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Some People Have No Sense of Humor

This is an email exchange I had with a media person that just cemented to me that a lot of people don’t enjoy sarcasm. Or at least mine anyway.

Hi,

I wanted to let you know about an upcoming event with actress and host Niecy Nash at Grand Central Station on June 23 at 10:30 a.m. Nash will be “flushing” for a cause with Clorox and the World Toilet Organization (WTO)

“Flushing” For a Cause with Niecy Nash
Nash and Clorox to Distribute Free Subway Tickets to Flushing, NY commuters
to Bring Awareness to Those With Flushing and Those Without

WHAT: Fresh from a successful run on Dancing with the Stars, comedic actress and host Niecy Nash is partnering with Clorox® Toilet Products to kick-start a donation drive for the World Toilet Organization by distributing free subway tickets to Flushing, NY commuters, helping bring attention to those with access to “flushing”.

On June 23, for every commuter ticket Nash and the street team hands out, Clorox will contribute a like for like subway fare donation to the WTO, estimating it will provide more than 10,000 free rides totaling a donation of $22,500.

WHERE: Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall
87 E. 42nd Street (at Lexington Avenue)
New York, NY

WHEN: Street Team at Flushing Station Nash in Grand Central Station
Wednesday, June 23 Wednesday, June 23
7-10am 10:30-12pm

I’ll look forward to hearing from you!

Best,
xxxx xxxxx

ME: Do you seriously forsee a huge turn-out for this?
Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

xxxx xxxxx: Yes, We have already confirmed many TV stations along with top US magazines and radio stations who would like to participate and support the cause.

ME: Is there some sort of rubber bracelet or ribbon I can purchase to wear my support?
Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

xxxx xxxxx: Yes, there is actually going to be a “virtual toilet” on our facebook page and for every “flush” another dollar will be donated. That would be a great way to show support. I will send you the info when it is up and ready! Thank you. We really appreciate it.

ME: I’m thinking more of a wearable item. Is there like a “potty pendant”? And will Neicy’s face be on it?
Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

And…crickets.

Posted by Stefanie Wilder Taylor on June 21, 2010 9:10 pmUncategorized18 comments  

18 Comments

  1. Jen said,

    Is it just me or is that the most random event ever? Neicy Nash, toilets and subway tickets? The hell? And I’ve read it three times and I still can’t figure out exactly what they’re raising money/awareness for.
    Jen´s last blog post ..Obnoxious Soccerous Maternalous

    | June 21, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

  2. Robin O'Bryant said,

    WHAT are they raising money for? Flushing as in toilets? What does that have to do with subway rides? The Hell?????
    Robin O’Bryant´s last blog post ..Aubrey Said: My Moves

    | June 21, 2010 @ 9:44 pm

  3. Jane said,

    I personally think it’s a genius event. They’re going to ride to Flushing! Get it!?

    hahahahahahahaha! Marketing geniuses! But the potty pendent is SUCH a good idea dude. Love it.

    | June 21, 2010 @ 9:59 pm

  4. rebecca said,

    This sounds like a news of the weird story.
    rebecca´s last blog post ..Chickens

    | June 21, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

  5. inannasstar said,

    This is just fucktarded. I seriously don’t even understand the what the cause is they are raising money for. I think your suggestions are funny : )
    inannasstar´s last blog post ..Magical Mondays – Litha

    | June 21, 2010 @ 10:30 pm

  6. Wendie said,

    I’m a new reader over here, but I had to comment on this. I used to write celeb gossip and a couple years ago Chelsea Handler was doing some sort of toilet flushing event too! I think it was for Charmin … I only know that the image of her sitting on a toilet that was perched on a trailer is with me forevermore.
    Wendie´s last blog post ..Remember That People Pleaser Chick I Was? Yeah, She’s Dead.

    | June 22, 2010 @ 1:21 am

  7. Melissa said,

    This is an odd publicity stint. I guess it is to promote plumbing and the fact that some people don’t have functioning toilets – which I can see is probably a legitimate problem. This is just an odd event…
    Melissa´s last blog post ..monday minute.

    | June 22, 2010 @ 1:36 am

  8. Aunt Becky said,

    I would totally want a poo pendant. And I’d wear it with motherfucking PRIDE.

    | June 22, 2010 @ 3:31 am

  9. Kir said,

    well I get the “Flushing” (the place) and “flushing” (bathrooms) but I don’t understand what FLUSHING is…is it a disease., I mean it is…but is that what they are raising $$ for.

    you know, SCREW it…I still think your Potty Pendant idea was awesome. :) GOOD LUCK

    | June 22, 2010 @ 1:14 pm

  10. Em said,

    I don’t get it! So random, LOL! love your responses :)
    Em´s last blog post ..Who’s the Boss?

    | June 23, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

  11. Mommy on the Spot said,

    Did I miss something? What are they raising awareness for? The importance of flushing? Do they have one for putting the seat down when done using the toilet so toddlers don’t confuse it with their water table? I would join that one!

    | June 24, 2010 @ 1:23 pm

  12. Beth said,

    I just don’t get the actual event! Are people in Flushing, NY the only ones that need assistance with buying subway tickets? this event sounds pretty silly, I’ll have to google it to see if there is any “news”.

    On the other hand, I love Neicy, she is so flippin’ hilarious. I hope she brings that humor to this event! They’re gonna need it!

    Beth

    | June 24, 2010 @ 1:32 pm

  13. flying monkeys said,

    LMAO!!

    | June 24, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

  14. DesignHER Momma said,

    ah hahahahahahaha! Love it.
    DesignHER Momma´s last blog post ..me.right.now.

    | June 25, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

  15. Jennifer June said,

    And for the dudes, movement medallions, slightly larger and flashier than the potty pendents for the more manly supporter hard core fans…

    Some souvenir T.P. with her autograph on it would make an excellent Christmas or housewarming gift.
    Jennifer June´s last blog post ..Give me a break- please

    | June 26, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

  16. Goody said,

    Those bastards ripped-off the best April Fool’s prank I ever pulled!

    http://chhygene.blogspot.com/

    | June 27, 2010 @ 12:47 am

  17. Kyddryn said,

    So they’re raising money to fund toilets for people who don’t have any…hmm…because I guess no one is hungry, thirsty, or in need of medical care anywhere in the world.

    Who knew…?

    Shade and Sweetwater,
    K
    Kyddryn´s last blog post ..What the Hell

    | June 29, 2010 @ 1:18 am

  18. Lulu said,

    Most media people don’t have senses of humor. I know, I was one. Of course not me…If you had replied to one of my pitches like that, I would have shown up at your doorstep and made you attend the event.
    Lulu´s last blog post ..Dum Dum

    | June 29, 2010 @ 9:42 pm

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