Stapled Tickets.....?... REALLY ?

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Stapled Tickets.....?... REALLY ?

Postby Josh-n-Cody » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:36 am

Perhaps I am being a bit frustrated from the general disaster that the ticket buying, and particularly, shipping experience has been. OK, I know we bought the tickets at the most expensive level, $420.00. AND BMORG has had the 1.68 MILLION dollars since November from the first round of ticket buying, AND no information to anyone except some general misinformation and silence.... AND apparently no systematic way to shipping tickets... First Bought Shipped First? NOPE, Alphabetical by City... NOPE... Alphabetical by buyers name,.... NOPE... "Will be sent by middle of June"... NOPE.....

OK, Growing pains, shipping issues, computer problems... I can forgive all that...

BUT......

When I got my tickets today THEY WERE STAPLED! WTF?

STAPLES thru 420 dollar art work?

and not just on the edge, RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ART!

They are even damaged by how hard the stapler was hit, and marks almost all the way thru the ticket.. a tear?

Who is running that? A total disrespect of the artist who made the ticket design, a complete disregard for folks who buy an EXTRA TICKET just to frame it as art.... What ever happened to SIMPLE RESPECT ... it's not a 20 dollar web printed ticket... but $420 dollars of ART...

no wait, FOUR pieces of art torn by a stapler!

Do I have to worry now that there are holes in the ticket the crazy gate people wont say they are fakes? How about just the problems of passing them to fiends as gifts WITH HOLES IN THEM!

REALLY?

I just simply cant believe that an ART organization would do this. The value of DO NO HARM was obviously forgotten with this whole process, ...

Seriously, STAPLES?

I can hear the replies on the blog now...

"At least you got some"
"Big deal.."
"a ticket as ART?? WHAT?"
"just a couple of holes..."

It is more about disrespect of the artwork and the value that everyone on this blog would put on those tickets. Some folks save FOR YEARS to be able to go to BRC> waiting at home for the postman everyday, just like me, to be sure not to miss getting them; maybe even the joy at finding that PERFECT BEAUTY of the ticket art for the first time....

This was for me, my first year, and even now years and years later a very important part of the experience. Looking at the ticket with a magnifying glass, trying to find all the little details in the tiny printing and find surprises ( like in 2010 the tiny "25" hidden in the lines.) I know folks who carry their ticket to bed each night because it MEANS SO MUCH!

Does BMORG value the tickets so little they would allow this?

STAPLES? ... REALLY?
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Postby lemur » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:39 am

nice troll!


you surely know there is nothing new about this
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Postby capjbadger » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:40 am

They've always been stapled. Relax. It's not a damn Van Gogh. :roll:
It's not $420 in art. It's a copy, mass-reproduced 60,000 times. It's a $420 ticket.

You want real art? Buy the original form the artist.

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Postby wh..sh » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:45 am

And THIS is a problem in your life....?... REALLY?

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Postby Josh-n-Cody » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:47 am

[quote="lemur"]nice troll!


you surely know there is nothing new about this[/quote]


What is a troll..

an no, I've gotten tickets for several years and they were not stapled......
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Postby capjbadger » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:48 am

God I love this block button. :D

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Postby Dis)'(rack » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:48 am

I've got ten years worth of them....often times stapled
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Postby Elderberry » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:50 am

Is there nothing someone will not find to complain about?...REALLY?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:53 am

jkisha wrote:Is there nothing someone will not find to complain about?...REALLY?

Next year I want an email telling me that there will be staples, and I want it by President's Day! And don't give me any of that, well, it makes sure that it stays in the envelope bull, either! I want them super-glued in there instead!
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Postby Dis)'(rack » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:59 am

Did anyone else ever get an Atomic Fire Ball in their ticket envelope. Totally fucked up the smell of the ticket...I was pissed.

I also used to get my tickets from a retail vintage clothing store. Whole damn place smell like incensce. I had to Fabreze the ticket every year to get over the smell of Nag Champa.
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Postby Josh-n-Cody » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:04 am

[quote="jkisha"]Is there nothing someone will not find to complain about?...REALLY?[/quote]

It depends on how much you value something. If you are working to collect art, and to bring that thru time into the future, a future perhaps without burning man at all. It's about trying to preserve a bit of history, society and culture . I guess you could just put a nail thru the middle of a Van Gogh and call it a day then... right?

Everything we know about the past is because people took the time to value the ephemera. the club posters, the newspaper articles, the mass produced "The Twelve Caesars" by Suetonius... from which we know about Julius Caesar and his death, and the height of Roman Society and culture and intrigue... of which one or two copies survived to be found...

I'm not foolish to think that a burning man ticket is on par with a great work such as VanGogh or Suetonius..., but it IS important to value the moment. To find the history that, years later, people will look to and remember ...
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Postby lemur » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:05 am

FYI, to buy 25,000 staples costs about $6
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Postby Josh-n-Cody » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:06 am

[quote="capjbadger"]They've always been stapled. Relax. It's not a damn Van Gogh. :roll:
It's not $420 in art. It's a copy, mass-reproduced 60,000 times. It's a $420 [i]ticket[/i].

