. When all the porta's had been cleaned and papered.. The worker returned and knocked more on the locked door.. There was no answerer again and again.. After awhile the Guy reached into his pocket and pulled out a key.. Then very carefully slowly opened the door and peeked in .. The relief on his face was prize winning..
He looked over to me and said"Not a good thing"
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Motion for Pottie Lights!!

Postby hopeium_of_the_people » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:11 am

Too many times I have forged to the
port-o-john in the wee hours and
seen the horror and wondered,
when do we get some light in this
mofo. I think any people are sloppy
due to lack of sight and can't
focus on their business, I know
tap lights are expensive and solar
lights might get stolen but I am
considering gifting the ones near
me this year with them and of course
upkeep. I almost biffed on a wet pottie
last year due to wet mud and got it
crusted on my boots but at least I did't
have a new mud costume.
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Postby robbidobbs » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:03 pm

Thank you hope for volunteering to light your nearby potties. It is a huge community service, and I look forward to seeing what you have in mind.
Here's just a suggestion: glow sticks. They're cheap and put off just enough light to know if there's something funky on the seat.

Still and all, remember kids, bring a small flashlight or glowy thingy when you go to the potties at night.

Hope may have charity, but don't have faith the light will be there.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:12 pm

So, Robbidobbs, anything new to look for in portapotties for the new year?
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Postby unjonharley » Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:40 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:So, Robbidobbs, anything new to look for in portapotties for the new year?


Same old shit
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Postby Zulegoona » Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:51 pm

unjonharley wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:So, Robbidobbs, anything new to look for in portapotties for the new year?


Same old shit


This from an old Fart
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Postby Boijoy » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:32 pm

all port-o-johns should have solar powered lights in em.. how hard can it be?? Almost dropped my flash light in last year, THATS why you always bring a spare, so, you don't have to go shoulder deep into the murky bog. ewwwwwwwwwww....
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:01 pm

Boijoy wrote:all port-o-johns should have solar powered lights in em.. how hard can it be??
Quite hard, I'd think. Solar power is not cheap. Electrical can short out in the cleaning. The potties on the playa are not only owned by JotS, but by various companies, coast to coast, who rent and borrow from each other constantly (no central repairs, no single standard.) And at just about any other event I've been to with portos, they get trashed.
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Postby unjonharley » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:18 pm

If you are a "Darkwad", I wish you the nastest toilet seat.

If your not a Darkwad, you will have a lite on you..

HF has a crank charged key chain light.
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Postby robbidobbs » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:10 pm

Hi Kids,
No Fishy, there isn't anything new planned for next year. The interior poo-etry was such a spectacular success that I'm doing it again next year. Gonzo has committed to helping full time again, and hopefully I'll have Motsky for signage -- no problem on the early entry now that I know I need to STAND ON TOP of my boss to get it cleared.

As to the lame DEMAND that all potties be lit? Feel free to light those in the bank nearby where you live. Do-ocracy? Remember?

I can't stay long here, I'm just a flash in the pan until I have my own internet access again.
Crap it sucks to be this off line.

Good to see all y'all.
Kisses all around!
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Postby Bounce530 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:50 pm

For the Poo-etry:

Went out to find my friend Johnny,
He's my best friend when I potty,
There is only one thing,
That makes his heart sing,
And that's when I leave only,
Gifts from my body!

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Postby oneeyeddick » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:50 am

* looking forward to my yearly RobbiDobbs experience *


Gonzo rocked the house !!!
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:00 pm

I promise to not have a kidney stone attack this year!

Crosses fingers and drinks some more water. :D
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Postby brcprincess » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:08 am

Boijoy wrote:all port-o-johns should have solar powered lights in em.. how hard can it be?? Almost dropped my flash light in last year, THATS why you always bring a spare, so, you don't have to go shoulder deep into the murky bog. ewwwwwwwwwww....


I always wear my head lamp in the porta loos, you can see exactly what you are doing at all times and have two free hands. I can't imagine trying to go in with a flash light, way too complicated.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:42 am

sign to elimate hovering and messy dribble.

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Postby Monkeypoo » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:33 am

Monkeypoo wrote:hope this helps... I was being a bit creative the other night... :lol:

To the tune of the Beverly Hillbillies.....

Come and listen to a story about a man named Sloop
A virgin burner dude, went a-huntin' 'round for Moop,
Then one day he was picking up some trash,
A Greeter came up and spanked him in the ass!

