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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:52 am

Just want to thank everybody for participating on this, my current favorite thread.

And offer up this correction:
Wino has destroyed some of camp a few times.

That's why being homeless is so hard.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby CrispyDave » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:19 am

Bevmore now has a sale on Wino in a Box.

He is homeless no more and making money as well.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:23 am

Well, I hope he can get an occassional shower, too.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Oldguy » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:29 am

That's what she said ! ba-dump-dump
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby RedHeaven » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:53 am

Pretty much wino every day
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Just_Joe » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:55 am

It was so windy last weekend, the top of the man base blew off! :lol:
Last I heard, they were looking for a couple dozen guys with milkcrates to try and heft it back on....
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby CrispyDave » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:00 am

weather man wrote:It was so windy last weekend, the top of the man base blew off! :lol:
Last I heard, they were looking for a couple dozen WINOS with WINO Boxes to try and heft it back on....
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby ZaphodBurner » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:57 am

CrispyDave wrote:Just be sure to wear your pith helmet when sleeping. It helps ward off flying coolers and such...


Absolute fact. I'm bringing a spare helmet in case somebody forgets theirs. The AC unit on mine failed but this year I'll have a CO2-powered heat exchanger.


PS, if you sleep naked, don't forget your butt-plug. Nobody likes farting playa dust.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby DustyBubbles » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:01 pm

Eric wrote:I completely disagree with this statement. Telling the truth for 16 straight pages is letting the newbies know this isn't always a picnic, and that they need to have their shit prepared. The ones who heed it & set up their camps better than they would have otherwise will definitely think it's positive when they get hit with their first white-out and don't have any major failures.

Not all good advice has to be delivered like we're talking to children, and snark is part of the playa.


Man...how did i know i was going to get shit for this?? That's really not what I meant. I agree with you actually. I meant that, for someone new to this forum, reading this thread for the first time, I can see how they would think "ohhh, these cranky vets are just trying to scare us!" It's so over the top at points that I almost started tuning out. Thankfully, there are a few people on here that can convey the seriousness of the situation...and all the while without having to deliver it like they're talking to children. Imagine that, there's a middle ground.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby maladroit » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:54 pm

I've found the line between serious advice and silly hyperbole to be quite clear, actually.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby MacGlenver » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:06 pm

maladroit wrote:I've found the line between serious advice and silly hyperbole to be quite clear, actually.


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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:20 pm

Perhaps more adroit than advertised...
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby pink » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:43 pm

DustyBubbles wrote:
Eric wrote:I completely disagree with this statement. Telling the truth for 16 straight pages is letting the newbies know this isn't always a picnic, and that they need to have their shit prepared. The ones who heed it & set up their camps better than they would have otherwise will definitely think it's positive when they get hit with their first white-out and don't have any major failures.

Not all good advice has to be delivered like we're talking to children, and snark is part of the playa.


Man...how did i know i was going to get shit for this?? That's really not what I meant. I agree with you actually. I meant that, for someone new to this forum, reading this thread for the first time, I can see how they would think "ohhh, these cranky vets are just trying to scare us!" It's so over the top at points that I almost started tuning out. Thankfully, there are a few people on here that can convey the seriousness of the situation...and all the while without having to deliver it like they're talking to children. Imagine that, there's a middle ground.


Where do you see over the top in statements like "part of our camp got destroyed a few times" and "50mph winds"? This is da TRUTH!. It's pretty difficult to get across just how bad conditions can be, especially to virgins or to people for whom last year or even 2010 was their first year.

Veteran see things like this and think 'I'd better get more/longer rebar'. When we see newbs posting about tent stakes or like the thread, asking us for videos of disasters so he can convince his friends that their shade structure, which worked fine last year, isn't going to hack it this year?

We don't want to see your camp fly off. We don't want to be downwino of your camp flying off. We might joke, we might snark (actually we will joke and snark) but the intention is to convey to each other just what is happening out there. Weather is supposed to get a bit better next week when I'm heading out. But the 10 day forecast doesn't say anything about wino.

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby maladroit » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:48 pm

Mmm mmm, deep-fried snark and waffles.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby nilasnake » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:53 pm

i wonder if that is the pier crew working in the background..if that's 4:30.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:55 pm

I don't think Pier II has the same placement as last year.

On the other hand, you know someone on the crew, so why listen to me?
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby AntiM » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:58 pm

Did someone order a box of wino?

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Galaxo Magic » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:17 pm

weather man wrote:It was so windy last weekend, the top of the man base blew off! :lol:
Last I heard, they were looking for a couple dozen guys with milkcrates to try and heft it back on....
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This picture is looking southwest. The main street (spoke) behind the Manbase is 5:30 where the heavy equipment camp is. The path lead up and to the right of the ManBase leads to Center Camp. This picture was taken in the morning.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Galaxo Magic » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:19 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I don't think Pier II has the same placement as last year.

On the other hand, you know someone on the crew, so why listen to me?

The Pier 2 is at 4:30/Esplanade, I think it was at 3:30/Esplanade last year,right?
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:14 pm

Maybe it's because I think of it as "right outside Fandango". Isn't Fandango on the Tokyo side this year?
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby lucky.bastard » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:42 pm

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Just_Joe » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:47 pm

Galaxo Magic wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:I don't think Pier II has the same placement as last year.

On the other hand, you know someone on the crew, so why listen to me?

The Pier 2 is at 4:30/Esplanade, I think it was at 3:30/Esplanade last year,right?

Plus or minus.
I just hope the winds winos don't blow any ships or anything into it.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:54 pm

Any more ships onto it.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby knowmad » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:57 pm

weather man wrote:
Galaxo Magic wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:I don't think Pier II has the same placement as last year.

On the other hand, you know someone on the crew, so why listen to me?

The Pier 2 is at 4:30/Esplanade, I think it was at 3:30/Esplanade last year,right?

Plus or minus.
I just hope the winds winos don't blow any ships or anything into it.

They are doing Fine. The Ship is Something Else!
There hasn't been Much wind since Wednesday, but crappy weather from the Smoke of a near by wild fire. blech.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:04 pm

But Knowmad, where's the doom? We've been having Schadenfreude over the image of sparkleponies blowing all the way to the Mississippi, and now you're saying the weather isn't that bad?

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby knowmad » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:12 pm

oh no fishy. the winds on sunday and monday was crazy 60-90mph winds for two hrs. sideways mud bullets from rain. the windward side of everything was plastered. lots of crazy stories.

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:14 pm

Instant stucco?

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby knowmad » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:18 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Instant stucco?

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Like popcorn ceiling spray. crazy mess.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Foxfur » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:12 pm

AntiM wrote:Did someone order a box of wino?

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knowmad wrote:They are doing Fine. The Ship is Something Else!
There hasn't been Much wind WINO since Wednesday, but crappy weather from the Smoke of a near by wild fire. blech.

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:55 pm

Wow: 79.9°F at midnight in Gerlach. So much for the desert cooling off in the evening. Though, I suppose eighty degrees is certainly cooler than 100°+


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