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Postby hotmess » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:59 am

Just saw this.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/13/arts/ ... .html?_r=2

As if the ticket mess was not bringing enough attention to this problem, now the NY times has something to say about it.
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Postby VultureChow » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:23 am

“This has me waking up at night terrified,” said Marian Goodell, a founding board member and spokeswoman for Black Rock City, the company that organizes Burning Man in the desert outside Gerlach, Nev. “It is the end of Burning Man if we don’t solve this.”


Ugghh indeed. It seems they've gone from aloof and uncaring to panicked and apocalyptic.

I preferred aloof and uncaring.
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Postby trilobyte » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:35 am

Seemed like an adequate rehash of what was said on NPR last week.
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Postby hotmess » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:38 am

Yes you are correct. No new news, but widely publicized news none the less.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:35 am

Ah, the Grey Lady chimes in. I think this is where we say:
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Postby lemur » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:09 am

steven jones got a book plug into an article he didnt even write ~!!!!

jeez! that guy is good
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Postby robrob » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:20 am

lol, just coming to post that same thing.
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Postby tamarakay » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:21 am

lemur wrote:steven jones got a book plug into an article he didnt even write ~!!!!

jeez! that guy is good


Ok I was laughing about that too.
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Postby darcitananda » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:54 pm

Selling tickets online makes it difficult to distinguish between veteran Burners, loathed scalpers and first-timers, known as birgins in the lingo of festivalgoers.


I found the lack of an Oxford comma interesting. Are both scalpers and first-timers loathed? Wait wait, don't answer that.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:11 pm

I think it's called the Oxford Comma because it's something the brits adhere to, and the yanks don't. I prefer it, but I don't think we need to get so far down the parsing examination of all vaguely relevent information that we reach some sort of Schrodinger's Punctuation.
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Postby Elliot » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:25 pm

darcitananda wrote:
Selling tickets online makes it difficult to distinguish between veteran Burners, loathed scalpers and first-timers, known as birgins in the lingo of festivalgoers.


I found the lack of an Oxford comma interesting. Are both scalpers and first-timers loathed? Wait wait, don't answer that.

Dawg bless you, Darcitananda, for knowing what an Oxford Comma is!
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Postby ZaphodBurner » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:34 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Ah, the Grey Lady chimes in. I think this is where we say:
Put a fork in it. It's done.


If we can get 30% of the people who want tickets to punch out because they read that it's going to suck this year, there will be tickets available for the people who really want to go.

It's dust off the old mantra, everybody: IT WAS BETTER LAST YEAR!
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Postby piehole » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:53 pm

ZaphodBurner wrote:If we can get 30% of the people who want tickets to punch out because they read that it's going to suck this year, there will be tickets available for the people who really want to go.

It's dust off the old mantra, everybody: IT WAS BETTER LAST YEAR!



OH GOD, IT WAS, WASN'T IT

fuck guys, i dont wanna go anymore, anybody want my ticket? tier 2. i suddenly have no reason to go
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Postby ZaphodBurner » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:36 pm

piehole wrote:
ZaphodBurner wrote:If we can get 30% of the people who want tickets to punch out because they read that it's going to suck this year, there will be tickets available for the people who really want to go.

It's dust off the old mantra, everybody: IT WAS BETTER LAST YEAR!



OH GOD, IT WAS, WASN'T IT

fuck guys, i dont wanna go anymore, anybody want my ticket? tier 2. i suddenly have no reason to go


Yeah, I'll buy 'em. See how I roll? :mrgreen:
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Postby fenwick » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:47 pm

Hold on a second - does anybody still read the New York Times??
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Postby vargaso » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:55 pm

A "ticketless graphic designer." Good band name.
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Postby robrob » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:19 am

we camped across the street from those guys. good people :/
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Postby knowmad » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:51 am

VultureChow wrote:
“This has me waking up at night terrified,” said Marian Goodell, a founding board member and spokeswoman for Black Rock City, the company that organizes Burning Man in the desert outside Gerlach, Nev. “It is the end of Burning Man if we don’t solve this.”


Ugghh indeed. It seems they've gone from aloof and uncaring to panicked and apocalyptic.

I preferred aloof and uncaring.


To despondent.

My German Friends (all non burners) are writing me non stop, they all want to know;

A) Who the hell is in charge over there, haven't they heard about crowdsourcing?
B) How in the hell was this (impending doom) kept under wraps for so long. [*nod to Playa Waste Raiders*]
1. In the country that defined "Spin", how did an llc not know that being on NPR would end up in the Times
2. What kind of people trust a $10Million dollar ticket sell to an unsecured php based site.
C) Where can they get a ticket.

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Postby VultureChow » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:18 am

knowmad wrote:
VultureChow wrote:
“This has me waking up at night terrified,” said Marian Goodell, a founding board member and spokeswoman for Black Rock City, the company that organizes Burning Man in the desert outside Gerlach, Nev. “It is the end of Burning Man if we don’t solve this.”


Ugghh indeed. It seems they've gone from aloof and uncaring to panicked and apocalyptic.

