Oh, Come On

Even if we assembled a think-tank supergroup of the most cynical Mission bloggers whose sole purpose would be to come up with the best Marina zingers that the world has ever seen, there’s no way we could have come up with anything more absurd than the real thing:

(via that up-and-coming blog BoingBoing, almost as big as Mission Mission)

Update: I feel like I owe this to the Pad. Here is their explanation (via James Fallows):

I’m only sorry the intention of this drive was unclear to you. Actually, our drive was a part of a bigger organized effort spear headed by the founder of JADE yoga mat, during the weekend of the annual San Francisco Yoga Journal Conference. JADE asked studio owners, teachers, students alike to give up their old or used mats so that the thousands of suffering people in Haiti may have somewhere softer the  ground to sleep.

So yeah, it’s a misunderstanding, but you gotta admit it’s a funny misunderstanding. Like that time my math professor wrote that equation “f=avt” on the board in a way that looked like “f=art”. The class had a giggle, he set the record straight, and got over it.

10 Responses to “Oh, Come On”

  1. Samir says:

    Maybe for them to sleep on…?

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  3. @marycray says:

    “— Gifts of food, clothing or supplies are well-intentioned, but may not be helpful. Borochoff says in-kind donations may be difficult to deliver when supply lines are clogged after a disaster. Such gifts also take a lot of manpower to process.” But I’m sure the cleaning and delivery USED yoga mats are truly needed. So hurry hurry, especially you Birkram yogis.

    See how to actually help (I recommend PIH.org, oxfam.org or DoctorswithoutBorders,org):

  4. Neo Displacer says:

    this is what happens when people take too seriously whatever they are into. They think it sehr wichtig. Wouldn’t be funny to see a rattle can drop-off becuase Haitian bombers are without paint. Or St Germaine drop-off becuase just drinking plain rum is gauche.

  5. cee says:

    Yoga mats can be sleeping pads, dummies.

  6. Shiyuan says:

    Yeah, because Haiti people will want to sleep on gross, sweaty, beat up slabs of rubber. I don’t even want to use other people’s yoga mats. For yoga.

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