The Shroom is Black Rock City’s Least Best Newspaper. It was born out of an admiration for The Onion and a desperate need to find something useful to contribute on the Playa by those whose primary skills – being clever and writing – weren’t in high demand during a dust storm.
The Shroom has experienced enormous growth recently. What started with a few copies being passed out by a guy with a six pack poured into a Camelbak has morphed into a real 3rd rate operation. We have developed a pretty good fan base on Facebook and we’re starting to grow our following on Twitter. With a lot of help and recognition from our friends in the Burning Man organization, and Burning Man Information Radio, as well as those in the community who lend their pics, names and laughter, we expect to reach the status of 2nd rate operation next year!
We’d really love it if you’d share us with your friends. We want your feedback, so please gift us your comments be they snide, sneers, snickers, hate mail or just plain LOLz. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to let us know about any concerns, edits, story ideas, pending libel suits, or to just say hello. And if you have any incriminating evidence, particularly photographs, we promise to keep your name out of it when we plaster it on the interwebs.
In Dust We Trust,
Loki & Magellan