The Contraption 2.0

Postby Dusza Beben » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:55 pm

Here's one of mine.
The contraption visits the great wall of port-O-let. (Sounds better if said with a French accent ;))
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Postby unjonharley » Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:56 pm

Brought the Contraption Too.0 home this morning.. 11 hp. 5 gears.. New batery is down and most electical conections are rusted.. Tires need air.. might have to replace then.. All in all it is 10 times better than I expected for 120.00..

On a sad note.. The man was not gone from break up as I had suppected.. After making arrangements to pick it up.. His father called me and said he would handle it.. His son has drown labor day weekend.. The father was beside himself.. I told him the tractor would be in an art project for Burniing Man..He knew of BM through people he works with.. I told him I would make a sign that had his sons name on it.. Powered by Connor.. Connor Guy, Dallas Or. aged 27 years..
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Postby LeChatNoir » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:51 pm

Wow…

There’s no shortage of tragedy in this world, and that certainly qualifies as one. Not even getting a start on life, in truth.

A plaque is a good idea Unjon. Maybe you could you incorporate something that could be sort two pieces? One to keep mounted on the vehicle and one to be unbolted and burned at the end of the event? What day of the weekend did he drown? That'd be the day to burn it.

Man, so sad. Got to honor the life. Doing so honors our own lives as well. I’ve said it before… the rust on the metal is like the very breath of our lungs, and these machines are us.
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Postby unjonharley » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:00 pm

LeChatNoir wrote: Maybe you could you incorporate something that could be sort two pieces? One to keep mounted on the vehicle and one to be unbolted and burned at the end of the event? What day of the weekend did he drown? That'd be the day to burn it.



Great idea for a burn.. His Dad wants pictures.. I did not want to ask anything.. Labor Day Weekend 2008 will be good..
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Postby Elliot » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:05 pm

We shall all try to help carry the burden of this family's sorrow, even from afar.

It is my understanding that the Temple and the Temple Burn is intended precicely for such rituals of both closure and rememberance.
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Postby LeChatNoir » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:30 pm

Indeed...
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Postby karine » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:41 pm

Thanks for the pic, Dusza!

- and MAXINE ! I am hoping someone would do it for me, but we NEED a place to find women's gear when we need it. Maybe a clearing house of sorts- I'm gonna be thinking on this for quite some time. It is a total bother to get what WE need, isnt it?!

As far as the young man drowning over Labor day - it's very sad and unfortunate. Maybe your idea for an art car will give the Dad a chuckle or two over the next year... and that would be good. But I am also sure the pain of losing his son will last his lifetime. You could tell him, if he wants to write his son a letter, we could put it to burn in the Temple. But that is ultimately up to you... you'd have to explain it and what-not.. and he'd have to trust we wouldn't read it. I like your plaque idea, definitely.
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Postby unjonharley » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:46 pm

karine wrote:Thanks for the pic, Dusza!

- and MAXINE ! I am hoping someone would do it for me, but we NEED a place to find women's gear when we need it. Maybe a clearing house of sorts- I'm gonna be thinking on this for quite some time. It is a total bother to get what WE need, isnt it?!


Some where I have an address for old touring car outfitters.. I will see I can find it..
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:47 pm

karine wrote:.... and he'd have to trust we wouldn't read it.

Trust unjon? Hell, he prolly CAN'T read it!




You all know this is just a running gag... right? Every year you'll find me & unjon in the same boat. For some stupid reason.
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Postby LeChatNoir » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:53 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:You all know this is just a running gag... right? Every year you'll find me & unjon in the same boat. For some stupid reason.


It’s because you’re both so damn ugly that you draw to each other like magnets.
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Postby unjonharley » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:54 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:and he'd have to trust we wouldn't read it.

Trust unjon? Hell, he prolly CAN'T read it![/quote]

He knows I can't walk very far.. So I'm traped on his damn boat for hours..Then he wounders why I piss in the corners.. I just try to be nice and get along with all the Eplaya'en.. The we have this sass mouth come along..
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:34 pm

unjonharley wrote:lies and distortions and untruths galore


he started it
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Postby unjonharley » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:43 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:
unjonharley wrote:lies and distortions and untruths galore


he started it


Ok Ok the truth about the Captian.. He's a real a sweet heart.