You want real art? Buy the original form the artist.

Fucking trolls...

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As an artist myself, I really don't understand your derision. I AM buying art... Just because it was mass printed, how many intact tickets do you think are around now from past years? Every Year we have gone they get torn at the gate, you have nothing left. SO once the event is over it IS a valuable piece of Print Arts.

VanGogh was an unknown and street artist, a bohemian, when he was painting. If he did not have his support from patrons who saw value in his art when he was a nobody, we would not have any of his art now. Not just his painting but his drawings, his sketches, he did a lot more than just put paint on canvas.
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Postby Josh-n-Cody » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:07 am

[quote="lemur"]FYI, to buy 25,000 staples costs about $6[/quote]

HAHAHAH!

Stapled Tickets as Performance Art?

Very funny!
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Postby Dis)'(rack » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:08 am

lemur wrote:FYI, to buy 25,000 staples costs about $6


There are more staples used in the production of tea bags than any other single application of staple use.
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Postby junglesmacks » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:09 am

BIG BAD BMORG! YOU PUPPY KICKING, GRANDMOTHER HATING, TICKET STAPLING JERKS!!!

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Postby Josh-n-Cody » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:13 am

Thats funny cryptofish, .. superglued..

Personally I would have them in a sealed envelope... that was How we got them before, and the envelope had a staple in it.
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Postby westnileraven » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:15 am

I didn't like the staple either. I was all OHSHIT IT's DAMAGED what if they don't let me in!!
And I was all oh that is really pretty and detailed i wonder what was under this hole.

I was with you until
a complete disregard for folks who buy an EXTRA TICKET just to frame it as art....

Now I want to smash the frame over your head and zip off to the playa with your extra ticket just to frame it as art.
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Postby Savannah » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:17 am

I'm sure people would be happy to buy your injured tickets from you (at a slight discount of course, for damage).
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Postby wh..sh » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:22 am

westnileraven wrote:I was with you until
a complete disregard for folks who buy an EXTRA TICKET just to frame it as art....

Now I want to smash the frame over your head and zip off to the playa with your extra ticket just to frame it as art.
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Postby illy dilly » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:25 am

:shock:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Our first year, we took the staple out and took them off the paper.... Then realized, "shit, these things are small pieces of paper. We have to hold on to them for another 3 months....." and stapled them back to the packing list. Then re-stapled the envelope shut.

I have not once, arrived at greeters with my tickets not attached to the packing list.

Josh-n-Cody wrote:it's not a 20 dollar web printed ticket... but $420 dollars of ART...

You say 420 art. I say 420 small and easily losable paper!

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Postby trilobyte » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:28 am

On the flip side, OMG they're giving out a free staple with every ticket order!
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Postby Dis)'(rack » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:28 am

When my greeting shift comes around, I am going to take the extra time to review tickets for staple marks. Any sight of damage and the bell gong is going to be used for extracurricular activities.
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Postby CrispyDave » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:52 am

I can hardley wait each year for my new shiny staple. I do so love the rounded corners and sharp edges. I have the staples saved from the last 4 years and was thinking about auctioning them off. Would you like to bid on them for your art collection.
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Postby Just_Joe » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:56 am

trilobyte wrote:On the flip side, OMG they're giving out a free staple with every ticket order!

Sorry Will Callers. NO FREE STAPLE FOR YOU!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:59 am

There's a solution for the op, buy will call...

Or pay a STEPer to use his unholy, holey ticket and give him the pure, virginal--


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Postby catinthefunnyhat » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:00 am

trilobyte wrote:On the flip side, OMG they're giving out a free staple with every ticket order!

Did you know that if you take the staple out by carefully unbending it, you can rebend it into a little frog shape? And then you can make the froggie hop by pressing down on it just so with your fingernail! OMG SO MUCH FUN.

Josh-n-Cody wrote:What is a troll..

Classic troll response.

illy dilly wrote:You say 420 art. I say 420 small and easily losable paper!

420 small paper? I tend to burn those...
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Postby Savannah » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:05 am

I like to think that my hardworking staple has been warped and deformed by the demands of my gorgeous but clearly evil ticket.

My staple is the 99%. :shock:
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Postby AntiM » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:28 am

What's he going to do when they tear his ticket at the gate? Those perforated edges are not neat, clean and tidy.
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Postby westnileraven » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:32 am

but $420 dollars of ART...

you think THAT'S art, new guy? just wait till you get your 420$ worth of ART. It's so, so much bigger than a pretty piece of paper.

westnileraven wrote:I was with you until

a complete disregard for folks who buy an EXTRA TICKET just to frame it as art....


Now I want to smash the frame over your head and zip off to the playa with your extra ticket just to frame it as art.
Fuck you.


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