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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Morning News: Santorum Gets Glitter Bombed, Burning Man Is in Danger, and Dogs Are Awesome

Posted by on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Happy Valentine's Day, Lovers!: To start things off, here's a sweet story about Justin Bieber making a six-year-old girl's dream come true. Like Bieber or not, those photos are fucking adorable.

Tom Cruise Is Pissed: Here's a report about a scientology "child labor camp" in the middle of suburban Australia.

Rick Santorum Was in Tacoma Yesterday: And Paul Constant has the full report, which includes a Santorum glitter bombing. "He had glitter cascading down the front of his sweater vest, all down his back, through his hair, and his giant forehead shone in the flashes of photographs like Ke$ha had just vomited on it."

While Santorum Was in Town: Washington legalized gay marriage! And now this funny Dos Equis ad parody is making the rounds.

Want to See the Bathtub Whitney Houston Was Found in Minutes After They Removed Her Body?: Here you go. (You fucking morbid weirdo.)

This Is Why You Don't Play With Guns, People: A 20-year-old woman was killed at a party in Redmond after a stray bullet hit her in the neck.

More Bad Gun-Related News: The 22-year-old man who was shot outside a Sodo nightclub on Saturday night has died. This is the second fatal shooting outside a Sodo club in two weeks.

More Amanda Knox News: As expected, prosecutors are asking the court to reinstate Knox's murder conviction.

This Can't Be Good: Israel is going to "settle the score" after the bombing in Bangkok, which injured four people.

The Burning Man Festival Is in Danger: Um... kind of? Tickets went to scalpers instead of festival veterans and now Burning Man organizers are suffering from insomnia or something.

Festivalgoers from around the country are distressed about recent problems that left thousands of veteran Burners, as festival attendees are called, without tickets to the August event and might have landed tickets in the hands of scalpers.

“This has me waking up at night terrified,” said Marian Goodell, a founding board member and spokeswoman for Black Rock City, the company that organizes Burning Man in the desert outside Gerlach, Nev. “It is the end of Burning Man if we don’t solve this.”

Now tickets that were bought for between $240-$390 are showing up on ticket resale sites for $5,000 a pop. Yikes! Who the fuck would pay $5,000 for a ticket to Burning Man? Now a BM veteran (heh, BM) says "This is a Burning Man cataclysm."

I'm sorry, I can't take that story seriously anymore. Look! Puppies!

Look at These Awesome Dogs: The 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show was in New York yesterday. Martha Stewart even competed with her magic fluffy monster of a dog!

Now, in honor of Valentine's Day, here's a love song from the Smothers Brothers:

 

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Did you hear what happened to the glitter bomber in CO?

The college student accused of "glitter bombing" Mitt Romney after the Colorado caucuses has been fired from his unpaid internship with state Senate Democrats.
Police say 20-year-old Peter Smith threw glitter at Romney as the Republican presidential hopeful greeted supporters in Denver on Tuesday. Smith faces charges of causing a disturbance, throwing a missile and unlawful acts.
Posted by Democrat1234 on February 14, 2012 at 8:25 AM · Report this
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Oh no, what will the hippies and drug addicts do if they can't get high in the desert for a good week?
Posted by suddenlyorcas on February 14, 2012 at 8:30 AM · Report this
undead ayn rand 3
"Tom Cruise Is Pissed"

Yeah, pissed that people found out about his little re-education camps.

@2: "hippies and drug addicts" that are (on average) much smarter, better paid, and more productive than yourself, naturally.
Posted by undead ayn rand on February 14, 2012 at 8:32 AM · Report this
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Tickets, tickets, tickets! What kind of hippies are you? Peter Fonda must be spinning in his grave.

