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Futuristic Sunset Salutations

20.08.2015 (6:54 pm) – Filed under: camp

Come do some flow from the year 2048. Beats provided by ShaantiBot and DJ Also Starring ->Tuesday and Thursday at sunset.

=TRUCK LOADING “PARTY” AUGUST 23rd=

30.07.2015 (2:10 pm) – Filed under: camp

Once again Cosmo is letting us use his home for a staging area for our stuff!

In order to respect his space and his generosity I would like for anyone who plans to put things on the truck to please heed this:

1) Please leave things for the truck at Cosmo’s house in the middle yard on the concrete (past the gate). We can’t stage things on the driveway until we are actually loading the truck.
2) You can bring things to Cosmo’s house starting now, but please keep his walkway from the gate to his front door clear.
3) Use sturdy boxes and label them with your name. A stripe of white duct tape is useful for marking stuff but make sure the label isn’t peeling off before it even gets on the truck! No styrofoam, and try to have nothing loose. You can get awesome heavy-duty storage containers at various big box stores.
4) We are going to rendezvous at Cosmo’s at =3PM= and then caravan the empty truck to our storage unit on the East side of El Segundo to load in the large camp gear. Whoever wants to join us can come along: the more people that help, the faster it goes!
5) Then we’ll return to Cosmo’s and load up the rest of the truck from about 5PM to 8PM with everyone’s camping stuff.
6) Bike’s are packed last*. They form a nice tangled briar on top of everyone’s stuff. If you have a lock for your bike please leave the keys or combos with us so we can move your bike easily.
Pro Tip: Label your bike with your name and your camp address (4:15 and B) so that if you leave your bike anywhere it can make its way back to you!
7) (*then we slot in the water and final bits along the doors and rear gate)
8) Then we will recreate The Last Supper at Veggie Grill.

The truck drives away on Monday morning, so Sunday August 23rd is your last* chance to get stuff on the truck.

*Unless we get carjacked by Traycee again!

We will arrive on the playa Wednesday evening before the burn. Everyone’s stuff will be gathered together under a tarp, ready for pick-up.

We leave the playa on Tuesday, to arrive back at Cosmo’s house on Wednesday, September 9th, for an appoximately 6PM LOAD OUT.

Please try to help with the loading and unloading, and make sure to pick up your things from Cosmo’s house by the following weekend… before the cobra eggs hatch. Baby cobras may seem cute, but /watch out!/

The truck is made possible with generous donations from camp. There is no cost for putting things on it, but it adds up to more than $3000 so if you would like to send along some cash with your stuff then please feel “free”! Your money goes toward the rental and the gas, the storage of the Sensatron, gasoline and cooking gas, camp storage, shade, improvements and purchases. If you would like to put cash in the bucket or send a PayPal gift to gigapede@yahoo.com then it will help us coordinate the possible purchase (or rental) of more scaffolding and other improvements and amentities for the camp!

Thank you!

Cosmo’s House:
512 Sheldon St, El Segundo, CA 90245

Storage Unit:
There’s no official “address” that I know of, but if you aren’t following us then navigate to the corner of Douglas St. & Alaska, in El Segundo. There’s a stop sign there, and the entrance is about 30 feet SW from there, drive deep into a parking lot past the buildings all the way across the train tracks and under the overhead metro train to the chain link fence gate where the RVs are. Our storage container is through the gate to the left.
Hopefully we’ll caravan so you’ll know where to go, but if we get separated and you can’t find us, just text my iPhone: 310 486 1686
There’s a security code on the gate, so we’ll buzz you in. Normally I would just let “you” know, but I want to respect the privacy of all the other kooks that keep their stuff there.

///Free Electroshock Therapy!///

29.07.2015 (7:13 pm) – Filed under: camp

Because this is a REAL CATTLE PROD there are some important training points in these electric healing arts:

1) VOLUNTEER PATIENTS ONLY

Don’t talk people into it, do not chase people down.  We don’t want people leaving our camp wondering why they visited.  Make it available and let people decide on their own.  Soft sell.  People are more intrigued by the offer than by the threat.

2) THERAPY

Take a moment to consider that this is something that your patient is putting weight into.  This is not about shocking people, it’s about giving people an opportunity to be shocked.  If they have a hang up, this could be useful, as funny and silly as it is.  Let people assign this the meaning that they want to.

3) COMPASSION

If you’re a sadistic fuck then that’s fine, but please hand the cattle prod over to someone else and take delight vicariously.  We don’t want people walking away from this experience feeling like they’ve been tricked into being hurt.  If that’s what it’s about for you, please get your own cattle prod and do it away from camp.

4) SAFETY

No shocks to the genitals, or near the heart or head.  Yes, it is a real cattle prod, but they use these on cows all the time and they’re fine.  We’ve done hundreds of patients at this point and people are usually surprised that it’s real, but it’s harmless.  Spritz their butts with a little water to make a nice contact.  Make sure they have even footing on the ground, bending over is good in case they fall.  Have the patient expose a butt cheek.

The ritual of the procedure is a part of the experience.  If you have improvements then by all means go for it, but remember the safety aspect and that this is an interactive performance.

