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(Washington Post)   Man runs three marathons in succession, raises $33k to benefit victims of Boston bombers. Meanwhile, the remote is on the other couch so you've watched QVC all day   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 26
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2013-04-26 05:42:22 PM  
That's pretty cool. Good for you, dude.
 
2013-04-26 05:48:41 PM  
Eh. When my remote is out of reach, I can just watch stuff using the XMBC app on my phone. Now, if my phone (and laptop) are out of reach as well, I'm screwed.

Oh and kudos to this guy, way to be active and raise money for a good cause!
 
2013-04-26 05:54:59 PM  
I still don't get it.

"I'm gonna do things I like, for charity."

How does that raise money?
 
2013-04-26 05:56:17 PM  
Here's the thing Subby. If this guy hadn't done this, then I'm sure I, or any of the many awesome Farkers would have. The issue is, this guy was just a bit quicker. So I'll wait for the next opportunity to do something awesome for someone else.

/in the mean time..pass the remote, I've seen this one already.
 
2013-04-26 05:57:30 PM  
they have some interesting stuff from time to time. I don't need to go all the way over there.
 
2013-04-26 06:00:58 PM  

doglover: I still don't get it.

"I'm gonna do things I like, for charity."

How does that raise money?


While this is a cool thing he did and i take my hat off to the guy, I'm sort of with you. What started off as a cool way to donate to a cause and promote healthy activities has become a fairly large tax. I now have about a zillion friends and family members who do these things now and it's becoming this substantial almost monthly expense these days. I like to exercise and go hiking too, I just don't have the balls to ask other people to give money away when I do it.
 
2013-04-26 06:01:22 PM  

doglover: I still don't get it.

"I'm gonna do things I like, for charity."

How does that raise money?


Because you get people to donate $x/per mile you ran.

Now, why those people just don't donate the money anyway because it is for a good cause, and this guy can go run 100 miles in a day if he wants on his own, I cannot exactly explain that human phenomenon.  I guess it is a "this guy is doing something because he feels for this cause, so, I'll donate because of it".  Seems to me thought to be not much more than a "here trained pig, do a trick for me" type of thing.  I mean, great, the guy is obviously in great shape to run 75+ miles.... but, again, why don't you just donate some money to these victims anyway, even if this guy doesn't run 75 miles.
 
2013-04-26 06:02:30 PM  
That new chick is hot.
 
2013-04-26 06:04:25 PM  

JohnBigBootay: doglover: I still don't get it.

"I'm gonna do things I like, for charity."

How does that raise money?

While this is a cool thing he did and i take my hat off to the guy, I'm sort of with you. What started off as a cool way to donate to a cause and promote healthy activities has become a fairly large tax. I now have about a zillion friends and family members who do these things now and it's becoming this substantial almost monthly expense these days. I like to exercise and go hiking too, I just don't have the balls to ask other people to give money away when I do it.


As you can see, I agree.   I get the "entry fee" for charity for a race YOU are participating in .... you are paying for the "experience", usually some swag, and getting "officially timed" for the distance.    But, this whole "give these people money and I'll go walk 5 miles".... what does one really have to do with the other, other than "feely goody" stuff.... how about just give me money because the thing it is going to needs it?
 
2013-04-26 06:07:08 PM  
Boston Bombers sounds so much better than Red Sox.
 
2013-04-26 06:12:06 PM  

dletter: doglover: I still don't get it.

"I'm gonna do things I like, for charity."

How does that raise money?

Because you get people to donate $x/per mile you ran.

Now, why those people just don't donate the money anyway because it is for a good cause, and this guy can go run 100 miles in a day if he wants on his own, I cannot exactly explain that human phenomenon.  I guess it is a "this guy is doing something because he feels for this cause, so, I'll donate because of it".  Seems to me thought to be not much more than a "here trained pig, do a trick for me" type of thing.  I mean, great, the guy is obviously in great shape to run 75+ miles.... but, again, why don't you just donate some money to these victims anyway, even if this guy doesn't run 75 miles.


