JRS - Has it lost steam?

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JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby Token » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:59 am

Anyone else feel a bit of a letdown when reading the JRS?

Back when Andi and Will did the wordsmithery there was exciting original content in them pages. Cool things for cool cats.

Now it's just an aggregator for the Journal, stuff I already read.

Seems lazy to me.

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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby mgb327 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:51 am

I agree. lots of articles, like reading a conglomerate newspaper. Similar to back in the day, our local county newspaper was highly entertaining, news of the weird and off the main road stuff, personal, people you knew. It was bought out by a big news/publisher. Hardly worth the buck they charge for it now. Haven't bought one in years. I don't read the JRS anymore either.
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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby Meat Hunter » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:09 am

Thank you.

I thought that in the last year that it was just me that had changed.

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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby lucky420 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:37 am

Yep I find it pretty boring. Just usually skim it
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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby Sham » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:12 am

This last one was a tad dry. I saved it to read in the middle of the night to help lull me back to sleep.
Prior to this one, they have not been too bad. A lot of relative information and links to other articles. It's also a good reminder of things that we should be doing--such as registering for tickets etc.

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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby XPTom » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:38 am

Near the bottom of JRS under Administerrata is link to submit interesting contributions. ......just saying.....
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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby torrey.smith » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:34 am

I figure that if you feel the JRS is boring, you should do something in our community worthy of making it interesting :wink:
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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby lucky420 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:47 pm

torrey.smith wrote:I figure that if you feel the JRS is boring, you should do something in our community worthy of making it interesting :wink:



Okay I can do that. I do DO that. I can do that all day long.

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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby Ratty » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:41 pm

Yes. I barely care when it comes anymore. It's as if it's written for someone else.
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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby Token » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:33 pm

Love the do-ocracy sentiments but it doesn’t apply to the JRS. It was always a vehicle for the BORG to get good info out to the masses. Has to be official.

My point was that it got watered down to a blog-rag rather than a tool to educate, reinforce messages, spread the word on important stuff.

Things like BED, JOTS etiquette, LNT, Stewardship etc. got lost in the glam of the Smithsonian and pleasing the Google overlords with campus art.

We are slowly losing collective knowledge for the sake of slick image and trendy formats.

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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby torrey.smith » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:12 pm

Token wrote:Things like BED, JOTS etiquette, LNT, Stewardship etc. got lost in the glam of the Smithsonian and pleasing the Google overlords with campus art.


Hey I've got a [tiny] piece in the Renwick exhibit and I'm really honored by the whole thing.

My wife left me right before I made that piece, in many respects due to the madness that had become my version of Burning Man.

The fact that it made its way to the Smithsonian is a symbol for me that I'm not just the asshole that she left. I'm the asshole that she left, plus the creative soul that made that piece, and I'm trying very hard to be that better guy.

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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby motskyroonmatick » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:20 pm

Ratty wrote:Yes. I barely care when it comes anymore. It's as if it's written for someone else.


I feel that way too but I still skim it as is my Mayoral duty.
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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby Token » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:08 pm

torrey.smith wrote:
Token wrote:Things like BED, JOTS etiquette, LNT, Stewardship etc. got lost in the glam of the Smithsonian and pleasing the Google overlords with campus art.


Hey I've got a [tiny] piece in the Renwick exhibit and I'm really honored by the whole thing.

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Well chit on me for picking the Smithsonian for my example. Still the point remains.

Good on you for your art making the gallery.

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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby lucky420 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:36 pm

torrey.smith wrote:
Token wrote:Things like BED, JOTS etiquette, LNT, Stewardship etc. got lost in the glam of the Smithsonian and pleasing the Google overlords with campus art.


Hey I've got a [tiny] piece in the Renwick exhibit and I'm really honored by the whole thing.

My wife left me right before I made that piece, in many respects due to the madness that had become my version of Burning Man.

The fact that it made its way to the Smithsonian is a symbol for me that I'm not just the asshole that she left. I'm the asshole that she left, plus the creative soul that made that piece, and I'm trying very hard to be that better guy.

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Very cool, congratulations
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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby Dr. Pyro » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:30 am

It absolutely has. It need more pictures and those pictures had better contain nudity damn it. And lots of nudity. You know, tasteful nudes. So therefore, none of Ygmir.

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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby ygmir » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:54 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:It absolutely has. It need more pictures and those pictures had better contain nudity damn it. And lots of nudity. You know, tasteful nudes. So therefore, none of Ygmir.

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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby Ratty » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:48 am

Torrey A big congratulations. Wow! A piece in the Renwick is not something to take lightly. Brag on....You certainly deserve it. Hey, did I see you at the Classic Car last night?
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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby RevDusty » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:47 pm

Well, the thing about the commissions from the google folks is that it is a way to actually support these artists that give so much to us on the playa.
The time and money they expend is significant.
I'm glad that some one (some group) with funds wants to use some of that to support the artists.
I don't see that as a bad thing at all.

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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby torrey.smith » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:00 am

Ratty wrote:Torrey A big congratulations. Wow! A piece in the Renwick is not something to take lightly. Brag on....You certainly deserve it. Hey, did I see you at the Classic Car last night?


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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby Token » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:56 am

The sales pitch from the blog:

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The reality of the Playa:


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There is a disconnect somewhere along the temporal line.

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Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Postby Eric » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:01 pm

and Token hits the nail on the head.

I glance at JRS & move on, I used to read the whole thing. I'd call it milquetoast, but that implies something more exciting than the current JRS.
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