2009 Quote Signs (during drive to the gates)

2009 Quote Signs (during drive to the gates)

Postby apapayapapa » Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:53 pm

Hi Everyone!

I really enjoyed this year's Burn and I want to thank everyone for making this such a wonderful experience. I'm trying to recall a specific quote that was posted alongside the drive to the gates, which at the time I thought was very meaningful and I wanted to jot it down for future reference. But alas my memory is no longer what it used to be. Does anyone have a complete video or recording of all quotes on the signs this year?

Thank you so much!
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Postby Isotopia » Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:04 pm

Memory is a bit fuzzy but... something about... "Abandon hope all ye who enter here."

Pretty sure that was it.

Or, was it....
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Postby Badger » Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:10 pm

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Postby ygmir » Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:29 am

damn, I read that wrong and thought there were dangerous catholic choir boys running rampant........
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Postby joel the ornery » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:30 am

ygmir wrote:damn, I read that wrong and thought there were dangerous catholic choir boys running rampant........


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Postby OnceTheDustClears » Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:48 pm

Something about "a Benny shaved..."
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Postby ygmir » Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:51 pm

"is a Benny urned"........
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Postby OnceTheDustClears » Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:00 pm

Yeah, that's it.
It was right after the one about a "Tool and his honey."
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Postby oneeyeddick » Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:29 pm

I seem to remember something about Nantucket.....
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.
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Postby ygmir » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:13 pm

I don't know anyone named Nan........
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Postby OnceTheDustClears » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:17 pm

She was the one with the hose and the golf ball.
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Postby ygmir » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:19 pm

ah yes, .......handy when the battery's dead on your Harley........
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Postby OnceTheDustClears » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:28 pm

Nan was nothing if not handy.
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Postby ygmir » Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:46 pm

a peach if ambidextrous
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Postby OnceTheDustClears » Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:51 pm

A very handsy gal.
Everyone loved her.
Well not everyone.
But an awful lot of people have.
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Postby ygmir » Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:54 pm

well, now, were she a Octopuss..........

(the master of double entendre).......
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Postby OnceTheDustClears » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:05 pm

Well Shirley YGMIR,
You of all people must have something poetic to provide for the
OP, AP AP AP YAP etc.

*awaiting a waxing of poetry*
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Postby ygmir » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:07 pm

you say OP
you say AP
I do not understand.......
YAP,
what could it be?
my minds a rubber band......
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Postby ygmir » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:13 pm

we love our Nan,
of ball and hose,
a club in either han (d)

octopussy thats our Nan
a lover of the hose
I grin, her biggest fan

hats off to Nan
without her clothes
I never crawled, I ran......
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Postby OnceTheDustClears » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:15 pm

*swoon*
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Postby ygmir » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:22 pm

you are to kind
OTDC,

to compliment me so,

through grapefruit rind
and stinging bee

lets laugh before we go.........
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Postby OnceTheDustClears » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:31 pm

I truly hope it was as good
for YAPAPAP? (the OP)
as it was for little me.
I enjoyed those firmish woods
of that poetic eplayan tree.
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Postby ygmir » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:39 pm

hhahaaha
I just scrolled up to see who the OP was........

doy.......

I can be so dense........
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:32 pm

Wasn't there something about work and freedom? Like Freedom from Work, but that's not it.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:31 am

...for Burma-Shave.
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Postby nmatzke » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:22 pm

By any chance was this the quote?

[quote]"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."[/quote]

...it is usually attributed to Charles Darwin, although its true origin is even more evolutionary, see:
http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2009/09 ... the-1.html

I am actually collecting examples of this quote being used, for a study of its "evolution". I've heard it was used on some of the entrance signs that you see as you drove in to Burning Man 2009, but I can't find a picture online.

Does anyone know (a) anyone who might have a picture or video, or (b) the people who made the signs?

I'll follow the thread, or email me at: matzke@berkeley.edu

Cheers!
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Postby Kinetik V » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:28 am

I'm trying to find...providing it even exists, a listing of the quote signs that you see once you make the drive in from gate to greeters every year. Surely someone at the BM HQ has archived this info somewhere. I wrote down one particular quote out of several I really liked and it has stuck with me ever since. I would like to know the source of the quote..and where the BM staff pulled it from as Google searches have came up empty.

One quote in mind: We fear our own potential the most.

If anyone can guide me in the right direction I would sincerely appreciate it.
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Postby Kinetik V » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:46 am

BUMP!
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Postby C.f.M. » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:51 pm

I actually do have video of many of the signs...we were bored and took turns reading them in funny voices. I'll try to remember to upload them and link to it...

ETA:

There's three videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGtSG5zHm6M
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Postby Kinetik V » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:43 pm

Thank you for sharing that...I seriously appreciate it.
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