I guess the festival business is more important than the ideals our hippie forefathers refused to go to war and die for.
Posted by giffy on February 14, 2012 at 8:38 AM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 5
@3, not fair. Everybody's smarter than @2.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty http://www.nra.org on February 14, 2012 at 8:45 AM · Report this
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@5 And likely better paid and more productive as well.
Posted by giffy on February 14, 2012 at 8:57 AM · Report this
undead ayn rand 7
@5: Right, I went with the safe assumption.
Posted by undead ayn rand on February 14, 2012 at 9:01 AM · Report this
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You need to complete the ad with a Dos Equis tag line. "Stay fabulous my friends."
Posted by Mr. J on February 14, 2012 at 9:13 AM · Report this
9
OK. Gold star for Justin Beiber.
Posted by tacomagirl on February 14, 2012 at 9:17 AM · Report this
Keister Button 10
So, young Americans now need guns when they party? "I'll drink and dance with you, but don't expect to get through the night unharmed." Or is there some hidden subcultural subtext? I've been to parties and nightclubs, but not the kinds where people use guns.
Posted by Keister Button on February 14, 2012 at 9:22 AM · Report this
NaFun 11
Re: Burning Man - there are only a hundred or so tickets out there on the scalper websites as of yet, and none of those people actually have printed tickets in hand. Many of those are likely placeholders, they've been around since before tickets went on sale. We just don't have evidence of widespread scalping.
Posted by NaFun http://www.dancesafe.org on February 14, 2012 at 9:25 AM · Report this
NaFun 12
@2 - probably find some other stretch of desert to go get high in for a week.
Posted by NaFun http://www.dancesafe.org on February 14, 2012 at 9:26 AM · Report this
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@3: Smarter and more well-paid than me? Ha! I'll believe it when I see it.
Posted by suddenlyorcas on February 14, 2012 at 10:39 AM · Report this
Keekee 14
@13:
You're looking at it!
Posted by Keekee on February 14, 2012 at 11:04 AM · Report this
keshmeshi 16
Is there some reason why a festival in the middle of the desert has limited capacity? Why can't they just sell more tickets?
Posted by keshmeshi on February 14, 2012 at 11:23 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 17
Burning Man was always just an excuse for a party with art, drugs, and music.

Time for a Phoenix Rebirth and a move to somewhere else.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on February 14, 2012 at 11:34 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 18
@3 for the Whiners Wanked Win.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on February 14, 2012 at 11:35 AM · Report this
reverend dr dj riz 19
@16.. the limits are set by the bureau of land management the government agency designated to oversee environmental impact on that land.. that 'desert' is the remnant of a pleistocene era lake. the sand consists of fossilized marine life, highly alkaline and mostly barren. the government has set the limits on how many people can visit and camp there. this year the cap has been set at 50,000 and probably won't exceed that number in the foreseeable future.
Posted by reverend dr dj riz on February 14, 2012 at 11:39 AM · Report this
NaFun 20
@16 - you'd have to take it up with the BLM, but part of the reason is that there's only one 2-lane road leading to the festival, and the lineup to get in and out just gets way too long with any more people. Exodus line got up to a 9hr wait last year.
Posted by NaFun http://www.dancesafe.org on February 14, 2012 at 11:43 AM · Report this
Posted by undead ayn rand on February 14, 2012 at 12:09 PM · Report this
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@5: Funny. Sorry about your penis though.

(not really)
Posted by suddenlyorcas on February 14, 2012 at 12:09 PM · Report this
Fnarf 23
Ladies and Gentlemen, Will in Seattle @17 would like to explain Burning Man to you. He should know; he's been going to them since 1971.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 14, 2012 at 12:13 PM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 24
Costco Chicken Meme! *snicker*
Posted by Dr_Awesome on February 14, 2012 at 12:40 PM · Report this
scary tyler moore 25
@4, i think you mean dennis hopper, dahling. peter fonda is still alive and kicking.
Posted by scary tyler moore http://pushymcshove.blogspot.com/ on February 14, 2012 at 12:51 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 26
@ 23, I finally broke down and installed that comment blocker add-on, and now I only know what Will is saying when you tell me.
Posted by Matt from Denver on February 14, 2012 at 12:54 PM · Report this
Dougsf 27
In the mind of many a software developer, Burning Man will be their very first orgy. Can you really put a price on that?
Posted by Dougsf on February 14, 2012 at 12:56 PM · Report this

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