Monday, February 8th, 2010
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San Francisco Helps Haiti

GIRLJames Fallows found this happening in the "Marina/Cow Hollow" neighborhood of San Francisco. It may be the case that in exchange for a yoga mat drop-off, they are sending money to Haiti! Maybe. (And it may be the case that your old yoga mat will be used for as bedding for "use" in "overcrowded hospitals"!)

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I made fun of this too. But it seems they're donating the mats to be used in hospitals. (Presumably for bedding?) Here's the only explanation I was able to find: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=276803398684&id=41577131701

toadvine (#1,698)

It only works if you deliver the mat by fixed gear bicycle. Then you burn a rope for the departed, man.

steadytonic (#3,404)

"But Daddy, some people lost ALL of their possessions."

johnpseudonym (#1,452)

Donate your unused pot to me and it will help out earthquake victims. I promise.

Oh wow, I'm collecting unused wine and liquor! We should organize a drive together.

Yeah, a drive right off of a cliff! LOL

Somehow or another people are also making empty milk bags into bedding. Beats me. But mostly, it's all going into a dump somewhere to be set on fire. There's not enough manpower on earth to spend the time that will be need to sort through all the crap people are going to send to Haiti. Better to buy bedding or whatever in lots of 10,000, so you know exactly what you are getting and can distribute it without fuss or hassle.

Multiphasic (#411)

In San Francisco's defense, holding the City as a whole responsible for the shit that occurs in the Marina/Cow Hollow area is like making Brighton Beach justify Jonathan Safran Foer.

Multiphasic (#411)

(and, in fact, I dated a Cow Hollow lass once upon a day! After the third night in a row we'd spent emotional mauling each other, she suggested we go about the healing by doing yoga together. So I suppose there's a pattern here, oh yes. Anyway, I live in Brooklyn now)

Oh I agree! No city is ever to blame for some of its residents. Well. EXCEPT INDIANAPOLIS.)

The headline should have been something like, "Don't stretch yourself!"

Mat Honan (#777)

Hello! I am commenting again to see what my usernumber is when I use my Awl login, rather than Twitter.

Mat Honan (#777)

Oh my, 777! I should take that to Las Vegas. Dear site mods: would you please send my other usernumber (#3403) to Haiti?

I do not require both.

HiredGoons (#603)

"There's very little meat in these gym mats."

HiredGoons (#603)

Shredded newspapers adds much needed roughage.

sailor (#396)

Don't yoga mats smell?

6h057 (#936)

Finally, someone figured out how to export smug.

6h057 (#1,914)

What's really vain is I seem to have two accounts here.

hman (#53)

Don't need a yoga mat for the corpse pose, do ya?

JaguarPaw (#312)

The real news here is James Fallows' yellow fever seems to have broken!

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