Category:
Charity

New “fake” Challenge

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You have all heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge that raised millions for ALS (Which BTW my mother-in-law died from)
Now there is this challenge that is fake. But I like it though. Maybe we can get our Patty to try it and post a selfie ??

http://metro.co.uk/2015/06/02/this-is-why-women-are-taking-selfies-of-bottles-of-coke-held-between-their-breasts-5227099/
http://heavy.com/social/2015/05/hold-a-coke-with-your-boobs-challenge-all-the-photos-pictures-instagram-breast-cancer-awareness/

NSFW links

Posted By: BrokeDad - Thu Jun 04, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Pop Culture, Internet, Women, Charity

Reverse Panhandling

A Michigan couple stood roadside with signs that read, "NO, I Am Not Homeless, I Am Not Hungry. Can I Give YOU A Dollar" handing out 100 $1 bills to passing motorists. They also buy bus passes and hand them out while riding the bus. They just like to do good deeds for strangers.

Posted By: patty - Mon Sep 30, 2013 - Comments (5)
Category: Charity

2000 Feet of Hot Wheels Track

Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 21, 2011 - Comments (5)
Category: Toys, Rube Goldberg Devices, Charity, Cars

Donation Meters

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How to solve the problem of unruly panhandlers?

The donation meter!

The picture here portrays one in Denver, which I found on the Flickr page of msitarzewski.

Read all about Atlanta's recent experiment with donation meters here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Sep 29, 2008 - Comments (10)
Category: Bums, Hobos, Tramps, Beggars, Panhandlers and Other Streetpeople, Entertainment, Government, Money, Charity, Signage, Stupidity, Experiments

Invest in Literature—and a Piece of the Brooklyn Bridge

Do you have a spare $2000.00 lying around the house? Why not send it to this untested fiction writer and receive a share of his entirely hypothetical profits?

In fact, I'm a relatively penniless writer too!

Thanks to good pal Sandy Pearlman for discovering this one!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 08, 2008 - Comments (4)
Category: Frauds, Cons and Scams, Literature, Books, Writers, Money, Charity, Self-help Schemes, Performance Art




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