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Postby ygmir » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:55 am

"where's the cafeteria?"
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:13 am

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Postby Fire_Moose » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:57 am

"Whiskey and white gas? Isn't that a little dangerous?"

"We only use a tiny bit of white gas"

"Oh, alright, ill give it a shot..."
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Postby CLARKcon » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:21 pm

(overheard by the porta potties while I was lying down for sleep...)

DISGUSTED GUY: "But C'mon, what the FUCK! Even my 3 year-old nephew knows how to take a shit without smearing it all over the seat!!"

I chuckled to myself for,ooooh, bout' 10 minutes or so :lol:
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Postby Oso » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:53 pm

"Good thing we brought a Dustbuster with us"

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Postby motskyroonmatick » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:11 pm

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Postby Remark » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:28 am

WHEN: 2002 Dusk, Middle of nowhere playa, friend and I walking and two guys on bikes coming right at us very very fast.
UTTERANCE: Guy A: "It's no good, I can't maneuver!"
Guy B: "Stay on target."
Guy A: "We're too close!"
Guy B: "Stay on target!"
Guy A: <shouting> "Loosen up!"
They scream by on both sides of us...
REACTION: I am immediately twelve again, grinning from ear to ear!
RESPONSE: I holler (hopefully in time for them to hear)..."it came from behind!!!

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Postby knowmad » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:40 pm

"If you leave your window down just a crack the Static electricity will not biuld up so bad and you'll have less dust in your car." "oh, and put your air filter in your glove box so it doesn't get all gunky!"
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Postby Elorrum » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:58 am

Remark wrote:WHEN: 2002 Dusk, Middle of nowhere playa, friend and I walking and two guys on bikes coming right at us very very fast.
UTTERANCE: Guy A: "It's no good, I can't maneuver!"
Guy B: "Stay on target."
Guy A: "We're too close!"
Guy B: "Stay on target!"
Guy A: <shouting> "Loosen up!"
They scream by on both sides of us...
REACTION: I am immediately twelve again, grinning from ear to ear!
RESPONSE: I holler (hopefully in time for them to hear)..."it came from behind!!!

immediately twelve again. you've nailed it with this story.

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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:26 am

Elorrum wrote:
Remark wrote:WHEN: 2002 Dusk, Middle of nowhere playa, friend and I walking and two guys on bikes coming right at us very very fast.
UTTERANCE: Guy A: "It's no good, I can't maneuver!"
Guy B: "Stay on target."
Guy A: "We're too close!"
Guy B: "Stay on target!"
Guy A: <shouting> "Loosen up!"
They scream by on both sides of us...
REACTION: I am immediately twelve again, grinning from ear to ear!
RESPONSE: I holler (hopefully in time for them to hear)..."it came from behind!!!

immediately twelve again. you've nailed it with this story.


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Postby Goatlegz 5000 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:43 pm

"I feel like a koala bear climbed inside my brain and crapped a rainbow"

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Postby pizzamancer » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:17 pm

Risky wrote:Where's the food court?


ROFL! You should have seen the time I had one of the Japanese kids ask a ranger that question. When he finally figured out what he was asking, the ranger started to get really concerned, asking if he was okay, if he had water,... I was rolling on the ground.

My first burn, I went 'searching' for the food court (I made sure to dress as a tourist). I asked one camp where it was and a chick freaked out on me, and told me that I was ruining her burn because I was so stupid. Good comedy.

My fav Playa phrase?

FUCK YEAH
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Postby sputnik » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:20 pm

Fuck yer burn
It's going to be alright.

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Postby gyre » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:38 pm

pizzamancer wrote:
Risky wrote:Where's the food court?


ROFL! You should have seen the time I had one of the Japanese kids ask a ranger that question. When he finally figured out what he was asking, the ranger started to get really concerned, asking if he was okay, if he had water,... I was rolling on the ground.

