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Burn Unit
Level 6: 1771 points
Alltime Score: 12747 points
Last Logged In: July 8th, 2017
BADGE: Senator BADGE: INTERREGNUM BADGE: Journey To The End Of The Night Organizer TEAM: The Disorganised Guerilla War On Boredom and Normality TEAM: MNZero TEAM: Sockpuppets TEAM: Society for the Superior Completion of Tasks TEAM: Group Creation Public Badge TEAM: Team Shplank TEAM: The Imprisoners TEAM: Anti-Triclavianists TEAM: The Icepacks TEAM: SCIENCE! TEAM: SFØ Podcast TEAM: 0UT TEAM: Synaesthetics TEAM: LØVE TEAM: Public Library Zero TEAM: INFØ TEAM: The Cold War Reenactment Society TEAM: The Union of Non-Civilized Obedience and Invention BART Psychogeographical Association Rank 2: Trafficker EquivalenZ Rank 1: User The University of Aesthematics Rank 1: Expert Biome Rank 2: Ecologist Chrononautic Exxon Rank 1: Clockwatcher Society For Nihilistic Intent And Disruptive Efforts Rank 2: Trickster
10 + 90 points

Player Photograph by Burn Unit

September 21st, 2008 12:00 AM / Location: 42.715741,-70.85014

INSTRUCTIONS: The first task reads: "Take a picture of yourself. " This is the only time a sous rature gesture will be made, so let us remind you: you may be your character, but your character need not be you.

[Some of this completion has been posted by the Daemon. Pictures from 1-6 + Letter were mailed to HQ in a three-dimensional format, it has been modified to fit your screen.]

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Burn Unit
My Father's Voice
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bring. it.
23 skidoo
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june 09
me in dust
prairie baby
That Sun He Coming Back
eat more madelines
the drive
The Chairman
graduation into Insatiability
era yet to come: equivalenz? biome?
era yet to come : biome? equivalenz?
I'm totally gay for pink and gray
I am your senator
it's de stijl!
quick look back
hops and barley man!
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19 vote(s)


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56 comment(s)

Moustache McFalseington +1
posted by Jellybean of Thark on June 21st, 2007 2:54 PM

Your mustache is false.

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posted by Burn Unit on August 23rd, 2007 6:45 AM

You are the only person who ever voted for my player photograph, and you mark the occasion with an assault on the integrity of my mustache? don't spend all that silver in one place, judas

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on August 27th, 2007 10:14 PM

Assault? Assault?

I voted because of the false mustache.

For your information, I spent that silver buying you a false mustache comb.

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posted by Burn Unit on August 28th, 2007 4:37 AM



awesome, I shall use it frequently!

grreeey? peenk? poorple-a?
posted by Zhee Meatss Needz Cheffing on October 11th, 2007 3:30 PM

the satirical slave says here that old men have grey beards; their eyes purging thick amber and plum-tree gum; and that they have a plentiful lack of wit ...

you yourself sir, should be as old as i am, if like a crab, you could go backward.

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posted by bill s. preston esq. on October 13th, 2007 12:52 AM


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posted by Malaysian Eddy on October 15th, 2007 12:30 PM

LEVEL 8!!!!! WoooHooo!!!!

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posted by Blue on October 15th, 2007 3:24 PM

Welcome to the HEGEMONY!!!

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posted by Ben Yamiin on October 15th, 2007 3:54 PM

Oh my crap
Congratulations. I wasn't responsible for this one.

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posted by Loki on October 16th, 2007 12:18 AM

Congratulations on the level-up, Burn Unit.

It's certainly well deserved.

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posted by Zhee Meatss Needz Cheffing on October 17th, 2007 4:18 PM

vhy hes yuoor grey beerd becume-a vheetish? ere-a yuoo tekeeng lessuns frum gundelff? yuoo ere a veezrd veellein perheps?!?

be a creb velk beckverds leeke-a preence ooff-a hemlett. Um de hur de hur de hur.

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posted by Lank on October 26th, 2007 8:14 PM

Voting rampage! Nice!

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posted by Bex. on October 26th, 2007 9:44 PM

You're awesome. Fairy godmonster, you 8ed me. Thanks, I shall now attempt to spend my karmic debt and smug reveling by voting for amazing tasks, as per your urging and your example...

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posted by SNORLAX on October 31st, 2007 9:31 PM

nice bouquet!

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posted by The Vixen on November 14th, 2007 12:21 AM

B-U, where are U...?

What happened to your nonsensical/delusional poetry spasms?

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posted by Prince Humperdinck on December 9th, 2007 7:34 PM

I've dealt with senile royalty before. All of you weak asthemers will one day learn how silly these games are when I do away with you...

