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(Penny Arcade)   Penny Arcade strikes again -- Child's Play 2004 kicks into gear. Raising money for toys for sick kids   (childsplaycharity.org) divider line 94
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2004-10-18 10:37:48 AM  
Super.
 
2004-10-18 10:48:28 AM  
Holy... Wow! Check out the pictures of the toys they gathered last year!

Good jorb, guys!
 
2004-10-18 10:51:23 AM  
Hopefully they'll get some credit for it this year.
 
2004-10-18 11:00:36 AM  
I just bought an xbox and a ps2 for the place in Oakland.

Chip in you cheap bastads ;-)

-lk
 
2004-10-18 12:26:40 PM  
I just bought some toys for the children in Houston. I got Operation (fun for ALL ages) and some other board games!

Feeling the holiday spirit? Help out some MORE kids by buying your holiday cards here...

http://www.childrensartproject.org

Sorry, no HTML skills. Those holiday cards are designed by children with cancer.
 
2004-10-18 12:35:59 PM  
lilmisstramp: I just bought some toys for the children in Houston. I got Operation

Like that's not gonna lead to some serious mental trauma...
 
2004-10-18 12:38:48 PM  
Um, it was on the wish list? That's what the hospital said to buy...
 
2004-10-18 04:48:06 PM  
It's already been a year since the last one? Damn, where does the time go?
 
2004-10-18 05:52:04 PM  
masturbating, thats where your time goes.
 
2004-10-18 05:53:39 PM  
I always like seeing these guys do good work. As soon as I have some money, I'll be contributing to this. Noting like making a sick kid's day.

/no, i'll not be donating soup farts.
 
2004-10-18 05:54:13 PM  
 
2004-10-18 05:54:21 PM  
Jesus, I wish I had a job right now, I'd probably give half my paycheck whenever I got it.

//Way too bleeding heart when it comes to sick kids.
 
2004-10-18 05:54:39 PM  
Brings a tear to the eye, knowing that some bald kid with leukemia will soon be clutching his own Fruit farker 2000.

/kind of warm here for October...
 
2004-10-18 05:54:40 PM  
Damn filter. That was one of my favorite fark cliches.
 
2004-10-18 05:56:42 PM  
I wish they'd just start a different website for thier charities. Good for them and all, but it's not the reason I visit their site. And someone should tell them PAX is a lame quasi-religious TV station in florida.
 
2004-10-18 05:56:52 PM  
 
2004-10-18 05:57:43 PM  
Is Jennifer Tilly going to get naked in this one?
 
2004-10-18 06:00:31 PM  
Cool that they expanded it to more hospitals. I think they were truly taken aback by the amazing success last year. I was very glad to contribute last year, and look forward to doing it again this year. Seeing the stacks and stacks of toys and games that were donated last year got me all choked up. I can't look at those pictures anymore, or my manly facade might shatter.
 
2004-10-18 06:01:50 PM  
Cool, I, for one, welcome our new sick child overlords.
 
2004-10-18 06:03:16 PM  
I just bought How the Grinch stole Christmas for D.C. After reflecting on that, I probably should have got something less seasonal. Oh well. Should bring a few days of happiness over its lifetime.

Oh yeah, and to the farkers who are going to say that this is self-serving or that there are more needy kids out there: Get farked. If you think there's anything wrong with giving toys to sick children, there is something fundamentally wrong with you.
 
2004-10-18 06:04:06 PM  
I'm going to buy for the San Diego childrens hospital at teh end of the week. Can't decide what to get though, so many items on the list.
 
2004-10-18 06:04:07 PM  
Can somone link to the article from this time last year that was written in response to this?
 
2004-10-18 06:05:27 PM  
I'm way sick and I need a Vectrex.
 
2004-10-18 06:10:19 PM  
I was really impressed about what they did last year but I didnt learn about it until too late:(

So, one set of playdough and legos on the way :)
 
2004-10-18 06:12:14 PM  
When I have kids, I want them to play:

Walter the Farting Dog: Trouble at the Yard Sale (Walter the Farting Dog)
 
2004-10-18 06:12:25 PM  
Welp, time to start an underground campaign of disinformation to get it misattributed again...
 
2004-10-18 06:14:10 PM  
I'm so glad to see them doing this again. I wish I lived nearby so I could voulenteer to help! All you cheapskates out there, there's items on the lists for as little as $4 each - everyone better buy at least one thing!!
 
2004-10-18 06:14:11 PM  
Childrens Hospital... hmmmm - a hospital... but don't doctors work at hospitals? And don't doctors make a lot of money? So let me get this right - those greedy Mercedes driving quacks can't spring for a couple for fricking teddy bears - Jesus H. Christ on a popsicle stick...
 
2004-10-18 06:14:41 PM  
Hm, I'll contribute something to the Houston one.
 
