A Burner Lexicon

Share your views on the policies, philosophies, and spirit of Burning Man.

Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby The CO » Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:29 pm

OregonRed just used another one...

Blamethrower: (n) A person that refuses to take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences thereof.
"Did you read that thread with the blamethrower saying it's our fault the tickets sold out?"
(-ing) (v) The act of blaming other people for problems you created.
M*A*S*H 4207th: An army of fun.
I don't care what the borg says: feather-wearers will NOT be served in Rosie's Bar.
Yes, I am the arbiter of doing it right or wrong. Guess which one you are!
User avatar
The CO
 
Posts: 1557
Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:56 am
Location: I-CORPS, M*A*S*H HQ
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: M*A*S*H 4207th/404: Error

Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby kitoconnell » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:54 am

I like these blameformations. :)

BTW, it's not a lexicon entry but today I posted a little story from a past regional Burn, about cooking bacon and pushing boundaries: http://kitoconnell.com/bacon/
Kit O'Connell ~ kitoconnell.com
Writer, Critic, Freak ~ kitoconnell@pobox.com
User avatar
kitoconnell
 
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:32 am
Location: us

Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby kitoconnell » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:06 am

More Lexicon coming soon (hopefully this week). Right now though I am looking for someone to write guest post on my blog about setting up a camp kitchen at Burning Man. Anyone interested? Contact me here or at kitoconnell at pobox dot com.
Kit O'Connell ~ kitoconnell.com
Writer, Critic, Freak ~ kitoconnell@pobox.com
User avatar
kitoconnell
 
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:32 am
Location: us

Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby trilobyte » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:17 am

I saw Galaxo Magic say Sparkle Snarkies in a tickets thread post (I think it was the fairy princess thread) a little while ago, still makes me laugh when I think of the word. I assume it means people who post snarky responses to sparklepony threads, comments, or posts.
User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
 
Posts: 10641
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:54 pm
Location: San Francisco
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Eridu Society

Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby illy dilly » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:02 pm

Trilobyte, would that be a Burner Lexicon or an ePlayan Lexicon?
Not sure if there is a difference, or if I'm over thinking this one.
Why don't ya stick your head in that hole and find out? ~piehole
Plan for the worst, expect the best. Make the most out of it under any conditions. If you cannot do that you will never enjoy yourself. ~CrispyDave
User avatar
illy dilly
 
Posts: 4798
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:02 pm
Location: Denver, CO
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: Gnome Dome

Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:24 pm

have we discussed the whole notion of "manifesting"?
Attachments
universe_closed-4e3c340-intro.jpg
universe_closed-4e3c340-intro.jpg (120.24 KiB) Viewed 2947 times
breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

A gift for the Playa
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 13861
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

Manifesting -

Postby gyre » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:33 am

See Doctor Strange for assistance.

Image
User avatar
gyre
 
Posts: 15346
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: ΦάÏ

Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:26 am

trilobyte wrote:I saw Galaxo Magic say Sparkle Snarkies in a tickets thread post (I think it was the fairy princess thread) a little while ago, still makes me laugh when I think of the word. I assume it means people who post snarky responses to sparklepony threads, comments, or posts.

I liked "spackle" in that thread, and am seriously considering stealing it.
Simon's real sig line?

Embrace the Sock

Winners never quilt, quilters never win...
User avatar
theCryptofishist
 
Posts: 37437
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:28 am
Location: In Exile
Burning Since: 2017

Radical Self-Reliance

Postby kitoconnell » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:19 pm

A Burner Lexicon on Radical Self-Reliance:
http://kitoconnell.com/lexicon-selfreliance/
Kit O'Connell ~ kitoconnell.com
Writer, Critic, Freak ~ kitoconnell@pobox.com
User avatar
kitoconnell
 
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:32 am
Location: us

Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby The CO » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:31 pm

Snarkleponies!
M*A*S*H 4207th: An army of fun.
I don't care what the borg says: feather-wearers will NOT be served in Rosie's Bar.
Yes, I am the arbiter of doing it right or wrong. Guess which one you are!
User avatar
The CO
 
