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Monday, December 2, 2013

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis vs. Pearl Jam vs. Slog! Introducing the 2013 Holiday Charity Challenge!

Posted by on Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM

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Zillions of people all over the world love Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Pearl Jam is a band with literally zillions of fans. And Slog—voted the Best Blog in the Entire Universe™ by Condé Nast Traveler—is read by zillions of people every day.

But whose fans are the best fans?

We're about to find out. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Pearl Jam are combining forces with Slog this holiday season—SERIOUSLY!—to help raise money for the Orion Center, which houses homeless teens right here in our city. The Orion Center's funding was slashed recently, and its young adult shelter was almost forced to shut down. While the County and the City of Seattle kicked in enough money to keep the Orion Center's programs going, the group needs to raise $100,000 to keep providing food, shelter, safety, and life alternatives to Seattle's most vulnerable population over the next year.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis fans! Pearl Jam fans! Slog fans! Together, we can help save the Orion Center! But we're going to do it the American way: with a competition! That's why we're pitting Macklemore & Ryan Lewis fans against Pearl Jam fans against Slog fans! DONATE to the Orion Center by going to one of these three pages:

• Macklemore & Ryan Lewis fans: GO HERE TO DONATE!
• Pearl Jam fans: GO HERE TO DONATE!
• Slog fans: GO HERE TO DONATE!

Tweet it out! #TeamMac #TeamJam #TeamSlog

Seattle is the best city in the world, Seattle is home to the best musicians in the world, the best blog in the world is written right here in Seattle—but who has the best fans? We're about to find out! Because the internationally famous musicians or semi-widely-read local blog whose fans raise the most money for the Orion Center by December 24th WINS!

What do you do if you love Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pearl Jam, and Slog equally? Go to all three pages and donate at each one!

Let's do this!

And if you give at least $25 to the Orion Center right now, then forward us your receipt and your commenter handle, we'll give you a commenter tag on Slog that says SLOG FAN, MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS FAN, or PEARL JAM FAN! Your choice!

 

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Will in Seattle 1
But what if I donate to all three? Do I get SLOG Super Music Fan?
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on December 2, 2013 at 11:40 AM · Report this
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Great idea to support the Orion Center this year. Will Dan be offering a dinner out like he did one other time? If so, I may even donate again. I absolutely will donate again if Terry goes too.
Posted by SeattleKim on December 2, 2013 at 11:46 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 3
@1 - The space required to display all your accolades will be taken out of your comments.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on December 2, 2013 at 11:46 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 4
Seattle is not the best city in the world. Obviously, Baltimore is.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on December 2, 2013 at 11:50 AM · Report this
despicable me 6
Done. Thank you, Dan and SLOG.

Please hang in there, Kiddos, things really will get better for you.
Posted by despicable me on December 2, 2013 at 12:21 PM · Report this
Enigma 7
I love the Charity Challenge and donate happily. But I sorely miss the days of Strangercrombie.

Maybe next year we can do both?
Posted by Enigma http://washingtonunitedformarriage.org/ on December 2, 2013 at 12:29 PM · Report this
Fnarf 8
I sent my goddamn receipt in like fifteen minutes ago and my commenter tag still hasn't appeared. YOU PROMISED. Don't make me get up out of this chair and shake my cane at you, you feckless ingrates!

