Thursday, August 17, 2006

Blood For Oil!





Three weeks ago, I gave blood. Last week, in the mail, I received an Exxon Mobile cash card from the New York Blood Center with a five dollar credit on it. Blood for Oil!

(Or: Altruist acts may result in a nasty bruise on one's arm, whether or not one gets a free quarter mile's worth of gas for it!)



29 comments:

theJDman said...

That's not funny.

YaKdUsT said...

You did a good deed which is good but 5 bucks worth of gas is not good enough, they should of threw in a quart of oil and some windshield washing fluid!

theJDman said...

B.T.W. I would warn you about person info in the picture but I'm sure it already crossed your mind.

elly said...

That's so perfect.

Oh, you're A+. Well of course you are.

tag4771 said...

"Blood for Oil"...That's exactly what we are doing in Iraq!!!

weaser said...

and I thought cookies and juice after a blood donation was freakin genius! (up here in canada)

Chickie said...

I didn't know they gave out prizes for donating. I may have to get stuck the next time the opportunity arises.

cap'n qwaylood said...

Wow, that is unreal! I wonder who is behind such nefarious, underhanded 'deals'? So, Mobil Oil is in "cahoots" with the NYC Blood Donor Society?! At the very least, I see that the card was redeemable for cash!

Dave Incognita said...

Finally.. something positive comes from blood for oil. And noone died for it!! Welcome back A.G. Its been awhile.

Anonymous said...

i can see the t-shirt:

i payed taxes to help fund a billion dollar war,
in which several thousand of my countrymen died,
the result of which increased the already bloated profits of the oil companies,
i donated blood...
and all i got was this lousy $5 gas card.
(oh, and btw, i live in a city where most people dont drive anyway)

do you think it would fit???

John said...

Just saw Love, Ludlow.
You're gorgeous and brilliant!
Regards, John

Anonymous said...

Gas in New York? You'd think they'd give you a Metrocard...

ethora said...

That's hilarious!

Anonymous said...

just saw love ludlow and really enjoyed it. after reading thru your blog, it occurred to me that the impression i have of you from your acting work, and the impression i'd have from reading your blog (if you were unknown) are of two completely different people. not sure if that means anything, other than the fact that you are probably a dynamic person, or, that you suffer from some kind of schizophrenia - which in itself could be a sign of genius. then again, maybe its just more or less common that the way people write and how they behave are naturally different. oh well, enough rambling for now. tootles.

spiritfall said...

that's wicked...here in Croatia,where I live,people get something to eat

Sean said...

Well, that's ironic. Wait for the mainstream media gets ahold of this...blood for oil thingy. It will sell millions of papers! :)

BeWitchingWizard said...

Hi well it makes a lot of cents that they gave you money for blood , but guess What?? My husband whos a Vietnam Vet(yes he got spit on) and now goes to the Veterans Administration Hospitals or Annexes for helth care also gets money for Blood and travel we travel 60miles round trip to our local VA and guess how much travel pay he gets?? $2.38 on a Gov't printed check ,Nice huh? 60 miles = $2.38 ! Love Ludlow great Movie and well Done Alicia.

Shutzie said...

have you contacted Coop? this could be the SCOOP you 2 were destined for!!!

cp said...

don't you mean that you got oil for blood, instead of the other way round ?

Judson said...
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James said...

After many blood donations, you also get some nice war wounds (scars) on your arm! Worth it, for such a good deed!

ethanoic said...

I miss your blogs.

I hereby request you post more.

please?

Alex Coughlin said...

Hey Lecy/Alicia,

I stumbled across your web site and tried writing you a couple weeks ago - not certain of its arival, importance, etc. In any event, as it has been a while, just wanted to say hello, let you know I'm doin' fine: living in Dixie, bartendending, traveling, and generally living like an overgrown child. Likewise, I hope all is well with you - I saw your film, which was quite clever and endearing.

In any event, I'm on vacation as of last Tuesday and off to scenic Douala on Monday, visiting an old pal and hiking a bit.

Hope you're doing well.

Best,

-Alex

Dino said...

I think the image is awesome. A sort of clash, but maybe not. Good for you though.

New to the blog, thanks a lot.

Anonymous said...

Where did you go?

Tim said...

hey Alicia, my name is Tim. I would like to show you a song that my band and I wrote about you/for you. You're always a source of inspiration for us, and we hope that you'll find the time, the desire, or even the motivation to give us 5 minutes of your time. You can listen to the song VIA myspace. the link is


www.myspace.com/inamoratixxx

also, if you have a personal profile, we would love to be your friend. thank you so much for your time

Anonymous said...

Chomsky said the same thing.

John said...

Come back! I miss reading your posts, Alicia! :)

Anonymous said...

Blood For Oil......LITERALLY.

WICKED!