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Postby ygmir » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:50 pm

montanaprometheus wrote:
ygmir wrote:
montanaprometheus wrote:
ygmir wrote:
montanaprometheus wrote:
ygmir wrote:is that a .50 BMG?


Yup, still legal here. Her name is Verra.


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I shouldn't tell you that it groups less than 3" at 500Yds then WITH SURPLUS M8API, then. I wouldn't want to be responsible for a stroke.


oh, I'm strokin all right.......and, it's your fault!!!!


My job here is done.


bastard!!

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Postby TomServo » Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:27 pm

I need a .50... squirrel population has gotten a little too large.

1999, a guy did a swan dive off a two story scaffolding. Rumor is he survived, but talks like a girl now....according to an unamed source from BM headquarters.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:56 pm

That's the thing about those sources at BM Headquarters. All unnamed...
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Postby montanaprometheus » Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:00 pm

ygmir wrote:
montanaprometheus wrote:
ygmir wrote:
montanaprometheus wrote:
ygmir wrote:
montanaprometheus wrote:
ygmir wrote:is that a .50 BMG?


Yup, still legal here. Her name is Verra.


drool
shudder

WANT!!!!!


envious


I shouldn't tell you that it groups less than 3" at 500Yds then WITH SURPLUS M8API, then. I wouldn't want to be responsible for a stroke.


oh, I'm strokin all right.......and, it's your fault!!!!


My job here is done.


bastard!!

happy new year anyway.


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Postby TomServo » Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:12 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:That's the thing about those sources at BM Headquarters. All unnamed...


I remember what she looks like....just can't remember the name. Nor would I give it out. We were typing up the census cards.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:15 pm

TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:That's the thing about those sources at BM Headquarters. All unnamed...


I remember what she looks like....just can't remember the name. Nor would I give it out. We were typing up the census cards.

That sounds like a cover story.
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Postby TomServo » Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:34 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:That's the thing about those sources at BM Headquarters. All unnamed...


I remember what she looks like....just can't remember the name. Nor would I give it out. We were typing up the census cards.

That sounds like a cover story.


your right...we were counting cash dollars y'all!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:10 pm

TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:That's the thing about those sources at BM Headquarters. All unnamed...


I remember what she looks like....just can't remember the name. Nor would I give it out. We were typing up the census cards.

That sounds like a cover story.


your right...we were counting cash dollars y'all!

Well, I hope you skimmed off a good 2% for your hookers and blow before passing it over to Larry for his!
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Postby TomServo » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:08 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:That's the thing about those sources at BM Headquarters. All unnamed...


I remember what she looks like....just can't remember the name. Nor would I give it out. We were typing up the census cards.

That sounds like a cover story.


your right...we were counting cash dollars y'all!

Well, I hope you skimmed off a good 2% for your hookers and blow before passing it over to Larry for his!


Duh! That's standard procedure.
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Postby ygmir » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:12 pm

TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:That's the thing about those sources at BM Headquarters. All unnamed...


I remember what she looks like....just can't remember the name. Nor would I give it out. We were typing up the census cards.

That sounds like a cover story.


your right...we were counting cash dollars y'all!

Well, I hope you skimmed off a good 2% for your hookers and blow before passing it over to Larry for his!


Duh! That's standard procedure.


imagine how much healthier we'd all be if you were the milk man?
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Postby TomServo » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:54 pm

ygmir wrote:
TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:That's the thing about those sources at BM Headquarters. All unnamed...


I remember what she looks like....just can't remember the name. Nor would I give it out. We were typing up the census cards.

That sounds like a cover story.


your right...we were counting cash dollars y'all!

Well, I hope you skimmed off a good 2% for your hookers and blow before passing it over to Larry for his!


Duh! That's standard procedure.


imagine how much healthier we'd all be if you were the milk man?


I prefer vitamin D but 2% isn't bad.
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Postby ygmir » Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:48 pm

TomServo wrote:
ygmir wrote:
TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:That's the thing about those sources at BM Headquarters. All unnamed...


I remember what she looks like....just can't remember the name. Nor would I give it out. We were typing up the census cards.

That sounds like a cover story.


your right...we were counting cash dollars y'all!

Well, I hope you skimmed off a good 2% for your hookers and blow before passing it over to Larry for his!


Duh! That's standard procedure.


imagine how much healthier we'd all be if you were the milk man?


I prefer vitamin D but 2% isn't bad.


I wouldn't think they are mutually exclusive.........
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Postby TomServo » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:12 pm

ygmir wrote:
TomServo wrote:
ygmir wrote:
TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:That's the thing about those sources at BM Headquarters. All unnamed...


I remember what she looks like....just can't remember the name. Nor would I give it out. We were typing up the census cards.

That sounds like a cover story.


your right...we were counting cash dollars y'all!

Well, I hope you skimmed off a good 2% for your hookers and blow before passing it over to Larry for his!


