The Altamont of Stupid: Would-Be Super-Luxe Coachella on the Sea "Organized" by Shit-for-Brains Millennials to Get Other Shit-for-Brains Millennials to Pay up to $2000 to Attend Turns Into, Get This, Epic Level Shit Show

And it's prompted three class action lawsuits, several alleging fraud, and one naming damages to the tune of $100 million.

The "Fyre Festival" was co-organized by Ja Rule, who I've heard of but I have no earthly idea who he actually is or what he does. I have some vague memory he's involved in rap music. He's not actually a Millennial, because he's like 41 or something.

But he seems to be a Millennial in spirit, and in ability.

The story about this Festivus-style festival is kinda old -- almost a week old, in fact -- but I'm not hip so I didn't know about it until an hour ago.

This is the Most Millennial story I've ever written up.

The event was also co-organized by a guy named Billy McFarlane, a true Millennial. This guy started a credit card aimed at Millennials called something really fucking stupid -- Magnises. What the fuck. That's not even close to a word. It sounds like he just took "Magnum condoms" and "penises" and mashed them together.

The credit cards are black because Of Course They Are. I guess the idea is "Hey, my black credit card? Means I have a magnum penis. Just like it says on the tin."

They paid a lot of models and "influencers" -- idiots with big accounts on Twitter and Instagram -- to promote this "festival," to be located on an island in the Bahamas. These models and influencers were reportedly paid $20,000 each as a minimum, even for the minor, 2nd-rate instagrammers. (Another report says a $10,000 minimum, but several claim $20,000.)

He spent $250,000 on a single Instagram post from Kim Kardashian
s half-sister Kendall Jenner and laid out hundreds of thousands more on lesser-name "influencers," none of whom were paid less than $20,000, one person familiar with the payments said.

Only one model -- "Gone Girl" actress Emily Ratajkowski --- labeled her promotion as an ad, as required by the Federal Trade Commission. The other models' comissions are now the subject of a class-action lawsuit.

"These 'sponsored posts' were in direct violation of Federal Trade Commission guidelines on disclosing material connections between advertisers and endorsers," the suit alleges. "Social Media 'influencers' made no attempt to disclose to consumers that they were being compensated for promoting the Fyre Festival. Instead these influencers gave the impression that the guest list was full of the Social Elite and other celebrities."

The venue was advertised as being a "private island" once owned by drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Their promises to registrants also kept changing over time. Pablo Escobar never owned an island in the Bahamas, and even if he had, the festival was located on an abandoned development site on a public beach near a Sandals resort.

I guess "Party on a private island once owned by a notorious narco-terrorist" sounds better than "party on an abandoned development site just a stone's throw from super-exclusive Sandals Bahamas."


The Concierge desk where Pablo Escobar
liked to sit back and admire his Empire of Unpainted Wood and Filth

Turns out, this Millennial knew as much about organizing a large festival as he knew about giving a credit card a name that doesn't sound like viagra-infused bottled water at a Gay Rave. One employee told Variety: "It was incompetency on an unbelievable scale."

The two production professionals became concerned as soon as they came on board. "They had fired a [previous production company], so we took a look at how much had been done -- and there were so many red flags," one said. "Things like water [supply], bathrooms and other everyday structures that should have been in place six months before -- none of that had been done. We all said to them, 'It takes at least eight months to a year to produce a festival, you have to push the date' -- we stressed that and said that over and over. And they were like 'It'll be fine, it's not that big of a deal.' They kept making it seem like we were exaggerating. It was like they didn't care." Even appealing to the young entrepreneurs' reputations among the rich-millennial set they coveted had little effect.

"We said, 'What you’ve promised [in statements and advertising promoting the festival] as opposed to what we’re even maybe capable of delivering in this amount of time is not the same. You're going to destroy your brand if you try to have it on this date and don’t deliver what you promised. If you push the date a year, people will be upset. But once you deliver what you promised, they'll get over it.' But it was like they didn't care: They literally kept saying, 'We're gonna be legends.'"

CNN reported:

Those who shelled out up to $12,780 for the luxury weekend in the Exumas, in the Bahamas, found themselves Thursday treated to mass disorganization, half-built tents, and catered food that was little more than limp cheese sandwiches.

I saw another report saying the mattresses weren't even inside the tents, but stacked outside of them.

More...


Advertising video for the "Fyre Festival,"
which went totally viral, because Millennials are silly

When I said it became a shit-show, I meant that more literally than people usually mean it.

Serious logistical planning for the festival didn’t even begin until late February or early March -- less than two months before the thousands of people McFarland had sold a luxury vacation on a private island were scheduled to arrive.

The toilet and shower supplier, who did not get the Fyre Festival contract, told the organizers it would cost north of $1 million just to order the equipment -- a rush-order mark-up he unironically referred to as "disaster pricing." That number did not include the cost of shipping the equipment to the island or the high cost of the barge needed to dispose of the wastewater created by thousands of people showering and using the toilet for four days.

One lawsuit alleges there was one port-a-potty every 200 yards, which seems like a shitty-low number of units for a festival once planned to attract 40,000 people.

"Upon the arrival of guests to the island of Great Exuma for the first weekend, the island was lacking basic amenities, was covered in dirt, and guests had to sleep in tents with wet blankets," the complaint states. "There were no communal showers or bathrooms as promised; instead there were porta potties (only about one for every 200 yards) that were knocked down and only three showers although there were hundreds of people arriving... Additionally, there were no other basic amenities like soap, sunscreen and shampoo, and no electricity."



Cigars, cars, caviars,
and shitting in ditches and wiping
your ass with a Wendy's hamburger wrapper

The attendees had been promised luxe catering by famous restauranteur Stephen Starr, but Starr actually withdrew from the project in early April when the organizers, get this, failed to pay him.

So the attendees wound up with this sort of luxury catering:


By the way, I don't even know how the hell people thought this was going to be some Big Luxurious Festival. One of the Headliner bands scheduled was Blink-182 -- who? They're almost as old as I am! -- and another was Major Lazer, who I assume planned to just play that one song you've already heard to death in tv commercials for consumer electronics eight times in a row for a tight, if repetitive, 35 minute set.

Anyway, things didn't turn out great, not really great at all, as Trump would say.

It wasn't terrific. It really wasn't great.

notterrific.jpg
Looks like the place where the Poor People live
in
The Running Man

The problem seems to have been that the two knuckleheads behind this disaster didn't realize you need 8 months or more to plan, organize, and provide basic infrastructure (water, electricity, "luxury lodges" in the form of tents for the refugees you don't like, etc.) for a large scale festival, and just wouldn't re-schedule it when pros kept telling them that what they wanted was impossible. (Apparently this was conceived of in October 2016-- but the real grit of organizing didn't begin before a couple of months before the scheduled date for the event, as an above-quoted article reported.)

There are claims of some groups paying $150,000 or even $250,000 for attendance but I'm not sure I believe that at all, given that tickets wound up being discounted.

Still, given that the festival seems to have been targeted to not people who are actually rich but people who are not rich but who can scratch together three grand (for travel and accommodations) to live the fantasy of being rich for a weekend, the $2-3 grand in almost complete losses must sting.

The organizers do say they are mounting a make-up festival in 2018, and full refunds.

The math doesn't work out, in my opinion -- but we'll get to that later.

The support from the musical community has been overwhelming and we couldn’t be more humbled or inspired by this experience. People were rooting for us after the worst day we’ve ever had as a company. After speaking with our potential partners, we have decided to add more seasoned event experts to the 2018 Fyre Festival, which will take place at a United States beach venue.

All festival goers this year will be refunded in full. We will be working on refunds over the next few days and will be in touch directly with guests with more details. Also, all guests from this year will have free VIP passes to next year’s festival.

You're going to both re-fund money you already spent (and in fact ran out of this time) and then also stage another expensive event, this one even more expensive, I assume, because it costs more money to do it right, and you're giving current ticket-holders a free pass to that?

What money will they use? Will they just float the costs themselves? How? The make-up event will have major costs but I don't think there's going to be much fresh income to cover those costs.

It's a nice thought -- but I just don't see how this can happen. It seems like another off-the-cuff idea, with no one thinking about practical realities.

The Bahamas government is intervening, promising much stricter vetting of any planned festivals in the future, to protect its own reputation as a destination.

Posted by: Ace at 02:55 PM




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1

Loose Shit EVERYWHERE today!!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 02:47 PM (0LDLp)

2
Ace is outta control!

We'll be lucky to live through this..

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 02:47 PM (0LDLp)

3 First it's the Reds now it's the slants!!!

Posted by: @votermom @vm at May 04, 2017 02:48 PM (hMwEB)

4
>>President Trump needs to start signing things using the Blood Of His Enemies.
It's Conan time... Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 02:43 PM (0LDLp)

Would be economical to keep one notable enemy in gimp-gear next to the desk who could be periodically blooded for signing ceremonies.

Posted by: General Zod



I love this idea!!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 02:48 PM (0LDLp)

5 Ace, don't shit on Blink 182. California wasn't half bad, and Bored to Death is A++ AMV-tier.

Posted by: The Deplorable Mr. Trumpkin at May 04, 2017 02:48 PM (wwd4n)

6 This is classic!

Posted by: Lord Chancellor johnd01 at May 04, 2017 02:49 PM (ukNFU)

7
Comn on I lean...

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 02:49 PM (8XRCm)

8 Test

Posted by: M to the J at May 04, 2017 02:49 PM (Ar/Wb)

9


Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 02:49 PM (0LDLp)

10 This just in: Ja Rule appointed by Trump as Secretary of The Camps

Posted by: tu3031 at May 04, 2017 02:49 PM (qJhUV)

11
I fix it?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 02:49 PM (0LDLp)

12

NEEEEED MOOOOOOAAAARR VIRRRRGIIIIINNNNNNSSSS!!!!

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 02:49 PM (8XRCm)

13 I've posted this before, but this Cracked article on how Woodstock was a scan from soup to nuts pairs well with this story:

http://tinyurl.com/q87c4u

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 02:50 PM (u0s1P)

14 Holy cow. I can't believe that I can comment again.

And how loose the tags are.

Not necessarily in that order.

Posted by: MJ at May 04, 2017 02:50 PM (Ar/Wb)

15
Why didn't I do that before?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 02:50 PM (0LDLp)

16
Well.


Who knew Sooth was the virgin we needed.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 02:50 PM (8XRCm)

17 The New York State Thruway's closed Man!

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 04, 2017 02:50 PM (SIY7D)

18 It's the Frye festival, surely.

Posted by: Stephen Frye at May 04, 2017 02:51 PM (vRcUp)

19 ...scam.

Wow. Me am smrt.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 02:51 PM (u0s1P)

20

I forgot that Slantyitis was easily curable.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 02:51 PM (0LDLp)

21 Thank Heaven! The blog is back in the black!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 04, 2017 02:52 PM (nlbfN)

22 Why didn't I do that before?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 02:50 PM (0LDLp)

-----

Lets see you go back to last thread and fix the red mister smarty pants.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 02:52 PM (8XRCm)

23 You didn't know about it until an hour ago? Several of us posted about it here all day last Friday. It was glorious.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 04, 2017 02:53 PM (UBzPO)

24 This guy started a credit card aimed at Millennials called something really fucking stupid -- Magnises>>>

Did he misspell Mangina? Or is that maybe the plural?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 04, 2017 02:53 PM (VHt7K)

25 and the rocket scientists are suing in US Court?

For something that happened outside US Jurisdiction?

Posted by: Don Q. at May 04, 2017 02:53 PM (NgKpN)

26
Fixing colors is beyond my powers.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 02:54 PM (0LDLp)

27
And how loose the tags are.



Not necessarily in that order.

Posted by: MJ at May 04, 2017 02:50 PM (Ar/Wb)


These tags are looser than your mom after fleet week.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 04, 2017 02:54 PM (fKWf6)

28 And lo, it came to pass that the shit begat the feces which in turn begat the poop until ultimately the shite assaulted the proverbial Fan and became a veritable Show of Shit.

And the wealthy millennials gnashed their luminous white teeth and rent their jeans made to look muddy but not of natural means.

And thus began Armageddon.

Posted by: kallisto at May 04, 2017 02:54 PM (kD8Fh)

29 my eyes are still doing red afterimage

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 04, 2017 02:54 PM (h/uSM)

30
Mashed Magnum condoms and penises?

It's what's for dinner!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 04, 2017 02:54 PM (pNxlR)

31 District 9.

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 02:54 PM (Bdeb0)

32 You're going to both re-fund money you already spent (and in fact ran out of this time) and then also stage another expensive event, this one even more expensive, I assume, because it costs more money to do it right, and you're giving current ticket-holders a free pass to that?

I've run the numbers and the math is sound.

Posted by: Charles Ponzi at May 04, 2017 02:55 PM (HTdUD)

33
Breaking News: Prince Phillip is Not Dead


Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 02:55 PM (0LDLp)

34 One would need a heart of stone not to laugh at these snowflakes.

Posted by: steevy at May 04, 2017 02:55 PM (r/0kC)

35
And the wealthy millennials gnashed their luminous white teeth and rent their jeans made to look muddy but not of natural means.


"You got shit on my mud-stained jeans!"

"You got mud on my shit-stained jeans!"

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 04, 2017 02:55 PM (fKWf6)

36 Eh, never got music festivals.
I can't appreciate music in huge crowds.

Posted by: Iblis at May 04, 2017 02:55 PM (9221z)

37 Ooo! I know this one! Ja Rule is a rappist.

Posted by: Nonapod at May 04, 2017 02:56 PM (CLP9I)

38 In fact, that's going to become my conversational macro for the current generation of non-sentient, YOLO young:

Prawns.

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 02:56 PM (Bdeb0)

39
Fools and their money, some assembly required.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 04, 2017 02:56 PM (pNxlR)

40 My favorite tidbit from someone who was briefly involved with the planning: they were not paying the bands. They kept pushing off requests from their hired act's managers - or sure, we'll be sending that check soon blah blah blah while openly telling this employee nope, not sending a check anytime soon.


So...they failed on *the* most basic level of a music festival: not paying the musicians as promised. But apparently Kendall Jenner got paid.
Priorities!!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 02:56 PM (NOIQH)

41 I want a venn diagram between the group that organized this and the group of people who think they can run your healthcare better than you.

$2 says the venn diagram is concentric circles.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at May 04, 2017 02:56 PM (34w2E)

42
Fyre Festival - where all your vacation dreams are set alight.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 04, 2017 02:56 PM (ODxAs)

43 Don't take the brown acid Man

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 04, 2017 02:57 PM (SIY7D)

44 >Turns out, this Millennial knew as much about organizing a large
festival as he knew about giving a credit card a name that doesn't sound
like viagra-infused bottled water at a Gay Rave.


Pure poetry.


>One employee told
Variety: "It was incompetency on an unbelievable scale."


Also known as the story of obama.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 04, 2017 02:57 PM (GX63o)

45 Well, hopefully they will indeed be legends, And the mother of all cautionary tales.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 04, 2017 02:57 PM (sEDyY)

46 You're going to both re-fund money you already spent (and in fact ran out of this time) and then also stage another expensive event, this one even more expensive, I assume, because it costs more money to do it right, and you're giving current ticket-holders a free pass to that?

---

in a way, isn't this the story of government?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 04, 2017 02:57 PM (h/uSM)

47
Anyone else reminded of DISTRICT 9??

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 02:57 PM (0LDLp)

48 That cheese sandwich is now legendary.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 04, 2017 02:57 PM (Mouru)

49 Two shit tons fraudulently acquired, one shit ton laundered. I don't see a problem here.

Posted by: gNewt at May 04, 2017 02:57 PM (WUuhi)

50 I laughed till I cried when I heard about Fyre UNO, can't wait til' part Duex!!

Another millennial nightmare...Two thumbs up fer sure!!

Posted by: dananjcon at May 04, 2017 02:57 PM (WLK0w)

51 Eh, never got music festivals.

I can't appreciate music in huge crowds.

Posted by: Iblis at May 04, 2017 02:55 PM (9221z)


Music is best appreciated on vinyl, with a beautiful woman, in your sex dungeon, while tripping on acid.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 04, 2017 02:57 PM (fKWf6)

52
In regard to the last pic, I mean. It looks like the ghetto from District 9.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 02:58 PM (0LDLp)

53 One of the Headliner bands scheduled was Blink-182 -- who? They're almost as old as I am! -

Blinky182 is 29?

The video was nice to look at - cute chicks in swimsuits and plenty of ass shots. The copy was incredibly insipid and obtuse, i.e. complete bullshit.

And what was with the occasional hinting at some hot girl-on-girl action?
NTTAWWT.

Pretty funny that there were no hot dudes walking the beach.
Which is fine with me, because I'm a raging hetero male.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 04, 2017 02:58 PM (8iiMU)

54
Limp Cheese Sandwich morphed into Limp Bizkit with the addition of Rudy Vallee.

So Millenials should be pleased, the ingrates.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 02:58 PM (mbhDw)

55 Joe and Mika are now engaged.He is making an honest cum dumpster out of her.

Posted by: steevy at May 04, 2017 02:58 PM (r/0kC)

56 Breaking News: The Red Revolution has been crushed and all dissidents have been rounded up and shot.

LONG LIVE ACE---MAN OF THE PEOPLE!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 04, 2017 02:58 PM (nlbfN)

57 The Concierge desk where Pablo Escobar
liked to sit back and admire his Empire of Unpainted Wood and Filth



Heh.

That there is some weapons-grade snark, Ace.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 04, 2017 02:58 PM (Mouru)

58 >>47 Anyone else reminded of DISTRICT 9?? Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 02:57 PM (0LDLp)

Beat ya to it.

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 02:58 PM (Bdeb0)

59 Turns out, this Millennial knew as much about organizing a large festival as he knew about giving a credit card a name that doesn't sound like viagra-infused bottled water at a Gay Rave.

