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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   ( divider line
    More: Asinine, Boston Marathon, Foursquare, hurt feelings, marathon, WCVB-TV, Dennis Crowley  
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12125 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Apr 2014 at 10:27 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-04-26 07:26:45 AM  
6 votes:
well, that went to the wrong thread.
2014-04-26 09:55:17 AM  
5 votes:
That was dumb of you!

Mr. Crowley, what went on in your head?
2014-04-26 10:32:19 AM  
2 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: That was dumb of you!

Mr. Crowley, what went on in your head?

He should have tried to fool all the people with magic.
2014-04-26 07:18:26 AM  
2 votes:
I check my mail about once a month.  The grocery store ads are usually out of date by then, but the offers to extend my car warranty or purchase Dish TV service at an incredible bargain rate, are always welcome.
2014-04-26 11:22:02 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2014-04-26 03:55:12 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:31:00 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:50:22 AM  
1 vote:
So basically: "Yeah we knew it was wrong, but we really wanted to do it so..."
2014-04-26 11:05:23 AM  
1 vote:
Good thing they had tight security this year. Wouldn't want anyone out there that wasn't supposed to be.
2014-04-26 10:49:32 AM  
1 vote:

lethological_lassie: jshine: I wonder how many people did this (or do this in other events)?  It must be -- if not common -- at least not without precedent.  After all, the fact that there's a term for it ("bandit") suggests it's been done before.

/ yes, yes -- the fact that she's probably wealthy amps the outrage up to 11

It is a nightmare for race directors, liability managers and folks who lose their rightful rank in their age group when a younger person poses as an older person and runs faster than the registered runner. Folks who run with no number are worse from a safety and liability perspective.

Would be funny -- especially if the numbers are fairly long -- to use a number like "373A3".  At a glance, nothing is unusual, but there's no way it would screw up the statistics.  ;-)
2014-04-26 10:45:56 AM  
1 vote:

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?"
2014-04-26 10:34:39 AM  
1 vote:
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?
2014-04-26 09:40:58 AM  
1 vote:
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.
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