Did the sideways attempt by an astringent horse-meat peddler to associate its tacos with Burning Man on a television commercial get your ears burning?
It did mine.
And then there was a New York Times article suggesting that Burning Man is “running on fumes” because Paris Hilton tweeted about it.
Really, New York Times? You’re a newspaper quoting Paris Hilton’s tweets, and *we’re* the ones who are running on fumes? I’d humbly suggest that the Principles of Burning Man are a lot more stable than the pillars of journalism just at the moment, thanks.
Then there was P. Diddy. Then there was Stacy Kiebler (full disclosure: I don’t know who that is) talking about Burning Man on “Live with Kelly and Michael.” (I’m assuming that’s actually a real show, and not a clever prank. It sounds fake).
Then there was the photo spread on The Atlantic’s site. And the photo spread in Business Insider. And the animated GIFFs on Buzzfeed. And what I’m just going to assume were dozens of photo spreads on the Huffington Post, because honest-to-God do I not have time to actually check.
And then there was what’s-his-name … the internet billionaire … and then the other internet billionaire (I have a hard time telling them apart). And the twins from the movie about the website.
And then there was the sorta-outrage that Mark Zuckerberg would helicopter in and help give away grilled cheese sandwiches. Which is baffling, because: is there actually a better use of his time? Anything that keeps him from working on Facebook is a win.
And then John Stewart made a crack about Burning Man on the Daily Show …
Yep: our ears are burning. When titans of industry come looking for something that a guy with a tutu and a tent has been rocking for years, you know you’ve got the world’s attention. Read more »