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(Yahoo)   What do you do if your wife can't officially register to run the Boston Marathon? If you're the founder of Foursquare, you know "rules" don't apply to rich people, so you just steal someone else's number   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 145
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2014-04-26 11:19:21 AM  

"fark it then, Nogale's right, the current clusterfark is working just fine."


Just curious, how is it a clusterfark? Did I miss the stories about this year's Marathon which stated it was a disaster? The Boston Marathon is one of the most important marathons in the world.

 
2014-04-26 11:24:43 AM  
Douchebag Rich Guy: "Yes, using a duplicate number to get Chelsa into the starting corral with me was wrong," Dennis wrote. "I don't expect everyone to understand our strong need to run and finish together"

F*ck You. Your "strong need" excuse is bunk.

Again, F*ck! You!
 
2014-04-26 11:29:44 AM  

eriklou: Well #Richbiatch can't even apologize for herself...

https://medium.com/p/a83fd5b771a8


He likes unemployment? I'll bet h's never even had a job to be unemployed from. Unless you consider being a scammer a Job... But that would probably seem "Dirty" to him- A Job.
 
2014-04-26 11:32:24 AM  
According to the , he and Chelsa were running the marathon together in 2013 but were separated before the bombs went off. Chelsa made it across the finish line moments before the first bomb exploded

When will this whole "I got to get my Boston marathon bombing story out there for people to hear" bs come to an end?
 
2014-04-26 11:36:05 AM  

Nogale: OK, you know nothing about marathons. Do you have any idea of the logistics involved in holding an event in which 30,000+ people run over 26 miles through a major city? The Boston Athletic Association doesn't just set up a command center two weeks ahead of the marathon. They work year-round to handle the application processs, allocation of bib numbers, the charity running program, security and support along the route, and the timing. You can't just "hold another" marathon a week later.



Actually you could so a second race the next day or the next weekend with very little change to infrastructure: Example: the two Coachellas on the second and third weekends in April followed by Stagecoach on the fourth weekend (which is happening right now.) They all share the same venue and the two Coachellas are almost identical. Maybe Boston Athletic Association should consider a feeder event on Sunday.
 
2014-04-26 11:42:34 AM  

SomebodyElsesShoes: The really sad part is using the bombing last year to justify your stupid actions this year.


Yeah, that was like a hefty dollop of douche-topping for his shiathead pie.

When are people going to learn - when apologizing, make an  apology.  Not an epicly lame douchtastic  attempt at an excuse and self-pity.
 
2014-04-26 11:42:44 AM  

skinink: "fark it then, Nogale's right, the current clusterfark is working just fine."
Just curious, how is it a clusterfark? Did I miss the stories about this year's Marathon which stated it was a disaster? The Boston Marathon is one of the most important marathons in the world.


I said clusterfark, not disaster. And people stealing numbers and getting away with it is a clusterfark. What if one of those people wins a category?
 
2014-04-26 11:43:02 AM  

eriklou: Well #Richbiatch can't even apologize for herself...

https://medium.com/p/a83fd5b771a8


OMG - How can he not understand that he's making it worse?  Jesus - shut up!

Whatever the situation, apparently the answer is to stand in the spotlight and explain to the rest of us how we just aren't enlightened enough to understand the uberclass.
 
2014-04-26 11:45:40 AM  

RastaKins: Nogale: OK, you know nothing about marathons. Do you have any idea of the logistics involved in holding an event in which 30,000+ people run over 26 miles through a major city? The Boston Athletic Association doesn't just set up a command center two weeks ahead of the marathon. They work year-round to handle the application processs, allocation of bib numbers, the charity running program, security and support along the route, and the timing. You can't just "hold another" marathon a week later.


Actually you could so a second race the next day or the next weekend with very little change to infrastructure: Example: the two Coachellas on the second and third weekends in April followed by Stagecoach on the fourth weekend (which is happening right now.) They all share the same venue and the two Coachellas are almost identical. Maybe Boston Athletic Association should consider a feeder event on Sunday.


Just an FYI, the Marathon as far as I can remember has been run on a Monday, State holiday Patriot's Day. It's a 26.6 mile course that runs through a lot of town and roads, roads shut down for the Marathon. Not to mention that once the runners hit Boston major streets are closed down, Kenmore Square (a major though way) is also closed down and a good part of Boylston Street in the heart of Boston. No farking way they do the exact same thing, even on a weekend day. You can't even compare Coachella to the Marathon. How many other towns have to close things down for Coachella?
 
