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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Canoe » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:27 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:
Bob wrote:Dash it all, the rhythmic vinegar spritzing might be cancelled.

bob, Nobody listens to rhythmic vinegar spritzing anymore.

So should or shouldn't I be cancelling my order for 500 packets of vinegar?
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby junglesmacks » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:06 am

Cooling trend coming..

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby ygmir » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:07 am

shush you!!
some are finally getting the idea, and fearing the heat and dust!!
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:10 am

i heard it was gonna snow at night, should i bring a plastic snow shovel or a metal one and where's the best place in reno to buy one, or even better yet, could you buy it for me?

this is really freaking me out!

fuck! Variables!

OMG!

all is lost!

im having a panic attack, will someone please post a link of some pithy saying on a native American Background to ease my mind about things i cant control?


thanks...
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby ygmir » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:18 am

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby mgb327 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:25 am

Now, now, RD, breath deeply, you will be just fucking fine.......
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Foxfur » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:33 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:
Foxfur wrote:
Kidsville 2012.jpg





oh my...

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Bob » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:09 am

Needn't have played the Sudan card when you have starving kiddie campers right at home.

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Sheesh, she only brought half a tent.

Or maybe that's her chill space.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby DustHand » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:12 am

melaniejane wrote:
CapSmashy wrote:
Drawingablank wrote:I don't know whether to freak out or congratulate you for posting the most tasteless image I have ever seen on the internet.



Most tasteless image you have ever seen on the internet? You live under a Net Nanny rock or something?

I could take it waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down the path of tasteless and cruel and make Fox's image look rather tame.


While the temptation to ask you to do so is rather strong, I don't want to risk the wrath of the Internet moral police.
Of course I am from Barbie Death Camp where our nazi ken dolls march the barbies into the ovens - so I'm not sure I'm an arbiter of good taste.

But, back to the weather. I am so fucking doomed if it is humid. Dammit.



I'm only concerned about being guilty of thread drift.

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Foxfur » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:19 am

I camped with them at BM 1932 in Okieville.

Seriously though, Sweetpea said "I bet Simon won't be reposting THAT..." in reference to the Kidsville pic...


Version 2.0 of my artistic prediction on the invisibility of my khaki trailer during dust storms:

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Bob » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:37 am

Try these around the trailer, if you can scare up enough children.

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby ygmir » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:41 am

Foxfur wrote:I camped with them at BM 1932 in Okieville.

Seriously though, Sweetpea said "I bet Simon won't be reposting THAT..." in reference to the Kidsville pic...


Version 2.0 of my artistic prediction on the invisibility of my BOO-khaki trailer during dust storms:

OUCHv3.jpg


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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Bob » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:47 am

Canoe wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:
Bob wrote:Dash it all, the rhythmic vinegar spritzing might be cancelled.

bob, Nobody listens to rhythmic vinegar spritzing anymore.

So should or shouldn't I be cancelling my order for 500 packets of vinegar?


Just think, a bottle of industrial vinegar per ticket-holder and maybe we can KILL ALL THE ALKALI ONCE AND FOR ALL.
Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Homiesinheaven » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:14 am

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dont forget to bundle up your chubby kids!
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:18 am

Foxfur wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:
Foxfur wrote:
Kidsville 2012.jpg





oh my...

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

You squicked Simon! Congratulations!

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:29 am

Bob wrote:Dude has his Tokyo & Berlin mixed up.

Easy to do. Especially after the war. Rome just never made the Axis power post-defeat really super-impressive two list.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:32 am

Foxfur wrote:I camped with them at BM 1932 in Okieville.

Seriously though, Sweetpea said "I bet Simon won't be reposting THAT..." in reference to the Kidsville pic...


Version 2.0 of my artistic prediction on the invisibility of my khaki trailer during dust storms:

OUCHv3.jpg

So why didn't you draw yourself? You aren't Mohammed, you know.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Foxfur » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:54 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
Foxfur wrote:I camped with them at BM 1932 in Okieville.

