From time to time, I get vitriolic, hateful comments and threats (showcased on the sidebar on the right) and also genuine messages of support for my hard work here.
Like a lot of blogs, I have tip jar to allow donations from supporters. But what about the readers that loathe what's written here? You're hardly likely to spur me on by sending cash. But, if you're enraged and infuriated by what you read here, now is your chance to finally, once-and-for-all, Shut Me Up!
How? Easy. I've set a reserve price of AU$1000.00 to continue this blog (NB: See below for price update). Angry readers can throw into the pot. Once the reserve is reached, I'll stop bagging AFL players. I'll remove all the Speccy content from the internet. Forever. No more. It ends here.
That's right, I'm Selling Out!
Of course, readers who think this blog provides an important (or even just amusing) warning to the public about the dangers of drug-abusing, violent, criminally-connected and spoilt sex attackers are welcome to chip into the tip jar. Donations received in this way will count against those trying to shut me up!
Get it? The pot starts out at $1000 and increases as donations are received. However, it goes down as "anti-donations" are made via the Shut Me Up! button. Once it gets to $0, that's it, I'm out.
You may be wondering why on earth this would work. Well, you've got to keep in mind just how vain and rich these footballers are - the average is over $200K a year! So, yeah, for a measly few hours' pay they can get their dignity back and continue to maraud this fine city with impunity.
Let the bidding begin ...
To better reflect the utility I derive from this blog, the "buy out" price will increase from AU$1000 to AU$5000 (including any positive or negative contributions) on the one year anniversary of the initial offer - 25th of November, 2006. So, you've got six weeks left to buy me out under the old, cheaper price. After that, it will jump by $5000 (to a net $5005, based on current figures).
Good luck, and happy bidding.
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