The COG

The COG

Postby OatmealMama » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:35 pm

Thank you, oh mighty Cog! For keeping Camp Envy so entertained!

I can't wait for 2012!!!!

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Re: The COG

Postby 48_love » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:10 pm

what exactly was the cog?

i thought it was gamer kids trolling on ustream.
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Re: The COG

Postby Savannah » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:18 pm

48_love wrote:what exactly was the cog?

i thought it was gamer kids trolling on ustream.


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Re: The COG

Postby 48_love » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:35 pm

Ah! That piece was SO cool to watch people interact with ... props to the creators of the COG and to Camp Envy for giving us a peek!
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Re: The COG

Postby trilobyte » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:09 pm

It wasn't called The COG…. I believe it was titled Exsuscitare Traiectus, by Orion Fredericks of Oakland, CA. There's a cool making-of video on Orion's site that shows the projects original concepts as well as some of the work that went into building it.
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Re: The COG

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:32 pm

And the Waffle wasn't called the Waffle. Unless you weren't a Belgian.
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Re: The COG

Postby Savannah » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:34 pm

If anyone sees a photo of a man standing on top of The Cog/Exsuscitare Traiectus, please let me know. I know someone who scaled it . . . before noticing the large "Please do not climb" sign on the back. :lol:
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Re: The COG

Postby Eric » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:43 pm

trilobyte wrote:It wasn't called The COG…. I believe it was titled Exsuscitare Traiectus


I only heard it called "the Stargate". Go figure...
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Re: The COG

Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:54 pm

Immense failure of epic proportions.
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Re: The COG

Postby trilobyte » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:01 am

theCryptofishist wrote:And the Waffle wasn't called the Waffle. Unless you weren't a Belgian.


Actually, even the Uchronians (the Belgian crew that built it) called Uchronia 'the Waffle.' Great bunch of people, I think by the time I'd met them (the day before the event opened in 2006) they'd been out in the sun a bit too long (weeks), and they laughingly insisted that they be referred to as 'belgiums' and their structure be known as 'the waffle.' A portion of that team was on the playa in 2011, they built a Uchronian looking mutant vehicle that got torched on either Monday or Tuesday, if I remember correctly.
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Re: The COG

Postby 48_love » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:56 pm

It was pretty annnoying in the chat ... endless copy/paste of COG and cog cog cog cog, etc.

It was latched onto and humorous banter was had, but there were people trolling with it over and over disrupting the chat.

Yeah, pretty sure most of the endless cog stuff on the Camp Envy ustream was trolling.
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Re: The COG

Postby OatmealMama » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:27 pm

Yeah, and I'm still trolling. Imagine THAT.
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Re: The COG

Postby OatmealMama » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:35 pm

Those that lack imagination and are unable to contribute to an intelligent conversation were put off by Cog-talk.
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Re: The COG

Postby 48_love » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:56 pm

There was humorous banter which was a great appropriation of what I thought was trolling, but a lot the chat was derailed by it ... especially the copy/paste stuff. That was just my take, though.
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Re: The COG

Postby OatmealMama » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:32 am

The Cog was an icon for those of us in Camp Envy. Those of you that didn't get tickets in the lottery...you will understand someday. I bow down to the Cog!
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Re: The COG

Postby lemur » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:36 am

just imagine how cool it woulda been if it actually WORKED.


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Re: The COG

Postby OatmealMama » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:47 am

We worked it!
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Re: The COG

Postby OatmealMama » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:49 am

What was it supposed to "do" anyway?
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Re: The COG

Postby lemur » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:55 am

spinning jets of fire and (i think, maybe my memory sucks..) water/steam?
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Re: The COG

Postby OatmealMama » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:00 am

Personally, I think that fire/steam/mist/water would have ruined the whole thing.

Heck, if that thing shot water out of its nozzles, we would have seen stinky hippies taking showers in it. Hmm...well, maybe water would have been cool...
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Re: The COG

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:36 pm

lemur wrote:spinning jets of fire and (i think, maybe my memory sucks..) water/steam?

Isn't that how everything on the playa is supposed to work?
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Re: The COG

Postby 48_love » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:16 pm

I found out the name of the game that was getting the kids all hyped about the COG. It's called Gears of War and the Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG) is a central aspect.

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The kids crusing through UStream saw the COG and messaged their freinds. Pretty soon, the chat was full of:

cog cog cog
cog cog cog
cog cog cog
cog cog cog
cog cog cog

The COG this and that.

COG!

Was that a Trojan Horse?

COG!

cog cog cog
cog cog cog
cog cog cog
cog cog cog
cog cog cog

A kid even came on there and told everyone that we were being trolled, lol.
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Re: The COG

Postby OatmealMama » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:37 am

YaY!
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