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Re: playa names

Postby Eric » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:12 pm

171/348 wrote:Seems to me it would be hard to say all the time.
Although, it's written on my arm, so maybe I just have to come up with an introduction where I let people read it and thus I don't have to keep repeating one seven one of three four eight or one hundred seventy one out of three hundred and forty eight or whichever other jumbled iteration comes out of my mouth... Probably some kind of litmus test for how BORG vs. Art I'm feeling at the moment.



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Re: playa names

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:22 pm

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Re: playa names

Postby clocksnmirrors » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:25 pm

call me Mrs. Bojangles
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Re: playa names

Postby Savannah » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:21 pm

DAMN YOU, Simon! I have been been meaning to post that. That I haven't is somehow totally your fault. :D
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Re: playa names

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:29 pm

He's our scapegoat, Savannah.
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Re: playa names

Postby 171/348 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:49 pm

Not sure I'd want to be called that out on the playa... :|
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Re: playa names

Postby Savannah » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:04 pm

171/348 wrote:Not sure I'd want to be called that out on the playa... :|


If we meet, I'm just gonna to call you One-Seven-One unless you tell me differently . . . and/or take some sort of marvelous pratfall or commit a heroic act that makes a new playa name terribly obvious.
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Re: playa names

Postby Gonzo Frothwood » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:48 pm

My nickname since highschool was Gonzo Slutpuppy Because one day I was going to grow up into a Mondo Whoredog. RobbiDobbs said that was slightly sexist. Well she said it it was a violent sexist slur or something like that....I don't listen to her all that close. So I took my favorite beer and favorite actress names and combined them for...Gonzo Budseka. did not roll off the tongue. So second choice was Old Frothingslosh and Natalee Wood. Gonzo Frothwood was born. Then a good Mexican friend of mine told me that Gonzo means either goose or stupid in Spanish. Thanks high school friends for calling me stupid goose. Love you too!
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Re: playa names

Postby Malcolm » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:53 am

So, should I come up with my own name, or have someone give one to me?
I read about camps where their gift was to have a veteran burner quick chat with you, ask you a bunch of questions, and then they come up with a fitting Playa name. It sounds cool, and I would totally dig that, but isn't that just one of those “Burnier than thou” rules that someone came up with?
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Re: playa names

Postby lemur » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:00 pm

you dont need a nickname.

its just a fun thing.

in larger groups it also helps to know who is who... if ya have 6 Johns..



some people have their name given to them and they keep it..

some people make up something of their own

some people think its dumb and just use their RL name..


it really doesnt matter, ..you can be a dif name any time you talk to someone, if you want..
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Re: playa names

Postby ygmir » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:02 pm

Malcolm wrote:So, should I come up with my own name, or have someone give one to me?
I read about camps where their gift was to have a veteran burner quick chat with you, ask you a bunch of questions, and then they come up with a fitting Playa name. It sounds cool, and I would totally dig that, but isn't that just one of those “Burnier than thou” rules that someone came up with?


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Re: playa names

Postby Canoe » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:07 pm

Keep it easy. Pay your way into one of the plug&play camps. It's either first night or first day they have a circle &#$* drum and assign everyone their "playa name" on a name tag.
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Re: playa names

Postby Eric » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:19 pm

Malcolm wrote:So, should I come up with my own name, or have someone give one to me?


The best playa names are the ones that organically attach themselves to you over the course of the week (if at all), the worst are when you give yourself something awful like Playalight or Stardust and realize you're the 400th+ person to choose that dated thing. If you have a real life nickname that people use, feel free to use that. Personally, I use my real name & don't want a playa name - I'm the same person in the middle of the City as I am in the middle of the playa, and don't see a need to "become someone else" for the week. I understand why others want to however, and say more power to you. Just let it happen naturally.
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Re: playa names

Postby Drawingablank » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:20 pm

Savannah wrote:
171/348 wrote:Not sure I'd want to be called that out on the playa... :|


If we meet, I'm just gonna to call you One-Seven-One unless you tell me differently . . . and/or take some sort of marvelous pratfall or commit a heroic act that makes a new playa name terribly obvious.

