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“We have to get rid of your kind to make room for the ships.”

“Oh okay.”

“We’ll give you a proper burial spot.”

“Query?” Rock would have raised a hand to ask an important question in his mind if he had any. But [Paper] already knew the answer.

“Quarry,” was his presumed corrective response. Stupid Rocks, he thought inwardly. We should cover them quickly to halt the dense talk.

Scissors then cut in, the hopeful champion of Rock and defender to the grave. But he would only beat her to a pulp when freed from his cage in the interrogation room, continuing the circle ad nauseam.

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And so it began.

De Boom Street. San Franciso. The only business establishment having a door on the short alley being one called *Lime*Light.

This very same De Boom Street lent its name to the very first 256×256 meter simulator (“sim”) of Second Life: Da Boom, an origin sometimes erroneously attached to the boom of the cosmic Big Bang, since this is where founder Philip Rosedale’s glorious virtual reality, perhaps the size of 1st state Delaware now, started and expanded out from. The Seed.

Similarly, Rosedale’s company of Linden Lab, that introduced Second Life to the general public in 2002, took its name from the San Francisco street it was located on at the time: Linden Street. So Philip Rosedale became Philip Linden in Second Life, his well known avatar form. All early Second Life sims derived their name from streets and alleys located near Linden Lab, but Da Boom was the first. De Boom to Da Boom. Yeah, come to think of it, I suppose they did slightly alter the name with the Big Bang in mind. Like “Da Bears”. Fate.

If we also travel up Linden Street in the current version of Google Street View, away from Linden Lab’s old site, we come across a man seemingly stashing something in a tree. A cache of some sort, perhaps.

Seems surprised, or perhaps *guilty*, for being caught in the act, doesn’t he?

When the Google car and its camera continue onward, he resumes his activity at the tree. Then, just afterwards, he gets in his own car (green Honda Civic) and leaves.

What is in the tree?

Could it be… treasure?

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Baker *Beach*…

One of the roots of the annual event now known as Burning Man began as a bonfire ritual on the summer solstice in 1986 when Larry Harvey, Jerry James, and a few friends met on Baker Beach in San Francisco[8] and burned a 9-foot (2.7-meter) wooden man as well as a smaller wooden dog. Harvey has described his inspiration for burning these effigies as a spontaneous act of “radical self-expression”.[9] …. In 1987, the effigy grew to almost 15 feet (4.6 meters) tall, and by 1988, it had grown to around 40 feet (12 meters). Burning Man attendees informally called it “The Man,” and this name was given to each successive effigy, every year since Burning Man began.

Harvey stated that he did not see the movie The Wicker Man until many years later, so it played no part in his inspiration.


Returning to Lock Ness and Cherry Island:

A castle stood on the island during the 15th century; this was constructed of stone and oak wood and was probably used as a fortified refuge. It has been suggested that Eilean Muireach may have been a hunting lodge, with Eilean Nan Con the home for the hunting dogs.[1]

Cherry Island = (residence of) man.

Dog Island = (residence of) dog.

Dog was forgotten about or submerged in time (after 1986 apparently). Man remained, sans smaller companion. Burning Man is bourne.

Burning Man is also a primary inspiration for Linden Labs’ Second Life, also in San Francisco like Baker Beach. An inworld event called Burn2 (originally Burning Life) has virtually attempted to recreate the excitement of Real Life’s Burning Man since 2003.


More Burning Man:

Cacophony Society connection, c1989:

From the mouth of those involved, including more cacophonists (interesting, for example, that The Man may have started out as The Woman):

A pivotal year was 1996. Burning Man could become Woodstock or Altamont. The safer route was picked, which was inevitable. Else the whole event would be nuked.


Philip Linden Says Second Life Must Evolve Beyond Burning Man Era

When Philip Linden resigned as CEO last year, I asserted that “The Burning Man era of Second Life is over.” But it is one thing for me to say that, and quite another for Philip himself to compare Second Life to Burning Man, and not just in the positive sense of a place that fosters freeform creation in an egalitarian community, as he always has — but tellingly, also in its most limiting connotation:

Presently, Second Life still isn’t very accessible – most people still don’t have the time to get over the steep learning curve and get to the amazing stuff inside. Similarly, the total number of people willing to drive 3 hours from Reno into the middle of a barren desert carrying a week’s worth of drinking water and food is limited.

At the moment, as Philip notes (having just returned from another Black Rock jaunt himself), Burning Man has reached a plateau of about 50,000 attendees. (As it happens, that’s roughly the number of Second Life users in-world at any given time.) This, he says, must change:

Try not to cling too tightly to what we have now. The design, the UI, the orientation experience, the tools – all these need to change, a LOT, for Second Life to become accessible to hundreds of millions. Those changes are sometimes going to be disruptive and painful… But a bigger part of my heart wants to see it reach everyone, and so we must evolve.


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Baker has appeared before here:


And “Caledonia” also appears in a second F&H,E! post.

