Those dark patches that aren't pee?

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Those dark patches that aren't pee?

Post by gnomenclature » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:29 pm

Do you know what causes the dark patches on the playa (and no, the ones I'm talking about are much larger and more irregularly-shaped, so the answer isn't "bladders"). They cover every area I can see out there. They don't look human-made. Am I the only one who notices these and wonders about them? Especially with the full moon this year, at night they were striking.

Thoughts, musings?

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Post by SonOfUgly » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:28 am

sure was good this year, the acid, wasnt it..... :roll:

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Post by oneeyeddick » Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:24 am

I was wondering where all of the light spots between the usual darkness had come from ?
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:58 am

Got the full scoop, troop:

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Post by BurningRondo » Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:59 pm

That was so wonderfully awful I dub it:

HORRIBAD.

(/BRB hunting it down to watch with a bottle of coconut rum)
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Post by mdmf007 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:14 pm

A big puddle of vomit?

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Post by oneeyeddick » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:19 pm

Here is Tremors 2, if you really wanna watch it.

http://www.megavideo.com/?v=MBNYX3IU

And if that leaves a hole in your desires, there is Tremors 3, which is here

http://www.megavideo.com/?v=AWACO5IH


seriously....don't thank me.....and don't ask me for the 3 1/2 hours of your life back either.
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Post by pizzamancer » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:26 pm

That is a bunch of crap. Everyone knows that Tremors is just a fictional movie.

The brown spots are from the Shai Hulud
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Post by Fire_Moose » Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:54 am

I have a pet assblaster...
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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:10 pm

How did you ascertain that the dark patches weren't pee? Did you taste every one?
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Actuallly, yes.

Post by gnomenclature » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:00 pm

I did in fact taste each one. I was wrong about three of them; they were two pees and a loose stool. But as for the rest of the dark patches: Cause still uncertain.

Seriously, though, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one out of the loop here. It was my 5th year and I only just noticed them for the first time. They're not dark like wet splotches, or upturned like wheel tracks. They're just... areas of significantly darker sand. Playa mysteries...

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Post by Pink Daddy » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:53 pm

pizzamancer wrote:That is a bunch of crap. Everyone knows that Tremors is just a fictional movie.

The brown spots are from the Shai Hulud
There was a sandworm art car this year... this is very plausable...
gnomenclature wrote:I did in fact taste each one. I was wrong about three of them; they were two pees and a loose stool. But as for the rest of the dark patches: Cause still uncertain.

Seriously, though, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one out of the loop here. It was my 5th year and I only just noticed them for the first time. They're not dark like wet splotches, or upturned like wheel tracks. They're just... areas of significantly darker sand. Playa mysteries...
I don't know what your perspective was or your state of mind, but it's possible that you were observing the shadows cast by dust drifts. I observed these in 2008 and recognized them as areas to NOT take my bike or art car. The dark areas were typically loose dust and a dust trap...
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Post by gnomenclature » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:49 pm

Funny how it always comes back to the "state of mind" question...

The "loose sand" explanation sounds the most plausible so far.

That *would* explain the way they kept rearing up to bite at me, and kept insulting me using my mother's voice, right?

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