We decided not to write our own commentary and let John Oden’s comment speak for itself.
“I said last time that I wanted money for parties, bills, and a vacation(Where do people come up with these lies about me? Idk.). Apparently that didn't fit Facebook's fundraiser criteria. Luckily, I happen to need money for my higher education too. It is funny how so many people seem to be upset that they have a job while I get to be free. You'd think they'd be grateful that anybody was... free in this world. Freedom rules. It's like how some slaves back in the day resented all free men just cause they were stuck working all day. I'm not the one who's bound you to a job. It's capitalistic society and your own lack of resilience which does that. I'm hoping to free the slaves and bring equal rights to the poor soon. It's the new equal right movement...stay tuned...It's about to sweep the nation like the last one.” - John Oden
Help Natalie go to Peru so she can do ayahuasca!
There's been some rumblings and grumblings about what we do here and how awful we are but we think it's time to remind you that even in this great hateration community there's just some places we don't go. Check yourselves before you wreck your selves. Don't be that guy.
'Tis the season to start begging.
If you cover this dude's airfare and ticket price he will go. If you cover the costs of his gifts he will give gifts.
If you don't donate there's gonna be one less beggar in the crowd....
Anonymous submission from the Philadelphia area.
Too much wrong in this beggars plea for 10 grand to even know where to begin shaming.
I'll leave it up to you in the comments to handle this time.
Anonymous tip time; all the way from the city of Brotherly Love.
Apparently this Freeform Festival event was run very poorly and the people in charge decided that the artists contracted to bring art to the event would be the ones not getting their compensation when the event fell far short of recouping costs this past year.
As such the organizers of said festival have decided to throw a fundraiser party to raise the funds to pay the people they promised to pay from the funds... they were supposed to have raised by selling tickets to the festival in the first place.
We understand that running a festival can give some serious gravitas to your social standing but for fucks sake don't promise people money you simply don't have. In the end you'll just look like a beggar and a loser.
Sometimes people are somewhat self aware about begging and still don't care that they are asking for a frivolous hand out from strangers to go on vacation.
Hi my name is Ashley and I need a new hoop and new fire fans and new fire eating torches and you get to pay for them all!!
Burning Man desperately needs another hooper!
Meet Audrey, she actually says she's "testing her self reliance" while asking for money to get her there at the same time.
Don't worry though your money will be funding her "soul enriching" month long trip (which includes an RV)....
She does ask for people to "help spread the word" so we are only doing our part.
Posted without comment. This fundraiser is full of land mines.
Hi my name is Claire and my boyfriend broke up with me and despite the fact that I'm living on couches and don't have a job I'm going to Burning Man. Now all I need is for you to give me money.
Most people put more effort into their Facebook status updates than these folks put into their crowdfunding attempt.
Because burning man doesn't have enough acrobats.
Why aren't people even trying anymore?
When you can't even bother to put effort into asking for something so stupid.