Cherry Island (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Muireach, meaning Murdoch’s Island) is the only island in Loch Ness, Highland, Scotland, and is an example of a crannog.[1] The island is about 150 yards (140 m) from the shore near the southern end of the loch. The island was originally 160 feet (49 m) by 168 feet (51 m) across, but is now smaller as the level of the loch was raised when it became part of the Caledonian Canal.[1] The increase in the level of the loch caused a smaller natural island nearby Eilean Nan Con[2] (also known in its Anglicised form of “Dog Island”), to be totally submerged.

“Caledonia” submerges Dog I. and makes Cherry Island or “Murdoch’s Island” smaller. But Cherry Island is artificial in nature and wouldn’t be there atall without man. Smaller Eilean Nan Con or Dog I. is natural in contrast.

The name Baker is similarly submerged beneath Martel in Ohio near Caledonia (latter with Harding-Anderson overlap from past), but a twinned Baker, as it is, remains next to Caledonia in New York state. Not submerged or lost in the seas of history.

Caledonia (OH plus NY) represents the levels of Lock Ness and its Cherry and Dog isles. It follows that Baker equals past Lock Ness, pre-Caledonian Canal connected, with its Cherry Island and Dog Island both intact. Martel represents the present Caledonia Canal situation for the lock, with Cherry Island made smaller (now 51m x 49m) and Dog Island having completely disappeared.

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Hucka D.:

You must find out the Whitehead X-ing equivalent to Yreka, which is akin to the Vikings’ Greenland and Iceland in that it is the opposite of the name. We know Greenland and Iceland are equivalent to Greene Knob, which will be renamed Gene’s Knob in honor of Gene Fade and his super-opus “Fade to Moss”. Is the story of the Strange or Strang Monster a part of “Fade”?


I wonder if this Yreka is actually pre-*Leaf*? That would be odd. It looks like from a Siskiyou County map that Yreka would be positioned near the head of No Title Spring, or what was perhaps Norum Spring in the far past.


Hucka D.:

This county is perhaps a snapshot of what Leaf encountered when he entered The Crossing those oh so many years ago. All of California is like this — I think of Eric near Monolith. The Monolith was already present? Or did Leaf build it? And then what of Strange being born in Weed (NM)? Strange is a bartender/monster. Noonan. Frank-einstein.


I think Mossbrae Falls figures into this somewhere as well.


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… let’s look at Leaf:

“Monolith (Mono-Leaf?), Californi-a. Next to Eric. This means: Whitehead X-ing’s Monolith is dedicated to Leaf Erik’son’s visit to The Crossing, perhaps on the same spot he had a house or sum’tin. In same state, Erickson near Leaf obviously points to Leaf Erik’son. Nearby is Grass Lake and Weed. Grass Lake is the same as Reed Lake in The Crossing’s Mall area. More stories there — perhaps Leaf fished out a monster there. Perhaps this monster was Strange — probably was, don’t you guess? Then this Strange monster was moved over to The Weed or just Weed.


So Hucka D, I’m thinking Leaf saw a Big Foot monster. The same Calif. county is home to many Big Foot sightings in the country, especially Route 89 between Happy Valley and Willow Creek.


Then of course we have this bizarre blog found several years back concerning Stranger Creek, Kansas…

Hucka D.:

Hitchcock and Number Nine. Small advances past level 1… heading slowly but surely to level 2. You know I like these synchs.


Back to Siskiyou County…,_California

The name comes from the Shasta language /wáik’a/, for which Mount Shasta is named.[2] The word means “north mountain” or “white mountain”.[3][4] Mark Twain tells a different story:

Harte had arrived in California in the [eighteen-]fifties, twenty-three or twenty-four years old, and had wandered up into the surface diggings of the camp at Yreka, a place which had acquired its mysterious name — when in its first days it much needed a name — through an accident. There was a bakeshop with a canvas sign which had not yet been put up but had been painted and stretched to dry in such a way that the word BAKERY, all but the B, showed through and was reversed. A stranger read it wrong end first, YREKA, and supposed that that was the name of the camp. The campers were satisfied with it and adopted it.[5]

“Yreka Bakery” is a palindrome. The loss of the “B” in a bakery sign read from the reverse is mentioned as a possible source of the name Yreka in Mark Twain’s autobiography.[5][55] The original Yreka Bakery was founded in 1856 by baker Frederick Deng.[56] The palindrome was recognized early on: “spell Yreka Bakery backwards and you will know where to get a good loaf of bread” is quoted as an ad in the Yreka Semi-Weekly Journal May 23, 1863 and states that twelve loaves sold for $1.[56] The Yreka Bakery moved eventually to its long-time location, 322 West Miner Street, where it remained under several ownerships until it closed in 1965 on retirement of the baker “Martin”, and clerk Alta Hudson. Another Yreka Bakery reopened in a different location in 1974,[56] but is no longer in business.[57] Author Martin Gardner mentioned that Yreka Bakery was in business on West Miner Street in Yreka,[58]:246 but it was pointed out by readers “the Yreka Bakery no longer existed. In 1970 the original premises were occupied by the art store Yrella Gallery, also a palindrome”,[58]:251 which was owned and operated by Yreka resident B’Ann Dunlap. The historic building, the Brown-Nickell-Authenrieth Building, 322–324 West Miner Street, currently houses a restaurant.[59]

Also here:

“Yreka” which is supposedly an Indian word meaning “White Mountain”. This story is false. Yreka is an ancient Greek word meaning the opposite of Eureka, which of course means, “I found it”. Yreka actually means, “I haven’t found it”.

