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HOLD MY BEER! I'M GOING TO TRY SOMETHING! [Apr. 23rd, 2014|06:11 am]
kyle cassidy
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*** EDIT ***

*** EDIT: $866.11 donated so far ***



Ok, you sadists, stretch goal.

If you can get this to $1,000 I shall run this five mile race dressed as a Continental soldier, AND I will run either carrying a) THIS FAKE STUFFED CAT or b) THIS FULL SIZED BENNINGTON FLAG.

I can make this offer with great confidence because I know that you can't possibly make it happen.

However, let me know in the comments, in the ridiculous, impossible case that $1,000 gets donated to City Kitties, which of these two things you'd like to see me carrying while running the race.




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Dumb ideas always begin in a way that sounds reasonable.

For some reason, a few weeks ago, I thought it would be reasonable to run the Valley Forge Revolutionary 5 mile run dressed as a continental soldier. You know, with a vest, jacket, jabot, knee breeches & tri-corner hat.

This seemed like a good idea because our buddy John Lopes was running it and John Lopes is an actor who often portrays George Washington. (John, however, is nowhere near foolish enough to try and run five miles dressed as our nation's greatest general and first president.)

The short end of it is that I will probably die while doing this because it's five million degrees in this getup, and the closer I got to the actual date, the more likely it became that I'd just start the race in it, wave to the cameras and toss the whole thing in the shrubs by the end of the first half mile. How, I thought, can I keep myself from doing that?. SO ... in order to make my death worth something, and make sure that I can't discard this uniform along the way, I'm issuing an Internet Challenge.

If you can donate collectively donate $300 to City Kitties the West Philadelphia stray cat rescue group, I shall make an Agony Mile Video while I do this notoriously hilly run -- every mile, I'll pull out my cell phone and videotape a progress report. You'll be able to hear my gasps, my death rattle, and see the sweat pouring from my body like milk from a busted coconut. Five miles, five reports, and a video of paramedics dragging me across the finish line.

Isn't this a video you'd like to see?

Click on the link, make a donation, email me your receipt, and if they add up to $300 by Sunday morning, I'll take you along for the ride.






THIS CAN'T BE A GOOD IDEA!







Here are some of the current bunnies City Kitties is helping. Your $$$ will go
right to them. You my clickenzee to enfluffy!




Plus, I've been shopped. Via Ken Thomas on the Interwebz:




Clicenzee to form a more perfect union






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[User Picture]From: ladycelia
2014-04-23 04:45 pm (UTC)
You're going to need another round of donations to replace the uniform after you drench it in sweat!
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2014-04-23 05:25 pm (UTC)
that's ok. it'll look more authentic then. I might need someone to shoot some holes in the tails with a musket though.
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[User Picture]From: coffeeem
2014-04-23 05:00 pm (UTC)
George's threads were all performance fabric, though, right?

...No?

...Oh.

Well! Good luck, then! Woohoo!

https://flic.kr/p/nivPjU
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[User Picture]From: coffeeem
2014-04-23 05:14 pm (UTC)
(That's an image of the PayPal receipt for a $10 donation. I hope. If it's a picture of a hat or something, I blame Flickr's sharing options.)
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2014-04-23 05:26 pm (UTC)
The kitties thank you! I weep a little.
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[User Picture]From: arkham4269
2014-04-23 06:17 pm (UTC)

Added Vlaue

You should run with Roswell on your head for added content value!
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2014-04-23 06:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Added Vlaue

all my neck vertebra would be fused together by the end and I'd be four inches shorter.
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[User Picture]From: Rivkah Raven Wood
2014-04-23 06:22 pm (UTC)

YOU ARE AMAZING

where do I email my receipt?

you are my hero . (and my cat's hero.)
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2014-04-23 06:24 pm (UTC)

Re: YOU ARE AMAZING

kyle at kylecassidy dot com would be fine!
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[User Picture]From: lawbabeak
2014-04-23 06:23 pm (UTC)
Donation made. Please don't die.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2014-04-23 06:24 pm (UTC)
if it happens, i promise to pull out my phone at the last minute and get it on tape.
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[User Picture]From: lawbabeak
2014-04-23 08:21 pm (UTC)
*shakes pom poms*

*readies ice bath*

Evaporative cooling is your friend. As is ice. Consider soaking and freezing your neck ruff the night before.
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[User Picture]From: tripleransom
2014-04-23 06:42 pm (UTC)
Donation made! Looking forward to the vid.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2014-04-23 08:07 pm (UTC)
eep!
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[User Picture]From: dancinglights
2014-04-23 07:36 pm (UTC)
Receipt sent. This is totally worth my lunch money. It may be worth my lunch money every day this week if need be.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2014-04-24 03:17 am (UTC)
yeah, this is definitely one of those things that's going to be fun for everybody who's not me.
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[User Picture]From: ysobelle
2014-04-23 11:34 pm (UTC)
I just sent them $15. You're insane. You know that, right? At least wear cotton undies.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2014-04-24 03:16 am (UTC)
cotton is rotten! i'm wearing some techwicking whatnots.
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[User Picture]From: indigo_spice
2014-04-24 03:39 am (UTC)
Done! Receipt is on its way. Please don't die... or at least wait until you can get it camera before you pass out.
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[User Picture]From: jenwolf
2014-04-24 12:21 pm (UTC)
What is the outfit made of? If it's lightweight wool, you probably won't die. Polyester satin though, and I'm sorry, but it was nice knowing you. At least make sure you are wearing a good sweat wicking layer underneath.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2014-04-24 02:44 pm (UTC)
it's padded polyester.
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[User Picture]From: jenwolf
2014-04-25 12:12 pm (UTC)
Oh my. Good luck then, and I hope the weather is cool enough that you don't overheat.
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[User Picture]From: coffeeem
2014-04-24 05:01 pm (UTC)
$416.11 raised so far? Ooooh! Come on, gang, let's see if we can get it up to an even $500! Then maybe Kyle will give us a stretch goal reward like, um, a photo of him with the paramedics?

(Gawd, I can't believe I'm joking about this. Dude, don't die, okay? I mean, I'm joking because I'm pretty sure you won't, but just in case, don't do it. It's probably not as much fun as it looks on teevee.)

And your 'shopped self is so cool I laughed out loud and woke up Barnabas, who was sleeping in the cat bed next to my desk.
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[User Picture]From: Patricia Crebase
2014-04-24 06:42 pm (UTC)

I'll take a share

If you are going to die from this, we should spread the blame/credit around a lot more*. My receipt is on its way.

*It worked for Caesar, right?
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[User Picture]From: lois2037
2014-04-24 07:48 pm (UTC)
Alas… I can't donate just now due to our own costly cat illnesses… I'll ask you NOT to die, but just suffer elegantly for the camera as you cover the miles.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2014-04-25 07:25 pm (UTC)
elegant suffering ahead
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[User Picture]From: otterfreak
2014-04-27 12:10 pm (UTC)
Donation made, stuffed cat voted for.
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