10 more aussies

Start here - tell us about yourself and what brings you to ePlaya.
dadsy
Posts: 25
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:44 pm
Burning Since: 2013
Location: Bunbury, WA

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby dadsy » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:06 pm

[
Dadsy, people do use walkie-talkies (or hand-held CB radios) with varying success. I googled walkie-talkie eplaya to find these (among others):

Walkie-talkie thread
viewtopic.php?t=26549

Radios that work
viewtopic.php?t=29196

But . . . just be comfortable with the idea that you will totally get separated from your friends sometimes, and strike up conversations with total strangers instead. It's socially acceptable. Hell, it's a time-honored Burning Man tradition. Happens to everyone.



Thanks Savannah, im more than happy to get seperated, i was typing in Walky not walkie into the search bar, my bad
never trade the thrills of living with the security of existence

User avatar
dragonpilot
Posts: 1597
Joined: Tue May 08, 2007 12:53 pm
Burning Since: 2005
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby dragonpilot » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:21 pm

Daytime, it's fairly easy to keep track of everyone...and not everyone is going to want to go out at the same time to the same places, anyway. At night, to guarantee getting separated, be sure to ride your bikes...if ya got 'em.

We when travel at night on bikes it's rarely to just ride aimlessly, but rather with a specific destination in mind. When separation occurs, and it will, everyone knows where to meet up and regroup. Bike night trips are usually reserved for some deep playa event. Most fun at night is to go out on foot lingering here an there at interesting venues that you would otherwise blow by on a bike.
Don't bore your friends with all your troubles. Tell your enemies instead, for they will delight in hearing about them.

User avatar
tatonka
Posts: 2176
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:28 pm
Burning Since: 2013
Camp Name: Rancho Deluxe
Location: oregon

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby tatonka » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:52 am

found some good aussy music

[media]
“Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica.” - Abraham Lincoln (from a letter written by Lincoln during his presidency to the head of the Hohner Harmonica Company in Germany)

dadsy
Posts: 25
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:44 pm
Burning Since: 2013
Location: Bunbury, WA

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby dadsy » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:48 am

definitely be getting bikes dragonpilot, love the signature
never trade the thrills of living with the security of existence

lexy
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:33 am
Burning Since: 2013
Camp Name: Flamin Merkin
Location: South Africa

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby lexy » Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:15 am

personally a big fan of aussie culture

User avatar
Simon of the Playa
Posts: 16943
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins
Location: Rochester, Nevada.

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:10 am

i like ditchdigging, crime and beer too.
“Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

Frida Be You & Me

A gift for the Playa

THIS YEARS POSTERS

2015 posters

burn,burn,burn 2016

lexy
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:33 am
Burning Since: 2013
Camp Name: Flamin Merkin
Location: South Africa

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby lexy » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:34 am

yeah thats what i meant

dadsy
Posts: 25
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:44 pm
Burning Since: 2013
Location: Bunbury, WA

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby dadsy » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:32 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:i like ditchdigging, crime and beer too.



We haven't reached the lofty standards of trailer parks, guns and
Obesity but hopefully one day
never trade the thrills of living with the security of existence

User avatar
Elorrum
Posts: 5311
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:09 pm
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Baby fell in the Bucket
Location: Reno

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby Elorrum » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:39 pm

I keep thinking of this children's song, and imagining it sung with an Australian accent.

Ten green bottles sitting on the wall,
Ten green bottles sitting on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There'll be nine green bottles sitting on the wall.

mmm. oh pardon me, please carry on. no foreshadowing intended. just a minor amusement for me.
Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
Let us go and make our visit.
In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo. - T.S. Elliot

User avatar
unjonharley
Posts: 10159
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:05 am
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Elliot's naked bycycel repair
Location: Salem Or.
Contact:

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby unjonharley » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:43 pm

Elorrum wrote:I keep thinking of this children's song, and imagining it sung with an Australian accent.

Ten green bottles sitting on the wall,
Ten green bottles sitting on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There'll be nine green bottles sitting on the wall.

mmm. oh pardon me, please carry on. no foreshadowing intended. just a minor amusement for me.


Aussies have an accent :?:

User avatar
theCryptofishist
Posts: 40296
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:28 am
Burning Since: 2017
Location: In Exile

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:50 pm

They are too busy singing about Kookaburra and gum trees and billibongs to sing about green bottles...

Or such is my understanding.
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

User avatar
theCryptofishist
Posts: 40296
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:28 am
Burning Since: 2017
Location: In Exile

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:51 pm

Although, attempting to imply Simon's fat is droll...

Now, me... I'm fat.
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

User avatar
Ugly Dougly
Posts: 16605
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:31 am
Burning Since: 1996
Location: San Jose, CA
Contact:

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:31 am

I think we have pretty run through our list of Australian stereotypes by page two. But I suspect your average Aussie is fairly adventurous and tough-minded. Almost everywhere I have been, I have seen Aussie tourists, and that's saying something.

As has been said (I suppose) 60,000 burners using walkie talkies with a limited amount of bandwidth.. the airwaves gets crowded fast. Besides, your conversations will consist of "I am over here, by someone's tent, and I think they are burning something, where are you?"

I suggest the ten of you march as a unit together, wherever you go. Wear identical costumes as well. That will freak everyone out.

User avatar
unjonharley
Posts: 10159
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:05 am
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Elliot's naked bycycel repair
Location: Salem Or.
Contact:

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby unjonharley » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:43 pm

Burning Man needs some brown shirts

User avatar
TomServo
Posts: 6160
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2004 1:17 pm
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: Black Rock City Assholes Union Local 668
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby TomServo » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:43 pm

unjonharley wrote:Burning Man needs some brown shirts


Is Khaki considered "brown"?
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

User avatar
unjonharley
Posts: 10159
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:05 am
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Elliot's naked bycycel repair
Location: Salem Or.
Contact:

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby unjonharley » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:47 pm

TomServo wrote:
unjonharley wrote:Burning Man needs some brown shirts


Is Khaki considered "brown"?


