Accuracy Third

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Aug 21, 2019

Ranger Tanuki is our guide into the world of the Black Rock Rangers, your friends in Khaki. Plus Ranger stories from Accuracy Third guests.

Aug 7, 2019

We're all friends with Soup Soup Soup Flavored Blankets. Buttercup from some other Buttercup's Camp Buttercup. Newbie crab-free zones. Noodles and the first actual radio. Rides for soup. The apps. #throatgoals We play games! We're all poly now. What about your titty wagon? Best flavored beacon. Under the face of Noodles. Prepare for your present. Rex is the asshole. How will our soup stay sopping? Random Trump nuzzlings. OUP. Come early, feed the art. The scary tent conceals the fucking. Contracting a glue baby. Timesharing plug & play camps. The A3rd MLM and you. We like the courts; the courts that go food. Clean the vegan out of your shits. In a book of crappy jokes. Do Not Climb lives. Playa names to be proud of. Also, the best sound cue. Plus, "douche canoe."

SFB's shitty Yelp reviews:

Jul 24, 2019

Flaming Lotus Fundraising Fire Flies. Hundreds of people. Fifteen pieces. Worldwide. Cell Space. Noise Bridge. The nerd community. The Box Shop, Sonny Barger, Hells Angles, and Hunter S. Thompson. Serpent legs and all. How did it go before the apps? Friendship Mfg. Co. The piece is your friends and family. Desiccated Flying Locust Girls. A step further than Burning Man. Nearly killing Caroline. Fourth of Juplaya, 2008. Getting out now. Beautiful creepy stories of friendship. Loud Party at Orgy Tent. What about wool? Baba Yaga does it right. Plus, just-in-case business cards for ASMR.

Photo credit: "Color Firefly" by Rhiannon Maple

Jul 9, 2019

What hasn’t Slim done? Amazing Larry’s Cube Club. The hangover kicks in. Ducks, ships, and fish. The emergence and infamy of La Contessa. The intolerable lightness of dumping and exploding. And then, the police show up. They should fix the problems. Lifting the cloud on cancer. Who knows all about Slim? What is Meow-Wolf? Does Slim need tickets? Claim them burners. Bring them home. Google the make-a-fish foundation. Burning Survivors. Accessibility inclusion-setting needs your help! Yoga at dawn or whiskey at midnight. Also, this is probably going to be the last year. Plus, see you in the Temple this year, Ben:

Jun 25, 2019

Banjo Dave settles for everything. We'll have 25'of styrofoam. 3/4 of NYC mass transit hubs are disparaged. Two particular dudes. Del Hamburger. Pica Dave.What is wrong with the Bay Area. We are done with "bitch." Embrace the suck. X = not real. There is no fave shade. When you wear pants, fill your pants. Math jokes. Stink in the patina. Rex is pedantic. JT = dope. Portland poops. Something about splinters. Also, veg knowledge and where things are supposed to rot.

Jun 13, 2019

Live at the Sacramento Podcast Festival with Swerve. How much can it be stabbed? 2,000 pieces of paper on the fire. Divorce is a warm gun. Leaving the church. Going to Burning Man. The bug-out trailer ticket issue. You're our new friend, Sappy. A set of wax wings. They brought the lasers down. D-day is always wearing clothes, fyi. Accustomed to comfort. Don't try to be cool. Rex hits some of the same notes. FOMO-based cult. Ex-cleric Camaraderie. Also, this is why you're an asshole. Plus, Beth thinks things made with 2x4s and screws are shabby.

May 28, 2019

The Bethest punum. A lot about playa names. Chewkkake has proof. Fresh food foibles. D-day slapped a kitten. Bike triangle: Fence adjacent. The Organization. Food errand. Art cars: too loud for Rex. The Train Crash train crash. Syracuse to Chicago. 143% OSHA thing. A sea of dry hot dogs and sweaty penises. Help Us Clean Out Our Bar Day. Bethest has some L and some A. @ the Sac Pod Fest. Also, Narcs Love Bustin'. Plus, stop by the Black Hole! It's not not for you!

