PLEASE HELP JASON AND AMBROSE!!!
This newly married gay couple recently suffered TRAGEDY as all of their belongings were stolen, INCLUDING JASON'S MASSIVE COLLECTIBLES COLLECTION.
Donate and help them overcome this tragedy!!!
If you the read the linked story or watch the accompanying video, you will see that the "collectibles collection" was not Precious Moments or Hummel figurines. One of the guys had a fairly extensive vintage toy collection that was part of what was stolen.
The friend who posted this on YouCaring.com probably should have explained the situation in more detail. The gist of it is that these two guys got married in Seattle and packed up all their belongings in a truck to move to California. When they went to get in the truck the next morning, they discovered that the vehicle had been stolen. It was recovered, however, all of their possessions were missing.
I hope that they find the bastard thieves and that the authorities prosecute the hell out of them.
This seriously made me cry
Somehow the image I had in my mind was that the invaluable collection consisted of vintage double-headed dildos.
r10, they're not lesbians!
I would never leave all my valuables sitting in a truck or a car overnight. I've faced this choice before and not done it. They're airheads.
All those Madame Alexander dolls, gone!
I feel bad for them, though are certainly better and more deserving people out there to be donating money to than a couple who lost their collectibles.
are they friends with that other couple that wants us to pay for their baby?
"What exactly is a collectables collection?"
Their photo suggests that they had a VERY high brow tweezer collection.
If this were a straight couple, the site would break from all of the frau jokes.
OMG! They lost their Franklin Mint collection!
The one on the right, who I would guess is Ambrose, has such a giant fivehead, that it can't even be viewed in one picture.
You need panorama to see that thing.
R17 speaks the truth but jokes are coming in and will come in.
The idea that gay men get a pass here might seem like an ideal concept but it is definitely not true.
Now hot straight men on the other hand...
It could've been worse...
The New York Times could've revealed their true ages in the wedding announcement!
Which one let out the Princess Diana scream when they saw the truck was stolen?
Vintage sex toy collection. Surprised Ambrose didn't hear the truck being stolen, he should be able to pick up Radio Free Europe with those ears.
Pez dispenser collection
I've already contacted the Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage about sending some figurines.
So they leave the state that let them get married for the state that took it away?
I guess karma DOES exist.
W&W for R26
Well this is pointless bitchery, after all.
They didn't have insurance?
Very clever idea, load up all your old crap in a truck, let it get "stolen" , get all new stuff either through insurance or a fundraising website.
We are crying our eyeballs out as we dodge bullets looking for food or being raped.
"Ambrose, I told you we should have never left Boston! This is all your fault!"
"Shut up, shut up, SHUT UP!"
That's really a horrible story.
I hope this goes viral and they are flooded with Precious Moments figurines.
I don't know if the OP was being facetious or not, but I wish someone would do this for my partner and I. Since we've been together I developed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome so bad that I am unable to work (despite 10 yrs. of college), he has been bi-polar since grad school, now it's gotten to the point where he needs ECT.
And he's had a bout with oral cancer (successfully overcome.) We've got four rescue dogs; more than we would have had if we knew I'd get hit with CFS out-of-the-blue, but we love them and need to do right by them.
I don't know if people realize how much health care costs for people on Medicaid. I pay $100 for my part B (doctor's visits, tests, etc.) plus a $25-$50 co-pay for those things, and $40 per month for part D (prescription coverage) and there are still co-pays as high as $80 for prescriptions.
$5000 would help a lot. $10,000 would change our lives. it would get bill collectors off our backs, and with the extra money i would re-start a website i ran that brought in a few hundred dollars extra a month-just enough to make ends meet, and my partner always had "the magic touch" for buying things to sell at a profit on eBay. Just no funds to do it now.
This isn't a all the life we expected or planned to be living in our 40's.
I wish the people in this story the best. I guess I just needed a place to vent. I wish my partner and I could get married, but we can't (even though we live in New York State and-ironically-I've been a gay rights activist since college) because at the state we're in financially we'd lose some of the meager benefits we need to survive.
Again, I wish that couple the best, but there are so many people who need help-not because of one terrible event-but, because of a slow sad spiral into medical debt and "the poor getting poorer." I bet a lot of the big $1000+ donors to gay causes have no idea how they could help actual gay people to stabilize and, despite their limitations, actually make a real difference by having the freedom from crushing debt to make a difference in their own communities.
