Who should I back in this year’s Wurst Challenge?

    I’ve got $20 set aside to support this year’s Wurst Challenge, but I’m torn as to which competitor I should back… Should I put my money behind defending champion Jason “Knifebeard SausageHawk” Youngs, reclusive roboticist Cre Fuller, local midwife turned professional sausage eater Kate Stroud, or one of the many others who are presently locked in heated battle for a shot at facing down one of the ten 20-foot-long bratwursts being prepared by the staff of Ypsilanti’s historic Wurst Bar? As I’m friends with several of these people, and don’t want to offend any of them, I’ve decided to leave it up to you as to who deserves my $20… my 20 votes as to who proceeds to the final round. Please look over their bios and let me know who you think is most deserving of my support by participating in the following poll.

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    Who should I back with my $20?

     
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    [The second annual Wurst Challenge, a fundraiser for the FLY Children’s Art Center, will be held Sunday, March 29th at Ypsilanti’s Wurst Bar. Doors open at 5:00. Frantic sausage eating commences at 6:00. For details, click here.]

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    Pointless Brewery & Theatre to explore the intersection of brewing and improv

    If all goes according to plan, Tori and Jason Tomalia will soon be the proprietors of new brewery situated between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti that will cater primarily to lovers of improvisational comedy. The brewery, which they’ve dubbed Pointless, will be just a few doors down from our friends at Hut-K Chaats, at the intersection of Packard and Platt, in what had been the Makkara Sushi and Noodle Company… Following is my conversation with Tori.

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    MARK: You and your husband have just gone public with your intention to open a brewery on the east side of Ann Arbor that would also serve as a venue for improv comedy. As of right now, how far along are you in the process?

    TORI: Yes, we have leased a space at 3014 Packard Road in Ann Arbor. We are currently working with an architect and have started some of the small, cosmetic changes ourselves. As soon as all the architectural plans are done, we can get a permit to do the bigger work in the area that will be the brewery. We are aiming to open sometime this summer. [below: The future home of Pointless Brewing]

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    MARK: To be honest, since you first reached out to me, I’ve been struggling with how to approach this interview. I know how offensive it must be, as someone with cancer, to be defined by it, and I don’t want to add to that. At the same time, though, your cancer is so central to the Pointless story, that it’s kind of impossible to avoid.

    TORI: Not offensive at all! I am very open about my cancer, in part because I think people get nervous and don’t know what to say, and I would prefer they just come right out and ask. And yes, cancer is a big part of why we started this business NOW (instead of “one day when the time is right”, which had been our plan). Like it or not, cancer is also a big part of my life now. The goal is that we will be able to treat it as a chronic illness, rather than a terminal illness, which technically metastatic cancer is. So far, my daily meds have been able to control it super well (knock on wood!) but I do experience side effects. I’ve been able to adjust my lifestyle to fit my physical needs, though… So if you have questions, ask away!

    MARK: My friend Katrease wrote a story about you for the Ann Arbor News in December, 2013. In that story it was noted that, as someone with stage four lung cancer, you’d been given approximately eight months to live. Here we are some 15 months later, though, and not only are you still with us, but you’re planning to open a brewery. How do you explain it?

    TORI: A blend of luck, perseverance, and scientific advances (and thank you Katrease for the lovely article!). I don’t want to geek out too much on you, but there are some exciting developments happening in our understanding of cancer, and I pushed my doctor to test for a driver mutation (the thing that went wrong and caused the cancer), and well, I guessed right and we found the mutation. So now I’m able to take a pill that targets that specific mutation. Pretty amazing stuff. I feel like I’ve been given this gift of more time – how much more, we don’t know, because one day my magic pill will stop working – but in the mean time, I want to get as much out of life as I can! I dreamed big that we could control my cancer, now I’m dreaming big that we can open this awesome business.

    MARK: Starting a brewery, even under the best of circumstances, is a stressful undertaking. Among other things, it generally means putting in long hours, going into debt, and fighting with people at every level of city and state government. Given this, and the fact that you and your husband have three small children at home, I’m wondering how difficult of a decision it was push ahead with this.

