Potential fundraiser?

It was Hemingway who said “Write drunk, edit sober.”  However, most people don’t know that, as cited, this omits the latter half of the quote, which I’m pretty sure was “…if you’re a total wimp.”

I posted a facebook status: “I feel like I’m writing pretty well today.  I should drink when I write more often…”  I had a beer today while writing and, given my (lack of) ability to hold my alcohol, it’s loosening me up and I’m feeling pretty good.

Then Shayrah Akers from the Dogma Debate podcast commented saying “We should have a contest to see who writes the best drunk post. No sober editing, entries appear anonymous to the public.”  Why anybody would want the sheer awesome and glorious catharsis of writing while inebriated relegated to anonymity, I will never know.  Anyway, I fired back that we should pick a day, do ten posts, and have a beer before each post.  We could do it for a fundraiser and let people enjoy our complete lack of censor switches.  We could auction of topics to benefit some secular organization.

I’m all about this.  So, what bloggers should we drag into this?  For which organization(s) should we raise money?  Let’s make some atheist goodness happen.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • http://blog.IAmDanMarshall.com Dan Marshall

    I’m not much of a drinker, but I can go to the other side of the river to the great state of Washington, where I’d be happy to match each drink with a massive bong rip. You know, for science.

  • https://thebarkingatheist.wordpress.com/ Daniel Mоran

    Greta Christina told me once that she never blogs drunk. Just for that, we should make her do it.

  • Jason Kirkpatrick

    There has been a lot of fundraising for SSA, AA, The Clergy Project, and the like. What about Recovering From Religion? They are trying to help people leave religion all over the country and they do a great job. Pretty fucking admirable considering they get no real press or attention for it and the blogosphere practically ignores them. I know the lady that runs it and it’s 100% volunteer, even though she works full time for it and has a shit ton of kids herself (I think like 5 or 8 or something). I love supporting the “favorites” of the movement, but if we want it to really grow there has to be some major support for the people making a difference in the lives of others while getting basically no credit or attention for it too. Anyways her name is Sara and the website is recoveringfromreligion.org if you’re interested. They are a tax exempt org if that helps, I’ve donated to them before. Hope you check it out.

    • http://www.acrosstobearthefilm.com Michael Dorian

      Also a fine idea. Recovering From Religion is a very worthy cause, too.

  • http://skepticalimerick.blogspot.com/ Rich Stage

    I’ve been away from limericking for too long. I know I’m a nobody in the blog-o-sphere, but I’d do it. Camp Quest always needs money. I think a fundraiser for them is in order.

    Drunk blogging…for the kids!

    12 hour blog-a-thon, making sure there is no odd beers out.

  • Jeff

    Screw that noise. I haven’t blogged anything since MySpace was still popular and Facebook was only for college students, but I will happily drink a bunch of beer with y’alls.

  • invivoMark

    Hitch would be so proud!

  • Chris Hallquist

    Sign me up!

  • John Horstman

    Ooh, I’ll commit to following along and drinking a beer before reading each round of posts.

  • John Horstman

    (We may wind up with some combative comment threads. Or overly friendly. It sort of depends on what kind of drunk everyone is.)

  • http://www.meetup.com/atheists-463/ Kimberly

    Recovering from Religion- I’m a local facilitator and the people involved are all volunteers. We need as much help as we can get spreading the word about the support-group style meetings we offer for those leaving religion. I had a lady attend last month’s meeting who was just four days out of leaving a cult and have had several high school students come, as well as many people who are basically ostracized from their families because of their lack of belief. It’s a boots-on-the-ground, worthy organization!