Smacked him hard, man, made him cry...

Well the first thing you know ol' Sloop's a-smiling big,
He bent o'er again, said, "Spank me like a pig!"
Greeter Gal said, "I sure like the job ya done!
Come back to my tent, and I'll show yer ass some fun!"

To my tent, babe, on the playa...

Well now its time to say good-bye to Sloop and his new girl
They would like to thank you, folks, for mopping up Joe's hurl
You�re all encouraged back again to pick up that thar Moop
And help relieve our city of all the Moop-n-Poop!!

Pick up after yerselves. Set a spell. Take your flip-flops off. Y'all come back now, y'hear?


:P


OM-freaking-G. I found one of the songs. You can't imagine my joy right now. A long while back I wrote up a BUNCH of parodies about MOOP, Spanking, Greeting, Burning Man and such... I must have had about 50-60 songs in a binder in my Burning Man things. Last Christmas my house burned down. The binder of songs was destroyed...along with everything else. Sorry this is OT, but when I saw this...well...I've been hoping to find the songs. I've been researching and hunting archives of sites where I know I posted the songs. There was Burner Girl (a parody of Uptown Girl), and OMG so many others.

There is a (burner) God. :?
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Postby robbidobbs » Sat May 02, 2009 9:28 pm

thank you so much for your songs Monkeypoo.
Now for the nooze....
I'm not gone to the Motherplanet. I'm still working on making your excremental experience a positive one each and every time.
This year will be like last year with two signs on every potty. Gonzo's working on new limerics for your entertainment. And of course I'll be out there with the bullhorn in hand because this town is hard of understanding. I now ask you good citizen to commit to helping in whatever suits your fancy. If a 4 hour shift with more good karma than you can imagine is what you're looking for then let me know. I can sure use your good energy out there.
By all means be true to yourself and do your ART.
Thank you for your support.
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Postby Toolmaker » Sun May 03, 2009 8:46 am

If I can make it this year count me in for at least one shift doing sumthin not so labor intensive. I could yell in a bullhorn or restock tp.. possibly wipe down some seats depending on the time of day. The heat out there still fucks me a little from time to time. This year I've packed lots of Emergen-C so I think I may have a better time in the heat. My trip is still up in the air a little but I'm thinkin I may make it. And no chair this year like last year, though I will bring the walkin boot just in case. But now that I've found these croc style shoes I can go for much longer wihtout stirrin up my toe nerves as long as I'm on my pill to keep the nerve shutddown.
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Sun May 03, 2009 10:52 am

I'm in for putting up signs pre event. Might be able to secure another minion if you want.

I will get my gut X-rayed before hand to make sure I have no kidney stone to take me out of the game like last year. On the bright side I finally got to be on drugs at burning man. Ha ha!

I'll be ready for action!

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Postby Sail Man » Sun May 03, 2009 11:04 am

Toolmaker, would'nt this be a more appropriate signature for posting in this thread? :lol:

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The Full Squat. Surprisingly easy. Discovered by girls (and Asians) long ago; shunned by the white man. No stamina required in the legs because you’re already all the way down. Actually leaves plenty of clearance between droppings and dropped pants. May require (minimal) practice to maintain balance.

The Half Squat. A futile farce to keep far from feces. Makes the quads burn. Takes a strong man to maintain. Maybe degrades gracefully into the Full Squat.

The Overbite. Mental comfort of being in a familiar physical position. Must invest time searching for that perfect log or rock (preferably with a view). Risk of tumbling backward if improperly sized object used.

The Middleman. Similar to the Overbite. Eliminates risk of falling over backward, but must find two objects adequately spaced. A well balanced option, though butt-cheek contact with foriegn surfaces appears necessary.

Lean Cuisine. A nice compromise between the Overbite and Middleman. Uses the cheek-lean technique on a single object, eliminating both tumble risk and two-object requirement. May be slightly more difficult to maintain over long periods than the parent methods.

The Whomping Willow. Similar to the Half Squat, but offloads the legs with some additional support. Must find a a tree with appropriately low and flexible branches. Risk of falling into the pile if the branch lacks adequate strength. If you’ve found the right tree, there should already be a hole for you.
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Postby Barbie » Sun May 03, 2009 11:05 am

Yea I'm in for another round of putting up signs~ gonna bring mY own tape gun... how can we find YA?
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