October 31, 2005

My first and last pledge drive


Welcome back to radosh.net. You know, this Internet blog doesn't just happen. It takes time, effort, and even a little money to keep radosh.net on the air at the standards you've come to expect. Contrary to popular belief, we receive no money from the government and basically none from anyone else either. I have never put out a tip jar, and while these Google ads have been up for a year, they have yet to earn the minimum $100 necessary before Google will cut a check. In fact, I'm going to be getting rid of them any day now.

So for the first time in three years, I'm going to ask you, my loyal readers, for something in exchange for all the pleasure you've sucked out of this site. But don't flee yet. I'm not asking for money. And if you give, you'll have the chance to get something yourself too.

Before I get to that, though, I'd like you to think about the special place radosh.net holds in your life. Think about where you first learned that Huckapoo was the next big thing, and that Prussian Blue was the next Huckapoo. Where did you first find out that Peter Landesman was full of shit? Where did you first see Arnold Schwarzenegger's cock?

And that's only the beginning. I'm dedicated to making radosh.net one of the twenty or thirty most exciting blogs on the Blogebrity B-list. That's why I'm constantly innovating, with hypothetically popular new features like the New Yorker Cartoon Anti-Caption Contest.

So what do I want? The same thing you do, my geeky friend: a free Xbox 360.

That's right. This is all building up to one of those pyramid schemes you keep hearing about, where if I get eight people to sign up for a sales offer, I get a free toy -- and if those eight people lure in eight more people, they get one too. Of course, unlike most pyramid schemes, this one has been thoroughly vetted and is on the up and up.

Over the next week, I'll be telling you more about why you want a free Xbox 360 and how by helping me, you're also helping yourself. But for now, I want you to stop thinking of yourself for a second and think about me for a change. Even if you have no interest in videogames, which I find hard to believe, just sign up here and complete one order so that I can get the referral credit. The orders are pretty non-onerous. They just ask you to sign up for a new credit card that you then have to use at least once, or buy something that will cost you between $10 and $30. If you read the fine print, you'll see that there are ways to keep costs even lower.

Yes, it's cheesy. Yes, it's a bit of a pain in the ass. No, I have no pride. But if you enjoy radosh.net at all, isn't it the least you can do? I mean, other than the actual least you can do, which is nothing. But you wouldn't do that, would you? Please, join today!


Posted by Daniel Radosh


Geez! I even Love you, but I am so broke I can't even pay attention let alone another cr. crd.!


"Really?" as in "would I really stoop to something this pathetic to get a $400 toy without paying for it"? You betcha!

Or did you mean "really?" as in, "do I really expect to sucker eight people into doing this"? In which case, no, not really. Not with my own mother-in-law making fun of me in the first comment.

Well, because I'm a nice guy and because I wouldn't mind a Free XBox 360 myself, I signed up.

Well, yeah, obviously all the cool people are doing it.

the first place I Ahnold's cock was in Spy. Just like you. (I wrote this comment in 20 seconds).

Re 99's comment, does someone want to point out the relevant part of Daniel's work history, or should I?

I think that's what 99 is referring to (hence the really obscure allusion in the parenthetical). I was going to reply, "Nice try, but the first place I saw Ahnold's cock was in my mouth" -- but then I realized that might make me sound gay.

I don't want to pretend my memory is that encyclopediac -- my prized archive is located at my parents, whom I was visiting last week, when I tripped across the reference above.

"And on the cello this evening ... some asshole in a goddamn truck!


Am I disqualified now?

Actually, I think you might win on the meta-anti-joke principle.

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