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5) LICENSED PRACTITIONERS ONLY

If you would like to administer shocks, you must first experience it, and every year you must be re-licensed.  That’s the rule, so…

“Yes, this is a real cattle prod, and it really does hurt.  If you’re high on anything it might sober you up a little, so keep that in mind.  It may leave a mark but that will go away really quickly.  You will feel like all the muscles in your ass all tightening up at the same time and then you will have an immediate sense of relief.  I’ll be here to give you a hug and it will feel great.  So, is there anything that’s been bothering you, maybe something you would like to let go of, a thought, some drama, a worry…? You don’t have to tell me what it is, but hold it in your mind.  Now bend over, and pull down your pants to expose a butt cheek… I’m going to spray a little water on you… There… Now, would you like for me to count or do you want to be surprised?  Okay, a count… I’m going to shock you on the count of 3, okay?  On 3… 1, 2, TZZZZZT!”

 

>Free< Electroshock Therapy! (2005) from Jason Siadek on Vimeo.

Way back in 2004, Albert “Dangerous” Dan Hamilton met a mendicant therapist traveling in the desert carrying a cattle prod. He told Dan that if he was willing, he would shock him, and it would hurt, and then he would get a great big hug and feel a whole lot better. Dan bent over and >ZAP!<

This prophet of electricity was absolutely correct.

The next year Dan returned with a church… and it was good.

And in the spirit of “if you build it, He will come”, that man returned.

~~~~the~river~~~~

29.07.2015 (6:13 pm) – Filed under: camp

In order to keep an open flow through our camp, we create a virtual “river” that’s wide enough to walk a bike through.  It’s defined by where we place our tents and our shade structures and our camping vehicles.  The idea is to have it grow organically and twist throughout our camp, with people fitting in wherever they like along its banks.  Try to slot into riverfront property as snugly as you can so that we can fit everyone and still have room to walk through comfortably.

 

oo_The Truck_oo

29.07.2015 (12:01 pm) – Filed under: camp
       ________________
   -> |.bikes & shit...|
  ->  |.....shade......|\__
    ->|.water...tents......| ---> )'(
 ->  [__(O)______(O)_______]  
 _________________________ 

Who’s planning on putting stuff on the truck? <- and please do! It’s for our camp to use!

Transport their tents, water, shade structures, hexyurts, bikes, food, NOT DRUGS, costumes, etc. in our rental 20’ diesel truck! If you have any oversized items, or want to maximize carpoolability, let me know!

The rental cost for one truck comes to $2300, gas will be roughly $800, cleaning fee another $150, and we pay for that with voluntary anonymous donations. Donate what you like, but figure maybe $50 to send a bike or something, $100 for “some crap”, $200 for lots of shit, $400 for “holy fuck!”, etc. If you don’t have money to donate, the truck is still available: it’s going anyway and it’s all for us!

We will also need help loading, unloading, re-loading, and re-unloading! Load days are a great time to reconnect with the family and help make our camp rad! (Sunday, August 23rd)

~Gray Water~

29.07.2015 (11:59 am) – Filed under: camp

Everyone is responsible for bringing their gross gray water off the playa…

We recommend you bring a gallon jug and a funnel to collect your gray water and pour it out at home.  (Per BMOrg: Do not pour it in the Port-a-Potties!)

Use water only enough to clean your pots and pans and collect it in your own jugs. Do not pour bacon grease on the playa. Do not spit your toothpaste on the playa. Be mindful of your water usage. I would recommend licking enough from your plates that you only need enough water to wipe away the slimy residue of your soap. 

For those of you that are carpooling and cannot take your gray water home, please coordinate with me and we’ll get your jugs on the truck (no problem!).
Let’s keep the drained shower water soapy and pure and not stinky and ew.

Bender’s Pro Tip: Spit your toothpaste and your dish water into your trash.  It will dry pretty quickly and get absorbed into whatever paper you have in there.

/|\SHOWER/|\

29.07.2015 (12:17 am) – Filed under: camp

The Opposable Brain Squad is once again rising to the occassion with a shower at camp this year!

The shower is not a camp amenity, it’s a gift to all of us from Rodin and Zach (and any others who would like to contribute some effort and time).

In order for it to work with our large group there are some ground rules that will help it flOw:

1) WATER
Bring Your Own Shower Water! Refill the water supply to full every time you use it. If we keep it full then it will be warmer for the next person =and= we are replenishing exactly what we used. If it wasn’t full when you got there, try to be a little generous and refill it more than you used. This overage should bridge the gap for the people that are accidentally negligent.

2) TIDY UP
Please leave the shower area clean. We like to use a shower bucket that contains all our soaps and towels and such so that we can leave the shower how we found it: sparkling clean. NOTE: No gray water in the shower! Only soapy water that has been rinsed off your body. We want to use this shower forever!

Ask Zach on the playa how to +plus+ your shower if you would like to have warm water.

Electric Dunkaroos

29.07.2014 (7:27 pm) – Filed under: camp

Similar to, but totally unlike Free Electro Shock Therapy:

0) Bend over for-

1) Cattleprod to the ass, followed immediately by,

2) Head dunk in ice water for 10 seconds, followed immediately by,

3) Slap to the face, followed immediately by-

4) Shotgun a beer!

This is usually performed on Sunday when we’re trying to get rid of our unused Silver Bullets, etc.