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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:23 pm

So, apart from the money/job thing, which didn't seem to have any predictive value anyway, what other things do "burners"--for lack of a better word--have in common?
I think that there's an over-representation of various flavors of geek.
I'm pretty damn certain that there's a lot more men with vasectomies than in the general population.
Anything else you've noticed?
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Post by Eric » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:36 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I'm pretty damn certain that there's a lot more men with vasectomies than in the general population.
Not in the crowd I run with......



Burners are definitely more DIY than the general population- even a lot of the sparkle ponies, frats & weekenders at the minimum decorate their clothes or try to create something different, even if it is just another goddamn pair of those fake-fur leg warmer boot cover things.

I would bet in conjunction with the above a lot of us have more "junk" or scraps than really necessary laying around our homes as well.
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Post by ygmir » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:46 pm

yeah, Eric, speak for yourself, no "junk" here where I live......... :roll: :roll:

I'd also say, somewhat rebellious in nature.
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Post by FIGJAM » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:56 pm

junk=treasure
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Post by ibdave » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:16 pm

no-swimmers = no more kids here.... 8) 8) 8)
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Post by Elderberry » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:36 pm

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Post by Eric » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:04 pm

ibdave wrote:no-swimmers = no more kids here.... 8) 8) 8)
I've still got the swimmers, I just can't seem to get anyone preggers. Wonder why....... :P
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Post by Trishntek » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:52 pm

Tubes tied for Her, he has a vasectomy. The dumpster shall be rented in Dec. to be rid of most things not touched in the past year. It's not junk! It's possibles!

He wears high heels better than She does. His legs in fishnets outshine most women. She can shock you with minimal verbal abuse while he just smiles and nods his head. She likes to watch,,,,, he likes to participate.

We have guns, keep survival equipment at the ready and both grew up in rural agrarian environments. We have killed animals and eaten them. We have kept bees and raised gardens and preserved our own produce. We have endured long winters of deep snow and double-digit-below-zero weather for months and months of long winters. In our youth, we would actually cross-country ski to remote destinations to camp in the snow.

He golfs, is involved with the local BDSM community and perverts about anything imaginable.

She cooks, is involved with the local BDSM community and does just about anything imaginable to perverts.
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Post by motskyroonmatick » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:37 pm

I grew up on a commune and find it healthy to be exposed to some of that "bureaucracy" once a year.

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Post by shykat » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:00 pm

I found that there is a huge amount of burners who are swingers. A matter a fact it was the swinger community that lead me to my first burn.
While scoping out the travel plans of fellow swingers on one of the lifestyle sites me and my wife are mebers of we ran across a buch of people going to BRC.

We had heard about BURNING MAN before but never attended till we saw that like mind folks were going.

We never thought about swinging while there BTW.

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Post by dr.placebo » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:02 pm

My observations are based on the burners I know, so I'm not sure it applies to the larger burner population.

1. Open to new experiences. Sometimes even addicted to new experiences.

2. Passionate about likes and dislikes.

3. Not authoritarian. Liberals and libertarians, mostly, if they bother with labels.

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Post by Sail Man » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:07 pm

Hmmmmm, we're all O2 breathers?

We're all into sado-masochism for spending a wk plus in the desert?

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Post by Artemis » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:09 pm

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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:42 pm

It must be the San Francisco Bay Arean in me, but I thought burners were polyamerous rather than swingers.


I'm betting that that makes some of the "most ludicrous statement of the day" lists.
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Post by shykat » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:00 pm

Polyamerous or into swinging it's all labels anyways.

burners like too "Share the women and share the wine" to qoute some hippie

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:03 pm

They like weird shit and don't mind camping in the desert to see it.

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Post by Dr Helix » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:14 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:They like weird shit and don't mind camping in the desert to see it.
You nailed it Doug!
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