If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(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
    More: Asinine, Boston Marathon, Foursquare, hurt feelings, marathon, WCVB-TV, Dennis Crowley  
•       •       •

12067 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Apr 2014 at 10:27 AM (18 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



145 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-04-26 02:01:09 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).


You're right.

The real issue is that the marathons utilize public infrastructure and tax dollars, and yet, not everyone gets to run. And the charity sponsorship registration favors affluent people -- the minimums can be up to $7,500.

I'm not sure what the solution is, but clearly supply needs to somehow be increased in order to accommodate the high demand.
 
2014-04-26 02:04:04 PM

FriarReb98: 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.).


It's electronic already. Every number has a timing chip on the back. If they added readers to the corral entrances, they could weed out the bandits. However, we are talking about A LOT of runners to check. It wouldn't be trivial. The timing chip could be faked, I'm sure, but it would be a harder than printing a number.

Bandits are bad. Counterfeiting numbers is really, really bad. I don't have much of a problem with "illegal" number transfer - there are legitimate concerns but at least you aren't stealing anything from the race organizers and your fellow participants. Anyone who can run a marathon is a runner. It amazes me that these people have so little respect for their fellow athletes.
 
2014-04-26 02:22:11 PM

DrBenway: It's truly awesome how much you don't care. Puddin' Pop?


But I do care. I cannot pass by an earthworm on the pavement after a rain shower -- I must stop and pick him up and toss him on the grass where he won't get trod upon or dry out. It's up to him what does after that point, but I've done my part. I care about many things.


Just not this shiat.
 
2014-04-26 02:25:06 PM
Say hell-o to the mans Facebook and get to read the people he owns to write there defensive comment about how great Dennis Crowley is!https://www.facebook.com/dens
 
2014-04-26 02:25:13 PM

fanbladesaresharp: 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.


Actually, the easy way to get into Boston is to raise $5K for a charity.  Unfortunately, the founder of Foursquare either doesn't have enough friends to raise that much cash, or can't find that much cash in his wallet to make get in with a charity.
The only other way to get into Boston is to work very hard, run very fast, and get in with a qualifying time.

Obviously, asking a rich person to pay or work hard is against all proprieties.
 
2014-04-26 02:29:34 PM
I know you all just read about Kathrine Switzer for the first time this week, I did too, but that still doesn't mean this has anything to do with her.
 
2014-04-26 02:40:17 PM

TV's Vinnie: 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 02:41:08 PM

Jument: Bandits are bad. Counterfeiting numbers is really, really bad.



No dear, using lame arguments of moral equivalence is very bad. Want to see one?

It's amusing how many of the posters here, ranting and raving about storming the palace and killing the Romanovs can't decide if they're in favour of copying data or not. On other threads, these same goobers see nothing wrong with bypassing copyright, and cheating the hard-working artists and labels out of sales -- sales that they expected to see after they spent money for advertising and production. But they didn't deprive anyone of property, they just made copies, and copies are just as good and should be free. The owner still has all they ever had, you fascist pig.


Actually, it's not a bad argument to run out there. I just don't feel like wasting my efforts on this one.
 
2014-04-26 02:44:17 PM

maddogdelta: fanbladesaresharp: 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.

Actually, the easy way to get into Boston is to raise $5K for a charity.  Unfortunately, the founder of Foursquare either doesn't have enough friends to raise that much cash, or can't find that much cash in his wallet to make get in with a charity.
The only other way to get into Boston is to work very hard, run very fast, and get in with a qualifying time.

Obviously, asking a rich person to pay or work hard is against all proprieties.


but they had a "strong need"!

or perhaps a strong want.

anyway, they are rich so anyone who disagrees with their actions can just sit down and stfu. What's the use in owning the country if you can not run the country?
 
2014-04-26 02:46:06 PM

Cerebral Ballsy: Lokkii: http://www.lunametrics.com/blog/2012/04/23/foursquare-check-ethics/#s r =d&m=n&cp=d&ct=-tmc&ts=1398522708

"So that's it. It's not hard. Now that you know the rules, at least according to the way Socrates thinks you won't cheat! I know better of course. But now when you cheat at least maybe, somewhere, in that dark evil heart of yours you'll feel guilty. Just a little bit."

That was the spidest thing I've read this week. Jesus I hate Foursquare.


