Friday, July 18, 2008

The Internet is (not always) for porn. Vol II

4,000 donations in less than 48 hours, HOLY FUCK!


When the rally call went out to internet fanboys and geeks across the nation, they responded like they were getting a chance to see Freema Agyeman naked in the TARDIS.

But there was no porn involved on this internet sensation fundraiser.

In less than 48 hours Sean Tevis, a buddy running for state rep. in Kansas, had more than 4,000 donors coming out of the virtual woodwork to help his campaign.

Yes, no mistake there, 4,000 people donated at least $8.43 to Tevis and his campaign in less than two days shattering the record of 644 donors in a single state rep campaign. Well, let's be fair, he did not just shatter it, he embarrassed it, mocked its father and then slapped its mother in the mouth.

If I were a real journalist I would probably offer some kind of quote or mention of Tevis and his issues. Instead I am going to point that by my calculations — via Mac Calculator — this means Tevis's campaign just scored, at a minimum, $33,720 to run against this doofer.

This, of course, does not account for the people who donated above and beyond the $8.43 as many said they did on forums and boards across the Web (I said I'd do pretty much anything for a free t-shirt, even pay for it).

But what is more astounding is that the donations keep rolling in. Even today, more and more stream in well above the 3,000 mark he set for himself on Tuesday.

Congrats to Tevis and good luck in the election. At this point, I think he has officially earned himself the title of Bad Ass and should probably consider using this as his campign theme song.

...but then again, this is why I am not campaign manager. Just vying for that spot as Secretary of Keeping it Real, bitches.


2 comments:

Mandy said...

Is it bad that when I clicked on the picture of the incumbent rep I laughed really loudly?
Yeah, I thought so.

Sairen said...

As an alternate title, I would suggest, "Internet Phenomenon" as in
"...Internet phenomenon Sean Tevis said today in an interview that..."

The other great thing? I bet that doofer doesn't even know what's coming...