You have such a way with words, Master.

Posted by: kallisto at May 04, 2017 02:58 PM (kD8Fh)

60
Rapper R Kelly reportedly had no problem with finding a place to urinate... and is awaiting bail hearing.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 04, 2017 02:58 PM (HTdUD)

61 That cheese sandwich is now legendary.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 04, 2017 02:57 PM (Mouru)


I bet in six months some douchebags will be selling gourmet cheese sandwiches and salads out of a truck in honor of this debacle.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 04, 2017 02:58 PM (fKWf6)

62 If you spend money on a "festival" or a "rave" you deserve worse.

Posted by: dagny at May 04, 2017 02:59 PM (Mc+44)

63 Turns out, this Millennial knew as much about organizing a large
festival as he knew about giving a credit card a name that doesn't sound
like viagra-infused bottled water at a Gay Rave.

------


*whispers*

This is why we dont kill the Conservatives. They make shit work.

Posted by: Old Guard American Communist at May 04, 2017 02:59 PM (8XRCm)

64 "Looks like the place where the Poor People live
in The Running Man"


Two hundred dollars on Richards.

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 04, 2017 02:59 PM (OD2ni)

65
Actually, the last pic looks a lot like the Occupy Wall Street tent city slums the Left set up in 2011.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 02:59 PM (0LDLp)

66 *** casts mind back to remember all his funny comments from last week ***

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 04, 2017 02:59 PM (h/uSM)

67 Don't look at us. Waynestock was a fucking success man!

The secret was hiring Jim Morrison's ex-head roadie

Posted by: Wayne and Garth at May 04, 2017 02:59 PM (SIY7D)

68 hmmm, does Alex have children?
Posted by: Melisandre


No.

She doesn't like competition.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 02:59 PM (GgzGa)

69 There would've been a tattoo "artist" there. Every tattoo would've been misspelled, dued.

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 02:59 PM (Bdeb0)

70 I guess "Party on a private island once owned by a notorious narco-terrorist" sounds better than "party on an abandoned development site just a stone's throw from super-exclusive Sandals Bahamas."


I want to know what the hell is wrong with the island that it's undeveloped in the freaking Bahamas.


So far my favorite thing is all of this is the guy who wrote about how he was hired on and he bailed and the last line of this brutal takedown of how incompetent they were was "And baby, they forgot to make me sign an NDA."


I do think we're going to learn just when does sheer incompetence tip over into outright fraud.

The we'll be legends line has come up in multiple accounts. To me this sounds like a perfect encapsulation of the "disruptive startup" mindset.

We can do anything at all if we just leverage tech to annihilate the old ways of doing things!


Dollars to donuts the idiots who were organizing this thought you could just click click click and online order infrastructure to be Fed Ex'd to the island and set up in a day.

Posted by: alexthechick - RTFBYMFMF at May 04, 2017 02:59 PM (mf5HN)

71

Never have a music festival organized by idiots unless you have some local farmers ready to bail ypur pathetic asses out like Woodstock

Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2017 02:59 PM (hzAxV)

72 In regard to the last pic, I mean. It looks like the ghetto from District 9.

---

Base camp IV on Everest

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 04, 2017 03:00 PM (h/uSM)

73
I had an in-flight "meal" on Aeroflot that looked like a lump of boiled shit, but I wouldn't serve that thing in the picture to the guys in D block at Soledad.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 03:00 PM (mbhDw)

74
Beat ya to it.

Yes you did.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 03:00 PM (0LDLp)

75 >>>>Music is best appreciated on vinyl, with a beautiful woman, in your sex dungeon, while tripping on acid.
.
.
.Why's it gotta be a girl?

Posted by: Obama at May 04, 2017 03:00 PM (le7jz)

76 The reverential documentary should be a challenge.

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 03:00 PM (Bdeb0)

77 Wavy Gravy 2017

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2017 03:01 PM (IqV8l)

78 55 Joe and Mika are now engaged.He is making an honest cum dumpster out of her.
Posted by: steevy at May 04, 2017 02:58 PM (r/0kC)


"Cock Holster."

- - Stephen Claudette Colbert

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 03:01 PM (mbhDw)

79 What money will they use? Will they just float the costs themselves? How? The make-up event will have major costs but I don't think there's going to be much fresh income to cover those costs.

The thing you may be ignoring is that there are thousands of idiot trust-fund numpties turning 18 e'rry month.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 03:01 PM (GgzGa)

80 "Joe and Mika are now engaged.He is making an honest cum dumpster out of her."

It was either give her a ring, or kill her

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 04, 2017 03:01 PM (SIY7D)

81 hmmm, does Alex have children?

Posted by: Melisandre


If she did I imagine that the conversation would go something like this:
http://somethingpositive.net/sp05032017.shtml

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 04, 2017 03:01 PM (fKWf6)

82 55 Joe and Mika are now engaged.He is making an honest cum dumpster out of her.

---

and all i need to do is spout liberal talking points!

butt stuff FTW

Posted by: Joey S at May 04, 2017 03:01 PM (h/uSM)

83 I would have commented on this post, but sadly I've already been making so many jokes about it for a solid week that I'm all commented out. The Fyre Festival is already in the History Archives of the Internet Meme Museum. Is there anything left to mock about it? The world burned through the global Mockery Reserves about four days ago on this one.

Posted by: zombie at May 04, 2017 03:01 PM (DQ4Fv)

84 So.

Whom among the influential commentators here got a taste of that sweet, sweet cashola?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 04, 2017 03:01 PM (DMUuz)

85 But, but, Ace, everything magically comes together for these events ON TV!!!

Posted by: exdem13 at May 04, 2017 03:02 PM (Quwsn)

86 I saw in one picture they had palm branches spread over a shelter so they had that part down.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at May 04, 2017 03:02 PM (Aw2/v)

87 O/T.... but oh my....

Macron over in France has gone Les Deplorables...

Posted by: Don Q. at May 04, 2017 03:02 PM (NgKpN)

88 Fed.gov to give Elon Musk $500 billion to do it right and turn a "profit" in 5..4..3...

Posted by: ShainS at May 04, 2017 03:02 PM (jrxFC)

89 The organizers do say they are mounting a make-up festival in 2018, but I question how they can do that -- they didn't have enough money for this festival, but they're saying they're now going to stage a more expensive, proper festival without charging ticket-holders any more money?


They're right there in the Caribbean so they can use Voodoo Economics and shit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 04, 2017 03:02 PM (Mouru)

90 Joe and Mika are now engaged.He is making an honest cum dumpster out of her.

Posted by: steevy at May 04, 2017 02:58 PM (r/0kC)


Rumor has it he proposed in a full dalmatian costume.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 04, 2017 03:02 PM (fKWf6)

91 LOL, Ace.

Posted by: wth at May 04, 2017 03:02 PM (HgMAr)

92 i saw epic level shitshow open for the trained gila monsters at sundevils stadium in 02. the funnel cakes were forgettable.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 03:02 PM (KP5rU)

93 Can we haz MOAB dropped on Burning Man?

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 03:02 PM (Bdeb0)

94 Hey...

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland always managed to pull it off!

Posted by: Don Q. at May 04, 2017 03:02 PM (NgKpN)

95 No conch for you!

Posted by: Lord of the Flies at May 04, 2017 03:02 PM (rUIbB)

96 86 I saw in one picture they had palm branches spread over a shelter so they had that part down.
Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at May 04, 2017 03:02 PM (Aw2/v)


Old and busted - Palapas
New hotness - Papilomas

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 03:03 PM (mbhDw)

97 Ditching morning sock.

Fyre organizers wish it was that easy.

Posted by: golfman at May 04, 2017 03:03 PM (48QDY)

98 I don't understand. Ja Rule applied the Obama Leadership Paradigm.
1. Give a Speech telling everyone how terrific his plan is.
2. Depend on unqualified people to do whatever it was he promised.
3. Blame the unfolding disaster on someone or something else.
4. Promise the next plan would be super-terrific.

And as far as next year's festival, I sure someone else has the money to bring it all off.

Posted by: JB1000 at May 04, 2017 03:03 PM (16OL0)

99 "I had an in-flight "meal" on Aeroflot that looked like a lump of boiled shit, but I wouldn't serve that thing in the picture to the guys in D block at Soledad."


The mystery burger served on Air Koryo (probably made from dogs) looks more appetizing than that.

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 04, 2017 03:03 PM (OD2ni)

100 46 You're going to both re-fund money you already spent (and in fact ran out of this time) and then also stage another expensive event, this one even more expensive, I assume, because it costs more money to do it right, and you're giving current ticket-holders a free pass to that?

---

in a way, isn't this the story of government?
------
It is the story of left-wing government in my lifetime, yes.

Posted by: exdem13 at May 04, 2017 03:03 PM (Quwsn)

101 T-shirts anyone?

"I went to Fyre Festival and all I got was STDs from Kendall Jenner in the honey hut"

Posted by: JEM at May 04, 2017 03:04 PM (TppKb)

102 "Mistakes were made. Lessons were learned."

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 03:04 PM (Bdeb0)

103 Did the supermodels use those Porta-potties?

Posted by: wth at May 04, 2017 03:04 PM (HgMAr)

104 Really, isn't this the story of Obama?

Posted by: Ripley at May 04, 2017 03:04 PM (1BQGO)

105 This sounds like something I'd tell my kids not to do, they'd say I didn't know anything, then this story would break. I have a mile long list of "toldyaso."

Posted by: dagny at May 04, 2017 03:04 PM (Mc+44)

106 "Joe and Mika are now engaged.He is making an honest cum dumpster out of her."

It was either give her a ring, or kill her

---

he chose...poorly

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 04, 2017 03:04 PM (h/uSM)

107
In other news, Jessie Williams, the black "woke bae" par excellence when it comes to appropriated black culture and respectin' da black wimmens, is leaving his black wife for a (fill in the blank) woman.

Guess! And take your time...

She be white!

http://www.metro.us/entertainment/celebrities
/jesse-williams-wife-split-infidelity-minka-kelly

#BlackWivesMatter? #Not!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 04, 2017 03:04 PM (pNxlR)

108 90; no way you can be in media and be an honest cumdumpster. cumdumpsters are professionals.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 03:04 PM (KP5rU)

109 These tags are looser than your mom after fleet week.
--------------------------
These tags are looser than your mom before fleet week.

Posted by: MJ at May 04, 2017 03:05 PM (Ar/Wb)

110 Rumor has it he proposed in a full dalmatian costume.
-----
Will you be me furby?
Arf! Arf!

Posted by: joe s. at May 04, 2017 03:05 PM (nlbfN)

111 99 "I had an in-flight "meal" on Aeroflot that looked like a lump of boiled shit, but I wouldn't serve that thing in the picture to the guys in D block at Soledad."


The mystery burger served on Air Koryo (probably made from dogs) looks more appetizing than that.
Posted by: Benji Carver at May 04, 2017 03:03 PM (OD2ni)


With a nick like "Benji" I better believe you.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 03:05 PM (mbhDw)

112 Festival! Festival!

-dude from Star Trek.

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 04, 2017 03:05 PM (OD2ni)

113 Darn. And I was really looking forward to drinking mai-tais at the Esco-bar.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 04, 2017 03:05 PM (Mouru)

114 "I went to Fyre Festival and all I got was STDs from Kendall Jenner in the honey hut"
Posted by: JEM


Does STD cover 'zombie dick' now?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 03:05 PM (GgzGa)

115 It IS the story of Obama. Do we know whether it "chose" gay or not?

Posted by: dagny at May 04, 2017 03:05 PM (Mc+44)

116 The story about this Festivus-style festival is kinda old ...
..........

This one was an instant classic.

Posted by: wth at May 04, 2017 03:05 PM (HgMAr)

117 No.

She doesn't like competition.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 02:59 PM (GgzGa)



That's true, actually.

Posted by: alexthechick - RTFBYMFMF at May 04, 2017 03:05 PM (mf5HN)

118 He spent $250,000 on a single Instagram post from Kim Kardashian s half-sister Kendall Jenner ...

Kendall Jenner is actually now more of a "thing" than Kim Kardashian.

Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable! at May 04, 2017 03:05 PM (CLKfs)

119 Somewhere, some despairing parent of some prawn kid is laughing his ass off on the phone.

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 03:05 PM (Bdeb0)

120


I'm reminded of that dude in Caddyshack, Spaulding, who got that weed from a NEGRO...

I was in a band with a fuckhead who would try to pull last minute idiot ideas like this...

He never had any response to who would pay for it, he just thought money would spurt out of the ground.

That dumb moron, always high on the weed he grew...

LOL



Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzzy at May 04, 2017 03:06 PM (0WCz5)

121
Joe and Mika are engaged . . . in what, exactly?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 03:06 PM (mbhDw)

122 Johnny Coldcuts is looking a bit wilted these days.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 04, 2017 03:06 PM (mDw6M)

123 Even more sadly, the participation trophies are only a shitty pittance after the lawyers take their cut in the class action suit. Oh, and that dose of reality.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 04, 2017 03:06 PM (GX63o)

124 This is a festival?
PUSSIES
Metal festival will kill and bring their own food. Sleep inside the hollowed out bodies of fat chicks.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at May 04, 2017 03:07 PM (xkVE8)

125 On Broadway you are required to post a bond and put it in escrow before you are even permitted to hire anyone.
Seems reasonable.

Posted by: navybrat at May 04, 2017 03:07 PM (w7KSn)

126 Comn on I lean...

Here we go again..

Posted by: Ilene at May 04, 2017 03:07 PM (NF2Bf)

127 more of a "thing" than Kim Kardashian.
Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable! at May 04, 2017 03:05 PM (CLKfs)

You seen dat ass?

Posted by: golfman at May 04, 2017 03:07 PM (48QDY)

128 a long time ago I thought about an Ace meet-up in vegas or new orleans, and Breitbart wanted it to be an Ace/Breitbart meet-up.

Anyway, it fell through, partly because my initial efforts at it taught me quickly I had no idea how to organize anything, and I was pretty sure Breitbart was thinking I'd be the details guy.

A man's got to know his limitations.

Posted by: ace at May 04, 2017 03:08 PM (8rNrN)

129 "I went to Fyre Festival and all I got was STDs from Kendall Jenner in the honey hut"
Posted by: JEM

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he was so drunk he thought i was Kendall. Best 90 seconds of the whole weekend.

Posted by: Caitlyn at May 04, 2017 03:08 PM (h/uSM)

130 joe scar and mika engaged? now we have an epic level shitshow. hope they never share videos of their "homelife."

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 03:08 PM (KP5rU)

131 125
On Broadway you are required to post a bond and put it in escrow before you are even permitted to hire anyone.

Seems reasonable.

Posted by: navybrat at May 04, 2017 03:07 PM (w7KSn)


But but but but but...Bahamas!
They should have tried to make it Jamiaca.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 04, 2017 03:08 PM (8iiMU)

132 Who was the sammich consultant?

Posted by: Weasel at May 04, 2017 03:08 PM (C8aCP)

133 Altamont was the "tragedy," this was the "farce."

Posted by: geoffb5 at May 04, 2017 03:08 PM (d3wbb)

134 121
Joe and Mika are engaged . . . in what, exactly?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 03:06 PM (mbhDw)

Moonlighting syndrome about to strike...

They'll be off the air within 6 months...

Posted by: Don Q. at May 04, 2017 03:08 PM (NgKpN)

135 OT: Trump getting ready to make remarking on healthcare bill. Pence speaking now....

Posted by: Tami at May 04, 2017 03:08 PM (Enq6K)

136 >>>113 Darn. And I was really looking forward to drinking mai-tais at the Esco-bar.
Posted by: Cicero

money!

Posted by: ace at May 04, 2017 03:08 PM (8rNrN)

137 How come the LGMTQWERTY lobby hasn't sued the shit show organizers for discrimination? I watched the ad and it's clearly designed to attract - get this - straight white men of privilege!

Posted by: kallisto at May 04, 2017 03:08 PM (kD8Fh)

138 #BlackCreditCardsMatter

Posted by: chango butt at May 04, 2017 03:09 PM (9XtGG)

139 >>"I went to Fyre Festival and all I got was STDs from Kendall Jenner in the honey hut"


Oh, but I read that all of the A-list celebrities weren't there because they got word in advance that it was a disorganized mess! Very interesting, eh?

Also, why does anyone need supermodels to tell them what to do?!?

One would *hope* that this triggers a huge paradigm shift among attendees about blind worship of celebrities, and about taking simple precautions when spending money and visiting a foreign country. Maybe your $3000 is better spent on something that provides a long-term value?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 03:09 PM (NOIQH)

140 remarks, not remarking.....

Posted by: Tami at May 04, 2017 03:09 PM (Enq6K)

141
I guess excessive carbon footprints are for chumps, Millennials? 'Cause bopping over to the Bahamas and sporting about in yachts and speedboats seems kind of, oh, I don't know, counterproductive and hypocritical. Just sayin'!

Love ya, you madcap and ethics' bereft frauds!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 04, 2017 03:09 PM (pNxlR)

142 73
I had an in-flight "meal" on Aeroflot that looked like a lump of boiled shit, but I wouldn't serve that thing in the picture to the guys in D block at Soledad.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton


I recently flew on Norwegian Airlines to England. It was so no-frills that they actually charge for a cup of water (seriously). Not only was there no meal, there was no nothin'. No pillow, no blankets, no eye-covers, no headphones, no drinks, no snacks, no in-flight magazine

But guess what: it was worth it. Because the flight (from Oakland to Gatwick) was $387 round-trip -- about 1/3 the cost of a "normal" ticket. Hell yeah. I'll bring my own supplies for that price.