@1, I'm not sure I'd call a person who loves Macklemore and Pearl Jam a "music fan".
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on December 2, 2013 at 12:36 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 9
How about Super Threeway then?
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on December 2, 2013 at 12:46 PM · Report this
despicable me 10
I know, Fnarf, what's up with that?!?
Posted by despicable me on December 2, 2013 at 12:51 PM · Report this
TomJohnsonJr 11
I demand my badge read "Slog Comments Fan". Thank you.
Posted by TomJohnsonJr on December 2, 2013 at 2:17 PM · Report this
leek 12
NO ONE is a Slog comments fan. Come on now.
Posted by leek on December 2, 2013 at 2:23 PM · Report this
Fnarf 13
I believe that every Slog comment, even the idiotic ones, even the racist claptrap, even the spam, is a direct message from God.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on December 2, 2013 at 2:28 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 14
@12 - Liar.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on December 2, 2013 at 2:36 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 15
Wait, so what does the winner get? Pride? Screw that. I demand a trophy, or at least a wreath like they have for race-winning horses. Or the losers should be required to write a song/blog post about the winner.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on December 2, 2013 at 2:40 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 16
I can't decide....God knows I'm old enough to have been a Pearl Jam fan back in the day, and I admit that I had a huge crush on Eddie Vedder. I love those young men who sing about the rummage store, but donating for either of them would make me feel like I was cheating on Slog, and I've adored Slog ever since the days when we had to comment by Telex (remember how excited we all were when they finally allowed us to fax them in?)

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay http://www.danlangdon.com on December 2, 2013 at 3:08 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 17
You had Telex? Back in The Rocket days we had to staple a crayon scrawled letter to a pigeon!
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on December 2, 2013 at 3:16 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 18
@16, Me too! I had a bit of a crush on Eddie Vedder back in the day as well. Those guys are not aging well, but I guess it has been 20 years since their hayday. They are aging into old rockers.

I will do my donation soon. Can't decide what label I'll choose.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on December 2, 2013 at 3:48 PM · Report this
Fnarf 19
I'll settle for pride.

Maybe that should be the title of my song: "I'll settle for pride". A weepy country number, I think.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on December 2, 2013 at 4:02 PM · Report this
stinkbug 20
@18: You reminded me of this Portlandia bit:

"Eddie Vedder Tattoo"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJsEpNIY5…

Posted by stinkbug on December 2, 2013 at 5:32 PM · Report this
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The new PJ album, Lightning Bolt, is very good - and they are incredible live right now. Macklemore - less so, but young and talented. Slog - ? Bitter, saucy - ultimately irresistible. Need all 3.
Posted by DawginExile on December 2, 2013 at 6:45 PM · Report this
despicable me 22
Hello, what happened to my commenter tag? I sent my receipt hours ago! This is bogus.
Posted by despicable me on December 2, 2013 at 8:58 PM · Report this
raku 23
So many white guys
Posted by raku on December 2, 2013 at 10:18 PM · Report this
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Wait, please tell me the "Macklemore/PJ" thing is a joke...Surely these two bands could find 100k between them to donate...
Posted by j2patter on December 2, 2013 at 10:51 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 25
Done. I decided to give it to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis just to spite you.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on December 2, 2013 at 11:36 PM · Report this
Paul Constant 26
@22: That's funny, it seems to have worked for a bunch of other people. Could you do me a favor? Please resend the receipt to charity@thestranger.com again, and copy pconstant@thestranger.com on the e-mail this time. I'll make sure your receipt gets to the right person tomorrow. (This isn't an automated service; these commenter tags are being applied by human beings who work regular-ish office hours.) Sorry for the trouble.
Posted by Paul Constant http://https://twitter.com/paulconstant on December 3, 2013 at 12:29 AM · Report this
Eva Hopkins 27
I didn't chip in enough for a shiny tag, but that's OK, I know I'm a Slog fan. ;) Self-employed = donations must be small but heartfelt.
Posted by Eva Hopkins http://www.lunamusestudios.com on December 3, 2013 at 1:37 AM · Report this
despicable me 28
Uh, @Paul Constant, my bad. I forgot to include my SLOG name. Sorry.......
Posted by despicable me on December 3, 2013 at 9:45 AM · Report this
Eva Hopkins 29
Awww, I got a tag anyhow. Thankee Slog.

BTW, next time I visit your fair city, I hope to arrange an unofficial Slog happy meet or something. I've had these long conversations with you guys & would love to meet some of you in person.

:)
Posted by Eva Hopkins http://www.lunamusestudios.com on December 4, 2013 at 12:04 AM · Report this

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