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Postby C.f.M. » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:28 pm

People put mementos and such...and I need to add something. But I'm pretty sure my pan full of bacon grease won't fly.

I guess it has to be burnable, right?
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Postby mudpuppy000 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:33 pm

I don't know what the official rules are but it doesn't have to be completely burnable. There's a crapload of nails/metal in it already. Just for symbolism though, it'd be better for it to burn than wind up in a landfill someplace.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:55 pm

"Official rules". Thanks, I needed a laugh.
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Postby C.f.M. » Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:18 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:"Official rules". Thanks, I needed a laugh.


I know, I know...I just don't want to put something there that I fail to get back before it burns...and leave it for somebody else to throw away/haul out.
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Postby EmilyD » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:03 pm

C.f.M. wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:"Official rules". Thanks, I needed a laugh.


I know, I know...I just don't want to put something there that I fail to get back before it burns...and leave it for somebody else to throw away/haul out.


I'm sure you could burn photos of bacon but it won't smell as good. ;-)
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Re: Anybody know what's allowed at Temple?

Postby Foxfur » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:21 am

C.f.M. wrote:People put mementos and such...and I need to add something. But I'm pretty sure my pan full of bacon grease won't fly.

I guess it has to be burnable, right?

Bacon grease would be great! It would lend a delicious aroma to the conflagration! I'd think if it was poured into a paper container it would serve as nature's perfect accelerant.
Ooh, ooh! How about oil soluable pigment mixed in and makin bacon paintings to be taken by incineration? (There's a song in there somewhere...)
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Postby Bob » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:41 am

Pretty sure a boom box playing "It's A Small World (After All)" on a loop is not allowed.
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Postby Risky » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:39 am

CFM - I have wanted to fill a jar of bacon grease and then add a wick for a bacon candle. Damn you would think that would smell good.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:45 am

Is it the pan you want to keep or the bacon?
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Postby pizzamancer » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:12 am

C.f.M. wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:"Official rules". Thanks, I needed a laugh.


I know, I know...I just don't want to put something there that I fail to get back before it burns...and leave it for somebody else to throw away/haul out.


I don't know. If the pan doesn't just completely disintegrate in the heat, there has got to be someone out there who wants a burnt to shit disfigured pan from the temple burn.

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Postby TomServo » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:57 am

Bacon Grease? Did you lose a pet pig?
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Postby Elorrum » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:35 pm

A salesman is lost in a rural area and stops at a farm to get directions. As he is talking to the farmer he notices a pig with a wooden leg. "How did the pig get a wooden leg?", he asks the farmer.

"Well", says the farmer, "that is a very special pig. One night not too long ago we had a fire start in the barn.

"Well, sir, that pig set up a great squealing that woke everyone, and by the time we got there he had herded all the other animals out of the barn and saved everyone of them."

"And that was when he hurt his leg?" asked the salesman.

"Oh no" says the farmer. "He was fine after that. Though a while later I was in the woods out back and a bear attacked me. Well, sir, that pig was near by and he came running and set on that bear and chased him off. Saved me for sure."

"So the bear injured his leg then," says the salesman.

"Oh no. He came away without a scratch from that. Though a few days later my tractor turned over in a ditch and I was knocked unconscious. Well, that pig dove into the ditch and pulled me out before I drowned."

"So he hurt his leg then?" asks the salesman.

"Oh no," says the farmer.

"So how did he get the wooden leg?" the salesman asks.

"Well", the farmer tells him, "When you have a pig like that, you don't want to eat him all at once."
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Postby swampdog » Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:25 pm

But I'm pretty sure my pan full of bacon grease won't fly
There's a joke in here somewhere about when pigs have wings, but I'm just too tired to make it work.
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Postby Trishntek » Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:42 pm

I'm sure the grease would burn nicely! Would it not work to put the solidified grease in a box? Or is the pan just as special as the content?
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Postby Oldguy » Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:12 pm

Bring a sharpie to leave rememberences or prayers. There is usually an area designated for such writing. Remember to not put graffiti on any other artwork, unless you have permission first.
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Postby C.f.M. » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:27 am

Elorrum wrote:A salesman is lost in a rural area and stops at a farm to get directions. As he is talking to the farmer he notices a pig with a wooden leg. "How did the pig get a wooden leg?", he asks the farmer.

"Well", says the farmer, "that is a very special pig. One night not too long ago we had a fire start in the barn.

"Well, sir, that pig set up a great squealing that woke everyone, and by the time we got there he had herded all the other animals out of the barn and saved everyone of them."

"And that was when he hurt his leg?" asked the salesman.

"Oh no" says the farmer. "He was fine after that. Though a while later I was in the woods out back and a bear attacked me. Well, sir, that pig was near by and he came running and set on that bear and chased him off. Saved me for sure."

"So the bear injured his leg then," says the salesman.

"Oh no. He came away without a scratch from that. Though a few days later my tractor turned over in a ditch and I was knocked unconscious. Well, that pig dove into the ditch and pulled me out before I drowned."

"So he hurt his leg then?" asks the salesman.

"Oh no," says the farmer.

"So how did he get the wooden leg?" the salesman asks.

