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Post by skygod » Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:47 pm

EB wrote:I don't know how any of the veterans in this thread could think it could be even a REMOTELY good idea for somebody to gift black powder on the playa...
Nostalgia.
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Post by Sensei » Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:03 pm

If someone gave me some homemade black powder out there on the playa, I'd probably bust into tears.

No shit. That's what I call a gift.

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Post by Sensei » Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:04 pm

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Post by Trixy » Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:08 pm

I fell into a burning ring of fire.........................
Chillax, dude.

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Post by EB » Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:55 pm

Okay, yes, I'm being a ninny. And if black powder is the same shit inside a peeled open Black Cat firecracker, then, yes, I have played with it before.

And, yes, shit got blowd up.

... But as a playa gift? Really? Some guy gives you a vial of black powder and says it's black powder made from the charred remains of different art projects and you should light it?

















Oh, wait. I just got. That is pretty cool, actually. :twisted:
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Post by Dustdevil » Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:28 am

Actually BP is not what is inside of a typical chinese firecracker. The firecracker powder is known as flash powder. It burns more swiftly and has a bright flash. Black powder burns at a relatively slow rate depending on the size of the granuals.
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Post by unjonharley » Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:33 am

I had to leave work to pick up my son from school.. Seems he blow a comode and stall off it anchors..

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:04 am

EB wrote:I don't know how any of the veterans in this thread could think it could be even a REMOTELY good idea for somebody to gift black powder on the playa...
We veterans used to throw firecrackers at people for laughs.

It's about trust: that the giftee is not about to abuse it.

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Post by phil » Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:27 am

> We veterans used to throw firecrackers at people for laughs.

Ah, the good ol' days. How many times I misjudged the fuse burn rate and had the firecracker go off in my fingers. The worst time was when I had it back beside my head in the middle of throwing it. My ear still rings.

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Post by robotland » Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:23 pm

I still have patches of skin that get hard and flaky in the wintertime, after flashcooking 'em with black powder one very, very long 4th of July ago...My own damn fault and DAMN that hurt! But anyone who's read the back of their ticket should know what they're gettin' into, I guess.
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Post by Davoid » Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:39 am

unjonharley wrote:I had to leave work to pick up my son from school.. Seems he blow a comode and stall off it anchors..
Has he tried Beano?

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