GoldDog's Riff-Raffle

Mon, May 20, 2013 - 12:08pm

The generosity of TurdNation continues to amaze. And so it is with great pride AND humility that I am pleased to announce "GoldDog's Riff-Raffle".

You may recall that a few weeks back we had a charity auction. I had autographed a genuine and authentic Turd Hat and shipped it off to Turdite "Irene" who had it autographed by Jim Sinclair at his New York CIGA meeting. The winning bid for the hat was something like $1700 by "Gold Dog". Then, the amazing thing happened.

Gold Dog wrote the $1700 check to Food For The Poor but he didn't take delivery of the hat! Instead, he contacted me and offered the hat back to TurdNation. He wanted to organize a raffle for the hat with the intention of raising funds for the site to help me with the technical bills from the outages/hackings back in March and early April. Since these bills were, shall we say...significant...I was overwhelmed by his generosity.

Yesterday, I found out that he had taken it one step further. He had contacted several, prominent site members and supporters and solicited their help, as well. Suddenly, this isn't a raffle just for the TF/Santa Hat, it's a raffle of all sorts of cool stuff. So here's what you do:

  1. A "ticket" costs $20. GoldDog also encourages those who really want to win something to buy 3 tickets for $50 or 14 tickets for the bargain price of $200.
  2. This is not tax-deductible for you and, like all donations to the site, this is all taxable income for me and my "business".
  3. I will use the proceeds to pay the bills from the outages and use any leftover funds to pay for upgrades to improve the sites efficiency and user-friendliness.
  4. Because the raffle is only open from now until 6:00 p.m.EDT (New York time) on FRIDAY.
  5. I will conduct the raffle by drawing a ticket out of one bucket and matching it with a prize drawn from a second bucket. I won't be able to do this "live" but I will record it and post it ASAP Wednesday evening.
  6. Again, tickets are $20 each, 3 for $50 or 14 for $200. (GD's rules, not mine.)

Here is your prize list:

All totaled, that's 41 prizes of nearly indescribable value!! To review photos for authenticity, please see GoldDog's original post announcing the Riff-Raffle here:

Again, words cannot describe the debt of gratitude I feel to GoldDog and everyone associated with organizing this fundraising effort. Please consider playing along and I wish everyone the best of luck!


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May 20, 2013 - 12:22pm

top ten!!

Lucky is as lucky does. my second second :).

Island Guy
May 20, 2013 - 12:23pm


Can it be?

Edit: Too good to be true. Still, on a day like today, with this much interest in PM, thurd is better than I could have hoped.

May 20, 2013 - 12:29pm


Now I'm definitely signing up!

Wasn't really interested in all that gold and silver shit, but things have now changed TOTALLY.

And a FUBM at the same time.

AND Turd ate his hat.

What an EXCELLENT day it's turned out to be .

edit: oh and FOURTH! My first top 5 in ages. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

another edit: TURD - you forgot the nutcracker in your list. Bwaaaa.

Island Guy
May 20, 2013 - 12:29pm

What's With the PMs?

Does anyone know why the sudden surge in PM prices? Not that I'm complaining, but a major benefit of this site is the educational value. So I would like to know what is responsible for our collective good fortune.

Peoples Front of Judea
May 20, 2013 - 12:29pm



Howard Roark
May 20, 2013 - 12:33pm


My stomach is fine.

And maybe Turd needs to eat that hat more often! With sauce.

Up, up and away!


Howard Roark
May 20, 2013 - 12:36pm


Is it 1???


p.s. - I would like to know why they choose the hour for a moon flight!

Gold Dog
May 20, 2013 - 12:41pm


Glad you are on board...The partly eaten hat will be an historical artifact for centuries!

Here is one you may have missed. The C-bomb of this morning reminded me I yanked it off the bookshelf in my orifice on Saturday.

And as I pointed out at the end of the last thread....

"I leave you guys alone for an hour to work out and buy 2 million ounces of gold and I come back to an entirely different mind set!"

Better buy your chances now! Like paper silver there are only infinity available!

Your friend,

Sweaty Dog

EDIT- There will also be two upside down Official Turd Charting Rulers. (Turd, I would get after the ruler guy for making these upside down! WTF?)

Gold Dog
May 20, 2013 - 12:47pm

Duly noted

Thanks, Dog!!

Gold Dog
May 20, 2013 - 12:49pm


Want me to ream out the ruler guy for you?



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