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Running on Empty

I was a (very) little under pace this week, but it’s also the furthest I’ve ever run. Not bad for the first long run in over a month. Except that I forgot to tape my nipples again and righty actually bled a little.

I am a little worried, though, given that three weeks from today [...]

God Doesn’t Care About Your Penis

Lesbian and gay students kissing in front of protesters from Westboro Baptist Church at Oberlin College

Today I went out in the rain, carrying a sign that read “YOUR GOD IS A LITTLE GOD”, to counter-protest the Westboro “Baptist” Church, who apparently drove here from Kansas because a local high school is doing a play [...]

BM2K9 Photos

This is a thoroughly inadequate attempt to convey some of what Burning Man is like. You really have to experience it for yourself, but the best summary I know of is this: Burning Man is fucking intense.

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Pitstop in Hays, KS

I think you’re supposed to play dead.

Not too clear, but you get the idea.

Me, um, driving, apparently

Steering technique? A Yuri joint.

Oops

Magnificent Desolation

The Salt Flats

Reception seems unlikely.

Timer FTW

Pyramid Lake

Yuri, getting excited

Almost there!

Waiting for entry

Finally on the playa

Most of the things you see will be juxtaposed against incredible natural beauty.

Sizzle and her flamethrower

11:11 art car

The Retro Rocket

The utter lack of safety equipment is just awesome.

Ranger Post Berlin

The path to the Man

Fallopian Moth

Breakfast

Wonderful nutrition overall

Art car hijinks

Giant robot spider!

Properly licensed, of course

So much penis

Neat idea

Center Camp

Not really all that naked, by BM standards

DFT enthusiasm

Darwin Fish Tank (and Dave)

Barbie Death Village

What a sweet tattoo.

Temple at sunset

Temple at sunset

Art cars are EVERYWHERE.

The sun sets on the playa

Kite farm

I don’t actually know if this was burned, but I like to think so.

Most fun I’ve ever had with my pants on

Some art is pretty funny.

TMA-3

I did NOT make it out far enough to see if they included Pluto.

Putt-putt in the middle of nowhere

Really sweet bike

Sunset: time to head to Martini Village

Skinny Kitty

Yuri at the Skinny Kitty

Porta-potty prize patrol

The generator WAS running.

Public transit

Two men go into Thunderdome. One man comes out. Then a little later the second comes out.

Terminal City

Nothing like a dust storm to put you in the mood to hula.

Not even as safe as it looks

So dusty

Dan and Dave

Fire spinners

The only thing there’s more of than spinning, is fire.

I miss those crazy bastards.

Thank you, PETA.

Thank you for providing a forum in which I can read things like:

Please honor all living creatures because all life is sacred and we’re all connected to the to one life force which is conscious spiritual energy. Love is the way, kindness, respect, and always, zero cruelty.

And thank you for providing so much [...]

Black Rock Bitter

This is actually my first bitter and was kind of a lark; I had no idea so many people would be bringing kegs to Burning Man. At any rate, it seems to have been a hit. It’s pretty great how the simplest recipes generally turn out the best.

Black Rock Bitter recipe

UI Theater: iTunes 9 Edition

Until recently, I had only used the word "revolting" in jest.

In case you couldn’t tell, I love grayscale. I love grayscale so much I want to have sex in grayscale, like in that A Ha video. I have the little window widgets in OS X set to grayscale. I hacked OS X so that [...]

I <3 Mashups

You guys! This mashup CD I got at Burning Man is most triumphant!

(I assume since they were being handed out it’s OK to post it here. If not, someone please let me know nicely.)

Bootie BRC 2009