Archive for August 2006

Etsy.com

Etsy.com is a site to get buyers and sellers of hand-made merchandise together. It fills a gap that ebay doesn’t. Cool.

Nasal Haiku

Nasal Haiku is
Something for you. Sniff Snuffle
Sniff. Achoo. Bless you.

and limericks would be simply wonderful!

A man had a nose sublime,
His girlfriend found it so fine,
When he lost his tissues and she had no issues
To pick it all the time!

There once was a man with a nose
The length of a garden hose
He whipped it about,
When the ladies were out
And they kissed it where ever they chose.

– Carlotta wrote these for me!!

3,000 Gallons of Propane

The Serpent Mother is expected to use 3,000 gallons of propane on the playa.

500 gallons per night * 6 nights
We have:
1 250 gallon tank
2 80 gallon tanks
5 25 gallon tanks

(tanks only get filled to 90%)

Art Review

2006 Burning Man Art review from Moze … including…

Serpent Mother – by the Flaming Lotus Girls. The FLGs have proven that they have the biggest COJONES on the playa year after year and this year looks like thier most ambitious project yet. There is a serpent made of steel. There is an egg that opens and closes. There are pyrotechics. There are hot tough girls handling explosives and manning propane tank farms. In my humble opinion, this will be the best built, most impressive project on the playa this year.

Hey look, I’m famous!

SRL Show

I went to the SRL Show, “GHOSTLY SCENES of INFERNAL DESECRATION” last night. Photos will be forthcoming. I think I only took short video clips…. photos just didn’t do it justice at all. The deafening sounds (literally… my earplugs weren’t NEARLY enough), blasts of heat and soot and smoke…

It was weird, awsome, frightening… avante garde technological pornography

“Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.”

Survival Research Laboratories was conceived of and founded by Mark Pauline in November 1978. Since its inception SRL has operated as an organization of creative technicians dedicated to re-directing the techniques, tools, and tenets of industry, science, and the military away from their typical manifestations in practicality, product or warfare. Since 1979, SRL has staged over 45 mechanized presentations in the United States and Europe. Each performance consists of a unique set of ritualized interactions between machines, robots, and special effects devices, employed in developing themes of socio-political satire. Humans are present only as audience or operators.

Gulp

Chertoff said the plot resembled a foiled 1995 al-Qaida plan to destroy 11 airliners in a coordinated bomb attack using nitroglycerin smuggled on board in contact lens solution bottles.

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