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    Cyburbian el Guapo's avatar
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    A Group Project - the Cyburbia Culture FAQ

    Get to writing kids. We will compile all of your points/observations and snide remarks and create a Cyburbia Culture FAQ.

    A few pointers we should consider IMHO:
    Don't mention members by name
    Keep it observational
    Don't use dated material - Points should stand the test of time.
    Use a historical perspective
    Stay away from demagoguery or polemics.

    Be prepared for your submission to be edited.
    B-)

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    Avatar Theme Weeks - someone recommends a theme for personal avatar themes. Previous themes have run the gamut from college mascots to famous planners to All Things Canadian.

    When making a tounge in cheek insult to another group, we always apologize in the same message. For example, When ranting against the French, always add (sorry Frogs) to your message.

    Don't expect to find much support when singing the praises of the American Planning Association (APA) or AICP certification.

    Cyburbianites are often called upon to showcase their artistic capabilities, some examples: State Quarter Designs and redesigning Planning magazine.
    Last edited by Repo Man; 10 Sep 2003 at 1:31 PM.
    "I'm a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are."

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    some threads are never complete unless there are references to:

    beer, women, bicycling,.....
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    "Killing Kittens" = well, . . . when a young man . . . no, wait . . . when someone . . . hmm. . . just PM Dan.


    The day we codify the lingo is the day we never use it again. I don't think repeated jokes are exclusive as long as they're not used to secretly make fun of someone.

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    A glossary of web acronyms and abbreviations would be nice.
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

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    Some time soon I'll write the FAQ on Dutch Women's Rugby....ah good times....good times indeed....
    (sorry lesbians & Indigo Girls fans)

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    Manly things are referred to as RUGGED!

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    The conversation always turns to lesbians or hot girl on girl action.

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    Originally posted by Chet
    The conversation always turns to lesbians or hot girl on girl action.
    As is the natural order of things.

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    Our host/administrator with the most - Dan - is lovingly referred to as Our Great Leader.

    It's a not-so-subtle jab at this dictator who apparently gave himself the same title:
    http://edition.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLIT...y.kim.jong.jpg
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    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
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    Did someone mention lesbians?

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    Originally posted by michaelskis
    A glossary of web acronyms and abbreviations would be nice.
    WTF? IMO, YMBJ! LOL...

    Possibly way more than you needed... I've never seen some of these used, but it seems to include the classics
    http://www.tangled.com/acronyms.htm

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    Don't forget the Throbbing Brain of Cyburbia, the Town Next Door and our bizarre relationship with the number 3.

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    Another one I just thought of is [state/province] is going to Hell #[number, generally used in the subject line of a message that contains shocking, strange, often planning-related news from that area.

    The Town Next Door is a reference to a place was a demographic and planning disaster. The population is dominated by lower income whites of a Confederate cultural orientation, the majority working in the construction, building and mechanical trades, many bearing mullets. Commercial uses are mostly low end, and the very unattractive commercial strip that lead to the town where I worked is dominated by RUGGED! land uses like heavy equipment rental, tractor trailer dealers, compost dealers, diesel engine repair, auto parts stores, gas stations and so on. The majority of buildings are built by The General, signs are huge and poorly maintained, architectural regulations and landscaping are nonexistent, and there is no access management of any sort. The city also has an unusually high amount of tractor trailer and dump truck traffic.

    I used to say "the town next door" when referring to planning-related issues that involved the town's blight crossing potentially spreading into the historic small town where I work. The term was used because I didn't want to create friction with the frustrated but hard-working planners in that community. The "Town?" Winter Garden, Florida.

    Now, the Town Next Door refers to any city or town that is similar to Winter Garden.

    3 was another Winter Garden reference, related to the elaborate Dale Earnhardt shrines often displayed on trucks and property of that city's residents. I was fascinated by the tendancy of Southerners to venerate icons such as Elvis and Dale Earnhardt.

    Mechanical commercial is a term I made up, intended to describe commercial districts like SR 50 in Winter Garden; places that are dominated by low-end vehicle-related uses. It's meant as a serious term; something that could be used in staff reports and zoning regulations.

    RUGGED! started as something of an inside joke between my circle of friends and I in college. One of my friends had a brother that embodied what would become RUGGED! culture; a rural, beat up pickup truck driving manly man who owned a lot of guns, tools and flannel shirts. One time, she was telling me about how she was out looking at dining room tables with her brother. I said, in a gravelly voice intended to mock her brother, "I can make that table for you at half the price! I'm rugged!" She broke down laughing, didn't stop for about five minutes, and thus RUGGED! was born almost 15 years ago.

    The word RUGGED! is almost always presented in uppercase letters, with an exclamation point at the end.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    GTC - Guess the City #___. Sometimes there may be an add-on, like "the blonde edition" or "genius edition."

    Dan mentioned it in passing, but... the Mullet.

    Muggie.

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    Let us not forget the act of forcing hot and cold fluids rapidly through our sinus cavities upon reading something funny. I believe PlannerGirl refers to that as Snarfing?

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    The Neverending Threads are fairly self-explanatory.

    Also, when a new thread is similar to or an offshoot of another thread, the title usually includes "as inspired by...."
    "A witty woman is a treasure, a witty beauty is a power!"

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    Last edited by NHPlanner; 18 Apr 2006 at 9:18 AM.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    ROTFLMAO!

    I just realized I spawned 3 of these

    1. "why [blank] is going to hell#"

    2. Sorry [defamed group]

    3. Throbbing brain of Cyburbia



    But I guess thats to be expected as I approach the 5000 Clube!

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    Death matches.

    Somebody picks a couple of Cyburbians, posts a poll, and we all vote.

    (I won mine!)

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    Originally posted by Zoning Goddess
    Death matches.
    Okay that's four that are Chet's creation! LOL

    (although throbbing brain is a rip-off of our local radio morning show)

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    "throbbing brain..."

    We turn anything innocent into a come on line and tease eachother

    if someone gets out of line once in a while someone sends them to me for a "spank"

    hehe
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Anyone recall the origins of "Everything goes better with monkeys?"
    Last edited by NHPlanner; 25 Mar 2005 at 8:31 AM.
    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
    - - Guy Clark, "The Cape"

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    Originally posted by SGB
    Ah, yes!

    Anyone recall the origins of "Everything goes better with monkeys?"
    I think that's another Chetism.

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    Originally posted by SGB
    Ah, yes!

    Anyone recall the origins of "Everything goes better with monkeys?"
    That would be Chet - AGAIN Damn inventive SOB!

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