Posted by: zombie at May 04, 2017 03:09 PM (DQ4Fv)

143 You're going to both re-fund money you already spent (and in fact ran out of this time) and then also stage another expensive event, this one even more expensive, I assume, because it costs more money to do it right, and you're giving current ticket-holders a free pass to that?

What money will they use? Will they just float the costs themselves? How? The make-up event will have major costs but I don't think there's going to be much fresh income to cover those costs.

It's a nice thought -- but I just don't see how this can happen. It seems like another off-the-cuff idea, with no one thinking about practical realities.

The Bahamas government is intervening, promising much stricter vetting of any planned festivals in the future, to protect its own reputation as a destination.

Posted by: Ace at 02:55 PM



ACE:

Have you seen page 944 of the just-passed Federal Budget?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 03:09 PM (mbhDw)

144 A man's got to know his limitations.

Posted by: ace at May 04, 2017 03:08 PM (8rNrN)
-------

Says the guy who once banned himself from his own blog.

Posted by: bluebell at May 04, 2017 03:09 PM (sBOL1)

145 132 Who was the sammich consultant?

Posted by: Weasel at May 04, 2017 03:08 PM (C8aCP)


United Airlines' most celebrated catering crew.

Posted by: kallisto at May 04, 2017 03:09 PM (kD8Fh)

146 "Kendall Jenner is actually now more of a "thing" than Kim Kardashian."


Unlike Kim, Kendall Jenner is actually pretty.

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 04, 2017 03:09 PM (OD2ni)

147 a long time ago I thought about an Ace meet-up in vegas or new orleans, and Breitbart wanted it to be an Ace/Breitbart meet-up.

Anyway, it fell through, partly because my initial efforts at it taught me quickly I had no idea how to organize anything, and I was pretty sure Breitbart was thinking I'd be the details guy.

A man's got to know his limitations.

Posted by: ace at May 04, 2017 03:08 PM (8rNrN)



I would love a Moron meet up in Vegas.

As far as planning, I do believe that should fall on the Horde, not on you, ace. We are but your servants.

But, you know, not on me. Because if I had to plan it, you would long for the glorious German efficiency of the Frye Festival.

Posted by: alexthechick - RTFBYMFMF at May 04, 2017 03:10 PM (mf5HN)

148 It worked this time!

Posted by: Leo Bloom at May 04, 2017 03:10 PM (h/uSM)

149 Ain't gonna be no refunds. Just buying time to abscond with what proceeds they have in hand.

Posted by: spongeworthy at May 04, 2017 03:10 PM (mrfTe)

150 a long time ago I thought about an Ace meet-up in vegas or new orleans, and Breitbart wanted it to be an Ace/Breitbart meet-up.

Anyway, it fell through, partly because my initial efforts at it taught me quickly I had no idea how to organize anything, and I was pretty sure Breitbart was thinking I'd be the details guy.

A man's got to know his limitations.

Posted by: ace at May 04, 2017 03:08 PM (8rNrN)

here it comes. making Andrew right again.

Would've been epic, though.

Posted by: golfman at May 04, 2017 03:10 PM (48QDY)

151 Welp, they're gonna be legends all right...

Posted by: TxVikie at May 04, 2017 03:11 PM (chVIh)

152 The name of the island is Grand Eczema? Shouldn't that have been the attendees' first clue that things were going to go tragically awry?

AND even a rudimentary knowledge of Pablo Escobar would have clued everyone in that this was complete bullhockey as he never owned islands anywhere outside of Colombia or Panama. True story - I once took a boat trip on the Lake Penol in Colombia - as some of you know Mrs. Redux is Colombian - and walked through Escobar's actual abandoned mansion/country house. Pic here:

https://tinyurl.com/mvqm5g5

Must have been nice back in the day - it is a rotting shell now.

In any event - it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of a-holes. I hope the attendees all end up suffering from worms and that all these idiot celebrity "pushers" get sued out of existence - starting with the friggin' Kardashians.

"Blink-182?!" Fer chrissakes, really? I mean c'mon man!

Posted by: Publius Redux at May 04, 2017 03:11 PM (Fb9aZ)

153 >>You seen dat ass?


You seen the scum she's already dated?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 03:11 PM (NOIQH)

154 Well, regardless of the outcome, the kid was right, they're "gonna be legends,"- of contract and tort law, anyway.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at May 04, 2017 03:11 PM (mN+tK)

155 We got paid up front.

Posted by: Supermodels at May 04, 2017 03:11 PM (HgMAr)

156 Sounds like a MoMe gone wrong.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 03:11 PM (PY9jH)

157 so hilarious that they tried to rope-a-dope Stephen Starr.

you know the old saying about conning a con man

Posted by: kallisto at May 04, 2017 03:11 PM (kD8Fh)

158 I somehow doubt anyone was "rooting" for these idiots. That sounds like the sort of thing my fellow millennials say to provide some shielding for their fragile self-esteem.

Though I will say, one of my best friends is a big Blink-182 fan, and he would probably brave these conditions for a concert.

Posted by: T at May 04, 2017 03:11 PM (uPHHy)

159 142 Posted by: zombie at May 04, 2017 03:09 PM (DQ4Fv)


Comparing any western airline, even such as air Scanty-Scandi, to Aeroflot is not even a close comparison. At least on the former, the chance of a crash is almost non-existent, whereas on Aero-Flop . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 03:11 PM (mbhDw)

160 I would love a Moron meet up in Vegas.


I'll supply the geodesic dome tents!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 04, 2017 03:12 PM (Mouru)

161 I like Blink-182.

Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable! at May 04, 2017 03:12 PM (CLKfs)

162 By the way, I don't even know how the hell people thought this was going
to be some Big Luxurious Festival. One of the Headliner bands scheduled
was Blink-182 -- who? They're almost as old as I am!



They're almost 29??

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 03:13 PM (PY9jH)

163 128 We would probably just now be getting released from prison.

Posted by: steevy at May 04, 2017 03:13 PM (r/0kC)

164 But, you know, not on me. Because if I had to plan it, you would long for the glorious German efficiency of the Frye Festival.

Glorious German efficiency. Like that new airport of theirs?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 03:13 PM (u0s1P)

165 It's a historic reproduction of DC in miniature. An OMFGage.

Posted by: DaveA at May 04, 2017 03:14 PM (FhXTo)

166
Concern level for attendees:

[ ] off the chart
[X] points and laughs

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 04, 2017 03:14 PM (HTdUD)

167 *ponders hosting a moron meetup in backyard, with tents, skeeter spray, and somehow keep gators out of yard, supply cheese sammiches and Val-u-Rite*

I'll make millions!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 03:15 PM (PY9jH)

168 94 Hey...

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland always managed to pull it off!
Posted by: Don Q. at May 04, 2017 03:02 PM (NgKpN)


-----------

Spanky did too.

Posted by: Soona at May 04, 2017 03:15 PM (Fmupd)

169 Concern level for attendees:

[ ] off the chart
[X] points and laughs
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 04, 2017 03:14 PM (HTdUD)

That's how it's done.

Posted by: golfman at May 04, 2017 03:15 PM (48QDY)

170 So I read everything you wrote here, ace. And then I watched that promo video, with the chicks.

So who do I give my credit card to?

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 03:15 PM (Pz4pT)

171 It's like Survivor but with more trannies and less food.

Posted by: wth at May 04, 2017 03:15 PM (HgMAr)

172
Too bad we can't relocate the tents and send the House GOP there after today's big win!

/s

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 03:15 PM (mbhDw)

173 >>It's like Survivor but with more trannies and less food.


Naked and Afraid!!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 03:16 PM (NOIQH)

174
As far as planning, I do believe that should fall on the Horde, not on you, ace. We are but your servants.




Yankeefifth is trying to organize a meetup in August.

But, you know, not on me. Because if I had to plan it, you would long for the glorious German efficiency of the Frye Festival.



Posted by: alexthechick - RTFBYMFMF at May 04, 2017 03:10 PM (mf5HN)


All ticket holders for a line on ze right side! ON ZE RIGHT SIDE!

During the intermission they'd occupy the neighboring Sandals resort.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 04, 2017 03:16 PM (fKWf6)

175 Unfathonable pinheadery.

Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable! at May 04, 2017 03:16 PM (CLKfs)

176 I saw footage on the news of the scary airport with the doors chained shut.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 03:16 PM (PY9jH)

177 They're almost 29??


Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 03:13 PM (PY9jH)

See 53.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 04, 2017 03:16 PM (8iiMU)

178 Send in the Hell's Angels to mop up.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 04, 2017 03:17 PM (eZ0Cd)

179 How to handle that gourmet meal in the styrofoam...

1. Eat the cheese so you don't shit till you get back home in three weeks.

2. Give the lettuce to the wild piglet getting a hand job from super models in the promo video so he doesn't attack.

3. After you shart from the primal fear of feeding the wild piglet from the promo video, wipe your ass with the bread so you don't get another rash.

4. Melt the styrofoam container and make a shiv to slit your throat if the zipper on your tent gets jammed again because it's getting dark. It's the only way.

Posted by: Dang at May 04, 2017 03:17 PM (8b+oT)

180 So who do I give my credit card to?
Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 03:15 PM (Pz4pT)
--------

Me. You have as much chance of winding up on that beach with those girls if you give your credit card to me, as if you give it to those two organizers.

Posted by: bluebell at May 04, 2017 03:17 PM (sBOL1)

181 I like Blink-182.





Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable! at May 04, 2017 03:12 PM (CLKfs)


Same here, but I wouldn't pay $12k to see them, no matter how nice the accommodations were.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 04, 2017 03:17 PM (fKWf6)

182 It was incompetency on an unbelievable scale.

Compared to what....the Skankles fur Preznit campaign?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 04, 2017 03:17 PM (i0ykY)

183 I think a return to the draft would snuff a lot of this foolishness. Some would go, some would run. We can turn the goers into humans and useful members of a society that values contributions, and for those that run, we can hunt those runners for the rest of their stupid Hollywood-wannabe lives. That's fun.

Posted by: goon at May 04, 2017 03:17 PM (EaQ6/)

184 167; you could probably get a goolah band together for entertainment. would be better than blink-182.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 03:17 PM (KP5rU)

185 But, you know, not on me. Because if I had to plan it, you would long for the glorious German efficiency of the Frye Festival.


You would still have to figure out how to make the cattle cars float.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 04, 2017 03:18 PM (Mouru)

186 Put us in charge of all the things!

Posted by: Teh Left! at May 04, 2017 03:18 PM (2z74n)

187 "161 I like Blink-182."


Me too. I saw them at Wolftrap about 15 years ago and they were great. But I get Ace's point about them not being a "hip Millenial" thing.

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 04, 2017 03:18 PM (OD2ni)

188
Apparently, not *everything* is 'Better in the Bahamas'.

Posted by: Bahama Tourism Bureau at May 04, 2017 03:18 PM (HTdUD)

189 Nothing beats a Porta-potty in the tropical heat.

Posted by: wth at May 04, 2017 03:18 PM (HgMAr)

190 Trump & House press conference

Posted by: @votermom's phone at May 04, 2017 03:18 PM (IUZoP)

191 2. Give the lettuce to the wild piglet getting a hand job from super models in the promo video so he doesn't attack.

At first I thought the little tyke was a baby goat.

I wonder how much the piglet was paid?

Posted by: kallisto at May 04, 2017 03:19 PM (kD8Fh)

192 I'd like to see Blink 182 but only paying $30 for a ticket not $10,000.

Don't know if someone posted already but Moo Moo told me to tell you that the Black credit card was supposed to mimic the American Express Black Card.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 03:19 PM (WUuhi)

193 we can hunt those runners for the rest of their stupid Hollywood-wannabe lives. That's fun.
Posted by: goon at May 04, 2017 03:17 PM (EaQ6/)

Don't need 'em.

Until the next Dem Prezzie lets 'em back in.

Posted by: golfman at May 04, 2017 03:19 PM (48QDY)

194 182 It was incompetency on an unbelievable scale.

Compared to what....the Skankles fur Preznit campaign?
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 04, 2017 03:17 PM (i0ykY)


Bad as it was, it was run more competently and with even better intentions than anything the Democrats have ever done.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 03:19 PM (mbhDw)

195 Trump spiking the ball and rubbing the Dems nose on the repeal. Probably overstating his case but he ought to compare Obamacare failure to the Fyre Festival just to watch them freak out.

Posted by: Ripley at May 04, 2017 03:19 PM (1BQGO)

196 You could probably hire blink 182 to come to your house for less than 12 grand

Posted by: NCKate at May 04, 2017 03:19 PM (VM5D5)

197 Sounds like it was as smoothly organized as the Beast's campaign.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 03:19 PM (PY9jH)

198 Imagine what this generation is going to do when they get a hold of healthcare, social security, defense spending. They best be learning PRC pop tunes and practicing their Mandarin.

Posted by: Fritz at May 04, 2017 03:19 PM (2Mnv1)

199 Don't know if someone posted already but Moo Moo
told me to tell you that the Black credit card was supposed to mimic the
American Express Black Card.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 03:19 PM (WUuhi)

Ironically?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 04, 2017 03:19 PM (8iiMU)

200 If I get cancer from eating cold Chinese food every damn day because I am reading the AOShg posts instead of eating my nice hot moo-shoo, well it is upon your heads, citizens!

Posted by: goon at May 04, 2017 03:20 PM (EaQ6/)

201 somehow keep gators out of yard
---
everyone bring guns, and poast a guard schedule.

what could go wrong?


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 04, 2017 03:20 PM (uaB9K)

202 187 "161 I like Blink-182."


Me too. I saw them at Wolftrap about 15 years ago and they were great. But I get Ace's point about them not being a "hip Millenial" thing.
Posted by: Benji Carver at May 04, 2017 03:18 PM (OD2ni)


Lone Wolf Trap is just outside Kabul . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 03:20 PM (mbhDw)

203
The problem seems to have been that the two knuckleheads behind this disaster didn't realize you need 8 months or more to plan, organize, and provide basic infrastructure










Nah. I don't believe it'd necessarily take that long to plan properly. But you'd need a shitload of up-front financing, and seriously competent and experienced planners to make a snap-kick like this happen.

Even then, it wouldn't be smooth sailing.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 04, 2017 03:20 PM (XWkhW)

204 2. Give the lettuce to the wild piglet getting a hand job from super models in the promo video so he doesn't attack.



At first I thought the little tyke was a baby goat.



I wonder how much the piglet was paid?



Posted by: kallisto
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Or if it even survived the horror...

Posted by: Dang at May 04, 2017 03:20 PM (8b+oT)

205 192 I'd like to see Blink 182 but only paying $30 for a ticket not $10,000.

Don't know if someone posted already but Moo Moo told me to tell you that the Black credit card was supposed to mimic the American Express Black Card.
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 03:19 PM (WUuhi)

He has thirty of them in his wallet, I bet. He'd have more but the stack of thousand-dollar bills takes up the rest of the space.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 03:20 PM (0mRoj)

206 Lessee... names dropped:

Ja Rule
Billy McFarlane
Kendall Jenner
Emily Ratajkowski
Pablo Escobar
Stephen Starr
Blink 182
Major Lazar

Other than Emily Ratskiwatski, I don't think the world would miss any of them.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 03:20 PM (Pz4pT)

207 If I had organized it, VIP pass holders would be allowed to touch my monkey.

Posted by: Deiter at May 04, 2017 03:20 PM (fKWf6)

208 Nothing beats a Porta-potty in the tropical heat.
Posted by: wth at May 04, 2017 03:18 PM (HgMAr)

Unless you can charge your phone in there.

Posted by: golfman at May 04, 2017 03:20 PM (48QDY)

209 There would've been a tattoo "artist" there. Every tattoo would've been misspelled, dued.
Posted by: General Zod



"Nobodies Perfect"

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2017 03:20 PM (o+pgY)

210 Beahahahahaha!!!!!!

Deep breath....


Beahahahahaha!!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 04, 2017 03:20 PM (D7HXY)

211 Red Neck Spring Break, look it up on Youtube.

Maybe I can charge 5 grand via Nordstroms (along with pre-mudded jeans) to the hip set for that!

Posted by: MAGA at May 04, 2017 03:21 PM (LQ1Q3)

212 Nothing beats a Porta-potty in the tropical heat.

Posted by: wth at May 04, 2017 03:18 PM (HgMAr)


And sand crabs scuttling around inside.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 03:21 PM (PY9jH)

213 195 Trump spiking the ball and rubbing the Dems nose on the repeal. Probably overstating his case but he ought to compare Obamacare failure to the Fyre Festival just to watch them freak out.
Posted by: Ripley at May 04, 2017 03:19 PM (1BQGO)


He's also sending a message to McCocksickle and the GOP Senators.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 03:21 PM (mbhDw)

214 128 a long time ago I thought about an Ace meet-up in vegas or new orleans, and Breitbart wanted it to be an Ace/Breitbart meet-up.

Anyway, it fell through, partly because my initial efforts at it taught me quickly I had no idea how to organize anything, and I was pretty sure Breitbart was thinking I'd be the details guy.

A man's got to know his limitations.

Posted by: ace at May 04, 2017 03:08 PM (8rNrN)

This should still happen. Limited organization required.

Everyone show up in a city, meet, greet, do things.

No need to book blocks of hotel rooms, get catered food, etc.

Just a general message of 'show up here.' We'll find ways to occupy ourselves.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 04, 2017 03:21 PM (72PAC)

215 Trump handling the press conference like a pro. Pointing out and letting the appropriate people take credit.

Posted by: WisRich at May 04, 2017 03:21 PM (hdpay)

216 The unintended consequences of being raised on participation trophies and being told that you're the smartest, bestest, most woke generation evah have come home to roost.

Oboy, can't wait for these people to be running the economy and everyone's healthcare.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at May 04, 2017 03:22 PM (KGH7Z)

217 Even then, it wouldn't be smooth sailing.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 04, 2017 03:20 PM (XWkhW)

in OHIO!!