2004-10-18 06:15:20 PM  
Mkay, my bad, Walter the Farting Dog is a book.
 
2004-10-18 06:15:26 PM  


/obligatory?
 
2004-10-18 06:16:53 PM  
Getting on Fark will have to help the cause as well. If it gets picked up on some popular blogs and the like it would be a very cool message that gamers and those that lurk on the Internet in general are good, kind hearted people.
 
2004-10-18 06:17:52 PM  
trippdogg

Childrens Hospital... hmmmm - a hospital... but don't doctors work at hospitals? And don't doctors make a lot of money? So let me get this right - those greedy Mercedes driving quacks can't spring for a couple for fricking teddy bears - Jesus H. Christ on a popsicle stick...

Holy crap...
 
2004-10-18 06:19:47 PM  
Wow, they made a sequel! http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0375805621/ref=sib_db_rdr/104-8947084-1151113# reader-page
 
2004-10-18 06:21:06 PM  
trippdogg,

Let me be the first of many to tell you that many doctors (and especially those that work in hospitals as opposed to private specialty practice) don't make near as much as you think.

Good for the guys at Penny Arcade.
 
2004-10-18 06:23:34 PM  
I'll have to look into buying something. It was so awesome to see all the presents from last year, unfortunately I missed it. And this time I'm working! :]
 
2004-10-18 06:24:45 PM  
This thing was a great success last year. Glad to see they're at it again.

/Can't believe the holidays are back again

/goes to donate
 
2004-10-18 06:27:10 PM  
Yay! I donated to San Diego Children's Hospital. I'd like to encourage all the farkers who can to donate.
 
2004-10-18 06:28:00 PM  
One copy of LotR:RotK on its way to San Diego. I wish I could afford to do more, dammit. I already emailed them asking about donating time down in San Diego...anyone else know anything about that?
 
2004-10-18 06:31:01 PM  
They posted previously that they would post in the news section if they needed regional help, but since the Hospitals are getting the toys directly, they don't think they will need it.
 
2004-10-18 06:31:21 PM  
trippdogg
Yes they make shiattons of money. Does this mean everything in the hospital should be provided by them?

...
 
2004-10-18 06:32:32 PM  
Toriko

Ah, missed that. Thanks.
 
2004-10-18 06:32:51 PM  
It makes me happy to know some little tykes are going to scream in frustrated joy ay their copy of F-Zero GX. PA Rocks. This only needs to get bigger. Thanks for giving gamers a good name.
 
2004-10-18 06:32:56 PM  
Ooh, can I be the first to bring up that they don't look like their cartoons irl?

/getting legos to make up for that one
 
2004-10-18 06:33:38 PM  
Helios1182

If it gets picked up on some popular blogs and the like it would be a very cool message that gamers and those that lurk on the Internet in general are good, kind hearted people.


You'd think so wouldn't you, but considering last year the news attributed it to some local catholic school (or something along those lines) donating "nearly $2,000" (it was over $250,000 in toys and money) I wouldn't get my hopes up about this changing society's view of gamers.
 
2004-10-18 06:34:49 PM  
Very cool! I gotta find a few friends that'll go in with me for a Gamecube.

Anyone in the Seattle area wanna pool resources?
 
2004-10-18 06:37:28 PM  
Hey, that's an idea...any So Cal Farkers wanna go in for a console, e-mail me.
 
2004-10-18 06:39:53 PM  
insane idoru no worries, I mailed Tycho too, before I went back in the archive and read the post. I'm kinda hoping they will need help in SD, I'll be there with bells on.

Smeesh great idea. I wonder how us poor farkers can pool resources to get something bigger.
 
2004-10-18 06:40:06 PM  
oh boo hoo hoo hoo, we gamers are being unfairly represented in the media.

Shut the hell up and suck it in, you losers. The rest of the world does not have to like you, and what difference does it make whether they do or don't? Try being the lauded spokesperson for rave culture. Do you think it matters what the media says about us?

With that said.....this is a great idea. I remember throwing several rave parties back in the day where the price of admission was a non-perishable food item. Some ravers brought whole bags of stuff. It was donated to the food bank on behalf of the rave scene. What did that do to our image? ...nothing. What did we hope it would do to our image? ...nothing. We did it because we wanted to.

Now, I'm not bagging your efforts. I applaud what you're doing, and if I wasn't still attached to my Sega Genesis, I'd donate it too (but maybe you can have my Playstation I). Just don't think that what you're doing is going to magically change people's perceptions. I learned a long time ago that people are set in their ways, and aren't willing to change their feelings towards secular subcultural social tribes no matter how benign you appear.
 
2004-10-18 06:41:48 PM  
I know! I'll set up a classified thread for donation pooling. Think that will help? Think people might abuse it?
 
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