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Signal Boost: Help for an Injured Dog

jesterFriends of mine might already know my friend Halfastick / Don, who is my long-distance driving buddy for my yearly jaunt to Fantastic Fest. He is one half of married couple who have been having a rough couple years. Money issues, health issues, job issues… a heaping lot of everything. In fact, Don might actually be cursed. (I only say this because it’s the most rational explanation for the Angry Raccoon God Debacle of 2011.)

Anyway, I digress.

Don and Amy have a dog named Jester. Jester is a medically-prescribed emotional support animal, a three-year-old Engish Coonhound / Beagle mix.

Last night, Jester was hit by a car. Jester is alive, but has broken bones, bruised lungs, and other injuries. He can make a comeback, but his owners don’t have a critical thing necessary for his veterinary car: catastrophe money.

So, if you have a few spare bucks — $5, $10, anything — please consider using it to help an injured support dog. You can donate online here:


TONIGHT: Drinking with Geeks!

Drinking with Geeks

This is a just a reminder that YOU — yes, YOU with the glasses, staring simultaneously at a smartphone and three computer monitors — should swing by Drinking with Geeks tonight! Once there, you can mingle with the other Minneapolis geeks, scientifically analyze a tasty beer, and see the recording of the brand-new Drinking with Geeks podcast. The podcast, a brainchild of Bill Stiteler and Joseph Scrimshaw, will feature Jerry Belich and yours truly as (presumably drunk) inaugural guests. Join us!

Bryant Lake Bowl
February 5th, 2013
6:30pm – 8:30pm (podcast happens at 7:30pm)
Tickets are FREE!

If you do the Facebook thing, there is more information here.

If you don’t do the Facebook thing, here’s the event on the Bryant Lake Bowl’s web site.