The Bar, Volume #4

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:38 am

*wanders in, starts ECM*
Hi gang.
well, I'll be off in a couple hours headed to the Amtrakapalooza in Reno.
Thanks to Doc for putting it all together.
*strokes TV*

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Roark » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:43 am

Please give my regards (and hugs) to all my newest, bestest, friends!

I am SO jealous... :mrgreen:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:03 am

will do, Roark. Anyone in particular you'd want me to offer sex to? Being your surrogate and all. I'm just a helper, that way.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Roark » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:15 am

Well now... if you want a list... 8)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:26 am

*waves*
well, I'm off to the Amtrakapalooza, see ya'll on the gerlach webcam! unless, someone takes other pics and posts 'em, and watch for us on the news!!

wish me luck!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby delle » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:31 am

Enjoy for all of us who can't be there, Yigg.

And give that sister of mine (and Andy) a great big hug for me.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby magicmarty » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:56 am

WaaaaaH I want to be with you all, YG!!!! Give em all a bunch of hugs from me, YG! Have a blast, I know that you will!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:56 am

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby graidawg » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:06 am

you should of posted that sooner Simon, and made sure some camcorders got taken.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:02 am

ygmir wrote:will do, Roark. Anyone in particular you'd want me to offer sex to? Being your surrogate and all. I'm just a helper, that way.

Start with Doc
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:35 am

*standing by to take web cam screen shots Sunday afternoon* :D
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:39 pm

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby delle » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:13 pm

knowmad wrote:Image


Well now you've done it Knowmad. Ken just fell in love with this gif.......

now we have to figure out how to crop it down to be accepted as his avitar in his "other" group.

....can such things even be done??????

In the meantime, gotta say GOOD CATCH on this one. It's sure to make us all smile every single time we see it.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby graidawg » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:39 pm

what a hustler, c'mere so i can push a buck in those bunny ears :)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby edbrez » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:46 pm

Amtrakapalooza

Darn is there any local to us Graidawg?
The suspense is killing me :D
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby trilobyte » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:02 pm

Have a great time to all who are at the thing on the train. In the meantime I came back from a meeting today to find my street blocked by cops and utility workers. Apparently in the high winds a banner some plane was dragging broke loose and happened to land on the high voltage line on my street. Fuckers! Been out a good five hours so far, who knows when it'll come back. Fortunately the gf will be home shortly, then we'll abscond to the pub. Later tonight, Eddie Izzard in a tiny club (we caught the first show in his 2 week run, this will be his last.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:28 pm

All this talk of Amtrakpalooza and "Mini Bar" is the song on my ipod.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby trilobyte » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:38 pm

Having met him on a few occasions, I wouldn't disagree. But the world's a better place for it (and for all the work the people under him have done through the years).
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:52 pm

Ah, real life experience. Trumps me every time.
I was in my sideways (do fish swim sideways? apparently this one does...) way noting how annoying it is when the ipod randomly makes a less than flattering comment on your (that is my) moment.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby graidawg » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:35 am

edbrez wrote:Amtrakapalooza

Darn is there any local to us Graidawg?
The suspense is killing me :D


any amtraks? no i think they are just american, to me there is the burner pub on the 3rd thursday each month. Though i havent been there for about 2 years (i keep forgetting)

have you signed onto the regional burner list? i know other irish guys have posted on here in the past.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby edbrez » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:27 am

I have and there is nothing going on in Ireland.
Obviously better numbers in the Uk, thought there might be something over there.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby graidawg » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:58 am

edbrez wrote:I have and there is nothing going on in Ireland.
Obviously better numbers in the Uk, thought there might be something over there.


I'm prolly not the best person to ask on that, although i do talk to a few english burners i dont really participate in anything. One thing i did notice from going to the decompression in 2011 is that a lot of them seem far more interested in nowhere. i guess its kind of like going to BM 15 years ago or something, being as its still relatively small. Personally i get a spiritual vibe from what i have seen so its not high on my list of things to do. perhaps in 2014 when i have more money i will add it on top of Bm, rather than as its stands now instead of BM.

if i do find anything going on over here though i will post about it. in fact i am going to see if i can find anything with my limited internet skills
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:03 am

In the last 2 or 3 years I met people from Ireland who had completely dedicated themselves to the "principles" we love
just collect with them and start the move
Definitely I would come for your event
And Grai the UK attitude is fine but just saying those folks seemed to laugh more easily
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby trilobyte » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:47 am