    TORI: It’s strange, it wasn’t really a difficult decision at all. Yes, it will be hard. But everything worthwhile I’ve ever done in my life was hard. Learning how to be a mom was hard. Having premie twins in the NICU was hard. Surviving childhood cancer was hard (did I mention I also had childhood cancer?). So yes, we know this will be a challenge, but Jason and I love having a project that we are working on together, and, well, life is short. May as well be bold and do something worthwhile.

    ToriTomaliaMARK: Was your childhood cancer in any way related to the cancer you have now?

    TORI: As far as they can tell, no. I went through genetic testing, consulted with my childhood oncologist, and it seems like it is just some bizarre coincidence. Of course, there is still so much that is unknown about cancer, we really don’t know.

    MARK: One more cancer-related question… I read in Katrease’s article that, as someone who has lung cancer, you have to contend with people judging you, as there’s a perception out there that lung cancer is “a smokers disease,” and therefore one that people bring on themselves. And I’m wondering if, along these same lines, you’re experiencing any judgment from others for you choice to spend your time and energy on the launching of a business. And, if so, I’m curious as to how you deal with it.

    TORI: Well, if people are thinking that they are keeping it to themselves, because all of the reaction we have gotten is just the opposite. I mean, I’m not on my death bed. I am doing really well health-wise (there is no active cancer as far as they can tell). I think there is a funny in-between place that people with cancer live. We hear the cliche saying, “live every day like it was your last,” but if you think about it, that is kind of terrible advice. If this were literally your last day on the planet, would you go to work? Would you pay your bills? Heck no. So, even with a super scary diagnosis like I have, there is still a need to balance some forward-thinking in the mix. That said, I did go through a big shift. Prior to getting sick, I was pursuing my MFA with the goal of becoming a professor, but once I found out that I would be dealing with cancer for the rest of my life, such a long path did not make much sense anymore. Compared to that, this business has a much shorter timeline to develop, and the project does not rely entirely on one person, like my pursuit of a tenure-track position did. If/when my health starts to falter, we can hire people to do what I was doing.

    MARK: You’ve recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to help launch Pointless. How much are you seeking to raise, and how much have you raised thus far? [See the Pointless Kickstarter video below.]

    TORI: Our goal is $50,000. We are currently at $8,594 with 31 days to go. It’s been going for about a week, with the campaign running 39 days in honor of my 39th birthday – which is today! There are a bunch of great perks, and every pledge of $75 or more gets a one-year membership that gives 10% off of all tickets, drinks, snacks, and merchandise. Plus you get a t-shirt. What a deal!

    MARK: And what will that money be used for?

    TORI: The money will be used to cover equipment costs, cold room and fermentation rooms, insurance, and the stage. [below: The planned layout for Pointless.]

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    MARK: I would imagine that the actual costs of getting up and running are quite a bit higher. How, if you don’t mind my asking, are you raising the rest of the rest of the capital you need?

    TORI: We have some friends and family who have provided initial capital to get things going.

    MARK: Several years ago, an attorney from Chicago, Dan Izzo, came to Ann Arbor with the intention of opening an improv club downtown, which he did. It was called Improv Inferno and it was on Main Street for a few years. I’m just curious if you’ve reached out to Dan, and, if so, what kind of advice he may have offered.

    TORI: Jason has chatted with Dan a bit. From what we understand, Improv Inferno did really well and there was a lot of community support for the business, but it closed due to some interpersonal issues unrelated to the business. Dan also used to coach an improv friend of Jason’s from back in his Minneapolis days. Small world!

    MARK: On the brewing end of things, I’m curious as to what kind of capacity you’re talking about… Just how big of a system are you building, and how much beer will it allow you to produce?

    TORI: We will be using a one barrel brewing system, which is 31 gallons. Jason plans to brew 2-3 days a week, so we will be making 4-6 kegs of beer a week.

    MARK: Can you explain how it was that you and your husband came to decide that this new business of yours would straddle the two worlds of brewing and improv?