I bet we can find something even spidier before the day is out, if you like.
 
2014-04-26 02:57:02 PM

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.


How is this a rich-hate thread? Oh, yeah, the headline appeals to rich-haters.

Under the specific set of circumstances (couldn't finish together last year thanks to the bombing, couldn't finagle a legit entry for her this year) I don't see how anyone can be really upset about printing a fake bib. Which does not require much money, BTW. Who was hurt and how exactly?

They fudged a bib, harmed no one, stole nothing (is someone pissed she breathed their air on the route?) and completed a treasured mutual goal they trained long and hard for.

If this makes your blood boil you may want to consider whether you're just kind of a dick.
 
2014-04-26 03:00:55 PM

Linux_Yes: 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.


Ask Soros AND the Kochs and let's compare their answers. If anyone believes that there is a real difference between the Pelosis, the Bushes, the Gores, and any other group of rich wankers, they are being played. Most of this nonsense is "something shiny" to keep the proles like you and me arguing with each other while the plutocrats stack the deck in their own favor. Eventually there will be a fortified wall around the DC Beltway guarded by a Brigade of Ghurkas to maintain order and keep the likes of you out. The only real difference between the Republicans and the Democrats is that one will allow you to own a revolver, and the other will cheerfully permit your daughter to have an abortion.
 
2014-04-26 03:03:59 PM

thornhill: 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).

You're right.

The real issue is that the marathons utilize public infrastructure and tax dollars, and yet, not everyone gets to run. And the charity sponsorship registration favors affluent people -- the minimums can be up to $7,500.

I'm not sure what the solution is, but clearly supply needs to somehow be increased in order to accommodate the high demand.


My daughter-in-law ran in 2009 as a charity runner, while she was a broke college student. She's a very smart girl and raised $14000 for her charity, attended school @ Tufts full time, worked & trained for the race. The charity program isn't just for rich a-holes to get around BQ times.
 
2014-04-26 03:09:39 PM

Fusilier: Ask Soros AND the Kochs and let's compare their answers. If anyone believes that there is a real difference between the Pelosis, the Bushes, the Gores, and any other group of rich wankers, they are being played. Most of this nonsense is "something shiny" to keep the proles like you and me arguing with each other while the plutocrats stack the deck in their own favor. Eventually there will be a fortified wall around the DC Beltway guarded by a Brigade of Ghurkas to maintain order and keep the likes of you out. The only real difference between the Republicans and the Democrats is that one will allow you to own a revolver, and the other will cheerfully permit your daughter to have an abortion.


Needs more sheeple.
 
2014-04-26 03:18:35 PM

mahughe: 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 ...


THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
2014-04-26 03:20:30 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


OMG that troll was not effective at all.  Way to just phone it in.  You can't even invent a half-assed story?  WTF is going on here?
 
2014-04-26 03:21:10 PM
Can't we get the BLM to take charge of the land and get someone like Harry Reed to take it all over?

Then it would be fair.
 
2014-04-26 03:25:07 PM

notatrollorami: 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.

How is this a rich-hate thread? Oh, yeah, the headline appeals to rich-haters.

Under the specific set of circumstances (couldn't finish together last year thanks to the bombing, couldn't finagle a legit entry for her this year) I don't see how anyone can be really upset about printing a fake bib. Which does not require much money, BTW. Who was hurt and how exactly?

They fudged a bib, harmed no one, stole nothing (is someone pissed she breathed their air on the route?) and completed a treasured mutual goal they trained long and hard for.

If this makes your blood boil you may want to consider whether you're just kind of a dick.



It's a specific sub-set of that type - the "Narcissist Start-Up Prick" thread.
 
2014-04-26 03:27:30 PM

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.


To whom?
 
2014-04-26 03:27:55 PM

FriarReb98: 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....



That is exactly what is happening here in Dallas. Our next local marathon is using chipped wrist-bands. You pass through a gateway at the start, checkpoints, and finish. Runners wear numbers, but all identification and scoring is done by the chip 
Here is some info:  http://www.marathonguide.com/features/articles/racetimingwithchip.cfm


Frankly, I'm kind of surprised that the Boston Marathon isn't using one of these systems already...
 
2014-04-26 03:29:13 PM

Fusilier: Linux_Yes: 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.