Keep trying, or organize something yourself. As I understand it there's an annual regional event and a few weekend campouts a year in the irish burner community, plus some folks are likely connected to the local party scene in their respective cities. When we were in Dublin in 2009 we missed the annual thing by a few weeks.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby canexplain » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:28 am

Good afternoon gang. I think I will try and accomplish something today..................naw...............cr****
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:07 pm

*limps in*
That's the spirit! My cranky lower back is sore from repairing pot holes in the street yesterday, so I'll join you in doing nothing. Putting my feet up and watching the Gerlach web cam with half an eye, waiting for the Expedition to show up. :coffee:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Canoe » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:41 pm

delle wrote:...Ken just fell in love with this gif.......
now we have to figure out how to crop it down to be accepted as his avitar in his "other" group.
....can such things even be done??????

I can redo it, frame by frame, if no one has SW to do it easily. PM me the size (pixels x pixels) you want.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Rice » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:12 pm

Had an awesome evening last night. Went out and volunteered at a local talent show. The event was awesome.

I did, however, get humbled by a parking spot...

I turned off a back alley into my friends back parking spot. The back alley had about 8 inches of super packed snow. Very solid. The parking spot was as follows: A layer of ice (on top of gravel), then some loose snow, covered by a wind/cold packed layer of snow, which was covered by about 10 inches of snow.

It looked like I was going to be pulling onto snow that was 5 or 6 inches deeper than the lane I was on (which is never a problem). It turned out to be about 14+ inches of snow (almost up to my knees), with a 8 inch ledge that I would have to back on to. I had a good shovel, and had scooped most of the snow from under my vehicle. Unfortunately, it seemed to dig down - no matter what I tried. I guess that ice was "helping".

I worked for about 45 minutes by myself, some awesome guy stopped and tried to help for about 20 minutes. In total, I only managed to move about 4 feet in that time. It took the tow truck about 45 minutes to show up. And only about 10 minutes till I was on solid ground again.

I have a Ford Escape (with all wheel drive and ok - all season tires). Had I known about the packed snow ledge, I would not have even tried. (Physics rules are to be obeyed in winter conditions ;) ) I do believe in winter tires, but they have not been in my budget this winter.

If I had a 4 wheel drive vehicle, with winter tires, and the ability to lock the differential -- I might have been able to get out myself. The conditions were perfect for most vehicles to get stuck.

My initial plan (which always has worked) was to pull into her spot - backup & go forward to pack the snow - which would have easily allowed me to get outa there. FAIL :)

At least it was only 14F (-10C) and I was dressed for colder weather... So, I didn't freeze or anything.

I did get to meet a new employee of my favorite local towing company. I look upon the towing fee as a "stupid tax".

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby delle » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:45 pm

Canoe wrote:
delle wrote:...Ken just fell in love with this gif.......
now we have to figure out how to crop it down to be accepted as his avitar in his "other" group.
....can such things even be done??????

I can redo it, frame by frame, if no one has SW to do it easily. PM me the size (pixels x pixels) you want.



Oh my -- Thank you for this MOST generous offer, Canoe. Though it sounds to be an arduous job to do frame-by-frame.

Perhaps asking for your knowledge of how this would be done might be more appropriate... then I could take on the job myself (should, of course, the explaination be less timeconsuming than the actual procedure). My cluelessness reaches far enough to have to ask what SW is..... and what software might be necessary to getting it done at all. I AM willing to learn though!!!

:-)

In answer to the pixel question, his limitations are 150x150 or 40kb (whichever's smaller). Is this a possible tweek in your opinion?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby delle » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:01 pm

Painful to read your story Rice. Sounds like something I might have done tho I'm a bit better shod than you are this year, with a full 4x4 and really good tires. (The used Jeep and new tires being what I got instead of a trip to burningman last year.)

I was relieved to hear of your weather conditions. Wondering if you got the Extreme Cold that we have had for the last week (as low as -40 with windchill). Any time exposed in that is brutal.... Today's -15 seems almost balmy in comparison.

I was also a bit surprised to hear you're running 4-seasons. Knowing that your weather conditions can run nastier even than ours in the winter, I'm kind of surprised that your province hadn't yet experienced the legislation we did 2 years ago outlawing anything but REAL snowtires for the winter months.

I sold some -50% tread winter tires a month ago on Kijiji just before Christmas -- took less than an hour for both ads to be settled and pulled. Several people called after the sales -- desperate for truck tires at a reasonable rate. Damned things are Expensive!!!
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