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JRS VOLUME #7; ISSUE #25

JRS/7.25/04.24.03

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121 days, and another broadcast from Where the Action Is: how many ways can a Jack Rabbit say "excitement"? When there's never a dull moment, one fears growing dull at describing how things are always downright busy-in-the-best-possible-way. You'll see below that there are plenty of ways to get involved, as usual, and much fun stuff in progress.

This issue, not only can you read about what really happened when Burning Man met (retired members of) the Air Force, but we've got a fun trivia-gathering mission for all burners! We've sent this very call for help out to the staff list, but so far only a handful of people have replied (they must all be busy gearing up operations for the playa.) We really need *your* help gathering fun facts about the event. In other words, we need a trivia infusion, and like my buddy Junior might say, "We aims to get us one!"

Ado? None further. Commence perusal!

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BLACK ROCK CITY NEWS:
- SFWEEKLY ON "BURNING MAN MEETS THE AIR FORCE"
- GATECRASHER'S LAMENT: GATE POLICY 2003
- I'LL TAKE PLAYA FOR $200
- URL CORRECTION: ART QUESTIONNAIRE

PARTICIPATE:
- SWIVEL YER NAVEL
- DIY DOCUMENTARIES: DID THEY EVER DEVELOP?
- GET YOUR PHD IN EL

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
- FLAMING C*NT CABARET

ON AND OFF THIS CRAZY LIST

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SFWEEKLY ON "BURNING MAN MEETS THE AIR FORCE"

We heard from a few readers wondering what the heck was going on when Coyote Nose mentioned that Burning Man did a little presentation for an Air Force association a few weeks back. This little tidbit by Joyce Slaton in the SF Weekly should clear up any confusion:

sfweekly.com...dogbites.html/1/index.html

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GATECRASHER'S LAMENT: GATE POLICY 2003

Did you know that the Gate staff caught over 300 attempted sneak-ins at the Gate, and over 150 people trying to hop or crash the fence last year? (Yeah. Uncool.) We need to put a few more deterrents in place to reduce these numbers, so consider this a forewarning for 2003!

The Gate is responsible for ensuring that all participants entering Black Rock City are supporting the community. Due to what history has shown, the staff must search all vehicles entering the Burning Man event. This is nothing new, and as always, we apologize in advance for any inconvenience it may cause to perfectly honest citizens such as yourselves.

In 2003, if stowaway is found in your vehicle, the entire vehicle will have to wait at the gate until everyone - including the stowaway -- has a ticket. If they don't come up with one, your entire vehicle gets a vacation at the gate instead of getting out on the playa.

Vehicles approaching the perimeter fence will be escorted to the Gate. Those found attempting to avoid authorized entry to the event are subject to a monetary fine, in addition to paying for a full price ticket. Vehicles attempting to breech the perimeter may be cited for trespassing by law enforcement agencies.

Please don't become a statistic!

Spread the word on behalf of the Gate Staff!

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I'LL TAKE PLAYA FOR $200

Greetings Burners!

We are on an important and urgent mission to gather dates, quotes, tips, and other historical Burning Man and related trivia, and we need your help, and we need it now! Please help us by sharing important Burning Man dates and other influential goodies and fun facts from the deep corners of your playafied brains and dusty archives! The trivia you provide is going to be used on several projects, such as a Burning Man calendar, to build a repository of Burning Factoids (like altoids, but they taste like playa) that will be dynamically published on the burningman.com website... and, we will probably find one or two other uses down the road too. See below for examples as well as how to get them to us.

Please help us by sharing information like...
Historical Burning Man dates:
*first burn, Baker beach
*Burning Man Day proclaimed by SF mayor
*early art show at Fort Mason

Historical dates of things relating to Burning Man in some direct or indirect way such as:
*Buckminster Fuller unveils geodesic dome
*first art car event
*Bill of Rights signed
*Dr. Seuss born
*Ant Farm's Cadillac Ranch installed
*date PVC patented
*Aldous Huxley born
*date Bruno's opened
*Dante's Inferno published in English

Historical dates relating to Black Rock Desert such as:
*first crossing
*land speed records
*BLM formed

Historical dates in Western history such as:
*city of Reno established
*mining history
*gambling formally legalized

Dates of festivals around the world such as:
*BM regional events
*significant fire and alternative culture gatherings

Certain dates to be aware of in preparation of event such as:
*when to buy airplane tickets
*start freezing your water
*make rental car reservations

Quotes that capture the Burning Man spirit such as:
*any words ever uttered by Danger Ranger
*that Larry fellow has had a few good ones too
*snippets from BM videos, books, newspapers

We'd also love to get a list of things that might have influenced you in your thoughts and actions concerning your interest and participation in the event. Things like: favorite authors, artists, inventors, musicians, philosophers, historical people and events, and any other inspirations or quirky stuff. The quirkier, the better. : ) Come on, we know you love to express yourselves!