    TORI: We used to live in Minneapolis which has a huge improv community, and Jason was really involved there. When we moved back to Michigan, we were sad to see that there wasn’t much going on for improv in the Ann Arbor/Ypsi area, which seems like a lost opportunity in a college town. We have both worked in theater for years, and because of that we know how hard it is to run a financially viable theater. We looked at models that were successful, and they all had multiple sources of revenue. Maybe they had a great education division, a corporate arm, things like that. At the same time, Jason was going crazy with his homebrewing and friends who tried his beer kept saying that he should sell it. Somewhere in there we realized that the spirit of craft beer is the same as improv; they are both all about innovation, creativity, reacting to the current environment, and taking risks. It just clicked. We are kind of surprised that we are the first people to think of this. As far as we have found, there is no other brewery/improv stage in the US. If you know of one, please let us know!

    MARK: What are improv people doing in the local community right now, given that there’s no real space dedicated to that particular form of comedy?

    TORI: They go to Detroit. There are Go Comedy!, Planet Ant, and a few others that do great improv shows there. But it gets to be quite a hike to go there for rehearsals all the time.

    MARK: Are there plans to teach improv at Pointless?

    TORI: Absolutely! We plan to have classes for people interested in studying improv more seriously, as well as folks who just want to try it out for fun. We also plan to have one-time workshops for groups of friends, similar to the “Paint and Pour” model.

    MARK: I’d suspect you might also find interest in summer programs for young adults.

    TORI: Yes! This summer we will just be getting started, but in future years we definitely plan to have more extensive workshops for various ages. And throughout the year we also are going to have a family series on Saturdays, with improv/play-based shows for little ones.

    MARK: Are you doing anything now, while you’re working on the space, to start pulling together the local improv community, so that, when you launch, everything is ready to go?

    TORI: That’s what we are working on now. Gary Lehman, an Ann Arborite who works extensively in the Detroit improv scene is part of our team, and we are gearing up for auditions in about a month.

    family photo2_smallMARK: Have you named any of your beers yet?

    TORI: Yeah, several of them. One of my favorites is “Yes, And” because that is the core improv rule. In case you aren’t familiar, “Yes And” means that when you are improvising, if your partner suggests something (where you are, what you are doing, who you are, etc), you should never deny the world they are creating, but rather agree and add to it. That boils down to saying, “yes, and…” The beer is an anytime ale, meaning you can drink it any time of the year, in any situation.

    MARK: I probably should have asked earlier, but, speaking of names, why “Pointless”?

    TORI: It came from a day when I was feeling really rotten from chemo, I was just exhausted and felt like I wasn’t sure if I could take it any more. In that dark moment, I turned to Jason and wondered aloud why I was going through all of this if it could all just end up so horrible in the end. “What’s the point? Everything just feels pointless.” And he responded so perfectly, “Okay, maybe it all is pointless. Maybe everything we do is pointless…. So let’s do this. Let’s open a pointless brewery and theatre, and make our pointless dreams come true.” He got me laughing, and we realized that it would be a great name, because everything we do is pointless when you really think about it. So you should spend your time doing what you love, and being with the important people in your life.

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      “Exclusively for White People” campaign comes to Austin in time for SXSW

      It was reported last week that Jordan French and Darius Fisher, the owners of Austin-based F&F Real Estate Ventures, had one of their properties bulldozed to make room for more SXSW parking. This, in and of itself, probably wouldn’t have made the news, if not for the fact that the bulldozed building was home to a neighborhood piñata store, the owners of which had not been informed of the demolition. That’s right… in spite of the fact that the business owners, Sergio and Monica Lejarazu, had rented the space for eight years, and had a lease until 2017, the building was torn down with their inventory, cash registers, and personal property still in it.

      jumpolin1The building’s new owners, it would seem, were in a hurry to tear the building down as they’d rented out an adjacent building for an event catering to tech entrepreneurs on the second evening of SXSW. (The store was torn down on February 12. SXSW started on March 13. And the upscale party for tech entrepreneurs was scheduled for March 14.)

      The building’s owners have since said that they were justified in tearing down the building as the owners of the Jumpolin piñata store hadn’t paid their February rent. A quick check of their demolition permit, however, shows that they’d requested approval to bulldoze the building on January 22, well before February rent was due. Furthermore, Sergio Lejarazu, perhaps sensing that the new owners of the building that he rented were douche bags, had the presence of mind to videotape himself writing out his February rent check and drop it at their office.

