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Absolutely Not Your Monkey

Dec 29 2004

Unless you’re a complete hermit, you’ve heard abou…

Unless you’re a complete hermit, you’ve heard about the tsunami disaster. The death toll keeps going up and up. I think it’s at 80,000 (UPDATE: approaching twice that number on 1/1) now, according to CNN. That’s a conservative estimate, btw. And the diseases have yet to start. I fear it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

The media’s covered with terrifying pictures, videos, etc. of the tsunamis. What I don’t get is all these pictures of people struggling in the water. I consider myself a photographer, and I’ve been accused of being pretty heartless, but if I see someone floating as I sit on top of my hotel building, I’m going to at least put down my camera and try to help them out. Forget your precious Pulitzer and find a pole or something, fer cryin’ out loud.

Anyway, for those of us who aren’t able to help out in person, it’s easy to donate money. Got an Amazon account? It’s one click; you don’t even need to get out your credit card. Don’t have an Amazon account? Here you go; pick one.

Dave wants to get the Ramblers, Tarrybush and other bands together for a benefit show. We’ll see if that works out.

posted by Poagao at 3:44 pm  

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