Monday, January 26, 2009

UK Charity Gals Run!!!

All - please see a notice from uber-fugger Great Danes posted to the UK FGR group...
Hey all!

First off, "Hi!" to all those I don't know. I was around at the beginning of FGR, but haven't participated in a long time. *slaps wrist*

I have a small idea - if it doesn't fly, nae worries. Just wanted to put it out there!

Basically, I know the Powers That Be are quite keen for Fuggers the world over to start doing some good stuff. The calendars, for example, were sold with the proceeds going to charity.

I was shown a flyer for a 10km run in Glasgow in May. I'm going to be training up for it myself and running with a couple girlfriends. I should mention now that the run is a woman-only run (sorry, guys. But we can always try to organize another one for both sexes if anyone is interested!).

I was thinking that if any other UK girl fuggers were interested in joining up with me for the run, we could maybe pick a charity and try to raise some money for it through personal sponsors and the like?

Here's a link to the website:

I think it would be a lot of fun, do some good, and get my arse into shape for the summer. We'd obviously get fun t-shirts made with some sort of ridiculously clever slogan involving FGR and the charity.

And obviously go to the pub after.

If you have any thoughts or questions, post here or Flickr-mail me. Have a fab day - and wish me luck in the gym this week!

As a kickoff - I will pledge 20 quid per runner to whatever charity is designated and a FGR calendar to whoever manages to raise the most for charity before the run. (yes, i realize that it will be mid year and the calendar will be half done by the time you get it, but hey its still free, right?)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Free calendar? Tell me how!

Hey you fuggin' fools!

You have all heard about the calendars... and let's face it, you know you want yourself a little piece of this awesomeness.

But I also hear your plaintive cries "Uncle Trial, it's too damned 'epensive! Don't make me choose between my half-caf double whipped grande frappa-mocha-latte with a twist and this totally bitchin' FGR calendar!"


You want a free calendar? Prove to me you deserve it.

Go forth, fuggers and spread the good. Between now and the end of the month, that fugger which most impresses me with their tale of giving back - be it a charitable donation, time spent mentoring a child, volunteering in your local soup kitchen... whatever... get out there, give a little something back and then tell us about it.

oh yeah... and illustrate how deserving you are with an appropriate photo as well.

Winner to be announced on the 1st of Feb. Photos should only be posted in the corresponding FGR discussion thread. And yes, I am paying full bill on the calendar, but no, you don't get to count that as your charitable act. :-)

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Our Store is NOW OPEN!

The premier product is our 2009 Fugger Calendar! We're very proud of it, and think you'll love it. Special thanks to Flooz for creating such an incredible product - to Bitca for her hard work on the store - and to Scout for stepping in when we needed her to help finish things up!

There's a slight downside:

The Calendar is available in VERY LIMITED QUANTITY.
We were able (thanks flooz) to get what we got, for FREE - so every single penny goes to charity. But of course - we had to limit it to a small number of calendars.

So - go get them. If there's enough demand, we'll try to figure something else out - but for now - first come first served.

And - if you try to buy more than one - we'll thank you kindly for your extra donation - and ship you only one anyway.

Yeah - I know - I suck.

More products coming soon!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Saturday Morning

The Fugger Store will open mid morning on Saturday January 10th (eastern standard time).

If you are in another part of the world - I'm sorry in advance.  I'll be shooting for a time that works for everyone - like 10-11 am EST.

Just a heads up - the first product is very limited in quantity - we only have about 75 to sell - so it will be first come, first served - and that's it.  We'll be offering other products soon - but this first one is going to go fast people - very fast.

Also - only one per customer.  If you are stupid enough to ignore this rule - we will thank you for your generous donation to our charities of choice - but you're still only getting one!

Be ready.  
It's coming.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Soon, people - soon.

We promise, the first product is coming soon. We are working on the creation of the store. We have the product in hand - and Flooz did a kick-ass job.

We must warn you though - quantities are rather limited. I expect them to sell out quickly. Mostly cause it rocks.

Check back soon for more information. The announcement will be HERE - maybe FGR also - but certaily here. So check back. Soon.

Also - be warned. It is quite possible that we will come to you and ask you for permission to use your shot for our next product. You could be famous - all in the name of a good cause. :)

Soon guys, soon.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Upwards and Onwards

As I'm sure (or at least I hope I'm sure) you all know by now, the hoax is over, the FGR group remains, and ain't no-one goin' nowhere except them fuggin' fools what wanna go.

Yes, of course FGR is sticking around, and for a damn long time I hope.

We did make a couple of minor tweaks (see new FAQ and new Rules on the FGR site) to make the group run a little smoother. We will also be a lot more actively engaged in policing deadwood out of the group. This is not to say that nonplayers are not welcome - of course they are - but we will be ejecting those who spend too much time whining about how they don't like FGR. If you don't like it, do what I do what Mariah "Shatter Glass" Carey comes on the radio - switch the damn channel.

Also, it should be pointed out that the FGR for charity efforts are NOT fake. We really do want to get the FGR community more involved in having a positive influence in the cities and countries where we all live. Not only is this a good way to give back a little bit, and hopefully refill the karma bank but it is also a great way to get out and meet other fuggers.

So welcome to the New Year, and welcome to the New FGR.

Hope your year is happy, healthy and prosperous.

Peace, love and fugs to all!


Friday, December 26, 2008

Why we're ending FGR...

Most of you have heard by now that we'll be bringing the Flickr Version of FGR to an end.  This new blog will take the place of that madness.  Mark and I have had enough of the bullshit over there.  Too many people think that FGR is about them.  The bottom line is, it's about us.  Just us.  And maybe Bitca.  And also maybe Kat.  But that's it.  That's all we need.  Except maybe Flooz.
And Dare.

So we're ending it over there - and bringing it over here. 

We're also working on the FGRStore  (  It is not up yet, but we have a team of highly skilled web designers and graphic artists working hour after hour to get you the products you need.  We have a big surprise product coming out that will be very limitied in quantity - and sure to sell out in a day.  We have other ideas such as T-shirts and mugs and buttons which will all be available soon.

The important thing about the store is that every penny - every single penny - will be divided between our favorite charities.  

Mark's Charity of Choice is MS. 
My Charity of Choice is ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). 
These diseases have affected our loved ones and are extremely important to us.

In addition, we will be donating money from the sale of FGRStuff to Breast Cancer Research, since FGR has always taken a huge interest in breasts.

So hang in there folks - and look for the store to open in the next week or so.
Help us to help FGR make a difference.

With love of boobies, 
Auntie Clem.