      Building owner Jordan French, when asked about this, likened his former tenants, who are of Mexican descent, to cockroaches, saying, “Say you have a house that was infested by roaches. You have to clean that up.”

      He also speculated that Sergio and Monica Lejarazu were likely selling “uncontrolled substances” from the piñata store. “They weren’t making a living selling piñatas; they were selling something else,” French said of the couple.

      The company that had rented the space next to Jumpolin for their SXSW party, for what it’s worth, quickly backed out once the backlash began. Here are the final two paragraphs from their public letter on the matter.

      …As Dr. Tane Ward stated, with respect to the ongoing transformation of East Austin, “The dominant narrative is that unless there is a yuppie condo going up every day, the Austin economy will collapse. In reality, the poor and working people’s economy has been collapsing precisely because of this development trend.”

      The historically Latino, working-class neighborhood of East Cesar Chavez is considered one of the most highly-gentrified areas in the nation. While the demolition of Jumpolin has sent shockwaves through our city, this tragedy is only a symptom of the larger displacement of poor communities in Austin to make way for newer, wealthier residents, and development that predominately serves them.

      So, with all of that said, I wasn’t really all that surprised when I read yesterday in the Daily News that someone had vandalized a number of new, high-end Austin businesses with “Exclusively for White People” stickers.

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      Lest anyone think, like the folks at the Daily News, that this might be the work of racists, Austin attorney Adam Reposa just came out today, taking responsibility for the stickers, and explaining that it had been done in response to the city’s ever increasing gentrification.

      I know I don’t have very many readers in Austin, but I thought that this might strike a chord with some of you in the Ann Arbor area with whom I’ve discussed similar issues in the past.

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      Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation awards grant to Ypsilanti teen group for immigration mural project

      The Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 grant to Melissa Stek, a Masters of Social Work student at the University of Michigan. Stek, who received the award on behalf of the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights teen group with which she works, had the following to say about the public mural project that the funds will make possible.

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      MARK: Where did the idea for this project come from?

      MELISSA: So, a little background: The Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (WICIR) teen group initially came together as a support group for teens from mixed-status families impacted by immigration enforcement. Since then, the group has operated as both a healing space, in which teens can process similar experiences, and a space for organizing and advocacy around immigration issues. This past year, the youth focused on learning organizing strategies, and how to advocate for local-level policy changes. And they successfully engaged at the city and county level on immigration policy change. They also participated in WICIR’s rallies and other political actions in support of federal-level immigration reform and fair treatment of unaccompanied minors.

      ImmigrantTeenMural3At the end of the fall semester, the teens basically said, “We’re tired!” They had learned so much, and been very politically active, and they wanted to do something artistic for a change. They also said they wanted to do some more internal work, related to themselves, their identities, differences, relationships, etc. They missed the support group feel that teen group used to have. So, given all those desires, they decided they wanted to paint a mural that would allow them to process life’s challenges that they continue to face… Political advocacy through art activism. Very cool, very interdisciplinary.

      MARK: Am I mistaken in thinking that this is the same teen group that not too long ago lobbied Ypsi City Council to endorse the Washtenaw ID Project?

      MELISSA: Yep, that’s them! They did so great. They are an inspiration. Yeah, they began meeting with Ypsi City Council members last summer about wanting to make the city a safer, more welcoming place for immigrant families, considering the many deportations of parents and other community members that have taken place in recent years. The Council helped the teens narrow their focus and create the right language for a resolution in support of the Washtenaw ID Project, which will be very beneficial for undocumented County residents. The teens don’t want to stop there though! They’ve talked about wanting to keep working with the City to continue making Ypsi a safe place for immigrant families. They are amazing advocates for their families and neighbors!

      ImmigrantTeenMural1MARK: What can you tell us about the murals themselves? There are two of them planned, right?

