So what the F*** Am I paying 1200$ for?

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Postby curiousgnate » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:06 pm

ther's the outside and the inside, and then there is always once the whole hand is inside. just sayin.
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Postby ragabashpup » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:07 pm

wow that just gave me a mental image i never needed to have. Thanks :oops:
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Postby ygmir » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:11 pm

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Postby curiousgnate » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:22 pm

i said just sayin. enjoy the image don't hate. well ok hate it is kinda grisly. just sayin though. If you want to view said dexcription you can go to ... ohhh never mind. heheheheehehe.
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Postby ragabashpup » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:17 am

No hate just overactive imagination. Not a healthy thing :)
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Postby CLARKcon » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:36 pm

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Postby transientdance » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:44 pm

a big part of what you pay is the attitude exhibited on this message thread IMO. groupy-speak, or what is it?

Be ready to jot things down to fact check later when people disagree with you...

Laws of physics do not apply to some members of the burning man community to their knowledge. For instance, getting sunburned when separated from the sun by a sheet of glass. :lol:
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:53 am

transientdance wrote:a big part of what you pay is the attitude exhibited on this message thread IMO. groupy-speak, or what is it?

Be ready to jot things down to fact check later when people disagree with you...

Laws of physics do not apply to some members of the burning man community to their knowledge. For instance, getting sunburned when separated from the sun by a sheet of glass. :lol:


i have no idea what you just said, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
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Postby AntiM » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:40 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:
transientdance wrote:a big part of what you pay is the attitude exhibited on this message thread IMO. groupy-speak, or what is it?

Be ready to jot things down to fact check later when people disagree with you...

Laws of physics do not apply to some members of the burning man community to their knowledge. For instance, getting sunburned when separated from the sun by a sheet of glass. :lol:


i have no idea what you just said, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.


I'm still trying for a coherent translation.
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Postby Mojojita » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:57 am

Eschew obfuscation
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Postby ZaphodBurner » Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:14 am

So do you all expect another decrease in population this year?

My wife and I have transitioned solidly through the "everybody in the world needs to see Black Rock City," to "We're only camping with people who can hang out without BITCHING, people whose ass isn't too precious for JOTS, who don't need a shower and a swimming pool to call it a vacation, and who aren't going to WHINE ABOUT THINGS LIKE TICKET PRICES."

Simplify. It worked out well. Our playa virgins came out on short notice in 2008 (not their fault) and got their asses kicked by the endless dust storm, which tore their tent open and deposited half an inch of the playa on their sleeping gear. They had a miserable time but they stuck it out to the end, and they can't wait to come back this year.

If everybody in BRC had that attitude there might be 20,000 fewer people but I bet it would be the Best Burn Ever.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:29 am

AntiM wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:
transientdance wrote:a big part of what you pay is the attitude exhibited on this message thread IMO. groupy-speak, or what is it?

Be ready to jot things down to fact check later when people disagree with you...

Laws of physics do not apply to some members of the burning man community to their knowledge. For instance, getting sunburned when separated from the sun by a sheet of glass. :lol:


i have no idea what you just said, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.


I'm still trying for a coherent translation.


How's Dutch work for you?
een groot deel van wat u betaalt is de houding die op dit IMO van de berichtdraad wordt tentoongesteld. groupy-spreek, of wat is het? Ben klaar om dingen aan feitencontrole neer te noteren later wanneer de mensen met u… niet akkoord gaan De wetten van fysica zijn niet op sommige leden van de het branden mensengemeenschap van toepassing aan hun kennis. Bijvoorbeeld, verbrandde het krijgen wanneer gescheiden van de zon door een blad van glas.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:30 am

ZaphodBurner wrote:So do you all expect another decrease in population this year?

Believe it or not, some people should just stay home.
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:57 am

Amen brother.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:36 pm

wait a second, wait a second.....i thought we were GOING HOME.

does this mean we should just stay on the playa year round?


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Postby Fire_Moose » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:49 pm

ZaphodBurner wrote: Our playa virgins came out on short notice in 2008 (not their fault) and got their asses kicked by the endless dust storm, which tore their tent open and deposited half an inch of the playa on their sleeping gear. They had a miserable time but they stuck it out to the end, and they can't wait to come back this year.



I hear a bunch of people talking about how dust stormy 2008 was. It was my virgin year, i was on 2:00 and by the end of the week i felt a little jipped because the dust storms were NOT like i heard they would be....with the exception of sunday night after the temple, that was sweet.