My first burn, I went 'searching' for the food court (I made sure to dress as a tourist). I asked one camp where it was and a chick freaked out on me, and told me that I was ruining her burn because I was so stupid. Good comedy.
So stupid you ruined someone's burn!
Impressive.

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Postby sputnik » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:59 pm

God damn hippies!
It's going to be alright.

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Postby knowmad » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:49 pm

My Alla Fave.
"Who's in charge?" "Is there some one in charge of this camp here?."
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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:06 am

Can I borrow some toilet paper? This one is out

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Postby Fire_Moose » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:09 am

Goatlegz 5000 wrote:"I feel like a koala bear climbed inside my brain and crapped a rainbow"


stolen from Sealab 2021
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Postby gaminwench » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:52 am

2002, Burn night...
I'm designated 'camp security',so I've climbed up to the top of our frontage art, to watch the man burn (and keep an eye on the neighborhood)...
Along comes a 20something asian fellow with his duffle bag and a BRC map - he has clearly just arrived (!) and is confuzzled, so I speak up from above his head..."Can I help you?"
His response " Where is everybody?"
pointing to playa..."See all the lights & fire?"
"Ohhhhh....."

poor guy, hope he had a good time!

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Postby gyre » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:07 pm

By the fire on the esplanade, after standing there for quite a while the night the man pre-burned, staring out into the playa.

"So....where is the man anyway?"


They had driven in and seen the man as they arrived and set up camp while everything happened, without hearing about any of it.
So they knew the man was there, having already seen it.

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Postby orangepeelmoses » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:15 pm

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Postby accordionMan » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:22 pm

Heard in Center Camp:

"Any one got acid?" "Any one got acid?" "Any one got acid?"

2 hours later, the same guy being held up by 2 other guys, I hear the same guy say...


"umblea umblea umblea umblea"
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Postby gidget » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:49 pm

Remark wrote:WHEN: 2002 Dusk, Middle of nowhere playa, friend and I walking and two guys on bikes coming right at us very very fast.


Same year, almost same scenario: this guy blazes right past my hubby yelling "Drunk on bike! Drunk on bike!"
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Postby falcon451 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:54 pm

I've always loved this one, from a post by Gyre on 9-28-08

"I was bored and I had some propane left"
(meaning 400-500 lbs)

'What a girl said to me late one night, after setting off a fuel air explosion over our camp with no notice.

That actually made sense to me.'

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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:43 pm

From 4th of JuPlaya:

"Yeah, but I'm a ZERO DRAMA princess.".
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Postby googbox » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:39 pm

Some of my favorites that I remember (this year I'm bringing a notebook dammit)

"you know, the playa diet. It's like Atkins. With sand."

"I just had a staring contest with a frog"--said by our very timid republican virgin campmate after she had been gone way too long for a trip to the porta potties.

me: "whose tortilla is this on my tent?"
campmate: "leave it there, it's our playa tortilla warmer!"

Jellyfish-- i have a feeling I may be friends w/ the person who claimed to be a zero drama princess.

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Postby googbox » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:42 pm

Oh and another BTW... at 4th I think I must've been asked at least 20 times if I knew where Ein Hammer was. I didn't.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:30 pm

Cool! Ein Hammer's pounding itself into the burner consciousness.
REmember, Mad Scientist Rampage Wednesday will end up there!
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Postby knowmad » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:40 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Cool! Ein Hammer's pounding itself into the burner consciousness....
Yeah! because if there were Burner Consciousness it would have to have whatever pounded into it by a Ginormus Fire Spewing Hammer.
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Oh yeah, this year I was totally twerping out at the fence. ~Lonesombri

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Postby VeganChoirGirl » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:13 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:One of the top ten highlights of 2009, without a doubt.


situation : Girl with megaphone....Screaming

Quote....."LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!"

Location, Esplanade & Tenth


Reaction: Crowd turns to look.

Girl with megaphone demurely whispers into bullhorn:

[size=7]"Thank you"


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