Posted by: golfman at May 04, 2017 03:22 PM (48QDY)

218 Sounds like the only thing missing was piglet yoga.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 03:22 PM (PY9jH)

219 So who do I give my credit card to?
Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 03:15 PM (Pz4pT)
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Me. You have as much chance of winding up on that beach with those girls if you give your credit card to me, as if you give it to those two organizers.

Posted by: bluebell at May 04, 2017 03:17 PM (sBOL1)


So you're saying there's a chance then...

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 03:22 PM (Pz4pT)

220 Nothing beats a Porta-potty in the tropical heat.
Posted by: wth at May 04, 2017 03:18 PM (HgMAr)

Unless you can charge your phone in there.
Posted by: golfman



Porta-shitter + tropical heat = should be able to power a small city from the methane.
Who runs Bartertown??

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2017 03:22 PM (o+pgY)

221 They probably thought it was like Reality TV with made up fake deadline pressures that always work out OK. It makes sense if your first language is emoji.

Posted by: Mr Favor at May 04, 2017 03:23 PM (nFwvY)

222 Wait for the sand-fly bites and sunburn lawsuits.

I do think the Morons here could plan better than a two week festival on a gravel pit.

I am just glad it did not evolve into the cannibalism of the Super Dome after Katrina.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,Deplorable Infidel Queen at May 04, 2017 03:23 PM (fq4ih)

223 Jim Jones was a far better organizer, he managed to cause hundreds of deaths. These silly shits just managed to make a mess.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 04, 2017 03:23 PM (mc8bR)

224 218 Sounds like the only thing missing was piglet yoga.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 03:22 PM (PY9jH)


Downward facing snout?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 03:23 PM (mbhDw)

225 124 This is a festival?
PUSSIES
Metal festival will kill and bring their own food. Sleep inside the hollowed out bodies of fat chicks.
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I gotta say, the Metal mass-concerts in the USA and Europe are strictly pay-to-play, pay-to-party. They make $$$, send the fans home happy, and are still ongoing. The fans bring their own camping gear, sometimes their own food and drink (booze) and everyone rocks out and has a good time.

Now compare that scene to the one Ace just showed us....

Posted by: exdem13 at May 04, 2017 03:23 PM (Quwsn)

226 I've worked and volunteered event organization. A small event (200) takes months, mostly for paperwork and contracts.








Posted by: dagny at May 04, 2017 03:23 PM (Mc+44)

227 At a previous job, I had, twice a year, to organize a relatively small (single hotel conference and ballroom) event for the department of education of a peninsular southern state. I contracted with people to do it for me, months in advance, and they earned their money.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at May 04, 2017 03:24 PM (mN+tK)

228 What I find the most disturbing is how easily these millennials are so easily taken for their money. It like they don't have even a rudimentary BS detector God gave the average goose. No pictures of the venue, no money back disclaimers? Heck even the Escobar claim could have been easily searched on the Internet.
Yeah, lets plunk down $2 to 4 thousand for a island resort weekend getaway with no details at all, just so we can pretend to be part of the cool kids.

Posted by: Janir at May 04, 2017 03:24 PM (zgvRR)

229 Chinese Dome Tents. What could go wrong?

Any damn fool knows even quality tents need to have the seams sealed, or they will leak like a sieve. I've eaten better food in the field, in the Army.

CLASSIC leftist blunder. They think a well run, well equipped operation is just the default, that everything just happens all by itself with no guidance, and of course that no single person needs to be "in charge" or responsible, never mind accountable, and the myriad details will take care of themselves. Oops!

Posted by: Common Tater at May 04, 2017 03:24 PM (pQrYJ)

230 Didn't any of these people ever watch Gilligan's Island?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2017 03:24 PM (IqV8l)

231 I wonder if Shemp was there. Please let that have happened.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 03:24 PM (PY9jH)

232 223
Jim Jones was a far better organizer, he managed to cause hundreds of deaths. These silly shits just managed to make a mess.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 04, 2017 03:23 PM (mc8bR)

And he made all the people that could of sued him kill themselves. The guy was a forward thinker.

Posted by: Tami at May 04, 2017 03:24 PM (Enq6K)

233 This should still happen. Limited organization required.

Everyone show up in a city, meet, greet, do things.

No need to book blocks of hotel rooms, get catered food, etc.

Just a general message of 'show up here.' We'll find ways to occupy ourselves.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf?




The Twilight Room at the Dunes in Vegas, Thanksgiving 2017!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2017 03:24 PM (o+pgY)

234
This should still happen. Limited organization required.



Everyone show up in a city, meet, greet, do things.



No need to book blocks of hotel rooms, get catered food, etc.



Just a general message of 'show up here.' We'll find ways to occupy ourselves.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 04, 2017 03:21 PM (72PAC)

^^THIS.

I was thinking along the same lines, and was about to post such.
And, I'm nominating the weekend of October 6-8, since that is the time of EVE-Vegas, and I plan to be in town at that time.Just throwing it out there.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 04, 2017 03:25 PM (8iiMU)

235 Talked to a millennial this weekend, the grandson of a friend, who paid up for this debacle. He cheerily informed me, he is chronically cheery, that he would get a refund by this weekend, in between ripping his buddy about where he bought his clothes.

Posted by: Javems at May 04, 2017 03:25 PM (yOqwj)

236 128 a long time ago I thought about an Ace meet-up in vegas or new orleans, and Breitbart wanted it to be an Ace/Breitbart meet-up.

Anyway, it fell through, partly because my initial efforts at it taught me quickly I had no idea how to organize anything, and I was pretty sure Breitbart was thinking I'd be the details guy.

A man's got to know his limitations.

Posted by: ace at May 04, 2017 03:08 PM (8rNrN)

Did you tell Breibart " your mouthwash just ain't making it" ?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 03:25 PM (WUuhi)

237 "It sounds like he just took "Magnum condoms" and "penises" and mashed them together."


I would Aaaaaaallllllmmmmoost bet my life that this was exactly how he came up with the name.

Almost.



Posted by: Sharkman at May 04, 2017 03:25 PM (zKIA2)

238
In all fairness, a lot of the money probably had to be used to line the pockets of the Bahamian officials.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 03:25 PM (mbhDw)

239 Jim Jones was a far better organizer, he managed to cause hundreds of deaths. These silly shits just managed to make a mess.
Posted by: colfax mingo at May 04, 2017 03:23 PM (mc8bR)

He even provided free Kool-Aid.

Posted by: golfman at May 04, 2017 03:25 PM (48QDY)

240 "Let's just do it and be legends, man."

I'm not feeling the muse right now. Will somebody else please write and record a song called "The Legend of Billy McFarland"?

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at May 04, 2017 03:25 PM (Aw2/v)

241 There would've been a tattoo "artist" there. Every tattoo would've been misspelled, dued.

Posted by: General Zod
........

No Regerts

Posted by: wth at May 04, 2017 03:26 PM (HgMAr)

242 "It sounds like he just took "Magnum condoms" and "penises" and mashed them together."


For those who identify as teh wimmenz there was the Magina card, in pink.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 04, 2017 03:26 PM (Mouru)

243 189 Nothing beats a Porta-potty in the tropical heat.
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Oh. My. Gawd. O_O

A Porta-Potty in Ohio in August is a microwave oven that smells like what it contains, intensified by the lack of air movement. In the Bahamas....used by 1,000 people already.... The horror, the horror....

Posted by: exdem13 at May 04, 2017 03:26 PM (Quwsn)

244 Wait, wait...so these people paid how much to go to...


Fyre Island?

People, people, people.....

Posted by: Some Worthless Lurker at May 04, 2017 03:27 PM (mknWS)

245 Kinda like occupy wallstreet but with good looking chicks...

Posted by: Lefty at May 04, 2017 03:27 PM (P1GJy)

246 "CLASSIC leftist blunder. They think a well run, well equipped operation
is just the default, that everything just happens all by itself with no
guidance, and of course that no single person needs to be "in charge" or
responsible, never mind accountable, and the myriad details will take
care of themselves. Oops!"

You didn't build that tent city!

Posted by: BO's Carribean Cousin at May 04, 2017 03:27 PM (yqvys)

247
Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland never seemed to have a problem throwing a show together on short notice

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 04, 2017 03:27 PM (lKyWE)

248 Heh.

Posted by: Coachella at May 04, 2017 03:27 PM (Mouru)

249 Jim Jones was a far better organizer, he managed to cause hundreds of deaths. These silly shits just managed to make a mess.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 04, 2017 03:23 PM (mc8bR)

And he made all the people that could of sued him kill themselves. The guy was a forward thinker.
Posted by: Tami at May 04, 2017 03:24 PM (Enq6K)


Brought enough drugs for everybody. That alone takes talent.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 03:27 PM (Pz4pT)

250 In all fairness, a lot of the money probably had to be used to line the pockets of the Bahamian officials.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 03:25 PM (mbhDw)
............

Who are all laughing in a bar praying for a hurricane to clean up the mess.

Posted by: wth at May 04, 2017 03:27 PM (HgMAr)

251 up the butte no baybys

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 03:27 PM (KP5rU)

252 Whole lot of white males on the screen for this presser.

Wanna bet the left runs with that?

Posted by: Tami at May 04, 2017 03:27 PM (Enq6K)

253 Several years ago I had the "honor" of organizing a fundraising dinner for 500. Did it (with a small committee) three years in a row.

It was successful, but I'd NEVER do it again.

Back in my ad days, I organized a white water rafting trip for the agency. Nearly everyone went (charter bus), a good time was had by all, and we didn't lose anyone on the river (that I can remember).

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 03:28 PM (PY9jH)

254 235 Talked to a millennial this weekend, the grandson of a friend, who paid up for this debacle. He cheerily informed me, he is chronically cheery, that he would get a refund by this weekend, in between ripping his buddy about where he bought his clothes.
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We are way overdue for the zombie apocalypse.

Posted by: exdem13 at May 04, 2017 03:28 PM (Quwsn)

255 Yes, "two transformative weekends." To transform you into a cynical, check-it-out-before-you-slap-down-three- grand person.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2017 03:28 PM (PFlOK)

256 I think the South African sign language dude from Nelson Mandela's funeral was one of the organizers.

Posted by: Titan Tom at May 04, 2017 03:28 PM (BeAI2)

257 The whole Fyre Festival story is one that I keep going back to and enjoying for the sheer Millennial incompetence of it. It boggles the mind.


"We're gonna be legends!"


Yeah, but not in the way you think, sparky.


I think this was my "favorite" bit of the Vice article:



"There was no infrastructure to even support the equipment. They didn't even have a loading dock, they had no understanding of what vehicles were on the island to even move the stuff off the ship once it got there," said the supplier. "They said stuff like, 'Don't worry about customs; it's only for a weekend, you don't have to worry about customs."



Because to your average Millennial, you can break the law a little and it's cool. As long as you're not, like, there a whole WEEK, no one's going to care.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at May 04, 2017 03:28 PM (4df7R)

258 --
I wonder how much the piglet was paid?






Posted by: kallisto
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Or if it even survived the horror...


Posted by: Dang at May 04, 2017 03:20 PM
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By the end, the participants were praying to it's severed head.

Posted by: irright at May 04, 2017 03:28 PM (pMGkg)

259 256 I think the South African sign language dude from Nelson Mandela's funeral was one of the organizers.
Posted by: Titan Tom at May 04, 2017 03:28 PM (BeAI2)


Garret Morris doing close captioning for the hard of hearing on Weekend Update.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 03:29 PM (mbhDw)

260 my take on this is that millennials deserve each other.

my question is: WTF did we do to deserve millennials?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 04, 2017 03:29 PM (uaB9K)

261 92 i saw epic level shitshow open for the trained gila monsters at sundevils stadium in 02. the funnel cakes were forgettable.
Posted by: chavez the hugo


I just saw it within the past few hours on CSPAN's House of Representatives channel

Posted by: Roy at May 04, 2017 03:29 PM (7n4KQ)

262 "They think a well run, well equipped operation is just the default, that
everything just happens all by itself with no guidance, and of course
that no single person needs to be 'in charge' or responsible, never mind
accountable, and the myriad details will take care of themselves."

Remember all of the early 1970s back-to-nature socialist hippie agricultural communes? And how the overwhelming majority of them flamed out and collapsed within months?

For essentially the same reasons, absent ridiculous Instagram doxies.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 04, 2017 03:30 PM (qJjMA)

263 Just wait until these people are running the US military.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2017 03:31 PM (IqV8l)

264 215 Trump handling the press conference like a pro. Pointing out and letting the appropriate people take credit.
----------
The Donald: These people are appropriately responsible for what just happened in D.C. today.
Appropriate People: Thanks for letting us take the credit!
The Donald: No, no, you guys go right ahead.

Posted by: exdem13 at May 04, 2017 03:31 PM (Quwsn)

265 Been to the Bahamas. NO desire to go back.
Vegas pricing without the Vegas benefits.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at May 04, 2017 03:31 PM (0x/TW)

266 "CLASSIC leftist blunder. They think a well run, well equipped operation

is just the default, that everything just happens all by itself with no

guidance, and of course that no single person needs to be "in charge" or

responsible, never mind accountable, and the myriad details will take

care of themselves. Oops!"



So much this. SO MUCH.


It ties back to my "favorite" bit that I excerpted earlier:



"There was no infrastructure to even support the equipment. They
didn't even have a loading dock, they had no understanding of what
vehicles were on the island to even move the stuff off the ship once it
got there."



Because duh, the truck thingies with the long back pieces are going to be there, right? And we can, like, hire them to, like, drag junk to where we want it? And we can hire some local who maybe speaks English? Because it's the Bahamas? And that's, like, totally in Mexico or something?




Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at May 04, 2017 03:31 PM (4df7R)

267 CLASSIC leftist blunder. They think a well run, well equipped operation is just the default, that everything just happens all by itself with no guidance,
-------------------------------

Honestly, the western world is so incredibly wealthy, at the peak of civilization as it were, and that's all these little twerps have ever known, that they ASSUME the most technologically advanced and richest society ever just kinda sorta happened.

This is why they love socialism so much. They have no idea how hard it is to build anything, let alone a civilization, that they think its all about their feelings and how they feel things should be.

And the rest of us are like the contractors who pulled out of FyreFest - things don't just happen because you feel things should happen.


Posted by: Boots at May 04, 2017 03:31 PM (EBwPV)

268 Wait just a sec...
You mean that the twits and grams from various celebretards aren't actually from them, but are paid for and posted by others?

Well I'll be. The things you learn...

Heh

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at May 04, 2017 03:31 PM (MINbv)

269 Just wait until these people are running the US military.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2017 03:31 PM (IqV8l)


That will happen under President Malia Obama.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 03:32 PM (PY9jH)

270
Back in my ad days, I organized a white water rafting trip for the agency. Nearly everyone went (charter bus), a good time was had by all, and we didn't lose anyone on the river (that I can remember).
Posted by: Jane D'oh


* sigh *

Posted by: zombie Derrick in Accounting at May 04, 2017 03:32 PM (GgzGa)

271 The only thing this really lacked was one of those 80s movie montages 24 hours prior to go. If everyone would have just stayed up all night the evening before, with mops, paint, some catchy pop tunes, and a fearless leader motivating them all the way, they coulda graduated/won the ski contest/put together the race car, etc./ even though their drill instructor done got blowed up.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at May 04, 2017 03:32 PM (mN+tK)

272 I wonder how much the piglet was paid?



Posted by: kallisto at May 04, 2017 03:19 PM (kD8Fh)

Already posted up thread. $250K.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 04, 2017 03:32 PM (GX63o)

273 Altamont is held to be a disaster, and rightly so. Using Hell's Angels as security is considered part of the comedy of errors.

But, the "free concert" was the proximate cause. Why? Because people spent the money they would have otherwise spent on tickets on drugs and booze. "Free" tends to bring out another class of folks. Troublemakers. The organizers put the stage at the bottom of a hill, and nearly at ground level. 400,000 people showed up, along with every wack job hanger on in the music scene. Hiring the Hell's Angels might have been one of the few smart things they did, depending on hiw you look at it.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 04, 2017 03:32 PM (pQrYJ)

274 I could have organized this whole thing when I was 15 years old and still have had time to play hoops with my buddies in the street 5 hours a day, plus attended school and track/cross-country.

Idiots.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 04, 2017 03:32 PM (zKIA2)

275 Dollars to donuts the idiots who were organizing this thought you could just click click click and online order infrastructure to be Fed Ex'd to the island and set up in a day.
Posted by: alexthechick - RTFBYMFMF at May 04, 2017 02:59 PM (mf5HN)

The limp little penispuffer I worked with until recently informed me, with a straight face, that the internet was going to revolutionize humanity, so that people would all be so different than they used to be, and all would come into harmony.

The clown was, is and remains a millenial tool, in ever respect.

I tried to tell him about Suetonius, but no go. That's like, old, man. Humans are so evolved now, doncha know.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 03:32 PM (NXsWM)

276 he is chronically cheery
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accent on the "chronic", i'm sure...


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 04, 2017 03:33 PM (uaB9K)

277
Been to the Bahamas. NO desire to go back.

Vegas pricing without the Vegas benefits.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at May 04, 2017 03:31 PM (0x/TW)


There's a lot more rape in the Bahamas.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 03:33 PM (PY9jH)

278 >>They think a well run, well equipped operation is just the default, that

everything just happens all by itself with no guidance, and of course

that no single person needs to be 'in charge' or responsible, never mind

accountable, and the myriad details will take care of themselves."




Shorter: "You didn't build that."


What a great illustration of how wrong Obama and Warren are!



Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 03:34 PM (NOIQH)

279 I guess the flash mob method of organizing a concert on a desert island doesn't work as well as they thought.

Posted by: Roy at May 04, 2017 03:34 PM (7n4KQ)

280 Already posted up thread. $250K.


Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 04, 2017 03:32 PM (GX63o)


Good catch

Posted by: kallisto at May 04, 2017 03:34 PM (kD8Fh)

281 265
Been to the Bahamas. NO desire to go back.

Vegas pricing without the Vegas benefits.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at May 04, 2017 03:31 PM (0x/TW)

Not enough desert for all the bodies?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 04, 2017 03:34 PM (GX63o)

282 261: now i have to clean my screen again. damn, you win.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 03:34 PM (KP5rU)

283 Semi-related. What Iearned from watching Archer today:

The death of baller Lynn Koenecke:

After being sent home from the road trip, he caught a commercial flight for New York City. During the flight, he drank a quart of whiskey and became very drunk. After harassing other passengers and striking a stewardess, the pilot had to sit on him to restrain him as he was shackled to his seat. He was removed unconscious from the flight in Detroit. After sleeping on a chair in the airport, he chartered a flight to Buffalo. While flying over Canada, he had a disagreement with the pilot and a passenger, and attempted to take control of the aircraft. In order to avoid a crash, he was hit over the head with a fire extinguisher by both the pilot, who had left his controls, and the other passenger.[4][5] After an emergency landing at Long Branch Racetrack in Toronto, it was found that Koenecke had died of a cerebral hemorrhage.[4] The two pilots were charged with manslaughter but were found not guilty in a trial soon after.[

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at May 04, 2017 03:34 PM (Nwg0u)

284 "First-rate instagrammers."

I got nothing. I'm stuck in the 90s & I don't care.

Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 03:34 PM (7HtZB)

285 lmro, Pablo esobar?
sounds way to close to paolo..
same function, but one is a riff on whore-ing around , the other actually is.

Posted by: willow at May 04, 2017 03:34 PM (0Ryp5)

286 "265 Been to the Bahamas. NO desire to go back.
Vegas pricing without the Vegas benefits."


Was there once and agree. Aruba is our island of choice. It is superior to the Bahamas in every way.

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 04, 2017 03:34 PM (OD2ni)

287 That will happen under President Malia Obama.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 03:32 PM (PY9jH)

And her glorious mustaches, piss be upon her.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 03:34 PM (NXsWM)

288 We knew it was going to be bad when the green MMs weren't in the bowl.

Posted by: Van Halen at May 04, 2017 03:35 PM (yqvys)

289 Didn't any of these people ever watch Gilligan's Island?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2017 03:24 PM (IqV8l)
...........

If so, they must have been disappointed when there was no coconut pie.

Posted by: wth at May 04, 2017 03:35 PM (HgMAr)

290 Because to your average Millennial, you can break the law a little and it's cool. As long as you're not, like, there a whole WEEK, no one's going to care.
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Because their god/emperor Barky did that all the time and he never paid a price for it. Same with the Clinton crime family, their crimes aren't crimes they're just showing how flexible the law is.

Posted by: Boots at May 04, 2017 03:35 PM (EBwPV)

291 Uh I think the millennial generation is the zombie apocalypse...just without the rotting flesh.

Posted by: H Badger at May 04, 2017 03:35 PM (n/0Nw)

292 Billy McFarlane's next big venture - Democratic National Convention 2020

Posted by: Roy at May 04, 2017 03:35 PM (7n4KQ)

293 275 The limp little penispuffer I worked with until recently informed me, with a straight face, that the internet was going to revolutionize humanity, so that people would all be so different than they used to be, and all would come into harmony.

The clown was, is and remains a millenial tool, in ever respect.

I tried to tell him about Suetonius, but no go. That's like, old, man. Humans are so evolved now, doncha know.
Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 03:32 PM (NXsWM)

==============

"Why read the classics? They can't teach us any sort of universal truths."
-Very smart college student who's kinda pissed that she got an F on her classics final

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 03:36 PM (/prE6)

294 Aruba is our island of choice. It is superior to the Bahamas in every way.



Posted by: Benji Carver at May 04, 2017 03:34 PM (OD2ni)


Word.

Posted by: zombie Natalee Holloway at May 04, 2017 03:36 PM (PY9jH)

295 How did so many ckufing retards get elected to the U.S. House of Representatives?

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 04, 2017 03:36 PM (eZ0Cd)

296 I was having no end of fun with the misery suffered by Fyre Festival attendees when it was happening. I feel genuinely sorry for any decent people who got caught up in the mess, but I figure that's MAYBE 25% of the ticket holders (and that's being generous). The rest are among the most conceited, selfish, self-serving nincompoops to ever walk this Earth and I hope they keep having flashbacks and night terrors about That Time I Went To the Bahamas And There Was No WiFi.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at May 04, 2017 03:36 PM (4df7R)

297 You know, thinking about it for a moment, this might be brilliant! Someone now has a list of people, with money, who are idiotic enough to spend it on this crap!

There are probably plenty of people who would pay for a list like that!

Posted by: JB1000 at May 04, 2017 03:36 PM (16OL0)

298 tell him about Suetonius"

I see 12 Caesars!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at May 04, 2017 03:37 PM (MINbv)

299 on the tv show "shark tank" there have been entrepreneurs pitching adventure weekend type themed event companies that mark cuban has called the future of entertainment. people participate in killing zombies or playing spy or moving heavy construction equipment or haunted halloween or just about anything. at first i thought this was just an expensive festival but really they were selling an experience - be a jet set playboy for a weekend, cavort with models, hang with rappers, just $10,000!

join the fantasy!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 04, 2017 03:37 PM (WTSFk)

300 288 We knew it was going to be bad when the green MMs weren't in the bowl.
Posted by: Van Halen at May 04, 2017 03:35 PM (yqvys)


But plenty of brown acid.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 03:37 PM (mbhDw)

301 Karma. Big smile.

Posted by: gracepc at May 04, 2017 03:37 PM (OU4q6)

302
253 Several years ago I had the "honor" of organizing a fundraising dinner for 500. Did it (with a small committee) three years in a row.

It was successful, but I'd NEVER do it again.

Back in my ad days, I organized a white water rafting trip for the agency. Nearly everyone went (charter bus), a good time was had by all, and we didn't lose anyone on the river (that I can remember).
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 03:28 PM (PY9jH)


---------------

I organized a fundraiser for a large animal sanctuary for three years in a row. I always started the planning the day after that year's fundraiser. Delegation was my friend. Had some very competent, professional people heading up committees. Even then, we'd always find out we overlooked something.

Posted by: Soona at May 04, 2017 03:37 PM (Fmupd)

303
Aruba is Bahamian for "ah-OO-gah!"

- - B. Obama

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 03:38 PM (mbhDw)

304 blink-182, what in the ever loving fuck? was justin bieber playing the blue jays opener? you can sell these dipshits anything. MOAR education. yeah, thats it.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 03:38 PM (KP5rU)

305 295 How did so many ckufing retards get elected to the U.S. House of Representatives?
Posted by: Boss Moss at May 04, 2017 03:36 PM (eZ0Cd)

==============

Because state houses are full of even dumber people.

You want great congress people walking into Washington in 10-20 years? Focus on state houses now.

Get rid of the stupid Republicans there, and they never show up in D.C.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 03:38 PM (/prE6)

306 Do the Caribbean islands do any history tours? They were the sites of battles between the European powers for almost 200 years - the last battle of the Revolutionary War was fought there. I'd be way more interested in that in a vacation that lying on a beach doing nothing.

Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 03:38 PM (7HtZB)

307
"Why read the classics? They can't teach us any sort of universal truths."

-Very smart college student who's kinda pissed that she got an F on her classics final

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 03:36 PM (/prE6)

But she is totally ACING the gender studies class!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at May 04, 2017 03:38 PM (4df7R)

308 So have they started selling tickets for next year because, damn, how could you NOT want to go?

Posted by: tu3031 at May 04, 2017 03:38 PM (qJhUV)

309 I went to the Bahamas for a few days in 1973, after getting out of the service. Had to borrow $6.00 to pay the airport tax on the way out. Airport tax, who knew.

Posted by: Javems at May 04, 2017 03:38 PM (yOqwj)

310 There are probably plenty of people who would pay for a list like that!"

Yeah, we can sell it to you wholesale...

Posted by: Some guys outside Kiev... at May 04, 2017 03:38 PM (MINbv)

311 297 You know, thinking about it for a moment, this might be brilliant! Someone now has a list of people, with money, who are idiotic enough to spend it on this crap!

There are probably plenty of people who would pay for a list like that!
Posted by: JB1000 at May 04, 2017 03:36 PM (16OL0)

==============

How do you think the guy is going to pay his legal bills?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 03:38 PM (/prE6)

312 "Word.

Posted by: zombie Natalee Holloway"


Well, she was an idiot for getting drunk and leaving her friends to go with a strange dude. And he was Dutch. Not the Island's fault. Plus, it was shocking since Aruba is pretty safe.

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 04, 2017 03:39 PM (OD2ni)

313 273 Altamont is held to be a disaster, and rightly so. Using Hell's Angels as security is considered part of the comedy of errors.

But, the "free concert" was the proximate cause. Why? Because people spent the money they would have otherwise spent on tickets on drugs and booze. "Free" tends to bring out another class of folks. Troublemakers. The organizers put the stage at the bottom of a hill, and nearly at ground level. 400,000 people showed up, along with every wack job hanger on in the music scene. Hiring the Hell's Angels might have been one of the few smart things they did, depending on hiw you look at it.
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Yeah, you are right, people who PAY for a concert are gonna want things to go right. People who hear "free show" and turn up for that will not be caring so much.... Having watched the movie, I would say 2 things.
1. The crowd started off out of control due to partying and lack of festival infrastructure.
2.If there had been a real stage barricade instead of the bikers' beloved Harleys, things would have been a LOT smoother.

Posted by: exdem13 at May 04, 2017 03:39 PM (Quwsn)

314 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at May 04, 2017 03:34 PM (Nwg0u)

Baseball player - Len ( Leonard)

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 03:39 PM (WUuhi)

315 Sounds like the millennials want to do another Fyre festival with Billy McFarlane is the literal "Burning Man" and Ja Rule as the kindling.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2017 03:39 PM (fDdVG)

316 Pelosi just said: "The republicans are having a beer party in the rose garden...because this bill is one of the biggest transfers of wealth from the middle class to the wealthy."




Posted by: Tami at May 04, 2017 03:40 PM (Enq6K)

317 Yeah, I'm gonna have a stroke if I think about these pinheads any more, so I think I'll go on over to Netflix and snooze to Jean Luc Picard's soothing tones. Instant nap time.

Posted by: goon at May 04, 2017 03:40 PM (EaQ6/)

318 307
"Why read the classics? They can't teach us any sort of universal truths."

-Very smart college student who's kinda pissed that she got an F on her classics final

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 03:36 PM (/prE6)
But she is totally ACING the gender studies class!
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at May 04, 2017 03:38 PM (4df7R)

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"I did! But my dad is apparently really mad that that's all I did well in. I don't know what I did wrong. I wrote #WhitePrivilege all over every final and only Professor Sunshine gave me an A."
-Very smart college student who's kinda pissed that she got an F on her classics final

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 03:40 PM (/prE6)

319 295
How did so many ckufing retards get elected to the U.S. House of Representatives?

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 04, 2017 03:36 PM (eZ0Cd)

<Holds mirror up the the voters in the 2016 election>

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 04, 2017 03:41 PM (jxbfJ)

320 because so many ckufing retards vote?

or was that a trick question?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 04, 2017 03:41 PM (uaB9K)

321 316 Pelosi just said: "The republicans are having a beer party in the rose garden...because this bill is one of the biggest transfers of wealth from the middle class to the wealthy."




Posted by: Tami at May 04, 2017 03:40 PM (Enq6K)

==============

I'm sure she's 100% on board with that idea in Trump's tax plan to stop letting individuals deduct state and local taxes from their federal taxes.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 03:41 PM (/prE6)

322 should have had limp bizzkitt perform. gold man, just gold.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 03:41 PM (KP5rU)

323 There are probably plenty of people who would pay for a list like that!
Posted by: JB1000 at May 04, 2017 03:36 PM (16OL0)

Sign 'em up for Obamacare.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 03:41 PM (NXsWM)

324 Yahoo.com know, that is not so much where the poor people live in the Running Man as much as the new relocation camp for the prawns in Sector 9

Posted by: Kindletot at May 04, 2017 03:42 PM (P53bU)

325 299
on the tv show "shark tank" there have been entrepreneurs pitching
adventure weekend type themed event companies that mark cuban has called
the future of entertainment. people participate in killing zombies or
playing spy or moving heavy construction equipment or haunted halloween
or just about anything. at first i thought this was just an expensive
festival but really they were selling an experience - be a jet set
playboy for a weekend, cavort with models, hang with rappers, just
$10,000!



join the fantasy!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 04, 2017 03:37 PM (WTSFk)


There were plenty of half-joking but also half-serious and dead-serious theories circulating on Twitter and Facebook that this Fyre Festival disaster was actually a clever social experiment/art project designed to teach 1st World Dilettantes about the plight of refugees. I am not even kidding.

"See? They even have the FEMA tents!"
Amazing.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at May 04, 2017 03:42 PM (4df7R)

326 Been to the Bahamas. NO desire to go back.

Vegas pricing without the Vegas benefits.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at May 04, 2017 03:31 PM (0x/TW)

There's a lot more rape in the Bahamas.



Posted by: Jane D'oh
****

Hey now, that dolphin was lying. I just petted it's back, I don't care what it claims!

Unlike Vegas the Bahamas has sharks you can feed dead hookers to, so I guess that's a point in it's favor.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at May 04, 2017 03:42 PM (0x/TW)

327 "Do the Caribbean islands do any history tours? They were the sites of battles between the European powers for almost 200 years -"


In my last trip to Aruba, my kids got to snorkel in the area of a sunken German freighter from WWII. That was cool.

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 04, 2017 03:42 PM (OD2ni)

328 I've been involved in planning events all over the world since the late eighties. You can get away with shorter term planning if your event is being held at a hotel or a Convention Center. this is the kind of event I would have looked at and run not walk away from given the short lead time involved.

Posted by: Uber Lyft Driver at May 04, 2017 03:43 PM (+1FpW)

329 Lol stupid millennial diverse future is hilarious

Posted by: Jihadi at May 04, 2017 03:43 PM (frPU1)

330 The green M&Ms (or lack thereof) actually is a method to the madness. I read it's a very quick way to determine if the venue has read the performance contract, that's why they do that. Well that, and making sure they don't run out of booze probably.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 04, 2017 03:43 PM (pQrYJ)

331 I keep seeing stories lately that bring to mind the phrase 'self-esteem culture,' and this is another one.

Apparently these precious young promoters think they can handle anything and that the brass ring is right within their grasp, just because they are so awesome.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 04, 2017 03:43 PM (oVJmc)

332 my question is: WTF did we do to deserve millennials?

Posted by: redc1c4


I think that if you did a query of the AoS peeps with millennial children you'd find that they are almost all uniformly high functioning, well remunerated members of society.

The children of liberals and progressives are the problem -- and will continue to be a problem for generations. Their children? OMG.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 04, 2017 03:43 PM (HTdUD)

333 Again, Red Neck Spring Break, look it up. Worth a $5,000 fee to attend, free pre-mudded jeans included.

Posted by: MAGA at May 04, 2017 03:44 PM (LQ1Q3)

334 I tried to tell him about Suetonius, but no go.

-
Didja tell him it has a bunch of murder and rape and pervert sex?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at May 04, 2017 03:44 PM (Nwg0u)

335 I've been in a lot of peculiar "situations," but I've never had to wipe my ass with a Wendy's hamburger wrapper.

Just thought I'd share that.

Posted by: Fritz at May 04, 2017 03:44 PM (2Mnv1)

336 -Very smart college student who's kinda pissed that she got an F on her classics final
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 03:40 PM (/prE6)

Yeah, this tool told me that the reason black people live in ghettos is because of all of the racism that exists and they just can't rise above it.

I asked him about the 68% of black folks in the middle class and upper class. He said that is just random chance and they are persecuted too.

Then he told he had actually seen racists in Baltimore, so he knew it was true.

But the internet was going to change all of that, so there is still hope.

Then I asked him why so many white people lived in poverty. Was that racism, too?

That's when he said he didn't want to talk about this any more.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 03:44 PM (NXsWM)

337 should have had limp bizzkitt perform. gold man, just gold.
Posted by: chavez the hugo


I'm still holding out for a supergroup with Limp Biz, Kid Rock, and Offspring.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 03:45 PM (GgzGa)

338 ... westworld here we come!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 04, 2017 03:45 PM (WTSFk)

339 332 my question is: WTF did we do to deserve millennials?

Posted by: redc1c4

I think that if you did a query of the AoS peeps with millennial children you'd find that they are almost all uniformly high functioning, well remunerated members of society.

The children of liberals and progressives are the problem -- and will continue to be a problem for generations. Their children? OMG.
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 04, 2017 03:43 PM (HTdUD)

============

I'm technically a milennial, and I'm just a bag of problems.

You know...marriage, kid, mortgage, steady job...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 03:45 PM (/prE6)

340 Cracked.com is reminding people is reminding their viewers of the "fool me twice" rule.
http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-moral-story-is-never-ever-trust-ja-rule/

Posted by: exdem13 at May 04, 2017 03:45 PM (Quwsn)

341 You're going to both re-fund money you already spent (and in fact ran out of this time) and then also stage another expensive event, this one even more expensive, I assume, because it costs more money to do it right, and you're giving current ticket-holders a free pass to that?

++++

If you promise not to sue us now, we'll promise to screw you over again at a later date. No extra charge!

