Google Buys Burning Man

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Google Buys Burning Man

Post by Elderberry » Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:47 am

This should certainly effect the direction the event takes.

https://mixmag.net/read/google-burning-man-news

Assuming this wasn't an April Fool's Day joke.
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Post by art walsh » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:28 am

Since non profit 501c orgs don't have stock, hard to buy 51.2%

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Re: Google Buys Burning Man

Post by Sham » Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:14 pm

This is great news. Now when I'm searching for friends on the playa, I can just type their names in the Google search.

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Post by gaminwench » Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:27 pm

Definitely April Fools. 8)
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Re: Google Buys Burning Man

Post by Sham » Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:42 pm

gaminwench wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:27 pm
Definitely April Fools. 8)
WHAT?
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Re: Google Buys Burning Man

Post by Elliot » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:06 pm

When I was a youngster growing up in Norway, the state liquor-store agency ran an ad in the morning newspapers, offering free wine.
They had a huge tank full of cheap Spanish wine in danger of going to waste, and rather than pollute the river with the stuff, they would give it away to the public. People needed to bring their own containers to the bottling plant in Oslo.
Hundreds of people lined up with buckets, mason jars, and whatnot – not realizing the date was April 1.

A handful years ago, when I was editor of my local Lions Club newsletter, I borrowed the concept.
We live in a winery district, with a boutique winery "on every other block", so I could make this entirely plausible.
For an address, I used a real road, but a fictional house-number in the middle of a vacant stretch of that road.
At the next Club meeting, we all had a good laugh, and one of the members gamely confessed he had driven up and down that road "a couple times" looking for the non-existent winery "out of curiosity".

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Re: Google Buys Burning Man

Post by lucky420 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:54 pm

Google bought it from Dr. Dre, the inventor of burningman.
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Google Buys Burning Man

Post by FlyingMonkey » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:50 pm

Sadly there is probably more truth to this than we realize & the jokes on us.

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