Well since that is how they number prints and lithographs - how about Limited Edition.
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Re: playa names

Postby Schtev » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:27 pm

My name is Steve. My boss, for reasons I can't even begin to fathom, decided one day that I am "Schtev of da Fjords". Seems like a good Playa name, and has led to numerous stereotypically Scandinavian sounding conversations with said boss.
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Re: playa names

Postby Schtev » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:28 pm

I think we have a winner! :D

ygmir wrote:
Malcolm wrote:So, should I come up with my own name, or have someone give one to me?
I read about camps where their gift was to have a veteran burner quick chat with you, ask you a bunch of questions, and then they come up with a fitting Playa name. It sounds cool, and I would totally dig that, but isn't that just one of those “Burnier than thou” rules that someone came up with?


why do you ask this, "Twodogsfucking"?
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Re: playa names

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:32 pm

Is your parrot pineing?
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Re: playa names

Postby Malcolm » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:33 pm

Schtev wrote:I think we have a winner! :D

ygmir wrote:
Malcolm wrote:So, should I come up with my own name, or have someone give one to me?
I read about camps where their gift was to have a veteran burner quick chat with you, ask you a bunch of questions, and then they come up with a fitting Playa name. It sounds cool, and I would totally dig that, but isn't that just one of those “Burnier than thou” rules that someone came up with?


why do you ask this, "Twodogsfucking"?
:P :P :P

WHOA! I may have to veto that one!
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Re: playa names

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:35 pm

I will find someone to name Evangiline Finefanny this year! 8)
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Re: playa names

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:38 pm

Schtev wrote:...and has led to numerous stereotypically Scandinavian sounding conversations with said boss.

Nice work if you can get it...
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Re: playa names

Postby AntiM » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:16 pm

Eric wrote:
Malcolm wrote:So, should I come up with my own name, or have someone give one to me?


The best playa names are the ones that organically attach themselves to you over the course of the week (if at all), the worst are when you give yourself something awful like Playalight or Stardust and realize you're the 400th+ person to choose that dated thing. If you have a real life nickname that people use, feel free to use that. Personally, I use my real name & don't want a playa name - I'm the same person in the middle of the City as I am in the middle of the playa, and don't see a need to "become someone else" for the week. I understand why others want to however, and say more power to you. Just let it happen naturally.



Come on, you know you're Eric the Red, because we have more than one. The next one will be 12ManyErics.


The playa name you do not want is along the lines of Skidmark... a drunk guy who sat naked in our camp chair got that lovely moniker.
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Re: playa names

Postby graidawg » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:05 pm

Lord Earl duke of Fareham. because thats how I introduced myself to the pretty girl in the camp next door. Sadly being a peer did not get me laid.
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Re: playa names

Postby lemur » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:05 pm

we had someone one year, upon being noted as being too clean.. did a "playa angel" (like the snow angel thing but.. in the dust) and ..did it face down.

(which is totally the wrong way to do a snow angel)


he became face down
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Re: playa names

Postby Savannah » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:07 pm

graidawg wrote:Lord Earl duke of Fareham. because thats how I introduced myself to the pretty girl in the camp next door. Sadly being a peer did not get me laid.


You should have called yourself "His Worshipfulness, Lord Viscount of Graidawgshire."

lemur wrote:we had someone one year, upon being noted as being too clean.. did a "playa angel" (like the snow angel thing but.. in the dust) and ..did it face down.

(which is totally the wrong way to do a snow angel)


he became face down


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Re: playa names

Postby littlebird » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:30 pm

lemur wrote:we had someone one year, upon being noted as being too clean.. did a "playa angel" (like the snow angel thing but.. in the dust) and ..did it face down.

(which is totally the wrong way to do a snow angel)


he became face down


Well then go ahead and call me Face Down 2: Electric Boogaloo, because I plan on doing my newbie playa angel face down. No need to get a headstart in the Who-Has-The-Most-Dust-In-Her-Hair competition at the end of the week.
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Re: playa names

Postby Jackass » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:16 pm

A newbie in camp a couple of years back happened to indulge in fungi as they were unloading their set up. At some point after unloading and unrolling the carpet he was laying on it and talking to it and became rather infatuated with it, for the rest of the week he was know only as "Carpet". I have no clue what his real name was, maybe Ryan or something...
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Re: playa names

Postby Eric » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:21 pm

littlebird wrote:No need to get a headstart in the Who-Has-The-Most-Dust-In-Her-Hair competition at the end of the week.


The correct answer to this is: "everybody with hair". Embrace it early, it will make the week easier. :)
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Re: playa names

Postby Schtev » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:24 pm

That's real cute. =p

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Re: playa names

Postby MikeGyver » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:15 pm

In reality, I'm Starting to dislike Mrpatatomoto. But its so off the wall that it works for internet shit since nobody else has it. There are other Mrpotatomoto's though. Thought about spelling it right once and it didn't work out. Other than that people call me my default name, Mike. which is boring and common as hell.
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Re: playa names

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:43 pm

Has anyone seen Mike Hunt?
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