This is my friend Evan. He is going to eat 47 hot dogs in one sitting if we can raise $4,700 for This Magazine. He will also draw pictures of contributors as hot dogs instead, if that’s your bag.
I’m sharing this because This is a stellar publication produced by awesome people. It’s one of Canada’s only truly independent magazines—it doesn’t rely on advertising or corporate support and produces really great stuff. You can learn more about it here. I’m also sharing it because having studied and worked in publishing, I have a soft spot for the titles that keep on keepin’ on. Especially the indies.
Sold on contributing? You can do that here. (There’s only 4 days left in the campaign!)
Hey pals. I’m one of those people doing Ride for Heart this year. I’m trying to raise $1,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, which uses funds for research, awareness and all that jazz regarding heart disease and stoke, 2 out of 3 leading causes of death for Canadians.
I am also going to try to ride 75k. In one day. For the very first time. On a brand new bicycle that I made (not pictured yet because she isn’t ready yet, but soon).
If you’re into helping me out with that, you can do so here. (Please note that Kintera is kind of awful and sometimes pages don’t load. Try refreshing if it is sucking for you.)
Everyone is doing this. So why donate through my page?
Well, in addition to receiving an update on the ride, you may pick one of two perks: 1. I will commit to going to karaoke every week after the ride (June 2nd). Every person who donates more than $10 may pick a song and I *have* to sing it, no matter how terribly. I will take requests in order of donations and will film/photograph the awful occurrence for you if you cannot attend, or just for the fun of it. 2. A handwritten card sent to you in THE REAL MAIL from yours truly in which I write a poem about you in a style of your choosing. I will also include a printed Party Boothed photo of you. 3. If you donate $50 or more, I will do both of these things. Let’s talk.
Any big spenders in the crowd? A donation of $100 or more will yield far less terrible perks (TBD).
But seriously, any amount is welcome and appreciated. Thanks for reading!
I am a major fan of fantasy. And a major fan of Game of Thrones (though I do have my issues with it). So when friend and activist Steph Guthrie asked me to be a guest on Drunk Feminist Films, I was all over that.
It was a pretty great time.
Anyway, tonight at the Academy of Impossible we’re doing a panel before a screening of the season three premiere. Check it out if you’re so inclined! Fun starts at 8pm. More details here.