Christina: Queen of BRC

Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby NessaZee » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:40 pm

Never met any of that crew...can't say what they were like. Tried to flag them down a couple times to chat but just got a head shake, smile and wave. Not once did i ever see it slow down AND there always seemed to be the same people on it. if one wants to give to the community, perhaps consider more than just drive-by waves.
I thought the MV was cool and wanted to meet and talk to the creator(s). But it seemed like too much of an effort to give whomever kudos.

And now you're on here asking for accolades. :roll:



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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby Nipple » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:58 pm

Hey PaulTahoe,

I noticed you guys bailed on bringing Christina in to your 8: and Bish parking spot and instead seemed to stop her outside of Playaskool.

What happened?

(We were Playaskool's neighbor's at 8:10 and A. Watched the boat run aground once into Playaskool's shower structure. Yikes!)
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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby jkisha » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:07 pm

I hate voices of reason.


(this has nothing to do with the proximity of any particular post in this thread.)
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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby Eric » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:57 pm

PaulTahoe wrote:I would like to pause the debate for one second and focus on the reason I created this thread --- Christina. There are other forums on these message boards where you can debate the meaning of Burning Man or dissect people's motives.


It looks like most of the posts here are dealing with Christina (and the original post, which counts), they just may not be saying what you wish they were.

It's a public forum, you can't expect just getting yes-men on here anymore than you can on the real playa; people on eplaya are free to express their feeling towards your post. You are also free to post in other threads whether or not you agree with the OP.

Burning Man and the eplaya are lovely like that, with the whole "diversity of opinions" thing.
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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby lemur » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:54 am

Eric wrote:"diversity of opinions"


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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby Zhust » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:59 am

PaulTahoe wrote:Please take a moment and and few [sic] this amazing piece on Christina - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3CMfmpyBX0


I guess we differ on what constitutes "amazing."

One late night in 2006 I was with a friend of mine and we wanted to find the camp that made grilled cheese sandwiches but we were on the other side of the Playa. This guy comes by in a German U-boat and we ask if we can get on. He says okay and says his name is Doug but his Playa name is Steve. We ask if he's up for grilled cheese sandwiches and he says that his friend was supposed to bring him food but he hasn't eaten. So we cruise over to the inner street where the grilled cheese camp is, but they've closed up. Some people are milling around and we said we brought a boat and they agree to turn on the griddles again just for us. We had a swell time with them. Afterward Steve takes us on a tour of things that go speedbump in the night. It's astounding how many passed-out people there are in open Playa.

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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby MOOP_Nazi » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:49 am

Amazing - building a replica of a Spanish Galleon on a mobile frame.

Interesting - modifying a yacht to fit on a mobile frame.

One seems very artistic and inspired while the other seems very reality TV...

Care to guess which is which?

This is just my opinion of course. As I saw no boas on board in the video, they are safe from any true wrath....
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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby junglesmacks » Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:41 am

MOOP_Nazi wrote:Amazing - building a replica of a Spanish Galleon on a mobile frame.

Interesting - modifying a yacht to fit on a mobile frame.

One seems very artistic and inspired while the other seems very reality TV...


+5.78


All behavior/personality judgements aside: While I respect anyone that builds.. hell.. ANYTHING out there.. I've seen many, many, MANY other art cars more impressive or creative than the Christina. I mean really all it has going for it is the semi-shock value of a giant boat. But.. that's all it is.. an old boat on a giant chassis with honestly some pretty cheesy and poorly drawn/painted blue "waves" on the side.

I've seen WAY more creative and impressive golf cart based art cars. I've seen 63428723894728375632 times more impressive school bus/other large chassis based art cars. This idea that this old POS boat on top of cement truck chassis is some be all, end all, "Queen" of anything? Uh.. uhm. Ok.

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I mean.. I may have thought it was cool before and I do still.. but wow. I'm personally a mix of shocked/disgusted/head shaking/wow at the amount of holier-than-thou-art car-ness going on. I knew it was bad before, but this takes the cake..
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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby jkisha » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:15 am

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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby AntiM » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:19 am

The Christina is cool in her way, quite an accomplishment, but Queen of the Playa? That's like MJ being the King of Pop, doesn't count as a self-bestowed title.

Would I like to ride on her? Um, just to have done it. Will I ever get the chance? Nope. I have a horrible fear of ladders, and I just ain't a pretty playa pony. That's okay.

The FB thing? Sure, whatever, not my cup of tea. But then, the fucking Trash Fence has a FB page and I Like that.

"Embodies the spirit of Burning Man"? Are you fucking kidding me? I got yer embodiment rit'cheer.

The discussion here? Nothing new, jump in, move along, have fun. Yay radical self-expression.
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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby junglesmacks » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:30 am

AntiM wrote:the fucking Trash Fence has a FB page and I Like that.


Now THAT'S a page I'll like!!
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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby MOOP_Nazi » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:46 am

I just "liked" the trash fence.. I did not, however, "Like" the boat...
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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby d6 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:20 am

nautically, i enjoyed the goldfish that was out by the pier....
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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby MOOP_Nazi » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:29 am

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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby Lassen Forge » Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:39 am

Now I want to build ballistic missile submarine for playa. OK, maybe just U boat, but forgot how cool it was, esp. with pier now being obstacle to run into and/or nuke. Need for space, perhaps should do kickstwarter for it. Arrghhh...
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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby unjonharley » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:48 pm

Bay Bridge Sue wrote:Now I want to build ballistic missile submarine for playa. OK, maybe just U boat, but forgot how cool it was, esp. with pier now being obstacle to run into and/or nuke. Need for space, perhaps should do kickstwarter for it. Arrghhh...


The B's Yellow Sub surface on the playa a few years back..

Bet if you goosed the Jellyfish just right , he would do a great playa sub..
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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:04 pm

AntiM wrote:Would I like to ride on her? Um, just to have done it. Will I ever get the chance? Nope. I have a horrible fear of ladders, and I just ain't a pretty playa pony.

You've got a better chance than I do.

AntiM wrote:The FB thing? Sure, whatever, not my cup of tea. But then, the fucking Trash Fence has a FB page and I Like that.

I don't "like" things, and I might "like" that!
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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:05 pm

And that goldfish art car was the bomb!
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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby MOOP_Nazi » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:42 pm

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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby mudpuppy000 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:39 pm

Bay Bridge Sue wrote:Now I want to build ballistic missile submarine for playa. OK, maybe just U boat, but forgot how cool it was, esp. with pier now being obstacle to run into and/or nuke. Need for space, perhaps should do kickstwarter for it. Arrghhh...


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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby AntiM » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:31 pm

I wanna watch the submarine races!
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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby ygmir » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:04 pm

AntiM wrote:I wanna watch the submarine races!


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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby Bounce530 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:50 am

unjonharley wrote:The B's Yellow Sub surface on the playa a few years back..

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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby unjonharley » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:07 am

Bounce530 wrote:
unjonharley wrote:The B's Yellow Sub surface on the playa a few years back..

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Great pic.. I was thinking of the one half surfacing out of the playa..
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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:45 am

On a side note, every single pic that has been posted is 156751221 times more creative and cooler than a POS old boat on top of a cement truck chassis..

..and to think that none of these cars even had "royalty" attached to their names. :roll:
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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby jkisha » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:21 am

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this one:
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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby Minxy » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:27 pm

junglesmacks wrote:
AntiM wrote:the fucking Trash Fence has a FB page and I Like that.


Now THAT'S a page I'll like!!


Me too! =D
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Re: Christina: Queen of BRC

Postby Minxy » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:29 pm

All hail the Monoco! =D
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