Ask Soros AND the Kochs and let's compare their answers. If anyone believes that there is a real difference between the Pelosis, the Bushes, the Gores, and any other group of rich wankers, they are being played. Most of this nonsense is "something shiny" to keep the proles like you and me arguing with each other while the plutocrats stack the deck in their own favor. Eventually there will be a fortified wall around the DC Beltway guarded by a Brigade of Ghurkas to maintain order and keep the likes of you out. The only real difference between the Republicans and the Democrats is that one will allow you to own a revolver, and the other will cheerfully permit your daughter to have an abortion.



there's meat in that.  but....to suggest that two things are equal is a bit of a stretch for me.  the Dems have plenty of poop on their hands.  but i do believe that, overall, they are the lessor of two evils.  until we get a 3rd party (if that ever even happens) i have to go/vote with the lessor of two evils.

true, it is a Divide and conquer system. keep the little people at each other's throats so the upper crust can laugh all the way to their overseas tax shelters.  if the little people ever united, then the richest 2% and the politicians they own would find themselves in a pickle.

like i said, all i can do is vote for the lesser of two evils.  or not vote at all.   if i don't vote, then i can't complain about the way things are.

there are some Republicans i can respect.  not alot of them, though.
 
2014-04-26 03:34:59 PM

notatrollorami: 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.

How is this a rich-hate thread? Oh, yeah, the headline appeals to rich-haters.

Under the specific set of circumstances (couldn't finish together last year thanks to the bombing, couldn't finagle a legit entry for her this year) I don't see how anyone can be really upset about printing a fake bib. Which does not require much money, BTW. Who was hurt and how exactly?

They fudged a bib, harmed no one, stole nothing (is someone pissed she breathed their air on the route?) and completed a treasured mutual goal they trained long and hard for.

If this makes your blood boil you may want to consider whether you're just kind of a dick.


So, you are saying that it is fair for thousands of people to abide by the rules, but if someone doesn't feel like abiding by those rules, that is ok because they are SPECIAL and rules don't apply to them?
 
2014-04-26 03:37:10 PM

notatrollorami: 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.

How is this a rich-hate thread? Oh, yeah, the headline appeals to rich-haters.

Under the specific set of circumstances (couldn't finish together last year thanks to the bombing, couldn't finagle a legit entry for her this year) I don't see how anyone can be really upset about printing a fake bib. Which does not require much money, BTW. Who was hurt and how exactly?

They fudged a bib, harmed no one, stole nothing (is someone pissed she breathed their air on the route?) and completed a treasured mutual goal they trained long and hard for.

If this makes your blood boil you may want to consider whether you're just kind of a dick.


Marathon size limits are a function of road width. You can only have so many people trying to run a route before it's a mess. Once they have a limit, the organizers plan for water, food and energy drinks based on that number.

Bandits screw up both those; they make the course more congested and take food and water for runners that paid for it.
 
2014-04-26 03:39:21 PM
"But officer, you don't understand......I had a strong NEED to drive over the speed limit."

"I had a strong NEED to murder that man"

"I had a strong NEED to rape her"

"I had a strong NEED to DO WHATEVER i WANT BECAUSE RULES/LAWS DON'T APPLY TO ME"
 
2014-04-26 03:45:06 PM

letrole: I'd provide you with the details, but I frankly tend to forget shiat that doesn't matter.


noitsnot: You can't even invent a half-assed story?


But you ain't got no legs, Lt Dan.


Yes Gump, I know that.

/ actual quote is "yes, I know that".
// but he should have said gump
 
2014-04-26 03:55:12 PM
I hate the concept of rich people getting away with things as much as anyone but this whole thing is just stupid.  I wasn't aware the Boston Marathon was taking place on private property.  Its being done in the public streets,  nobody has a right to bar a member of the public from being in a public place.
 
2014-04-26 03:56:39 PM
I see this as along the lines of the chick in a thread a few days ago, the one who stole stuff from restaurants.

It's a mindset that "rules don't apply to me". If a few people do it, not much harm. But not everyone can operate on that mindset, or the harm would be cumulative.

I'm mostly amused that he's a very public figure, and pulled this shiat by posting pix of his wife with the fake numbers. That and his non-apology.

If self-entitled behavior was rare among the nouveau riche techies, then it wouldn't be such big news.

But this kind of "laws and common courtesy don't apply to me" behavior is pretty damn common. It says something about
Our society.
 
