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A friend cracks: "Maybe she got this wrong because she was reading from Fusion GPS' dossier on Stevens."
You know, people involved in writing and communications might want to consider that Twitter Is Not Their Friend. It encourages lazy writing and thoughtless #HotTakes. Why bother checking to see the last decade that Stevens worked as a justice when precious seconds for getting in your #EarlyHotTake are slipping away!
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" It's clear that [Brooks would] like a social/political revolution that was more refined, better-mannered, more focused on the Constitution and, well, more bourgeois as opposed to in-your-face and working class.
The thing is, we had that movement. It was the Tea Party movement...
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October 29, 2004

Fundraising Update-- And Thanks!

Note: This post was made sticky-- accidentally, actually, and it seems to be staying at the top of the queue, for reasons I don't quite get. There are new posts coming in below, though.

Alas, the fundraising drive continues, but I have to say I am extraodinarily grateful for everyone's response so far. I got a little behind on thank-you notes -- yahoo has this strange tendency to occasionally post new messages back three or four pages into the queue, plus a lot of people donated -- but, until I do write you a letter of appreciation, let me say thank you, as a general matter.

A couple of donors aren't getting a thank you right away, because their email screener keep bouncing my attempts to them. I have to ask permission to respond. But I'll do that.

Time for another pitch. A humorous one, I hope.

Okay, so I'm getting around 10,000 unique visitors per day on my good week days, without Instalanches or the like. So, I figure, if everyone just sent along $1 -- just a buck -- that would be $10,000, and I then I could quit my job trying to sell real estate. And man, do I want to. My office is like Glengarry Glen Ross, but without all the human warmth.

But let's think bigger. If everyone sent me $10, that would be $100,000 -- pretty sweet, huh? -- and I could laugh at Andrew Sullivan. Nice.

But why stop there? I know this is sorta crazy, but bear with me. If everyone took out a mortgage on their home and/or sold their cars and some applicances they don't use much anyway (such as their computers, televisions, and lighting), and then sent me ten thousand dollars each, that would be a haul of $10 MILLION dollars.

Okay, I know what you're thinking. That sounds a little steep. But think about it-- how cool would it be to be a part of something that enormous? It would be like being present at the Wright's flight at Kitty Hawk, except, you know, it would cost you ten grand. It would be somethin' to tell your grandkids, at least. And I guess you'd need that kind of a story, because you'd have to explain why you pissed away their college fund on a stupid blog about D&D and Whitesnake.

So, you know, it would be win-win-win all around. Except for the grandkids. But college is sort of overrated anyway. Just buy them a bunch of books and some pot and let them live without supervision for four years in some sort of pansexual version of Lord of the Flies and bang, a college education on the cheap.

Plus, they'll be grateful that they never had to read fucking Beowulf.

Anyway, though, I'm very grateful. As I've said to several of you in my emails, this is a pretty dorky hobby, and when someone seems to like what I'm doing enough to suppor the site, it makes it all feel a lot less dorky and something approaching worthwhile.

Update: TV (or AV), sorry, your email screener will not let me respond nor even request that you allow me to respond. So, let me say here, thank you very much.

A subscription to Juggs magazine! Now that was indeed a thoughtful donation. How on earth did you know my subscription was running out?

posted by Ace at 12:09 PM