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 04, 2017 03:45 PM (R+30W)

342 337 should have had limp bizzkitt perform. gold man, just gold.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

I'm still holding out for a supergroup with Limp Biz, Kid Rock, and Offspring.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 03:45 PM (GgzGa)

2 out of 3 ain't bad.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 03:45 PM (WUuhi)

343 The festival proposing to redeem themselves by offering a "VIP" deal on a 2018 festival reminds me of a line from the movie "The Prime Gig"....

"...instead of money, you're saying you want to give the same bullshit travel package I just threatened to put you prison for selling?"

Yeah, good luck, but then we're talking millienial douche bags. Anything's possible.

Posted by: MSTisdale at May 04, 2017 03:46 PM (g9d8D)

344 this is the kind of event I would have looked at and run not walk away from given the short lead time involved.
Posted by: Uber Lyft Driver at May 04, 2017 03:43 PM (+1FpW)

You mean, places with actual plumbing.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 03:46 PM (NXsWM)

345 ... what if instead of models they had sex robots? but the robots broke down and started zapping the customers with laser eye blasts - i think we have a movie, people!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 04, 2017 03:47 PM (WTSFk)

346 336 Yeah, this tool told me that the reason black people live in ghettos is because of all of the racism that exists and they just can't rise above it.

I asked him about the 68% of black folks in the middle class and upper class. He said that is just random chance and they are persecuted too.

Then he told he had actually seen racists in Baltimore, so he knew it was true.

But the internet was going to change all of that, so there is still hope.

Then I asked him why so many white people lived in poverty. Was that racism, too?

That's when he said he didn't want to talk about this any more.
Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 03:44 PM (NXsWM)

====

Why do Asians have higher incomes than whites?

Why do African immigrants have significantly higher standards of living than native blacks?

Why are Scandinavians generally better off than those in Appalachia?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 03:47 PM (/prE6)

347 That's when he said he didn't want to talk about this any more.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 03:44 PM (NXsWM)

LOLOL. Running to his safe space, no doubt.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 04, 2017 03:47 PM (8iiMU)

348
Uh I think the millennial generation is the zombie apocalypse...just without the rotting flesh.

Posted by: H Badger at May 04, 2017 03:35 PM (n/0Nw)






Hey!

Posted by: Lindsay "Firecrotch" Lohan at May 04, 2017 03:48 PM (XWkhW)

349 Escobar crony Carlos Lehder sort of controlled Norman's Cay some 100 miles to the south of the Festival

Posted by: Bobby Ahr at May 04, 2017 03:48 PM (zmZ2x)

350

I'm technically a milennial, and I'm just a bag of problems.

You know...marriage, kid, mortgage, steady job...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 03:45 PM (/prE6)

---------------

You are a huge disappointment to your generation.

Posted by: Soona at May 04, 2017 03:48 PM (Fmupd)

351
Pelosi just said: "The republicans are having a beer party in the rose
garden...because this bill is one of the biggest transfers of wealth
from the middle class to the wealthy."




Posted by: Tami at May 04, 2017 03:40 PM (Enq6K)


She's literally talking to the clouds now. That, or Martha Washington's ghost.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 03:49 PM (PY9jH)

352 How did so many ckufing retards get elected to the U.S. House of Representatives?

Posted by: Boss Moss



Those are the 1972 Fyre Island Concert attendees.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2017 03:49 PM (o+pgY)

353 Just the other day I overheard my millennial, college-student niece scolding her little brother over some SJW bullshit he was indoctrinated over in school.

"What part of ILLEGAL immigrant do you not understand? They broke the law to come here and we're supposed to pay for their schooling and EBT cards and everything else...and they came here ILLEGALLY!"

I was so damn proud I almost teared up.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 04, 2017 03:50 PM (s/EUv)

354 350
You are a huge disappointment to your generation.
Posted by: Soona at May 04, 2017 03:48 PM (Fmupd)

===============

I do my best to do just that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 03:50 PM (/prE6)

355 Next time, just piggyback your shitty festival on the final weekend of Coachella and bling! bling! Legends Baby!

Posted by: Fritz at May 04, 2017 03:50 PM (2Mnv1)

356 332 my question is: WTF did we do to deserve millennials?



Posted by: redc1c4



I think that if you did a query of the AoS peeps with millennial
children you'd find that they are almost all uniformly high functioning,
well remunerated members of society.



The children of liberals and progressives are the problem -- and
will continue to be a problem for generations. Their children? OMG.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 04, 2017 03:43 PM (HTdUD)




Mr. MWR is technically a Millennial, though he was born RIGHT on the cusp between Gen X and Millennials and leans more toward the cynicism and sarcasm inherent in the former. That suits me fine since I'm a Gen Xer myself.


One of his friends, though, is right smack in the Millennial wheelhouse - early 20s - and gets SUPER defensive if you call him a Millennial. He absolutely hates it.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at May 04, 2017 03:51 PM (4df7R)

357 Posted by: H Badger at May 04, 2017 03:35 PM (n/0Nw)

That's why I withdrew my kids from public school. I saw their peers *becoming* mindless and unquestioning. They didn't start out that way, but something about the current system was making them like that. It was pretty horrifying (and I suspect some "bright" person in the administration who loved Mao and his Red Guard had a lot to do with it).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 04, 2017 03:51 PM (sEDyY)

358 Damnit ace, stop stealing my ideas for picking up women. Now where'd I put that Visa Black Card wrapped in Magnum Condoms?

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at May 04, 2017 03:51 PM (oZ6kz)

359 I AM HAVING SEX WITH MIKA BRZEZINSKI, AND YOU ARE NOT!!! HAHAHA, F'KIN ASSHOLES!!!

Posted by: Joe Scarborough at May 04, 2017 03:51 PM (vRcUp)

360 That promo video btw is hilarious!! Looks like they spliced together some generic concert footage, some Bahamas tourism ads, some 1-900 ads, and totally sold it as the experience. Excellent commentary on the state of "reality" where the Internet is involved. I suppose the hucksters in past eras bankrupted the government of Scotland on Central American colonies have been released from Hell to go bilk some more suckers.

Posted by: exdem13 at May 04, 2017 03:52 PM (Quwsn)

361 I am currently sick of two television things right now:

1) Big-boobed Liz Claman pimping her trip to the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, and,

2) The INCREDIBLY annoying Kia commercial where the idiots are singing the crap ass song about buying a hybrid. I want to punch all of them in the face.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 04, 2017 03:52 PM (8iiMU)

362 right now, ja rule is surrounded by bong smoke and laughing his ass off on how dipshit, rich white, fucktards bought this clusterfork. ja rule, blink-182, really? you paid real money for that? wait til next year, the tone loc, hanson showcwill bring the house down.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 03:53 PM (KP5rU)

363 When did it start being called the millennial generation, exactly? When I was growing up it was called Gen Y.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at May 04, 2017 03:53 PM (oZ6kz)

364 Now we know what all those "think tanks" have been up to all those years. They've learned how to systematically turn folks into neurotic idiots. They have it down to a science, natch.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 04, 2017 03:54 PM (pQrYJ)

365 I want to thank the Republican party from saving us from
the disaster of Obama care. Now we must go forward spending your hard earned money on our democratic priorities. Thanks again and you're all great American's.

Posted by: President Chuck Schumer at May 04, 2017 03:55 PM (6LwXe)

366 359
I AM HAVING SEX WITH MIKA BRZEZINSKI, AND YOU ARE NOT!!! HAHAHA, F'KIN ASSHOLES!!!

Posted by: Joe Scarborough at May 04, 2017 03:51 PM (vRcUp)

As far as you know, you are correct, my good man.

Posted by: The Paolo at May 04, 2017 03:55 PM (8iiMU)

367 Mr. MWR is technically a Millennial, though he was born RIGHT on the cusp between Gen X and Millennials and leans more toward the cynicism and sarcasm inherent in the former. That suits me fine since I'm a Gen Xer myself.



All y'all. Off my boomer lawn!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2017 03:55 PM (o+pgY)

368 359 I AM HAVING SEX WITH MIKA BRZEZINSKI, AND YOU ARE NOT!!! HAHAHA, F'KIN ASSHOLES!!!
Posted by: Joe Scarborough at May 04, 2017 03:51 PM (vRcUp)

Don't stick your dick in crazy, dude.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 03:55 PM (NXsWM)

369 It's a shit-show of shitascular proportions, Randy.

Posted by: Jim Lahey, Trailer Park Supervisor at May 04, 2017 03:56 PM (J9FkY)

370 Ja Rule would make a fortune as head of the Republican Campaign Committee.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 04, 2017 03:56 PM (oVJmc)

371
299 on the tv show "shark tank" there have been entrepreneurs pitching adventure weekend type themed event companies that mark cuban has called the future of entertainment. people participate in killing zombies or playing spy or moving heavy construction equipment or haunted halloween or just about anything. at first i thought this was just an expensive festival but really they were selling an experience - be a jet set playboy for a weekend, cavort with models, hang with rappers, just $10,000!

join the fantasy!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 04, 2017 03:37 PM (WTSFk)






Is it me, or does every episode of Shark Tank have nothing but pie-in-the-sky stupid products that obviously have no market whatsoever?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 04, 2017 03:57 PM (XWkhW)

372 Don Gordon passed away at 90.

Known for Papillon, and The Towering Inferno.

Also appeared in TV shows: Charlie's Angels, The Streets of San Francisco, The Bionic Woman, Cannon, Columbo, The Invaders, The Wild Wild West, MacGyver, Starsky and Hutch, Remington Steele, Airwolf, Knight Rider, Simon Simon, T.J. Hooker , The Love Boat, The Dukes of Hazzard, Hart to Hart, Vega$, Mannix, The F.B.I., The Rookies, Banacek, Toma, 12 O'Clock High, and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

Posted by: undocumented SMOD at May 04, 2017 03:57 PM (e8kgV)

373 "Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 03:53 PM (KP5rU) "

Dude, don't hate on Tone-Loc - he was on Newsradio!

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at May 04, 2017 03:57 PM (oZ6kz)

374 Mika is the blond Maddow, right?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 04, 2017 03:57 PM (oVJmc)

375 Mr. MWR is technically a Millennial, though he was born RIGHT on the cusp between Gen X and Millennials and leans more toward the cynicism and sarcasm inherent in the former. That suits me fine since I'm a Gen Xer myself.


One of his friends, though, is right smack in the Millennial wheelhouse - early 20s - and gets SUPER defensive if you call him a Millennial. He absolutely hates it.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at May 04, 2017 03:51 PM (4df7R)



Boy BFF's niece is umm 6? 7? A small human being or something. He said if you think Millenials are bad, the generation after them are far worse.

Posted by: alexthechick - RTFBYMFMF at May 04, 2017 03:57 PM (mf5HN)

376 Every generation has their stupid types, but stupid millennials are a special kind of stupid.

Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 03:58 PM (7HtZB)

377 359: that's not mika, that's milo you uneducated cracker.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 03:58 PM (KP5rU)

378 >>I AM HAVING SEX WITH MIKA BRZEZINSKI, AND YOU ARE NOT!!! HAHAHA, F'KIN ASSHOLES!!!


So...not having pizza after sex, then?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 03:58 PM (NOIQH)

379 I AM HAVING SEX WITH MIKA BRZEZINSKI, AND YOU ARE NOT!!! HAHAHA, F'KIN ASSHOLES!!!

Posted by: Joe Scarborough at May 04, 2017 03:51 PM (vRcUp)
Yeah, but you also have to listen to her talk so...lucky you.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 04, 2017 03:58 PM (qJhUV)

380 Boy BFF's niece is umm 6? 7? A small human being
or something. He said if you think Millenials are bad, the generation
after them are far worse.

Posted by: alexthechick - RTFBYMFMF at May 04, 2017 03:57 PM (mf5HN)


*headdesk*

Say, got any syringes of heroin lying around? I have a couple perfectly good eyeballs here...

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at May 04, 2017 03:59 PM (4df7R)

381 SEND IN JAMES TAYLOR!

Posted by: John Kerry at May 04, 2017 03:59 PM (oVJmc)

382
Posted by: undocumented SMOD at May 04, 2017 03:57 PM

And The Outer Limits

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0667841

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2017 04:00 PM (IqV8l)

383 373: no hate man. would have said prince, but, well, you know.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 04:00 PM (KP5rU)

384 So, a bit of a rant here the is probably kind of rayciss.

As some of you know, I'm involved in the live music industry. What you don't know is what goes on behind the scenes with a lot of non-white artists. People like Michael Jackson were notorious for hiring their relatives who had no abilities at all to go on tour as their lighting, set, and video people. To this day, many (certainly not all) shows that are done by non-whites are disorganized, late, and really, really painful to work on.

Ja Rule? Not white. So when you hear "new festival" + not white people organizing it, it's going to be a cluster f**k of unbelievable proportions. And this was.

BTW, putting together a safe, enjoyable festival is really hard work, requires a huge amount of organization and should not be trusted to amateurs. The fact that Millennials fell for this only goes to show how stupid they are.

/if you want to go to a festival, go to something done by Insomniac. Or the Rock In Rio people.

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 04:00 PM (8zWAk)

385 376
Every generation has their stupid types, but stupid millennials are a special kind of stupid.

Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 03:58 PM (7HtZB)


They are just so SURE of their superiority. It's nauseating. I feel bad for the decent ones because it really is impossible for them to separate themselves from the self-absorbed reputation of their fellows.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at May 04, 2017 04:00 PM (4df7R)

386 "2) The INCREDIBLY annoying Kia commercial where the idiots are singing the crap ass song about buying a hybrid. I want to punch all of them in the face."


The court reporter has to be first, right?

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 04, 2017 04:00 PM (OD2ni)

387 379 I AM HAVING SEX WITH MIKA BRZEZINSKI, AND YOU ARE NOT!!! HAHAHA, F'KIN ASSHOLES!!!

Posted by: Joe Scarborough at May 04, 2017 03:51 PM (vRcUp)
Yeah, but you also have to listen to her talk so...lucky you.
Posted by: tu3031 at May 04, 2017 03:58 PM (qJhUV)

******

Maybe not. It could be that finger-waving, not sex he's having with her.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 04, 2017 04:01 PM (D7HXY)

388 I saw Limp Cheese headline at Butter Fest, New Glarus WI 2011

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 04, 2017 04:01 PM (voOPb)

389 When did it start being called the millennial generation, exactly? When I was growing up it was called Gen Y.
Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog


Um, right around 2000.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 04:01 PM (GgzGa)

390 AM HAVING SEX WITH MIKA BRZEZINSKI, AND YOU ARE NOT!!! HAHAHA, F'KIN ASSHOLES!!!
Posted by: Joe Scarborough at May 04, 2017 03:51 PM (vRcUp)

Too bad for you, ol' chum.

She is looking mighty sloppy.

Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable! at May 04, 2017 04:01 PM (CLKfs)

391 Ja Rule should've gotten James Taylor to drop in and sing them "Imagine."

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people

Sharing all the world...

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 04:01 PM (NOIQH)

392 Boy BFF's niece is umm 6? 7? A small human being or something. He said if you think Millenials are bad, the generation after them are far worse.
Posted by: alexthechick - RTFBYMFMF at May 04, 2017 03:57 PM (mf5HN)


--------------

I'm thinking that before they grow up we will have had a nukler war.....or SMOD......or something.

Posted by: Soona at May 04, 2017 04:01 PM (Fmupd)

393 Ha! Fuckere are all getting what they deserve.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe, MGTOW at May 04, 2017 04:02 PM (2qHjF)

394 OMG

I couldn't even make it all the way through it's too funny

"viagra-infused bottled water at a gay rave"

*tears*

Posted by: simplemind at May 04, 2017 04:02 PM (xVRrG)

395 378 >>I AM HAVING SEX WITH MIKA BRZEZINSKI, AND YOU ARE NOT!!! HAHAHA, F'KIN ASSHOLES!!!


So...not having pizza after sex, then?


Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 03:58 PM (NOIQH


What type of antibiotics does one take for that?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 04, 2017 04:02 PM (voOPb)

396 More detail on the death of Len Koenecke which, incidentally, happened in 1935. I guess he was ahead of his time.

http://tinyurl.com/lmbykyj

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at May 04, 2017 04:02 PM (Nwg0u)

397 Run Mika Run!!

Posted by: Zombie Lori Klausutis at May 04, 2017 04:02 PM (OD2ni)

398 Imagine all the people getting the hell off of my lawn.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 04, 2017 04:02 PM (eZ0Cd)

399 Don Gordon passed away at 90.

Known for Papillon, and The Towering Inferno.


Bullitt ...

May his family be comforted.

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at May 04, 2017 04:03 PM (AoK0a)

400 I'm thinking that before they grow up we will have had a nukler war.....or SMOD......or something.

Posted by: Soona at May 04, 2017 04:01 PM (Fmupd)


Great. A future world populated with mutated social justice warriors flapping their flippers in each others faces and hissing through blubbery lips about antiquated gender roles in a reptilian society.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at May 04, 2017 04:03 PM (4df7R)

401 Emily Ratajkowski was selling her mish and company for 100k a night.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe, MGTOW at May 04, 2017 04:03 PM (2qHjF)

402 Don Gordon passed away at 90.

He was also Steve McQueen's partner in Bullitt

Posted by: tu3031 at May 04, 2017 04:03 PM (qJhUV)

403 Incompetency on an unbelievable scale ---PUNCH LINE--- said the employee!!!!

Hahahaha.

O Man that's good.

Posted by: simplemind at May 04, 2017 04:04 PM (xVRrG)

404 Not all millennial are idiots. My daughter works extremely hard at a difficult job and has a fabulous work ethic. Her bosses tell me all the time that she is the first one in the office and the last one to leave, and that anything they give her gets done, pronto. I couldn't be prouder.
Just felt like bragging a little.

Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable! at May 04, 2017 04:04 PM (CLKfs)

405
I think that if you did a query of the AoS peeps with millennial

children you'd find that they are almost all uniformly high functioning,

well remunerated members of society.



