10 Plagues of Burningman

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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby gyre » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:15 pm

171/348 wrote: if the story is true, my Polish great grandfather (Great great?) didn't bother with same alphabets, at Ellis Island he simply said the same word that the guy in front of him said because they let that guy thru.

Oh, I like that.
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby socks » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:36 pm

It was the same for my grandfather too. He came from Serbia at the age of 13 with nothing more than a address of his uncle. As he went to Ellis Island with a name of Saava Dubiache, the clerk that checked him in told him he needed a "good American " name. From then on he was Sam Dubic. The year was 1913
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:27 pm

171/348 wrote:Crypto... You forgot Czestochowa... As in The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa here in Doylestown, PA.

Also, if the story is true, my Polish great grandfather (Great great?) didn't bother with same alphabets, at Ellis Island he simply said the same word that the guy in front of him said because they let that guy thru.

And I should have got that because my mother has her mother's copy of the icon hanging in her living room. I can't even claim the "proper noun" exemption, can I?
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:31 pm

fanny packers.
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:26 pm

Are you sure that that isn't some sort of loincloth issue?
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby Earthwalker » Tue May 07, 2013 12:23 am

CornMan wrote:The overabundance of law enforcement officials who are looking for the easy, lucrative bust (cannabis) rather than putting in an honest effort to catch people stealing from vacant camps and stealing bicycles.


Couldn't agree more. Gamble and bang whores all you want, but I better not catch you smoking any of that damn reefer!
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby CornMan » Tue May 07, 2013 6:51 am

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Fanny packs are not in style, and we care about what other people think, so we end up trying to find some other less efficient way to carry our stuff around.
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue May 07, 2013 9:11 am

um, thats not a fanny he's packing in there...

just sayin'.
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby Savannah » Tue May 07, 2013 10:54 am

CornMan wrote:Image

Fanny packs are not in style, and we care about what other people think, so we end up trying to find some other less efficient way to carry our stuff around.


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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby gyre » Tue May 07, 2013 11:05 am

Good one
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue May 07, 2013 11:11 am

Savannah wrote:
CornMan wrote:Image

Fanny packs are not in style, and we care about what other people think, so we end up trying to find some other less efficient way to carry our stuff around.


I'm dressing him with my mind.

Thank you. My eyes feel so much better now.
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon May 20, 2013 4:20 pm

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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby Elliot » Mon May 20, 2013 7:33 pm

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Plague # 11: Faulty spelling on ePlaya:

Sync wrote:I hereby nominate Savannah as the official unauthorized Profit of Burning man.

Yet another example of why spelling matters.




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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby bluesbob » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:28 pm

Sandworms, frog-bats, lava, and tsunamis. I'll think of another 6 later on.
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby Turtleburp » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:50 am

Kiwis - the new Aussies bru
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