Feb 14th 2010 12:40PM It is AMAZING what that little text campaign has done for the Red Cross and Haitian relief. Last count, it has brought in 30 million dollars.
One concern is that the company that administers the campaign, that provides the technology for the text code, is purportedly taking 40% of all the proceeds! Wow!
I don't think charities should be charged 40% by anyone to raise funds to help people.
I work with a company which provides these text codes but at only a 4% fee (about what the credit cards charge to make your transaction).
If you are a charity, please feel free to have a look at our system (at the link below) and see if it could help you and help you keep 36% more of your hard-earned funding. I will help you put it all together, even if you aren't Bill Gates on the computer. :)
Feb 14th 2010 11:57AM My dad had the MM Playboy but loaned it out to a friend. All I heard about for about 30 years was how he loaned that out and never got it back. Dang. That money would have come in handy!
One of my favorite episodes of a Spielberg created television show called, "Amazing Stories" (anybody remember that from the '80s?) was the one with Mark Hamill. This was post Star Wars.
A gnome came to him when he was a boy and said, "Buy all the things that you love and keep them all your life. You will be richer than any doctor or lawyer that you know." So he bought comic books, Toby mugs and a Deusenberg, among other things.
When he was an old man and had spent his life in relative poverty while keeping all of these things in a warehouse, the gnome came back and reminded him but he didn't believe the gnome so he was going to take his last $10 in pennies and drive off a cliff near Las Vegas. He had the pennies in a Toby mug. When he was unsuccessful in buying gas with his ten bucks a woman offered to buy the mug from him for 10 - ten thousand, that is.
So, the gnome was right after all.
We should all listen to our gnomes. :)
Aug 15th 2009 11:28PM An old skool example of this is Dionne Warwick's song, "Do You Know the Way to San Jose".
She HATED the song and refused and refused to sing it. Thought it was a big loser. I think it was Burt Bacharach that finally got her to do it. It has been her defining song since and she had to eat crow.
THIS is why singers need producers. ;^)
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Aug 15th 2009 11:14PM Um, didn't Michael Jackson say it all?
If you're thinkin' of being my brother it don't matter if you're black or white.
Lyrics and vid.
"I'm not gonna spend my life bein' a color."
Tina is just fine as wine and she takes care of herself. Getting rid of violent Ike probably did help, whether he was violet or not. :)
"Hot legs! Wearin' me out! I love ya honey!"
You go, Tina.