All About Participating in the Pottie Project

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Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:57 am

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Postby robbidobbs » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:42 am

CapSmashy wrote:Does it need to be a lettered sign?
Can it be a combination of symbols?
I haz ideas. Will work on this.


Whatever your brilliance comes up with, Captain.
Feel free to post whatcha got.
And thank you.
BTW Gonzo is impressed how you've totally come on board the Pottie Project.

Doc - thank you so much for your anticipated gifted sparkle ponies. Exactly what I like...on a spit. Kidding. I'll get them all educated and then release them to the wild.

ibdave - uh, no.
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Postby dr.placebo » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:21 pm

I sent a larger version of this to robbidobbs:

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For those who would like to fiddle with it, the source in 2 formats:

Keynote http://www.dr-placebo.net/Potty/NoTrash.key
PowerPoint http://www.dr-placebo.net/Potty/NoTrash.ppt
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Postby gyre » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:15 pm

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Postby robbidobbs » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:30 pm

Outstanding gyre!

If we could make this graphic into a editable image that would be terrific.
The caption could specify wet wipes and flushable wipes.

I don't have the software to do this kind of magic.

Thank you for finding these.
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Postby gyre » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:20 pm

Someone will have the software.

I'm glad I could help burning man's most important volunteer project.


I only did a cursory search.
There may be even better signs out there.
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Postby robbidobbs » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:15 pm

No, this is good.
You get kissed full on the mouth (me or Gonzo - your choice) for your submission. I truly like them.

Here's an added bonus: the one who comes up with the final sign gets a t-shirt. I realize this isn't an amazingly amazing prize, but this is ultimately about bragging rights.

Thank you too, Dr Placebo.

We're getting close - I can FEEEEL it.

Cheers!
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Postby robbidobbs » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:50 pm

Good Morrow Campers

I have been thinking long and hard about the one thing that interferes with MY immediate experience on Poop-patrol: Hovering!

Why the FUCK can't people just wipe the seat with tp or other substance (properly disposed of, of course), and SIT THE FUCK DOWN!

I understand being drunk and shitting accidentally.
I understand worrying about fictionally cooties, squatting, and missing.

What I don't understand is how someone who is marginally SENTIENT would walk away from a mess this practice leaves. This is fucked up.

The Burningman Experience needs to be more than a personal ego-fest, where there is someone other than yourself to take care of you.
The Media be damned. We ARE better than this. YOU are better than this.

I challenge you, gentle readers, to bring this excremental correctness message to your camp mates. Shitting on a seat is NOT OK.

This IS that important. Please help to STOP THE HORROR.

Stay regular Campers,
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Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:52 pm

robbidobbs wrote:Good Morrow Campers

I have been thinking long and hard about the one thing that interferes with MY immediate experience on Poop-patrol: Hovering!

Why the FUCK can't people just wipe the seat with tp or other substance (properly disposed of, of course), and SIT THE FUCK DOWN!

I understand being drunk and shitting accidentally.
I understand worrying about fictionally cooties, squatting, and missing.

What I don't understand is how someone who is marginally SENTIENT would walk away from a mess this practice leaves. This is fucked up.

The Burningman Experience needs to be more than a personal ego-fest, where there is someone other than yourself to take care of you.
The Media be damned. We ARE better than this. YOU are better than this.

I challenge you, gentle readers, to bring this excremental correctness message to your camp mates. Shitting on a seat is NOT OK.

This IS that important. Please help to STOP THE HORROR.

Stay regular Campers,
RobbiDobbs


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Postby robbidobbs » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:50 pm

I appreciate that ygmir.

Joyful Spring Greetings Campers,
Gonzo and I are hard at work making prep for this year's Poo-etry Fest.
We just invested in a paper chopper. You know the kind of paper cutter you saw in grade school - the one that takes off fingers? Yep, I own one now. This will help tremendously in cutting the signs that you so enjoy out there at your favorite excremental delivery station. SWEET! It was only $4 bucks.

I also just purchased and washed 25 yards of unbleached muslin for Pooping Man emblazoned dirt masks. The time is ripe for ideas right now. The 1st of June is quickly running toward us Campers.

