Hey guys- it’s been over a year since Alain redid the site, so I want to do a quick and small fundraiser to send him some money for all the time and energy he has spent fixing the site and keeping us up to date. If you are so inclined, please hit the paypal jar.
Many thanks in advance.
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AND WE ARE GOOD.
Anything you send now will be spent on hideous window treatments to piss off Suzanne or maybe this couch:
? Alain. Sent my bit.
Ding, let us know if you don’t get enough.
phoebes from highland park
Just kicked in $100. Thanks for all your good work.
Chipped in what I could spare. Thanks so much for this space, John. I really appreciate all you, Alain, and the others front-pagers do.
Very small, embarrassingly small donation. This site is worth many times what I give it, and I hope at some point to be able to demonstrate that monetarily.
very small, considering all I get from this place, but all I could spare for now!
Gin & Tonic
Tip of the chapeau to Alain, and thanks to our host.
In for $25. This is a great community!
Tossed in what I could. Thanks for the Forum, John.
Way past high time, 50 from me . Thanks to JC and all for being here. An amazing resource of information, wisdom, and utter bullshit.
Tomorrow when I have money! Please still be collecting tomorrow. Gah, fundraisers always seem to hit when I’m busted. I so appreciate having a sane corner of the interwebs and the work folks have put in to maintain it.
I’m in. Thanks, JC and Alain.
Done. Thanks so much to all you do guys. I’ve just de-lurked pretty recently but I’ve been here for almost a decade and I extra appreciate this safe space in these troubled times. One love.
Thursday is payday and I’m in.
Done! I can’t ever repay all that this site and community have done for me, but I can try.
@martian: PayPal don’t close.
Done. Thanks JC and Alain.
LOL @ couch!!
The couch is fit for burning.
@SiubhanDuinne: It’s a pussy couch!
La Caterina (Mrs. Johannes)
That didn’t take long. Instead of contributing to that rather colorful sectional, I’ll buy some Balloon Juice swag instead.
@lollipopguild: I think you are right. Usually you can fix a rectal prolapse with surgery, but seven rectal prolapses, it’s gonna get pricey.
Uhhh, I’m not the only one seeing a series of vulvas decorating that couch, am I?
Who’s the designer, Buffalo Bill from The Silence of the Lambs?
Was that couch designed by Georgia O’Keefe?
Just got paid Friday I’m in too. It’s a fraction of the value — I can’t possibly afford to contribute what this site is worth to me.
Enhanced Voting Techniques
the couch needs writhing tentacles to complete it’s Fruedian nightmare.
@Mnemosyne: Hah, I was going to ask if anyone else counted seven vulvas on it…
“Honey, I have a headache. Could you sleep on the uvula tonight?”
Can we contribute so that you don’t buy that …thing?
Ditto. World’s ugliest cat tree.
But use my $25 for anything, even that.
You know, you aren’t required to have hideous window treatments. I made what are now our curtains for my then-boyfriend now-husband’s old place. And I bought the unlined curtains that came with WarriorGirl’s rocket bed and sewed in blackout lining*.
*Living on a corner means that we have a streetlight in front, and a streetlight on the side. Both shine into her bedroom; one shines into ours. Neither shine into the guest room, which has cheap-ass curtains because my guests don’t have to deal with the streetlight.
OK, 5 and two halves … and apparently this was custom-made for someone? See http://geekologie.com/2013/10/custom-20k-vagina-couch-for-sale-for-onl.php
Wow. Looking at that couch, I’m so glad the “distended genitalia” phase of modern interior decorative art passed in the late 70’s. Who had that thing made? Bob Guccione?
That couch would look even better if you could get it in black with gold piping.
Done. Thanks, John. And that sofa is hideous.
@raven: Missed the fundraiser window again, damnit, but perhaps I can hit PayPal with a donation dedicated towards dragging the coochie couch to the nearest incinerator.
Or, wait… The family quarters in the White House will be getting makeover soon, right? A little gold leafing and it’s puurrrrffffect.
Done. I don’t like PayPal, but I love BJ, so WTH, may as well spend money while I still have a little.
The sofa is so hideous all I could do was laugh.
@Mnemosyne: I’m telling you, he needs a pink hat!
Should we take this dare and festoon his house in menstrual proud window panels.
Just One More Canuck
@amygdala:I can picture Snoop Dogg as Huggy Bear on this couch
@martian: Hang onto your dough, something else will come around.
I believe that is the oft-rumored but rarely seen “clit couch”. OMFG!
@SiubhanDuinne: Er, I think autocorrect sabotaged your post.
Jeebuz, did you google “world’s ugliest couch” to come up with that threat?
Chipped in even though you said you had enough. Maybe you can purchase that godawful thing and have it shipped to the Trump Tower penthouse. It would be the least tacky thing there.
Thanks for everything, Cole. Let us know if you need more.
I chipped in 20 bucks, although you will not be able to correlate the payment account with my posting nom de plume here, and there was no way to leave a note with the payment that I could see. Anyway, this is one of four blogs I read every morning and every evening, primarily because it remains reality and non-alternative fact based, which is becoming something to appreciate in our current decent into madness.
Also, being five years deep into retirement, and having just made the second minimum required distribution dip into my funds, I have become a real Scrooge about where I put my money. By necessity.
P.S. Alain, I was serious about the test -> backup -> production platform design, speaking from about 35 years in computing, doing everything from database design to managing IT ops for a major Big Ten university sports operation. Hope your recent experience will suggest the validity of the notion. $DEITY knows I had to learn sometimes the hard way along the road.
Shoot, I even just brought up a virtual machine on my new Windows 10 box, with a separate virtual install, just to test stuff in, because my attempt to add a route created by a fan to Microsoft Train Simulator blew up the entire Train Sim installation so bad I had to reinstall it all. Bummer. But a brutal reminder of how easily things can go south fast.
That couch is chock full of Trumpian grandeur. Awesome, truly. You should buy two, for balance.