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1st-Jul-2005 10:43 am
Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer
Not much longer now.

I was reminded recently while looking at my hard drive at home that I have a ridiculous number of pictures that I've never posted. I need to make time for organizing, labeling and posting them soon. In the spirit of that, here are pictures of my trip to France (13 years ago).

MPR had another pledge drive recently. I keep meaning to give them money but I don't want to encourage the pledge drive stuff. I get it, they think they're the greatest thing there ever was and I should feel terrible if I don't properly tithe to them. That hard pressure stuff doesn't really work on me. Nothing makes me more interested in supporting public radio than listening to commercial radio. Maybe they could just broadcast someone else's signal for a couple days once or twice a year, that would probably bring in a lot of money. Mostly I just choose CD Player over Begging For Dollars.

To heidiz: Happy Canada Day!

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1st-Jul-2005 11:28 pm (UTC)
I get it, they think they're the greatest thing there ever was and I should feel terrible if I don't properly tithe to them.

I don't think that's exactly the situation. You have to understand that, whatever your organization's internal thinking, there are only two ways to get people to give you money. Tell them that god wants them to, or try to trigger the liberal guilt mechanism. I can't think of any other spiels that convince people to give you money when they don't have to.

The way I look at it is that I felt like giving a little money to charity, and then I considered which charity produced the biggest "bang for the buck". To my mind, this is NPR. The public radio spiel is for liberals with exposed guilt buttons. If these people didn't exist, my day would be filled with considerably lower quality radio content, so I'm glad they're around, even though it means I have to suffer occasional propaganda blasts aimed at them.
2nd-Jul-2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Happy Convergence to you!
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