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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby pink » Fri May 24, 2013 9:14 pm

At the temple burn last year people were abandoning all sorts of shit when they left, from sunglasses to empty beer cans, glow sticks, cups and cig butts. I picked up as much as I could carry and stuff into a friend's backpack. It didn't even begin to touch the mess.
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby 171/348 » Sun May 26, 2013 9:51 am

The google map image showed the shift for quite a while. You could see the map lines drawn from 2011's map over the 2012 image. Basically last years man was almost in 2011's center camp (or was it the other way around?). The city turned ever so slightly as well.
I left on Tuesday... Saw many 'empty' campsites that were marked by a pile of trash.
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby unjonharley » Sun May 26, 2013 10:07 am

The worst I have seen. Is along the hwy leaving.. Driver would stop on the top of hills and dump there crap.. Not only throw it out but leave to bags open in the wind.. One year I stopped and picked up six bags.. Some of it got away from me in the wind...

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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby cherryblossom73 » Mon May 27, 2013 7:56 am

Neighbor building their hexayurt from scratch right on the playa....we were picking up those tiny pieces all week long. :(
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby jkisha » Mon May 27, 2013 8:01 am

Somebody bought a bike on the way to the event, unpacked and assembled it on the playa, and left all of the packaging including the instructions, owners manual, etc. blowing in the wind.

Though easy to clean up, it just showed total disrespect for the LNT policy and BM in general.
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby monsta2ownzu » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:40 am

cherryblossom73 wrote:Neighbor building their hexayurt from scratch right on the playa....we were picking up those tiny pieces all week long. :(


Jeesus! I built one in my sisters back yard before last year and even after a thorough shop vac clean up we found those little piece of foam EVERYWHERE till she moved out a few months ago. Cant imagine someone doing that on playa. Thats horrible :-( You should have walked over and offered them a nice warm swig from the nearest pee bottle.
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby unjonharley » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:06 am

Moopiest on the playa was that goddamit and his ugly yacht
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby Turtleburp » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:49 am

unjonharley wrote:Moopiest on the playa was that goddamit and his ugly yacht


Come on Unjon - work with it...

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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby Canoe » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:29 pm

Hung around a couple of days in 2010 helping with cleanup.
One of the crew told me about finding a present a camp left behind. A mostly full 45 gallon drum of feces.
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby Thecatman » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:09 pm

To me it has to be cigarette butts. :x

In 2010 I found ten cents near the mant farm. Right after a very brief dust storm, just lying in the playa dust was a dime. What are the odds of that?

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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby C187 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:23 pm

Bunches and bunches of trash bags piled up next to portas.

As a smoker I never understood how other smokers can't simply put the butt in a pocket if all else fails.
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby 9ah » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:58 am

C187 wrote:Bunches and bunches of trash bags piled up next to portas.

As a smoker I never understood how other smokers can't simply put the butt in a pocket if all else fails.



Isn't that why God created tennis balls? :roll:
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:30 am

9ah wrote:
C187 wrote:Bunches and bunches of trash bags piled up next to portas.

As a smoker I never understood how other smokers can't simply put the butt in a pocket if all else fails.



Isn't that why God created tennis balls? :roll:


Actually, pressurized tennis balls made of India rubber were invented by Charles Goodyear in the mid-to-late 1800s. Let's not give God too much credit here :P

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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby C187 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:00 am

BoyScoutGirl wrote:
9ah wrote:
C187 wrote:Bunches and bunches of trash bags piled up next to portas.

As a smoker I never understood how other smokers can't simply put the butt in a pocket if all else fails.



Isn't that why God created tennis balls? :roll:


Actually, pressurized tennis balls made of India rubber were invented by Charles Goodyear in the mid-to-late 1800s. Let's not give God too much credit here :P

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Hahaha!

I don't carry a tennis ball personally. Instead I carry a car cup-holder ashtray with a lid. Why waste money on modifying something when a product already exists that does the job well.
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby Dr. Pyro » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:14 am

BoyScoutGirl wrote:
9ah wrote:
C187 wrote:Bunches and bunches of trash bags piled up next to portas.

As a smoker I never understood how other smokers can't simply put the butt in a pocket if all else fails.



Isn't that why God created tennis balls? :roll:


Actually, pressurized tennis balls made of India rubber were invented by Charles Goodyear in the mid-to-late 1800s. Let's not give God too much credit here :P

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Goodyear also invented the vulcanization process used in making Goodyear tires. But he never benefited from his invention and was in fact poverty striken. Got to make sure those patents are in order I guess is the moral of the story.
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby tattoogoddess » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:32 pm

Like Tamara said.. The hair. God it was like a frickin critter stuck in the playa. Gross!!

