A Burner Lexicon

Share your views on the policies, philosophies, and spirit of Burning Man.
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Teo del Fuego
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Postby Teo del Fuego » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:04 am

new item for the lexicon? "free floating snark"

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Isotopia
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Postby Isotopia » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:52 am

I prefer 'free-range snarking.'

Not to be confused with dolphin-free snarking.

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Postby JStep » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:45 pm

Entry request/suggestion: JOTS. I know what they are, what does this stand for?
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Postby gaminwench » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:02 pm

Johnny On The Spot... I think it's the name of the company that used(?) to deal with our sh*t....

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Postby moonrise » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:21 pm

Isotopia wrote:I prefer 'free-range snarking.'

Not to be confused with dolphin-free snarking.


Someday I simply must know the name of that blue thing...so cooooool! :P
PS Can't see it HERE but we all know it's THERE....someday you'll tell me!
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Postby Isotopia » Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:23 pm

Someday I simply must know the name of that blue thing


The gif is a tesseract.

Also known as a 16-cell dual polytope. Its used by theorists to help conceptualize a 4th dimension.

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Postby moonrise » Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:19 am

Isotopia wrote:
Someday I simply must know the name of that blue thing


Tesseract....thanks 8) very cool
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Burnier-than-thou

Postby kitoconnell » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:16 pm

We're back with an entry on 'Burnier-than-thou':
http://kitoconnell.com/lexicon-burnierthanthou/
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Postby JStep » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:29 pm

Isotopia wrote:
Someday I simply must know the name of that blue thing


The gif is a tesseract.

Also known as a 16-cell dual polytope. Its used by theorists to help conceptualize a 4th dimension.


Time is the 4th dimension, wouldn't a clock help conceptualize that better?

(I'm easily confused.)
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Postby kitoconnell » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:32 pm

JStep, don't tell me you've never read "A Wrinkle In Time?" You poor neglected bastard.
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Postby JStep » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:02 pm

kitoconnell wrote:JStep, don't tell me you've never read "A Wrinkle In Time?" You poor neglected bastard.


Nope, no one's ever mentioned it.
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Postby moonrise » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:07 pm

JStep wrote:
kitoconnell wrote:JStep, don't tell me you've never read "A Wrinkle In Time?" You poor neglected bastard.


Nope, no one's ever mentioned it.


I'm neglected too. Wiki had a nice teaser about The wrinkle in time. I'll have to give it a read sometime....maybe we can all do some "tessering".
The first planet sounded good to me!
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Burnier-than-thou; not sure that'll be fun, blech, leaves a bad taste in my brain.
I'll sit this one out and probably just watch. Those types are best not provoked and should be avoided, imho. (Sorry Kit, I can't be much help :) )
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Postby JStep » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:39 pm

I know the title, probably read reference to it but I've never read it. No one's ever mentioned it to me as something I should read though.
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Simon of the Playa
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:14 am

dont feel bad, he's just being more literary-than-thou...
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:09 am

Wasn't that available in a Scolastic Press edition?

Meaning: Didn't all children in the 70s of a certain (nerdy, perhaps) type read that?
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Postby FIGJAM » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:25 am

Our 4th grade teacher read it to us.
"Don't buy ur Burn...........Build ur Burn!"

"If I can't find an answer, I'll create one!!!"

Fuck Im Good Just Ask Me

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Postby moonrise » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:19 am

Yeap, but hoepfully we've all forgotten more than we remember?

It did seem a bit familiar the W angles and all...you know all the W's! hahaha
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Kit, can't we skip and go onto next?

Here I'll wrap it up for ya' "burnier-than-thou = NON BURNER (an idiot can figure that one out) Ok, all done. (or return to it when I go in for a hernia surgery)
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Church Night

Postby kitoconnell » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:41 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:dont feel bad, he's just being more literary-than-thou...


This totally made me laugh in light of the recent entry. Thanks, Simon.

A Wrinkle In Time was pretty influential to me, so even though it's a kids book it remains near and dear to my heart. I think it was the first book to get me thinking in a psychedelic way about space and time, and it's a strong argument against conformity in community which I think would appeal to my fellow Burners.

