Want to get on my pathetic [Christmas] tree?

My pathetic looking Christmas tree

With the wild success of the Million Dollar Homepage, and the ensuing massive flow of imitators, I’m surprised that the upcoming holiday hasn’t presented the net with Christmas tree sponsorship opportunities. The idea inspired by a Flickr note left by Paul on the above image of Charlie Brown pathetic tree.

The tree is very much pathetic. At this very moment, it sits next to me on my window sill. Drooping. Most likely saddened by the fact that its bare branches could never hold the weight of snow as large flakes floated down just outside the window. The beauty of such bareness is that fact that all an observer will be forced to look at nothing else but the ornaments which dangle from the branches.

Interested in “sponsoring” a similar pathetic tree? For a small fee of $10 + whatever ornament you send (approval necessary), you’ll reserve branch-estate for holiday exposure during the final week of December.

  • I will personally lug the pathetic tree through the streets of downtown during the holiday shopping frenzy.
  • I will willingly drop this tree on a coffee / dining table at every holiday party or dinner that I attend.
  • The pathetic tree will accompany me during work sessions at my favorite coffee shops.
  • Get your blog immortalized online as the first ever, sponsored pathetic tree participant.

Approval of ornaments necessary before being accepted for pathetic tree placement (we can’t have any of those “dirty” sites being endorsed during the holidays). Express your interest in the comments.

Discuss - 13 Comments

  1. Devin says:

    First come, first served? How do you pick who gets on if there’s too much demand? Charge more?

  2. Taylor says:

    Haha. Excellent idea!
    Maybe I should do a sponsored nativity set. Or would that be too blasphemous? ;-)
    Good luck…

  3. Derek says:

    First come first served – based on the assumption that the requests for reserving an ornament are appropriate.

  4. Sam says:

    Haha, me likes this idea!
    Would 5 URLs taped onto an ornament count as approved? (given that they’re not dirty sites of course)

  5. Derek says:

    Ornaments can be decorated however the owner wanted them to be. The sites / URLs would of course need to be OK’d.

  6. Luna says:

    Sounds like a good idea but it would take forever for my ornament to get there from my Island. Good idea though and I like your enthusiasm :)

  7. wes says:

    This sounds like a nice idea

    However I would like to know what are the guidelines for the URL’s

    I mean what if the sites are all about design and why some people like water with a low salinity count.

    It probably isn’t that interesting to others, but it isn’t dirty either.

    In other words, is it safe to say as long as the content on the page is for general audiences / & not filled with hate speech it will probably hung on this tree?

    You accept money orders?
    Also I want to know is this humane to the tree[ joking]

    regards,

  8. I might have to look into this, take PayPal?

  9. PayPal is accepted. Check the Colophon for details or get in touch.

  10. Haha, you’re going through with it! That’s gold.

  11. Like a gold wrapped egg ;) Of course I’m going through with it. Trying to decide if I should hook up a 9V and some mini lights to wrap the branches with.

  12. Nick says:

    Awesome idea, pity I have no money :(

  13. Barb says:

    What a bargain! And what a fun idea. Charlie Brown would be proud.