LOOK AT THOSE SEXY PICS!!!
Most of you don’t know my personal life, but I have been going through a rough year. You can look back through my blawg for some of the boring details. During this time, I have not gotten a haircut. I had grown a little mohawk/fauxhawk the last time I got it cut which was back in mid-June so even when I had it cut then, it was still pretty long on the top. Now, I have a full on “wh4fro” (White Afro…for hackers). So after a bad breakup, I pretty much decided to let my hair keep growing just for the fun of it and to “bring it back”. I am rocking the visor and the old 70s white basketball player look and I can pull it off…well, I keep telling myself that anyway. I am ready to move on with my life and put 2009 behind me and move on to 2010 and start anew. I decided to rock this out until the end of the year and then start the new year with a haircut as a sort of “cleansing” act for my life.
So…I figured that since I will be cutting my hair anyway…why not dramatard it up with a full buzzcutt! I decided that I can use my pathetic whiny life to the benefit of someone else. One of my philosophies in life has always been that no matter how bad you think you have it, someone else has it worse and you can always help someone else. I want to apply this by turning my self-renewal into something positive for someone else. I have always supported the EFF so I thought that I would do a fundraiser to shave my hear for “Internet freedom”! How is that for a fucking dramatard announcement?
Here are the details:
As far as the haircut goes, I will do it over the Christmas break. I will take a set of clippers and just buzz right through it all…OK, I won’t personally, but someone will buzz it for me. I will not shave it with a razor, just a buzzcut. I will film it for an episode of HackTV (probably the PWNED series, that sounds about right) for proof. You don’t have to care about the haircut at all to donate and/or participate. The haircut is just my way of making this fun and trying to give my grown as a person some significance. You can ignore the haircut and do it totally for the perks listed below.
All money will be collected and donated to the EFF after the Christmas break. I will post totals. None of it will go to BinRev. I will eat the cost of the items listed below, including shipping. 100% of your donation will get to the EFF.
Whats in it for you?
We will accept donations of any size! All you have to do is submit your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org which is our standard paypal account. Just put in a description or a note that your donation is for the EFF fundraiser and I will make sure that it gets included. If you donate one of the tiered amounts below, you will receive the benefits listed.
Tier 1: $25.00
- Free 1 year membership to the financiers group with all of the benefits that it currently offers. If you already are a member of the financier group, I will extend it.
- I will announce the HackTV episode in this group first, so you will be one of the first to see me make a fool out of myself.
- My gratitude.
Tier 2: $50.00
- All of the perks from tier 1.
- 1 BINREV T-shirt (while supplies last, but I have a bunch of these left…XL only).
Tier 3: $100.00
- All of the perks from tier 1 and tier 2.
- Copies of magazine (while supplies last…I have very limited supplies of these so donate early!) I will personalize them for you if you want, just tell me in the notes of your donation.
- Every little laptop sticker that I have laying around(from our friends at Memestreams, no starch press, and all kinds of other things), including a small number of stickers.
FAQTHBAY (Frequently asked questions that have not been asked yet):
Q: How do I know that this will make it to the EFF?
A: I will provide totals and counts of all donations at the end.
Q: Can I donate anonymously?
A: Of COURSE! I will not drop docs. You can also donate directly to the EFF if you prefer.
Q: Why should I care if you cut your hair? What’s the big deal?
A: LOOK AT THAT RIGHTEOUS FRO!!! Should I deprive the world of that gift?
Q: How long will it take to get my stuff?
A: Well, be patient with me. I will try to get everything out by the end of January 2010. I will get the accounts created as quickly as I can and hopefully as soon as I see the donation. Keep in mind that I will be out of town on vacation and then again on the Christmas holidays.
Q: Don’t I remember you complaining about “beg-a-thons” back on BinRev Radio?
A: Yes. Actually, I just hate the beg-a-thon over and over again seemingly all the time. This is the first such event that I have conducted EVER so I don’t feel like a total hypocrite…just a partial one.
Q: Can I be your “baby mama”?
A: I am single again.
WHAT I NEED FROM YOU GUYS and GALS:
Publicity! I need you guys to get the word out. Even if people don’t know or care about StankDawg or binrev, just get them to support the cause of the EFF! Emphasize that they will get perks of extra access to the forums, free blogs at binrev, and generally tell them what a great community we have here! Blog about it (you are using your free blogs here at binrev, right?) everywhere! Post in other forums. Do anything else that you think will get the word out and help[ us raise money for the EFF! I am sincere and I want this to be one of the biggest things that we have ever done. We have done smaller efforts in the past for the EFF, but in case this is my full retirement swan song (and I am not saying that it is or is not) I would like to leave something behind and feel that I helped someone in the process.
Participate! Hell, if anyone else wants to shave their head with me, upload some pics before/after and we can do it as a group! It will be fun! If you want to donate something for one of the tiers, let me know!
Support! Sincerely, this is all for the EFF. Put all of my sillyness and drama aside. I am having fun, but I am seriously trying to do something good here. I know times are tough, but please donate whatever you can. It will all go to the EFF and I will announce the totals and make sure it is all on the up-and-up. If you donate the amounts shown above, you will even get something to show for your donation from us. So you are getting something back for your donation. I will eat the cost of the shirts and magazines and shipping and all of that. 100% of your money will go to the EFF.
Please help us support this great cause.