Posts tagged Karma the Dog
A friend of mine posted something on Twitter today that kind of bothered me. It seems that her office is doing a “save the dogs” campaign and she’s made it known that she is actively NOT going to participate since it excludes cats.
This has me a bit confused.
I randomly donate money and time to causes that present the chance to do good in the world. I remember donating to help alligators once. Alligators. Seriously.
If I choose to NOT support something, it’s not due to the lack of inclusion of another element directly relevant to the idealism. I do it by choice. I didn’t choose to NOT donate to alligators because it doesn’t include OTHER animals… like crocodiles. Doing good is just that: doing good. Finding the negative in doing good based on exclusion’s sake is, well, negative.
The immediately analogy I came up with was this: do people who support research into breast cancer not support research to into OTHER cancers? What about starving children? Should I not donate to a local food shelter because it doesn’t include children from OTHER countries?
It just seems odd to me, I guess. That said, I’d support kitty cats (and have in the past) even thought I’m a dog person. Helping others is just good Karma. (Double joke here for outsiders… my dog’s name is Karma.)
Another post as we hop, skip and jump down memory lane through the tubes of the Internet. What the hell were we talking about online eight years ago? It would seem the topics included Anime Festival Orlando 4, getting a new dog (Karma the Dog,) and my grandfather getting close to passing away. Here you go:
- Anime Festival Orlando 4
- AFO4 Questions…
- RisingSun.net pics are finally up…
- Got “Chiis”
- AFO4 stuff popping up…
- Anime Festival Orlando pictures are up…
- Club Wars!
- FLASHBACK, BABY!
- LAST MINUTE OUTING
- Hooters, Boob Raider, and Para Para… all in Otown!
- Bling! Bling!
- What was your favorite Florida anime convention?
- My two thoughts for the evening…
- Love Hina. Episode 16.
- 10 Things About Me
- Don’t we all feel like this sometimes…
- Time flies (my grandfather.)
- Grandfather Update
- NYC Fun Stuff and stuff (I’m tired.)
- NJ/NY Trip Report (Part 1: The Family)
- CONGRATS MR. SNACKPANTS!
- Even car wrecks can be funny…
I haven’t picked this up in some months, but this morning seemed like a good enough time to revisit The LiveJournal Project. In short: When I started blogging, it was on a website called LiveJournal (yes – the same website for those of you that were paying close attention at the beginning of The Social Network.) Last year I imported all the old posts into this blog for posterity. The thing is, most of my LiveJournal posts were locked (aka “made private”) so I have started going back and unlocking them one at a time.
The process has been fun for me (and my friends who were around then) as we revisit the old days of convention fandom and the OMGDRAMAZ that ensued in the early days of online interaction.
Here’s the rest of July 2003:
- Speaking of 15 minutes of fame…
- So where DID I get my arguing style from?
- posted this as a reply… but:
- Whoohoo! Censorship!
NOTE: This is prime EllJay material. Dade from the old school crew of Anime Festival Orlando arguing with me on an online forum. It does beg the question, though: what ever happened to Shojo Jojo? LOL
- Fujikoma vs. Wasabi?!!!
- As long as we can laugh when it’s all over…
- 14 minutes and 45 seconds into Dade Bell’s fifteen…
- He’s still a sad sad little man…
- “Tom Croom… the Bill Gates of fandom”
NOTE: Oh this post is pure gold. Check out this nugget: “This AFO will be the last con I ever attend outside of FX. I was kinda already feeling that way, but now… I’m just sick of seeing how Tom Croom and Wasabi Anime have taken over just about EVERY FUCKING ASPECT of anime in Florida. Jesus, they don’t even PRODUCE anything. They just latch on to whatever is available and go from there. I can’t read a SINGLE item about fandom in Florida without it turning into some kind of Wasabi thing.”
- Anyone want to buy me an early XMas gift? (Knight Rider)
- Yes… It’s all woman’s fault.
- Quotable Quotes…
NOTE: You can still buy this t-shirt online. AWESOME!
- Sleeping puppy!