Last Day of the Reason Webathon! Let’s Make That Box Orange, People!

Her name is Caitlin. ||| Jake the Alligator ManJake the Alligator ManLook over there at the top of the next column to your right. What do you see? A donation box that's theeeeees close to being all filled up with your amazing generosity here during this, our most successful annual Reason webathon to date. As of 6:30 this morning ET, we were 97.5% toward our audacious goal of raising $150,000 to fund the best damn libertarian journalism, commentary, and general carrying-on in the known universe. If you plunk down $3,800 (or its equivalent in Bitcoins) right the hell now, BOOM, mission accomplished.

What do you get for your donation? Besides the feeling of intense satisfaction in knowing that your money will never pay for ridonkulous headlines like, "Bitcoin Proves The Libertarian Idea Of Paradise Would Be Hell On Earth," $100 gets you a subscription & a classic black Reason T shirt; $250 gets you that plus a gift sub & a copy of's enraging full-length documentary, America's Longest War; $500 gets you a video answer to your question for the next "Ask a Libertarian" extravapalooza; $1,000 adds a private lunch with a Reason editor of your choice; and $2,500 gets you VIP tickets to the next Reason Media Awards. And a gift of any level will be honored in the webathon ticker box at the top of this page.

Thanks for putting up with a week of sales pitches (though please note that there are m-a-n-y more hours in the day!), and thanks most of all for helping us get better at doing what we do. Take it away, Nick Gillespie & friends!

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  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Not exactly the lobster girl I want to see for my $50 donation. But it'll have to do.

  • SweatingGin||

    Already sent dollars. Will send bitcoin if Taboola is removed.

  • waffles||

    I have some coins in a hot wallet burning a hole in my pocket. But Taboola makes me too dizzy and nauseated to donate them.

  • tarran||

    Zoidberg reproduced?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    And a gift of any level will be honored in the webathon ticker box at the top of this page.

    I noticed certain names have been scrubbed from that ticker. Now, I'm as far from a conspiracy nut as you can get, but I suspect this is a vast conspiracy to keep certain libertarian magazines from being associated with certain controversial if awesome me's.

  • Hyperion||

    Hey, they already let you time travel to get the first post on AM and PM links, WTF else do you want, man?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I WANT MY NAME ON THAT TICKER. My glorious name. For all to see.

  • Cliché Bandit||

    They copyrighted mine for me.

  • Hyperion||

    I think she's pretty hot, but of course she's too fat for most of the Reasonoids around here, who only date 6'2" 110 lb. super models.

    In other news, in case someone hasn't beat me to posting this link:

    Add birdycide to cops list of great accomplishments

  • sarcasmic||

  • Hyperion||

    Damn you!

  • Spiny Norman||

    I like the fishnets. They're appropriate for a woman of the sea.

  • Floridian||

    I ponied up, but I don't really consider it a donation since I spend more time lurking here than I do with my real family.

  • Cliché Bandit||

    *sad face bandit*

  • waffles||

    Not the lobster girl I was looking for but I will have you know I have been here since 2007 and this is the FIRST time I've donated. I don't know what came over me. Maybe I was a poor college student who had to choose between donations and beer money and now I'm slightly more grown up with new priorities. Maybe.

  • WTF||

    Make sure we don't go over $150,000, or they'll just move the goalposts again.

  • Hyperion||

    Where do you think all of that money is going to? Just have a looksey over to your right and see that they are already planning another hedonistic cocktail cruise...

  • Spiny Norman||

    I'd like to go, but I keep spending all my money on this damn webathon.

  • CampingInYourPark||

    Those goalposts are...
    A Sham!

  • Kid Xenocles||

    I'll give you a dollar if you stop bashing our best plausible presidential candidate at every chance.

  • Hyperion||

    Rand is not the one who must come, as prophesied in the Books of Libertaria, which are buried in a cave somewhere in the lost city of libertopia...

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Warty's basement?

  • Kid Xenocles||

    Seriously, it's like "Rand Paul proposes that we improve something, here's why the idea sucks."

    You guys know you're allowed to ask for more bread once you get the half-loaf, right?

  • Spiny Norman||

    Joe Biden?

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    The union of reality and parody will be complete upon the inauguration of President Biden.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    It looks like the Tang has reached the top of the r tank.

  • Francisco d Anconia||

    $100 gets you a subscription & a classic black Reason T shirt

    Musta run out of drone Ts.

  • Brett L||

    I better get a drone T-shirt, or I'm sending back that horrible screen-printed "budget scare" one to the reason offices after my infant son gets done using it as a diaper.

  • Spiny Norman||

    I just ponied up some credit card dollars. Has anyone ponied up an actual pony? That would be a good stretch goal.

    Also: You accept Bitcoins but not PayPal? Thefuh?

  • ||

    Paypal is an authoritarian jackbooted company that supported the government's efforts to shut down internet poker. Nyah!

  • Warfario||

    And VPN companies. I canceled my paypal account a year ago.

  • Warfario||

  • ||

    I donated already, so I feel that gives me the right to ask Matt to button his shirt collar underneath the tie for tonight's The Independents.

    I was also wondering how much we'd have to donate in order to get various Independents-related prizes:

    - hearing our names/monikers on the show
    - choosing Kennedy's wardrobe
    - asking Matt to appear with various odd hats
    - etc.

  • Medical Physics Guy||

    Post a stream of consciousness essay on how you are so poor that you spend your spare time impaling cockroaches with toothpicks.

    That ought to put you over the top no problem.

  • The Last American Hero||

    They should do the fundraiser more PBS-style.

    "At the $500 level, you get this beautiful replica of the famous Jacket."

  • Warfario||

    You guys do realize that most people get paid on a Friday, right? Why are you ending this on a Wednesday? If this was going for a couple more days I would be able to help. Oh well, guess I'll get my son a subscription for Xmas instead.

  • Santa.Claus||

  • Car Scanner||

    I would be able to help.


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