I hope no one is offended by this post, I really do wish the couple featured get what they need. I'm just so tired of being in need myself. I post here semi-regularly, usually I actually use my name-but I can't take any blowback from this so I guess I'll just sign...
Maybe that girl from Oklahoma with a bunch of Precious Moments figurines left over from Newtown can help them out.
It's all cool, R36. Life's rough.
R38 It sure is.
R36, go for it. You sound more deserving than these nitwits.
Sorry but you don't get to ask for your collectibles to be replaced. If it was so valuable why wasn't it insured? And you certainly don't get to ask for what you think it was worth rather than what you paid for things - which you know is always way less than any selling price.
This is pathetic. Who is stupid enough to put all their belongings including valuables and park them in a drive-away receptacle on the street? I'll bet there were all kinds of tell tale signs that they were moving.
Sorry for them but there's a reason for insurance.
Jason is a bitchy bottom
People used to suffer in silence. Now every misfortune is aired and used to request money from friends, family and strangers. I am tired of being hit up for $$$ on the internet and am cutting funds off for most projects.
Sorry r36 has four bloody dogs, that's a lot for even able-bodied wealthy people to take care of. And I am sorry the collectibles queens were tired and did not want to take their possessions out of the car. I understand but shit happens.
Take your lumps, people.
That "youcaring" site is set up poorly. If you go to the home page, it has all kinds of links to how to set up your fund raiser, but try and find the actual fund raising pages like the one OP linked to.
[quote]And I am sorry the collectibles queens were tired and did not want to take their possessions out of the car.
Which isn't really what happened at all, but hey, whatever.
They packed a truck with all their possessions in order to move. When they went to drive the truck away the next morning, they discovered that it had been stolen.
So, really, it has nothing to do with them being tired and not wanting to take their possessions out of a car.
I was wondering who bought those Wizard of Oz "collectors" plates.`
I bet that U-Haul was full of Beanie Babies. Some of them are really valuable. I'd be heartbroken if I lost just one of mine.
[quote]Help Jason and Ambrose recover from their lives being completely stolen.
I'm sorry this happened to you...but...
Your lives were not "completely stolen", Drama Queens.
I mean, after all, you still have your fake tan.
Is this the guy who had his madams Alexander collection stolen?
R42 and people like him are the reason I'd never do this. I was always the kind of person to help anyone who needed it when I was still healthy and worked a full-time job, taught college part-time and was working on my Ph.d. (So that I could get a full-time teaching job-even though it didn't pay much at all.)
My partner, when he is able fixes computer problems for family and friends, doing thousands of dollars worth of work for free. But, of course they reciprocate in the way that friends and family do.
I'd never consider giving up my dogs. They are our children, and all came from horrible circumstances. Our oldest is in her mid-to-late teens. She's healthy, but needs care. She won't live forever-and when she dies I will be crushed-but, I will do everything I can to make her last months happy and pain free.
I'd be too embarrassed to ask for help on that website, my partner's depression is so bad after 15 years that we are trying to come up with the money to cover co-pays for tests, just so he can have ECT-a scary proposition. He loses his voice a lot and it worries me since he is a cancer survivor.
I just hate the dread feeling every day when the mail comes with bills and shut-off notices. Same with the phone ringing-bill collectors who want money we don't have for medical bills they already got 90% paid by Medicaid.
This past fall, I had to have a lumbar puncture to test my cerebrospinal fluid. The doctor screwed it up and I ended up with 7 jabs! All of them misses: a mess of blood, spinal fluid tissue, etc. I have been in excruciating pain ever since because they caused two discs to bulge/rupture.
My partner has a strange problem where he has a zero testosterone level in his body, an extremely dangerous situation. He needs pellets implanted 4 times a year at the cost (to us) of $200 a visit. Right now, we don't have it, we owe the clinic for back co-pays and the physical toll makes him so depressed he stays in bed almost all day.
Sounds too bad to be true? But, it's true. Lucky us.
But, you can see why I wouldn't want to put my name on this. I'm sure I'd get nasty comments, people not believing me and probably people making fun of us.