Seriously though, Sweetpea said "I bet Simon won't be reposting THAT..." in reference to the Kidsville pic...


Version 2.0 of my artistic prediction on the invisibility of my khaki trailer during dust storms:

OUCHv3.jpg

So why didn't you draw yourself? You aren't Mohammed, you know.

Muhammad died on the cross for your sins and all you can do is make jokes?
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:56 am

Foxfur wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
Foxfur wrote:I camped with them at BM 1932 in Okieville.

Seriously though, Sweetpea said "I bet Simon won't be reposting THAT..." in reference to the Kidsville pic...


Version 2.0 of my artistic prediction on the invisibility of my khaki trailer during dust storms:

OUCHv3.jpg

So why didn't you draw yourself? You aren't Mohammed, you know.

Muhammad died on the cross for your sins and all you can do is make jokes?
Heh.

No, I can sing, too.

*Always look on the bright side of life...*
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Canoe » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:19 pm

Bob wrote:"Bob" Dash it all, the rhythmic vinegar spritzing might be cancelled.
"Simon of the Playa" bob, Nobody listens to rhythmic vinegar spritzing anymore.
"Canoe" So should or shouldn't I be cancelling my order for 500 packets of vinegar?

Just think, a bottle of industrial vinegar per ticket-holder and maybe we can KILL ALL THE ALKALI ONCE AND FOR ALL.

As in, like my junior school volcano project! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Canoe » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:21 pm

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:i heard it was gonna snow at night, should i bring a plastic snow shovel or a metal one...

Like the snow would last long enough to shovel it.
If you see the snow falling, get outside fast and start dancing.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Drawingablank » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:42 pm

CapSmashy wrote:
Drawingablank wrote:I don't know whether to freak out or congratulate you for posting the most tasteless image I have ever seen on the internet.



I could take it waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down the path of tasteless and cruel and make Fox's image look rather tame.


I suppose I could too if I tried, but since I don't normally seek out really tasteless or cruel stuff I don't come across much of it.
I have no doubt that far more extreme stuff is out there, but the places one chooses to hang out in will often dictate the scenery.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby vargaso » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:26 pm

Bob wrote:Needn't have played the Sudan card when you have starving kiddie campers right at home.

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Sheesh, she only brought half a tent.

Or maybe that's her chill space.


Ha! Funniest thing I've ever read here on the eplaya. Also, that's the woman from the famous Dorthea Lange picture, I'd never seen another angle until now. So, you're both providing mirth AND education. For this, I thank you.

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby DustyBubbles » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:36 pm

Wow, this really is useless. I know all of the veterans on here are just having an amazing time scaring the newbies but, even though this is not my first year going, even im a little nervous. Actually, this thread made me much more nervous. Some of us are really trying to get a better idea as to what we can do in addition to what's already been told of us to do to prepare for Dustopolix. I certainly dont want a newbie's tents flying into my camp or straight into me for that matter. Useless, useless and useless.

Sorry, just a liiiitttllllle cranky today. Pre-playa jitters perhaps?? But, seriously, scaring the newbies for 16 straignt pages really isnt doing anything positive.

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby CrispyDave » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:40 pm

DustyBubbles wrote:Wow, this really is useless. I know all of the veterans on here are just having an amazing time scaring the newbies but, even though this is not my first year going, even im a little nervous. Actually, this thread made me much more nervous. Some of us are really trying to get a better idea as to what we can do in addition to what's already been told of us to do to prepare for Dustopolix. I certainly dont want a newbie's tents flying into my camp or straight into me for that matter. Useless, useless and useless.

Sorry, just a liiiitttllllle cranky today. Pre-playa jitters perhaps?? But, seriously, scaring the newbies for 16 straignt pages really isnt doing anything positive.


