Hey there mojo fans, Timroff here in place of our valiant leader TexDem, who is visiting relatives this week and isn't in a place where he could dedicate the normal amount of time to take care of all you mojoriffic people
So... he asked me to step in and fill the void.
More about why this isn't just Good Friday, but a Great Friday, after the flipside.
People often ask why the heck it's called "good" Friday when it's the day that Christians commemorate the death of Jesus on the cross. "What's so good about it?" I've been asked. "Why isn't it 'really depressing Friday,' or, 'Terrible Friday'?"
There are alot of answers to this question found at about.com, but my favorite answer is from Rev. Jack Stanley who wrote:
It is "good" in every sense of the word. Most Americans equate goodness with happiness, and that is a large fallacy. Good comes from and is synonymous with God. The root words are the same. It is an old English adage. Much like our common greeting, "Goodbye" comes from the English phrase, "God be with ye." It is good also in what God through Christ does for humanity. In this context it is synonymous with holiness. It is "good" if only because God enacted it, thus by definition. Sacrificially, it is the greatest good. "No greater love have any man than this, than to lay down his life for a friend."
I'll buy that.
So why, might you ask, is this a Great Friday?
Secondly, it's Great because, despite being laid off last week, I haven't felt more alive or connected. Those of you on Facebook might want to check out my new Cleveland Greenhouse Project page. There you'll learn about my latest endeavor, which is, simply, to build a greenhouse in an urban neighborhood in Cleveland Ohio to grow organic vegetables at low-cost and provide them to low-income families. I'm guessing the project has struck a nerve, because I started the group on facebook Wednesday morning and, as of my writing this, 150 people have joined the group, nearly 75 of which I don't even know and hadn't friended yet. But the buzz is happening, and it seems to be starting to go viral, at least amongst Clevelanders on Facebook.
I am, of course, looking for other people to buy into the idea and help me make it a reality, so please, if you're on facebook, join the page, friend me (if you haven't already) and help me make a dream a reality.
It's also a Great Friday because we're gearing up for our now-annual Netroots For The Troops effort, which TexDem alluded to last week. We have some exciting new things we're going to be doing, so start saving your shekels and get ready to help us fill boxes at Netroots Nation August 13-16, 2009 in Pittsburgh, PA.
And with all that Greatness, let's get on with Mojo Friday...
Mojo Friday Guideline
If you comment you have to recommend all comments. (in order to receive mojo you have to give mojo. It's only good mojo manners.)
Everything you say may be taken as a joke (so if you ask a question, expect a silly answer)
You must recommend the diary (and pimp it unapologetically)
You don't have to comment to recommend.
You can't steal TexDem's idea (right, like that ain't goin' to happen)
Please, no pictures or YouTubes until after 300 comments. Now, after 300, use a little common courtesy and be responsible in the number.
Mojo mojo mojo mojo, mojo mojo mojo...
Do these few things and you too can become a...
Mojo Friday Goals
A. At least 300 different commenters and 1000 comments by 1:30 PM EST and 1500 by 5:00 PM EST Friday Night that it's posted.
B. 100 recommends for each comment, at least.
C. Stay on Recommend List at least five hours (this requires some strategic planning by you guys, refer to guideline #3)
D. At least 200 diary recommends. 300 would be better, spread the word.
E. And always, fun fun fun.
G. Have at least 30 kossacks over 90% participation.
H. Overload the servers with recommends, not to mention dominate Top Comments Mojo list. (we do tend to mess with the site with all of our recommends at one time)(also, to dominate the Top Comments Top Mojo we need at least 50 comments with over 200 recommends, see guideline B)
I. That's enough for now. (Have a suggestion? Post it.)
MKinTN posted a diary to help everyone achieve greater success called How to Succeed at Mojo Friday Without Really Trying.
For those of you new to MF (Mojo Friday) we have our own lingo about a few things. Thank's to MF'er Jez (the link will explain) go to this diary for a little more fun and explanation. Official Mojo Friday Snecktionary.