But why would you donate to him to run?

Real fundraising, like lobbyists do, involves just hosting a dinners or something for a Bill Gates crowd who can give you $10,000 check just to be polite. That's how you get fat stacks and super pacs.
 
2013-04-26 06:23:55 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDV7iFJMqQI

leaving this here for you to hear.
 
2013-04-26 06:37:20 PM  
That's pretty awesome. But even as a person in Boston, I think just as must has to be done for all that happened in West, Texas. That explosion was horrific.
 
2013-04-26 06:39:50 PM  

dletter: As you can see, I agree. I get the "entry fee" for charity for a race YOU are participating in .... you are paying for the "experience", usually some swag, and getting "officially timed" for the distance. But, this whole "give these people money and I'll go walk 5 miles".... what does one really have to do with the other, other than "feely goody" stuff.... how about just give me money because the thing it is going to needs it?


Ah, it's april, so I have the cable bill, homeowners insurance, and lauries' walkathon for $50. May is property tax month, auto insurance, and $50 for Chandru's bike ride. June is...

It's cool, and I do it willingly. I just sense a slight change in the tenor of the whole  thing from, 'would you please....', to 'don't forget this yearly obligation...'. Not down on their charities but i do have my own favorites.

/if you have some money laying about, check out thesmiletrain.org - I swear, I won't even get off the couch
 
2013-04-26 06:41:59 PM  

skinink: That's pretty awesome. But even as a person in Boston, I think just as must has to be done for all that happened in West, Texas


Yeah. From a families affected, property destroyed, incomes lost standpoint that thing was an order of magnitude more devastating.
 
2013-04-26 06:44:39 PM  
Last Fall I ran three half marathons in four weeks for charity. I didn't raise anywhere near as much as this guy and was challeneged by one person to grow a beard as well (had never not shaved for more than a weekend).

Obviously I was doing it wrong!

/still have the beard
 
2013-04-26 06:49:09 PM  
No, I've been at work
 
2013-04-26 07:09:35 PM  
Slacker.

newsimg.bbc.co.uk
 
2013-04-26 07:58:32 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: Slacker.

[newsimg.bbc.co.uk image 466x545]


Terry Fox approves.
 
2013-04-26 08:22:55 PM  
he has competed in completely insane events such as triple Ironmans

If that is what I think it is ... oh dear god. Makes my taint hurt just thinking about it.
 
2013-04-26 08:27:08 PM  

Uzzah: If that is what I think it is ... oh dear god. Makes my taint hurt just thinking about it.


PROTIP: Despite what it may look like, the pointy part of the bike seat isn't actually supposed to go up your asshole.
 
2013-04-26 09:17:23 PM  
Yay free market!
 
2013-04-26 09:17:59 PM  

dookdookdook: Yay free market!


lol wrong thread
 
2013-04-26 11:06:10 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: Slacker.


Came to post this...

And he did it again as well in Africa didn't he?
 
2013-04-27 02:46:32 AM  
subby I'm sick you asshole.
 
2013-04-27 03:02:09 AM  

dletter: doglover: I still don't get it.

"I'm gonna do things I like, for charity."

How does that raise money?

Because you get people to donate $x/per mile you ran.

Now, why those people just don't donate the money anyway because it is for a good cause, and this guy can go run 100 miles in a day if he wants on his own, I cannot exactly explain that human phenomenon.  I guess it is a "this guy is doing something because he feels for this cause, so, I'll donate because of it".  Seems to me thought to be not much more than a "here trained pig, do a trick for me" type of thing.  I mean, great, the guy is obviously in great shape to run 75+ miles.... but, again, why don't you just donate some money to these victims anyway, even if this guy doesn't run 75 miles.


I would pledge money if there was a good chance the person who asked might hurt himself earning it.
 
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