Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Slog vs. Kenny G Holiday Charity Challenge Commenter Tag: Now YOU Choose It!

Posted by on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 12:55 PM

NOTE: Kenny G is not now and never was involved in the Slog vs. Kenny G Holiday Charity Challenge.

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Sweet Slog friends, we chose the new commenter tag to be bestowed upon each and every giver to Northwest Harvest this holiday season—helping feed local hungry people, including an unconscionable number of kids and elderly—and we chose SLOG CHARITY CHALLENGE ALL-STAR. But, then, over here in comments, you people had some ideas that are clearly WAY better. And, as TVDinner put it, "Slog charity challenge all star?" Really? Sigh." To which gloomy gus said, nicely, "indeed, not the best title yet. Still, it works great as a benchmark for how luxurious a problem can be."

Still: It's your party! And there's no smooth jazz playing, you know what I'm saying? Let's choose a new, improved tag from your suggestions. This is going to be a quick poll, because your new choice is going in tomorrow's paper, and we're on deadline. Vote now!

You ask: "Do I need to donate to Northwest Harvest again in order to have my tag updated to the new, improved one that will be chosen here???" ANSWER: Donating again makes you a more stupendous, swashbuckling master-and-commander/international megastar (that is, no, you don't, but you totally should! Any amount helps those hungry kids and old people. CRY).

Vote quick! And be a giver! And thanks for being an awesome person.

 

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ScienceNerd 1
Why are all of these tags screaming?
Posted by ScienceNerd http://stanichium.tumblr.com/ on November 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM · Report this
ScienceNerd 2
Oh, I guess they are always screaming. Also, I don't like any of these. *cries in a corner*
Posted by ScienceNerd http://stanichium.tumblr.com/ on November 27, 2012 at 1:01 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 3
How about "Woman of Distinction" ?

Some of those terms are kind of male-oriented, so that would be even more fun ...
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on November 27, 2012 at 1:27 PM · Report this
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gender neutral PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! Two out of four are clearly gender neutral. Hero could be male or female but honestly, male comes to mind first and I have to translate.

GENDER NEUTRAL.
Posted by bareboards on November 27, 2012 at 1:28 PM · Report this
Cienna Madrid 5
It should be AMERICAN HERO. I am displeased that AMERICAN HERO was left off this poll.
Posted by Cienna Madrid on November 27, 2012 at 1:32 PM · Report this
internet_jen 6
NW Patriot
Posted by internet_jen on November 27, 2012 at 1:46 PM · Report this
Paul Constant 7
I liked AMERICAN HERO, but I'm in always in favor of the word "SWASHBUCKLING" being used more often.
Posted by Paul Constant http://https://twitter.com/paulconstant on November 27, 2012 at 1:47 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 8
I said it before, I will say it again: My suggestions are "Pitbull" and "Socialite"
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay http://www.danlangdon.com on November 27, 2012 at 1:51 PM · Report this
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@8: But NOT "Pitbull Socialite"?
Posted by MLM on November 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM · Report this
seandr 10
When I first saw the new badge, I thought it said:
"SLOG charity case all-star"
Posted by seandr on November 27, 2012 at 3:12 PM · Report this
beatgrl 11
For the next year I will be happy to heroically buckle the turbulent layer of water that washes up on the beach after an incoming wave has broken.
Posted by beatgrl on November 27, 2012 at 3:23 PM · Report this
SPG 12
I'm donating to Kenny G.
Posted by SPG on November 27, 2012 at 3:31 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 13
How about Socialite Pitbull?
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on November 27, 2012 at 4:30 PM · Report this
Puty 14
1.) SOME OF US ARE NOT AMERICAN, CIENNA.

2.) I've been off Slog all day. What the hell happened? What have I done?
Posted by Puty on November 27, 2012 at 5:15 PM · Report this
TVDinner 15
@14: You ruined it. Ruined it!
Posted by TVDinner http:// on November 27, 2012 at 7:40 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 16
I would accept "Socialite Pitbull" but not "Pitbull Socialite". One is clearly sexist.
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay http://www.danlangdon.com on November 28, 2012 at 7:01 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 17
@14: But you are donating to an AMERICAN charity, so you can still be an American Hero.

Seen as a hero by Americans, that is.

Personally, I still think "Awesome Person" is best, but we have to change with the times, I suppose.

By the way, if "hero" and "master and commander" are not seen as gender neutral, the fault lies with the reader, not the text.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on November 28, 2012 at 7:18 AM · Report this
Puty 18
@Theodore: hmm good point. Nah, I'll stick to swashbuckling.

@TVDinner: or MAYBE I've SAVED Slog. Did you consider THAT? (Also it's pretty cool to wake up in the morning and be told you've ruined Slog. Thanks! Squee!)
Posted by Puty on November 28, 2012 at 8:33 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 19
"Missed it by *that* much."
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on November 28, 2012 at 11:28 AM · Report this

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