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Charity Challenge!

Posted by Lissa on April 6, 2010

Good morning all!  The birds are singing, the sun is shining, and it’s finally spring!  Time for Lissa and Mike to burn off that slab of insulation (i.e. fat) we formed over the hibernating months.

In order to encourage ourselves and each other to go to the gym on a regular basis, we’re setting up a weekly challenge.  We’re committed to go to the gym three times per week, Sunday through Saturday.  Any week that one of us fails to do so leads to a financial penalty.

And that’s where we need to get creative!  The slacker will have to donate a charity that s/he finds distasteful, repulsive or just stupid.  However, there are some causes that are too loathsome to consider (like NAMBLA or the Phelps Ph*ckers).  The cause needs to be icky enough to make us go to the gym rather than donate, but not so filthy that we can’t sleep at night.

So what should it be, dear readers?  Shall we donate to PETA so they can tell more kids how their daddies kill animals?  To the RNC so they can buy more lesbian bondage lap dances?  To every gunnie’s nemesis, the Brady Campaign?

What do you think?

UPDATE: How about Greenpeace?

3 Responses to “Charity Challenge!”

  1. julie said

    mmm, you want one that is bad enough that you don’t want to donate, but not too bad so that if you do you aren’t making things worse for yourself … how about a political party that you don’t really like … because pollies really don’t do that much anyway …

  2. Ken said

    About that daddy kills animals bit.

    Every animal that’s alive depends on something that was alive to survive.

    If you’re alive you’ve killed something or something was killed for you.

    (to PETA): You… you… plant killers!

  3. […] (and thanks to everyone who chimed in with advice!) and we haven’t once had to donate to the as-yet-unspecified charity.  (I still think PETA is the best choice — especially since most people who haven’t […]

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