Get Your Hand Out Of My Pocket! December 31, 2012Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Bulletin Board, Humor, Special Events.
Tags: Charitable Requests, Clint Eastwood, Hollywood, Humor, New Year's Eve
In a single 30-minute period, appeals from The Ocean Conservancy, HSUS, ASPCA, WWF, Green America and 4 other groups alerted me to the pending midnight DEADLINE for contributions.
Talk about creating a sense of arbitrary urgency.
At least these non-profits are engaged in work I applaud and support throughout the year.
Not all “pass the hat” groups can say the same.
Have you heard of the National Film Preservation Foundation?
The NFPF uses actors, actresses, directors, producers, and other Hollywood types (you know, people who have raked in mega-bucks for entertaining the masses) as spokespersons to get us, the paying public, to chip in to restore old movies and films.
Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood and other “glitterati” are asking us to fork over $’s to preserve their motion picture legacy?!
They’ve got a lot of nerve.
As far as I’m concerned, people who have been featured on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous have NO business passing the hat in my direction.
Get your hand out of my pocket! Go raid your own piggy banks.
Aah . . . that’s better!