Pretty much with a few gaps. They're still less "capable" than I was at the same age. Maybe it's cell phones, but they call and ask about things that I just figured out.

Posted by: dagny at May 04, 2017 04:04 PM (Mc+44)

406 Hulk Hogan got $100 MILLION for a lousy amatuer porn tape.

Posted by: torabora at May 04, 2017 04:04 PM (0+2tr)

407
From what I can tell, the so-called Upton Amendment took the Democrats by surprise.

The Democrats really thought they had the Republican Shits spooked, especially on the pre-existing bullshit. So when they adopted the Upton thing, Democrats had no response other than to lie and say it did NOT preserve the pre-existing condition provision at all.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 04:04 PM (0LDLp)

408 Blue Angels have been flying over my house.

Air show this weekend at Barksdale.

Always love seeing the B-2.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 04, 2017 04:04 PM (wwL6Q)

409 >>I'm thinking that before they grow up we will have had a nukler war.....or SMOD......or something.


Considering all the #BLM/Open Borders/Antifa millenial rioters, 'or something' will happen soon enough.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 04:05 PM (NOIQH)

410
As the father of two millennials, this is a funny story. My daughters high school classmates all were of divorces. Some young guy asked my daughter, after meeting my wife, 'So, is your Mom seeing anyone?'

My daughter replied, 'Yeah, my Dad'.

Which kind of makes the line from Fight Club about 'a generation of men raised by women' have special meaning. Not that I don't think women can't do it alone. Any less than I think I can singlehandedly climb Mount Everest. It's just the job gets infinitely easier with assistance.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 04, 2017 04:05 PM (HTdUD)

411 Did they have bands cancel too? Because otherwise it seemed like a pretty good 2.0 of Woodstock as I saw mentioned in scanning a slim section of comments. Of course modern smart phones and less access to drugs was always going to make it much harder to spin a bunch of people shoved into a smallish area w/o needed minimum infrastructure as some epic event.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 04, 2017 04:05 PM (eASYU)

412 405
I think that if you did a query of the AoS peeps with millennial

children you'd find that they are almost all uniformly high functioning,

well remunerated members of society.



Pretty much with a few gaps. They're still less "capable" than I was at the same age. Maybe it's cell phones, but they call and ask about things that I just figured out.
Posted by: dagny at May 04, 2017 04:04 PM (Mc+44)

==============

I'm the only one of my mother's first three kids that doesn't call her every day.

My older brother calls her daily, and my younger sister texts her constantly.

I call once every couple of weeks. Not as bad as with my dad whom I call about once a month.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 04:05 PM (/prE6)

413 "Magnises" is actually infinitely stupider than Ace let on. It has a special magnetic strip on it that copies one of your other credit cards (!) It's not actually a credit card itself.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 04, 2017 04:06 PM (3J/LN)

414 411 Did they have bands cancel too? Because otherwise it seemed like a pretty good 2.0 of Woodstock as I saw mentioned in scanning a slim section of comments. Of course modern smart phones and less access to drugs was always going to make it much harder to spin a bunch of people shoved into a smallish area w/o needed minimum infrastructure as some epic event.
Posted by: PaleRider at May 04, 2017 04:05 PM (eASYU)

==============

Blink 182 canceled something like the day before, and they were the biggest name.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 04:06 PM (/prE6)

415 *headdesk*

Say, got any syringes of heroin lying around? I have a couple perfectly good eyeballs here...
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at May 04, 2017 03:59 PM (4df7R)



*shoves through USB port*

It's the classic thing where you only hear about the awful Millenials. The good ones, like LASue's kid or Jane D'Oh's or the rest of the Horde's, don't get discussed because it's not oh hot take to say hey working hard and becoming an adult is how life works.

Posted by: alexthechick - RTFBYMFMF at May 04, 2017 04:06 PM (mf5HN)

416
Republicans kept the pre-existing provision and the Democrats had only one recourse: Say it doesn't do what the Republicans claim it does, namely: preserve the pre-existing cond provision.

Democrats are in shock for 3 reasons:
1) the Republicans voted on it
2) Republicans passed it
3) It includes pre-existing cond


Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 04:07 PM (0LDLp)

417 "Um, right around 2000.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 04:01 PM (GgzGa) "

I'm pretty sure it was before that - it's not like the millennium surprised people. Anyway, people who were turning 19 in 2000 shouldn't really be classes as millennials.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at May 04, 2017 04:07 PM (oZ6kz)

418
Every time you bastards mention Mika Brzezinski I think of this photo.

http://tinyurl.com/m66szhu

And then I think of this quote from Evil Under The Sun

"Arlena and I were in the chorus of a show together, not that I could ever compete. Even in those days, she could always throw her legs up in the air higher than any of us... and wider."

Yes, I am a bad man.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 04, 2017 04:07 PM (XWkhW)

419 So glad I won't be alive in 50 years to see what a f***ked up mess the world will be in.

Posted by: MissingMontana at May 04, 2017 04:08 PM (DK4sA)

420 >>Did they have bands cancel too?

Yes - they were dicking around and not paying them in advance, so the bands never arrived, from what I've read.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 04:08 PM (NOIQH)

421 416
Republicans kept the pre-existing provision and the Democrats had only one recourse: Say it doesn't do what the Republicans claim it does, namely: preserve the pre-existing cond provision.

Democrats are in shock for 3 reasons:
1) the Republicans voted on it
2) Republicans passed it
3) It includes pre-existing cond


Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 04:07 PM (0LDLp)

===============

I may not like it, but if Republicans had a decent marketing arm, they'd be spinning up the ad machines that say, "Democrats voted against preserving pre-existing conditions."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 04:08 PM (/prE6)

422 I have to Trump's media system is great. Just got an email talking up the House vote, also asking for money.

Posted by: MAGA at May 04, 2017 04:08 PM (LQ1Q3)

423 There are times I simply enjoy stupid, arrogant people getting exactly what they deserve.

This is one of those times.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at May 04, 2017 04:09 PM (0xzXo)

424
Pelosi had no choice other than to come out in front of the cameras today and say "pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"



Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 04:09 PM (0LDLp)

425 Blink 182 canceled something like the day before, and they were the biggest name.





Who?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2017 04:09 PM (o+pgY)

426 388; i was there! got stuck in the port a shitter though. good thing is, got my phone charged in there.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 04:10 PM (KP5rU)

427 371: most of the shark tank products are really niche ideas, but one that i thought was really good that did become big was the video doorbell that's connected to your i-phone. the sharks all put it down because it didn't offer security and it would be crushed by competition with the big home security companies like adt. but most people probably don't want a big system, they just want to know who's at their door.

rejected by shark tank, the guy plodded on, attracted other investors (including branson) and it's now doing $100's of millions in business or something.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 04, 2017 04:10 PM (WTSFk)

428 416
Republicans kept the pre-existing provision and the Democrats had only one recourse: Say it doesn't do what the Republicans claim it does, namely: preserve the pre-existing cond provision.

Democrats are in shock for 3 reasons:
1) the Republicans voted on it
2) Republicans passed it
3) It includes pre-existing cond


Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 04:07 PM (0LDLp)


Welfare, by any other name. Still, it is a political win. Over to the Senate where we'll see if McCocksickle has the stones to pass this, or some other version thereof.

And if he goes budget reconciliation route, they can add and take out all kinds of amendments. Which is either good or dangerous.

Should've just repealed it but why expect people to voluntarily cede power, influence and money?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 04:10 PM (mbhDw)

429 Trump is hitting up that Congress will no longer be exempt from the health care laws.

Posted by: MAGA at May 04, 2017 04:10 PM (LQ1Q3)

430
413 "Magnises" is actually infinitely stupider than Ace let on. It has a special magnetic strip on it that copies one of your other credit cards (!) It's not actually a credit card itself.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 04, 2017 04:06 PM (3J/LN)







So it's a credit card fraud tool.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 04, 2017 04:11 PM (XWkhW)

431 420 >>Did they have bands cancel too?

Yes - they were dicking around and not paying them in advance, so the bands never arrived, from what I've read.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 04:08 PM (NOIQH)


It's sort of like the movie "Night and the City."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 04:11 PM (mbhDw)

432 Was everybody invited or just the lesbians?

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 04, 2017 04:11 PM (BHMfA)

433 429 Trump is hitting up that Congress will no longer be exempt from the health care laws.
Posted by: MAGA at May 04, 2017 04:10 PM (LQ1Q3)

Wait, this actually happened?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 04, 2017 04:11 PM (72PAC)

434 As the father of two millennials, this is a funny story. My daughters high school classmates all were of divorces. Some young guy asked my daughter, after meeting my wife, 'So, is your Mom seeing anyone?'

My daughter replied, 'Yeah, my Dad'.

Which kind of makes the line from Fight Club about 'a generation of men raised by women' have special meaning. Not that I don't think women can't do it alone. Any less than I think I can singlehandedly climb Mount Everest. It's just the job gets infinitely easier with assistance.
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 04, 2017 04:05 PM (HTdUD)


When my son was about 4-5, I overheard him having a discussion with his buddy about whether only women could be lawyers. My son knew one male lawyer, buts lots of women lawyers, so they agreed that although a guy COULD be a lawyer, it was mainly a woman's job.

Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable! at May 04, 2017 04:12 PM (CLKfs)

435
Oh the House gave us a shit sandwich -- but even this Shit Sandwich has the *potential* of lowering the costs, and that's what has the Democrats shitting bricks right now.

If the costs of health care are even slightly lowered because of this, that's a small win for Trump and Republicans but a HUGE blow to Democrats and obama..

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 04:13 PM (0LDLp)

436 428
Welfare, by any other name. Still, it is a political win. Over to the Senate where we'll see if McCocksickle has the stones to pass this, or some other version thereof.

And if he goes budget reconciliation route, they can add and take out all kinds of amendments. Which is either good or dangerous.

Should've just repealed it but why expect people to voluntarily cede power, influence and money?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 04:10 PM (mbhDw)

===============

It all does depend on whether McConnell wants to get it done or not, doesn't it?

McConnell is the kind of leader who knows how to keep a caucus in line. He did it during the original ACA vote. He did it throughout Trump's cabinet confirmations (allowing only just enough of a peel off so to ensure that the nominations will still get through), and he did it with Gorsuch and holding that spot open throughout 2016.

If he wants it done and it's in the power of the caucus, I think he'll make it happen. The question then becomes: Does he want it done?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 04:13 PM (/prE6)

437 There are times I simply enjoy stupid, arrogant people getting exactly what they deserve.

Yeah, the cherry on top would've been for a hurricane to hit.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 04, 2017 04:13 PM (qJhUV)

438 Interestingly (/s) this is just a local news story:

CHL holder stops potential mass shooting:


http://tinyurl.com/l9rtuoj

Posted by: Country Singer at May 04, 2017 04:13 PM (GUBah)

439 The vote before O'Care repeal and replace nixed Congresses O'Care exemption.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 04, 2017 04:13 PM (eZ0Cd)

440 Spoiler Alert: Most Instagram models are whores. I know this may come as a complete shock to y'all, but it's true. Many have been trolled by people pretenting to be Arabs or wealthy Americans and Europeans and have taken screen shots of the conversations.

Arabs apparently pay middle 6 figures for 30 days to fly these models to their country and they treat them like Porta Potties. They get off shitting on them every night. I kid you not.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe, MGTOW at May 04, 2017 04:14 PM (2qHjF)

441 blink-182: the chevy biscayne of bands. without the radio or heater. hey what do you want for $200?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 04:14 PM (KP5rU)

442 Trump is hitting up that Congress will no longer be exempt from the health care laws.

I just got a triumphant email blast from the RNC trumpeting the Congress is indeed going to be subject to ObamaCare as part of the passed bill.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 04, 2017 04:14 PM (3J/LN)

443 rejected by shark tank, the guy plodded on, attracted other investors (including branson) and it's now doing $100's of millions in business or something.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 04, 2017 04:10 PM (WTSFk)


The woman who invented Spanx went to local textile companies to get them made. One guy accepted a small ownership stake as part of payment and said the thought making new fangled girdles was stupid but his company needed the work.

Spanx sold for, what, a billion dollars? As in literally a billion dollars.

It's like the guy who created Tumblr and was running it out of his apartment and his parents thought it was stupid but then Yahoo bought it.

I knew the guy was a genius when he told Yahoo, nah, I'll take the lower offer that's all cash not the higher one that involves Yahoo stock, thanks.

Posted by: alexthechick - RTFBYMFMF at May 04, 2017 04:15 PM (mf5HN)

444 Anyway, it fell through, partly because my initial efforts at it taught me quickly I had no idea how to organize anything, and I was pretty sure Breitbart was thinking I'd be the details guy.

A man's got to know his limitations.

Posted by: ace at May 04, 2017 03:08 PM (8rNrN)

Early in my career, I did a puff-piece interview with a bigwig event planner in the convention industry. Event planning is an insular little world like most specialized professional circles are but the good ones? The best event planners in the business? Those people make extraordinary amounts of money for doing sometimes incredible things.


Posted by: troyriser at May 04, 2017 04:15 PM (Fw5cQ)

445 The Repubs ought to pass a law seizing the Pelosi family accounts and assets to put into a fund to pay for major surgeries of new born babies. Only the heartless could be against it. Leave the Pelosi's a million dollars, that should be enough for anyone.

Posted by: MAGA at May 04, 2017 04:16 PM (LQ1Q3)

446
Pretty much with a few gaps. They're still less "capable" than I was at the same age. Maybe it's cell phones, but they call and ask about things that I just figured out. Posted by: dagny at May 04, 2017 04:04 PM (Mc+44)


Yeah love the insurance company commercial where two teenage boys are stranded at the side of the road with a flat tire and they're calling mom because they don't know what to do.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 04, 2017 04:16 PM (lKyWE)

447 440; whatever it takes to make a living. think of the poor goats.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 04:16 PM (KP5rU)

448 So it's a credit card fraud tool.

And one that no longer works now that most cards have a chip.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 04, 2017 04:16 PM (3J/LN)

449
Did you know "Spanx" was the not the first choice for the name?

Yeah, originally they were called Sausage Casing For Fat.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 04:16 PM (0LDLp)

450 Interestingly (/s) this is just a local news story:

CHL holder stops potential mass shooting:


http://tinyurl.com/l9rtuoj

-
Well, it's no Joe-marries-Mika.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at May 04, 2017 04:17 PM (Nwg0u)

451
er, For Fat Women

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 04:17 PM (0LDLp)

452 If he wants it done and it's in the power of the caucus, I think he'll make it happen. The question then becomes: Does he want it done?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 04:13 PM (/prE6)

--------------

Once the thought of even a semblance of an Ocare repeal starts dawning on his constituents, he'll find he wants to do it.

Posted by: Soona at May 04, 2017 04:17 PM (Fmupd)

453 the usual left-wing drones in this Boulder office hate the bill.

So maybe it does not totally suck.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at May 04, 2017 04:18 PM (asZIB)

454 I helped put on a concert for my college where we contracted with the Go-Gos and Red Rocket as their opener. Just dealing with the promoter and dealing with transportation and riders was a pain in the ass. I ended up as the chauffeur as no one else had the authority to use the university's vehicles. Most interesting was going to the bank and getting the big ass check to pay the initial payment. Lot of moving parts just to set up this rinky dink concert I can imagine the logistics necessary for what they promised for this island party.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 04:18 PM (WUuhi)

455 Ugh, I don't want the pre-existing conditions kept in. At least not w/o some serious re-working. Dems have been running commercials about how revoking pre-existing conditions will keep people with cancer from getting insurance. Well I don't want you not bothering to get insurance until/unless you are diagnosed with a very expensive to treat illness!

That is NOT insurance and this curmudgeon wants folks who don't bother to get insurance and then get cancer to have to sell their assets, cash in retirement etc etc and then medicare can cover their costs if/when they wind up truly broke. Much prefer that to making insurance and healthcare so costly that responsible people cant afford it.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 04, 2017 04:18 PM (eASYU)

456 452 If he wants it done and it's in the power of the caucus, I think he'll make it happen. The question then becomes: Does he want it done?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 04:13 PM (/prE6)

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Once the thought of even a semblance of an Ocare repeal starts dawning on his constituents, he'll find he wants to do it.
Posted by: Soona at May 04, 2017 04:17 PM (Fmupd)

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Fingers crossed!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 04:18 PM (/prE6)

457 Yeah love the insurance company commercial where two
teenage boys are stranded at the side of the road with a flat tire and
they're calling mom because they don't know what to do.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 04, 2017 04:16 PM


Sadly, I know too many men, millennial and older, who would call AAA before changing a tire. They admit this proudly.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 04, 2017 04:19 PM (p+Wdc)

458 The best event planners in the business? Those people make extraordinary amounts of money for doing sometimes incredible things.



Because most of their clients are idiots.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2017 04:19 PM (o+pgY)

459 The vote before O'Care repeal and replace nixed Congresses O'Care exemption.
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Are you saying that congress now has to abide by the same rules as the rest of us?

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 04:19 PM (8zWAk)

460 Do they put spare tires on cars these days?

That would be triggering, I'd think. Best just to throw the car away and buy a new one.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 04, 2017 04:20 PM (pQrYJ)

461 Well Soothsayer, that's fantastic. The GOP preserved a non-functioning, stupid part of a wildly dysfunctional, never-popular program. And avoided that awesome political vulnerability of, well, nothing at all, since not a single seat has been lost, or not gained, by pushing for straight repeal, incl. repeal of the so-called pre-existing condition idiocy.


But, magically it seems, because the idiot Dem leadership talks delusionally about it, it's the "third rail of politics!!! eleventy!!!" all of a sudden.


Actual electoral holocaust, as has happened to the Dems since they imposed this disaster on the country, is not relevant. Imagined electoral discomfort, based on no election experience or survey data, must guide us.