May 15, 2019

{[This is a taste of the (sort of) content we release for our Patrons. Patrons received this content right after we got home from playa. If you would like to Patreon Accuracy Third, you can Patreon us at Patreon.] THANK YOU, PATRONS!} Hotwire did a little edit of Bethest, Rex, and D-day sitting on a scaffold on playa, watching the sun come up. It is a series of beautiful moments with three good friends.

May 1, 2019

O-Ring Von Brownflower took his Pops to Burning Man. Steamed bat & cobra are not like chicken. Things about everyone’s names. Once and done. Water + bikes = wet. Pops is the rubber ducky. Hangin’ with hooks-in. Little Sisters of the Lotus of Perpetual Indulgence. Just the right amount of meth. Keeper saves the day! Have all the horns, give none of the toots. The grenades are great in Truckee. Also, D-day doesn’t know enough about post offices.

Apr 17, 2019

East Coast Burns abound. Leading theme camps. Wickerman humble Brag. Scrambles is scramblin'. Dance Fight Dance Party. Historical fencing. Talking economies. Pivoting toward ritual screaming. The comeback tour. Scram fam. Mutant, right? Tripticon. Or Trypticon. Or Triptikahn. Lucky cancer stuff. He fucked her formula. Burning Wish. Let down some guards. Also, D-day goes far afield, and Bethest confronts religiosity.

Photo credit: Snazzypants

Apr 1, 2019

What the fuck is going on with the Bureau of Land Management Environmental Impact Statement? Chickenfeet understands the playa needs to change. What does 100,000 mean to you? How big is not big enough? Ibiza has nothing on this, this week. Barriers, balustrades, and baba ganoush. Finding Burning Man through spite and sedition. Now that we have EIS, what are we going to do ... with it?

Mar 28, 2019

Teams for everything. A great taker of things. The most internally referential Accuracy Third story yet. About Soak... Pope never heard a podcast. Aerosolizable. Our booze, your bar. Spiraling Man. The popemobile. Deep playa meth lab. Worst time on playa. The inside of Pope's sinuses. In our middle tone. Also, we are mumble rappers, right?

Mar 20, 2019

Burner Narc is your one stop shop to look like a burner, narc.

Mar 13, 2019

We changed the temperature. The EDM. A petition for Grover Norquist to come on this show. Leanne and the Rockstar librarian. Laptop kaleidoscope. Black Rock City Hall of Justice. Dante's inferno v. Dante's Retirement Center. You are a citizen of this city. Black Rock City Hotel & Casino. Drinko. Dome disasters. Stealing the election. The pre gate radio show. The music guide becomes an app for the geeks out there. Tech or no tech? When the schedule comes out. Small camps. Also: Hi Leanne.

Feb 27, 2019

Talking to Hot Fuzz about Hot Fuzz. Divorce gifts. JWs react to talking about JWs. Being pretty ginger. Edgar Wright? Right on. Guardians of all sorts. Friends talking to friends all friendly, basically, and a lot of fun was had by all. Also, Rex throws D-day under the bus.

Feb 13, 2019

Benny is Barbershop Roulette. Patent sequencer. Roller disco as well. The Amazing Race finale. Hmer is horrific. There's no Pantone for glow. Eye contact with the fire. The love potion slosh. Offense and tackle. The Reno to Sacramento disappointment. Presumptive Light and Magic. We've played in lube. A3 @ checkout. Also, the mayor of Burning Man. Plus, butthole Bezos.

Jan 30, 2019

Meet Tiny Dancer and Boyfriend, friend to you and me. Cafe. Rangers. So much about Gate. Tiny Dancer could conceivably volunteer for every department every year. Boyfriend couldn't keep working for Gate. Real Playa Talk with Rex and D-day. Plus, we learn a lot about D-day this episode. Again.


Jan 16, 2019

He's actually DJ Recoil. Floating jam session. D-day was an art car scofflaw. The lessons learned from art cars. Having-friends camp. Burning Man is doing a super-green thing. The trouble with Stardust and DMVs. Rex has an electric bicycle and likes talking about electric bicycles. For a while, it's like Motor Trend, but with art cars. Also, Studio MK04.

