Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

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Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:26 pm

I figure that the reason so many burners can't tell them apart (or maybe you're not a burner unless you can tell them apart) is that there hasn't been a battle royale in thunderdome. So, here it is, will Gate, Perimeter and Exodus win with their mighty smighty power, or will it be Greeters, the Ghandis of playa friendliness?
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby oneeyeddick » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:54 pm

Well, this is a conundrum.

The greeters clearly have the advantage here, as most of the GPE uses geritol.

Is this gonna be a tagteam event?
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:13 pm

Oh, all these scary technical terms. I dunno.
It going to be one of those frustrating things where you don't know the rules, but you get dinged for breaking them anyway. Like the Soviet system. Or, you know, life.
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:23 pm

how about this year we give the MDMA to the gate, and the meth to the greeters....you know, something different for a change.
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:25 pm

i like this idea, ALOT...

it changes the whole dynamic.
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:26 pm

Can't we just have a really long egg and spoon relay race?
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:29 pm

i believe that was one of bradtem's suggestions to make the line go quicker.

i dont think it was well received, though.
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby ygmir » Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:41 pm

not all of us use Geritol...........
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby wh..sh » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:53 pm

I will go with GPE because the Greeters made me hug them
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby Rice » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:16 pm

I do not want a hug from some random stranger, just because they are happy to be somewhere.

GPE is my choice.
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby junglesmacks » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:30 pm

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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby Clar-i-ty » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:08 am

I think of it this way: Greeters are essentially the cheerleaders of the Playa. They jump up and down and yell happy things for no apparent reason. Yeah they might be interesting to watch for half a second, but then the fascination is over.

Gate peeps on the other hand are always interesting to look at, and if you let them do their job, you are searched and torn in a matter of minutes, minus the hours it took to get up there. Plus if you're real lucky you might just get a heart-felt "Fuck You," from Naked Bob. Now what, I ask beats that?
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby Nipple » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:24 am

Clar-i-ty wrote:Gate peeps on the other hand are always interesting to look at, and if you let them do their job, you are searched and torn in a matter of minutes, minus the hours it took to get up there. Plus if you're real lucky you might just get a heart-felt "Fuck You," from Naked Bob. Now what, I ask beats that?


Uh...Free Geritol?! Duh.

No one mentioned free Geritol!
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby Savannah » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:59 am

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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby Bob » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:43 pm

Ape.
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby oneeyeddick » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:43 am

Most of the GPE kinda look like monkeys.
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby Igneouss » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:56 am

Monkeys that abuse Geritol?
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That’s $6.8M that thousands of volunteers deserve to know about. Capitalism is alive at BM. Tickets are the commodity. Others have estimated higher profits.
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:19 am

and cialis, in case that special monkey moment happens.

if it happens for more than one shift call a doctor.
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby Nipple » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:22 am

Hey...

Tonight, the recreational boner pills are on me!
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby ygmir » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:27 am

Nipple wrote:Hey...

Tonight, the recreational boner pills are on me!


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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby CapSmashy » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:48 am

I think the first challenge would be prying GP&E out of the Black Hole to make it over to Thunderdome. All greeters needs to do is whiskey bomb the Hole and win by not having anyone there to fight them.

Of course, that is discounting Death Guild's reaction to a bunch of Greeters showing up and trying to hug them.
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby Risky » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:13 pm

The Black Hole sported one of the Greeter Bells full of bullet holes, as a lamp shade.
The first go around at the range we were able to write our names and calibers around the holes.
But after the second and third go around, there was no place to write as it was so shredded.

Punishment was working a Greeter shift one night.
No one was hugged during that shift.
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby gyre » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:42 am

The way I do greeter's, gate might be considered huggier, but people really enjoy it.

I met that bouncing cheerleader, hypnotically colorful.
She said I wasn't being peppy enough.

I went a different way at greeter's.
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby VultureChow » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:28 am



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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby Rice » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:36 pm

Risky wrote:The Black Hole sported one of the Greeter Bells full of bullet holes, as a lamp shade.
The first go around at the range we were able to write our names and calibers around the holes.
But after the second and third go around, there was no place to write as it was so shredded.

Punishment was working a Greeter shift one night.
No one was hugged during that shift.


It was a pretty light ;)

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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby ygmir » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:40 pm

gyre wrote:The way I do greeter's, gate might be considered huggier, but people really enjoy it.

I met that bouncing cheerleader, hypnotically colorful.
She said I wasn't being peppy enough.

I went a different way at greeter's.
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well, well.......share your techniques with us!! I won't copy, since, I doubt I'll ever be a "greeter".......

Do you keep it fairly the same each year?

Do people, ever recognize you, from a previous "greetings"?

haha, I bet it'd be a tradition for some, to try to find you each year, and be grated in "your special way".........
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby knowmad » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:49 pm

GPE Hands down.
Those guys have made me feel welcome when I arrive home.
Greeters just slow us down on our way to our Bar.

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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby Savannah » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:02 pm

Greeters, by nature, are disinclined to defend themselves, so this is really one big GPE Wank. :lol:

For those who don't know: be aware that you can generally avoid being greeted by heading for a deserted lane at the far end of the Greeter area and just driving through. I can't speak for all Greeters, but I really don't want to greet someone who doesn't want it, nor am I a natural hugger. Those who assume the position, however, receive one.
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby Rice » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:26 pm

Savannah wrote:Greeters, by nature, are disinclined to defend themselves, so this is really one big GPE Wank. :lol:

There is quite a bit of difference between what a Greeter does and PGE...

For those who don't know: be aware that you can generally avoid being greeted by heading for a deserted lane at the far end of the Greeter area and just driving through. I can't speak for all Greeters, but I really don't want to greet someone who doesn't want it, nor am I a natural hugger. Those who assume the position, however, receive one.


I have no problem with greeters, really I don't. But when I am in BRC for 3 weeks and am returning to the city from a supply run, I just want to get back to my camp. I always try to head for the open lane, but have had greeters stop me anyhow - and get upset when I don't want to play :?
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Re: Smackdown! GPE v. Greeters

Postby knowmad » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:53 pm

Savannah wrote:Greeters, by nature, are disinclined to defend themselves, so this is really one big GPE Wank. :lol:

For those who don't know: be aware that you can generally avoid being greeted by heading for a deserted lane at the far end of the Greeter area and just driving through. I can't speak for all Greeters, but I really don't want to greet someone who doesn't want it, nor am I a natural hugger. Those who assume the position, however, receive one.

Whoa! Verrry Persuasive Argument. Now that I think about it PG&E has the Yiggiy nod and wink. Sorry YG...
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