How to Tell a "Real Burner"

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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by Lassen Forge » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:16 am

Real burners call it a camping trip in the desert. They also have vision, while not dissing someone elses. Take chances, risk shit, spend way the fuck too much money, just to put that fucking smile on some strangers face. Pour dragons piss down someone's throat when they're cranky and cracked and bleeding and not pissing and tell you "No, I'm OK, really". And don't run with the whole Burnier than You shit. Fuck your day, or as we say in our parts, Do Svedoniya, Motherfucker!

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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by illy dilly » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:27 am

~Vibes~ wrote:Real burners then play the game known as "what you got left" i.e. making people take shots of worcestershire sauce in my bar and then making them chase it with warm gin...
O man that was your bar? Were you working on Saturday around 4pm-ish? I was wearing my blue ninja pants and had a blue sword. The spinner landed on me and I was lucky enough that there was only 3/4 of a shot of Worcestershire sauce left. It was actually a lot smoother and tastier than I imagined it would be.

Real Burners take the last shot of Worcestershire Sauce and happily chase it with warm McCormicks Vodka.
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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by Bob » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:41 am

Eric wrote:I think a "real Burner" is one who is shocked that our living encyclopedia of All Things Eplaya doesn't remember the other threads this has been covered in over the years:

http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?p=528914

http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?p=350558

http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?p=42907

http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?p=121696

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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by pinemom » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:48 am

Real Burners Cry just as hard getting to TTITD as they Do leaving TTITD!
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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by OnceTheDustClears » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:53 am

Real burners don't give a fuck what anyone else thinks
about what/who they are doing/wearing.
They just do it.

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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by OnceTheDustClears » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:54 am

Real burners don't acknowledge the term
"real burners".

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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by OnceTheDustClears » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:02 am

Real burners eat snark for breakfast
out of a dust covered bowl wiped clean
with the sleeve of a passerby.

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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:21 am

(Real eplayans know a joke when I start one.


Or maybe not. Just a silly little fish wandering around thinking she's transparent, again.)
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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by OnceTheDustClears » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:38 am

Real eplayans don't give a rat's ass if a thread has been done before.
If it still works, I'm in.

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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:38 pm

they smell funny.
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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by stinkyfoot » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:01 pm

Now that I'm devirginated, I don't feel that I identify with the term 'burner.' When I think burner, it brings to mind either a dread locked individual who never wears shoes or a grizzly utilikilt wearing person who always has a portable welding kit handy and swears a lot. And even though I, myself, have tried my hand at welding and my sarcasm gland functions on overtime, I think I would more accurately describe myself as a playa astronaut. Ultimately, it was the deep playa that called to me, so I was always kitted out for a ride out there even when stopping off at some amusement that the city had to offer. So that's what I'd call myself. Wanderer in the dark abyss.

Is the playa my 'home'? Only in the sense that a wanderer always carries her home with her in her heart wherever she goes. What the playa definitely is, is a place of renewal, a place of reflection and action. My creative fires are freshly stoked and when the Man Burned and the Temple Burned I wasn't sad, I was glad, because their conflagration meant that they'd passed out of the physical realm, making it possible for them to reside inside of me. My new year started on the third of September.

Happy New Year!

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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by illy dilly » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:31 pm

stinkyfoot wrote:Now that I'm devirginated, I don't feel that I identify with the term 'burner.' When I think burner, it brings to mind either a dread locked individual who never wears shoes or a grizzly utilikilt wearing person who always has a portable welding kit handy and swears a lot. And even though I, myself, have tried my hand at welding and my sarcasm gland functions on overtime, I think I would more accurately describe myself as a playa astronaut. Ultimately, it was the deep playa that called to me, so I was always kitted out for a ride out there even when stopping off at some amusement that the city had to offer. So that's what I'd call myself. Wanderer in the dark abyss.

Is the playa my 'home'? Only in the sense that a wanderer always carries her home with her in her heart wherever she goes. What the playa definitely is, is a place of renewal, a place of reflection and action. My creative fires are freshly stoked and when the Man Burned and the Temple Burned I wasn't sad, I was glad, because their conflagration meant that they'd passed out of the physical realm, making it possible for them to reside inside of me. My new year started on the third of September.

Happy New Year!
Um....
Wrong thread, try "Experiences at Burning Man"
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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by illy dilly » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:32 pm

A "real" Burner is happy to help a virgin if they are willing to listen, and happy to talk shit if they aren't.
Why don't ya stick your head in that hole and find out? ~piehole
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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by arcane » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:39 pm

[quote="Eric"]I'm so sad that I can't scream "why do you hate me" in your ear over the eplaya like I can from behind the bar.

