The 2K11 24/7 LXVII: Zach and the Doritos

Last updated on September 9th, 2014 at 10:40 pm

I won’t even lie — I started today in a foul mood. Lots of things were bothering me, and I thought that the day was just going to go downhill from there. I spent the morning working on a ranty, angsty post, knowing that it wouldn’t do anyone any good by posting it.
Enter Zach Bussey.
I randomly complained about how I was feeling to him, for the sake of whining. And then, over the course of our conversation, he revealed a plan to me. And it was a good plan. AND you can help to make it HAPPEN! Let me provide some context for you.

So there’s this guy I know names Zach. Pretty cool guy; at 25 years of age, he’s quite the entrepreneurial bachelor (last I heard, anyway) and definitely has his ear to the social media pulse in Toronto. I first met him at a tweetup of sorts — it was more of a private wine-tasting party that happened to have a bunch of people from Twitter there, hosted by another guy whose name starts with Z — and I knew then that he was the kind of person I’d likely be crossing paths with again. Anyway, this Zach is quite the character. He’s always up to something interesting. Be it doing social media consulting, blogging about life or auctioning himself off for charity, it’s always something.

This time it’s something else altogether.
You may be familiar with the Doritos Write the End contest, where people compete by writing the end to an incomplete commercial that was posted on their site, with the winner of a vote-off taking home the spoils: $25,000 and a share of the future sales of the winning chip. So Zach — being Zach — entered this contest. Over the course of 9 days, he’s gotten within the Top 40 (out of HUNDREDS of entries), and he’s gunning for the top!
So big whoop, right? Why should you help someone else line their pocket with $25,000? What does it do for you?
This is where it gets really interesting — of the $25,000, he’s pretty much only keeping 40%, or $10,000.
Yeah, that’s right — he’s more or less going to give $15,000 away through the following:
  • $5,000 will be used to host a victory celebration party
  • $3,500 to send him to somewhere that needs help both financially and with some labour — could be cleaning oil spills, going to help with countries ravaged by natural disasters, etc.
  • $2,000 to the Sick Kids Hospital, having been a Sick Kid himself
  • $1,500 to the Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • $3,000 in two donations of $1,500 to donations chosen by his readers
Now that’s cool. So what is it that I want you to do?
Go vote. You can vote for him once daily. Give him some extra fuel to push him forward and make this happen! At least you’ll know a good sum of money is going to a good cause! is where you need to go, and voting ends at 5 PM EST on March 27th, so you’ve got a lot of time to vote, share that link around, and get ACTIVE!!!
So I challenge you to do something good with your time, and help me help Zach win. All it takes is 30 seconds to register (less if you register through Facebook), and a click for the right guy.
Let’s show the man some support!
–case p.

By Casey E. Palmer

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey‘s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff.

When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him.

Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!

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