We will have some volunteers perusing the website on a trivia treasure hunt so please do not limit your submissions to information on burningman.com, but feel free to include anything you find there too!

We have created a form on the website you can use to submit your trivia. If possible, please provide source information such as URLs, books, videos, etc., because we are going to have to check these facts before we can use 'em (darn details :-) To donate your trivia and burning factoids, please go to:
burningman.com...BM_Trivia2 and use our simple survey form to enter your data.

If you already have a huge list, document, or webpage chock full of information and would prefer to email that information, send it to:
trivia

Much love and thanks from Bex, CameraGirl, Danger Ranger, Maid Marian, Nurse, and the Burning Man Web Team!

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URL CORRECTION: ART QUESTIONNAIRE

Last week a cut-and-paste gremlin inserted a space into the URL for the Art Questionnaire. What we meant to say was:

burningman.com...new_guidelines.html

Dang gremlins.

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SWIVEL YER NAVEL

Calling all belly dancers, drummers, and musicians:

Out of the dust of last year's cafe invasion the burning bellies were born.

Did you enjoy the magic of taking over the cafe and dancing up a storm? Are you a dancer or musician new to the playa and looking for a way to participate?

The burning bellies are cooking up a whole new plan for this year, so hold on to your goggles, because if you thought last year was good, you ain't seen nothing yet!

For more info send an email to burningbellies-subscribe.

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DIY DOCUMENTARIES: DID THEY EVER DEVELOP?

"Last year, several disposable cameras were part of an art experiment. Each person who had a photo taken with the camera was then supposed to take that camera and take a photo of someone else. Each person then passed along the camera to the person they took a photo of and explained the process. When the camera ran out of film, it was going to be passed to the originator of the concept.

Does anyone know if this succeeded and if so where the photos have been posted/exhibited?

Thanks,
Rob (The Accordion Man)
RobArtS"

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GET YOUR PHD IN EL

Electro-Luminescent Wire Class - meeting soon! Saturday May 3rd at 12:00 PM at The Crucible. Contact for class info and registration at (510) 444-0919.

BASIC ELECTRO-LUMINESCENT WIRE ASSEMBLY: WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION We are LIGHT'NWIRE PRODUCTIONS, an art/tech resource center that offers a one-day workshop that will introduce the technology and the craft of soldering and working with electro-luminescent wire, a wire that glows in different colors when charged by electricity. Students will learn basic soldering techniques with the Lightwire and various ways to assemble and attach wire to fabric, wood, and plastic. Students will also learn about drivers and for advanced technique; sequencers for animation.

COST OF CLASS: $155.00 / 4 Hour workshop + workshop kit + free after class consulting on home projects

MATERIALS
We provide a student kit with a basic driver plus eight feet of L-wire & connectors. Students will assemble several Lightwire components as class projects. (Instructors: Dr. GloWire and Louie Lights)

NOTE: LIGHT'NWIRE PRODUCTIONS also sells and consults in the design and use of electro-luminescent wire.
FREE CONSULTING / Louie Light / (415) 664-0694 or lightnwire.com

AG Note: The Crucible was started by burners and is an incredible place to learn new artistic skills. Check them out at thecrucible.org.

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FLAMING C*NT CABARET
SAN FRANCISCO
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
9 PM - 3 AM

Benefiting The Flaming C*nts, an all-woman Burning Man camp Saturday, April 26, 9pm-3am
Location: Firehouse 43 (come slide down the old fire pole!)
724 Brazil Street, San Francisco

Performances by:
* Gooferman! (3-ring, chop-hop, avant-funk)
* The Evolution Control Committee (plunderphonic, samples & science)
* Petrol - Rare acoustic performance (sweaty, pheromonal, rock)
* Mark Growden & The Electric Pinata (eclectic, musical carnival)

Throughout the evening:
* Spinning: Gooferman!
DJ Pantshead
* Visuals by: Recursion Videolab
* Magic by: Eric Masters
* Light Tunnel by Magic Glasses
* Love Accessories Crafting Table

Directions: South on Mission Street, left on Brazil Street (right is Norton Street), which is 1 block past Excelsior Street, 7 blocks up to Brazil & Vienna. Street parking near John McLaren Park (4 blocks up from Firehouse 43). Muni lines: 14 Mission & 52 Excelsior (from Glen Park BART).

Tickets: $10 at the door
For info, call 415.810.9794

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{Soundtrack to the JRS: A Tribe Called Quest, "Midnight Marauders". Frog says she thinks this was already a JRS soundtrack, but some stuff just warrants multiple mentions!}

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