I'm sorry about drinking all his spirits and throwing up down his front and n his pocket..
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Postby Dusza Beben » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:28 am

karine wrote:Thanks for the pic, Dusza!

- and MAXINE ! I am hoping someone would do it for me, but we NEED a place to find women's gear when we need it. Maybe a clearing house of sorts- I'm gonna be thinking on this for quite some time. It is a total bother to get what WE need, isnt it?!

As far as the young man drowning over Labor day - it's very sad and unfortunate. Maybe your idea for an art car will give the Dad a chuckle or two over the next year... and that would be good. But I am also sure the pain of losing his son will last his lifetime. You could tell him, if he wants to write his son a letter, we could put it to burn in the Temple. But that is ultimately up to you... you'd have to explain it and what-not.. and he'd have to trust we wouldn't read it. I like your plaque idea, definitely.


My pleasure! I can send you a high res if you like.
I like the plaque idea as well. It seems a fitting tribute.

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Postby fciron » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:11 am

In reference to Unjohn's lawn-mower, I think that it is really cool the way you all are taking something that could be a downer and turning it into inspiration for the project. If the young man's father can appreciate it that is all the better. The possibility for an art car to have some impact off-playa on people who aren't burners helps to explain some of the reasons for the whole event.

I never did get to meet either Cap'n D. or Unjohn on the playa. Whenever I saw a boat with half-ass blue lights on the bottom I hightailed it in the other direction. Y'all are just too mean and scary. :roll:
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Postby Elliot » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:05 pm

:D
Blast from the past -- I'm reading last year's thread.

Le Chat Noir, April 12, 2007:

I used to have a Harley. Kickstarted it one year after pulling it out of the garage. Two months of no riding and it fired right up... shot dog food out the front pipe like a shotgun.

That mouse must have had a wild ride.



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Postby LeChatNoir » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:34 pm

Heh Heh…

Yep. That little sucker had one hell of a wake-up call that day. I seem to recall giving it one kick-through before actually stomping on it to get it started. I guess he had time to say to himself, “What’s that noise?â€
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Postby karine » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:10 pm

I kinda like talking about your "biker days"....
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Postby LeChatNoir » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:25 pm

Black, well worn leather and a sticker on the coffin tank that says, "Turn on the gas, dummy"?!?

It ain't all that memorable.

But I miss the Autumn rides on mountain roads, for sure.
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Postby gyre » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:03 am

LeChatNoir wrote:Black, well worn leather and a sticker on the coffin tank that says, "Turn on the gas, dummy"?!?

It ain't all that memorable.

But I miss the Autumn rides on mountain roads, for sure.
Leather?
Leather is for wimps.
Real bikers wear denim.

Still....safer being a cager, really.
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Postby karine » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:52 pm

I'd like to see le chat biker and gyre biker get all rowdy over in the bar!

he he
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Postby MozyBonz » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:59 pm

about 14 hells angels rolled past the corner near the house yesterday it was quite a rumble. and yes they were wearing colors the real deal.
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Postby LeChatNoir » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:22 pm

No rumbles, thanks. Those days are gone, long gone.

Maybe I'll just give gyre a noogie, instead.
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Postby gyre » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:43 pm

karine wrote:I'd like to see le chat biker and gyre biker get all rowdy over in the bar!

he he

What, with each other?
I don't think so.

Besides, I always believed in being as polite as people allow me to be, even as a 1%er.
Seemed to be a fair amount of courtesy among motorcycle social organizations anyway.

I think the two of us might have a chance fighting you, if you would take it easy on us.
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Postby LeChatNoir » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:46 pm

1%er...

Heh Heh Heh

I ain't fightin Karine anymore either. I've learned my lesson.
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Postby karine » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:49 pm

talk about the good ol' days...
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Postby LeChatNoir » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:55 pm

karine wrote:talk about the good ol' days...


Naw... I'll pass.
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Postby karine » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:58 pm

Pass the bottle, gyre!
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Postby gyre » Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:16 am

I always loved Christopher Lee's group of bike enthusiasts in Serial.

At one point he says to Martin Mull,
"I'll have you know that my boys are some tough dudes!"
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Postby Zulegoona » Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:57 pm

Petticoat Junction Flashback ?
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