Jan 2, 2019

Accuracy Third is back with new stories from the Burning Man Community. This season opener features fan-of-the-show Iouda, who reached out and offered to share his stories of Fire Conclave with us. If YOU want to be like IOUDA, maybe you can get in touch, tell us stories, and then spend New Year's Eve with us as well! Also, lots of welcome to season four nonsense from Rex, D-day, and the Bethest Beth of all.

#burningman #burner #burnerpodcast #podcast #brc #ttitd #blackrockcity #humor

Nov 22, 2018

The Accuracy Third postmortem from Burning Man 2018. End of the world bartending. Pawing at jaws for friendship. "Taco Castle" by Nonsense Man. Reintroducing Hotwire. Burning Australia. Introducing Andy-Bag. Hey, Fuckface. The Pommy in the bush. The Naked Pub Crawl experience. The BIA is awful and has always been the worst of us. D-day's darkest night in Black Rock City leaves him angry and sad. Doctor Bronners' camp should go fuck themselves, but we don't entirely agree on why. Explody anvil perimeter. A Shake Weight contest. The shish-car-bob VS the danger swings. Truth at Burning Man is hearsay. The art was so very art this year. Plus, Decibeth is the Bethest. Also, Rex has certain doodies.

Taco Castle:

Aug 15, 2018

What can a consent talk do? Do better at that. Consent is counter to western culture. Express yourself. Cultural Scripts. More thoughtful. There are Rangers and ESDs. Hurt feelings. STDs. Expectations. The Dick Squeeze. The mental health area. Talking photos. Rejection v. Enthusiastic Consent v. Acquiescing. Questions are everything.

Here's Beth's notes for consent talks:

Music by: Coywolf

Aug 15, 2018

Queen Dee talkin' 'bout feet! Buttercup tells us about personal and camp hygiene. Poni implored you to get a diva cup. Dandy & Pops discuss wet wipin'. Hand and foot ceviche. Crocs & socks (on playa.) Poni's teeth smell delicious. Rex keeps talking about his socks.
Hot Fuzz has a mindful time on playa. Never hear about hygiene again. Coconut oil scuba diving. Armpits, asshole, crotch, and teeth. Beth's feet are jocks. D-day recognizes his limitations. Also, it's Monistat, not Vagisil. #RealFierce #FierceLife #OlivePower #Curls4Days #burningman #burner #burnerpodcast #podcast #brc #ttitd #blackrockcity #humor #comedy #arts

Aug 8, 2018

Live from New York, it's the inside of LUCKY! Puss & boots. Every fear you have. The shit-pants faint. Meggo goes to Burning Man. Spanking jail & Skrillex. Rum & picklebacks. They call him Splat! Mad scientist dog bus. You're gonna get Sharpie-ed. There'll be an old guy there. Zendo is there to listen. Climb in the claw to get to the monkey. Also, fuck Queens, amirite? Plus, Stories done prepared.

Photo credit: John Curley

Jul 26, 2018

Buttercup's playa experience is all because of volunteerism. We're naturally against hall monitors. Accuracy Third's department. Where do I go to check-in about my shift? Burner Express again. The sound of crowd surfing. Bartholomew. Mic buddies. Do by Friday. Reconcilable differences. Roderick on the Line. You've gotta be self-aware when you're rocking the Ranger. Finding the negative poles. There's a bunch of people.

Jul 11, 2018

7-11 & Jeremy try to make a short film on playa. The most hideous crap. Rex & D-day don't do their homework. The "no" letter and other obstacles. Undercover Policia? Don't think of Cool Neon's toddler trikes. We can be scofflaws without being assholes. King Golden Cape. Who put that ladder up? A Burning Man Story: Preconceived Notions, 2015: Beyond Belief: Honeymoon at Burning Man, 2003. Eden, a Burning Man Fable. Zizek-ing Zizek:

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