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To feel like you are better then everyone else for at least 3 months after you return to defaultia
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:54 pm

A lot of people stick it out to the end.
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Postby FIGJAM » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:41 pm

Ah, but which end?
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Postby ZaphodBurner » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:46 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:A lot of people stick it out to the end.


A lot of people didn't in 2008. There was a continuous friggin' exodus that only made the dust worse. The only problem I had with it was that so many people around us holed up in their camps and didn't come out to play in it.

Firemoose... 2008 was dust stormy. The burn came to being postponed or canceled for the first time ever. The fire performers weren't allowed to perform and the burn was delayed for several hours because of the wind. I'm not sure that has happened before. Remember, they had those godawful white construction lights on the unlit man for hours, and then suddenly they went out, the man lit up at, like, midnight and they wasted no time getting the fire started.

There have definitely been more intense storms, but, the eight-hour whiteout on Saturday got old.

Dust storms aren't as much fun when your camp is trying to host things like spaghetti and wine dinners, but, on the flipside the rest of the week was beautiful, and the storms clobbered a lot of the weekenders ("where are all the NOODISTS? What's ROLLING? Where do people buy ecstacy here? Is there an ATM in center camp?") who probably went home and told their friends how much Burning Man sucks.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:24 pm

If Zaphod ever starts posting stuff worth reading, please let me know so I can unplonk him.
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Postby AntiM » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:02 am

We had early entry in 2008. Sunday was a day long dust storm, Monday was a day long dust storm. We couldn't finish getting the shade structures up until sometime Tuesday. There was a dust storm somewhere in the middle too. Hushville lost residents early on, and on Saturday.

The playa surface sucked for biking. We hauled our fuel cart out to the Man for the conclave, took the long way around so we could navigate by the lamp posts. Then they cancelled the performance. Sucky year.
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Postby curiousgnate » Sun May 02, 2010 9:14 pm

saturday 2008 dust storm kicked my ass until I drank some vodka put on my goggles and tutu (from tuesday) and went tent hopping throughout my camp. I had a great time. I was extremely bummed about the burn with no conclave! I had been telling my vigrin friend all week that the fire conclave performance space was nothing compared to all the people performing together, and then fireworks and man went up. I was like what the fuck! I still had a great time though!
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Postby ZaphodBurner » Thu May 06, 2010 1:03 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:If Zaphod ever starts posting stuff worth reading, please let me know so I can unplonk him.
Thank you


Wow. I wonder what that's all about. If he had a problem with me he sure never mentioned anything to me about it publicly or privately.

I'm going to go see if I can find a shit to give whether I ever get unplonked by some snarky fuck who doesn't have the common courtesy to tell another burner what his issue is before insulting him in front of everybody.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu May 06, 2010 1:54 pm

BRC isn't horseshoe shaped. It's sparkle unicorn-shoe shaped.
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Postby Fire_Moose » Thu May 06, 2010 1:59 pm

yer sparkle unicorn shaped.


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Postby Popobumm » Thu May 13, 2010 3:45 pm

Here's a simple comparison that even the most dimwitted should be able to understand...

Big "festivals" people pay to attend:

Electric Daisy Carnival - $140 for 24 hrs.
Coachella - $275 for 36 hours.
Burning Man - $280 for 192 hours.

Which is the best deal? ...HMMMMM
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Postby gyre » Thu May 13, 2010 4:08 pm

The one here is $60 for 3-5 days.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu May 13, 2010 4:37 pm

Hey kids its the Magic Kingdom!
Ages 3-9 $154.00
Ages 10+ $184.00
(5-Day Park Hopper® Bonus Ticket for the Price of 3 Days
Offer not available at Disneyland® Resort Main Entrance ticket booths.
Includes 2 Days FREE**!)

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Postby ZaphodBurner » Thu May 13, 2010 7:07 pm

Popobumm wrote:Here's a simple comparison that even the most dimwitted should be able to understand...

Big "festivals" people pay to attend:

Electric Daisy Carnival - $140 for 24 hrs.
Coachella - $275 for 36 hours.
Burning Man - $280 for 192 hours.

Which is the best deal? ...HMMMMM


Disneyland. If it really comes down to how much it costs, please just tell them Disneyland is a much, much better deal.
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Postby gyre » Thu May 13, 2010 7:41 pm

A friend of mine once figured out, while in line, how much each ride minute cost.
He added up the trip and rated it by time on rides.
It was pretty high per fun/minute.
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