$1000 The Hard Way…
…$0.11 at a time.
OK, I’m not even sure what this is (I couldn’t even figure out which category to file this under) but I feel compelled to mention it. At about 3:00pm Eastern today, I saw this on Twitter.
That tipped the scales for me. I got on PayPal and sent my contribution. And it looks like I wasn’t the only one.
As of this writing, Jenny’s accumulated about $250. I have no idea whether she’ll actually get to $1000 but I’m not sure it matters. See, what appeals to me about this is that it never occurred to me you could really do this. I mean who in their right mind would ever send eleven cents via PayPal? Better yet, who would think of getting a few thousand of their closest friends to each send eleven cents?
I don’t know if this is a stupid joke gone wrong, a really creative fundraising tactic, or some bizarre performance art piece but I’m really looking forward to seeing how this plays out.
And, y’know, if all this happens to put you in a charitable mood, you might
consider heading over to Skepchick and contributing to SkepchickCon
2011. Just sayin’…