[Noisebridge-discuss] What has become of the bedbug issue?

Shannon Lee shannon at scatter.com
Sat Jul 9 11:51:18 PDT 2011


I think that we should appoint Danny to the position of Bedbug Shaman, and
that he should conduct weekly rituals in which we dance around the
space, sprinkling diatomaceous earth on all the textiles while loudly
chanting "Somehow I doubt that pests are impressed by plans and discussion."


Obviously the sniffing dogs should play a prominent role.

We can call this the Ritual Purging of the Eisenbugs; we'll have a section
of the ceremony where everyone can publicly air their unfalsifiable -- or
difficult to reproduce -- fears, concerns and problems; the Bedbug Shaman
can carefully listen to each concern, and then either declare the concern
Unfalsifiable, and thus Banished into the Outer Darkness, or can prescribe
an Experiment by which the fear, concern, or problem can be confirmed or
falsified; the person bringing the Concern to the Bedbug Shaman is then
required to perform the experiment, bearing the cost in time and treasure
him or herself, and to publish the result, before he or she is permitted to
publicly bring up the Concern again.

When the Eisenbugs have been Purged, we can partake in a ritual drinking of
Kombucha and sing the Eisenbug Song.

All hail Danny, His Holiness the Bedbug Shaman!

--S
On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 4:57 PM, Aya Shirai <ashirai at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sounds like everything is clear, but in the event we need it, I have
> access to a large bag of diatomaceous earth.
>
> On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 10:58 AM, Rameen <emprameen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hooray!
> >
> > On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 10:45 AM, Danny O'Brien <danny at spesh.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 10:41 AM, Jay Reynolds Freeman
> >> <jay_reynolds_freeman at mac.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> The only on the mailing list were a "mostly clear but maybe
> >>> in this couch" by a sniffer dog in late May, and that there were
> >>> some bedbug traps set out.  There was a plan to retest in late
> >>> June, which was what prompted my original mailing -- has that
> >>> happened?; I was also wondering whether anyone had checked the
> >>> traps, and how often ...
> >>
> >> The bedbug traps haven't caught anything -- the first ones were
> actually,
> >> by accident, right next to the couch in question, and didn't catch
> anything.
> >>
> >>>
> >>> Somehow I doubt that pests are impressed by plans and discussion;
> >>>
> >>> I was asking what had happened.
> >>>
> >>> --  Jay Reynolds Freeman
> >>> ---------------------
> >>> Jay_Reynolds_Freeman at mac.com
> >>> http://web.mac.com/jay_reynolds_freeman (personal web site)
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Jul 8, 2011, at 10:30 AM, Christina Olson wrote:
> >>>
> >>> It has been confirmed that there are none at the space in reality and
> we
> >>> discussed ways to make sure bedbugs don't end up in the space, such as
> not
> >>> bringing random couches in and not leaving your backpack sitting on the
> >>> furniture.  Sometime in the future we could have a class to make custom
> >>> furniture to replace the current janky adopted couches and chairs, but
> >>> that's nebulous and distant at the moment.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> NOW CAN WE ALL STOP TALKING ABOUT BEDBUGS KTHX
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 10:16 AM, Jay Reynolds Freeman
> >>> <jay_reynolds_freeman at mac.com> wrote:
> >>> Speaking of things that seem to have fallen off the mailing lists,
> >>> what has become of the issue of the possibility of bedbugs at
> >>> Noisebridge?
> >>>
> >>> --  Jay Reynolds Freeman
> >>> ---------------------
> >>> Jay_Reynolds_Freeman at mac.com
> >>> http://web.mac.com/jay_reynolds_freeman (personal web site)
> >>>
> >>>
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