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  • Good Day Blimp replied to a comment by Casey Caplowe

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    Casey Caplowe3 months ago

    Yep. This is awesome. I'll toss in a few bucks to a good, and valiantly ridiculous cause.

    Way to go guys.

    Good Day Blimp3 months ago

    Casey, if being awesome was a competitive sport you'd be our number 1 pick! Thank you.

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  • Good Day Blimp thinks this is good

    Put "Ice Cube's a Pimp" on the Goodyear Blimp. via youtube.com

  • Good Day Blimp replied to a comment by Tom Maybrier

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    Tom Maybrier4 months ago

    Interesting campaign.

    However, I don't think any brand would EVER go for something like this - The word "Pimp" may be contextually synonymous with "cool guy" in the song, but I don't think you can unravel the word from it's associations with the sexual exploitation and abuse of women.

    I'm curious how the campaign organizers plan to approach this loaded language problem as I can't see Goodyear being interested in aligning their brand with this, regardless of the amount of money raised for charity.

    I'm also interested in how reading "Ice Cube's a pimp" on the blimp is supposed to remind people that "good days do happen" - is there a plan for disseminating information regarding the good that this is supposed to do, or is the charity being used as leverage to attempt to get Goodyear to do something that amuses people "in the know"?

    Good Day Blimp4 months ago

    Hi Tom! Thanks for your interest and taking time to post.

    Our intentions have always been for the best. Giving kids that money, while seeing something we hold dear, like the blimp, happen for real. If that can’t be, so be it. We’re open to changing some language, as long as we can make everyone happy about it e.g. donators, Goodyear, charity

    But if this does end up happening, let’s not lose sight of the fact that this event will not be lost in the media driven world we live in today. Media outlets spread the Good Day message because the Internet raised a lot of money for charity, many people will get to feel nostalgic seeing something they’ve only dreamed about and Goodyear played a big time hero doing something totally rad.

    Personally, we would have made something pretty awesome happen from the ground up with the help of the Internet. Isn’t making your dreams come true a good thing? Also inspiring? And if it’s amusing at the same time, even better!

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  • Good Day Blimp replied to a comment by Liz Dwyer

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    Liz Dwyer4 months ago

    Hey Good Day Blimp folks, question for you: Is the blimp going to actually broadcast the word "pimp" across Los Angeles--or will it say something else?

    Good Day Blimp4 months ago

    Hi Liz, we knew from the start Goodyear would probably never go for the word "pimp", but it's our tension point. There's nothing to talk about if we didn't start out true to the song.

    That said, we're open to changing the language. We want the charity to get the money. But we also want to make the people donating happy by flying the blimp we've all dreamed about for over 20 years.

    I think there's a happy medium we can all achieve moving forward.

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  • Good Day Blimp replied to a comment by Alessandra Rizzotti

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    Alessandra Rizzotti4 months ago

    Cool. I love A Place Called Home. Great org that empowers homeless youth.

    Good Day Blimp4 months ago

    Hi Alessandra, great minds think alike! We thought A Place Called Home was a great choice for out project. They're doing everything they can for the community, and we'd love to do the same.

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  • Good Day Blimp replied to a comment by Ben Goldhirsh

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    Ben Goldhirsh4 months ago

    thank you for making today a good day for me with this effort. donating now.

    Good Day Blimp4 months ago

    Hi Ben! Thanks for your support. We wish many good days on you.

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