The Staff Begs for!

Published on October 30, 2008
by Kara Swisher

Only 24 hours to go in the’s Blogger Challenge 2008 and I am now forced to bring in the big guns.

That would be the angrily arched eyebrows of Digital Daily’s John “Patches” Paczkowski, along some of the staff, begging mightily for your donations.

So far, I have used my kids, known to authorities as the Swisher boys, to deliver a threatening pitch about why you should give early and often to fund technology projects for high school students.

I have also danced with Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang in “High School Musical 3” and forced him into a painful dinner (thanks, Jerry!). is a charity that funds classroom projects in high-need public schools, using the Web to match teacher project requests with donors.

So far, I have raised $8,414 from 26 donors, impacting 704 students. But am still No. 3 behind the my longtime frenemy venture capitalist Fred Wilson and TechCrunch.

Congrats to both, but this obviously cannot stand! There is one more day to give, so get giving!

You can click here to reach the giving page or use the widget on the lower right side of the ATD homepage or the left side of the main BoomTown page.

Here is our new begging-and-pleading video and also the other three I have employed to try to pry some dollars from the battered economy.

Patches Uses His Mesmerizing Eyebrows

The Swisher Boys Make Idle ThreatsBoomTown and Yang Are Wildcats!

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Awkward Dinner With Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang

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