2014-04-26 04:06:21 PM

Warlordtrooper: I hate the concept of rich people getting away with things as much as anyone but this whole thing is just stupid.  I wasn't aware the Boston Marathon was taking place on private property.  Its being done in the public streets,  nobody has a right to bar a member of the public from being in a public place.


Oh, look. Another one with the Cliven Bundy defense, eh?
 
pla
2014-04-26 04:32:23 PM
Barnacles! : "But officer, you don't understand......I had a strong NEED

Well, clearly some folks in this discussion have a strong NEED for a sense of proportion.

Everyone comparing running in a marathon without permission to rape, murder, shoplifting, even mere speeding - Seriously guys, it doesn't help your argument to sound like hypersensitive nannies.

Similarly, everyone talking about "affluenza" need to look at how many other people ran using the same number and didn't make national headlines.

/ Mock outrage.  You can haz it?
 
2014-04-26 05:02:27 PM

Lokkii: FriarReb98: 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....


That is exactly what is happening here in Dallas. Our next local marathon is using chipped wrist-bands. You pass through a gateway at the start, checkpoints, and finish. Runners wear numbers, but all identification and scoring is done by the chip
Here is some info:  http://www.marathonguide.com/features/articles/racetimingwithchip.cfm


Frankly, I'm kind of surprised that the Boston Marathon isn't using one of these systems already...


I have a friend who was chipped in at the Marathon, and you could watch real-time progress, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2014-04-26 05:45:33 PM

OtherLittleGuy: Let's see, no backpacks, meaning the veterans can't participate this year.

No unregistered participants, due to security concerns.

I think we can add "too rich to be considered a terrorist" to the list.


Money is the difference between a terrorist and a supervillian.
 
2014-04-26 06:28:15 PM

Warlordtrooper: I hate the concept of rich people getting away with things as much as anyone but this whole thing is just stupid.  I wasn't aware the Boston Marathon was taking place on private property.  Its being done in the public streets,  nobody has a right to bar a member of the public from being in a public place.


Of course they can. Try and drive on the course with a car during the race; see how that works out for you.

If you didn't buy a ticket, stay the fark out.
 
2014-04-26 07:26:17 PM

Lokkii: FriarReb98: 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....


That is exactly what is happening here in Dallas. Our next local marathon is using chipped wrist-bands. You pass through a gateway at the start, checkpoints, and finish. Runners wear numbers, but all identification and scoring is done by the chip 
Here is some info:  http://www.marathonguide.com/features/articles/racetimingwithchip.cfm


Frankly, I'm kind of surprised that the Boston Marathon isn't using one of these systems already...


I've run the Boston Marathon three times (including last year and this year).  The first year I ran it (2010) there was a chip you tied onto your shoe.  This year and last year the bibs were chipped.  This allows tracking along the course at various points to obtain splits and track the net time.

However, with a race of this size that include multiple waves the course officials only ensure that each participant is wearing a bib; there are no verification steps on Boston Common (where we're picked up to be taken to Hopkinton) or in Hopkinton to check the bibs authenticity.

I'd say that if there have only been five known cases of people sneaking into the corrals and running then that's pretty good for a race this size.  I think that these bandits should be barred from future Boston Marathons and potentially charged with petty theft because that's really what it is ($180 worth of thievery).  I did see a couple non-bobbed bandits get "booted" off the course by runners and course marshals; they tried to hop in with the first wave  just past the start line.
 
2014-04-26 08:07:58 PM

Barnacles!: notatrollorami: 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.

How is this a rich-hate thread? Oh, yeah, the headline appeals to rich-haters.

Under the specific set of circumstances (couldn't finish together last year thanks to the bombing, couldn't finagle a legit entry for her this year) I don't see how anyone can be really upset about printing a fake bib. Which does not require much money, BTW. Who was hurt and how exactly?

They fudged a bib, harmed no one, stole nothing (is someone pissed she breathed their air on the route?) and completed a treasured mutual goal they trained long and hard for.

If this makes your blood boil you may want to consider whether you're just kind of a dick.

So, you are saying that it is fair for thousands of people to abide by the rules, but if someone doesn't feel like abiding by those rules, that is ok because they are SPECIAL and rules don't apply to them?


No I'm not. I'm saying he and his wife made a bit of a dick move with some legitimate mitigating circumstances that made it a bit less of a dick move. This minor dick move caused no serious harm to anyone or anything. And it required no wealth to pull off.

