Monday, November 20, 2006
Let the Pachyderms Fend for Themselves
I can stand the sight of worms
And look at microscopic germs
But technicolor pachyderms is really too much for me
I am not the type to faint
When things are odd or things are quaint
But seeing things you know that ain't
can certainly give you an awful fright
(The Pink Elephants song from Disney's "Dumbo")
GoodSearch is my search engine of choice these days. They have partnered with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and will donate 1 cent for every link that's clicked using their search. That may not sound like a whole lot of money, but it adds up. So far the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has received just over $1,600. That's a lot of pennies!
My competitive nature is in full force at the moment which is why this is a blog topic. Even though the CFF has received so much in a short time, we're lagging behind The Elephant Sanctuary by a few hundred bucks. That's almost 30,000 clicks! I feel more than a little slighted that sick, endangered elephants are benefiting from people's online searching at a greater rate than the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
If you haven't already done so, please visit Goodsearch.com and enter "Cystic Fibrosis Foundation" in the "who do you goodsearch" for box. You only have to do that step once. From then on, any time you use GoodSearch (which should be EVERY time you search the internet from here on out!) it will automatically assign your click-throughs to the CFF.
Oh, and just for spite, I like to search for information about The Elephant Sanctuary while Goodsearching on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I derive a sick sort of satisfaction out of it.