2014-04-26 11:49:24 AM  

SomebodyElsesShoes: The really sad part is using the bombing last year to justify your stupid actions this year.


It's the east coast.  Everyone over there claims to be directly affected by every minor event.
 
2014-04-26 11:49:28 AM  

Swampmaster: dooufess  bimbo~ette  smuckes


Say what?
 
2014-04-26 11:50:22 AM  
So basically: "Yeah we knew it was wrong, but we really wanted to do it so..."
 
2014-04-26 11:55:06 AM  
Vermin people are vermin.

I'm sure this guy and his wife won't mind if people just pirate his reviews from his website.
 
2014-04-26 11:57:31 AM  
It's... just a race? I really don't get it. Is it that hard to get into the marathon? How many applicants are there per spot?
 
2014-04-26 11:58:10 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: SomebodyElsesShoes: The really sad part is using the bombing last year to justify your stupid actions this year.

Yeah, that was like a hefty dollop of douche-topping for his shiathead pie.

When are people going to learn - when apologizing, make an  apology.  Not an epicly lame douchtastic  attempt at an excuse and self-pity.


Seriously....apologies used to mean something.
 
2014-04-26 11:59:01 AM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: SecretAgentWoman: Crowley should donate - VERY generously - to the charity Kathy Brown worked so hard raising money for - you know, unlike just trying to buy a bib with a fat check to a charity like his wife did.

Sure.  He's rich, right?  He should just buy his way out of trouble.


The easy way would have been to run it next year. But I guess their whining and crying didn't get their way so I guess it's reasonable to resort to cheating. I guess his little Internet service is fair game now. Seems reasonable.
 
2014-04-26 12:01:45 PM  
Dennis wrote. "I don't expect everyone to understand our strong need to run and finish together"


Well I have a strong need to rob a bank and drive the wrong way down freeway, doesn't mean it isn't against the goddamn law and wrong so you don't get to do it, farking shtstick!

I sure as F hope this jerk breaks out the checkbook, because I read the entire article, and it didn't really sound like he was apologizing.
 
2014-04-26 12:07:24 PM  
 FTA: "Our intent was never to 'steal' anything from anyone -- "

Here is an easy solution to that.

DON'T DO EXACTLY WHAT YOU DID.
 
2014-04-26 12:08:05 PM  

Texas Gabe: Billy Bathsalt: I_Am_Weasel: That was dumb of you!

Mr. Crowley, what went on in your head?

"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law?"

Until you violate the rights of another
Respect the space of your sister and your brother


 "Love is the Law, Love under will"

/Some people just can't handle the Love.
/ozzy rocks
/slashies come in threes
 
2014-04-26 12:08:09 PM  

ZzeusS: Dennis wrote. "I don't expect everyone to understand our strong need to run and finish together"


Well I have a strong need to rob a bank and drive the wrong way down freeway, doesn't mean it isn't against the goddamn law and wrong so you don't get to do it, farking shtstick!

I sure as F hope this jerk breaks out the checkbook, because I read the entire article, and it didn't really sound like he was apologizing.


So, this was stupid and all that, but comparing it to robbing a bank is more than a little silly.

What actual harm occurred here? The real girl had to take 30 seconds to sort which pictures were her... and what else?

I will admit to only skimming the article, so if there was real harm sorry for missing it.
 
2014-04-26 12:16:42 PM  
"I don't expect everyone to understand our strong need to run and finish together."

Apparently this need wasn't strong enough to follow the simple, straightforward requirements that 30,000 other people followed. Nice non-apology, douche.
 
2014-04-26 12:16:43 PM  
Banditing wouldn't even be a thing if these events joined the 21st century and allowed bib transfers up to the gun.

Not hard to have laptops near the start with access to the official DB of runners, take bib and ID, updated Bib info, done.

/Got injured 3 weeks before a 10k
//Friend couldn't get into the same 10k but reg'd at another he had to fly too
///was easier to cancel plane tickets and hotel reservation then to switch my bib to him
 
2014-04-26 12:17:25 PM  

Linux_Yes: the Wealthy steal all the time in 'murica. just ask Cliven Bundy.   they are smart enough and protected enough to rarely get caught.


steal tens of millions on wall street, get admiration.  steal 200 dollars from the convenience store, go to prison.


the fact that almost half of this nation's total wealth is owned by the richest 1% is further evidence of theft since, after all, we live in a 'Democratic Republic'.  wink.


Yeah, just HOW did Harry Reid get so rich?  Or Al Gore?
 
