Boom. So glad we got this in before the Rapture!
A few weeks back, I emailed the good folks from the Nerdist podcast to see if we couldn’t get a plug for Front Towards Gamer’s charity wing, Operation Supply Drop. I mean, what the hell, right? It’s video games (ergo: nerdy); it seemed to qualify being worth talking about by the self-professed king of the nerds.
A day or so later, I got the following email from the man himself, Mr. Chris “Nerdist” Hardwick:
I’m sorry I missed the email the first time around! This looks a like a terrific program! The date on the post was for May 7th. Is it too late? We won’t be able to mention this until next Thursday (the 19th) because we’ve already recorded for the week. Is that okay?
Thanks for doing this!
Nothing like laughing like a mad person while checking your email on the toilet.
So, on episode 90 of the Nerdist podcast, as promised, Chris and his two sidekicks, Jonah Ray and Matt Mira, attempt to plug the charity as best they can; they got most of the major concepts right
Full episode download here: http://www.nerdist.com/2011/05/nerdist-podcast-90-finish-book/
For those of you who are new to the premise of OperationSupplyDrop.org, the good folks here at Front Towards Gamer raise money to build video game care packages for troops deployed overseas to Iraq or Afghanistan. If you want to help out our latest care package efforts, you can click on the Chipin link on the right hand side of the screen to make a monetary donation, or physical donations can be sent to:
Operation Supply Drop
9301 Alvyn Lake Circle
Bristow VA 20136
As we are a IRS-recognized non-profit charity organization, all donations are eligible for tax deductible status, so if you feel like unloading some old PS3, Xbox, Nintendo, or any portable games or gear, we’ll happily box it up and send it overseas for you, netting you a little tax break for next year!
If you have a friend or family member who is deployed overseas who you would like to send some video gaming goodness to, follow the instructions here and we’ll do what we can to get them set up!
If you’re not familiar with Chris Hardwick, he’s got an extensive TV, film and standup career, but is also an infamously famous lover of all things dork. He’s currently hosting Web Soup on E3, is a regular on G4’s Attack of the Show, and writes for Wired magazine. If you aren’t already, subscribe to the Nerdist podcast as he regularly interviews famous nerds from around the community.