I just saw a pic of the PottieSigns on the porta-johns at Greeters Station.
http://images.burningman.com/index.cgi? ... _year=2007
It's on the Image Gallery.
I just love the flame-throwing bicycle. I've never seen a BM screen saver, but I'd like to.
In case you don't catch them, they're in the upper-right corner of the pic...but they're there!
Now to our regular broadcast.
So here it is Ticket Season (yay).
Lot's of people are coming out of their Post-Burn-Winter-Slumber.
This is basically from the time you get your tired ass home and get to sleep in your own bed (yay) and take a fucking shower.
It ends when you buy your ticket.
Now doesn't it.
You have to admit that's when your toes are a twitchin', thinking about burning shit, or building your art, or even going over your inventory, shopping for 2007's tent.
Burning is a fucking lifestyle!
or as we say in rangerdom:
Put a candle next to it.
Make it your own.
So in the spirit of this most ancient of Burning traditions,
I've been thinking about how I can do my job at BM better.
I learned last year that I will never be without a megaphone on-playa.
It's too fucking useful and efficacious.
I'm DPW, what can I say. When we find the right tool for the job, we fucking use it.
What I'd like to do for next year is have more coordination of those that are involved (in whatever capacity) in the Pottie Project.
Chripes! I'm a fucking "Volunteer Coordinator" for petesake.
I need to focus more on being a coordinator and bringing together talent from all over BRC. Connect those into lighting, those into radio, those into performance art, and those who are willing to go on Poop Patrol with me.
It's a long 4 hours, but it will feel like it's worth it later.
Thank you Fishy and Regyna.
I love the radio people! It was such a joy to live next door to Radio Free Burningman. I love you Ash, wherever you are!
You started something wonderful.
We have radio spots all over the city now.
Next year we want to light more of the potties, so people can find them in the dark. But this takes manpower. We're making progress though. I would love it if a camp could adopt the pottie near where they live and set up a battery to a lamp to light the way. Kind of a community service fing.
I have seen some amazing performance art: The Potty Players meladrama, the butler with the ass-gaskets, the Goat Ropers Trading Post, The Audacity Camps game-show schtick.
Oh, it was beautiful. That was the winner for ROTFLMFAO for me this year.
The DPW guy who made the tape appreciated that I appreciated it.
I'm knealing down, falling over laughing on the playa, I can't breath, I was laughing so hard.
Last year the 10:00 pottie-bank had "BRIMSTONE" grafittied onto the back in a silver and blue motif. That was my drop to my knees and say oh my fucking gawd. Thank you whoever you are.
At the 7:00 pottie bank (I may be wrong on the exact location, but around that side of town) was a handicapped unit that was decorated to the nines inside. Wow it was plush. I fucking teared up. Nobody had yet done this before, and there it was. What an amazing piece of community art.
Random acts of kindness.
That's what our community culture is about.
They are also used for advertizing anything from safe sex and domestic violence to where the cool rave is. What a wonderful billboard system.
It's become a way to get the most facetime for advertising than anywhere on the playa.
And the straight shit, you better get this in your head, message
is at average eye level, right before you go into the crapper.
I'll toot my horn, I really like my PottieSigns.
Puting them up this year was such a treat. Please read above for the story. Thank you Random Participants, you know who you are.
If anyone has a sign idea, by all means post it here. It will be made into next year's signs. 90% of the signs were donated by viewers-like-you.
Thank you all who have contributed to this project. You got face time with the participants. Doesn't it feel good to be published?
You know, I am so looking forward to seeing the Mikes again next year.
I'm really excited about how we'll hit the dirt next year.
I need to find a housesitter though this summer.
DOOM WILL BE BETTER NEXT YEAR!!!!!
Coming home to the ePlaya Bar Camp made this the best year I've ever had. I wouldn't miss it for the world Pinemom.
And next year we will know each other even more.
That was so exciting meeting people from here in person. Oh Cowboy, the way you saundered up behind me at the Bar and introduced yourself.
Made my toes curl.
Who has the NEB? Fishy?
Believe me guys, I have become a lurker because I drive a computer all day, and sometimes it's too cold to type. But I read everyday to see who's disturbing the shit today (SED).
I'm kneeling for you from afar.
It is going to feel even more like a family next year. Like an order of magnitude. Notice how everyone settled into cool jobs?
Duck, you slayed me dancing on the stool, in that little black mini-dress.
So it's time for me to get some sleep.
Yay, I don't have to do anything tomorrow and can blow it reading Discworld.
Stay regular, Campers,
Sometimes I just tickle myself.
13 years of doing the porta-potties wrong.