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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Awesome Slog Is Kicking Gawker's Ass!

Posted by on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 1:23 PM


Today's official results are in: Slog has raised $5,732 more than Gawker—that's five thousand, seven hundred and thirty-two dollars!!!—in JUST TWO DAYS, all going to Northwest Harvest to feed those who don't have enough to eat.


You can get yours nearly instantly*! Give to Northwest Harvest right now—whatever amount you can afford—and then forward us your receipt, and we'll update your commenter handle* with the AWESOME PERSON tag (be sure to tell us your handle and/or the email address your account is registered under!).

They look like this:

gloomy gus wish is our command!
  • gloomy gus' wish is our command!

Be awesome now—donate to Northwest Harvest in the Slog vs. Gawker Holiday Charity Challenge!

*Our awesome web-heroes will add your tag as fast as they can! Be nice!


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kcrobinson 1
How long does it take to show up? I forwarded my receipt over 3 hours ago. I donated money so I deserve the right to feel smug in the comments!
Posted by kcrobinson on November 23, 2011 at 1:40 PM · Report this
kcrobinson 2
Nevermind. It was adblock. Yet another site for me to disable that on...
Posted by kcrobinson on November 23, 2011 at 1:41 PM · Report this
starsandgarters 3
What's this about no Strangercrombie this year? I can't find anything other than Tracy's comment in the last Charity! post; can an actual employee confirm? And why no Strangercrombie?
Posted by starsandgarters on November 23, 2011 at 1:48 PM · Report this
Zebes 4
Posted by Zebes on November 23, 2011 at 1:57 PM · Report this
Zebes 5
.... no tag! Booooooo
Posted by Zebes on November 23, 2011 at 1:57 PM · Report this
Zebes, I see a tag on you that says "AWESOME PERSON" - can you confirm if this is true about you? I bet it is. Thanks for MS Paint-ing all over my historical record there, Bethany! And for making it all so, Anthony.
Posted by gloomy gus on November 23, 2011 at 2:01 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 7
WHERE IS MY AWESOME PERSON?!?!?!?!? And did anyone give yourself a cool title on the form? I made myself a Senator!!! God-Like Deity wasn't available.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on November 23, 2011 at 2:03 PM · Report this
@3: Details on the retirement of Strangercrombie are over here...

@4/5: Patience! They're webmonkeying as fast as they can, and our main monkey is out this week—let me know if it doesn't show up in a day or so. Rest assured, YOU ARE AWESOME meanwhile!
Posted by Bethany Jean Clement on November 23, 2011 at 2:04 PM · Report this
TVDinner 9
I am smugly and confidently awesome.
Posted by TVDinner http:// on November 23, 2011 at 2:07 PM · Report this
Bub 10
Just donated! Feed the world, make it a better place for you and for me and the entire human race.
Posted by Bub on November 23, 2011 at 2:08 PM · Report this
zachd 11
If one of the members of Awesome donates, does the world explode? :\
Posted by zachd on November 23, 2011 at 2:30 PM · Report this
Let's see if this works.
Posted by Mike in Olympia on November 23, 2011 at 2:54 PM · Report this
Zebes 13
@6 Indeed? I guess it's just a problem with my work internets tubes, then, 'cause I can't see tags on anybody. I'll check again when I get home.

And if I still don't see anything, I will blog angrily and perhaps even tweet about it.
Posted by Zebes on November 23, 2011 at 3:02 PM · Report this
Fnarf 14
@8, I see no details there.
Posted by Fnarf on November 23, 2011 at 3:43 PM · Report this
Just in case nobody knows: Northwest Harvest is a scam. KING 5 often has these food drives, but if you're a client of Northwest Harvest you'll find out that none of it ever gets handed out by Northwest Harvest. Every week the only things that are available are rice and potatoes. Most weeks all you'll see is cans of diced tomatoes and sometimes canned beans. Not much more than that. They often don't even have day old bread.
Posted by Weekilter on November 23, 2011 at 3:51 PM · Report this
@14: "This is urgent—times are terrible—so we’ve retired the Strangercrombie auction to concentrate on just raising money that goes straight to help some of the very neediest. (This is also not the year to ask local businesses to give away things to auction—they’re struggling, too.)"
Posted by Bethany Jean Clement on November 23, 2011 at 3:51 PM · Report this
Zebes 17
Oh my god I can see the awesome person tags right now and it's so much better than I envisioned
Posted by Zebes on November 23, 2011 at 4:41 PM · Report this
Donated! The Awesome Person tag was just the reminder to donate that I needed.
Posted by riot gorl on November 23, 2011 at 4:57 PM · Report this
This is great. Thank you for doing this.
Posted by barfy cute on November 23, 2011 at 5:23 PM · Report this
Does GAWKER know this is going on? (test, test)
Posted by Stephen McCandless on November 25, 2011 at 10:13 AM · Report this

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