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BLACK ROCK CITY — A rumor has just reached our ears that Google's cofounders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, are here at Burning Man, the ever-dusty counterculture and arts festival taking place in the Nevada desert. We even have their purported addresses on the playa.

Your intrepid girl journalist will be putting on her pith helmet shortly to track these elusive creatures, their habits, their plumage, and what they do when they aren't doing what they usually do — i.e., ruling the search world from their squishy exercise-ball perches. We speculate that we will be able to spot the camp relatively easily, due to the crushed bedding and the presence of huge-ass cyborg-hippie bodyguards making sure the friendship of the playa comes close, but not too close.