Thursday, January 26, 2012

Guerilla Capitalism!!!

I just learned about the absolute ONLY reason for me to start using Twitter or Facebook. You've heard of Flash Mobs? Well, now there are Cash Mobs. Groups of people are gathered via Social Networks to show up at "X", a locally owned business and spend at least $20.
I like it!
What are Cash Mobs?

The general idea is to encourage people to go into small, local businesses and spend their money, en masse, to give the business owner a little bit of economic stimulus. We’d help businesses grow, we’d make people happy, we’d get stuff for ourselves, have a great time, and maybe we’d get a drink to celebrate afterward.

Who Started Cash Mobs?

Andrew Samtoy, an attorney in Cleveland, OH, organized our first “Cash Mob” on November 16, 2011. Although at the time we thought the name was original (and some in the media gave us credit for it), we later learned that the first gathering called a “Cash Mob” appears to have been held in Buffalo, NY, on August 5, 2011, and was organized by blogger, Christopher Smith.

Since then, Cash Mobs have been sprouting up all across the U.S., Canada, and around the world. While organized by many different groups of people, all appear to have the same goal in mind: to support local businesses that they love!

Who Is/Are Cash Mobs?

“Cash Mobs” isn’t a political or social organization, a corporation, a movement, or meant to be an answer to economic crisis. By and large, those that organize Cash Mobs are simply people trying to make a positive impact on the businesses in their communities (and have fun while doing it)!

Where do we see Cash Mobs going?

A few people have asked us a new question recently: “Where do you see Cash Mobs going?”

What they usually mean is, is this something that is going to continue? Is it going to evolve and change? What will it look like in six months or a year?

I expect Samtoy is a raging liberal based on his associations listed at Linkedin . But even raging liberals screw up once in a while and actually do something that is good for everyone!


stinkinrottenkid said...


Schteveo said... creating Cash Mobs.

I was looking more at this from a numbers point of view. If an unlimited number of liberals attempt to do screw us all to the wall, one of them will screw up and do something right.

We get Cash Mobs out of it on this one occasion.

I'm still hoping The One will continue screwing up, and the populace will notice and he'll get booted out and we retain a Republican Majority in both Houses. He would have, unwittingly, done something right by putting us back on the correct path.

(...and monkeys might fly outta my butt too, right?)

Twitter Poot said...

# Mabel's Whore House @8:00 tonite! #

blue said...

ok, all ya'll send me $20 each

Spider said...

Ahh, i can almost hear P.T. Barnum in the distance.

Old Chinese proverb: NEVER trust a lawyer!

Shredded Dik Nanner said...

And never fuk a weasel in the mouth.

Schteveo said...

Barnum or W.C. Fields.

Spider said...

I was referring to P.T.'s line about, "there's one born every minute". (he meant sucker)

It was also a line used by my-man W.C. who also said "never trust a lawyer"...