2014-04-26 12:17:57 PM  
Also did anyone else pick up that douchebag admitted his wife kicked his ass last year?
 
pla
2014-04-26 12:18:44 PM  
This seems counter to the running sentiment here so far, but...

So what?  She went for a run, on public roads they annoyingly close down every year (greatly pissing off many of the locals, street-vendors obviously excluded) as someone who couldn't officially win.  She didn't "steal" someone else's number, she just used a fake random number to get past all the stupid BS security theater (which her running pretty much proves as just theater, for those who will protest that last year's events justify the new rules).

The only real "problem" I see here, she couldn't just legitimately register and run the damned thing with her husband.  Get over yourself, Boston.  You ain't the IOC (and shouldn't try to emulate those corrupt worthless bastards).
 
pla
2014-04-26 12:23:00 PM  
WayToBlue : What actual harm occurred here? The real girl had to take 30 seconds to sort which pictures were her... and what else?

But but but... The 1%, Wharrgarbl!
 
2014-04-26 12:23:42 PM  
If anyone's especially angry because of the class-privilege aspect here, let me just remind you that he's the founder of Foursquare. You know, that app you downloaded three years ago, used for half a week, and then forgot about?

I'm just saying, if this behavior is the result of the rich thinking they can get away with anything, it may not be a permanent state of affairs for them.
 
2014-04-26 12:29:41 PM  

pla: She didn't "steal" someone else's number, she just used a fake random number to get past all the stupid BS security theater


The person who actually paid for the number and qualified for the race posted a photo of her posing in her bib, which allowed  several people to use it to make a copy. It wasn't random; she went looking for someone to steal from (as did some other, less newsworthy people).

As for the rest, you're not wrong, Walter...
 
2014-04-26 12:34:32 PM  
Just bandit that sucker. Numbers are easy eniugh to fake. You dont get s chip time, but so whst?
 
2014-04-26 12:35:42 PM  
We tried to play by the rules, but that didn't give us what we wanted. Common people can't understand the passion of people at our level. I think what you want is for me to say that I'm sorry my wife screwed up. She is sorry. Again, we don't expect you to understand.
 
2014-04-26 12:39:22 PM  

WayToBlue: ZzeusS: Dennis wrote. "I don't expect everyone to understand our strong need to run and finish together"


Well I have a strong need to rob a bank and drive the wrong way down freeway, doesn't mean it isn't against the goddamn law and wrong so you don't get to do it, farking shtstick!

I sure as F hope this jerk breaks out the checkbook, because I read the entire article, and it didn't really sound like he was apologizing.

So, this was stupid and all that, but comparing it to robbing a bank is more than a little silly.

What actual harm occurred here? The real girl had to take 30 seconds to sort which pictures were her... and what else?

I will admit to only skimming the article, so if there was real harm sorry for missing it.



The harm is not moral equivalency of which is more wrong.

The harm is Scumbaggins And Co. had an overwintered sense of self worth and gave 1/4 of an apology.  "I'm sorry you were offended by my actions.".

Most other normal-thinking people would have said 'Honey, I'm sorry we can't run together this year.  Let's shoot for next year.  Pizza?'  and moved on with their lives.

Affulenza needs to be called out.  The race manages have a registration and tracking system in place for a reason.  If you don't get to do it legally, then you don't get to do it.
 
pla
2014-04-26 12:43:47 PM  
Dear Jerk : Common people can't understand the passion of people at our level.

Remind me again - Of the large number of people who used that same number, how many belong to the 1%?  Quit trying to bring class warfare into everything - We have plenty of reasons to put the bankers up against the wall when the time comes, no need to rage over someone going for an illegal jog.


semiotix: As for the rest, you're not wrong, Walter...

The fact that I don't think a city should have the right to close public roads to the public unless they pay "extra" to "register" makes me an arsehole?

/ I can live with that.
// Do I get an official t-shirt?
 
2014-04-26 12:44:08 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Linux_Yes: the Wealthy steal all the time in 'murica. just ask Cliven Bundy.   they are smart enough and protected enough to rarely get caught.


steal tens of millions on wall street, get admiration.  steal 200 dollars from the convenience store, go to prison.


the fact that almost half of this nation's total wealth is owned by the richest 1% is further evidence of theft since, after all, we live in a 'Democratic Republic'.  wink.