We still have time to get our shit together. I'm still in DIRE need of sign ideas for the hand sanitizer stations. The goal is: one sign that's non-language specific, that will be posted (by DPW) on every bank on the Playa. This sign will make you more sexually attractive. Kidding.

I have heard zilch from my boss on the last submission. So the running is still on. I need whatever you have to be windows editable.

I was talking w BBSue last week (loving you BBS) about how MANY people here are graphic artists. We are RICH with talent. If nothing else, solicit talent from those you know can do the job. The more entries, the better.

Please...
I need your help on this. I have bought into the efficacy of this sign idea. It will convince JotS that we are making progress. That we are at least trying to improve on the situation.This magic sign is for THEM.

It is also for those lovely Burners who come from other countries - and there are a LOT of them. Welcome them to our culture of Excremental Responsibility.

And feel free to develop this sign on company time, Campers.

Stay regular,
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Postby robbidobbs » Tue May 03, 2011 3:41 pm

Holy Hell Campers!

I just realized that June 1 is hot on our heels.

If you have any ideas about the Magic Sign, please submit them here.
I just heard from my boss that he's actively reviewing them after an unexpected hiatus.

If they are just raw pics ripped off other sites, feel free to post them.
We can make DOO out of them.

Your compassionate servant in shit,
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Postby unjonharley » Wed May 04, 2011 12:36 pm

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Keeping you bumped
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Postby havoc » Wed May 04, 2011 2:03 pm

i was bored at work.

i can provide this in other formats and sizes.


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Postby lucky420 » Wed May 04, 2011 3:53 pm

havoc=best sign yet...+100
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed May 04, 2011 4:12 pm

Where can I throw my used squid and teeth?

And don't teeth come from my body?
Simon's real sig line?

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Postby havoc » Thu May 05, 2011 6:29 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Where can I throw my used squid and teeth?

And don't teeth come from my body?


oh man, i didn't even think about that.

SQUID = MOOP! pack it out!
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Postby gyre » Thu May 05, 2011 8:00 am

Havoc, I know Robbidobbs can use some help with the artwork.

She may have random access to the web, but I know she will appreciate help with it.
I don't have the experience to do it on computer.
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Postby havoc » Thu May 05, 2011 8:12 am

gyre wrote:Havoc, I know Robbidobbs can use some help with the artwork.

She may have random access to the web, but I know she will appreciate help with it.
I don't have the experience to do it on computer.


i'd be happy to help as i'm able. i'm pretty proficient in photoshop and the gimp and passable in autocad, so i can probably fiddle with anything you or she have to get it where you want it. feel free to shoot me an email: liz(dot)molitor(at)gmail(dot)com
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Postby robbidobbs » Tue May 17, 2011 12:08 pm

Outstanding Havoc - I sent you a PM.
This is an excruciatingly important art project - one that affects the entire City. If this wins, you will get bragging rights! I will spew forth your name around town. Nicely of course.

Thank you so much for jumping into the Pottie-project.

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Postby Bexx » Tue May 24, 2011 9:52 pm

WOAH! I just saw this!! are you still taking submissions??
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Postby robbidobbs » Tue May 31, 2011 4:40 pm

Yes please!
Thanks Bexx!
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Postby robbidobbs » Tue May 31, 2011 6:51 pm

Good Morrow Campers,
Pottie Central is almost, I say ALMOST in full schwing. I have made 3 count them three stencils that say STOP THE HORROR. And we now are the proud owners of 5 thrift store t-shirts ready for spray painting. If any of you shit connoisseurs want a t-shirt that says something different, now is the time to submit (heh) your suggestions. We got cleaned out last year, so we're staring down the pipe of acquiring 15 more. How can you participate? I tell ya, if you bring out your t-shirt or other taggable surface, we're bringing the stencils and plenty of shit-brown spray paint to the Playa for your fashionable pleasure.

In other nooze - I actually vacuumed out the Poop-Mobile today. No really, it has been steeped in last year's playa crap for this whole year. Long story. Suffice it, that I am recovering well from last year's trauma, and am ready to roll.

The Magic Sign submissions are still open. I haven't heard from HazMatt yet on how he wants to proceed, and I posted EVERYTHING that's been entered. This is the coolest contest on the Playa! Keep them coming Campers.

