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Entry Signs

Post by I 630 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:47 pm

So I read the quote aloud, and cannot remember a bit of it. I also missed the author. I'm here to find out if anyone happens to know who the author was, at the very least. I wanted to think Thoreau, but I haven't found a single quote to match my vague memory of it.

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Re: Entry Signs

Post by Renereedge » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:11 pm

Found this:

http://blog.burningman.com/2011/08/buil ... the-times/

Does that refresh your memory? I'd also like to read the whole text...

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Re: Entry Signs

Post by Timezone LaFontaine » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:29 am

Every year, people come along asking if anyone has somehow recorded all the entry signs, and every year no one has. Fact is, there are so many signs I often stop reading them about halfway in, but I'm always driving. Well, with any luck, now that I've announced that no one is going to come forward with pictures or video or text of all the signs, I've increased the chance that someone will do just that by virtue of my propensity for being wrong.
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Re: Entry Signs

Post by Snow » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:02 pm

I missed them as they weren't up when I went in and were gone when I left.
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Re: Entry Signs

Post by bradtem » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:32 pm

Sorry for being harsh, but there are way too many signs. We give up reading after a while too. I presume this is done to slow folks down on the gate road, as I have found many of the paragraphs they put on these signs to be not tremendously interesting or profound. Far better were the messages that could be put on one or two signs -- short and pithy quotes, and of course, funny things.

The best ones of all time were ones like "Burning man was better next year" and the note that they will soon have to burn the man on Wednesday back in 2007.

Many years ago some of my campmates went out to put up a sign saying 'Cheap V1@gra, 3:30 & M' -- in other words spamming the signs, though there was of course no camp at that address. Somebody with no sense of humour quickly took it down.
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Re: Entry Signs

Post by The CO » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:23 am

bradtem wrote:Sorry for being harsh, but there are way too many signs.
It says nothing in the rules about you having to read them. But all the awesome people do.
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Re: Entry Signs

Post by Eric » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:33 am

There are signs?
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Re: Entry Signs

Post by BBadger » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:04 am

I read some when I noticed them, but we'd drive too quickly to make sense of them (when they formed parts of the same sentence) that I gave up.
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Post by junglesmacks » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:43 am

I was changing too many lanes to read the signs.
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Re: Entry Signs

Post by SnowBlind » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:01 am

Eric wrote:There are signs?
There are, but how you are supposed to read them at 40 mph is anybody's guess.

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Re: Entry Signs

Post by Bob » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:56 am

Those signs are required by the permit, must be somewhere in the Federal Register.
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Re: Entry Signs

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:34 am

Bob wrote:Those signs are required by the permit, must be somewhere in the Federal Register.
But not here.
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Re: Entry Signs

Post by lateralus » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:04 pm

Hey I630,

You might be looking for a quote by the right-wing free-market bastard Milton Friedman:

Only a crisis—actual or perceived—produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes politically inevitable.

I believe it was elaborated to an extent on the signs, perhaps with creative license... I'm not sure. If anyone has recorded the full text from the festival I would love to know about it too.

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