News flash: The Bureau of Land Management announced they are creating a full-time position dedicated to the annual Burning Man event. Ken Thompson, current organizer of the very successful GGG annual event in California, was offered the position but after consideration of this unique job opportunity, while he was setting up his new shelter, Thompson turned it down.
"No, no, I'm NOT a burning man! You've got the wrong guy. When Coe Park Rangers say,
'You can't burn' then I don't burn!"
BLM officials were disappointed Thompson turned down their offer but said they will next look to establish a full-time position for GGG-7 and beyond as this event has grown so large and successful that someone with Thompson's skills is needed to coordinate and maintain safety among the counterculture "UL gear geeks" who attend the annual event.
Thompson said he will consider this second job offer after he decides whether he will keep his new shelter. "I've got my priorities!"