Yeah, just HOW did Harry Reid get so rich?  Or Al Gore?



maybe the Koch brothers could tell you.  or bushie boy and his buddies in saudi arabia.  or perhaps, sheldon adelson, the republican billionaire who makes his money from casinos in communist (according to CIA.gov) china. he loves feeding your buddies in the republican party.

you are too easy.  run along, now.
 
2014-04-26 12:44:50 PM  

pla: This seems counter to the running sentiment here so far, but...

So what?  She went for a run, on public roads they annoyingly close down every year (greatly pissing off many of the locals, street-vendors obviously excluded) as someone who couldn't officially win.  She didn't "steal" someone else's number, she just used a fake random number to get past all the stupid BS security theater (which her running pretty much proves as just theater, for those who will protest that last year's events justify the new rules).

The only real "problem" I see here, she couldn't just legitimately register and run the damned thing with her husband.  Get over yourself, Boston.  You ain't the IOC (and shouldn't try to emulate those corrupt worthless bastards).


Hey, great idea. Maybe that Bundy dude can just graze his cattle on Boston Common since they're giving him such a hard time out in Nevada. After all, it's a public space, right?
 
2014-04-26 12:46:56 PM  

brap: It wasn't that long ago that they would try to physically remove any woman that attempted to run the Boston Marathon.

http://www.makers.com/kathrine-switzer

I was amazed to learn that this happened in my lifetime in a country.


i.huffpost.com
 
2014-04-26 12:47:16 PM  
As someone who has organized races before, bandits are serious pain in the ass.

Many runners do not carry identification. RoadIDs and LifeAlert bands are great but not everyone has them. In big races, if something happens, race crews will look at the Bib Number and use the information provided at registration time (sometimes this is written on the back of the bib but it seems to be moving away from that as lots of runners never bothered with it). So if Bib #1234 has an emergency (heart attack, injury, etc), is that information correct? What happens when they get in touch with the Emergency Contact and find out that 'Hey, #1234 has been done for half an hour' or worse, "Oh god! What's happened?!'

As a runner, bandits annoy me because they are using up resources that my dollars paid for. Water, security, infrastructure, donuts for volunteers.

As a runner that would kill to get into Boston - bandits piss me off. Boston is not 'just some marathon'. It's Boston. You have to qualify for it. People work their whole running lives to get into it. When people talk about marathons, it's 'Is is a Boston qualifier?' And with the new qualifying rules, even if you do run fast enough, you might not get in because someone else might get the spot.

I've run 4 marathons in 14 years and haven't qualified for Boston. If I got in, I'd be over the moon. Someone who didn't qualify, who snagged another race number, and just waltzed in? Yeah ...
 
2014-04-26 12:48:03 PM  

ZzeusS: WayToBlue: ZzeusS: Dennis wrote. "I don't expect everyone to understand our strong need to run and finish together"


Well I have a strong need to rob a bank and drive the wrong way down freeway, doesn't mean it isn't against the goddamn law and wrong so you don't get to do it, farking shtstick!

I sure as F hope this jerk breaks out the checkbook, because I read the entire article, and it didn't really sound like he was apologizing.

So, this was stupid and all that, but comparing it to robbing a bank is more than a little silly.

What actual harm occurred here? The real girl had to take 30 seconds to sort which pictures were her... and what else?

I will admit to only skimming the article, so if there was real harm sorry for missing it.


The harm is not moral equivalency of which is more wrong.

The harm is Scumbaggins And Co. had an overwintered sense of self worth and gave 1/4 of an apology.  "I'm sorry you were offended by my actions.".

Most other normal-thinking people would have said 'Honey, I'm sorry we can't run together this year.  Let's shoot for next year.  Pizza?'  and moved on with their lives.

Affulenza needs to be called out.  The race manages have a registration and tracking system in place for a reason.  If you don't get to do it legally, then you don't get to do it.


So long story short, no actual harm, just poutrage. Got it.
 
2014-04-26 12:48:54 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Linux_Yes: the Wealthy steal all the time in 'murica. just ask Cliven Bundy.   they are smart enough and protected enough to rarely get caught.


steal tens of millions on wall street, get admiration.  steal 200 dollars from the convenience store, go to prison.


the fact that almost half of this nation's total wealth is owned by the richest 1% is further evidence of theft since, after all, we live in a 'Democratic Republic'.  wink.

Yeah, just HOW did Harry Reid get so rich?  Or Al Gore?



did i mention bin laden got all his millions from family in saudi arabia??  i'm sure i did.

enjoy the Republican loss once again in the Presidential election of 2016.  i know i will.
 