So, to R42 and everyone else who is indifferent to my situation. All I want to say is appreciate every single day you are healthy. Good health really makes anything in life possible. When you lose it-your horizons shrink so fast and so completely it takes your breath away. When you're in chronic pain (mental or physical) sometimes the hardest thing in the world is waking up in the morning and being yourself.
I have no ill will towards you or anyone else who will most certainly post cruel, snide remarks about our problems. Just remember, I'm not asking you for anything other than to be generous in your judgment of others. Things can go so wrong, so fast and it can happen to anyone.
Oh God! Not the Princess Di memorial plates, too?
The horror, the horror!
R36, use half naked photos of attractive men for your appeal.
Don't say they are you, don't say who they are.
[quote]I'd never consider giving up my dogs. They are our children, and all came from horrible circumstances. Our oldest is in her mid-to-late teens. She's healthy, but needs care. She won't live forever-and when she dies I will be crushed-but, I will do everything I can to make her last months happy and pain free.
r36, I can't help you with your health problems, and I'm sorry for you and your partner.
But if you haven't done so, I suggest you contact the nearest animal shelter of some size. Many of them now have food banks for pets and offer free or very low-cost pet food and supplies to people who are struggling but won't give up their pets. (It's not entirely altruistic -- it's cheaper to give away some stuff than to take in more animals.)
A good SPCA or shelter might also offer you the cheapest vet services possible.
What about their Prada? Was any of their Prada stolen? Mon Dieu!
Thanks R57 That's a good suggestion. I hope people get the point that I wasn't necessarily looking for help. Reading the thread just made me think of the huge amounts of money that a whole different class of people donate to gay causes and thinking what a nice change it would be if, for one month, one week-even! They just reached out to actual gay people, who for various reasons, aren't celebrities, style makers...even employed.
I suppose I was just sort of venting at first, but then it did occur to me how much change could happen if gay people with money to donate just helped out other gay people.
Of course, that would preclude a red carpet, paparazzi and someone winning some award, all to sell tickets to pay for an even that cost tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of dollars.
Even if they donated those SWAG bags, people like us could maximize it by selling parts of it on eBay. It's just frustrating, a lot of people could help others tremendously with the money they probably spend on a single change of clothes.
[quote]I developed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome so bad that I am unable to work (despite 10 yrs. of college),
Sorry, r36, but I just imagined you delivering that speech like Dorothy Zbornack
So it's pretty safe to assume that Latino Ambrose is uncut?
Packed the truck and it got stolen...sounds like an inside job.
Bad skin, lazy eye. Next.
I truly hope they get what they deserve!
(61)If he is uncut, he will have a stanky one when he gets old. He'll have to wash it in the morning, and any meetings he may have to attend.
He will have to wipe off the urine that cakes around his head. The drops will cause him endless bitching.
And he'll have to worry about diseases if he doesn't keep it clean.
not jewish, but still...
R12 I agree. When I drove 2,000 miles to move to another state and had my car packed with all of my stuff, each night I that I stayed in a hotel to sleep I took everything important from the car to the hotel room because I didn't trust leaving the important stuff in the car overnight. Yes, it was a pain in the ass having to carry all the shit to the hotel room only to have to move it back to the car the next morning, but better safe than sorry.
R36 I totally agree with what you're saying. I was a guest at a charity dinner recently with very rich people applauding themselves for donating close to a million dollars to an arts school program. All I could think, looking around at the dozens of waiters in the room, was how that money would totally change the lives of those waiters and how absurd the focus of "charity" can sometimes be. If I had the money I would send you money to alleviate your financial worries. I hope someone does and that you find relief. Don't give up hope that your fortunes can suddenly turn for the better. Love to you.
I'd give to R36 before I would the Precious Moments nitwits!!!
[quote]Packed the truck and it got stolen...sounds like an inside job.
Or someone drove by and saw them packing the truck in the afternoon/evening which meant they were going to leave in the morning. All they had to do was wait for them to go to sleep.
This was an episode of Veronica Mars, by the way. The first episode of the third season.
HOT ! I'd give a Grand apiece if they both come and fuck my brains out!
It's horrible for them, but WHY should people donate to help them buy junk and knick-knacks?
