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Comic Book Jobs: Greeter

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Interviews, Movies,

Astro Boy PosterThey had me at Astro Boy and karaoke...

The Crow Collection of Asian Art is hosting an event that's part of the Crow Collection After Dark. It's called Manga Madness (March 18, 6pm - midnight).

Attendees can "dress as your favorite anime character and enjoy a manga movie marathon featuring Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy, comic book artist demos, and karaoke."

Their looking for volunteer greeters, and aside from the coolness factor, you'll get to see the movies too.

Good luck, volunteers!

[Artwork: Astro Boy]


Earn Money from NASA as a Pillownaut

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Science,


Always wanted to be a astronaut but would never pass the high standards? You can still hang with NASA as they are willing to pay volunteers $160.00 per day for lying down and playing games or surfing on a laptop. Travel and accommodations are also provided, as is a bedpan, because you cannot leave your bed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The project, referred to as Pillownaut, is meant to study the effects of micro-gravity.


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Earth Day is Coming, Plant a Tree

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Hot Deals, Science,

Earth Day logoEvery year we like to nag

remind you to do your bit for Earth Day, and this year is no exception. Next Wednesday, April 22, plant a tree, volunteer to work for your city or send an Earth Day E-card. Check out the Facebook application Every Day is Earth Day to find how you can decease your carbon footprint. The goal is to offset 100,000 lbs. of CO2. Finally, you can get a free download of Grist’s Wake Up and Smell the Planet before Earth Day.

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Werd: Service - Part Two

Posted by Patrick Snajder Categories: Editorials, Education,


President-Elect Obama has, in his life and in his campaign, continually stressed the importance of an American public that commits to community service.  Unlike the Bush version of sacrifice, which stressed spending money, Obama’s version implies real, hard work: a toil that requires sweat and elbow grease committed by members of the American public in order to improve our society.  It is a philosophy demonstrated by his post-law school job as a community organizer and made concrete in his America Serves policy ( as given here on his change.gov website).  The text is as follows:

The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by setting a goal that all middle school and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year and by developing a plan so that all college students who conduct 100 hours of community service receive a universal and fully refundable tax credit ensuring that the first $4,000 of their college education is completely free. Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start.

Is this a good plan for America?

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Fine Dining for a Great Cause

Posted by Monica Edwards Categories: Business, Personal,

FarestartLast Thursday my sister invited me out to dinner with her and a girlfriend--girl's night out--but as it happened, her husband stood in for the friend who could not make it last minute. We went to a restaurant in downtown Seattle called FareStart, not your typical restaurant in regards to where the night's profits will end up. Not to the wonderfully friendly wait-staff, as they are all volunteers, or to the Guest Chef of the night, as he, or she also volunteers their time. This restaurant that serves lunch Monday through Friday and a special dinner on Thursday nights hosted by local top chefs is a haven for former homeless adults wanting to learn a trade as well as crucial life skills that will get them back out into the workforce, back out into their communities with renewed confidence in themselves. FareStart says it best:

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Define Fruity Pharaohs Please

Posted by Monica Edwards Categories: Family, Humor, Personal, Tommy,

Checking my email tonight, I received a request from my son's 6th Grade teacher for volunteers in assembling a gaggle of Fruity Pharaohs...hmm...what may I ask are Fruity Pharaohs? Maybe I should become more involved in my son's school curriculum? Following is the email sent to me, for your enjoyment, if nothing for the humor in it, as it put an instant smile on my face.
I need help assembling some Fruity Pharaohs for the students to mummify. If you have time this Wednesday, please drop by the classroom and I will have the items and directions available. You may want a pair of working gloves and wire cutters (I will try and find some wire cutters to have on hand) Also, we are still needing shoe boxes for this activity, so if you have any extra boxes, please send them to school. I know this is short notice, but I am hoping it won't take long to put together 16 Fruity Pharaohs. Thanks and I hope you each had a wonderful vacation.
If I did not have to take my youngest son to preschool on Wednesday, then I so would be at the assembling of not one, but 16 Fruity Pharaohs! Someone please define the term for me as all I picture are an assortment of Pharaohs swimming around in a bowl of fruit loops. What do you think?