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

rachel lyra hospodar rachelyra at gmail.com
Sat Jul 9 12:17:45 PDT 2011


What if the concern I want the shaman to address is all the dirt that
someone keeps sprinkling in all the textiles?  Design *that* experiment!

mediumreality.com
On Jul 9, 2011 11:51 AM, "Shannon Lee" <shannon at scatter.com> wrote:
> 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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