"Well", the farmer tells him, "When you have a pig like that, you don't want to eat him all at once."


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Postby geospyder » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:33 am

Oldguy wrote:Bring a sharpie to leave rememberences or prayers. There is usually an area designated for such writing. Remember to not put graffiti on any other artwork, unless you have permission first.


Thanks for the reminder. I forgot to add sharpies to my gifting list.
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Postby Dustdevil » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:40 am

mudpuppy000 wrote:I don't know what the official rules are but it doesn't have to be completely burnable. There's a crapload of nails/metal in it already. Just for symbolism though, it'd be better for it to burn than wind up in a landfill someplace.


Where do you think the DG (and all it contains) from the Temple ends up? Yes, a landfill.
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Re: Anybody know what's allowed at Temple?

Postby incubus_pantomime » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:31 pm

Would anyone happen to know a less MOOP-y way to attach something to the temple? My initial thought was a staple gun, but the staples won't disintegrate. I understand that there's a lot of MOOP when the construction materials of the temple are considered, but I would like to be able to contribute without adding to the MOOP. My new thought is Mod Podge or some other adhesive. If this idea will not work, or if anybody happens to know of a better solution, lemme know! Thanks! :D
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Re: Anybody know what's allowed at Temple?

Postby motskyroonmatick » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:59 pm

How about a piece of jute(natural material) cord or rope and tie it to the temple? There are usually lots of easy to tie to shapes there. If it is not something that suits securing by tying you could make a wood holder for it in Defaultia using wooden pegs to hold things together. Good luck!!!!!
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Re: Anybody know what's allowed at Temple?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:07 pm

I refuse to worry about staples.
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Re: Anybody know what's allowed at Temple?

Postby Bob » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:12 pm

Wire, staples, pushpins, 2" binder clips, nails, screws, whatever. Raid the office supply cabinet.
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Re: Anybody know what's allowed at Temple?

Postby incubus_pantomime » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:18 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I refuse to worry about staples.


Consider this my effort to be the best Burgin I can be (since a significant number of people here on ePlaya have lambasted me in the most ugly, paltry, misdirected way, and I've essentially been turned into a social pariah against my will).

Thank you for the tip on jute and other natural materials as an alternative, motskyroonmatick! I think this is the best solution. Now that I think about it, I guess adhesives could create fumes when burned that could be less "green."
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Re: Anybody know what's allowed at Temple?

Postby Bob » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:49 pm

Is every thread going to become a pity fest now?

Correction on the binder clips -- medium (1-1/4") might be big enough, Best typically uses a couple tractor-trailer loads of half-inch plywood in that thing.
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Re: Anybody know what's allowed at Temple?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:08 pm

Bob wrote:Is every thread going to become a pity fest now?

Indeed.
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Re: Anybody know what's allowed at Temple?

Postby incubus_pantomime » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:25 pm

Bob wrote:Is every thread going to become a pity fest now?

Correction on the binder clips -- medium (1-1/4") might be big enough, Best typically uses a couple tractor-trailer loads of half-inch plywood in that thing.


No, I'm not trying to garner pity, though my comment was admittedly very passive-aggresive. What I'm trying to say is that I am not a sparkle pony Birgin that lives in luxury and is gaming the system so I can party for a week in the desert. I want to do this right, and I want to stand up for all Birgins who are doing the same as me. I am going to ask any and all questions I have so that I can arrive on the playa and (hopefully) be mistaken for a veteran because I'm so well prepared. That's what my comment was getting at. Consider the passive-agressiveness as residual hurt from being a temporary punching bag of sorts.

Crytofishist, I've been on ePlaya for more than a week, and I'm learning more every day. This is a crusty lot, and very different from the type of people I encounter in my day-to-day life in Defaultia, so consider the learning curve very steep for me.
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Re: Anybody know what's allowed at Temple?

Postby lemur » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:51 pm

whats that line ?

'you always hurt the ones you love'

something like that...
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Re: Anybody know what's allowed at Temple?

Postby Bob » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:42 pm

This is the stuff the Temple would be skinned with, up close. Half-inch Russian birch, recycled from a toy factory, typically. People usually just use a Sharpie. They also leave odd scraps of ply to write remembrances and attach pictures; so, craft glue or any basic art supplies would work for that. Soft enough to push a staple into, probably. This year's plan looks like it affords an immense amount of surface for all the stuff people add.

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Re: Anybody know what's allowed at Temple?

Postby ranger magnum » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:47 pm

No, I'm not trying to garner pity, though my comment was admittedly very passive-aggresive. What I'm trying to say is that I am not a sparkle pony Birgin that lives in luxury and is gaming the system so I can party for a week in the desert. I want to do this right, and I want to stand up for all Birgins who are doing the same as me. I am going to ask any and all questions I have so that I can arrive on the playa and (hopefully) be mistaken for a veteran because I'm so well prepared. That's what my comment was getting at. Consider the passive-agressiveness as residual hurt from being a temporary punching bag of sorts.

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C) If you have never been to the playa, what makes you think you are going to be well prepared? The playa can and will chew you up and spit you out, and to claim that you will be mistaken for a veteran is not only naive, but potentially dangerous. Treat the playa with respect and reverence.
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