Under peer pressure, to be exact. In DARE, we were taught to “just say no” to drugs, but no one ever said anything about how to turn down pleas for hilarious computer-voiced videos about celebrities and aid work.
So, in the grand tradition of those Geico commercials, Starbuck from Wings Over Iraq, and International Aid Worker Meets an African Villager, here is a video about dumb celebrities.
Regarding the t-shirts, Saundra at Good Intentions Are Not Enough has a round-up of blog posts on the most recent free crap controversy (which will be especially depressing if you’re a Steelers fan.) To crib a convention from Small Wars Journal, BLUF: “…any kind of in-kind donation that is not highly targeted and valued by recipients is a waste of effort, money, and resources.“
Regarding the hate mail, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You’re welcome. No celebrities were harmed in the making of this video.