Playa lingo - 2000
The ability to simultaneously detect and hover in mid-air
above any trip hazard.
I never get scraped up by rebar stakes,
because of my innate ability to go air walking.
The dark spots that mysteriously appear on the playa after
Why don't they put some damn porta-potties
out on the playa? Maybe then there wouldn't be some many black holes the next
a) derogatory term for Burning Man; b) common exclamation
spoken at half-assed theme camps; c) a guy who goes to Burning Man only to try
to get laid
This year, I figured, fuck, if
they're not going to let me bring my guns and my dog, then I'm not even going
to bother to go to Boring Man.
The line to the porta-potties.
Ah yes, a quick visit to
civilization is as fine a time as any to read the latest issue of Piss Clear.
Any normally heterosexual woman who, when in Black Rock
City, allows herself to experiment with other women.
Dude, I don't know if it was the
Ecstacy or what, but last night at Bianca's Smut Shack, my girlfriend totally
turned into a desert dyke! It was hot!
Like a power nap, this feat can only be achieved by truly
exhausted and resourceful people.
After being up all night, around three or
four in the afternoon is the best time to do extreme freestyle napping, before
starting all over again.
Any naked, hairy, overweight, middle-aged man who dresses up
their genitalia like a goddamn Christmas tree.
Did you see that filthy Santa getting all
this amorous ttention over at the Jiffy Lube Lounge? I thought they only liked
circuit queens over there!
The time it takes for the flies from Gerlach to find Black
Rock City. Usually three to four days.
I thought this was supposed to be lifeless
playa! We obviously got here after the insect interval.
That giddy feeling you get just before collapsing from heat
I was taking a walk along the trash
fence when all of a sudden I felt like I was going over-the-falls. Good thing
that motorized couch came by and picked me up.
The writing of words in urine on the playa. Usually done by
males, but can also be performed by extremely talented females.
Next time you need to leave a
message for me at camp, please don't write it using pissography. Pen and paper
will do just fine, thank you.
Your beater bike used to get around Black Rock City.
Look at what all this playa dust did
to my gears! Good thing I brought this playa pounder instead of my Nishiki.
The strange bending and folding of time that happens as you
start packing your car for the trip and doesn't stop until you get home.
I know we've only been here two
days, but playa time makes it feel like a week!
Any ugly, naked asshole who insists on running around nude
generally obnoxious, causing all those in view to avert
their eyes. Named after Richard Hatch from Survivor.
Everything was going great until Richard
over there decided to camp next to us. Now what are we going to do about the
Any non-participatory, spectating, rude, or leering, person
in Black Rock City.
I've noticed that there aren't as
many yahoos this year, probably because they stopped selling tickets at the
Contrary to "Temporary Autonomous Zone," TAZ
really stands for
"Temporarily Annoying Zone" such as the site of
Pepe's dreadful opera.
Black Rock City is practically one
big huge TAZ this year, what with all the annoying raves and stupid-ass theme
camps, not to mention the annoyingly pretentious people.
-- compiled by Bryan Finch, Penfold, and PF