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Friday, February 26, 2010

Time is Running Out: Vote for the All-Ages Movement

Posted by Ezra Ace Caraeff on Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 2:00 PM

By now we assume you know all about the All-Age Movement attempting to win $50,000 in grants from those high fructose corn syrup pushers at Pepsi. As part of their "Good Idea" project, Pepsi will give grants to the top ten ideas—as voted by readers—which was all well and good until the All-Age Movement was pushed out of the top tier by a plan to... "bring attention to the tragedy of college student suicide." Oh. Okay, fine, so it's not exactly a mustache twirling villain, but since the 11th place idea wins nothing but a case of Crystal Pepsi*, now is the time to make your voice heard as a music lover. Plus some of the other top ten ideas include less noble plans, such as "Build a High Ropes Course" at a YMCA in Duluth—so please don't think a vote for all-age music is a vote for suicide.

The contest ends this Sunday at 6am 9pm, so vote now.

(Yes, I know it's not ideal to approach Pepsi with hands out—and yes, it really would be "a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber"—but just stop complaining and go vote.)

* Not true.

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