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Ummm...so I'm in the New York Times

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Note: I just attended the party, I didn't organize it. Credit there goes to Chet and Brett.

The New York times ran a little article today that I was in: In Your Facebook.com (requires registration). Back in late November I did an interview with Nancy Hass, who writes for the Times. We talked about facebook, informational changes in society, and a party that had nothing but cake. It was an interesting conversation, that had a lot of overlaps with the material I was working on for my thesis -- which was all about informational changes in society.

Anyway, a little while after that, they asked me for photos from the party, and a high-res version of the picture in my profile, and said that they might use some, or all or none of the pictures I sent. And oh yeah, they might also recreate my profile.

Well, it turns out they did all of that. I woke up with a text message that read: "hahahaha that was quite a surprise in the NYT today." Scrambling to my computer, I found it online, and someone had already sent me an image of the spread.

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Goodness gracious. That's me...or rather, a space pirate interpretation of me. Maybe this'll drive some traffic, but probably not. I've seen a few extra hits here, I've yet to check Gullible. I'll put up the entire article in another post.

As for the article, it discussed the party really accurately and made didn't make us sound like we were raging against some sort of machine. Cake party was about absurdity, not about rage. Anyway, if you're interested, here's some more pictures and here's the website we made to mark the event.

Related: previous Facebook shenanigans.

honorary 'crasher of the week

Hey Kyle,

I'm amused to no end with the story of your "disinformation" fooling the cops! Mad props to you ;)

As if having your story run in the NY Times wasn't enough, the activist group I work for, Bureaucrash, has selected you as "Honorary 'crasher of the week" for your achievement. (Permalink: http://bureaucrash.com/node/1270) We're an international group of over 3500 activists who enjoy nothing more than "stickin' it to the man", so long as "the man" in question is the overbearing state. Well done, and congratulations on your new-found fame ;) Remind me to buy you a beer if I ever see y'a.

All The Best,

sh(A)ne
Communications Director for
the Bureaucrash Activist Network
www.Bureaucrash.com

Seriously

You guys are def my heroes...makes me sick when I think how much alcohol we've lost do to busted parties...bastards.

Excellent Work!

Great job. Love the idea. I know some kids who go to a private, religious college in Malibu where the administration (THE MAN!) pours through profiles and pictures looking for underage drinking, then uses it as evidence to expel or suspension. Crazy, huh?

well done!

Congrats - you're an inspiration to us all!

Dugg

Hey bro, you're on Digg. http://digg.com/links/College_Students_Play_Prank_On_Cops_Via_Facebook

digg and dug

digg and dug

Love it

What a blast. you should of had video on this it would have been great.

This such a great story. Year

This such a great story. Years ago I had a friend who would help promote parties at a place they called Mexico. The cops busted it, so they of course just moved to another spot they called New Mexico. They made sure to put fliers all over the place, ensuring the fuzz would show up again. And when they did, it was just him and a group of people in the back of a pickup eating Oreos and drinkin' some milk.

LOL CAKE

LOL CAKE

haha thats a good one

haha thats a good one

Fantastic :D

I love it. Way to make a bunch of over-zealous jackasses look like a bunch of... misinformed over-zealous jackasses. Kudos, sir.

whois a conformer? not me.

When reading this story somewhere else I could not wait to see the pictures because I wanted to see an angry "Sgt. Dick" with cake on his face, but I have to say that upon seeing the last picture it made me feel like you are the real dick. I know nothing of this story other than what I've read. Until the picture everything that I'd read had me cheering you, but a picture tells...

It must have something to do with the girl in the background effecting that grotesque laughter; she looks as if her sole purpose on earth was to be there for that moment. To me, her gaping mouth conveys a petty satisfaction at having fought the law and won. Oh please. Yeah, lets hate the cops because they take our beer away. If you really think it is wrong then fight the people who are making the laws, fucko. Cops just do what they are told, they don't hate you or beer anymore than anyone else.

I find your story boring, but that isn't your fault... it's this shitty internet that gives every little fucko a voice... boring. Like who gives a shit what I think about GW fuckos?

Why is this story in the New York Times? It seems as if the NYT was only interested in your episode in order to promote their opinion that we as a society may be in danger of losing some of our freedom. Whether we are or not I don't know, but I hardly see your case as cause for alarm. If the NYT is trying to show evidence of lost freedom by citing a story about kids who are pranking adults over beer... well the NYT is a shitty little paper then, and you are wasting time chasing beer. Hmm, kids chasing beer...that sounds like something I've heard from somewhere... H....O...L...L...Y...W...O...O...D...? ? ?
So what if the cops watched facebook for parties. Yay for them for using whatever tools they can. Underage drinking is a bad thing fucko.

Thanks,
Excellent story. Great fun. You're my hero and all the rest.

That girl in the background w

That girl in the background was an employee of CLLC, and was part of the force busting us. She wasn't an attendee of the party, and I guess if the partygoers "won" then she was on the "losing" side. One of the university police officers was amused, the other wasn't. The guy in the yellow actually thought it was pretty funny.

I think that you're making this more angsty, rage against the machine than it actually is. We were just having a good, absurd time.

hilarious. now check this shi

hilarious. now check this shit out:
www.myspace.com/quad5trio

I wish...

I wish there were more people like you when I was in college.

I don't drink, but this is th

I don't drink, but this is the most awesome thing anyway. Props to you guys!

You're wrong about the extra traffic…

Yeah, cakeparty.org is having bandwidth difficulties, so your blog is the closest account of the infamous "Beer Bash" that most of us can access.
Only a Portlander would be concerned with absurdity, and I like it. Good job to you and to the organizers for sticking it to the man in this harmless, yet hilarious manner.

that is awsome

anything u could do and have that much fun i give props to

sack my cackkk

sack my cackkk

funny

This prank was so funny! I can't wait to go to college. Not just because I would also do something like this but because college seems so fun (of course educational). Well your collge anyway.

OMG!! This was such a good pr

OMG!! This was such a good prank!! KUDOS!!!!

What kind of society are we

What kind of society are we living in?

I started drinking when I was 13. It was no big deal, nobody cared that much. Maybe a cop made us pour a beer out every now and then.