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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby vargaso » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:45 pm

DustyBubbles wrote:Wow, this really is useless. I know all of the veterans on here are just having an amazing time scaring the newbies but, even though this is not my first year going, even im a little nervous. Actually, this thread made me much more nervous. Some of us are really trying to get a better idea as to what we can do in addition to what's already been told of us to do to prepare for Dustopolix. I certainly dont want a newbie's tents flying into my camp or straight into me for that matter. Useless, useless and useless.

Sorry, just a liiiitttllllle cranky today. Pre-playa jitters perhaps?? But, seriously, scaring the newbies for 16 straignt pages really isnt doing anything positive.


Rebar the shit out of any structure and use multiple guide wires, don't leave anything loose in camp that could possibly be taken away by the wind, get some good goggles and a pack of dust masks, don't ride your bike during a whiteout, try to position your tent downwind behind a vehicle because a cheapo Walmart tent may or may not survive a serious dust/wind storm without a stronger structure over it of a windblock. That's about it. Not much more you can do.

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Rice » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:45 pm

DustyBubbles wrote:Wow, this really is useless. I know all of the veterans on here are just having an amazing time scaring the newbies but, even though this is not my first year going, even im a little nervous. Actually, this thread made me much more nervous. Some of us are really trying to get a better idea as to what we can do in addition to what's already been told of us to do to prepare for Dustopolix. I certainly dont want a newbie's tents flying into my camp or straight into me for that matter. Useless, useless and useless.

Sorry, just a liiiitttllllle cranky today. Pre-playa jitters perhaps?? But, seriously, scaring the newbies for 16 straignt pages really isnt doing anything positive.

Here is the deal. There have been serious dust storms every night. Therefore, one needs to anticipate strong winds and plan appropriately.

There are several ongoing discussion about tent pegs, shade structures and such. Google: eplaya tent pegs ...

Make sure you have goggles and some sort of dust mask with you all the time. If you are properly prepared, the storms are actually fun.

If, you think the weather is going to be to much for you. You need to make a decision.

I'm on-playa on this Saturday, I will try and report back what I experience (assuming I can get some sort of interwebs out there...)
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby organizedchaos » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:52 pm

lol, oh no... no reason to be worried at all its just the big bad eplayans that are trying to scare you


... its going to be juuuuust fine

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby DustyBubbles » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:55 pm

[quote="stretch80Here is the deal. There have been serious dust storms every night. Therefore, one needs to anticipate strong winds and plan appropriately.
There are several ongoing discussion about tent pegs, shade structures and such. Google: eplaya tent pegs ...Make sure you have goggles and some sort of dust mask with you all the time. If you are properly prepared, the storms are actually fun.If, you think the weather is going to be to much for you. You need to make a decision. I'm on-playa on this Saturday, I will try and report back what I experience (assuming I can get some sort of interwebs out there...)[/quote]

That was really refreshing! Thank you. I am overprepared and I welcome the dust and I have never thought about not going because of this. It was just getting a little to snarky in here and I seriously thought my head was going to explode. I serioulsly have had nightmares of being marred by a flying tent poles and now (from seeing all of those portapotty pics) will probably have a nightmare about being knocked over while in one.
I appreciate you :)

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Rice » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:05 pm

DustyBubbles wrote:That was really refreshing! Thank you. I am overprepared and I welcome the dust and I have never thought about not going because of this. It was just getting a little to snarky in here and I seriously thought my head was going to explode. I serioulsly have had nightmares of being marred by a flying tent poles and now (from seeing all of those portapotty pics) will probably have a nightmare about being knocked over while in one.
I appreciate you :)

No probs :) There are several threads on playa dreams & nightmares :shock:

As long as everyone realized that the wind is a serious thing to consider, and plan to deal with it, they will be fine. (aka: 2011 weather conditions were perfect, 2012 weather - uh, not perfect, but more like what the playa really is like)

I'll take whatever the playa give me. No problems. At least it won't be -50F ...
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