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The Atomic Fireball Candy!

Post by Christian The Jew » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:07 am

What do we do with the Atomic Fireball candy?

I've read some people eat it right as they get it. Some people save it until they reach the Main Gate.
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Re: The Atomic Fireball Candy!

Post by TT120 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:21 am

I was thinking about infusing some vodka with mine. They are WAY to strong for me to eat.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:32 am

Into the trash. One of the stupider burningman fetishes.
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Re: The Atomic Fireball Candy!

Post by tamarakay » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:38 am

First year, got a lemonhead. I let a grandkid have it.
Second year, two fireballs! We each had one right away. What the hell does delayed gratification even mean?
Third year, lemonhead again. Grandkid again.

Haven't received tickets this year yet. Bought and ate a fireball this weekend hoping the mojo would send itself to the ticket gods. so far nothing.
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Post by Elderberry » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:58 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Into the trash. One of the stupider burningman fetishes.
That's what we do with ours too.
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Re: The Atomic Fireball Candy!

Post by LittleJack » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:02 pm

I love atomic fireballs! Some years I eat it upon arrival, some years I wait until I turn off the pavement. This year, assuming I get it in time, I plan to enjoy it on August 9th, which is the weekend I'll be doing my final prep, food purchasing, and staging.
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Post by pink » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:13 pm

Last year, upon getting my tickets, I opened the fireball, and it popped out of the packaging and rolled under the couch. As far as I know, it's still there :shock:
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Post by mgb327 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:08 pm

DO NOT! Under any circumstances, let your dog have it. No matter how long/loud he begs for it. Not good for either of us.
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Re: The Atomic Fireball Candy!

Post by Maizie » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:11 pm

Oh man.

I ..... I don't think those come in the international shipments.

I didn't realize I was missing out until now!
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Re: The Atomic Fireball Candy!

Post by Christian The Jew » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:44 am

LittleJack wrote:I love atomic fireballs!...
I plan to enjoy it on August 9th, which is the weekend I'll be doing my final prep, food purchasing, and staging.
August 9th... The Day we dropped Fat Man on the Japanese subsequently ending WW2.

Enjoy that Atomic Fireball :wink:
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Post by oly14 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:21 pm

LOL. My wife got into my ticket package and ate the Fireball. She just texted me "Holy cr.. that Fireball is super hot! I have to keep taking it out of my mouth." :D I got a bag to hand out in the Gate line and to leave with Will Call.

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Post by smilemore » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:00 pm

Maizie wrote:Oh man.

I ..... I don't think those come in the international shipments.

I didn't realize I was missing out until now!
We received two with our orders (one order for tickets and one for the vehicle pass ... had to order vehicle pass separately due to fuck up with ticketfly on order day ... the good news is that they made an extra $29 for shipping from me!?!?) that were delivered by Canada Post today. If you really want one you can have mine ... just look me up on the playa ... I'll be riding my bike with a bunch of "PlayaScarf" scarves trailing in the wind behind me ...
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Re: The Atomic Fireball Candy!

Post by Maizie » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:23 am

smilemore wrote:
Maizie wrote:Oh man.

I ..... I don't think those come in the international shipments.

I didn't realize I was missing out until now!
We received two with our orders (one order for tickets and one for the vehicle pass ... had to order vehicle pass separately due to fuck up with ticketfly on order day ... the good news is that they made an extra $29 for shipping from me!?!?) that were delivered by Canada Post today. If you really want one you can have mine ... just look me up on the playa ... I'll be riding my bike with a bunch of "PlayaScarf" scarves trailing in the wind behind me ...
I totally got one with my order this year!!! I heard of a couple other Canadians getting one too, so it must have been a change for this year, or I was just lucky or something.

Love the scarves!
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Re: The Atomic Fireball Candy!

Post by lucky420 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:05 am

Took my ticket and vp out to gaze at it and noticed my fireball looked different to me. Like someone licked it, all faded. :? :D

It just seemed to be a brighter red last year.
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by smilemore » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:53 am

Maizie wrote:
smilemore wrote:
Maizie wrote:Oh man.

I ..... I don't think those come in the international shipments.

I didn't realize I was missing out until now!
We received two with our orders (one order for tickets and one for the vehicle pass ... had to order vehicle pass separately due to fuck up with ticketfly on order day ... the good news is that they made an extra $29 for shipping from me!?!?) that were delivered by Canada Post today. If you really want one you can have mine ... just look me up on the playa ... I'll be riding my bike with a bunch of "PlayaScarf" scarves trailing in the wind behind me ...
I totally got one with my order this year!!! I heard of a couple other Canadians getting one too, so it must have been a change for this year, or I was just lucky or something.

Love the scarves!
Thanks Maizie! It's mostly the handy work of my wife but I did design the labels :roll: We hope to have about 300 to gift on the playa ... I guess we've reached crunch time!

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Post by demeter » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:16 am

Maizie wrote:Oh man.

I ..... I don't think those come in the international shipments.

I didn't realize I was missing out until now!

You can have mine.... assuming we get them with WillCall tickets....

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Post by oscillator » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:59 pm

Lil bastard made a break for it....puttin out an APB right now! $50 reward.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:51 pm

lucky420 wrote:Took my ticket and vp out to gaze at it and noticed my fireball looked different to me. Like someone licked it, all faded. :? :D

It just seemed to be a brighter red last year.
That's because you left it in the sun for a year!
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Post by Savannah » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:54 pm

I've read that the fireball was a shipping trick to prevent envelopes from slipping down too easily into hidden spaces in mail trucks or mail processing areas. I don't know if that's true, but I appreciate it a lot if it is.

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Re: The Atomic Fireball Candy!

Post by lucky420 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:55 pm

:lol:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by Elorrum » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:01 pm

I open the package, and toss it over my shoulder into my apartment. No, not really, but I accidentally did drop one once, and found it months later, and thought it was so fun, that maybe I should do it intentionally. My luck would be I would find it with the soft under bottom of a foot, and further injurious mayhem might ensue. I think I usually eat mine sometime when I'm packing to give me a little lift.
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Post by Eric » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:05 pm

Savannah wrote:I've read that the fireball was a shipping trick to prevent envelopes from slipping down too easily into hidden spaces in mail trucks or mail processing areas. I don't know if that's true, but I appreciate it a lot if it is.
Interesting - I heard it was to force them to be hand sorted, since the machines can only do flat. A fail-safe to get routed correctly.

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Post by Elorrum » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:48 pm

I heard it was to meet the minimum dimensions for the postage rate they are charging. It had to be 1/2" thick.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:54 pm

I heard something like Elorrum's. That they didn't want to send it as a letter, because postage and tracking were cheaper for a package.
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Re: The Atomic Fireball Candy!

Post by socks2 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:19 pm

I believe it has something to do postage rates
By putting something into it it's now call a package not
a letter

But that's just a guess

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Re: The Atomic Fireball Candy!

Post by H.G.Crosby » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:06 pm

i'm eating my fireball right now... :twisted:
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