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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby ygmir » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:37 pm

trilobyte wrote:I'm told by my gf and those who've been going to the event longer than I have (2004) that we haven't seen real rain on the playa yet. In 98 a storm came in that got so bad people were stranded for days. Axle deep mud. My gf still packs several extra days' worth of food, just in case.


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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby unjonharley » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:21 pm

Take extra food and water on any outing. On the way back one year.. The van went tits up at night.. Just threw a bed roll on the ground and went to sleep.. Next morning it was 24 degrees.. my bed rolls are put up layers to take any weather.. topped off with a plastic under and over when sleeping on the open ground will do thr dew.. if it's a three dog night and you don't have a dog.. A king size pillow will fill in you neck space..
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby maladroit » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:44 pm

Eric wrote:2012 there was a Friday night whiteout from Center Camp to 2 from at least 10:30 until sometime well after midnight - dust was so thick we couldn't see the kleig-lights around the Man until almost halfway there. Had to walk our bikes back because the wind was pushing so hard against us. We were coated, but then it cleared up as the night went on. We were at Center Camp & Esplanade (at 6:30) and there was a lot of dust early in the week - enough we couldn't see across the street, then just intermittent until Friday. Location really matters.


Yeah, I was located between 8:00 and 10:00 all that night and while there was dust in the air, I wouldn't have called it a whiteout. I wanted to stay out but everyone was still running home. It didn't seem like a big deal to a well-muffled and goggled noob. Guess I should have headed over to 3:00 for the experience. We took our mini-MV out around 2am and it was still pretty dusty over on that half, but mostly cold/windy. Some poor thing from Orgy Dome was shivering out in the middle of inner playa and we gave her a ride back.
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby tattoogoddess » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:47 am

Yeah 2012 at 4 it sucked. I fell in a pot hole and screwed up my ankle nicely. I wanted to go to root, but by the time I got back to,camp, taped it up and got ready it was dusty as fuck so Tom and I stayed in that night, it wasn't worth going out, now if bassnectar was there... I most likely would have lol.
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby Bumble » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:31 am

So, even without many people backing 2001 - i think i have lost this pub bet :cry:
That is, with some concession that there were some pretty dusty areas and times during 2012.

However, I want to thank you all for posting & in the words of Tootled "in your face Turtlebum" for I have successfully started a good discussion on here that is fairly, if not all, snark free (so far)
Although, we are on page 2 - so for those holding off....

So here's to 2013 & whatever conditions it brings!!!!!
& Here's too the pub tonight & the next argument/bet!

Ps like trilobyte's gf I think I will be taking extra food & booze incase of the "big storm" this year & plus you can never have too much, right?
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:01 am

Bumble wrote: I have successfully started a good discussion on here that is fairly, if not all, snark free (so far)


Oh now you've done it...
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby AntiM » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:55 am

Don't make me show you my tits.

No really.
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:24 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:
Bumble wrote: I have successfully started a good discussion on here that is fairly, if not all, snark free (so far)


Oh now you've done it...




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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:55 pm

this.
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby dragonpilot » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:20 am

I used to walk 5 miles one way to school...in the snow...uphill...both ways.
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby AntiM » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:25 am

Barefoot.
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby unjonharley » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:29 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:this.



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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby Elorrum » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:54 pm

dusty is when you leave anything out, anything on a table or chair, it gets covered in dust, or blown away as moop. You run back to camp when a wind starts to make sure everything is tied down, and then make sure it's all well stowed before you head out. You hear the sound of flapping fabric, and think it surely will rip soon. The last two years haven't been like that.
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby Turtleburp » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:39 pm

Pub argument settled without broken bottles - how quaint
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:35 pm

And, how is the state of the marriage after all that?
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:35 pm

I'm trying increase my obnoxious factor.
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby AntiM » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:43 pm

Elorrum wrote:dusty is when you leave anything out, anything on a table or chair, it gets covered in dust, or blown away as moop. You run back to camp when a wind starts to make sure everything is tied down, and then make sure it's all well stowed before you head out. You hear the sound of flapping fabric, and think it surely will rip soon. The last two years haven't been like that.


People in their camps, hanging onto their shade structures so they won't blow away. I once saw an uncovered dome lift off during set up. The guy clinging to it was a good six feet in the air before he let go and dropped.

Or the elusive tent in the air sighting ... clear skies over the open playa, dust blowing through the city, and a tent sailing high overhead sailing toward the east.
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby AntiM » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:08 pm

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Not Burning Man, obviously, but applicable. Notice the carport as well as the tents, just add dust.
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby Turtleburp » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:54 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:And, how is the state of the marriage after all that?


Haha!

Arugment is a strong description - the dust debate would probably count as only background bickering for us.

I believe that this actually an accurate description of wedded bliss.

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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby tattoogoddess » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:18 pm

Good god! Did they not use tent tie downs at all? And the car port... Shit!!!
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby maryanimal » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:35 pm

AntiM wrote:
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Not Burning Man, obviously, but applicable. Notice the carport as well as the tents, just add dust.


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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:43 pm

I think that was an Easy-Up, hence the name.
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:50 pm

I thought "arugment" was some sort of awkward floor cover.
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby Savannah » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:48 pm

It might be fun to go fly a dome tent on the Esplanade this year . . .
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby Rice » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:20 am

Savannah wrote:It might be fun to go fly a dome tent on the Esplanade this year . . .

What kind of kite string would one use for that?? 300Lb? :lol:
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby Savannah » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:30 am

Rice wrote:
Savannah wrote:It might be fun to go fly a dome tent on the Esplanade this year . . .

What kind of kite string would one use for that?? 300Lb? :lol:


I didn't say I would remain grounded. :mrgreen:
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby AntiM » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:29 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:I think that was an Easy-Up, hence the name.



Six-legged carport. While usually ground dwelling, the rare sighting of the airborne variety is a thrilling experience.

Mostly I thought, "That's gonna hurt when it lands".
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:47 am

Savannah wrote:
Rice wrote:
Savannah wrote:It might be fun to go fly a dome tent on the Esplanade this year . . .

What kind of kite string would one use for that?? 300Lb? :lol:


I didn't say I would remain grounded. :mrgreen:


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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby SquirrelHead » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:33 am

Turtleburp wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:And, how is the state of the marriage after all that?


Haha!

Arugment is a strong description - the dust debate would probably count as only background bickering for us.

I believe that this actually an accurate description of wedded bliss.

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I would think that the marriage is going strong since background bickering = foreplay :twisted:
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Re: please settle a pub argument - how dusty??

Postby VultureChow » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:48 am

Savannah wrote:
Rice wrote:
Savannah wrote:It might be fun to go fly a dome tent on the Esplanade this year . . .

What kind of kite string would one use for that?? 300Lb? :lol:


I didn't say I would remain grounded. :mrgreen:



I wonder if the volume inside a dome tent would be enough, if filled with helium, to get it airborne without the wind. Literally a dome tent balloon. Obviously you'd have to have a Mylar or latex lining. That would be a fun installation.
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