Save the Cerebellum
Written by: Alex Sandell
I realize some of you are broke, and can't send anything, but where is the money from the girl who swore "over Kurt Cobain's ashes" that she was sending it? Where's the guy that said he makes a really good living, and thinks my page is worth at least $1,000.00, and I'll be getting at least that much in the mail? How about the Canadian that had to get her funds transferred, and would send me "a couple hundred?" Most importantly, what about the 200 hundred some thousand people who visit this page? Don't forget the (minimum of) 3,000 people that have written saying that they enjoy "nothing" more than my daily/semi-daily updates.
Where do all of you guys go, when someone asks for help? Last time I said "send what you can." I reminded people that if they just skipped ONE movie, and the dinner afterward, they could send $15.00. I brought up pawning off a few lame CDs, and sending that money. Cashing your spare change. You'll never use it, anyway. I also said the only reason I'm asking is because I don't want to start a paysite, where I force anyone that likes The Juicy Cerebellum to pay.
That's what I said, last time. This time, here's what I have to say: I write updates to this page at least every three days. Usually every one or two. You get to read them for free. Most of you tell me you "love" them. If you love a movie, you have no problem sending off another $8.50 to Jim Carrey, the multi-million dollar man. Yet, you can't find another $8.50 to send to someone that's virtually broke?
Every two or three days you read updates at this page. Isn't that worth anything to you? Would you rather have the whole page go down, over putting ten dollars in the mail?
I will keep writing updates, as often as possible, and I won't lower myself down to making this place a paysite, even if I'm a million dollars in debt. I will trust that those of you who like this site will contribute, this time. Why don't I want to make this a paysite? Paysites are a scam, because the almighty "honor system," in theory, and hopefully, I can prove, in practice, is perfect. Send what you can. I don't want more than you can spare. I definitely don't want less. What have the last 15 months of articles on this page been worth to you? Can you spare that? Send it.
My dream of working on this page 8 hours a day (as I've been doing the past year), and making a living off of being self-employed have all but died. No matter what, I have to get a full-time job. As I've said, the updates will come, but they will be fewer and father between.
Emails, on the other hand, will stop coming. Being that, with a full-time job, I absolutely do not have time to respond to every email I receive, as I have been doing, I am only going to respond to those of you that have sent me money, those of you I know are just as broke as me, and those of you I know are going to send me money, to help keep this page online.
That's it. Send anything that you can, to:
P.O. Box 331
Alexandria, MN 56308
Please do not send me all your little petty bullshit "I'd rather keep taking your HTML handouts, without contributing" ideas such as "get some banners, they'll make you money." Why? Because they don't.
Thanks to everyone that has contributed. I've added four more people, over the last couple of months, so it would be cool if you'd go check out the neat-o list of people that actually give a damn about keeping this site in . . . uh . . . "on"line!
Back to the table of brains 1998
Back to the mind-map.