I preferred aloof and uncaring.


To despondent.

My German Friends (all non burners) are writing me non stop, they all want to know;

A) Who the hell is in charge over there, haven't they heard about crowdsourcing?
B) How in the hell was this (impending doom) kept under wraps for so long. [*nod to Playa Waste Raiders*]
1. In the country that defined "Spin", how did an llc not know that being on NPR would end up in the Times
2. What kind of people trust a $10Million dollar ticket sell to an unsecured php based site.
C) Where can they get a ticket.

and the world watches...


I'm wondering if this whole fiasco wasn't a much needed wake up call for the organization. It's all well and good to try and keep to your outlaw roots, but at some point you need to get professional and realistic about such a large business(or charity whatever).
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Postby VultureChow » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:22 am

fenwick wrote:Hold on a second - does anybody still read the New York Times??


My mom.

My mom is so cute. I told her about a month ago I was going. She had never heard of it. I told her it was an art festival where you camp out in the desert. I like camping, and art, so I figured she'd at least understand that. Showed her pictures of bliss dance and the temple. Told her it had a bit of a reputation as a drug thing, but that wasn't really the case. I thought she had forgotten about it. She's going to Myanmar in a week and has other things on her mind.

Last night she sent me the NYT article and wanted to make sure I had tickets and told me that my dad had a scalper that could get anything if I needed help. I told her I got one and thanked her for the offer without going into the whole no scalper thing.

I love my mom.
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Postby JCarter » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:25 am

VultureChow wrote:
Last night she sent me the NYT article and wanted to make sure I had tickets and told me that my dad had a scalper that could get anything if I needed help. I told her I got one and thanked her for the offer without going into the whole no scalper thing.

I love my mom.


That almost sounds like some New Jersey love. Except she offered a scalper and not a "friend" that works in "waste management". I can't tell you how many times I've had to remind fellow Jersey residents that "friends" in "waste management" are not a good way to deal with ticket shortages or break ups.
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Postby VultureChow » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:30 am

JCarter wrote:
VultureChow wrote:
Last night she sent me the NYT article and wanted to make sure I had tickets and told me that my dad had a scalper that could get anything if I needed help. I told her I got one and thanked her for the offer without going into the whole no scalper thing.

I love my mom.


That almost sounds like some New Jersey love. Except she offered a scalper and not a "friend" that works in "waste management". I can't tell you how many times I've had to remind fellow Jersey residents that "friends" in "waste management" are not a good way to deal with ticket shortages or break ups.


Hah! Or construction. I dated a guy named Nunzio who worked in construction but who was greeted conspicuously well at whatever restaurant we went to. We're North Jersey Jews, so money is the solution to most things, not violence. Or in at least one case, setting up your accountant and brother-in-law who are about to testify against you with a prostitute, video taping it and sending it to your sister.
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Postby VultureChow » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:07 am

VultureChow wrote:
fenwick wrote:Hold on a second - does anybody still read the New York Times??


Last night she sent me the NYT article and wanted to make sure I had tickets and told me that my dad had a scalper that could get anything if I needed help. I told her I got one and thanked her for the offer without going into the whole no scalper thing.

I love my mom.


And my dad just came into my office with a physical copy of the article and wanted to make sure I was okay.

My parents rock.
Or in at least one case, setting up your accountant and brother-in-law who are about to testify against you with a prostitute, video taping it and sending it to your sister.
I should clarify. This was our neighbors, not our family.
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Postby fenwick » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:54 pm

fenwick wrote:
Hold on a second - does anybody still read the New York Times??



My apologies for thinking no one reads the NYT. I figured ever since News Corp (faux news) acquired an interest in the paper, I figured there be even more negative press towards the event and the idea.

Soon Bill Orally will comment - if you didn't get burning man tickets, you were not meant to go, much like his kind words regarding a recent death in pop culture....

Face it - if those clowns running for President of the US was to learn of burning man - it be the death of burning man.
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Postby Herring » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:35 pm

I dunno, if casual never-beens who don't post on eplaya or tribenet, and just entered the lottery on a whim, hear that Burning Man will suck this year maybe they actually will be more likely to sell their tickets. So the more news outlets telling them that, the better, I say.

And better yet, it makes casual never-beens who would purchase scalped tickets at prices above face value unlikely to do so.
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Postby BBadger » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:05 pm

fenwick wrote:My apologies for thinking no one reads the NYT. I figured ever since News Corp (faux news) acquired an interest in the paper, I figured there be even more negative press towards the event and the idea.


Faux News indeed.

You are severely misinformed. News Corporation own nothing of the New York Times. The NYT has even been labeled Murdoch's archnemesis.

Perhaps you were thinking of the New York Post?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:06 pm

Washington Times?
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Postby Eric » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:40 pm

New Corp/Fox has nothing to do with the NYT. These are the News Corp papers worldwide- way less newspapers in the US than you think.
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Postby fenwick » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:02 am

'scuze me as I insert foot in mouth. Haven't seen a printed newspaper in years since this Internet thingy came along
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