BandAid Blue April 23, 2005 3:45 PM   Subscribe

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Also, the post fishily reads as some kind of PR release.
posted by elphTeq to Etiquette/Policy at 3:45 PM (10 comments total)

Agreed, seriously BandAid Blue.
posted by NinjaPirate at 3:56 PM on April 23, 2005

Yeah that was not the right usage. Shoulda been in the Blue, and how hard could it be to provide some context links for something like this?
posted by scarabic at 3:59 PM on April 23, 2005

Aside from the other problems with the post, what's up with people not being able to construct proper links?
posted by monju_bosatsu at 4:01 PM on April 23, 2005

The plot sounds eerily similar to LOTR. ;-P
posted by mischief at 4:01 PM on April 23, 2005

This was the original text if anyone was curious. Agreed, possible FPP potential, wrong for AskMe.
Has anyone heard of the Inivisible Children dvd about the children in Uganda and the Sudan? I'm trying to spread the word about it so maybe check it out at

When night falls in Northern Uganda something unbelievable happens: thousands of children cluster together in basements, back alleys and “verandas.” Each night the youngsters flee the brutal recruitment tactics of the elusive Lord’s Resistance Army, rebels who routinely beat and brainwash children into fighting their 18-year crusade against the government in Kampala.

“Invisible Children” is the story of three American friends who set out to capture insights into the Sudan genocide and unwittingly find their way into the cramped hallways and crowded auditoriums of northern Ugandan towns.

The film-makers are three twenty-something young men from Southern California who decided to use their talents to change the world. "The children of Northern Uganda are being killed and brutalized, and the fascinating thing to us is that no one is telling this story," said Jason Russell (26), the guiding force behind "Invisible Children.” “This tragedy gets no international attention at all. We are going to change that" said Russell in a recent interview with the San Diego Union Tribune.

Russell and fellow filmmakers Bobby Bailey (22) and Laren Poole (21) are out to raise awareness and money at screenings across the country. They are seeking support for their return trip to Uganda where they and a volunteer team of young people will shoot footage to complete the film in time for a 2006 theatrical release. While in Uganda they will also build relationships necessary to carry out their dream: construction of a safe community where orphans and children can learn and grow in peace.
posted by jessamyn at 4:10 PM on April 23, 2005

posted by interrobang at 4:59 PM on April 23, 2005

Bizarre! Who posted that?
posted by orange swan at 5:01 PM on April 23, 2005

Some sort of invisible child, I think.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 5:34 PM on April 23, 2005

Thanks for posting that, jess.

A plea to posters MetaTalking AskMe threads: please include the text of the post under discussion (at least as a comment), because when AskMe posts are deleted there's nothing left, and you have a bunch of people asking "what did it say?", "what was the problem?".
posted by taz at 10:01 PM on April 23, 2005

Right after I flagged it I added a comment that it might be suitable for the blue, but that there was no Ask MeFi question there. Hooray for me!
posted by fixedgear at 2:26 AM on April 24, 2005

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