For every O-care "beneficiary" (22% of whom like their policies, according to a survey), there are 3 to 5 other Americans - typically self-sufficient and never uninsured in their lives - who are now either uninsured or financially crippled/drained by staying insured, in the destroyed individual market.


These millions - who may actually outnumber even the number of new Medicaid enrollees, the other magic constituency who don't seem to vote or whose votes have done nothing to halt the Dems' post-O-care national collapse - also of course tend to be high-participation voters. And almost certainly, more Trump voters than otherwise.


What do they get to celebrate today?


Posted by: rhomboid at May 04, 2017 04:20 PM (QX0Xt)

462
Right now, the Democrats' worst fear is: Premiums going down.

Because Democrats are taking a gamble by calling it Trumpcare.

If "Trumpcare" means people paying less$/month, then "Trumpcare" will be loved.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 04:20 PM (0LDLp)

463 Austin City Limits Festival a few years back the parks dept decided it would be a great idea to lay down a thick layer of what they call *"Dillo Dirt".
It wasn't supposed to rain (because it's August in Austin) but a lot of rain came down. And the place was a mud pit. All of the Dillo Dirt flowed downhill so the mud was about ankle deep by the main stages.
But we can't let that stop the fun. People were slipping and sliding down the hills. Frolicking and flopping about with gaiety and abandon, covering themselves from head to toe in the mud.
A wondrous time was had by all (but not me or the gf because we knew The Truth).

*Dillo Dirt is made from actual dirt and a large portion of treated sewage - toilet paper and poop mainly.

Posted by: Skunky Choom at May 04, 2017 04:20 PM (1xi6W)

464 Face it, passing ANYTHING will piss off the lefties.

If that's all I can possibly get out of this, do it.

Posted by: John Kerry at May 04, 2017 04:20 PM (oVJmc)

465 455 Ugh, I don't want the pre-existing conditions kept in. At least not w/o some serious re-working. Dems have been running commercials about how revoking pre-existing conditions will keep people with cancer from getting insurance. Well I don't want you not bothering to get insurance until/unless you are diagnosed with a very expensive to treat illness!

That is NOT insurance and this curmudgeon wants folks who don't bother to get insurance and then get cancer to have to sell their assets, cash in retirement etc etc and then medicare can cover their costs if/when they wind up truly broke. Much prefer that to making insurance and healthcare so costly that responsible people cant afford it.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 04, 2017 04:18 PM (eASYU)

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It's not always laziness. Someone who got laid off from their job because of the shitty Obama economy, but couldn't afford single coverage and kept on for a few years, but developed a chronic condition can't really be faulted for not having insurance before hand.

I feel like there should be some sort of charitable recourse that such a person should be able to follow without needing the force of government to help.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 04:20 PM (/prE6)

466 Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 04, 2017 04:16 PM (lKyWE)

I honestly can say I did not know one person like that when I was that age. I grew up in Louisiana so that may be one reason. Drivers learners permit allowed when you were 14.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 04:21 PM (WUuhi)

467 I just got a triumphant email blast from the RNC trumpeting the Congress is indeed going to be subject to ObamaCare as part of the passed bill.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 04, 2017 04:14 PM (3J/LN)


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I'd almost bet that part doesn't get passed the senate.

Posted by: Soona at May 04, 2017 04:21 PM (Fmupd)

468 459 The vote before O'Care repeal and replace nixed Congresses O'Care exemption.
---

Are you saying that congress now has to abide by the same rules as the rest of us?
Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 04:19 PM (8zWAk)

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Call me when Congress has to follow Sarbanes-Oxley in some form when it comes to the government's finances.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 04:21 PM (/prE6)

469

But, magically it seems, because the idiot Dem leadership talks delusionally about it, it's the "third rail of politics!!! eleventy!!!" all of a sudden.
\

Yep. That's the power the Left and the Fake News has today over the Republicans.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 04:21 PM (0LDLp)

470 Emily Ratajkowski -

Clearly has competent management, and nice ...

Posted by: Jean at May 04, 2017 04:22 PM (zJ3Q0)

471 Dang dark for 4:30.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 04, 2017 04:22 PM (eZ0Cd)

472 Early in my career, I did a puff-piece interview with a bigwig event planner in the convention industry. Event planning is an insular little world like most specialized professional circles are but the good ones? The best event planners in the business? Those people make extraordinary amounts of money for doing sometimes incredible things.


Posted by: troyriser at May 04, 2017 04:15 PM (Fw5cQ)

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This is true. I have seen Event Planners come up with a hot buffet breakfast for 200 ppl with 4 hours notice. Costs a fortune, but you are paying them for their contacts for such a situation.

Posted by: Uber Lyft Driver at May 04, 2017 04:22 PM (Hj4t4)

473
"The Concierge desk where Pablo Escobar liked to sit back and admire his Empire of Unpainted Wood and Filth"

BTW... that's beautiful. Beautiful, snarky poetry.

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 04:23 PM (8zWAk)

474 Alright I'm off for the day.

Gotta find time tonight to write this week's movie thread.

I'm behind...I don't like the feeling.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 04:23 PM (/prE6)

475 I wonder if the tent supplier is happy from all the exposure they got from #fyrefest. #fyrefestival #eventprofs #vendors pic.twitter.com/rapKlW7dTg
-- Alex Stivers (@AlexStivers) May 1, 2017


When we moved back to our Okla home in '94, we ordered several of those tents from Shelter Systems. They look all hip and geodesical and all, but surprise! they're nice tents. (Unsolicited testimonial!)

Not hard to put up. When you did the flooring right and the inner liner, you had a pretty nice hut with four doors (with screens). Light but sturdy. Windproof.

A smaller one worked well for a bathroom tent.

We had a wet snow punch one down, but we just popped it back out. Usually, snow slid off, or we'd poke it from inside and have it slide off.

We did have an 80+mph breeze one day pick up a tent that wasn't properly staked down. It rolled across the yard, over the low wall, and across the pasture to the fence with the neighbor. Lost one or two support poles, but otherwise was intact. We just rolled it back and nailed it back down.

I glimpsed them in a SF series - Stargate? (Never watched it.) Always funny to see "Hey! There's our tents!"

Put in some rugs, hang some Indian bedspreads for color, thick futons, electric -- they could've had a nice, luxurious little camp there for not too much. We did.

...

Picture me, on the ol' 386 laptop, calling CompuServe, via modem, using hardwire phone line strung across the lawn from the tent to the house we were rehabbing ("Wait! Don't mow there until I get the phone line picked up!!"), with flaky rural phone service. Can you say 300 baud? I know you can.

Posted by: mindful webworker - them wuz th dayz at May 04, 2017 04:23 PM (l/Pix)

476 Been looking here for awhile and only thing I can think of is as P.T Barnum said
There is a sucker born every minute

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2017 04:23 PM (Ot7+c)

477 Rhomboid makes a great point, fake fear held by the Republicans keep them back (more likely they use it as a sorry excuse).

For instance, I do not believe that any government shutdown ever hurt the Repubs electorally. But they maintain a fear of it.

Posted by: MAGA at May 04, 2017 04:24 PM (LQ1Q3)

478
oh dear lord!!

here's a Dachsund doggie as a Jedi using the "force"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGFg2O8MzP8

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 04:24 PM (0LDLp)

479 Well roll me in bread crumbs and call me dessert, the House has voted to gut Obamacare. Who could have seen this coming?

I shall now commence with the beer drinking.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 04, 2017 04:25 PM (/tuJf)

480 Because most of their clients are idiots.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2017 04:19 PM (o+pgY)

No, because logistics is its own discipline. Putting together large events is mind-bogglingly complex. It takes a certain kind of personality to pull it off with any measure of success.

Posted by: troyriser at May 04, 2017 04:25 PM (Fw5cQ)

481 Pre-Obamacare insurance covered pre-existing conditions. It had a waiting period. You wanted to switch jobs but worried about the waiting period for treating your preexisting condition so you saved money.

It was far from perfect, but it worked for those who were responsible with their money and willing to plan for the future. Very unfair to the rest.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at May 04, 2017 04:25 PM (Aw2/v)

482
"gut" is a strong word, bro

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 04:26 PM (0LDLp)

483 477 Rhomboid makes a great point, fake fear held by the Republicans keep them back (more likely they use it as a sorry excuse).

For instance, I do not believe that any government shutdown ever hurt the Repubs electorally. But they maintain a fear of it.
Posted by: MAGA at May 04, 2017 04:24 PM (LQ1Q3)


Remember when Ted Cruz filibuster in 2013 was going to decimate the GOP in the 2014 midterms?

Yeah, I'll take decimations like that every damn day of the week.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2017 04:26 PM (mbhDw)

484
Yeah love the insurance company commercial where
two teenage boys are stranded at the side of the road with a flat tire
and they're calling mom because they don't know what to do.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 04, 2017 04:16 PM (lKyWE)

1st guy: "Don't worry...I know what a lug wrench is, Dad!"1st guy whispers to friend: "Is this a lug wrench?"Friend: Maybe?

Posted by: Tami at May 04, 2017 04:26 PM (Enq6K)

485 It seems like another off-the-cuff idea, with no one thinking about practical realities.

LOLOLOL!!!! Go ahead..... pull my finger!

Posted by: Zombie Karl Marx at May 04, 2017 04:27 PM (EjfPg)

486 Fools and their money...

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 04:27 PM (0mRoj)

487 The gope's fear of a shutdown is like a chickens fear of a silhouette of a hawk dangled over their heads.

Posted by: Skunky Choom at May 04, 2017 04:28 PM (1xi6W)

488
Yeah love the insurance company commercial where two
teenage boys are stranded at the side of the road with a flat tire and
they're calling mom because they don't know what to do.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 04, 2017 04:16 PM

Sadly, I know too many men, millennial and older, who would call AAA before changing a tire. They admit this proudly.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 04, 2017 04:19 PM (p+Wdc)








Moo Moo comes to mind. He proudly admitted on the blog that changing a tire was a waste of his valuable time, and that he would just call AAA.

It was received by Teh Horde just as you imagine it would be.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 04, 2017 04:30 PM (XWkhW)

489 Noob

Posted by: CSMBigBird at May 04, 2017 04:30 PM (jsWA8)

490 I know the island they were talking about, and yeah, its a dump. Its basically an almost bare rock with a few buildings and an air strip, it was used as a distribution point for the cartels bringing in junk to Florida. Got shut down decades ago and has been empty except for scorpions and Bat Boy since then.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 04, 2017 04:30 PM (39g3+)

491 Because most of their clients are idiots.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2017 04:19 PM (o+pgY)

No, because logistics is its own discipline. Putting together large events is mind-bogglingly complex. It takes a certain kind of personality to pull it off with any measure of success.
Posted by: troyriser at May 04, 2017 04:25 PM (Fw5cQ)

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I agree with both statements. A good Event planner makes the client look smart. Looking at a meeting agenda and combing through it from 3 days press event to 2 days after and knowing what questions to ask to avoid surprises is mind numbingly complex.

Posted by: Uber Lyft Driver at May 04, 2017 04:30 PM (Hj4t4)

492 Do they put spare tires on cars these days?
That would be triggering, I'd think. Best just to throw the car away and buy a new one.
Posted by: Common Tater


My millennial daughter learned not only how to change a tire, but how to parallel park before she ever took her drivers test. Not in some compact car, but in Dad's truck. She resisted, I insisted.

She's a tough little bird, who will someday throw me in the old folks home, the 'bad one' with the 'Nightline' van parked out front. As life should be.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 04, 2017 04:32 PM (HTdUD)

493 A shutdown right now would likely hurt the Rs and Trump. They've got too much to do right now.

MSM has created the meme that Trump is a fuck-up who can't get anything done. (this isn't transitive. Obama wasn't blamed for his shutdown. In fact, MSM blamed it on Congressional R "terorrists" -- their words).

Much better to fight on the budget in the Fall

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 04, 2017 04:32 PM (SIY7D)

494
228 What I find the most disturbing is how easily these millennials are so easily taken for their money. It like they don't have even a rudimentary BS detector God gave the average goose."

You'd think people who grew up with the Internet would know a scam when they see one.

But then this is the same generation that believes everything their lefty profs tell them...

Posted by: Donna and V (sans ampersands at the present time) at May 04, 2017 04:33 PM (s7vJs)

495
485 It seems like another off-the-cuff idea, with no one thinking about practical realities.

LOLOLOL!!!! Go ahead..... pull my finger!
Posted by: Zombie Karl Marx at May 04, 2017 04:27 PM (EjfPg)


-----------------

What it really sounds like is a group of moneyed people high on cocaine.

Posted by: Soona at May 04, 2017 04:33 PM (Fmupd)

496 "It was incompetency on an unbelievable scale."

Worse than Obamacare? Or the Clinton State Department?

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at May 04, 2017 04:33 PM (BWL+E)

497 >>"gut" is a strong word, bro

So is "failure' which is tossed around here like a circus midget but there never stopped anyone.

I think gut is a lot closer to accurate than failure. There is no more mandate, no more funding, a trillion dollars in taxes go poof.... yea, you pull those legs out of a system that was already well on its way to collapse and the end is nigh.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 04, 2017 04:35 PM (/tuJf)

498 Because most of their clients are idiots.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2017 04:19 PM (o+pgY)

No, because logistics is its own discipline. Putting together large events is mind-bogglingly complex. It takes a certain kind of personality to pull it off with any measure of success.
Posted by: troyriser at May 04, 2017 04:25 PM (Fw5cQ)

========

I agree with both statements. A good Event planner makes the client look smart. Looking at a meeting agenda and combing through it from 3 days press event to 2 days after and knowing what questions to ask to avoid surprises is mind numbingly complex.
Posted by: Uber Lyft Driver



Idiots = clients who want a Titanic course change 2 days pre-event.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2017 04:35 PM (o+pgY)

499 "It was incompetency on an unbelievable scale."
===================
You ain't seen nuthin' yet toots!

Posted by: The next 40 years at May 04, 2017 04:36 PM (xVRrG)

500 MAGA you are correct, and Sooth I was being sarcastic.


Many members of Congress and their staffs are not the brightest bulbs, but few are stupid enough to not know that "pre-existing condition" as a political issue has no practical force. Election results going on 8 years now cannot be missed, even by those who fail to think or consult survey data.


Therefore the "fear" is likely just a pathetic rationale for their behavior, whose motivation I cannot determine.


MAGA, nice comparison with the "shut-down" myth. The many shut-downs in the last 40 years have never had a discernible impact on the next election, or anything else. Yet Beltway types *pretend* to believe it.


And to anticipate the loving purveyors of "purity" nonsense, many of us are not outraged at today's action. We just understand politics, and policy, and lack a teenage sports fan's approach to either presidents or parties, and therefore recognize the enormous opportunity likely being squandered.


One obvious and easy thing the administration could do to demonstrate some seriousness would be for Price to wield the tremendous power he has to administratively dismantle O-care, starting a month ago. Credibility is earned through action.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 04, 2017 04:36 PM (QDnY+)

501 I wonder what the name on the menu was for the sammich & salad combo.

Posted by: Weasel at May 04, 2017 04:37 PM (Sfs6o)

502 sock off

Posted by: Chuck C at May 04, 2017 04:54 PM (h99GH)

503 I remember tents and porta potties. The USO entertainment was pretty good, too. Food was better than cheese sandwiches once you got the hang of a P38.
All the other stuff, though.....

Posted by: Richard Aubrey at May 04, 2017 04:56 PM (W9gUg)

504 Me, I love a multi day concert in a hot tent with minimal facilities, but Fyre sounds worse than any I've been to. But we all want to know, did any losers nail a model? Clearly, that is what they were selling.
Really gross. Worse than Coachella's pretensions.

Posted by: Joe Mack at May 04, 2017 05:32 PM (+wjl1)

505

All I have to say is that the Bahamas is an extremely primitive place outside of the truly developed areas. Third-world, FOURTH world, bad.

In all my travels, I've only ever had to shower in barely diluted bleach in South Bimini.

Posted by: imp at May 04, 2017 05:36 PM (XIXZz)

506 Hey Geniuses. George Soros will bail you out.

Just tell you'll make him a cheese sammich.

Posted by: The Cockroach at May 04, 2017 05:37 PM (YOIA1)

507 God I rooting for some pirates to show up. That would have put this into the top epic failures of all time. Right there with the Children's Crusade.

Posted by: William Eaton at May 04, 2017 05:43 PM (MuTTO)

508 Individuality CANNOT BE TOLERATED. We MUST lump in ALL people born of a certain era into one class. We MUST classify people into groups and deny that individuals exist. (Also, using such really cool words like "millennial" is so super-neato!!!)

Posted by: CatchThirtyThr33 at May 04, 2017 05:56 PM (D2za3)

509 I have an enormous schadenboner regarding those assholes. They wasted enough to pay off this fucking hospital bill I have no idea how to pay.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at May 04, 2017 06:42 PM (21Sa0)

510 Sounds like the organizers thought Firesign Theater was an instruction manual: "Remember, the guy next to you is your dinner."

Posted by: Zapp Branigan at May 04, 2017 07:33 PM (i8mbD)

511 These are the folks who think that electricity just happens to come out of the plug in the wall, that water just happens to come out of a faucet, that groceries and merchandise just happens to be in stores. Not a clue to the marvels of engineering and technology that surrounds them - they simply never see it. Hell, they aren't even curious about it.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at May 04, 2017 10:35 PM (o7l6R)

512 They visualized a glamorous, rich millennial's neo woodstock and then reality abjectly mugged them.
Now they plan on another to rake in ash to pay off the last and the law suits.
It will succeed as the other one did much have even less.
next time, No Tents just port-a-potties to sleep in.

Posted by: obsidian at May 05, 2017 12:36 PM (ARK2U)

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