      MELISSA: Yes, as of right now the teens plan to create two 4’ x 6’ murals, which will be in downtown Ypsilanti, on an wall outside the Dos Hermanos market. The group hopes that the murals will show their identities, their community’s immigrant experience, and the effects of a broken immigration system on their families and neighborhoods.

      MARK: So, what’s the current status of the project? Are these teens working with an artist? Do sketches already exist?

      MELISSA: We’re presently in the visioning and planning stage. The teens are processing their own personal experiences, and working together to decide how best to visually share their collective story. And we’ve partnered with a local muralist, Alejandro Chinchilla, to help the teens work through this process and get a handle the logistics… figuring out the supplies needed, picking out paint, timing everything out, etc. Alejandro has painted several murals around Ann Arbor, so we’re going to take a trip with the teens in the next few weeks or so to see his artwork firsthand, and discuss what they’d like to convey through their work. And, soon, we’re hoping to have sketches.

      MARK: And what has to happen within the City to make this happen? Am I right to assume that someone will have to sign-off, even though this is going to be on a privately owned building?

      ImmigratnTeenMural2MELISSA: Another co-facilitator, Martha Valadez, is in communication with the City, and we’re confident that it the murals will be welcomed. And, of course, we have the enthusiastic support of the folks at Dos Hermanos.

      MARK: And how many teens are involved in this?

      MELISSA: About 15.

      MARK: So, when will people be able to see the finished murals?

      MELISSA: The end of August; mid-September at the latest.

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      Wurst Challenge II • Ypsilanti • March 29

      The eyes of the world are about to be on us again, Ypsilanti.

      Last year’s Wurst Challenge, as you may remember, was probably the biggest non-murder-related media event in the history of Ypsilanti. Our “20 Feet of Meat” challenge, for whatever reason, captured the imagination of folks around the world. People were talking about it from San Francisco to Colorado Springs. Photos ran in the Washington Post. A story ran on Fox News. A reporter from the Associated Press even called part-way through the event just to ask how much sausage had been consumed thus far. And, toward the end of the evening, the good folks at the ABC affiliate in Detroit sent out a news crew to check up on us and make sure that we were alright. Here, in case you missed it, is the footage.

      And, not only did we get a lot of incredibly good press for Ypsi, demonstrating just how much people in this community love to dress up in silly costumes and swallow ungodly amounts of smoked meat for a good cause, but we raised quite a bit of money for a great cause.

      The first Wurst Challenge brought in $7,737 for Ypsilanti’s FLY Children’s Art Center, so that FLY could start up their now vibrant Creativity Lab in downtown Ypsilanti.

      So, as no one died, and, more importantly, as a lot of money was raised, we’ve decided to do it again.

      The Wurst Challenge II will be held Sunday, March 29, at Ypsilanti’s Wurst Bar.

      Here’s the press release:

      March 19, 2015

      WURST CHALLENGE II announced for Sunday, March 29 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Sausage-loving philanthropists square off to take on 20-foot bratwursts for a good cause.

      FLY Children’s Art Center, in corporation with the Wurst Bar, New Holland Brewing Company and Mark Maynard.com, will host the second annual Wurst Challenge on March 29, 2015. The event, a fundraiser for FLY’s Creativity Lab in downtown Ypsilanti, will pit sausage-loving philanthropists (including local luminaries such as acclaimed roboticist Cre Fuller, and defending champion Jason “Knifebeard SausageHawk” Youngs) against an imposing 20 feet of delicious, freshly made bratwurst.

      Each challenger will be seeking community financial support through the FLY Children’s Art Center website, with proceeds going toward the expansion of FLY’s ongoing creativity education initiatives in downtown Ypsilanti.

      “FLY packs quality creative experiences into children’s minds the same way that we pack quality meats into an all natural casing. With so much in common, it was just a matter of time before we started working together,” said Jesse Kranyak, the owner of Ypsilanti’s Wurst Bar, who will be serving up the two-story tall bratwursts.

      On March 29, starting at 6:00 PM, each challenger will be served a 20 foot long bratwurst, which he or she will attempt to consume in its entirety, in hopes of defeating reigning champion Jason “Knifebeard SausageHawk” Youngs. The Wurst Bar has generously offered to donate “10 cents an inch” to FLY for all sausage consumed by the panel of challengers. In addition, challengers will use social media to raise funds from friends and supporters. [Doors will open at 5:00 PM.]

