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December 31, 2004

Till Next Year...

A Happy New Year to all.

Revel the night away, but also be sure to donate to the Red Cross/Red Crescent or any other agencies taking donations for tsunami and quake relief, listed here, here and here.

The folks at Crooked Timber also offer a way to help while buying all that stuff you were planning on buying anyways. Donating commissions from their Amazon Associates accounts (with promised matching funds of up to 200 euros courtesy of one generous reader): John Holbo, Henry Farrell, Chris Bertram and Maria Farrell.

For what it's worth, and following suit, I'll donate whatever nickles and dimes fall into my own Associates account through quarter one of the new year (these worthy boxed sets and the book links to your left should get you started), though I can't boast matching funds or ready-made lists of big ticket items, and I couldn't tell you off hand what kind of percentage purchases will garner. Buying through the Crooked Timberites will undoubtedly offer more bang for your retail buck.

For those in a reading mood, NEWSgrist distills a wealth of tsunami blog coverage here.

"Till Next Year..."
Posted by Dan at 05:08 PM


Ahem. It's the new year, you know.

Posted by: Miguel Sánchez on January 5, 2005 at 09:07 PM

Hopefully the world can wait a moment or two longer, but a self-administered swift kick is definitely in the works.

Posted by: Dan on January 6, 2005 at 10:00 AM

Referenced in this post:

CNN.com: Aid groups accepting donations for vicitms
Crooked Timber
Crooked Timber: Buy Generously
Crooked Timber: Buy Generously II
Crooked Timber: Buy Generously IV
Crooked Timber: Buy generously again
Crooked Timber: Mad Monkeys, Bulkbits and Bushels of Breath
Crooked Timber: Some reading (Buying generously III)
DVD: The Simpsons - The Complete First Five Seasons
Family Guy, Vol. 1 (Seasons 1 & 2)
Family Guy, Vol. 2 (Season 3)
NEWSgrist: Tsunami Aid: Blogs + Info
New York Times: How to Help: Disaster Aid
Red Cross Red Crescent
The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus Megaset
Washington Post: How to Help