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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:00 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:shall i ask the boys in alaska to turn it up a notch or are we satisfied with the current level of doom?

I think this is just right Simon.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby CapSmashy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:29 am

VultureChow wrote:I would like to apologize to my fellow villagers in advance for having what I will assume will be an epic cry and/or emotional crisis after the first apocalyptic dust storm. You should find a flask somewhere on my person. It contains rum. Make me drink it . Also prompting me to sing Queen songs might help as well.

I'm as prepared as I can be, but damn this shit is scary.


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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:37 am

theCryptofishist wrote:They call the wino, Maria.


How do you solve a problem like Maria? It seems that marrying a naval commander and adopting his seven children wasn't enough to keep her off the sauce. Go figure.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Bob » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:53 am

Idiot wino, blowing through the buttons of our coats
Blowing through the letters that we wrote
Idiot wino, blowing through the dust upon our shelves
We're idiots, babe
It's a wonder we can even feed ourselves
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:58 am

And the wino cries, "Mary!"
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Bob » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:12 am

Bad news, bad news
Come to me where I sleep
Turn, turn, turn again
Sayin' one of your friends
Is in trouble deep
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wino

Tell me the trouble
Tell once to my ear
Turn, turn, turn again
Joliet prison
And ninety-nine years
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wino

Oh what's the charge
Of how this came to be
Turn, turn, turn again
Manslaughter
In the highest of degree
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wino

I sat down and wrote
The best words I could write
Turn, turn, turn again
Explaining to the judge
I'd be there on Wednesday night
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wino

Without a reply
I left by the moon
Turn, turn, turn again
And was in his chambers
By the next afternoon
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wino

Could ya tell me the facts?
I said without fear
Turn, turn, turn again
That a friend of mine
Would get ninety-nine years
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wino

A crash on the highway
Flew the car to a field
Turn, turn, turn again
There was four persons killed
And he was at the wheel
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wino

But I knew him as good
As I'm knowin' myself
Turn, turn, turn again
And he wouldn't harm a life
That belonged to someone else
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wino

The judge spoke
Out of the side of his mouth
Turn, turn, turn again
Sayin', "The witness who saw
He left little doubt"
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wino

That may be true
He's got a sentence to serve
Turn, turn, turn again
But ninety-nine years
He just don't deserve
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wino

Too late, too late
For his case it is sealed
Turn, turn, turn again
His sentence is passed
And it cannot be repealed
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wino

But he ain't no criminal
And his crime it is none
Turn, turn, turn again
What happened to him
Could happen to anyone
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wino

And at that the judge jerked forward
And his face it did freeze
Turn, turn, turn again
Sayin', "Could you kindly leave
My office now, please"
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wino

Well his eyes looked funny
And I stood up so slow
Turn, turn, turn again
With no other choice
Except for to go
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wino

I walked down the hallway
And I heard his door slam
Turn, turn, turn again
I walked down the courthouse stairs
And I did not understand
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wino

And I played my guitar
Through the night to the day
Turn, turn, turn again
And the only tune
My guitar could play
Was, "Oh the Cruel Rain
And the wino"
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:30 am




i am SO remixing this...
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Bob » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:39 am

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby ygmir » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:43 am

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:44 am

sublime.



Bob wrote:Image
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:52 am

Damn judge. I wonder if he recognizes the wino as he steps over his sleeping body every morning on his way up the courthouse steps. Bastard.

Whatever, I just hope all the playa winos wear their dust masks. Dust to dust is fine. Dust to the lungs of a wino is potentially fatal.

I close my eyes
Only for a moment and the moment's gone
All my dreams
Pass before my eyes with curiosity

Dust in the wino
All they are is dust in the wino

Same old song
Just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do
Crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see

Dust in the wino
All we are is dust in the wino

Now don't hang on
Nothin' lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away
And all your money won't another minute buy

Dust in the wino
All we are is dust in the wino
Dust in the wino
Everything is dust in the wino
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:27 am

All we are.. is dust in the wind, dude.

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby organizedchaos » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:36 am

Oh man Bob... that one takes the hat.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:42 am

Eric wrote:
Foxfur wrote:Maybe it'll take the wino out of the org's sales next year...


Well, the only year ticket sales went down was 2009, after the dreaded 2008 with it's dune & dust. You may not be far off in your wish...

I think my epic cursing out of some annoying Irish helped as well...
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:44 am

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby maladroit » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:52 am

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wino
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby CapSmashy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:53 am

Playawaste Raiders cordially invites you to suck it.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby maladroit » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:27 pm

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:35 pm

It's just the Simoom of the Playa.
If you don't like it, plonk it.
Please to visit PAGE TWO.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby trilobyte » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:11 pm

Just had this relayed to me, comes from someone who's on-site at BRC...

"Over a 100 degrees everyday by 3pm. At 7-8pm for the last 3 nights we have had 60+ mph winds with dust whiteout. The playa is getting scrubbed by these high winds. We lost 2 roof so far from the Temple camp kitchen/camp area. We are running out of 40x50' tarps !!!!! Be prepared - all the town locals & old burners say this is one of the highest wind years. We expect continued storms for the next 2 nights. We had a 20' tall 50x50' structure demolised last night & it was just substructure of 2x8" wood - ripped off the foundation. Not enough cross bracing yet - uugh. "
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Bob » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:30 pm

Well, that's what happens when you have a fixed event and run into probability. And don't brace & anchor things properly.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:34 pm

I hear you, Trilo!

*checks the bag of 9mm kernmantle ropes again*

*counts the extra rebar stakes*
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:17 pm

captain mcguiver wrote:Seriously, at some point doesn't an amount of the dust blow away? Isn't there a point where there is no loose dust left??



The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wino.
The answer is blowing in the wino.
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When he puts out his lamp, he sends the flower, or the star, to sleep.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby trilobyte » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:58 pm

I'm with you, Bob. I think this year will be filled with pop quizzes for anyone building shade structures anything on the playa.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby maladroit » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:43 am

I have 80 feet of rebar, but should probably get some thicker rope. For one simple tent and hut....
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:01 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:shall i ask the boys in alaska to turn it up a notch or are we satisfied with the current level of doom?




EVERYONE BLAME SMASHY....he asked for it.



today we turn the bitch up to 11...



seriously.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby H.G.Crosby » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:03 am

why do people always think you're kidding until they find out the hard way that you're not...
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:04 am

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby CornMan » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:36 am

CapSmashy wrote:
VultureChow wrote:I would like to apologize to my fellow villagers in advance for having what I will assume will be an epic cry and/or emotional crisis after the first apocalyptic dust storm. You should find a flask somewhere on my person. It contains rum. Make me drink it . Also prompting me to sing Queen songs might help as well.

I'm as prepared as I can be, but damn this shit is scary.


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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Schtev » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:38 am

trilobyte wrote:Just had this relayed to me, comes from someone who's on-site at BRC...

"Over a 100 degrees everyday by 3pm. At 7-8pm for the last 3 nights we have had 60+ mph winds with dust whiteout. The playa is getting scrubbed by these high winds. We lost 2 roof so far from the Temple camp kitchen/camp area. We are running out of 40x50' tarps !!!!! Be prepared - all the town locals & old burners say this is one of the highest wind years. We expect continued storms for the next 2 nights. We had a 20' tall 50x50' structure demolised last night & it was just substructure of 2x8" wood - ripped off the foundation. Not enough cross bracing yet - uugh. "


What possible chance could my little 12' x 16' tarp have against that? =(
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