Duh! That's standard procedure.


imagine how much healthier we'd all be if you were the milk man?


I prefer vitamin D but 2% isn't bad.


I wouldn't think they are mutually exclusive.........


Its all about calcium.
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Postby ibdave » Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:01 pm

TomServo wrote:I need a .50... squirrel population has gotten a little too large.

1999, a guy did a swan dive off a two story scaffolding. Rumor is he survived, but talks like a girl now....according to an unamed source from BM headquarters.


walked up to said swan dive guy just as EMS rolled on-site.... one messed up burner now... :roll: :shock: :roll:
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Postby lucky.bastard » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:02 pm

you gotta stick the landing..,
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Postby Elderberry » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:15 pm

lucky.bastard wrote:you gotta stick the landing..,


He DID stick the landing. That was the problem!

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Postby Fire_Moose » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:47 am

I stuck it to yer mother's landing strip.
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Postby lucky.bastard » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:19 pm

stay off my moms landing strip and i'll stay off your moms moose knuckle
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Postby Fire_Moose » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:36 am

No deal.
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Postby ygmir » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:54 pm

rumor has it Ugly Dougly will be back this year.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:14 am

I had a nice BM dream recently.
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Postby Phinneas » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:04 am

here are my favorite legends of indeterminable veracity: on Monday in '02 after arrival the previous night, I'd heard that a naked burner arrived with no food, water, or any gear of any kind in order to "throw himself at the mercy of the camp." Within hours, he was hooked up with everything he needed, including his own tent and supplies.

in '06, i heard that during the previous burn, an RV of junkies celebrated their arrival when gates opened by shooting up as soon as they parked at their camp. they lost track of time and before they knew it, the temple had burned and it was time to leave ... even though nobody ever got around to leaving their RV even once the whole week.

in '06, to counter the growing shirtcocker threat, some burners built a pantszooka, a cannon that fired rolled pants at shirtcockers. i'm pretty sure this one is true.

i also heard in '06 that a theme camp was using a chainsaw to blend their bar drinks. not sure how exactly that supposedly worked, considering the whole oil/grease thing normally associated with chainsaws.
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Postby Savannah » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:09 am

in '06, to counter the growing shirtcocker threat, some burners built a pantszooka, a cannon that fired rolled pants at shirtcockers. i'm pretty sure this one is true.


This one is true. I know the guy who fixed (or built) a swivel mount for another camp's Anti-S.C. Pants Cannon several years back. :lol:
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Postby ibdave » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:35 am

Phinneas wrote:here are my favorite legends of indeterminable veracity: on Monday in '02 after arrival the previous night, I'd heard that a naked burner arrived with no food, water, or any gear of any kind in order to "throw himself at the mercy of the camp." Within hours, he was hooked up with everything he needed, including his own tent and supplies.

This one is TRUE, but not sure of the Year...



i also heard in '06 that a theme camp was using a chainsaw to blend their bar drinks. not sure how exactly that supposedly worked, considering the whole oil/grease thing normally associated with chainsaws.

This happens all over the Playa. They sell chainsaw/weedeater motor BLENDERS. Great for when you have no Electricity...


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Postby Elderberry » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:09 am

I thing the one about the person showing up with nothing is true, but not unique. I hear this story every year. In fact, we had one guy that did it in our camp, though we weren't as generous, he did end up getting everything he needed from other camps. My partner got into it with him when he found out he was hiding his drugs in one of our coolers.
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Postby Weebdog » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:02 am

Phinneas - Some friends of mine have a blender powered by a Stilh chainsaw motor. Works very well. I wish I knew how to post the picture to show you.
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Postby Phinneas » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:44 am

whoa, it's fun plugging into the burner hive-mind and finally getting a better sense of which wacky stories I've heard through the years are actually true. This is like the snopes of the playa -- thanks, guys!
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Postby Phinneas » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:52 am

jkisha wrote:I think the one about the person showing up with nothing is true, but not unique. I hear this story every year. In fact, we had one guy that did it in our camp ... My partner got into it with him when he found out he was hiding his drugs in one of our coolers.


"Yes, officer, that IS my cooler, but no, those definitely AREN'T my camp's drugs. How? Well, they must've been stashed there by that naked burner guy who shows up every year with absolutely nothing - in fact, he's already got a reputation all over eplaya for doing just that, stashing drugs in other people's coolers!"
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Postby ibdave » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:27 am

Phinneas wrote:
jkisha wrote:I think the one about the person showing up with nothing is true, but not unique. I hear this story every year. In fact, we had one guy that did it in our camp ... My partner got into it with him when he found out he was hiding his drugs in one of our coolers.


"Yes, officer, that IS my cooler, but no, those definitely AREN'T my camp's drugs. How? Well, they must've been stashed there by that naked burner guy who shows up every year with absolutely nothing - in fact, he's already got a reputation all over eplaya for doing just that, stashing drugs in other people's coolers!"


SNORT... 8) :shock: 8)
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