Christmas in June? (UPDATE and Bumped, New Posts Below)

OK, this is going to be the strangest and most likely least convincing sales pitch I’ve ever delivered for a collection because, well, you’ll see…

One of our esteemed LCs came up with something that would make for a great surprise for another one of our very esteemed LCs and I’m all in, so that’s why I’m even posting this.

It’s be one heck of a nice surprise, and we’re not even talking a fortune here. The only snag is, it’s a surprise. So I obviously can’t say a damn thing here on a public forum about it or, well, you get the drift.

Naturally, at this point, you have every right to go “sure, you’re asking us to donate to something that we don’t even know what it is and we just have to take your word for it that we’d want to?” You’re right, of course. It sounds very much like a Nigerian email. In my defense I offer the following:

1) My name is not Obama, so the words “trust me” mean something. At least to me.
2) That still isn’t enough, obviously, as we’re all hurting thanks to the aforementioned corrupt, lying, treasonous bastard. You’d be fools to take anybody’s word for anything these days.
3) You don’t have to take my word for anything, as a matter of fact I wouldn’t dare ask you to do so, so if your interest has been piqued, please email me and I’ll let you know. Use the email on the right sidebar. That’s the one with “mish” (no “a”) followed by the domain name. That one hasn’t been completely buried in spam yet.
4) I don’t want any actual donations right now, so please hold off hitting the “donate” button until you’ve decided if you’re in, because I need to find out if we’re able to reach the goal first. The goal which is not all that hard to hit, but until I know that we can hit it I won’t give the “GO”. Just, after what I can tell you has satisfied that you’re interested, give me a pledge. Once we hit the magic number, I’ll send the “GO” to all of the pledgers.
5) Is “pledgers” even a word?
6) I don’t think so. Can we make it one?
7) Is anybody still reading this?

See? Worst sales pitch ever, but it would really be nice to pull this one off.

Oh, and I forgot to add: This is for something nice, something really nice, but it’s NOT a matter of life or death, but you’ll know if you email and ask.

Thanks for your time.

Thatisall.

UPDATE: First of all, thanks for the immediate feedback and your never-failing generosity! Those of you who asked for the details at “Mish” AT “domain name here” should have them now. If you don’t, then you used the wrong addy or I need to check my spam folder and get you out of there pronto. Just tread water for a while among the piles of penis enlargement emails from Nigerian princes who want to enlarge my breasts while transferring 47 MILLION DOLLARS! to my bank account any day now, for REALS! and I will get to your email eventually.

Second, we’re a go! Remember, we don’t need astronomical sums here, and those of you who asked will know that, but we’re definitely a GO!

Thanks again for all that all of you do all the time!

27 comments

  1. 1
    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    For what it’s worth, I know what’s going on, and while I can’t be specific, I hocked a kidney, and came up with 20 bucks.

  2. 2
    Delftsman3 growls and barks:

    I think I know the cause, and it’s truly a worthy one. I think I can scrounge up a $20. from somewhere. Medical bills are eating us alive at present,or I’d try to commit to more.

    I’d also like to take this opportunity to request all the prayers I can get from the Rotties for Beth. She’s not responding well to the chemo. She seems to be having some type of chemo induced dementia
    She’s going to have another PET and Cat scan on Wednesday, so I hope they have good news for us.

  3. 3
    Terrapod growls and barks:

    Oh heck, curiosity is a genetic thing with us engineers, count on another 20 bucks, hell that is not even 1/2 tank of fuel these days….

  4. 4
    LC Light29ID - The Imperial Asshole growls and barks:

    Well, I got some more ammo up for sale to get a new monitor so if somebody buys it I’ll throw in a couple of shekels.

    347012754
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=347012754

  5. 5
    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    Count me in too for $20. Time I start paying it forward for y’all.

  6. 6
    LC Light29ID - The Imperial Asshole growls and barks:

    Updated: 347194518

  7. 7
    Darth Venomous growls and barks:

    Money’s damnably tight at the moment, but Mrs. Venomous & I will see what we can do.

  8. 8
    LadyRaven growls and barks:

    I’m in! Where’s my email with the “magic” in it?

  9. 9
    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    I know what is going on, and I’m also on board. We can, should, and will make this happen.

  10. 10
    LC Draco growls and barks:

    I’m in for $25…

  11. 11
    Radical Redneck growls and barks:

    Sounds good – count me in :em01:

  12. 12
    LC ShadowFox growls and barks:

    I can spare a $20.

  13. 13
    LC Old Dog growls and barks:

    Mish, check your inbox!

    Light29ID, check your Auction Page!

  14. 14

    E-mail waiting for you Misha

  15. 15
    LC Light29ID - The Imperial Asshole growls and barks:

    LC Old Dog @ #:

    Thanks OD 🙂 That big, black 4 inch hole in the left hand corner was getting annoying plus the back light went out so the brightness is down to zero. How the fuck do you clean an HD monitor?

    Misha, Hvad er dine ordrer min Leige?

  16. 16
    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    His Royal Viciousness asks:

    5) Is “pledgers” even a word?
    6) I don’t think so. Can we make it one?
    7) Is anybody still reading this?

    1. Yes
    2. See 1
    3. zzzzz…huh? wha? who are you again? :em07:

  17. 17

    Late to the party…but then what’s new? I think we might be able to toss in a few bucks.

  18. 18
    LC Old Dog growls and barks:

    Got the e-mail. $50 inbound!

  19. 19
    Delftsman3 growls and barks:

    Misha, I sent you two E-mails for details on the C in J fund, but no response, please send me instructions on how to get my share into the Fund.

    (Delftsman3 -at- Gmail.com)

  20. 20

    :em05: Always glad to be part of one of the Empire nefarious plots….this world domination thingy is really quite fun!!

  21. 21
    Terrapod growls and barks:

    Done and delivered.

  22. 22
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Tip jar hit

  23. 23
    Darth Venomous growls and barks:

    $20 just sent your way, Sire.

  24. 24

    Got ours thrown in.

  25. 25
    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    No clue as to what this is about. Nothing new there. By the time I finish the week, I’m flat busted. As the commute to the taco mines is eating all of my check after rent. :em08:

  26. 26
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    We there yet Boss??

  27. 27
    LC Ohio Right Wing Nut growls and barks:

    Like I promised you the other day…20 bucks your way.