Posts: 1557
Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:56 am
Location: I-CORPS, M*A*S*H HQ
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: M*A*S*H 4207th/404: Error

Gifting

Postby kitoconnell » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:28 pm

A Burner Lexicon continues its series on the Ten Principles with Gifting:
http://kitoconnell.com/lexicon-gifting/

I hope everyone who reads this thread will keep an ear open for great slang and catch phrases at this year's Burn!
Kit O'Connell ~ kitoconnell.com
Writer, Critic, Freak ~ kitoconnell@pobox.com
User avatar
kitoconnell
 
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:32 am
Location: us

Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby trilobyte » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:33 pm

Illy, I'd suspect you could use 'sparklesnarkies' in person on the playa, to describe people who poke good-natured fun at the sparkleponies.
User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
 
Posts: 10641
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:54 pm
Location: San Francisco
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Eridu Society

Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:47 pm

And ponies in capes are supersparkleponies and people who make fun of them are snarklesupersnarkleponies and snarks in capes are supersnarks...

I want to credit Eric for pointing out to me that ponies in capes are superponies.
Simon's real sig line?

Embrace the Sock

Winners never quilt, quilters never win...
User avatar
theCryptofishist
 
Posts: 37437
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:28 am
Location: In Exile
Burning Since: 2017

Sir Prancealot

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:59 pm

Image
one nation, under a groove.
User avatar
Roberto Dobbisano
 
Posts: 2657
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:54 pm
Location: Dobbidossola, Italy.

More on RSR

Postby kitoconnell » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:12 am

My good friend Gyesika shares her thoughts on Radical Self-Reliance:
http://kitoconnell.com/gyesika-rsr/

Next week I plan to share her essay on 'Radically Asking for Help' at Burn events.
Kit O'Connell ~ kitoconnell.com
Writer, Critic, Freak ~ kitoconnell@pobox.com
User avatar
kitoconnell
 
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:32 am
Location: us

Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby graidawg » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:08 am

is there a playa word for the moment when you realise omfgg I AM ACTUALLY GOING TO BURNING MAN FOR THE FIRST TIME? if not im going to have to invent it.
i will call it the grai moment, after my last few days its awesome to a factor of awesome.
completely unconcerned.
"Savannah" I like it . . . it makes us sound forward-thinking, and not at all like trailblazing, professional-level procrastinors.
the rest of us are in the School of Fukkit. "Eric"
User avatar
graidawg
 
Posts: 2948
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:50 am
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Dread Pirate barbie

Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:17 am

Kit, what about TAZ (Temporary Autonomous Zone)?

This is part of Burning Man history, AFAIK, part of the inspiration for BRC:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temporary_Autonomous_Zone
Please to visit PAGE TWO.
User avatar
Ugly Dougly
 
Posts: 16324
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:31 am
Location: San Jose, CA
Burning Since: 1996

Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby kitoconnell » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:24 am

I definitely hope to define or at least touch on TAZ, preferably when I have the time to write a proper review of the original book/essay, placing it in the context of the Burn and some of the controversy around its author. The lexicon has already touched on this a little in passing, thanks to guest comments found here:
http://kitoconnell.com/lexicon-radicalinclusion/

Thanks for your comment!
Kit O'Connell ~ kitoconnell.com
Writer, Critic, Freak ~ kitoconnell@pobox.com
User avatar
kitoconnell
 
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:32 am
Location: us

Decommodification

Postby kitoconnell » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:58 pm

This is "All Burning Man" week on my blog, so there will be lexicon entries and other Burner topics every day!

