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    • CommentAuthorjoshdahl
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2008
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    (not sure if this is the correct place for this. Apologies. Please re-post and spread around as you see fit. Anyone.)

    This is what I just posted on my production blog.

    "

    We seem to spend all of our time reading, and writing, and thinking about superheroes.
    Why? Because they do what they can to do what is right. Right? That is it. Isn’t it?

    We are fascinated because they don’t just do the right thing, but they take obvious, and drastic, measures to say “now I am doing what is right”. Those costumes aren’t just disguises, they are statements of purpose and belief.

    And we love them for it.

    Meanwhile, in the real world, some piece of garbage decides he needs a little more money for whatever pieces of garbage need money for. He walks into a comic book store in Grand Rapids, MI, pulls a gun, robs the place, and then cements himself as a piece of garbage by shooting the guy at the register when the haul wasn’t big enough to satisfy him.

    Comic book stores scrape by. They stay in business to give us the goods. And this guy got shot for it.

    He’s alive, but in the hospital. Folks in the local comic shop community are pitching in to keep his shop open, but hospital bills are piling up.

    He’s one of ours, comics fans. This is your chance. Step up and make a statement about what you believe is right.

    There is a page set up accepting donations here iFanboy

    Thanks for your help."

    That link, just in case, is http://www.ifanboy.com/content/articles/Fund_Raising_to_Help_David_Pirkola__Comics_Retailer

    Thanks again,

    Josh Dahl

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