Because the perpetrator is a rich guy, though, many in this thread are acting like he and the wife should be hung in the public square.

///TLDR; minor dick move=meh while minor dick move+rich=kill the sonofabiatch
 
2014-04-26 08:10:25 PM

o'really: I see this as along the lines of the chick in a thread a few days ago, the one who stole stuff from restaurants.

It's a mindset that "rules don't apply to me". If a few people do it, not much harm. But not everyone can operate on that mindset, or the harm would be cumulative.

I'm mostly amused that he's a very public figure, and pulled this shiat by posting pix of his wife with the fake numbers. That and his non-apology.

If self-entitled behavior was rare among the nouveau riche techies, then it wouldn't be such big news.

But this kind of "laws and common courtesy don't apply to me" behavior is pretty damn common. It says something about
Our society.


I disagree. Theft is a crime with a victim. Duplicating a bib is victimless. It's a dick move but no one is harmed and it is therefore a lesser offense.
 
2014-04-26 08:43:07 PM
I'm struggling to give any farks.
 
2014-04-26 09:25:23 PM

Fabric_Man: Could she be charged with trespassing?

Oh, I know she won't. She's much too rich for that. But hypothetically, if she were a commoner, would it be trespassing?


Any charges can be applied to commoners including trespassing followed by the obligatory resisting.
 
2014-04-26 10:00:48 PM

Nogale: EvilEgg: That's what the first woman to run the Boston Marathon had to do, she was just honoring her.

No, you're wrong. First of all, Kathrine Switzer was not the first woman to run Boston. That was Roberta Gibb. Switzer was the first woman to run Boston wearing a number, for which she officially applied and paid. She was in no way a bandit.


No, actually he's right. Roberta Gibb was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. She ran it as a bandit. That's who the rich chick was honoring. Get it now?
 
2014-04-26 10:39:02 PM

notatrollorami: I disagree. Theft is a crime with a victim. Duplicating a bib is victimless. It's a dick move but no one is harmed and it is therefore a lesser offense.


They didn't pay the fee to the BAA which means they didn't pay for the course marshals, the police protection, the water and Gatorade, the nutritional supplements, etc.  That's theft.  Not a victimless crime.  Not murder but still petty theft and should be treated as if they stole $180 worth of goods (price of admission).  And they should be barred from future Boston Marathons as they ran under false pretenses.
 
2014-04-26 11:22:02 PM
If I remember my Psych 101 correctly, "Running together with a loved one in a prestigious marathon" is located between "Love/belonging" and "Esteem" in Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
 
2014-04-27 01:03:07 AM

chewielouie: Nogale: EvilEgg: That's what the first woman to run the Boston Marathon had to do, she was just honoring her.

No, you're wrong. First of all, Kathrine Switzer was not the first woman to run Boston. That was Roberta Gibb. Switzer was the first woman to run Boston wearing a number, for which she officially applied and paid. She was in no way a bandit.

No, actually he's right. Roberta Gibb was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. She ran it as a bandit. That's who the rich chick was honoring. Get it now?


Yeah, I'm sure he knew who Roberta Gibb was before I mentioned her. Kathrine Switzer is widely referred to as the first woman to run Boston, despite her efforts to set the facts straight. If in fact he was referring to Gibb, good on him and my apologies. But I doubt it.
 
2014-04-27 01:57:40 AM
What's Foursquare?
Honestly have no idea, and doubt I'm missing out on anything life-changing.
 
2014-04-27 02:10:53 AM

trappedspirit: 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?


Right after all the "where I was when 9/11 happened " stories finally end. I.e. about a century from now.
 
2014-04-27 11:55:38 AM
There is a need to manage public space in the public interest.
Because there's not enough of it to always accommodate the personal interests of everybody.

/this American myth of individual freedom, (some sort of mobile sovereignty) has gotten way out of hand.
 
2014-04-27 12:50:19 PM
Methinks she be mistaking "needs" for "wants" and should be punished accordingly. Forget the gaggles of analysts and lawyers, a "mandatory" fine, non-negotiable,is applicable.That, and perhaps a pull page "Baninnated" adin the Boston paper a couple weeks before, should help to dissuade those who'd consider doing this on a whim.
 
Displayed 45 of 145 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report