Okay, so I'm not sure if you know this but Portaxx and John participate in a lovely little group of nerds who call themselves The Speed Gamers - a group who play marathon sessions of video games to raise money for charity. It's pretty much what they'd be doing anyway, except this way they're treating autism rather than incubating it.
Speaking of autism, The Speed Gamers will be raising money for ACT Today!, a non-profit autism care and treatment organization who not only do great work for children and families dealing with autism, but also made the wise decision to get Joe "Fat Tony" Mantegna as their spokesman. The Speed Gamers have raised as much as $50,000 for their previous charity efforts, and ACT Today! is a genuinely well-respected organization that is not headed by millionaire dickheads. Thus this is very much a charity you can feel good about donating to.
And so for the pitch. On June 15th, The Speed Gamers will begin to play through (basically) every Pokemon game ever, collecting each and every small monster in the game and forcing them to do all the various actions in the game, which fortunately doesn't include ButtSprout. It will be a full 168 hours of ceaseless, relentless Pokemon gathering, broadcast live on the internet for anyone brave enough to watch.
As a way to start things, The Speed Gamers are opening up the naming rituals of these first characters to those people who are first to donate.
Anyone who donates $25 will choose the name of the trainer (that is: the main character) who will be taken throughout the entire game. Anyone who donates $50 will choose the name of a game's "starter Pokemon". Portaxx tells me that a "starter Pokemon" is one you get early in the game and are likely to maintain the entire time, and also the one who will get the most screentime with on-screen dialogs such as Roosh V used Attract (It's not very effective...)
We need to load this down with as many F+ in-jokes as possible. So I'm asking you to pretty please click the donate button up there to the top-right and donate to make this happen. Names can be a maximum of 10 alphanumeric characters and can not contain words that are obviously naughty. I'd like to suggest the following...
AMAKOOOO! BMarceaux YAY VICTOR JIMMYFRANX VARZANDEH
Please let me know if you use any of these names so I can cross them off the list, but more importantly, please make the donations to make this happen. You're donating to a good cause, supporting one of our better efforts, giving us all something to giggle about, and will do very little to advertise the podcast. We all win!
Thanks in advance, and if you need some extra motivation, you can watch Portaxx's Pokemon OK! video again.
UPDATE: All of the Pokemon trainers have been named (Thanks guys!), but there are a few miscreant starter Pokemon available.