You & Ariel kick some serious ass, fyi.[/quote]

Next year, Baby. Save up all the screams for next year. You know where I'll be.

Oh, and thank you!

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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:19 pm

A real burner doesn't find it the least bit funny that the AC Transit busfare from San Francisco to Alameda County is $4.20.
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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by graidawg » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:39 pm

real burners aren't flammable.

sadly i am so got a way to go yet.
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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by RedHeaven » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:55 pm

Real Burners feel douchey calling themselves "Burners"

Real Burners don't turn into unfriendly euro snobs at the Peppermill in Reno. We know its over and we know we're in a fucking casino, but believe me it could be worse!

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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by accordionMan » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:40 pm

Real Burners capitalize the B in Burner.

Real Burners rub playa dust between their fingers and smile.
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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by Trishntek » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:39 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:A real burner doesn't find it the least bit funny that the AC Transit busfare from San Francisco to Alameda County is $4.20.
Sorry fishy,,,, that's hilarious!
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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:27 pm

(I'm glad someone noticed)
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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by troubledenergy » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:45 am

Now, this might have been said before. I haven't read any of the responses yet... but I'm going to go back and do that now. I had a very similar discussion on the playa with some of my friends, and so I'll put it here as well.

IMO: A "true" or "real" burner is someone who doesn't just celebrate the burn one week of the year, but rather - who embodies the spirit of the burn 24/7 365. Someone who is accepting of others and themselves every day, who gives as much as s/he can without expecatation of equal return, who tries to live their life making the least amount of MOOP, who celebrates their own uniqueness and that of others as much as possible... who promotes their own artistic (or intellectual, musical, domestic, whatever their interest or talent may be) spirit...who looks out for others and tries to create and promote community... who is both a participant and an active observer, etc etc...

I've always hated Valentine's day because I don't feel that there should just be ONE Day to respect, value, love and celebrate our loved ones. I feel that love and appreciation should be given every day, all the time, or at least as much as possible.

This is also how I feel about the Burn. Why ONLY create such a community/feeling/emotion for just ONE week... why not have it be a lifestyle.

xo,

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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by EspressoDude » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:05 am

real BURNERS use playa dust instead of baby powder...
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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by ygmir » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:30 am

EspressoDude wrote:real BURNERS use playa dust instead of baby powder...
I thought "real" burners, used it instead of condoms...........or toothpaste..........
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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by Lassen Forge » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:13 am

...or whole wheat flour.

It makes a pretty good polishing rouge. As well as the cure for Athlete's Foot.

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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by gaminwench » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:21 am

...or sunscreen...
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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by Lassen Forge » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:52 am

Actual testicalimonial...

"Afore I done gone went to the playa an' became a REAL burner, it was hell, hell I tell you, gettin' all my food and stuff to fit into my dehydrator. Ever try to stuff a whole yak into one of those countertop units? And the neighbors... Whoo-eee, would they raise a stink about the stink.

Then I done went and become a burner... and discovered Playa Dust... Now I kin preserve ANYTHING... Sheep... Pigs... Aunt Martha... Damn, we even have a side of Elephant that done sat for 6 years coated in Playa, and damned if it isn't as tender and tasty as the day we shot it with my Red Ryder BB Gun... We got our tractor sittin' out in the south 40 now, and that thar playa dust, it shore preserved that rust like the day we abandoned it 45 years ago...

Yep. Playa Dust - What did we'uns ever do wit'out it?"


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Re: How to Tell a "Real Burner"

Post by ibdave » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:46 pm

troubledenergy wrote:Now, this might have been said before. I haven't read any of the responses yet... but I'm going to go back and do that now. I had a very similar discussion on the playa with some of my friends, and so I'll put it here as well.

IMO: A "true" or "real" burner is someone who doesn't just celebrate the burn one week of the year, but rather - who embodies the spirit of the burn 24/7 365. Someone who is accepting of others and themselves every day, who gives as much as s/he can without expecatation of equal return, who tries to live their life making the least amount of MOOP, who celebrates their own uniqueness and that of others as much as possible... who promotes their own artistic (or intellectual, musical, domestic, whatever their interest or talent may be) spirit...who looks out for others and tries to create and promote community... who is both a participant and an active observer, etc etc...

I've always hated Valentine's day because I don't feel that there should just be ONE Day to respect, value, love and celebrate our loved ones. I feel that love and appreciation should be given every day, all the time, or at least as much as possible.

This is also how I feel about the Burn. Why ONLY create such a community/feeling/emotion for just ONE week... why not have it be a lifestyle.

xo,

Trouble
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