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 - 1:08pm


Eddie, eh, as in eddie currents, like a show boating ho, will do anything for a top 10 turder, even if a gold temp thread. Best of luck to all you buyers. The Gold Dog is best of show.

Fast Eddie - Booty Call
Gold Dog
May 20, 2013 - 1:26pm

This just in!

Monedas will write, print, sign and mail you your very own poem!

Not that it will be very complimentary, but hells bells, who doesn't get a little big for his britches from time to time and need a little self imposed slap-down?

A personalized poem from our Comedy Poet Laureate will help in that process.

Thanks Monedas!!



May 20, 2013 - 2:12pm

Ok....just did it! Now it's your turn....hopefully. :-)

Leading by example here and not blowing my horn.

Just went the $200 route in recognition of TF's long time commitment to all of US and some of the probable trials and tribilulation's along the way.

As TF and the community.

Lady Gaugau
May 20, 2013 - 2:25pm

I'm In

Yep ... and it proves my condition as hopelessly addicted to TF.

May 20, 2013 - 2:34pm

2 tix

I'm in for two tix.

Heart's Yours
May 20, 2013 - 2:55pm

Sent in my $200 for 12 raffle tickets

I just sent in my $200 via paypal for 12 of the wild man Gold Dog's raffle tickets in support of Turd and this wonderful site. I have a small $10 monthly auto draft that goes to the site and am taking this chance to step up ($200 is a stretch for me) and help out. is truly a one of a kind venue which provides a tremendous amount of insight and value to all of us. Thanks to Gold Dog for stepping up to in such a generous way to support this site. Many of us would not know what to do if it support the site. Set up a small monthly recurring your raffle tickets........The knowledge gained here is really priceless. Thanks to you Turd for all that you do.

Heart's Yours

Remember - If you don't have your stack in YOUR PHYSICAL POSSESSION, it is not yours.

May 20, 2013 - 2:58pm


If you promise to eat your hat every day, maybe we'll go up every day...

Inquiring readers want to know.

May 20, 2013 - 3:12pm

This is How We Do it

Gold and Silver up about 2%.. Miners up over 5%.....

Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
May 20, 2013 - 3:21pm

Gold Dog is the Turd we all strive to be !

Even Turd and Monedas and Karankawa and NonOverlapping and Daveyboy .... America_1st .... missed a few ? Bigger than life .... hotter than a fresh dog turd .... all hail Gold Dog ! Monedas 1929 Comedy Jihad My Inner Monedas Vs. My Outer Gold Dog World Tour

May 20, 2013 - 3:40pm


Thank you Gold Dog for putting this together. I have just made a donation. I value this site and am embarrassed at how I've procrastinated at contributing. This was just the motivation I needed. And, thank you Turd. You da man.

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