playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:21 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:Image




and you are doomed.
breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:30 pm

what's that sound?

that's the playa chicken watching your every move...
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Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:18 am

he's coming home to roost.
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Postby Sail Man » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:25 pm

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:he's coming home to roost.


Considering I spent last weekend at my Mom's farm standing in the poo of 100 chickens, feeding, watering, stealing their eggs, 1 more shant make much of a difference :wink:
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Postby Speedbump » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:21 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:The Playa Chicken.


I can confirm that I actually witnessed the miracle of the playa chicken with my own eyes. That was also the year of the double rainbow.
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Postby jella » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:32 pm

I'll see your chicken and raise you one :)
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This was burn night and we witnessed the two chickens meet and proceed to size up one another :) One of my fave virgin year memories !
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Postby Speedbump » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:03 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWXgtJP1IPs[/youtube]
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Postby Savannah » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:25 pm

Jella, that's hilarious. :shock:
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Re: playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims

Postby ygmir » Mon May 28, 2012 9:42 am

Elite plug and play camps........will they fade to myth?
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Re: playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims

Postby 5280MeV » Mon May 28, 2012 12:16 pm

ygmir wrote:Elite plug and play camps........will they fade to myth?


Burning Man used to be a glamorous destination. The real movers and shakers would fly in to have champagne dinners in the desert evening. People would dress up in their Sunday best, while celebrity chefs would prepare the most bold and expressive cuisine. The landscape was dotted with exclusive galas, and luxurious lounges lay hidden within rings of RVs.

Nowadays it is just a bunch of crusty desert rats laughing and snorting and driving strange contraptions made out of old junkers. If you want something nice you have to bring it or build it yourself. In desperation, people invite anyone at all to join them in their lewd and tacky gatherings. They swear, wear dusty homemade costumes and outfits, and don't always remember to shower. No professional is behind the bar, and you are lucky if they even follow health codes. Instead of pouring you a glass they will ask you, "Where is your cup?" They ask you to bus your own table - as if you were in McDonalds - although McDonalds at least provides a trash can.

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Postby BoyScoutGirl » Mon May 28, 2012 6:02 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:The Playa Chicken.


Okay, I'll bite: will someone please explain this mysterious fowl to me?
When he lights his streetlamp, it is as if he brought one more star to life, or one flower.
When he puts out his lamp, he sends the flower, or the star, to sleep.
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Postby knowmad » Mon May 28, 2012 7:54 pm

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Re: playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims

Postby Joshua! » Mon May 28, 2012 8:55 pm

The open gate leading to frog pond
The bus to Fly Springs


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Postby Bob » Mon May 28, 2012 8:58 pm

ensimismada wrote:
Captain Goddammit wrote:The Playa Chicken.


Okay, I'll bite: will someone please explain this mysterious fowl to me?


http://peterman.net/burn/
Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

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Postby BoyScoutGirl » Mon May 28, 2012 9:52 pm

Bob wrote:
ensimismada wrote:
Captain Goddammit wrote:The Playa Chicken.


Okay, I'll bite: will someone please explain this mysterious fowl to me?


http://peterman.net/burn/


Cool site! I've not seen many pictures from BM in the 90's and it's nice to click through the years and see how things have evolved.


I'll have a go with a myth:

Both the inspector-people checking tickets at the gate and those people greeting you with hugs and pamphlets are called greeters. No need to distinguish, as they're all just DPW workers anyhow.


Or perhaps that's more like a persistent myth-understanding. Mr. Robert Asprin: it's not plagarism if I call it an homage.
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Postby catinthefunnyhat » Mon May 28, 2012 10:32 pm

Bob wrote:
ensimismada wrote:
Captain Goddammit wrote:The Playa Chicken.


Okay, I'll bite: will someone please explain this mysterious fowl to me?


http://peterman.net/burn/



Thanks, Bob! I just spent 1/2 hour going thru pics from 2000. Brought back some memories :)
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Re: playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Mon May 28, 2012 10:44 pm



Usually served with a side of bearded oysters.
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Re:playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims

Postby TomServo » Tue May 29, 2012 6:31 am

ibdave wrote:
TomServo wrote:Truism: In 1999 a guy did a swan dive off a 2 story scaffolding....and survived.

Myth: he talks like a girl now.


Really? My wife and I came across his stunt right after . Heard that no ID on him and nobody claimed to know him... Damn Myths... 8) 8) 8)

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Postby moonrise » Tue May 29, 2012 5:41 pm

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Re: playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims

Postby trilobyte » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:53 pm

Playa dust doesn't stick to silk
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Postby catinthefunnyhat » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:56 pm

trilobyte wrote:Playa dust doesn't stick to silk


Myth or truism?
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Postby knowmad » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:30 am

In one of the multiverse probabilities; Burning Man is actually a front for a satirical culture-jamming exercise.
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Re: playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:20 am

Larry works for the DoD, and the DPW is a research arm of DARPA.


Hippies make EXCELLENT guinea pigs, and we dont have to pay them the usual lab fees, in fact they pay us an average of $300 apiece to let us test out the newest non-lethal sub-dural pyschotronic equipment on them while we fuck their hottie girlfriends.


win-win
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Re: playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims

Postby snoozeberry » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:45 am

Myth
Some guy randomly gave out 80,000 dollars last year.
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Postby AntiM » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:16 am

In 2003, (I think, could have been 04) some guy in a suit gave out $2 bills. Lots of them. We calculated several thousand dollars at least, although 80K would be too high an estimate.
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Re: playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims

Postby captain mcguiver » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:22 am

In 2003, (I think, could have been 04) some guy in a suit gave out $2 bills. Lots of them. We calculated several thousand dollars at least, although 80K would be too high an estimate.


Yes, I met him and still have one of the bills. I can't spend it. It's too rare!
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Re: playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims

Postby RedHeaven » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:05 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.

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.



Creepy. I actually saw some reeeally old friends at my first burn, 2005, who said they came in an RV with some junkies who wouldn't go out side.

The Pants Cannon is a real thing, also my first burn, 2005. I met a Postal Worker and hung out there for some of the week. It was on top of the Post Office. They had pants they would roll up and put in a cannon, and shoot them at nakeds and shirtcocks. It was hilarious.....What an intro to BRC. Shirtcockers were so much more prevalent in 05-06, seems like the coined term is doing it's job in informing.
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Re: playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims

Postby RedHeaven » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:13 am

Everyone at Burning Man is good looking, thin, and costumed up. Dubstep originated at Burning Man and thats the only music you will hear. Symbiosis and Lightning in a Bottle are just like Burning man but smaller.
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Postby trilobyte » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:17 am

The pants cannon is totally true, as was the story of the trebuchet being filled with pants. Because if you have a trebuchet, that's what you do.
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Postby RedHeaven » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:33 pm

Twas my first year at BMan and here I was launching pants at naked people from atop a makeshift post office with a bunch of punks
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