These last few days have been nothing short of incredible. It’s amazing to think that this all started two days ago with a simple blog post, and in no time we’ve seen Mikey’s story go near viral on the internet, receive attention from television & newspapers, and solicited an outpouring of support from total strangers across the globe. Seriously, I’m just blown away.
This has made me think a lot about this Tumblr, about the people who read it, the power of social networking and the ability of people to come together when the world needs them the most. And I thought, there are so many issues we can all tackle if we all come together and just make it happen! So I began to think of what we should all do next, and it came to me immediately.
Each December, ABC Family puts on a little something called “25 Days of Christmas”, and every year it turns more and more into a gigantic Suckfest. What originally began as a festival of beloved Christmas movies and specials began to innocently be invaded first by Harry Potter, then by Pixar movies, and then slowly turned into “25 Days of Non-Christmas Movies and Extended Marathons of that Goddamn Crap-Ass ‘Cars’ Flick”.
Listen, I LOVE Harry Potter. I love The Incredibles, Ratatouille and ALL of that jazz (except Cars). But they have absolutely nothing to do with Christmas, and there’s only a few weeks a year we get to watch timeless classics like Rudolph, Frosty, and Holiday In Handcuffs starring Mario Lopez & Melissa Joan Hart.
Something I’ve learned about the media business is that all their programming decisions happen months in advance, meaning that the schedule for 25 Days of Christmas could happen at any minute. That is why it’s IMPERATIVE that each and every one of you sign this petition and do your part to ensure that Nestor the Long Eared Donkey doesn’t get scrapped again this year for a buck toothed tow truck.
The future is in our hands, America. Let’s make this happen.
Oh, FYI we’ve already raised a few hundred bucks for Mikey, & the DeKalb Market merchants have signed on to raise even more money for the Hope is in the (h)Air Fundraiser. If you don’t feel like getting involved in saving basic cable Christmas, then maybe making a donation to cure childhood cancer is more your speed.
Here’s the flavors- and there’s a new one! Hoo Boy!
Clockwise from front: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta, Dom DeLuise, Peach Cobbler, Bluth
NEW! Lemon Blueberry Ricotta: Italian lemon cake, ricotta buttercream, blueberries & lemon zest
Dom DeLuise: Pistachio cake, ricotta buttercream, chopped citron, miniature chocolate chips and roasted pistachios
Peach Cobbler: Peach cake, vanilla buttercream, peach compote, streusel topping
Bluth: Chocolate banana cake, chocolate buttercream, roasted walnuts, ganache
Robicelli’s at DeKalb Market: Flatbush & Willoughby, Downtown Brooklyn
Bagel Schmagel: Third Avenue btwn 75th and 76th, Bay Ridge
Hom: 88th and Third Avenue, Bay Ridge
Tazza Cafes: Clark St off Henry AND Henry Street off Atlantic, Brooklyn Heights
Court Street Grocers: 485 Court Street, Carroll Gardens
Blue Apron: Union Street off 7th Avenue, Park Slope
Red Hook Lobster Pound: 284 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook and Roving Food Truck *Classic Whoopie Pies only*
AVAILABLE AT ROBICELLI’S AT DEKALB:
Cupcakes: The Breucklen, Tres Leches, Bananas Foster, McFadden (Today’s Cupcake for Mikey), Hazelnut Kiss, Estelle Getty, Creamsicle, All Rotation Flavors
Whoopie Pies: Bourbon Pecan Butterscotch, Classic
Brownies: Maltz, Moverley, L’Orange Noir, Classic Sea Salt
Marshmallows: Cookies & Cream