August 10, 2005

Convicted? Um...

I have been accused of having a lead foot and a big heart. The folks from the Muscular Dystrophy Association are coming to arrest me on August 31 and lock me up. My bail has been set at $2005, which will fund 30 minutes of MDA research.

Please help bail me out by making a donation here. You can also donate via the MDA-PayPal button on the far left. All funds donated will be presented to MDA in conjunction with the 2005 Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon.

I've never asked anyone for a dime on this blog before. I only ask now on behalf of others who need your help. And to help motivate you further, help me get to $2005 by August 31 or I will kill this blog.

Thanks. Oh, and you do know what that is a picture of, don't you? I mean, don't hate me because I'm beautiful.

DOWNDATE: Hey cool, I've got a graphic now to let you know how we're doing.

DOUBLE DOWNDATE: Alright, blogospherians. I'm posting up a storm and yet the donations seem to have shrivelled up faster than a slug carrying a 30 pound salt lick trying to cross Bonneville Flats at high noon. Will you donate more if I stop posting?

Posted by Charles Austin at August 10, 2005 11:59 PM

Sheesh, between you and Kate's teeth I'm not going to have any beer money.

Posted by: Matt at 04:07 PM

Definitely a worthy cause. Most of my charitable giving is tied up with a yearly donation regimen to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. However, I expect I can come up with something for MDA.

Posted by: Jon at 04:54 PM

Is that a threat in the Helen Thomas mode?

Posted by: Major John at 05:02 PM

Matt -- I'll buy you two beers next time we see each other.

Jon -- Any help is appreciated, but I understand your support of St. Jude's taking precedence.

Major John -- Some might say I'm just following through on yet another threat to quit, but if the donations don't start picking up soon I may have to start soliciting donations by promising to return to Scourging Richard Cohen. I'll forgive you this one time for mentioning me in the same sentence as Helen Thomas.

Posted by: charles austin at 10:51 AM

We've heard the "this blog is pining for the fjords" speech before. ;o)

I'm going, I'm going...

Posted by: Tanya at 08:21 PM

July and August seem to be monetary dog days. I wonder if it's the combination of having spent money for summer vacation and sticker shock from spending on back to school items for kids that does it, but kitties seem to be empty everywhere.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 01:20 PM

Have you asked George Soros? Just find a way to blame MD on George W. Bush and he'll cough up millions.

Posted by: J Bowen at 01:50 AM

Say Jim, you don't happen to have George's cell phone number, do you?

Posted by: charles austin at 10:25 AM