How to Raise One Hundred Dollars on Accident

April 20, 2010.Finn.0 Likes.8 Comments
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I was gonna write about the fact that the iPad is coming to the office this week. Pretty excited…

But something pretty cool happened over the course of the last couple days, and though I said I wouldn’t always do social commentary, I had to share.

It all started with a Conversation on Twitter

rahsaan taylor's best twitter profile pic

Rahsaan's best side 🙂

As far as I can tell, the whole thing started a couple days ago when friends Ben Fraley and Rahsaan Taylor were jabbering back and forth about Rahsaan’s Twitter profile image.

Kristen Page jumped in and quoted some dork about the idea of needing a revolution.

And Rich Orelup took over.

I don’t know the vitals passed then, but at some point Rich said that for every person who switched their Twitter profile pic to what you see here on the left, he would donate $1.00 to Banta Feeds Food Drives of Valparaiso, IN.

And from there, Rahsaan Has an Ugly Mug awareness day was born.

I’m not even sure how it came about. As Richard would attest to when I tried to verify the story:

“You don’t have a clue about that which you are writing” – Richard Orelup, a few minutes ago to me via gmail chat (I’d a felt robbed had he given me an informative quote)

The Rahsaan Has an Ugly Mug gist:

  • over 45 people switched their profiles
  • Others donated on their own cash
  • $116 bucks was raised, that I’m aware of

And Banta Feeds Food Drives was able fill a few more empty plates.

But for the juicy details, check out Richard’s “Blog of Mu.” And don’t be afraid to suggest more ways to make Richard donate money.

How to Contact Banta Feeds Food Drive

So I did find more stuff in The Region worth watercooling about.

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  • For the record my name has two i's and not an e 🙂


  • I'm glad to see people come together — fairly quickly — to join together to help raise funds for a worthy cause.

  • natfinn



  • natfinn

    I just hope we keep the train a-rollin

  • That was a fun cause marketing event. I would love to see more random people jump in with ways to bring their causes to light. Great job Rich!

  • natfinn

    now the pressure is on him 😀

  • Although I am having a lot of fun watching these spontaneous explosions of blog and twitter activity, have you noticed that it is still tending to be the same 20-25 people? Most of them on twitter which must be easier to watch in the #nwindiana stream … and even fewer in the original blog posts. Love to engage more of our area in these collaborative sparks somehow.

  • natfinn

    The time has come, my friend, to talk of many things!

    Like how to use more tools from more than just online media to tell people who have never used online media about the goodness of online media

    The question is: how do you propose we do this?

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