2014-04-26 12:54:50 PM  

noitsnot: SomebodyElsesShoes: The really sad part is using the bombing last year to justify your stupid actions this year.

It was a douche apology.  He should have just shut up.

"I don't expect everyone to understand our strong need to run and finish together"

Asshole.


Yep. The most important thing is their needs. Nothing else matters.
 
2014-04-26 12:56:30 PM  
Consequences are for poor people.
 
2014-04-26 12:57:07 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: noitsnot: SomebodyElsesShoes: The really sad part is using the bombing last year to justify your stupid actions this year.

It was a douche apology.  He should have just shut up.

"I don't expect everyone to understand our strong need to run and finish together"

Asshole.

Yep. The most important thing is their needs. Nothing else matters.



he also doesn't understand why the bottom 98% gets pissed off when he and his ilk buy our Legislators.
 
2014-04-26 01:03:51 PM  
What people don't seem to realize is that the Boston Marathon is the SUPERBOWL of marathons. You just can't get it, you have to QUALIFY. Meaning you need to run another marathon that's an official qualifier with an appropriate time for your age. I would have to cut my last time in HALF to qualify. You train almost DAILY for it.
So to take another's number is a serious deal.
 
2014-04-26 01:09:43 PM  
I remember shiat like this happening once. I didn't give a shiat about that either. I'd provide you with the details, but I frankly tend to forget shiat that doesn't matter.

There's no rage like manufactured outrage. The very idea that people I will never meet did shiat that has no effect whatsoever on anything has me completely giving not one big steaming shiat. And get this, all they said when cornered by a bunch of sanctimonious twats was "shiat happens, my bad".


/ shiat
 
2014-04-26 01:12:17 PM  

pla: semiotix: As for the rest, you're not wrong, Walter...

The fact that I don't think a city should have the right to close public roads to the public unless they pay "extra" to "register" makes me an arsehole?

/ I can live with that.
// Do I get an official t-shirt?


No, that's not what does it. Although I don't think you actually believe that all potential public spaces and services should be available to all people at all times. (Or even roads.)

As for the t-shirt, it's in the mail. It reads "I qualified for the 2014 Boston Marathon and all I got for my $175 entry fee was this lousy t-shirt." Then it's got a bunch of logos and stuff to make it look legit.
 
2014-04-26 01:23:24 PM  
The answer is obviously to go electronic.  Bar codes/QR codes to get into the starting area, authentication stickers if need be, just make it as hard as possible to bandit.  As stated above by a few runners, you don't just get into Boston.  Bandits are a legal liability to the BAA.  They can cause overcrowding, accidents to legal runners, and if the bandits get hurt, then BAA is on the hook for medical care for an uninsured runner.  Sure they'll eventually get paid, but they're on the hook, tying up charity monies and money for non-volunteer workers (police, EMS, etc.).
 
2014-04-26 01:25:46 PM  

thornhill: So I'm not excusing her, but it's certainly not the case that no one ever breaks the rules.


Sorry.. yes. You are excusing her. You are implying that that fact that it is not uncommon mitigates the seriousness of what these two douchlettes did.

And WTF kind of apology is 'Hey, I'm sorry.. but we really wanted this.'??

I'd like to see some poor black due in front of a judge for shoplifting try the "but it was really important to me" line.
 
2014-04-26 01:31:00 PM  

letrole: I remember shiat like this happening once. I didn't give a shiat about that either. I'd provide you with the details, but I frankly tend to forget shiat that doesn't matter.

There's no rage like manufactured outrage. The very idea that people I will never meet did shiat that has no effect whatsoever on anything has me completely giving not one big steaming shiat. And get this, all they said when cornered by a bunch of sanctimonious twats was "shiat happens, my bad".


/ shiat


It's truly awesome how much you don't care. Puddin' Pop?
 
2014-04-26 01:35:03 PM  
Disgusting person.
 
2014-04-26 01:36:05 PM  

RassilonsExWife: thornhill: So I'm not excusing her, but it's certainly not the case that no one ever breaks the rules.

Sorry.. yes. You are excusing her. You are implying that that fact that it is not uncommon mitigates the seriousness of what these two douchlettes did.

And WTF kind of apology is 'Hey, I'm sorry.. but we really wanted this.'??

I'd like to see some poor black due in front of a judge for shoplifting try the "but it was really important to me" line.


No. I'm just pointing out that this happens all of the time, and it's only getting media attention because somebody rich did it.
 
2014-04-26 01:46:48 PM  
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