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Monday, November 26, 2012

Introducing the Slog vs. Kenny G Holiday Charity Challenge!

Posted by on Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 11:15 AM

NOTE: Kenny G is not now and never was involved in the Slog vs. Kenny G Holiday Charity Challenge.


It’s the holidays, and people are hungry. Right now, Northwest Harvest is providing 1.7 million meals a month to hungry families across Washington. The Evergreen State is the 14th hungriest state in the country—and more than half of the people who are hungry here are children and the elderly.

It costs only 67 cents to feed a family of three a meal through Northwest Harvest.

Let’s see how much we can help, Slog! Last year, we raised $29,327.21, helping a mountain of food get to a whole lot of people in need and showing that Slog readers are a million times better than Gawker readers, who didn't give a goddamn care about the Charity Challenge. This year, it’s us versus Kenny G*—who will donate more to Northwest Harvest? Will it be the world's most brilliant, wittiest, greatest-looking online community, which is also possessed of myriad talents far above and beyond Smooth Jazz™? Or will it be the guy in the Guinness Book of World Records for playing the longest note ever recorded on a saxophone? SLOG IS BETTER THAN CIRCULAR BREATHING.

From now through December 24th, we'll be tracking our charitable kicking of Kenny’s behind right here on Slog. Give to Northwest Harvest right now—whatever amount you can afford—then forward us your receipt and your commenter handle, and we'll give you a tag that says SLOG CHARITY CHALLENGE ALL-STAR. There will also be fabulous prizes! Because you are an all-star for helping.

Let’s get started! Give now!

* It's true—no period after the G for ol' Ken. WTF? SLOG WILL NOT STAND FOR MISUSE OF PUNCTUATION.


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despicable me 1
Posted by despicable me on November 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM · Report this
internet_jen 2
Suck it Kenny G! For a good cause of course.
Posted by internet_jen on November 26, 2012 at 12:13 PM · Report this
Northwest Harvest is so great! Excellent choice yet again.
Posted by gloomy gus on November 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM · Report this
bgk 4
Hurray! I get a badgey thing.
Posted by bgk on November 26, 2012 at 12:38 PM · Report this
Joe Szilagyi 5
Smooth jazz is getting punched in the face in the spirit of holiday kindness!
Posted by Joe Szilagyi on November 26, 2012 at 1:17 PM · Report this
TVDinner 6
"Slog charity challenge all star?" Really?

Posted by TVDinner http:// on November 26, 2012 at 1:19 PM · Report this
Josh Bis 7
miss u, "awesome person" tag.
Posted by Josh Bis on November 26, 2012 at 1:28 PM · Report this
@6, indeed, not the best title yet. Still, it works great as a benchmark for how luxurious a problem can be.
Posted by gloomy gus on November 26, 2012 at 1:36 PM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 9
@ 6, 7, 8 Maybe next year we can be labeled "International Mega-stars!" I'd enjoy that.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on November 26, 2012 at 2:02 PM · Report this
More, I Say! 10
Where does Slog stand on how kd lang spells her name? I need to know.
Posted by More, I Say! on November 26, 2012 at 2:40 PM · Report this
Hard to pass up feeding the hungry, while dissing Kenny G at the same time.
Posted by GreenLakeDave on November 26, 2012 at 2:41 PM · Report this
i hope Kenny G sees this and kicks your asses charity-wise. it's win-win!
Posted by kenny_ftw! on November 26, 2012 at 2:52 PM · Report this
ScienceNerd 13
I am an awesome person and refuse to be anything else. In protest (and fulfillment of my non-awesome status), I have refused to donate to any charity any longer.

Wait for it...
Posted by ScienceNerd on November 26, 2012 at 3:19 PM · Report this
internet_jen 14
@12 - that'd be the most hilarious comeuppance ever.
Posted by internet_jen on November 26, 2012 at 4:07 PM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 15
That is an extremely weak badge/title.

If you can't do better than "Awesome Person" just keep it as "Awesome Person," which is pretty good.

If people give a certain amount, they should be able to choose their own title.

Posted by Theodore Gorath on November 27, 2012 at 8:39 AM · Report this
Puty 16
I'm in the club! I'm not nobody! Wooo!
Posted by Puty on November 27, 2012 at 11:10 AM · Report this
leek 17
I'm still holding out for Feminist Killjoy.
Posted by leek on November 27, 2012 at 11:38 AM · Report this
thanks for offering this opportunity for us to give.
Posted by Marie on December 6, 2012 at 2:51 PM · Report this

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