Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby zeigen » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:25 pm

Around midnight Thursday night, in the porta potties between Coming Out & Divorce at 7:30, did you forget your brand new blue 18" Maglite, with brand new batteries, still lit, in the porta potties? It would have been impossible to forget that you had your flash light with you, and it was still shining down there inside the porta potty. Because this porta potty was barely used, it was still very clean. It would have been very easy to fish your hand in with a piece of toilet paper to bring it out, and wipe it off. Since it was brand new, and all.

It sure would have been easy to get it out yourself, versus a pain in the ass for the porta potty cleaners to have to rescue it later, after it would have been covered in shit and jammed their hoses. I know it was easy for me to get it and clean it.

So was that you? Did you forget your maglite?

Because if so, sorry, but I'm keeping the fucker.
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby shroom » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:36 pm

I wouldn't have wanted to fish that out. Be careful with those lights!
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby poplopo » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:07 pm

Good on you for fetching it out, but ugh! Not sure I would have had the stomach to do the same. D: I admire your fortitude.
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:43 pm

A brand new maglite is not worth reaching into a potty. Robbidobbs would strongly advise against it.
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby zeigen » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:14 pm

Really? I should have left it to jam the pipe?
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:51 am

Yes.
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:57 am

You volunteered to help remove it. Thank you!

Now try a little less making someone else "bad and wrong" and you'll be perfect. :)
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby Miles » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:59 am

An 18" maglite can't be too far off from someone's week old backed-up playa shit-log. FIBER, PEOPLE.
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby zeigen » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:29 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:You volunteered to help remove it. Thank you!

Now try a little less making someone else "bad and wrong" and you'll be perfect. :)
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby Tiahaar » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:26 pm

great find and good on ya for retrieving it...I'd keep it too 8)
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:31 am

Lol.. I thought I was the only one! I stared in disbelief once I got to the hotel at the lincoln log style turd that refused to go down with the flush. I could have propped up shade structures with it.


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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby aluminum2mr » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:30 am

Sounds like a recipe for Hep C.... enjoy
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby Lassen Forge » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:27 pm

Um... I heard t was silver when it fell in... :twisted:

I've seen the result of someone retrieving something out of the jots. You see someone with an arm up to here in blue, well, you know. It would have to be something damned important to get me to go fishing in Blue Lake, otherwise, well, it would be a sacrifice to the Jots Gods.

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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby CapSmashy » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:19 am

If you have gloves, that's one thing. Bare handed, blue water fishing is quite another. But, like you said, the potty was relatively clean and the magic blue water is a rather powerful disinfectant and deodorizer and will neutralize pretty much any bodily fluid borne disease that comes into contact with it.

I had my own fishing expedition in our camp potties this year. Thankfully it happened 30 minutes after the bank had been serviced and I had the appropriate tool (thank you Commissar) for such a mission.
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby The CO » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:23 am

Did the mag lite start off blue?
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby CapSmashy » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:24 am

Robbidobbs may correct me later, but one thing you can do if you see a large, unpumpable object in a porta potty is utilize a flat head screwdriver to lock the unit from outside with the turn lock or simply ziptie the unit shut and put a warning sign on the door for the United Services guys to let them know there is a "bad thing" in the potty.

I will say the public potties I visited this year were in damn near pristine condition so major kudos to the Porta Potty Project and Robbidobbs and USS for keeping that very important feature of the event in good condition.
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby The CO » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:44 pm

The most fun I've ever had volunteering in BRC is with Robbidobbs. If you get the chance, DO IT!
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby zeigen » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:43 am

I'm very amused this was moved into the Lost & Found forum from the Experiences forum.
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby webs » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:30 pm

A brand new maglite is not worth reaching into a potty. Robbidobbs would strongly advise against it.
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby moonrise » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:20 pm

How about the lantern, still lit, inside the blue goo and shit, @ 6 Oclcok and Center Camp/Esplanade! I was all wtf?! How the...??!!!!

I asked Robbidobbs about it, she said, something along the lines of "Yea, um, that shit happens..."

When I asked if I should have felt guilty for not pulling it out she told me; "No, not without a grabber"

[I'm now adding grabber, latex gloves & plastic trash bags to my list, shit! & *shudder* no worries folks, I bring handsanitzer just in case!!]
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby Dr Helix » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:57 pm

moonrise wrote:How about the lantern, still lit, inside the blue goo and shit, @ 6 Oclcok and Center Camp/Esplanade! I was all wtf?! How the...??!!!!

I asked Robbidobbs about it, she said, something along the lines of "Yea, um, that shit happens..."

When I asked if I should have felt guilty for not pulling it out she told me; "No, not without a grabber"

[I'm now adding grabber, latex gloves & plastic trash bags to my list, shit! & *shudder* no worries folks, I bring handsanitzer just in case!!]


So with the right equipment, this has the potential to be a brand new pastime at BRC: PORTA POTTY PULLING!
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby Drawingablank » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:05 pm

Porto Fishing!
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby Bounce530 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:16 pm

Goo Grab'n

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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby moonrise » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:28 pm

One must see through all the shit before enlightenment, but it's soooo worth it in the end.



Sounds about right in this situation, I think :?
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Re: Did you lose a blue Maglite in the porta potty?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:56 pm

As long as it comes out all right in the end.
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