      Prizes will be awarded to the challenger who raises the most money, the one who consumes the most bratwurst, and the “audience favorite”—the individual to attack his or her brat with the greatest sense of style. One of these awards will be a $200 tattoo donated by legendary Ypsilanti tattoo artist Bill Falsetta at Ypsilanti’s Depot Town Tattoo.

      [The Wurst Bar will provide tofu apple bratwursts for non-carnivores.]

      “Last year’s event was incredible, and we’re excited to see it happen again,” said Morgan Cox, a board member of FLY. “The funds raised will go to offer scholarships, grow our outreach in local schools, and to sustain our Creativity Lab, which is becoming a destination in Ypsilanti and attracting kids from across southeast Michigan. Last year, we raised almost $8,000, which really helped us to ramp up our programming to offer innovative camps and workshops where youth can discover, play, invent—and develop self-confidence.”

      Kate “Holy Kow!” Stroud, one of the challengers who will be facing off against 20 feet of meat during the event, had the following to say about FLY: “All kids and people should have access to playing and making and learning that one can create something out of nothing. As FLY states on their website ‘The power of creativity is the power of change.’ I see that as change personally and in everything around us. I believe, as FLY states, that ‘every child needs a superpower.’ I know I found my super power in creating and I hope that every child comes to also know that inner superpower. My kids have participated in FLY classes and events. It’s a valuable addition to our community that I would love to see here and grow in the years to come.”

      Those not directly participating in the Wurst Challenge, are encouraged to attend to cheer on their favorite participants, and enjoy what promises to be an awesome event for sausage eaters and non-sausage eaters alike.

      “It took thousands of scientists and millions of dollars to put a man on the moon. What we accomplished last year, I think, was more significant. With only a skeleton crew, and not a dollar of taxpayer money, we created not one, but ten 20-foot-long sausages. No one thought that a small group of Ypsilantians could succeed where so many renowned sausage scientists had failed, but we did it,” says event coordinator Mark Maynard. “And, yes, in spite of the press coverage, some people still don’t believe it. Some still claim that it was an illusion. And that, in part, is why we’ve decided to go back and attempt it one more time. We want to prove to the doubters that it wasn’t a fluke, or a trick – that we really do have the technology, the intellect, and the courage to create sausages four times longer than the human intestine.”

      In addition to everything else, on New Holland Brewing’s White Hatter Belgian-style white pale ale during the evening will support FLY.

      Cre Fuller, one of the first to accept the challenge this year, had the following to say when asked why he’d signed on. “I’m overjoyed at the prospect of eating large amounts of delicious sausage from the Wurst Bar for a good cause. As an artist, Fly Children’s Art Center means a lot to me. And, I can think of no better way to support it, as I love eating sausage almost as much as I love art education,” he said.

      For information on how to sign up for the Wurst Challenge, or to contribute on behalf of an existing participant, visit the FLY website.

      ABOUT FLY:
      FLY Children’s Art Center believes that the ability to solve problems with creativity fuels a healthy community and enables kids to build bright futures. Since 2009, FLY has provided hundreds of kids with powerful, hands-on, creative experiences in free after-school workshops across Washtenaw and Wayne counties. The FLY Creativity Lab, (40 N. Huron Street in downtown Ypsilanti) launched in 2013, brings interdisciplinary workshops, camps and events to area youth.

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      [A PDF of the poster can be found here, for those of you with access to printers and a desire to help spread the word.]

      Find out more on the Wurst Challenge II Facebook event page, and be sure to share it with your friends.

      And please choose your favorite competitor and start donating! [The ten prospective challengers who have raised the most in donations will move forward into the competition.]

      And, if you would like to enter the competition yourself, it’s not too late. Just fill out the entry form, and start asking your friends, family and co-workers to back you. If you’re motivated, you can do a hell of a lot in a week.

      Oh, and please share this post with your friends, especially if they have tons of money to donate to an awesome cause… or own a television station.

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