Signs that you're a Burnerd

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Boijoy
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Post by Boijoy » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:00 pm

You search the bargan racks at drug stores after Halloween for half priced costume stuff.. it's THAT time of year kids !!! & momma needs some colored hair spray and a tutu. :)
don't forget to floss

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Post by Sham » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:30 pm

You start scouting around for various Christmas lights that are generic enough for the playa and try to anticipate what will be on clearance after the holiday.

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Post by Craftsmn » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:01 pm

Oh thank you Karlene for resurrecting this thread.

I have read every post and I now, finally, feel right at home...normal and sane.

There are actually hundreds.....thousands of other people who share my same affliction/condition.

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Post by AntiM » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:12 am

Shambala wrote:You start scouting around for various Christmas lights that are generic enough for the playa and try to anticipate what will be on clearance after the holiday.
You know which sets of solar Christmas lights sell out before the holiday clearance sales, and willingly buy them at full price.

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Simon of the Playa
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:39 am

you spend more time on e-playa than you do in the bathroom.
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ygmir
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Post by ygmir » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:43 am

as you hand the customer their fries, you say "fuck yer day"............
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Simon of the Playa
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:54 am

in a rush to get out the door, you forget your pants, and instead of running back to the house, you just go with it.
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Post by Sham » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:13 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:you spend more time on e-playa than you do in the bathroom.
You bring your laptop in the bathroom with you to check eplaya so you don't waste time while you are making a poop!

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Sail Man
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Post by Sail Man » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:39 pm

Shambala wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:you spend more time on e-playa than you do in the bathroom.
You bring your laptop in the bathroom with you to check eplaya so you don't waste time while you are making a poop!
Dammit Shambala! You beat me to the punch Image

Any shopping you do has you wondering how it can be used on the playa. Thrift, resale, clearance stores are now youre preferred shopping destinations. Not to mention flea markets and antique stores (checking out a new one this weekend, I'm giddy with excitement) :D
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Post by falk » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:28 pm

stu wrote:And I love your avatar. Took a while until I *saw* the twitch.
You jerk. I spent five minutes staring at that picture.

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Post by madmatt » Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:52 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:you spend more time on e-playa than you do in the bathroom.
You spend more time in the bathroom because you're posting on eplaya on your laptop while taking a dump.

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Post by madmatt » Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:54 am

You find yourself cruising through alleys because there's some promising dumpsters or recycling that you could use for camp decor...."just spray paint that stuff silver, and it would match the alien stuff we have..."

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Post by gyre » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:26 am

Badger wrote:
I think a Stephen Hawking concert would be even cooler.
But nowhwere near as cool as my tentaive plans for the Stephen Hawking Canonball Express. I'm looking at the possibility of modifying a wheelchair with a 4 cylinder VF 700 Honda engine and faux pulse jets strapped to the sides.

This in lieu of having to cancel my plans for my playa art project this year which was to have been called the the 'Rock Em, Sock Em Hawkings'. Idea was to have a 30 dia wooden platform with two combatants in remote controlled wheelchairs. One would be all white and the other would be all black (representing the theoretical Stephen and the anti-Stephen duality) The audience would collectively be in charge of directing the wheelchairs to ram one or the other Hawking into a 4' dia hole in the middle of the stage representing the event horizon of a black hole. Throughout the battle, each would be hurling insults at the other using a small laptop with attached to speakers on the respective chairs.

It was an absinthe-induced idea...
I actually want to see this.

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Remark
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Post by Remark » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:19 pm

My wife was recently complimented on her dress and when they asked where she got it, "Its my Husbands' LBD...

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Post by pandasex » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:14 am

When seeing a porta potty makes u remember the good times

When u starts saying "this one time at burning man"

When u start yelling at the TV every time some stupid show starts making lame references to burning man

When your default friends start telling u you need meetings to get over your addiction
I have post playa depression :(

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goathead
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Post by goathead » Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:36 am

you still have default friends?

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Post by pandasex » Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:05 am

i live in ohio so its not like SF where i would have a choice. But i just made friends with bat country pittsburgh and attended their decompression so I am trying to have BM friends. I guess im in transition
I have post playa depression :(

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:36 am

Every time you hear about someone going on vacation you ask them, "Why the Hell don't you go to Burning Man instead, you fool?! Everyone knows that the Black Rock Playa is the CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE!!!" Pausing briefly to wipe spittle off your chin.

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Post by Fire_Moose » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:59 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote: Everyone knows that the Black Rock Playa is the CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE!!!" Pausing briefly to wipe spittle off your chin.


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Post by peace » Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:31 pm

You spend ridiculous time and money updating the lighting and sound system on your bike that hasn't had working brakes or more than 1 gear in 5 years.

You just say "I don't know" when someone asks you what BM is so they will go away.

98% of your storage space is filled with crap you use 2 weeks a year.

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Post by Deb Prothero » Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:40 pm

Even though you live in a winter climate, your car won't fit in the garage because it's full of playa gear. Every morning when you scrape the snow and ice off, you think of all that wonderful playa gear safely stored out of the weather.

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Post by AntiM » Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:42 pm

Your husband builds an extension shed off the back of the garage to store your playa gear, but between the trailer in the driveway and the rhodescars (4 wheel bikes) there is still no way to get the car in out of the snow.

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Post by Sham » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:52 am

You can spin the clearance rack in stores blindingly fast looking for the most hideous clothes that no one else would ever buy. When you find your size, you shout out loud, "PERFECT"!

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Post by ibdave » Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:23 am

Shambala wrote:You can spin the clearance rack in stores blindingly fast looking for the most hideous clothes that no one else would ever buy. When you find your size, you shout out loud, "PERFECT"!

Yup....
I was Born OK the 1st Time....

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Post by ibdave » Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:30 am

Been going 12 years now, that being said...
For the last 5-6 years I declare to everyone in camp that I'm going to take a year off..... I wonder when that year will come... 8) 8) 8)
I was Born OK the 1st Time....

Don't bring defaultia to Burning Man, take Burning Man to defaultia...... graidawg

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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:01 am

Are we supposed to read the final word in the title as "burnerd" (the typo hypothesis) or as "burn nerd" (the portmanteau hypothesis)?
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Post by ygmir » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:12 am

depends on who you ask......


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Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:20 am

New England Research & Development.




duh.
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ygmir
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Post by ygmir » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:28 am

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:New England Research & Development.




duh.
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Elorrum
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Post by Elorrum » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:02 pm

You need to clear the space in front of your wall heater now that it's getting colder, but you don't have a good place to put the hats and blinky lights, and speaker project box, so you put on a sweater. (O.k. that might mean I'm just a procrastinator... 60/40, should have heat by tonight.)

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