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Postby Gizmo » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:05 pm

AntiM wrote:The Practical Jokes Seminar at the Trash Fence. At noon.


2003. I was at the trash fence. Saw a sign. "The Practical Jokers
Workshop has been moved to Center Camp."

Really. Not making this up.
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Postby Rice » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:14 pm

Gizmo wrote:
AntiM wrote:The Practical Jokes Seminar at the Trash Fence. At noon.


2003. I was at the trash fence. Saw a sign. "The Practical Jokers
Workshop has been moved to Center Camp."

Really. Not making this up.


Funny!! I found the same listing in the 09 guide... http://playaevents.burningman.com/brc/2 ... vent/1073/
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Postby Elliot » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:22 pm

:D
Wavelength in Nanometers ya goober.
532 is a green, 405 is a blue/violet.


Well no wonder I'm confused. To me, color is measured in Kelvin Degrees. :lol:
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Postby FaeTora » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:37 pm

:: sits here nodding knowingly without knowing::
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Postby ibdave » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:53 pm

FaeTora wrote::: sits here nodding knowingly without knowing::



I thought I was the only one.... :shock: 8) 8)
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Postby Elliot » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:02 pm

:D
Photographers measure "color temperature" in degrees Kelvin.

We now return you to Playa lore and legend, in progress.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:48 am

She has a piercing in her G-spot.
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Postby capjbadger » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:01 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:She has a piercing in her G-spot.


OW! :shock:

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:37 pm

Well, all the other erogenous zones had already been taken by something else or removed ritually. Sexy.
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Postby falk » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:02 pm

ygmir wrote:
Elliot wrote:Newton Meters???

:lol:


that really torques me.......


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Postby falk » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:04 pm

dragonfly Jafe wrote:Myth: no commerce is allowed on the Playa

Fact: The BMorg sells ice and drinks like coffee and tea. RV pump-outs are available for cash also.


True, 'dat. It's *vending* that's not allowed on the Playa (exceptions being ice and coffee.) The org doesn't want souvenir stands and tee-shirt shops popping up all over the place.

A friend of mine came up with a list of 11 things you can buy at Burning Man. This includes tickets at the gate, bus tickets to Gerlach, airport fees, RV pump-outs, water deliveries, fuel at the airport (some years), and I forget what else.

Oh, and now Black Rock City has airline service (well, charter anyway). Dunno if you can buy tickets at the event.
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Postby ygmir » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:56 am

a "double rainbow" is a one time only event on the playa.
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Postby Fire_Moose » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:20 am

"Aren't you going to look at the double rainbow?"

me - "This chair is SO comfy!"



I got to laugh at all the hippies talking about it all week :)
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:09 am

capjbadger wrote:
Elliot wrote:Newton Meters???

:lol:

Wavelength in Nanometers ya goober. :lol:
532 is a green, 405 is a blue/violet.

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Who makes 405-nm lasers? :)
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Postby Eric » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:10 am

ygmir wrote:a "double rainbow" is a one time only event on the playa.


Myth.

2007 was a full double rainbow all the way across the sky, 2010 was a half double (sounds like a drink from Starfucks). Might have been more. This year had way more dramatic clouds.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:15 pm

Eric wrote:
ygmir wrote:a "double rainbow" is a one time only event on the playa.


Myth.

2007 was a full double rainbow all the way across the sky, 2010 was a half double (sounds like a drink from Starfucks). Might have been more. This year had way more dramatic clouds.

Oddly enough, I wasn't there for either rainbow.
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Postby knowmad » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:17 am

Myth, All Darkwads are Idiots and require Edumecation!

Truth; all D are I therefore E
and Some I are E therefore not D
But All E are I and Also not D.
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Postby peace » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:51 pm

Myth: blowjobs at the trash fence at dawn. At least not where I was.

Truism?: 2008 I was working(drinking) on my piece in a corner of a Home Depot parking lot when a big rig driver waiting until closing to make a delivery came up to see wtf I was building. He told me that his boss knows the "owner of Burning Man" and has an exclusive contract to supply showers on the playa. They rig semi trailers with private stalls and run hot water all day. He loves it 'cause he gets to watch the hotties go in and out all day and gets paid overtime. I have never heard or seen of such a thing since...

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Postby yellowpants » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:43 pm

2007 was a triple rainbow
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Postby jerroc » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:53 pm

Legend... Dr Megavolt. Myth... raver camps were banned. Truism. BACON need more damn BACON.
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Postby Davoid » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:15 pm

I hear the kiddies around the campfire are still frightened by tales of the legendary Mad Shytter. Me, I've personally been frightened by a tale of one very real Evil Clown Bus.
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Postby ygmir » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:42 pm

peace wrote:Myth: blowjobs at the trash fence at dawn. At least not where I was.
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I worked some perimeter, 6 am to noon........: true..........
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Postby peace » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:48 pm

Shit. Now I have to get all my gear out of the trash and go again next year.
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Postby ygmir » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:01 am

peace wrote:Shit. Now I have to get all my gear out of the trash and go again next year.


are you sure you "go" is the right term?

:wink:
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Postby junglesmacks » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:55 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:
Who makes 405-nm lasers? :)


http://www.amazon.com/10mW-Violet-Laser ... -1-catcorr


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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:45 am

You're supposed to leave all your trash at the trash fence. Duh!
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Postby Da Mule » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:52 am

2010 was a police state
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Postby Bob » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:40 am

Truism: I'm the only one who brought rubber boots in '98.
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Postby Bob » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:46 am

Myth: It never really rains.

Legend: Shirtcocking in rubber boots.

Lore: Make sure you camp on the high ground.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:46 am

Freak.
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