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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby Ano » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:55 pm

Peacock bike with Peacock feathers. Lots of 'em.
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:37 pm

There was a dumpster in 97. Filled up fast.
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:41 pm

a horizontal jots.....after it fell off of a truck.....



oh, the aroma was rich, and thick.



just off playa, a giant garlic truck filled with gerlach garlic that had overturned after whacking an RV....that had quite a smell too.



i guess both times it was bio-degradeable, sort of...
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby 9ah » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:44 am

Scout - Tell that to any televangelist and he will say God put that idea in his head! :twisted:

BoyScoutGirl wrote:
9ah wrote:
C187 wrote:Bunches and bunches of trash bags piled up next to portas.

As a smoker I never understood how other smokers can't simply put the butt in a pocket if all else fails.



Isn't that why God created tennis balls? :roll:


Actually, pressurized tennis balls made of India rubber were invented by Charles Goodyear in the mid-to-late 1800s. Let's not give God too much credit here :P

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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby offarock » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:59 am

Cement bags left behind by someone. (Used as sandbags for holding something down?)
One had a hole in it. Took a couple shovel-fulls of playa cement mixture home. Since the hole was under the bag I assume it did not get spread much by the wind.
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:25 pm

If we all brought two or three bags and carefully spread it during the event, our surface problems would be over...
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:56 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:If we all ... spread it during the event, our ... problems would be over...


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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby lemur » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:05 pm

ok it might not have been the moopiest, or of any real impact at all... but it happened and i think its technically "moop"


but there once was a guy walking away from one of the bigger burns ..and he was walking and peeing at the same time.


in a way its sort of a tale of anti-moop.

because, at least it wasnt a puddle. (like all those numerous wet spots you see as the sun comes up on sunday morning after the man burn)

but..

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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby Sunny D » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:35 am

Wow, the hair clumps - gross! The worst moop I've seen so far was my birgin year. Our neighbors showed up Tuesday afternoon in their rented cars to their fully stocked pair of RV's full of yummy food, halloween costumes, and a bunch of other New Year's junk you can find at Party City. They put out the artificial grass turf, hung string of decorative paper (that obviously didn't last one day) and by day two there was glitter everywhere. They were a really nice group that we got along with, but were simply there to party. By Sunday they were all gone, but left a four foot tall pile of trash bags along with all the moop on the ground. Late Monday afternoon, two guys came and drove off in the RV's leaving all the trash behind. We spent hours mooping the area, but there was no way we could take their pile of trash in our Corolla. It was infuriating to say the least.
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby DrewDubious » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:30 am

Hair is biodegradable and even composts into nutrients usable by the earth.







Just sayin.
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby VultureChow » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:47 am

DrewDubious wrote:Hair is biodegradable and even composts into nutrients usable by the earth.







Just sayin.


So is horseshit, but its still considered rude to leave a pile of it on your neighbor's lawn.

If the BLM considers hair to be trash in their post event survey, then that's what it is. Also, not sure that the playa has a ton of microbial life that would help break down organic refuse.
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby DrewDubious » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:58 am

VultureChow wrote:
DrewDubious wrote:Hair is biodegradable and even composts into nutrients usable by the earth.







Just sayin.


So is horseshit, but its still considered rude to leave a pile of it on your neighbor's lawn.

If the BLM considers hair to be trash in their post event survey, then that's what it is. Also, not sure that the playa has a ton of microbial life that would help break down organic refuse.




Is that anything like "just because something is legal doesn't make it right"?
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby Canoe » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:21 am

VultureChow wrote:
DrewDubious wrote:Hair is biodegradable and even composts into nutrients usable by the earth.
...Also, not sure that the playa has a ton of microbial life that would help break down organic refuse.

BRC doesn't sit on earth. It sits on playa. Hair can blow to the earth that surrounds the playa, where there's an established balance.
The playa has aquatic micro-fauna, mainly crustaceans, some of which migratory birds are dependent on. Organics can mess with them and their nutrients.
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Re: The Moopiest Thing I've Ever Seen On The Playa Is...

Postby VultureChow » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:26 am

DrewDubious wrote:

Is that anything like "just because something is legal doesn't make it right"?


Basically, though in this case it would also be "illegal" in that hair is considered trash and whether the event receives a permit is based largely on passing the post event inspection.
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