Gonzo and I will be setting up the Table very soon, and scarves are my first priority. That's a cubic fuck-load of ironing that I'm going to embark upon. Suffice it to say, if you do the DOO, then you have something precious to go home with.

Good people, I beseech you. If you hear of a virgin burner that wants to help out (virginitis is a precious gift, truly), then by all means, up to and including duct tape and sexual favors, let them know how important the Pottie-Project is. You are gifting them the BEST experience of their Burn.

Stay regular Campers,
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:54 am

R'dobbs, you know you can count on the fine denizens of Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro, you're home away from home on the playa. And this year I promise not to saddle you with a useless brain dead sparkle pony like I inflicted upon you in 2009. I'm still sorry about that one.
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:00 pm

I am PUMPED for my share of 4000+ strips of duck tape! My sign taping apron is at the ready secure in the basket of my trusty golficus carticus. :P
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Postby robbidobbs » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:03 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you both for your support.
Doc: of course I forgive you for dumping Bliss Kitten on us. It was truly a learning experience for me. Suffice that I know how to process virgins into the dirty way, and by the time I released her back to wild, she was at least hydrated. You have been most wonderful to me and the PP. I am eternally grateful for your graciousness.

Motsky - bloody hell, you are so cool. Gonzo and I deeply appreciate your commitment. <bowing> We're actively seeking out Pope (of PGE). If you have any advice on this mission, please let us know.

Goodness gracious, Pottie-Central is in full schwing. I'm making stencils, painting t-shirts and breaking my back ironing a cubic fuck-load of unbleached muslin. I've got to get my sewing machine set up soon, and get a fucking inventory of what needs to be manufactured still. Gonzo is diligently working on keeping me sane. Beyond that, we are now at 88 days Campers!


Next week will be busier for all of us. I profoundly appreciate how much work goes into this beautiful thing we all do every year.

Stay regular Campers,
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Postby Minxy » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:28 pm

robbidobbs wrote:Motsky - bloody hell, you are so cool. Gonzo and I deeply appreciate your commitment. <bowing> We're actively seeking out Pope (of PGE). If you have any advice on this mission, please let us know.


If it's the same Pope that is in Portland and working on the CORE project, maybe you can get ahold of him through the BurningManPortland site. Or...oh nm I'll PM you. :)
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Postby some seeing eye » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:37 pm

You should do a video challenge see PM.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:09 pm

robbidobbs wrote: I'm still in DIRE need of sign ideas for the hand sanitizer stations. The goal is: one sign that's non-language specific, that will be posted (by DPW) on every bank on the Playa.
RobbiDobbs



How's this?

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Postby Minxy » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:16 pm

OH that is so awesome, OED!!! :D :D
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Re: All About Participating in the Pottie Project

Postby robbidobbs » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:32 pm

Joyous Summer Day Poopers!

Pottie Central is fully operational and burning brain cells as we speak. I have completed the scarves and painted 15 t-shirts. Next exciting adventure is making more playa-pants, a new apron for me and 2 more half-aprons for volunteers. I did clothing inventory, and ttytt, some just need to be burned.

The spray-painting worked out famously. The shit-brown can o' spray paint from last year was full but hosed. Consequently, the spray dribbled. It actually looks very cool. I am going to get about 10 more shirts, because it turns out that most of the ladies shirts I got from friendly neighborhood thrift store was cotton blend. Woops. They all got STOP THE HORROR on them. If anyone is so acclimated out there to handle blend fabric, its DPW women. Booyah!

The goal, kids, is to get the message out there. Marketing must be omnipresent to work.
IF YOU OWN A POTTIE-PROJECT SHIRT, WEAR IT A LOT.

I also printed up the Pottie-friend's laminates and Ass-tray stickers. Nice schwag. Pinemom, if your reading this, don't you still have about a dozen tins from last year? I'm bringing more! Gonzo just loves dem altoids.

So glorious prep kids! If you have anything to add, multiply or dispense on me, feel free to post it here.
Also, as a result of my limited web access, if you see any stoopid people going on about inappropriate behavior in MY porta-potties, give them what's for.

Enjoy your recompression,
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