Half-man. Half-robot. All good intentions.
For those who haven’t heard about the news, Detroit has had itself a little bit of an android dilemma — namely, a giant Robocop statue being built in the city. Earlier this month, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing shot down the idea of having such a statue built — but every meme has its price, and this week, a Kickstarter campaign successfully raised $50,000 to produce said Robocop statue.
Now, yeah, it’s kind of funny, but you know something? There’s actual people in Detroit who could use that $50,000 for more than just our Internet lulz, you know?
Which is where Ron Marz comes in. He and Gary Whitta had a discussion about the merits of the statue — Marz saying that it’s dumb to pay $50K for a statue when people are hungry, and Whitta saying that whimsy has its place, particularly with the weakened economy.
And lo, a compromise was made — Robocharity! Both Marz and Whitta have donated to Forgotten Harvest, a food pantry in Detroit. Want to join in, and be the hero that Detroit deserves? Donate some funds to Forgotten Harvest here, check out the initiative’s Facebook page, and then start talking it up on Twitter using the hashtag #RoboCharity. Well, what are you waiting for? Show the good people of Detroit that Robocop isn’t just an empty statue — he can inspire greatness out everyone, too!