AFL Beat Special Edition: A call for your support

One of the things I love about this community is the selflessness and compassion this group continually displays.  We support each other, help each other through difficulties,  and give each other encouragement in the face of hard times.

As regular readers of the AFL Beat know,  I lost the Lady Footy Tipping Contest to nomonkeyfun when he chose to back the Western Bulldogs and I went with my heart and chose the Brisbane Lions to win the Grand Final.

I had pledged to the readers/contestants that I would give a handsome prize ($50 value!) to the winner. The original idea was booze,  but it would be up to the winner to decide what they wanted.

I reached out to nomonkeyfun and he asked if the prize could instead be a donation to a charity of his choice.  That came as a relief as I’m not quite sure how to transport alcohol across state lines without a Pontiac Trans Am.

As I stated in the first paragraph,  it also made me happy because this is the type of gesture that makes DFO the community it is. I put my donation in last night.

The charity is AIDS Walk NY and the link is below:

https://ny.aidswalk.net/uj

As you can read in the donation page,  this is in honor of nomonkeyfun’s Uncle Jack and the money will go towards GMHC and dozens of tri-state area AIDS service organizations.

From the charity:

GMHC is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, GMHC understands the reality of HIV/AIDS and empowers a healthy life for all. GMHC’s core mission to fight to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.

I highly encourage every DFOer to contribute anything you can.  One of the founding principles of this site was that we would never take money from advertising or try to make this a money-making venture.

Instead, we, from time to time as the need arises,  request your assistance to help causes important to the members of our community.

Important note from the charity:

MATCHING GIFTS CAN DOUBLE YOUR DONATIONS: Click here for more information!

If your company has a matching gift program, please request a Matching Gift Form from your Human Resources department or download a form from the database above. Give the completed Matching Gift Form to the walker you have sponsored. The walker will turn the form in to the AIDS Walk office with your donation.

If your company has an online Matching Gift Form, please forward the email confirmation that the form has been completed to the walker or to the AIDS Walk New York office at awnyinfo@aidswalk.net. Be sure to include the name of the walker you have sponsored.

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A sincere and heartfelt Thank You to nomonkeyfun for choosing to take his winnings in the form of a donation to help others.

I hope you all can help him meet his goal.  Thank you in advance!

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JerBear50
JerBear50

So we’re making them walk as punishment for catching the aids? Sounds a little mean-spirited, but I guess someone has to remind them that they’re terrible and God hates them. Oh, gotta run. Almost time for the 700 club.

nomonkeyfun

I just want to thank everyone who donated. And Balls for making the post.

You’re assholes, but assholes who care.

rockingdog
rockingdog

found a funny:

[presenting my dissertation] Tom has been chasing Jerry for years, but all he gets if he catches him is a light snack. The time investment isn’t worth the reward. Tom is therefore a victim of the sunk cost fallacy. Next slide please,

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Don T

Yep, no revenue, no advertising.

/still holding on drafts the “We respectfully decline” email to Astroglide Hot Sauce

//ITSA GOOD PRODUCT I TELLS YA

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Unsurprised

https://deadspin.com/presenting-the-2018-name-of-the-year-bracket-1824140540

Quindarious Gooch wasn’t in last year’s NOTY? I’m too lazy to go back and check, but I thought he was. Anyway, Salami Blessing totally deserves to be the number 1 overall seed, but won’t win it – mostly because the NOTY matchups are always decided poorly.

I am going to pick Dr. Dimple Royalty to beat Salami. However, Hallelujah Lulie should and will win it all.

Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

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WCS

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Boss Todd (artist’s conception)

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Unsurprised

I’m sorry for being an asshole last night. Well, for a while now, but especially last night.

theeWeeBabySeamus

You’re fine dude. I was in a mood too. My apologies.

We’re good as far as I’m concerned. Hope you feel the same.

SonOfSpam

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Don T

Hey, we all have our moments. Good to see ya around, man.
Could ya drop me a DM through Twitter ( @brianbobonis )? I may need your expertise for something. Thanks.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

I don’t use Twitter (I did for a while, but I stopped because it was just making me madder).

You can email me at sl1 (dot) james at the world’s largest email host.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Off-topic but what would be the secret ingredient to turn a Dark and Stormy cocktail into a Dark and Stormy Daniels?

nomonkeyfun
SonOfSpam

Miniature cheetos.

Game Time Decision

$130,000

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Stick a few hundred dicks in it.

JerBear50
JerBear50

A twist of orange.

SonOfSpam

Ok, so now that I joined in the be-nice-peer-pressure, can I comment on the glory that is Uncle Jack’s mustache? Because, it is GLORIOUS.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Them liquored up sisters look like trouble though.

nomonkeyfun

He probably looked on AIDS as a sweet release from having to deal with them.

nomonkeyfun

Fuck, now all of you know what I look like clean shaven. Good thing I’ve got my Jesus beard going.

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theeWeeBabySeamus

We talkin’ beards????
Please don’t remind me!!!!
(yes that is my real face…and yes it is gone now…but I still sometimes wake up at night screaming)
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LemonJello
LemonJello

Welcome to DFO, Mr. (checks note card) Aron-ay Odgers-ray!

theeWeeBabySeamus

Done.
Also, this….

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Man, that nomonkeyfun is such an asshole for not being an asshole and making the rest of us look bad.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Hehehe….you beat me to it.

But yeah, I hate that guy.

(no not really…he’s awesome)

nomonkeyfun

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