Today is Decommodification.
http://kitoconnell.com/lexicon-decommodification/
Kit O'Connell ~ kitoconnell.com
Writer, Critic, Freak ~ kitoconnell@pobox.com
User avatar
kitoconnell
 
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:32 am
Location: us

Participation

Postby kitoconnell » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:40 pm

A Burner Lexicon on Participation:

http://kitoconnell.com/lexicon-participation/

All Burning Man, all week on my blog!
Kit O'Connell ~ kitoconnell.com
Writer, Critic, Freak ~ kitoconnell@pobox.com
User avatar
kitoconnell
 
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:32 am
Location: us

Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby knowmad » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:46 pm

Beaver Blousing: the female equivalent to shirt cocking
............................................Image...........................................
Oh yeah, this year I was totally twerping out at the fence. ~Lonesombri
User avatar
knowmad
 
Posts: 3304
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:33 pm
Location: Puget Sound
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: 09-11 Specialist Clan
12 BWS BDV/DPB

Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby kitoconnell » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:03 pm

Or Daisy ducking, which is my fav. :)
Kit O'Connell ~ kitoconnell.com
Writer, Critic, Freak ~ kitoconnell@pobox.com
User avatar
kitoconnell
 
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:32 am
Location: us

Communal Effort

Postby kitoconnell » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:19 am

Kit O'Connell ~ kitoconnell.com
Writer, Critic, Freak ~ kitoconnell@pobox.com
User avatar
kitoconnell
 
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:32 am
Location: us

Immediacy

Postby kitoconnell » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:54 am

This entry on Immediacy marks the conclusion of our series on the Ten Principles of Burning Man. Thanks for reading!
http://kitoconnell.com/lexicon-immediacy/

Tomorrow on my blog, stop back as Gyesika Safety talks about Radically Asking for Help, and on Saturday I plan to offer advice on attending Burning Man without your significant other.
Kit O'Connell ~ kitoconnell.com
Writer, Critic, Freak ~ kitoconnell@pobox.com
User avatar
kitoconnell
 
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:32 am
Location: us

One Year

Postby kitoconnell » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:32 am

A Burner Lexicon turns one year old this month:
http://kitoconnell.com/lexicon-oneyear/

Thanks everyone :)
Kit O'Connell ~ kitoconnell.com
Writer, Critic, Freak ~ kitoconnell@pobox.com
User avatar
kitoconnell
 
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:32 am
Location: us

Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby illy dilly » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:40 am

Hey Kit,
I'd just like to say that I love your project!

Since day one I've thought it was a blast!
Why don't ya stick your head in that hole and find out? ~piehole
Plan for the worst, expect the best. Make the most out of it under any conditions. If you cannot do that you will never enjoy yourself. ~CrispyDave
User avatar
illy dilly
 
Posts: 4798
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:02 pm
Location: Denver, CO
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: Gnome Dome

Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby kitoconnell » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:18 am

Thank you! That means a lot to me to hear!

And now that everyone is shaking the dust off, it is time to start sending me new words and phrases you heard on the playa this year!
Kit O'Connell ~ kitoconnell.com
Writer, Critic, Freak ~ kitoconnell@pobox.com
User avatar
kitoconnell
 
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:32 am
Location: us

Playasexual

Postby kitoconnell » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:33 am

The lexicon examines the playasexual
http://kitoconnell.com/lexicon-playasexual/
Kit O'Connell ~ kitoconnell.com
Writer, Critic, Freak ~ kitoconnell@pobox.com
User avatar
kitoconnell
 
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:32 am
Location: us

Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:40 am

a "Twookie"

a hairy, dready bearded hippy commonly known as a "Wookie" tweaking on meth or coke.


"Man oh MAN! That twookie almost broke my nose in the dubstep mosh pit."
one nation, under a groove.
User avatar
Roberto Dobbisano
 
Posts: 2657
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:54 pm
Location: Dobbidossola, Italy.

Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby kitoconnell » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:50 am

Thanks for the suggestion, Mr. Dobbisano, Mr. Robert Dobbisano.

Keep them coming!
Kit O'Connell ~ kitoconnell.com
Writer, Critic, Freak ~ kitoconnell@pobox.com
User avatar
kitoconnell
 
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:32 am
Location: us

PreviousNext

Return to Politics & Philosophy

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests