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Monday, November 28, 2011

How Did You Get to Be An Awesome Person?

Posted by on Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 2:25 PM

In the last week, you've probably started noticing the phrase "AWESOME PERSON" appearing next to the names of certain Slog commenters.

These humans are giving food to other humans who are hungry. That's all.

They've donated, in other words, to the...


In just a week, Slog has raised $6,840 more than Gawker! (206.)

All the money goes to Northwest Harvest—and since we know that the number of hungry families in Washington state has almost doubled in the last three punishing years, we think this is worth your time. Consider. We already know you are awesome.

BE GOLDEN! This exists at Summit and Harrison.
  • BE GOLDEN! This exists at Summit and Harrison.


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Medina 1
I'm curious about the total donations, not just the difference. Is there a link to see the numbers? Or is the idea not to disclose the total?
Posted by Medina on November 28, 2011 at 2:40 PM · Report this
@1, maybe you'll find this, in Jen's usage, "elucidating": there was no competition. The mock Gawker battle was just to get us to donate. See how it worked? We thought we were playing with the big boys so we chipped in a little more. All's fair in love and charity.
Posted by gloomy gus on November 28, 2011 at 2:47 PM · Report this
Elucidation is overrated.
Posted by Jen Graves on November 28, 2011 at 3:00 PM · Report this
GlamB0t 4
There are so many golden shower jokes in that picture...
Posted by GlamB0t on November 28, 2011 at 3:03 PM · Report this
@1, Another source of info would be Rotary clubs. The Redmond Rowsers regularly volunteers our time and talent to Northwest Harvest, and some of us help in other ways

@2, if you're not into helping people in need in hard times, go stuff it
Posted by strandgeist on November 28, 2011 at 3:10 PM · Report this
Medina 6
Damn, you mean we've only raised $6,840? On the one hand, I'm happy to know the total. On the other, I'm embarrassed that I let the "journalists" at the Stranger fool me. Can't we trust the media anymore? First FOX now the Stranger!
Posted by Medina on November 28, 2011 at 3:14 PM · Report this
In Memorium: Richard Grossman 1943 -- 2011

Speaking of awesome people, amidst all the myth-media's hoopla about stoned and crazy Walmart shopperbots, the most sad death of Richard Grossman hasn't received the deserved publicity it should.

Mr. Grossman, one of the top legal thinkers in America, if not the top legal thinker, passed away on Nov. 22. He was long a champion against predatory jurisprudence, and together with Thomas Linzey founded the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) and worked tirelessly against corporate takeover of America, both at the federal and small town levels.……


An idea of his contributions:…

Posted by sgt_doom on November 28, 2011 at 3:20 PM · Report this

From a 1997 interview with “The Corporate Crime Reporter”:

“If we take seriously the constitutional theory of this country, citizens are supposed to decide what corporations are and what they do. We are the people. We are supposed to be sovereign. We create corporations -- whether they are business, or government, or charitable, or educational -- to help us do our work. We are supposed to define those institutions. We have to be responsible and accountable to one another and to the future.

If we are going to create institutions, we have to define them in ways that keep them subordinate. We don't talk the language of corporate accountability and corporate responsibility. We don't talk about voluntary codes of conduct, or about asking corporate leaders to cause a little less harm. We are trying to instigate a very different kind discussion.

We (POCLAD) started off looking at the corporation. And increasingly, we keep coming back to ourselves -- who we are as people, as human beings? We ask: what does it mean to act like sovereign people?”

Posted by sgt_doom on November 28, 2011 at 3:21 PM · Report this
Fnarf 9
@5, did you just tell Gloomy Gus to "go stuff it"? Well-played, nimrod! Especially since I see an "Awesome Person" donation tag by his name but not by yours.
Posted by Fnarf on November 28, 2011 at 3:26 PM · Report this
any way to donate via paypal and still be an awesome person?
Posted by cracked on November 28, 2011 at 3:39 PM · Report this
B-but I just stuffed it, and I liked it! Does this mean I have to stop?
Posted by gloomy gus on November 28, 2011 at 3:57 PM · Report this
emor 12
I suspected something was up when I didn't see anything about this on the Gawker page when I checked a couple times. I promptly forgot and donated anyways.

If I recall correctly, I read that every $.67 feeds a family of three. In which case we fed 4583 families a holiday meal. Not bad. For a bunch of reprobates.
Posted by emor on November 28, 2011 at 4:05 PM · Report this
Zebes 13
I'm an Awesome Person and that makes me better than people who aren't. It's just facts.

And for those in the audience who take umbrage at the arrogance of my statement, you know what would really show me up? If everybody was an Awesome Person, and therefore nobody could feel superior to anybody. Donate today and level the playing field! That'll put a jerk like me in my place.
Posted by Zebes on November 28, 2011 at 4:51 PM · Report this
biju 14
So we're still beating Gawker? Sweet...
Posted by biju on November 28, 2011 at 4:52 PM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 15
I was born this way.

Ok, seriously, I will donate.
Posted by Dr_Awesome on November 28, 2011 at 5:02 PM · Report this
Josh Bis 16
I hope that next year's contest is against the people of The Moon.
Posted by Josh Bis on November 28, 2011 at 7:10 PM · Report this
owlish 17
Posted by owlish on November 28, 2011 at 10:01 PM · Report this
owlish 18
except I never got my tag... :(
Posted by owlish on November 28, 2011 at 10:08 PM · Report this
There is no Charity like Charity that you can flaunt....
Posted by here's a dime. where's my tag? on November 29, 2011 at 5:28 PM · Report this

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