Monday, September 12, 2005

The Onion's Hurricane Katrina Matching Fund

Let us not fight, The Onion. After perusing your site a little further, I noticed your Hurricane Katrina Matching Fund where you match the Red Cross donations of your readers up to $100,000 and that's, like, great (though I think you should go ahead and donate the full $100,000 anyway). I'll think of it as me donating my idea to an organization willing to donate to the Red Cross and the Big Easy. And those other affected/ignored Southern states. And then donating all 2 of my readers to your Matching Fund, assuming they visit my site before this whole deal between you and the Red Cross expires.

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  1. Anonymous6:50 AM

    Hey! I'm a reader (now that I have the blog link) who doesn't leave any evidence. So make that 3 readers.

    I don't understand how the Onion knows what you've given in order to match... but then maybe I'm just not thinking it through.


  2. The link I have in this entry first goes to The Onion. Then their link to the Red Cross (if you look at the top of the page) says something like, "The Onion's reader and employee Hurricane Relief Matching Program." So I guess it's a separate page the Red Cross has created so they can report your donation to The Onion.