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Post by graidawg » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:13 pm

i thought as i am coming form over the water is there anything from over here you cant get over there i can bring?
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:39 pm

Which water?
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Post by graidawg » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:43 pm

i was thinking alcohol but you guys have most of what iwas thinking covered and cheaper than i can get it. although i was going to bring a few bottles of espresso beer for the caffeine freaks and some gifts for the regular posters here that amuse me
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Post by moonrise » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:05 pm

Maybe bring a flag from your country so other homelanders can find you...maybe a few small ones for them too. (& lots of blinkie pins!?!!)

2010, a handful of camp mates (mostly veteran BM wives) did a spur of the moment, "okay, here are the gifts I brought for camp mates" moment early in the week, next thing I knew I had about 6 cool new things...I guess they call that schwag, all the gifts were man logo'd useful and fun items.

Surprised! I quickly made some of the best drinks I had (I didn't bring custom printed schwag) and of course shared everything else I brought, including what I had been gifted,,, all week....it was fun.

The range is huge, there are BIG gifts and invisible, intangiable gifts too...
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Post by graidawg » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:17 pm

i'm not trying to impress anyone just i knwo some thing are available over not there, like good coffee lol, and wanted suggestions most useful stuff is way cheaper for you than me and i intend to get that when i get there. What i was thinking is oh i don't no real beer (oh dear i am being all superior know shut up me) or good coffee (shut up shut up ffs) or maybe chocolate (jesus christ man what are you doing? can anyone shut him up . . . .)you XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX this transmission is ended due to drinkenness
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Post by FIGJAM » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:21 pm

Bring some real malt vinager for my fish and chip's you limey prick! :lol:
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Post by graidawg » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:27 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Bring some real malt vinager for my fish and chip's you limey prick! :lol:
THAT i can do


now can someone stop me from posting for 24 hours before i shame myself any further?
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Post by moonrise » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:47 pm

good chocolate, other edible goodies from your country...good ideas
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Post by delle » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:24 pm

Mmmmmmmmmmmm

Cadbury Flake. Just love those Cadbury Flakes.


....tho of course it would be Cadbury Soup In A Tube by the time you got it here.....


Nice thinking about it tho. My taste buds' memory thank you.
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Post by JStep » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:34 pm

Candy. Not that we don't have candy, but European candy always seems so exotic and kewl.

I always enjoy British tabloids too, not that I'll probably read them at BM...

Oh and lots of hashish. You can bring hashish to Burning Man, right?

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Post by Elorrum » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:41 pm

elderflower cordial

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Post by gyre » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:47 pm

The good hot chocolate mixes.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:12 pm

Much as I might miss british candy (although, I have to admit it's nostalgia now that smarties don't come in a tube) I'm going to say that be careful of the chocolate option. The playa is not ideal chocolate territory. Keeping it cold would mean more messing with coolers and ice than is ideal for a first timer. We don't have "wine gums" or whatever the fuck they are called, here, and I'm sure there's more.
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Post by Trishntek » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:31 pm

SMASHED FLIES!
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Post by TomServo » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:32 pm

Absinthe?

Its legal here, but European is stronger.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:46 pm

He's not going to be able to bring more than one bottle.

I guess he can pay the duty, I'm fuzzy on that.
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Post by pinemom » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:08 pm

Have you ever tasted Herring candy? that shits nasty!
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:15 pm

You're talking about the pepper licorice stuff?
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Post by pinemom » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:16 pm

Yesssssss...and then it got worse! They made it into a liquor!!!


hahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa
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Post by Trishntek » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:31 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:He's not going to be able to bring more than one bottle.

I guess he can pay the duty, I'm fuzzy on that.
We brought 2 bottles of absinthe back from Spain wrapped in our clothing. Customs felt the bottles and we had declared them. No duty was assessed or did they even unwrap the bottles to see what they were.

And since you mentioned "peppery",,, absinthes vary tremendously in taste, alcohol content, color and most importantly, whether they are macerated or distilled. We are just finishing our last bottle of Czech absinthe which has very little anise. The Spanish absinthe is almost all anise. We have some German variations which can be more sweet or more bitter. The French absinthes are probably closest to the originals which were 68%, or 136 proof and are still distilled in the original fashion with the original recipes of 1805.

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Post by pinemom » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:35 pm

I've had that one, and yes its very nice. Very Strong but nice.
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Post by graidawg » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:33 pm

ok malt vinegar, pernod (way cheaper here) wine gums, cadburys melted chocolate, good hot chocolate and some newspapers (the independant and fortean times? maybe private eye do you get that over there?)
oh and smashed flies
and kewl european candy but not chocolate
see i knew people would have things they wanted

i will bring the pernod or absinthe (maybe pastis) as gift for someones bar as i think its nasty (probably barbiedeathcamp and wine bistro)(the drinks nasty not the bar)
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Post by TomServo » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:42 pm

graidawg wrote:ok malt vinegar, pernod (way cheaper here) wine gums, cadburys melted chocolate, good hot chocolate and some newspapers (the independant and fortean times? maybe private eye do you get that over there?)
oh and smashed flies
and kewl european candy but not chocolate
see i knew people would have things they wanted

i will bring the pernod or absinthe (maybe pastis) as gift for someones bar as i think its nasty (probably barbiedeathcamp and wine bistro)(the drinks nasty not the bar)
Absinthe should go to Ygmir...just tell him its from me.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:55 am

I'm sure the Apokaliptika Cantina would appreciate the absinthe as well.
No need for the decision to be made now, especially as we all know what happens to plans when you get on playa.
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Post by graidawg » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:32 am

Trishntek wrote:SMASHED FLIES!
google says do you mean squashed flies?

i can bring squashed flies. but i want smahed flies now they sound cool as long its not my flies smashed by a mallet
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Post by Trishntek » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:47 am

squashed flies it is! See? It's been so long,,,,, I forgot what to call those tasty little bisquits.
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Post by gyre » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:23 pm

Crumpets?

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Post by Trishntek » Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:03 pm

gyre wrote:Crumpets?
These are particularly special!
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Post by Herring » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:24 am

pinemom wrote:Have you ever tasted Herring candy? that shits nasty!
I'm intrigued...

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Post by graidawg » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:26 am

Herring wrote:
pinemom wrote:Have you ever tasted Herring candy? that shits nasty!
I'm intrigued...
That i can do really really easily IKEA sells it and ikea is less than a drunken stagger from my front door
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