What do think about this years street names?

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What do think about this years street names?

Post by Bounce530 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:12 pm

What do you think about this years street names?
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Post by Elorrum » Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:17 pm

alright with me. I like the term "public plaza" for the smaller open spaces in the outer edges.... much nicer than "keyhole"

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Post by Eric » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:15 pm

you mean "a" "b" "c".....? Does anyone use the long names? I've always just said "D between 4:30 and 5" etc...

I like the idea of the plazas- it'll be interesting to see how they develop without pre-placement.
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Post by archeolojust » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:12 pm

I think that this Egyptologist/bellydancer wants to camp on Cairo or Istanbul. :)

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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:55 am

archeolojust wrote:I think that this Egyptologist/bellydancer wants to camp on Cairo or Istanbul. :)
Just think, they could have gone with Istanbul and Constantinople.
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Post by Timezone LaFontaine » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:02 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Just think, they could have gone with Istanbul and Constantinople.
Why did Constantinople get the works?

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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:03 am

Timezone LaFontaine wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Just think, they could have gone with Istanbul and Constantinople.
Why did Constantinople get the works?
That's nobody's business but the Turks.
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Post by David M » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:26 am

Detroit is awesome.

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Post by sputnik » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:21 am

Those of us who live here agree and thank you
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Post by Clar-i-ty » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:53 pm

They should have spelled Florence, as Firenze. Just sayin'.
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Post by David M » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:01 pm

I have never been, but i saw someone write a disparaging comment about that choice as a street name and I thought,"what's wrong with Detroit?"

I suppose some people where expecting something more exotic.

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Post by dragonfly Jafe » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:31 pm

David M wrote:..."what's wrong with Detroit?"
It is 6 more letters than "D", which is all that is required to convey the geographical info. In fact, if one does say "Detroit and 4", every citizen will first convert "Detroit" to "D", then do the math. So just saying...
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Post by Savannah » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:48 pm

What do you think about this years street names?
I think they're wonderful. I'll feel especially well-travelled by the end of the event . . .

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Post by bluesbob » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:49 am

I just looked up Jakarta on Wikipedia. It says Jakarta's nickname is "The Big Durian". This made me laugh. For those of you who don't know what a durian is...this is from the web:

"Q: What fruit is shaped like a hedgehog and smells like compost?"
"...the infamous tropical fruit, banned in hotels and public transportation because of its foul odor..."
"Does this fruit have any redeeming qualities?"
"The durian's smell has been a major setback in marketing the fruit."

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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:02 pm

Jakarta used to be Batavia. (It's a colonial thing, like Bombay and Mumbai.)

I was pleased when I found that out, because I'd heard of Batavia, but had no idea where it was.
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Post by Bob » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:50 pm

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Post by Eric » Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:10 pm

oh great Bob, give Dubai another thing to build.

once they can afford it again....
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Post by Sail Man » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:13 am

Hmmm, to think I can drive 2100 miles and still be in Detroit. Man, they really gotta downsize this city :lol:
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:12 am

I'm just glad that there's a standardized A - B - C -.... system and no one needs to give a shit what stupid names The Hatted One comes up with.
As I understand it, it'll always be this way for safety reasons, so the police/medical people can navigate reliably.

Same as the "theme". Who gives a shit. It doesn't matter.
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Post by ygmir » Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:14 am

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Post by StevenGoodman » Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:24 am

"It's always been that way", except when it wasn't...

In 2004 the names were the planets (in order), Mercury, Venus, etc.

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:46 am

Captain Goddammit wrote: it'll always be this way
StevenGoodman wrote: It's always been that way
It wasn't always that way, that's how they found out the emergency people were happier with a standardized system!
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:58 am

Okay, just gonna say it. Proper ring roads are around cities. (Unless they've been subsumed by suburbs.)
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Post by AntiM » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:17 am

The intersections have orange poles with the letter and number. As long as the hippies don't cover them with flyers and crap.

I'm going to make alternative signs and swap a few out. I have to figure out if I'm going filthy or clever.

A - Alternate

B- Bag-ass

C - Crapo

D - Deceit

E - EatMeBurg

F - Flomonthly

G- GangBang

H- Handjob

I - Instaballs

J- Jackoffa

K - Kickme

Okay, I haven't thought about it much, better names will arise. But in the dark when signs are usually swiped, the swipees may not notice until later. Just hope I can get a glimpse of the basic design so I can make decent facsimiles.

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Post by FjordLynn » Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:38 pm

I'm not sure I can get the inflection right for Guangzhou
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Post by Lassen Forge » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:17 pm

AntiM wrote:The intersections have orange poles with the letter and number. As long as the hippies don't cover them with flyers and crap.

I'm going to make alternative signs and swap a few out. I have to figure out if I'm going filthy or clever.

A - Alternate
B- Bag-ass
C - Crapo
D - Deceit
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Brilliant, AntiM! In 07, on the radio, I was dispatching people to something like 4:00 and D". I couldn't tell you what the names were that year, and I really didn't care.

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Post by MaitreMaximillian » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:47 pm

Maybe this is my dorky side coming out, but I like the idea of a playa theme in general, and thematic street names (more than just letters) in particular. It's just that tiniest bit more fun. It's like when a host invites you to a theme party, and you get there and they've paid attention to enough thematic details so as to get the mood started. Then the guests take the ball and run with it, with THEIR interpretations of the theme.


I know Burning Man is not just a theme party, but I like how some aspects of a theme party are at least vaguely present.

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Post by LostinReno » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:59 pm

FjordLynn wrote:I'm not sure I can get the inflection right for Guangzhou
Yeah, Gerlach got robbed! :shock:

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Post by Eric » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:30 pm

LostinReno wrote:
FjordLynn wrote:I'm not sure I can get the inflection right for Guangzhou
Yeah, Gerlach got robbed! :shock:
I can only imagine how many of the weekend warriors would get confused trying to figure out why they had to leave BRC to go to a party at 8:30 & Gerlach.

Sadly, I'm not even being snarky....
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