As an aside to moonrise: Chill out, it's just a word.

Today's Lexicon Entry is Church Night:
http://kitoconnell.com/lexicon-churchnight/
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:05 pm

i remember it too...

along the same lines of "to thy own self be true" i also always loved (and still do) "the point", by harry nilsson RIP


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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:19 pm

Sadly, I have some discomfort since I found out she was christian.
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Postby moonrise » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:08 pm

Where'd ya go kit?!

Church night sounds great (I'm a tad jealous of the Texas wherehouse)

Lookin' forward to more...
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Postby kitoconnell » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:08 pm

Sorry guys. I have been pursuing another story about the local Burn and some other writing and so the Lexicon has been on temporary hiatus. Working on a longer series of connected words as well. Look for more entries soon.

On a related note, I'd like opinionated Burner philosophies to send me their thoughts on any of the 10 Burner principles for possible quotation in a future lexicon entry.
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Effigy

Postby kitoconnell » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:20 pm

As promised, A Burner Lexicon returns. Today we examine 'effigy' and )'(:
http://kitoconnell.com/lexicon-effigy/

To clarify my previous request, I am hoping to do a series of entries on each of the 10 Burner Principles. If you have strong opinions on this core facet of Burner philosophy I would like to hear from you. If you're interested, please contact me here via private message or via one of the other methods linked below and we can chat more about the project.

Also, as an aside, the Burner Lexicon main page (kitoconnell.com/lexicon/) recently surpassed 1,000 total views since the project began in late September. Shirt-cocking (http://kitoconnell.com/lexicon-shirtcocking/) remains the most viewed individual entry.
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Postby moonrise » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:47 pm

One of our theme camp's leaders, also a long time burner, was a shirt-cocker...this never bothered me.
I did wonder if he went shirt-cocking out of the camp perimeters...I don't think he did...none of my biz...I never saw him do it, I think he usually wore something.

I heard about the guys with a gun that shoots underwear at
shirt-cockers...huh, do they truly exist?
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Postby kitoconnell » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:49 pm

There was a functioning pants flinging device (pantszooka) at least one year at Burning Flipside -- the same year there was a shirtcocking parade.

A volunteer who made my camp possible at the last Flipside -- brought most of the water for our version of Human Carcass Wash -- spent most of the time shirt-cocking, sometimes on bicycle, sometimes with a little string wrapped around it...
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Camp Smack That Ass!

Postby kitoconnell » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:21 am

No lexicon entry today -- instead I posted a profile of one of my favorite theme camps. Read the Camp Smack That Ass! story:
http://kitoconnell.com/smack-that-ass/

p.s. Contact me privately if you have an idea for a theme camp story like this one. :)
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Postby lucky.bastard » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:51 pm

Johnny On The Spot... I think it's the name of the [color=red]company that used(?) to deal with our sh*t...[/color]

"We'll take shit from Anybody "
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:40 am

lucky.bastard wrote:Johnny On The Spot... I think it's the name of the company that used(?) to deal with our sh*t...

"We'll take shit from Anybody "

Bought out by United Site Services about three years ago.
click the button in your profile that says "disable BBCode" in your profile and the colors will work...
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Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:24 am

"The Burning Man effigy is the trademarked logo of the BMORG and is integrated into many logos for theme camps or regional burns. Its shape also gives rise to the use of the symbol or emoticon )'( in text-based mediums. It is sometimes followed by an exclamation point for emphasis, )'(! or preceded by a # on Twitter, #)'( though it is not a proper hashtag. This symbol is used to playfully signal or celebrate one’s association with Burner culture."




I'm afraid it's been done before.



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Postby moonrise » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:20 pm

Simon, you went all colorful on us huh?! Feeling happier than usual? Schweet!
Rainbows and Unicorns...for the record, for when Simon switches back to dawg knows what avatar, hehehe...
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)'(! count me in!
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~)'(~! count me on fire this time!
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Let's be sure we burn the correct Nixon ok gang? (not any living NIXONS! ouch!)
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