September 13th, 2005

Oh baby, it's rant city. If you got thin skin, you might want to skip this one.

This is going to be a bit rude.

It’s going to be a bit mean.

It could even hurt your feelings, if it applies to you.

I’ve got to put it out there though, and I’m not going to apologize.

To all the goddamn rejects who brought the new style Schwinn Stingray’s to the playa, and to all those fools on the Orange County Chopper issued bicycles, and especially to that one fool I saw riding by on a Segway.

Fuck You. Suck a big rubbery one all the way home.

Now, for all the people who were riding around custom cruisers, chopped out, and refitted, and spray painted to look like Easy Rider meets mad max pedal power, YOU rule everything. You really went out and made something a bit rugged, a bit special, and just a bit of your heart and soul, and then showed it off to everyone you could.

And to the person with the fake Segway, the little two stroke stand up scooter thing with an extra wheel for balance, pure genius.

Remember kids, build it, don’t buy it.

And no, I’m not totally against consumerism. Burning Man, in reality, promotes a whole lot of consumption and buying, and I’m sure everyone in Reno loves us for it. We make the year, in reality, with our dollars flooding that town every August. I would just rather see a whole ton of actual art bikes instead of the mass produced things. It just takes a few hours of time, a couple cans of whatever color your desire spray paint, and less money then you think to turn a 15-20 dollar garage sale bike into that totally hawt chopper thing you just saw ride by.

And as for that Segway, sweet jesus, I don’t know what else to say. Next yer gonna talk about how yer bringing an Oculas out to the playa so you don’t have to hear the doof doof music all night.

art project questions

i know it's probably a little early for most of you for me to be talking about an '06 art project, but this thing has already been in the planning since probably february of this year, so it's not too early for me.

i have run up against an issue on which i thought perhaps members of this community might have insight for me...

the project involves interactivity, essentially participants will be crawling (3 ft high ceilings) along a length of manufactured cave, in serpentine fashion, for about 17,160 feet.

it was pointed out to me that, no matter how far out in deep playa i put this, it would behoove me to put in emergency escape hatches and that, in fact, i may not get approved for placement if i choose not to do so.

i'm of the old school, you're risking your life and limb on the playa school of thought... and i will be posting warnings, although that only works if people read them.

realistically, how often do emergency exits need to be designed in? if anyone has had any practical experience with this issue in any form, i'd love your input...

ERRATA: turns out the length of the pathways is only going to be 1969'. i suck at math. keep the imput coming, though, it's helpful.
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Mailing Error!

i need help tracking down a mailed package. it was sent to burning man using the same address for me that was on a letter i got, but it did not get to me. the package had a very special card in it and a few other things from some dear friends of mine. they say they mailed it on the right day, but it being a package might have slowed it down...

so, what happens to undelivered packages to black rock?

how do i track them down?

Will it be sent back to the return address (they put it on there)?

any help would be appreciated!


i am also trying to track down people from Burning Air. i will prolly make this a separate post on another day...
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