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When is that little metermaid scooter going to move?

Today
1
1%
Today
1
1%
Tomorrow
9
12%
Tomorrow
9
12%
Never
28
37%
Never
28
37%
 
Total votes: 76

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Post by dinosaurwilly » Mon Aug 15, 2005 4:36 pm

Hmmm... its looking a little nasty today in Gerlach. Is that dust blowing around? Clouds, rain maybe? Well, let's get it out of the way now!

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Post by Lassen Forge » Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:36 pm

Looks like rain here in the Bay Area. Bring raingear and have arrangements to take time off!

And... my little blue companion is GONE. Now I'm gonna cry again!! Maybe the Flatbed truck got hungry??

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Post by robotland » Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:42 am

Rain comes to meet my sorrow.....Whither Goest, Tuk Tuk? We hardly knew ye......
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Post by dinosaurwilly » Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:40 pm

the weather looks much better today than yesterday! There have been a lot of posts around talking about rain and thunderstorms, but I think it is going to be a GREAT year! The last few weeks look like they have been stellar!

Oh, and it looks like some ugly white pick-up truck has taken tuk-tuk's parking place. Go away, that place is taken, she will be back, I know it.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:17 am

Sure is creepy right now, that bottom of the sea with phosphorescent lures thing going on. What's happening?
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Post by robotland » Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:23 am

Yeah- Shouldn't the sun be up, by now?
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:26 am

In a desparate attempt to stop the event brr has got hold of Mr. Burn's sunblocking devise.

Or maybe, we're seeing the webcam with a six hour delay...
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Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Post by robotland » Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:40 am

I can't make out the TIME, but the DATE reads "8/17"....So it must be locked up somehow, and recycling an image from last night.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:08 am

Yeah, someone should call Gerlach and tell them that they are in the Land that Time Forgot....
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Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Post by bellaessa » Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:35 am

:shock: Where did the sun go? And the gerlachians? Perhaps the gypsum mine coughed up a dark cloud and blocked the sun so the aliens can move in under the cloak of darkness.

::sniffle:: tuk tuk was soo young!!

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Post by robotland » Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:39 am

Maybe I shouldn't have joked about Ragnarok, over on the Apokiliptika thread- Perhaps a wolf DID devour the sun! The "Michigan Sun" seems fine for now, though.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:43 am

As is the California Sun. Obviously, there are so many gods that they have to have regionals. Maybe it wasn't a wolf, maybe the sungod's boat got stuck on a river reef while it was running down the nite nile....
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Post by robotland » Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:48 am

If this keeps up for much longer, I'm going to have to buy more flashlight batteries "just in case".
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:57 pm

It's Afternoon in Gerlach!!!
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Post by dinosaurwilly » Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:09 pm

August 18th, 2005: Burners Anxiously Await Return of Gerlach Video Feed.

On Tuesday, August 16th, the lights mysteriously went out in Gerlach. The faithful webcam that had been placed atop the burning man headquarter had gone black. Rumors began circulating of angry gods devouring the local sun, others had postulated that the coal driven power plant had gone on line and created a dark cloud obscuring gerlach, while others simply huddled at home, close to loved ones awaiting the day they would finally hear information on the state of Gerlach.

Today, at roughly around 3pm, the lights came back on in Gerlach, anxious well-wishers and burners rushed to thier screens to see the scenes in downtown Gerlach only to notice .... nothing has changed!

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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:12 pm

But you have to admit it's a Glorious day.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:14 pm

dinosaurwilly wrote:On Tuesday, August 16th, the lights mysteriously went out in Gerlach. The faithful webcam that had been placed atop the burning man headquarter had gone black. Rumors began circulating of angry gods devouring the local sun, others had postulated that the coal driven power plant had gone on line and created a dark cloud obscuring gerlach, while others simply huddled at home, close to loved ones awaiting the day they would finally hear information on the state of Gerlach.
And we all know the sky was morning tuktuk.
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Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Post by dinosaurwilly » Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:30 pm

That is true! It's a beautiful day! Every day I check in on Gerlach and see that it is sunny and warm makes me a little bit less worried about all these stories of torrential rains and terrible thunderstorms this year!

Here is the update from my friend who is living in Gerlach these days ...


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The weather has been nice. No rain really. It was a bit overcast one day and one day we had some lightning. I think a lot of people expect it to rain, but I don't really think so. I think the rain gods got all of their might out all year. Anyway, I hope not either. Since I have been here, I think that we only had one or two days of heavy rain. It is starting to get cooler at night compared to when I first got here. I wear a sweatshirt at night now, but it ain't too bad.
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Post by robotland » Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:33 am

I was delighted to click in this morning and see a DIFFERENT kind of spooky darkness....We're BACK, baby!

I only wish Tuk Tuk was here to see it. I'm calling the milk carton people in the morning.
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Post by Martiansky » Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:51 am

Looks kinda hazy there right now.....

It would be kinda cool to be watching this as all the cars are headed to the gate.......but I'll be one of them!! WOOHOO!!!

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Post by Stilesfamily » Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:11 am

ATTENTION ATTENTION, 08-20-2005, 07:08AM.

RV PARKED IN FRONT OF BRUNO’S
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Post by TheJudge » Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:01 am

Have to say this is the weirdest community watch group Ive ever seen.

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Post by robotland » Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:27 am

Sunrise Complete. Gerlach Safe.
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Post by Mister Jellyfish Mister » Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:12 am

Here in Reno/Sparks, there is a tinge of Autumn in the air, resulting in a very slight, bittersweet longing when you take a deep lung full.
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Post by robotland » Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:44 am

Are we going to have chilly nights again, like last year?

It's borderline Autumnal here in lovely SW Michigan, too...nightime lows in the fifties. Good hottubbin' weather! Woohoo! I was soaking last night, pre-playa to-do list in hand....
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Post by dj big E » Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:08 am

anyone else see the guy lurking around the red truck?

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Post by ckburn » Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:24 am

just saw a logo'd black rock ranger truck drive by... looked like jynx. cool. can't wait til I get outta here in a few more days!!

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Post by leftbraindp » Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:24 am

Did they approve the nuclear facility? Cause there is this strange blue mountain lurking over the playa.... hmmm

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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:24 am

Traffic's picking up. Including (I swear) a JotS truck a few moments ago...
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Post by Ranger Genius » Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:03 pm

Lookit! they're mowing the lawn in the little park!
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