If they're home were burned and they lost all their clothes and basic life essentials, that's one thing. But, sorry, I can't grieve over somebody being robbed of their television and toy collection.
Sheesh America. Man up already and get a backbone.
Not to belittle the theft, but the real tragedy here is that a poor guy has to go through life named Ambrose.
Poor Ambrose looks like a hydrocephalic. The good thing is he probably doesn't remember the stuff that was stolen.
The news story said they lost all their furniture, paintings, passports etc. Apparently they were planning to adopt kids after they moved and they were going to sell their vintage toys collection in order to finance the adoption.
The fundraiser should have mentioned the tragedy of being childless instead of talking about collectibles.
The one on the left looks like the guy I'm in love with. But it's not reciprocal. So for that reason these two guys can go to hell if they think they're getting anything outta me.
This is getting better and better
[quote] The fundraiser should have mentioned the tragedy of being childless instead of talking about collectibles.
While I don't think being childless is a tragedy, you're right -- this would have made a much better story than the loss of a "collectables collection."
I was about to post that they are less than $200 from the goal, but apparently the goal has been raised to $8000.
yeah, he looks like a hemofeeliack
or a homofeeleeack
lolz x 2
Holy shit that's a big head on Left. His mother is still walking funny.
R36, I empathize with you. I just contracted Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from reading your tome/posts. It truly is exhausting.
If they're gay why would they collect little girl dolls? I can understand little boy dolls, as they masturbate and fantasize about molesting the little boys.
Hummels, Hummels, my Hummels are gone!!!
This story is just a little too much. When all is said and done, they'll be on Good Morning America, talking about how the truck was stolen while they were helping a teenager who lost her parents on 9/11 deliver her baby with Downs Symdrome. What's worse is, the guys' cargo included some art that they were returning to a dying Nazi hunter whose family's belongings were stolen from them during the holocaust.
I agree with the poster upthread. Since when is it okay to financially pander to people online? Shit happens to all of us, eventually. It's incredibly tacky to just stick your hand out and ask for money. And I grew up dirt poor, so I understand the urge, but have some pride.
I could see doing some sort of event (get some friends to put on a drag show) or "job" (a car wash) to at least give back to those donating.
Oh really, R85, is that why Precious Moments figurines are so popular with fraus like you? So you can use them as dildos to stuff into your gaping, cavernous vagines?
This thread is hilarious. It's made my day!
R88 you don't have the right idea. Asking for help is not shameful. And the "grin and bear it" thing is stupid. Why not ask for help? Give help? The only thing that irks me is stuff like this case where they both have jobs and can pay their bills but are asking for money to replace a fucking toy collection.
But they were going to use the toys to buy their babies!!!
I don't give money to people I don't know. Too many frauds on the web.
Ill give them a couple dollars
I sent them a link to this thread. Hopefully they see it and realize that people do care.
Since they found some of their belongings, I wonder if they will give back the money.
90% of people's personal possessions are not worth stealing.
Just taking the shit to the dump costs more money than it's worth.
$1500 and they meet their goal.
Only $950 and they can buy their baby!
R91, in this instance, it IS tacky. I totally agree asking for help because of an unforeseen illness or something is fine, it can even be inspiring to see the human spirit alive and kicking. But it's like the floodgates have opened and instead of reserving charity for actual emergencies, people do it for missing knickknacks.
Still haven't reached their goal.
R36 - I am sorry for all that you and your partner are going through. And you are right. To have even basic health and financial stability is quite a luxury.
The world of charity and fund-raising and who decides what and who are priorities is bizarre when most realize (but few do anything about) the gut-wrenching need which exists the world over.
I do hope for something to break in your favor, and thank you for caring for your animals that much. Anyone with that kind of heart is bound to feel the slings and arrows of life more deeply than many.
If there was real Karma at least some of the items from the OP's link would (unknowingly of course) make their way to your Ebay account.
Let's see, either donate to the gays and reward them for their stupidity, or donate to Karen Black's cancer treatment.
They only need $50!
They met their goal PLUS $100!
I was having the same thoughts as R36 when I learned today that the fund to help the Boston marathon victims was up to $20 million dollars and counting in just a few days. Meanwhile, people with little or no insurance get shot or hurt in accidents or have chronic illnesses coupled with financial trouble every day and no one helps them.