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(Quartz)   Inside the epic, all-night, Goldman Sachs scavenger hunt that cost $270,000 for a single evening of play   (qz.com) divider line 30
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2013-06-27 01:09:55 PM
That's like what, 30 minutes of Obama's vay-cay to Africa?

INTELLECTUAL CHECKMATE
 
2013-06-27 01:12:41 PM
Well I hate i-bankers as much as the next person, but it was for charity.


So... yeah...
 
2013-06-27 01:13:57 PM
M-E-A-T-M-A-C-H-I-N-E
 
2013-06-27 01:16:20 PM
this thread will also separate those who have seen the awfulness/awesomeness that is Midnight Madness from those who haven't.

/thirsty for some PBR
 
2013-06-27 01:18:11 PM
That sounds like fun.  The EngSci scavenger hunt at U of T was pretty epic.  Bribery of the judges is explicity encouraged.  The winning team brought a stripper.
 
2013-06-27 01:23:30 PM
I believe this movie was Michael J Fox's first.

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2013-06-27 01:24:44 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Bribery of the judges is explicity encouraged. The winning team brought a stripper.


Well of course. The game master needs game controllers.
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2013-06-27 01:24:55 PM
My accounting firm is having a scavenger hunt this afternoon.  Something tells me our firm is not spending $270k on it.
 
2013-06-27 01:27:07 PM
Yeah, I want to hate on Goldman Sachs as much as the next guy, but they raised $1.4 million for charity by scheduling an event their employees seemed to really enjoy...

More corporations should do this.

/Goldman Sachs is still a monster.
 
2013-06-27 01:42:16 PM
So they earned over $1million for charity?

The Outrage!
 
2013-06-27 01:43:56 PM
They also get first dibs on rare vaccines. Remember the bird flu panic and the vaccine shortage? Yeah, Goldman Sachs employees got first dibs...they met up at a tucked-away office in New Jersey for their shots.
 
2013-06-27 01:48:22 PM
Meh.  Elitest will be elitest.  A exert about a dinner from the late 1873 in NYC by another wealthy New Yorker.  They built a farking lake in the table and had swans, song birds and a custom Tiffany cage to contain it all.....

Several years after Sir Morton Peto's splurge in February 1873 to be exact Edward Luckmeyer a wealthy importer received from the government a $10,000 refund on customs duties he had overpaid. This manna from heaven he could think of no better way of spending than on a dinner at Delmonico's which would be the talk of the town. He gave Lorenzo Delmonico and Charles Ranhofer an absolutely free hand and the result was indeed talked about for years in fact when imitated by a Vanderbilt a generation later it would again be regarded as the acme of fantastic dining.

In Delmonico's largest room an oval table was constructed to seat seventy five guests The table filled the entire floor space except for a passage just wide enough for the waiters to circulate. The center of the table was a lake thirty feet long landscaped with exotic plants waterfalls violet bordered brooks blossoming hillocks and grassy glades. The lake was enclosed by a mesh of gold wire extending to the ceiling and this formed a cage for several swans that glided upon the water. Tiffany had constructed the cage and the swans were on loan from Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Around the foot of the wire screen was an embankment of flowers to protect the diners from splashing when the swans now and then fought. Over the lake were suspended golden cages containing songbirds. The entire Delmonico's staff was summoned to admire this aquatic gastronomic masterpiece and the Swan Dinner went down in legend.
 
2013-06-27 01:51:37 PM
Cant really hate them much for doing this for charity. And it seems like fun, I figured that since it was Goldman Sachs they would just be teasing poor people with money and staging bumfights or something.
 
2013-06-27 01:51:37 PM
Note to Goldman Sachs: if you really want to raise money for charity, I advise auctioning team spots so we can play as well.
 
2013-06-27 02:06:13 PM

MadTheologian: Note to Goldman Sachs: if you really want to raise money for charity, I advise auctioning team spots so we can play as well.


They're not the ones running it, and the game now has open spots for others to donate and play.

Sounds like playing a real world Zelda dungeon. Farking want.
 
2013-06-27 02:09:14 PM
My company sent me on a scavenger hunt - FOR ANOTHER JOB!!!!
 
2013-06-27 02:18:48 PM

SirEattonHogg: Well I hate i-bankers as much as the next person, but it was for charity.


Charity being a high-class callgirl, no doubt.
 
2013-06-27 02:23:08 PM

MadTheologian: Note to Goldman Sachs: if you really want to raise money for charity, I advise auctioning team spots so we can play as well.


Why? Are you going to pay upwards of $6k for a night out?
 
2013-06-27 02:29:58 PM

cwheelie: My company sent me on a scavenger hunt - FOR ANOTHER JOB!!!!


I hate laughing at your misfortune, but that was pretty funny.  Good luck in the job scavenger hunt.
 
2013-06-27 02:37:23 PM
A lot cheaper than the average federal conference
 
2013-06-27 03:46:20 PM
Inside the epic, all-night, Goldman Sachs scavenger hunt that cost $270,000 for a single evening of play and raised $1.4 MILLION for charity.

FTFY, Subby. Seems like you missed part of it. Honest mistake, I'm sure.
 
2013-06-27 04:14:59 PM
That does sound really awesome. Sometimes you forget that malevolent corporations can have good people in them, at least near the bottom of the ladder.

/Can we please retire "epic" if it's not related to Homer?
 
2013-06-27 04:20:33 PM
That's awesome, it's like a Batman detective game!
 
2013-06-27 04:55:17 PM
That sounds like a lot of fun.

I guess the closest I'll come to that is spending $27 at the Fark New Orleans scavenger hunt drinking colored test tubes full of god knows what from the cleavage of that shot shiller on Bourbon Street.
 
2013-06-27 04:55:27 PM
It's like they're trying to trying to convince the public (or themselves) that Goldman Sachs isn't a cynically self-interested corporate monstrosity.
 
2013-06-27 05:18:22 PM
that's pretty cool.


I still want to drive them into the East-river.
 
2013-06-27 08:10:35 PM
Did they get to write off that $1.4 million?
 
2013-06-27 11:11:33 PM
lol the old 'we're going to fark over millions but we'll throw some coins from the carriage every now and again' play.  industrial revolution 2.0 still plugging along jauntily.
 
2013-06-28 03:20:30 AM

BlippityBleep: lol the old 'we're going to fark over millions but we'll throw some coins from the carriage every now and again' play.  industrial revolution 2.0 still plugging along jauntily.


Exactly.

I gave $1 bil to charity, after making $100 bil screwing the 99% - please give me a community award and some free press.
 
2013-06-28 07:10:43 AM
part performance art

Aaand...stopped reading

/not everything is farking art
 
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