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posted by Burn Unit on December 9th, 2007 7:48 PM

Beware noob, others will attest that I am perfectly capable of playing this game to the pain. I will leave you wallowing in freakish misery, count on it.

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posted by Ink Tea on January 6th, 2008 9:00 PM

Oroborus city! I love it! Point!

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posted by Blue on February 9th, 2008 5:44 PM

You are a sweetheart mister burn unit…

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posted by JJason Recognition on May 8th, 2008 5:25 PM

I wish to know more about these sub-urbs of the Twin Cities. Are there mole people? Did you meet any Dero? Did you encounter the dinosaur men of the hollow earth?

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posted by Burn Unit on May 9th, 2008 12:36 AM

There are mole people. They are a shy race. They disguise themselves as rocks and stand very still. So committed are they, you can yell at them, splash them with water, even beat them with a hammer and still they pretend to be rocks. There are dinosaur men. They disguise themselves as water and rush past visitors, giggling all the while. Do not try to catch them, as you are liable to drop your flashlight. There are no Dero underground, anymore. They've all moved to Manhattan and bought lofts. There's a very successful Dero-run S&M parlor up on 78th street, though my auto mechanic says it isn't really authentic.

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posted by anna one on May 14th, 2008 9:11 AM

Auto mechanics are trustworthy authorities on S&M parlors. It is true.

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posted by teucer on May 14th, 2008 8:52 AM

MA? Are congratulations in order?

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posted by Burn Unit on May 22nd, 2008 1:59 PM

Oh yeah, I meant to be more specific about that, but things got moving a bit. yes I am a Master of the Arts of Theology

actually that reminds me...

i likes the name
posted by Zoo Babies Pet Animals on May 22nd, 2008 1:43 PM

now, i was wondering, have you considered the following?

"nurbun it "(everyone will be confused...maybe nurbun' it would be nice)

or "It Burnun' " that's kinda nasty.

so then i cheated and used an anagram generator.

Bunt Ruin
Bi Nun Rut
Bi Runt Nu
Bi Turn Nu
Bi Run Tun
Bi Run Nut
Bi Urn Nut
Bin Nu Rut
Nib Nu Rut
Rib Tun Nu
Rib Nut Nu
Bit Run Nu
Bit Urn Nu
Burnt I Nu
Brunt I Nu
Burn I Tun
Burn I Nut
Burn Ti Nu
Burn It Nu
Bunt I Run (this is cute, it's almost like you can't spell)
Bunt I Urn
Bun I Runt
Bun I Turn
Bun In Rut
Bun Ti Run
Bun Ti Urn
Bun It Run
Bun It Urn
Nub I Runt
Nub I Turn
Nub In Rut (kinda strange, in a good way)
Nub Ti Run
Nub Ti Urn
Nub It Run
Nub It Urn
Bur In Tun
Bur In Nut
Bur Nit Nu
Bur Tin Nu
Burti Nun
Bur It Nun
Rub In Tun
Rub In Nut (GROSS! but i like it)
Tub In Urn
But In Run (nice, i like it as an explative)
But In Urn

I put my name into one and I got "Amazingly Patient Boob." Bizzare, huh?

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posted by Myrna Minx on May 22nd, 2008 1:48 PM

and just where is this generator, Amazingly Patient Boob?

lazyweb strikes again!
posted by Burn Unit on May 22nd, 2008 2:01 PM


which *I* found (when I heard about the concept) by going you know, here

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posted by Julian Muffinbot on May 22nd, 2008 2:12 PM

that's what i used too. it was so hard to choose!

my other favorites were:

muff oil tub ninja
fat bijou film nun
jubilant muff ion

This one does not deal with anagrams...
posted by Jellybean of Thark on May 22nd, 2008 2:35 PM

The problem with the online version of the Name Change-O-Chart is that you can't see the billboard sized charts that the professor made.

Can I call you, Senator Lumpy Chickensniffer.

Buttercup Lizardjuice

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posted by teucer on May 22nd, 2008 2:43 PM

I did mine the old fashioned way.

Well, not entirely old-fashioned, as a computer was involved - but the only software was Notepad.

(By the way, Tom, you could make a fine Chez Glamtonez or something.)

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posted by Fonne Tayne on May 22nd, 2008 2:54 PM

the anagram machine was suggested near this task by who-knows-whom.

yours truly abused it - it works in many languages - for hours upon hours....

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posted by Lincøln on May 22nd, 2008 3:11 PM

I tried Lincoln.
No anagrams found.

So I tried Senator Lincoln.
23453 found.

