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Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:26 am

Reminds me of the weather in 2000. Cold during the days (check out our website www.barbiedeathcamp.com and the picture links for 2000), had to wear long pants and sweat shirts even mid-afternoon. Rained every damn day (so hard Friday night that the entire city shut down for five hours) and it was too cold to even watch Critical Tits. If we have a repeat of that, I feel sorry for the people in tents.
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Postby gerlachedNloaded » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:39 am

supposed to be low 80's to mid 90's during the days starting monday 08/30. plenty warm. night time is a different story. showing low 40's to low 50's. now THAT might require some extra layers.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:36 am

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oneeyeddick wrote:Rich is a stupid name, be it Playa or for reals.


Oneeyeddick. You have a clear lack of any joy, happiness or contribution in your existence. Your "One Eye" is most clearly the brown mouth between your legs from which your worthless words spew.

You have clearly never met the gentleman.

And I'm clearly a fool to pick up the bait...
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Postby Frankenstipe » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:30 pm

My only reason for starting the thread was to just get a general idea of how easy/hard it would be to ride a bike in the Playa as last year was my first year and I only rode once.

I see now the Playa is an ever changing organism that cannot be predicted well enough to answer my question.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:06 pm

Well, thank you for not extending the metaphor to include women.
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Postby Pryde » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:07 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Pryde wrote:
oneeyeddick wrote:Rich is a stupid name, be it Playa or for reals.


Oneeyeddick. You have a clear lack of any joy, happiness or contribution in your existence. Your "One Eye" is most clearly the brown mouth between your legs from which your worthless words spew.

You have clearly never met the gentleman.

And I'm clearly a fool to pick up the bait...


Well. I am not sure how you qualify him as a gentleman? I ask an honest question and rather than give an answer, he tells me that my name is stupid, on or off the playa. Last year he had nothing but shitty things to say when I was just looking for some guidance. He seems like a deep, cavernous asshole to me. Maybe I just don't know him. I suspect I don't want to. Enough of this though huh? We have outstanding times just days away! :lol:
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Postby Elorrum » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:23 pm

C.f.M. wrote:Shit, the daily highs = that low???

I'll have to pack some extra clothes...I had night-time ready to go, but planned outfits for the heat of last year.

Hrmph. Maybe I'll just stay home. This burning man shit is a pain in the ass.


high sixties, low seventies... isn't this at or above what your average home indoor temperature is during the winter? t-shirt comfy wouldn't you say?
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Postby Eric » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:46 pm

for me the low 70's is a heatwave. I'm really looking forward to these temperatures being true.

Daytime- not holding my breath

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Postby shroom » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:50 pm

I hope these temps are true! It's been 90-100 in Georgia of the last month. Funny I'm going to the desert to cool off!
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Postby Ke'Chara » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:03 pm

I will also be adding some warmer items to my packing... don't wanna freeze my tuchus!
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Postby Token » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:01 pm

mindovermanner wrote:token, your comments are always worthless. keep em up. we revel in your stupidity. i have a strong urge you've never even been to the playa. all people want to know is whether the playa is hard or soft. pretty simple. and token, it hasn't been at all the same over the last ten years, but how would you know that, ridiculing yourself from behind a laptop.


You really hurt my feelings there. Why did you have to make it so personal? Have I directly called you names or insulted you?

I simply wrote the truth and you bitch me out because its not what you want to hear?

You my dear anonymous poster whom no one knows out here are a mean, nasty, spiteful, hurtful, bad person.

I hope you talk the same way to your mother.
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Postby Token » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:09 pm

Pryde wrote:
trystanthegypsy wrote:shush, token is awesome and hilarious. I spend so much time on eplaya, it's more fun answering in a fun way than answering the same questions 18 bajillion times.


Tokens answer is not an answer at all. Its his inner douche-bag poking out. :twisted:


Well you are just as much of a mean frustrated doucher as the other dipshit that called me names.

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Postby FIGJAM » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:40 pm

Careful Token, your sparkling personality is showing.
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Postby Bexx » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:42 pm

WE ARE ALL FUCKED!!! it's gonna rain CATS and FUCKING DOGS! the entire time, there might even be some hail.. and some dildos.. and some lobsters.. WHO the fuck knows!?!?!? Oh baby jesus.. fucking LOBSTERS will fuck up a tent faster than anything. Best we can do is bring some pool floaties! and hard hats. :twisted:

and hard tits too. I got mine!
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Postby FIGJAM » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:43 pm

And drawn butter.
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Postby Token » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:00 pm

You too Figjam, you are a bad, bad person.

