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On Is This Money Evil? The Mellow Pages Library Debates An Indecent Proposal From ExxonMobil

International Business Times checked with ExxonMobil:http://www.ibtimes.com/brooklyn-independent-library-mellow-pages-turns-down-exxonmobil-donation-oil-co-says-wasnt-actually

They say no offer was made to Mellow Pages.

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 5:24 pm 0

On Is This Money Evil? The Mellow Pages Library Debates An Indecent Proposal From ExxonMobil

According to one source, ExxonMobil has a habit of making charitable donations in Brooklyn, since the Greenpoint oil spill in Newton Creek in 1978.

I don't think ExxonMobil "got their way" by getting publicity here. If what they wanted was for everyone to stop associating them with oil spills, then they didn't achieve that.

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 9:57 am 0

On Is This Money Evil? The Mellow Pages Library Debates An Indecent Proposal From ExxonMobil

@spanish bombs It's surprising, to say the least... According to the letter, 90% of their supporters said to take the money. I don't know. The whole story seems even more fantastical now. Hard to believe but hard to argue with.

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 10:05 pm 0

On Is This Money Evil? The Mellow Pages Library Debates An Indecent Proposal From ExxonMobil

Mellow Pages has posted a decision:
https://www.facebook.com/MellowPagesLibrary/posts/519036794860287
It has 95 likes

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 5:23 pm 0

On Is This Money Evil? The Mellow Pages Library Debates An Indecent Proposal From ExxonMobil

@lonjimbo I think that there is most certainly a motive for MP to find funding, and it's possible it's a fabricated stunt, but if it came out that it were, wouldn't just about every one of the MP's patrons feel alienated? That's such a huge risk to take that could destroy a positive thing that these founders worked very hard to create...

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 5:11 pm 0

On Why The Ideal Creative Workplace Looks A Lot Like "Fraggle Rock"

@Chris Chan@facebook I think they're absolutely applicable to tech design, too, Chris. Henson had wonderful inventors working for him - Don Sahlin did those great explosions and Faz Fazakas was a genius with remote-control effects among other magic.

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 2:39 pm 0

On Why The Ideal Creative Workplace Looks A Lot Like "Fraggle Rock"

@Alex Pieske I love Saunders!

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm 0

On Why The Ideal Creative Workplace Looks A Lot Like "Fraggle Rock"

@sigerson good point! I think it's popular in Australia, too. I wonder when it started.

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 9:12 am 0

On Why The Ideal Creative Workplace Looks A Lot Like "Fraggle Rock"

@turingcub That's great. There should be a directory of such places...

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 8:02 pm 0

On Weekend At Kermie's: The Muppets' Strange Life After Death

@UncleDeadly I'd love to know more. Please contact me through my website gordonebenezergourd.com. I want to know the truth.

Posted on August 9, 2011 at 11:29 am 0