With names like “Thompson’s Dry Diggings” which would obviously deter any traveling miner from setting up claim and “Yreka” which is the opposite of Eureka…something is amiss here. Much like the Vikings named Iceland and Greenland the opposite of their true nature, the same has been done with Yreka. But, why?

Truth is, Yreka is one of the richest areas in the world in terms of natural resources and development in the Siskiyou County region has been systematically oppressed since California was first inhabited by pioneers in the 1800’s. Some even say that Yreka is a spiritual epicenter for occultist activity.

Interesting that Greenland and Iceland, Lief Erickson’s stomping grounds, comes up here again. So the names Greenland, Iceland and Yreka are united in this way.

The Freemasons have had a longstanding power structure set up in Yreka since its founding in 1851, one year after California entered the union. The large majority of the land in Siskiyou County is owned by clandestine private land owners that vow to stifle all industry in the region. These clandestine owners are known to locals as “The 40 Thieves”.

A trip down Miner Street will take you to the Franco American Hotel. A hotel that once housed US President and Freemason, Rutherford B. Hayes. Directly next door to the historic hotel is the Masonic Temple that is now a hardware store. Masonic symbols can still be found on the frieze of the building and are a hidden reminder of the men that built the city and their occultist allegiance. What was the meaning of Rutherford B. Hayes’ visit to Yreka and what was being discussed? Underneath the buildings on Miner Street lies tunnels used in the past for occultist ceremonies done by Freemasons and the Illuminati.rutherford b hayes illuminati


Maybe they fished a giant statue of the Tin man or Ten man out of Grass Lake, Hucka D. It’s a sort of swampy, grassy lake, then. Tennant near Tin Shop, Alabama gives a possible clue. Tennant near Leaf-Erickson, Grass Lake, Weed Calif. balanced. Tennant, Iowa, 3rd and last, may point to Billfork via Harlan co. seat and an Irwin nearby. Harlan equals God, perhaps Whitehead (?) Tennant of course is Dr. Who, Time Traveler.

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King of the (Asha) Hill

I now own land on the Corisca continent — a bit over 1/4th the size of Rubi’s VWX Town and obviously considerably cheaper tier involved. I believe it’s a beautiful spot, and at the time of the purchase, it was the second least expensive mainland parcel over 2000 square meters. Seemed like fate (once more). I call it Asha Hill because it’s in the Asha sim — where I’ve owned once before — and also contains the highest hill of several in the sim, which includes already fabled Greentop discussed in a number of Baker Blinker Blog posts. You can see Greentop in the below photo, center background behind the white Victorian House Greenup. This house/gallery actually had already been established on the edge of my new property about 2 months ago, another reason to assume ownership of adjacent land. A related post on this House Greenup is here.




No town will exist here, although it may have in the past — will think about that more. Instead the hill will be a type of nature reserve, with buildings lining the edge of the property. Presently these buildings are House Greenup. House of Truth, and Home o’ Fibs, all houses of Victorian design, plus the Arcadia Asylum designed Econo Slum Tower that Baker Bloch sits on the top floor of in the pictures above. Amazing view of the surrounding landscape here.


Siberia near Ash Hill, ME
Siberia near Ash Hill, CA

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fz:…the next thing you know, this guy named old zircon…

ba: …what’s the significance of zircon? i mean, you use the term zircon encrusted tweezers in one of your songs, what is zircon

fz: a zircon is a fake, cheap diamond…

… people who wear zircons are a special breed…

…now what you don’t know is that ethel the tree is under the control of old zircon who has this special flashlight that controls her thoughts and she’s operating billy, so this is all working in the background, just like a wagnerian opera…

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Why Blue Jay?

Hucka D.:



John Scott Harrison is the only man in U.S. history to be the son of a president and the father of a president. He was born in North Bend and is buried in his father’s vault in North Bend.,_Washington

North Bend is a city in King county, Washington, United States. The town was made famous by David Lynch’s television series Twin Peaks (also filmed in nearby Snoqualmie.)


Bracket J.:

I get it. It’s from 1Pink. Pennsylvania is 1Pink.

Hucka D.:

Yes. That’s something I wanted to talk to you about when you weren’t home the other day. I couldn’t have *seen* you but I could have spoken to you still. I wanted to explain about 1Pink. Hatch… Seal.

Bracket J.:


Hucka D.:

Never mind, Long Way. You’re here now. And that’s what counts.

Bracket J.:

Are you on your rainbow causing hallucinogens again, Hucka D. The Bee?

Hucka D.:

You bet!

Bracket J.:

Well… let me have it (!)

Hucka D.:

Are you lost? That’s not what I mean.



This is the only thing that comes to mind, guys.

Bracket J.:

Oh Canada (!)


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