Made me drill countless screwd up holes in a half dozen buckets till I go the damn swamp bucket working, stalling my beer fermentation with it and all the lite cuts and scrapes on my knuckles!

And now I don't even get to use it on the stinking Playa kuz it's gonna be too cold.

And damn Junglesmacks, he was the one who first said it was going to be cold. Him and his stupid AccuWeather. He made it cold I tell you and he is a really bad person.

I hate all of you mean bad people!
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Postby geekster » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:17 am

Conditions this evening are very balmy. It is a warm evening. The playa is in fairly rough shape. It looks like someone used the space where the city is for doing donuts all winter. Lots of old ruts that have obviously been rained on since they were made but they are all over the place in the "early" side of the city. I haven't been over past 6:00 yet so I can't say what conditions are over on the "late" side.

Weather is expected to change starting tomorrow. Reno radio was calling for winds around 20 MPH tomorrow with gusts to 40 MPH. That is consistent with what generally happens when the weather changes out here.

But it is an absolutely beautiful night tonight.
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Postby C.f.M. » Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:53 am

Elorrum wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:Shit, the daily highs = that low???

I'll have to pack some extra clothes...I had night-time ready to go, but planned outfits for the heat of last year.

Hrmph. Maybe I'll just stay home. This burning man shit is a pain in the ass.


high sixties, low seventies... isn't this at or above what your average home indoor temperature is during the winter? t-shirt comfy wouldn't you say?


Ha ha, I keep my house 80-86 during the summer (when it's 100+ and 100+ full-on humidity), so the temps sound AWESOME, just not what I"d planned my outfits around. I'm fine with putting on more clothes - prefer it, really - just hadn't prepared for it.
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Postby junglesmacks » Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:53 am

Token wrote:And damn Junglesmacks, he was the one who first said it was going to be cold. Him and his stupid AccuWeather. He made it cold I tell you and he is a really bad person.



Shhh we all know Accuweather is completely FOS. 5 years ago it rained non stop on my pity parade when forecast was for only a light sprinkle for an hour and it fully down poured for TWO! That's it. It's banned now from my collective consciousness and has been officially discredited. Hmpf.
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Postby junglesmacks » Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:58 am

..and fear not, my fine fellow smurfs.. according to FOS Accuweather (which.. you know.. called this cold front to the exact day 10 days ago..).. it looks like it should be clearing out by midweek and back to more stable and somewhat normal conditions..

http://www.accuweather.com/us/nv/gerlac ... =8-01-2010
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Postby C.f.M. » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:16 am

Should I toss in my wellies? Seriously, hippies, should I?
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Postby junglesmacks » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:04 am

C.f.M. wrote:Should I toss in my wellies? Seriously, hippies, should I?


Depends what day you're getting there. My magic 8 ball bones are saying that the only rain chance is Monday-ish as the front passes.. and even then it will be like 30-40%.

If you have the room, then sure why not.. but don't freak if you can't. You'll be fine. Bring a few crystals with you and the golden aura will surely protect you.
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Postby Token » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:10 am

Wearing garbage bags over boots when the Playa is wet works surprisingly well.
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Postby junglesmacks » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:29 am

Token your avatar is blasphemy. There you still sit in Metropolis.. but the wrong one. When do you finally get in your Miata and head up to BRC?
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Postby Frankenstipe » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:25 am

I don't think I am going to go this year, I heard it was going to suck. I heard last year was the best year.

Is Bassnectar going to be there?



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Postby LostinReno » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:32 am

Frankenstipe wrote:I don't think I am going to go this year, I heard it was going to suck. I heard last year was the best year.

Is Bassnectar going to be there?



:lol: :lol: :lol:

I've unfriended you from Facebook! ROFLMAO! :lol:

That stupid video gets funnier and funnier, or maybe I'm just kind of delerious from sleep deprivation and the giant apple fritter I just ate? :?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:40 am

Frankenstipe wrote:Is Bassnectar going to be there?

Isn't that pronounced "Bayznectar"?
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Postby sputnik » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:48 am

No, it's like the fish.

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Postby FIGJAM » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:51 am

Since its supposed to rain, do I get my money back If the lake fills up before I get to the gate?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:58 am

Wow, Sput, that second is an impressive picture. Not sure what, but it looks...kind...a...obscene...
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