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WeWork Festival

We’re Gonna Bro Out So Hard

When Startup Culture + Festival Culture Collide

At one point this website reported a lot about music, which means readers here are no stranger to some of the worse “festivals.” Suffice it to say I was surprised upon reading NY Times coverage of WeWork’s Summer Camp and being presented with some of the more surprisingly insufferable forms of humanity.

It may sound as if I am being harsh however if the above photo does not set the stage properly for this gathering of networking, synergy, and whatever other bespoke bullshit is going on here, enjoy a few of the passages below; a scene that far exceeds anything I have experienced at Phish, Bonnaroo, Vegoose, and anything I’ve tried to avoid by not attending Gathering of the JuggalosUltra, Burning Man, or EDC. 

While the quotes below are entertaining, you are best served gaining the full experience reading the complete NY Times article.

Camping Out With the Office – WeWork Goes to Summer Camp [via NY Times]

“It felt so much more organic than going to a conference,” he said. “I shared something with this guy that went beyond business networking. Now I feel like I know him on a personal level because we did some back flips and shared some beers.”

After sunset, Michael Franti & Spearhead played songs about unity, and two women in shorts kissed as men around them cheered. A woman dressed as a taco twerked with a man dressed as Sailor Moon.

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Man Poses For Mugshot, Wearing Tshirt of Previous Mugshot

Florida Man stand back, Maine Man is here to party.  This wonderfully Xzbitesque display comes to us from The Smoking Gun

As seen in the above mug shot (click to enlarge), a coworker of Burt’s at a Pittsfield restaurant created a shirt with a reproduction of the booking photo taken following his mid-June arrest. The t-shirt photo was captioned “Burt Family Reunion 8/8-8/10/2014” and “sponsored by Bud Light and Somerset County Sheriff.” [*]

 

Idaho GOP Debate

This is by far the greatest political video ever. Grand Ole Party indeed…

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, Sen. Russ Fulcher, Harley Brown and Walt Bayes in a televised debate for this year’s Idaho Governor’s Race. Think Duck Dynasty meets House of Cards, and you’ll get a glimpse into the offbeat brilliance in this video.

Some of the highlights:

“After God told me he was going to make me president, I went out and got the presidential seal tattooed on my shoulder,”

“[a] cowboy, a biker, a curmudgeon or a normal guy… take your pick”