Some favorites:

Ancients Roll On
No Clean Nostril
Ocean Inn Stroll - or maybe better: Ocean Inn Trolls
Not Local Sinner
Online Clan Rots
Lone Scrotal Inn

Don't miss this amazing opportunity... +1
posted by Myrna Minx on May 22nd, 2008 3:16 PM

The next person to vote for Burn Unit's Player Photograph gets a one-way ticket and a free night's stay at the Lone Scrotal Inn! Act Now!

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posted by Myrna Minx on May 22nd, 2008 6:27 PM

...perhaps you'd prefer a stay at the Mutual Jib Off Inn?

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posted by Dela Dejavoo on May 22nd, 2008 6:39 PM

did i win it?
and yes, i would prefer the latter.

thanks for the vote and all, that's a nice gesture...
posted by Burn Unit on May 22nd, 2008 9:04 PM

Jesus. you kids get off my lawn!

hops & barley man!
posted by Dela Dejavoo on June 10th, 2008 8:31 PM

I was gonna vote for your pic cause I'm so excited you used one of the faces. Then I realized I'd already voted for a previous pic of yours. So i second that first vote.

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posted by JJason Recognition on June 10th, 2008 8:52 PM

I, on the other hand, fear his new player photo.

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posted by ASIMO on June 13th, 2008 2:59 PM

Hello. My name is ASIMO. I have noticed, with my advanced circuitry and receptors, that you are not a member of the Probot team. I question whether there is a reason to this. I hope that sending you a request for friendship will increase your desire to empathize with robots.

Where's that pesky vote-again button?
posted by anna one on July 22nd, 2008 12:25 AM

That pee-portrait deserves more votes.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on August 11th, 2008 12:21 PM

Someday, I hope to win a refrigerator.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 25th, 2008 6:05 PM

That's brilliant.

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posted by JJason Recognition on September 28th, 2008 3:36 PM

It is.

As I can't vote again for your player photo: +2
posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 30th, 2008 8:14 AM

For this new completion, I award you this bee:
Market Bee

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posted by Flea on September 26th, 2008 4:10 PM

Yay for Level Zero!

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posted by JJason Recognition on December 11th, 2008 8:51 PM

Burn Unit, you get points for bringing the Gummies back. Hooray for Burn Unit!

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posted by teucer on December 11th, 2008 8:57 PM


everyday life 1/3, or, 5/15
posted by saille is planting praxis on January 5th, 2009 9:35 AM

I am, admittedly, not as creative as the gummies in my thanks, but felt the need to share this all the same.


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posted by teucer on December 8th, 2009 9:18 AM

Happy birthday!

Happy Birthday
posted by Sean Mahan on December 8th, 2009 11:05 AM

Sagittarii are the best.

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posted by artmouse on December 8th, 2009 11:11 PM


Today, you are Zerø-day. ~Waldo +2
posted by Waldo Cheerio on May 13th, 2010 6:47 PM

You are føur this day. You are the only active player I know who can claim this credential. It was on this day in 2006 that you wrote "The pleased child of my future". So it all began.

Three was an interesting year for you. Five tasks, one of them just yesterday. It was exactly two years ago that you expressed exasperation in your secret writeup of Object Annotation about points being a fickle mistress. Players vote in a very unpredictable way, and I agree with you. Your Funeral of Scyld Scefing was beautiful, and one of the more memorable completions this era, for me, for some reason that is hard to put my finger on. It has also tied for earning you the least points this era. I am puzzled.

Perhaps more than any other player, I have read and re-read your past completions. When I first joined SFØ, you were as temporally experienced with this community as I am today. By the time I think about SFØ with the same depth of experience as you do today, players who join today would have as much experience as I do now. Though I doubt that either the newb or I will be able to barbecue nearly so well as you have already done. We all have much to learn from you about praxis beyond the drive for points.

With Tac, Lank, and Ben Yamiin already, by their silence, against the formation of a self-propelling zerø-day tradition, I have my doubts you will take it upon yourself to start one either. If you do, though, there are a little more than five hours left today to command the attention you deserve, on this day of days, where we celebrate the last four years of your life, by which I mean only the awesome parts, of which there are many (like commas in this paragraph).


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posted by teucer on August 24th, 2010 11:31 PM

So I was browsing the archives of an old-school gaming blog in preparation for my soon-to-be-begun original-edition D&D campaign, and I see this post. And I'm like, "holy shit the dude in the freeze frame looks familiar."

Lincoln said I should share. So, yeah.

Man, I been gone a long time.
posted by Bex. on April 21st, 2011 3:41 PM

You look like Keifer Sutherland all of a sudden! (That is to say: Good to see ya, lookin' good)

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posted by Pixie on May 7th, 2011 7:06 PM

You coming back to play with us?
Or just to poke around?

Also, sorry i didn't get to meet you when i came down :D