Dr Rubidium is raising money for the science program at GeekGirlCon. A lovely idea, I thought, until I discovered what she’s doing as a forfeit to encourage donations.
Last year, I subjected myself to Nickelback to raise money for the DIY Science Zone. This year, it’s Pink Floyd.
That’s right, I don’t like Pink Floyd. But! I will listen to Pink Floyd – FOR SCIENCE! For every $1000 the pro-Pink Floyd ("Go PF") camp raises, I’ll listen to an entire band album. I can be saved from listening to Pink Floyd, if the anti-Pink Floyd ("No PF") camp offers up counter donations. It’s Go PF vs. No PF! Here’s how you can make be listen to Pink Floyd or save me from it:
Go PF camp -> Donate to the DIY Science Zone. In the box "Add special instructions to the seller", type "Go PF"
No PF camp -> Donate to the DIY Science Zone. In the box "Add special instructions to the seller", type "No PF"
Go PF or No PF, the winner will be science! As of 25 August 2014, $1543.50 has been raised. No donation is too small and every dollar helps! Thanks to all our wonderful donors. Yes, even the Go PF ones…
She doesn’t like Pink Floyd? What is wrong with her brain? Maybe we need to start a complementary fund raiser: “Get Dr Rubidium some mind-blowing acid so she can finally appreciate the Floyd!”
So I donated. But I didn’t bother to specify what team I was on, because only the best people are on Team Go PF, and it should be obvious that I am among the best people. We’re better than those Floyd haters. I suspect that all of the donations that leave that field blank are from us superior Floydians. Also from people too stoned to notice that they forgot to type something in there. But I repeat myself.
And now I’m going to turn the lights off, put on my headphones, and fire up “Careful With That Axe, Eugene.” Like one does.