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Burningman sponsered by Heineken, Welchs, Trader Joe's,+more

Postby doramey fossillotti » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:35 pm

This page seems very strange to me.

http://www.burningman.com/preparation/e ... rinks.html

I mean, yes, they say immediately that these are not
"official endorsements", but the point of the page is to
give examples of things you can drink that come in
a can.

But couldn't they just say, "we reccomend things that
come in a can"???



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Postby Eric » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:44 pm

makes life easier for the idiots- you know, the ones who start posting 7 days before the Gate opens looking for tickets & cool camps to join......
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Postby geekster » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:07 pm

Besides, for those who can't think for themselves, having what the Org recommends makes them somehow "cooler" then the others, I suppose.

I do agree with the Orangina, though. Good stuff.
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Postby bluesbob » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:13 am

I love the 99 Cent Only store.
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Postby gyre » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:41 am

Extremely bizarre.
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Postby Bob » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:06 am

I wrote the first draft of that page 12 or 13 years ago for Recycle Camp. My apologies if it offends your puritanical sensibilities, but the organizational purpose is/was to mitigate the amount of broken glass you people leave on the playa for DPW to clean up, and reduce the weight of your carry-home trash that inevitably results in hundreds of garbage sacks being left in campsites, along the roadsides, in Nevada towns, at roadside rest stops, etc.

Actually, I was trying to piss off the beer snobs. So fuck all your days.
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Postby This Woman » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:54 pm

A whole page of products and hours of product testing for the sole purpose of reducing broken glass? That's all well and good, but you probably should have received some kickbacks even so.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:58 pm

The list starts with "Don't forget to visit our ..."

Of course, it goes - ostensibly - to the recycling link, but advertising people know what I am on about.





Is Sputnik behind this?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:32 pm

This Woman wrote:A whole page of products and hours of product testing for the sole purpose of reducing broken glass? That's all well and good, but you probably should have received some kickbacks even so.

Bob has worked for DPW. That means he knows first hand the horrendous joy of trying to pick tiny shards of glass out of the dust of the playa. It's stoop labor, Woman, and you can damn well respect him for it. If it weren't for Bob and his ilk, there would be no event.
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Postby Bob » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:34 pm

That reminds me, my Trader Joe's checks stopped coming when Theo Albrecht died. I'll have to call my lawyer.
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Postby Bob » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:41 pm

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Postby Bob » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:46 pm

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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:50 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHRz8kDkNLk[/youtube]
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Postby Bob » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:54 pm

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Postby This Woman » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:46 am

Hey Bob,
Crypto's got a crush on ya. Dear passionate Crypto, I take back nothing, I like Bob just fine, I totally stand by what I said, and still think its funny.

FYI, I've pulled plenty of broken glass out of the dust after the city has disappeared...not that doing that is necessary for me to have opinions here that might irk you.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:24 am

I've pulled glass out of my FOOT. That's stoop labor and I suppose putting stitches in someone's bleeding foot is as well.

The point could be made without appearing to be pimping brand names. :(
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:24 am

Stitches is skilled labor. They have to have licenses.
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Postby swampdog » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:10 pm

Bob wrote:Image

Is that JIM jones soda? Man, the originals of that stuff are rare! Must be worth a fortune!
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Postby Bob » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:16 pm

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Postby Bob » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:22 pm

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:29 pm

So we can protest by not buying anything and making our own drinks.



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Postby gyre » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:36 pm

I found the jones stuff horrific and costly.

There is a root beer with a name like someone's personal name sold in reno, that is wonderful.
I still couldn't bring myself to buy any last year, but fantastic.

A guy with the same name brought some to transformus.

Naturally I can't remember the name, but it has two names, like a regular person.

Wonderful root beer.
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Postby LostinReno » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:58 pm

gyre wrote:I found the jones stuff horrific and costly.

ugggh, I so agree, then they upped the anti and came out with Turkey/Gravy flavor. ewww

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gyre wrote:There is a root beer with a name like someone's personal name sold in reno, that is wonderful.
I still couldn't bring myself to buy any last year, but fantastic.

A guy with the same name brought some to transformus.

Naturally I can't remember the name, but it has two names, like a regular person.

Wonderful root beer.



Was it Henry Weinhard's? They're primarily a beer maker, don't much care for their beer but they make a killer Orange soda too. It tastes just like 50/50 bars.
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Postby gyre » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:18 pm

That's probably it.
I can't be sure.

Can't be many with two names.

There is a root beer by a refinery in La, that is also superb.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:10 pm

Maybe The Hat is pulling The Leg.
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Postby playahata » Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:38 am

Hey, Eric. I'm looking for some tickets and a cool camp to join. Can I have happy-fun times with you, making sausage smoothies while talking about the Golden Girls? I promise I'm not lame. Double-promise.
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Postby Bob » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:54 am

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Postby Eric » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:00 pm

playahata wrote:Hey, Eric. I'm looking for some tickets and a cool camp to join. Can I have happy-fun times with you, making sausage smoothies while talking about the Golden Girls? I promise I'm not lame. Double-promise.


hate Golden Girls, don't eat sausage unless it's owner asks, and it took you 4 days to come up with this lame response which means you would never survive in a room full of drag queens.

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Postby Bob » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:19 pm

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:22 pm

Bob wrote:Image


Ensure, Gatorade, Red Bull. What else? PBR, MGD, Tecate... do they sell Absinthe in a can or recyclable plastic bottle?
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