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Support Local Biz: August 31, 2009

Submitted by on August 31, 2009 – 10:16 AMOne Comment

"Summer of '84: The Evolution of the Modern Blockbuster, Part 1" is above.Written by Matt Zoller Seitz and Aaron Aradillas and narrated by one Dave Bunting Jr., it's the first of a five-part series, all available now on The L Magazine's website.

Please support me on the DC AIDS Walk, coming up in early October.If I get to $1000, I'll don the tomato suit once again for the walk…I don't think lycopene has much effect on the HIV virus, but hell, we gotta try something, right?

And perhaps you're saving your pennies for the Tomato Nation/Donors Choose Contest '09, which is also fine. Want to help? I need a few things, after the jump.

1. project suggestions

Please send any and all projects for addition to the master list. I can't promise that I'll take them all, but I definitely won't add projects close to expiring, or with spelling or grammatical errors in the title.

2. prizes

This is an excellent use of your Amex points; the program offers hundreds of gift-certificate options. You can also sponsor a mini-prize once the contest is underway.

3. Early Girl's first intern

The contest has become a behemoth, which I love, but I need an extra pair of hands and eyes. The position pays almost nothing, but swag rolls downhill, and I will write a glowing recommendation upon completion. Candidates should:

  • have working knowledge of social media, the WordPress backend, and Excel (that last one's key; ain't no time to train ye), and flawless usage
  • keep relatively late hours
  • live in the metro area (I'll consider anyone in the Eastern time zone, but occasionally I will need you to appear in person — including in a non-speaking role in this year's promo video)
  • be comfortable with a fireman-esque "long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror" workflow
  • not have any vacation planned from 9/15-11/15

Sound fun, or at least not horrible? Send me your c.v. pasted into the body of an email, at bunting at tomatonation dot com. Your cover letter can ask any questions you might have; again, this is not a ton of work each day, but rather more like a few bursts of sloggy logistical set-up, followed by thumb-twiddling.

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  • Rebecca U says:

    Oh, Eddie before he cut his locks off. Sigh.

    I'm on the West Coast, and have little to offer except thanks you are taking on the Donors Choose contest again. My sis is a teacher/librarian and the schools get so little for the "extras" and even the basics nowadays.

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