I don't think the Germans had the word Khaki in 1941.. So, yes

User avatar
Dr. Pyro
Posts: 4343
Joined: Tue Sep 02, 2003 8:11 am
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro
Location: Newcastle, CA
Contact:

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby Dr. Pyro » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:40 pm

After a week in the Black Rock Desert, all shirts are brown. Or brownish.

User avatar
theCryptofishist
Posts: 40296
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:28 am
Burning Since: 2017
Location: In Exile

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:46 pm

unjonharley wrote:
TomServo wrote:
unjonharley wrote:Burning Man needs some brown shirts


Is Khaki considered "brown"?


I don't think the Germans had the word Khaki in 1941.. So, yes

Um... Remember--
Image
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

akmojo
Posts: 460
Joined: Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:09 pm
Location: Anchorage
Contact:

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby akmojo » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:31 pm

dadsy wrote:arent nearly all of us imported / incarcerated english types

but are you a decendant of the incarcerated or a bloody Pommie in disguise ???
the Playa will make a Galah look sane, you'll love Dust in your vegamite !!
think big and dare to fail

bluesbob
Posts: 591
Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 2:32 pm
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: AV
Location: Fullerton, CA.

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby bluesbob » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:42 pm

I think there's an 8 Aussie limit on the playa.
"aw shucks.." - Eric

User avatar
graidawg
Posts: 3173
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:50 am
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: CAMP Hooker
Contact:

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby graidawg » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:36 pm

this is getting ridiculous. surely there are enough aussies already? i mean 8 is about 7 more than i can cope with. can we not just start "the oz quarter" or something and get them all out at 12 and trash fence so we can have some peace? I mean they already ruined marmite by adding sweeteners then they go and invent that travesty "vegemite" clearly not realising that a) marmite is already vegetarian and b) its made from beer and c) is far superior to anything a convict or exile could possibly create.......
FREE THE SHERPAS
Burners with torches is right and natural and just.-fishy.
CATCH AND RELEASE.

User avatar
rubeun
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:42 am
Burning Since: 2010
Camp Name: Heart Deco
Location: San Francisco, California

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby rubeun » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:55 pm

My high school was next to the Fourex (XXXX) Brewery in Milton...never touched a Fosters until I moved to California. Even then I preferred to drink Corona over Fosters.
Fosters...Australian for Bats Piss.
I like Tooheys but can't find it here in America. All they bloody have is Fosters!
And for some ungodly reason they sell Bundy Ginger Beer in San Francisco...but not Bundy Rum (Bundaberg Rum).
Welcome and have a great time m8! :D
Image

User avatar
Simon of the Playa
Posts: 16943
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins
Location: Rochester, Nevada.

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:25 pm

well it looks like they'll be a huge uptick in benzene huffing this year.
“Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

Frida Be You & Me

A gift for the Playa

THIS YEARS POSTERS

2015 posters

burn,burn,burn 2016

dadsy
Posts: 25
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:44 pm
Burning Since: 2013
Location: Bunbury, WA

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby dadsy » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:53 pm

graidawg wrote:this is getting ridiculous. surely there are enough aussies already? i mean 8 is about 7 more than i can cope with. can we not just start "the oz quarter" or something and get them all out at 12 and trash fence so we can have some peace? I mean they already ruined marmite by adding sweeteners then they go and invent that travesty "vegemite" clearly not realising that a) marmite is already vegetarian and b) its made from beer and c) is far superior to anything a convict or exile could possibly create.......



so passing out Vegemite sandwiches isn't going to cut it?
never trade the thrills of living with the security of existence

User avatar
BBadger
Posts: 4980
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:37 am
Burning Since: 2018
Location: (near) Portland, OR, USA

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby BBadger » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:59 pm

graidawg wrote:this is getting ridiculous. surely there are enough aussies already? i mean 8 is about 7 more than i can cope with. can we not just start "the oz quarter" or something and get them all out at 12 and trash fence so we can have some peace? I mean they already ruined marmite by adding sweeteners then they go and invent that travesty "vegemite" clearly not realising that a) marmite is already vegetarian and b) its made from beer and c) is far superior to anything a convict or exile could possibly create.......


Whoa, I just saw this.... they add sweeteners to Marmite? Oh hell no! That's akin to that that abomination known as "bread and butter pickles" (AKA sweet pickles).
"The essence of tyranny is not iron law. It is capricious law." -- Christopher Hitchens

Hate reading my replies? Click here to add me to your plonk (foe) list.

User avatar
theCryptofishist
Posts: 40296
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:28 am
Burning Since: 2017
Location: In Exile

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:18 am

Look, this whole thing is a travesty. Based on the Australians we already have, they are all too drunk to count to ten.

And Rubeun, that's more or less how my mother feels about Lone Star v. Pearl.
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

User avatar
theCryptofishist
Posts: 40296
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:28 am
Burning Since: 2017
Location: In Exile

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:26 pm

McStrangle wrote:Well I'm from Irish stock, my Boyfriend is Serbian, Boss is Maltese and best friend is Phillo...so Id beg to differ there. Fuck off we're full!

Isn't "Phillo" a sort of greek?
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

User avatar
unjonharley
Posts: 10159
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:05 am
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Elliot's naked bycycel repair
Location: Salem Or.
Contact:

Re: 10 more aussies

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:51 pm

Isn't there a rumor out that the BMorg was placing fall out shelter for us humans. To protect us from aussie fall out?


Return to “The Greeter's Station”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests