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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Why Does David Markland Hate the Girl Scouts?

Girl Scout Cookie sales are down this year and blogger David Markland, also known as CEMETERY WHITE GUY (CWG),  isn't helping.  Markland, on his Twitter page, is directing folks to a website with recipes for making your own versions of the classic snacks, saying "Who needs the Girl Scouts?"

David Markland, why do you hate the Girl Scouts?

ABC7 reports some 40,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies remain unsold in Los Angeles.

 
Gift of Caring


Girl Scouts have been selling cookies as a fundraiser for nearly 90 years.  Profits earned from the sales of cookies fund an amazing number of programs that really develop the young girls into leaders.  Its the very best of volunteerism and civic involvement.  An interesting fact, is that though Girl Scout Cookie sales is a nationwide tradition, all of the profits earned locally stay locally with the regional council and the local troop.  The national Girl Scout organization earns it revenues from a license fee paid by the bakers contracted to manufacture the cookies.  Also, the cookies are trans-fat free. The Girl Scouts' website has a comprehensive FAQ about cookie sales.

If you want to help the Girl Scouts reach their goals and buy some more cookies, visit Valley of the Doll or Valley Doll's Twitter page for updates later. Or you can go to the Girl Scout Cookie Booth Locator by clicking here.

Here are a few selected booths operating the rest of the weekend (there are many, many more)
  • Ralphs at Ventura and Vineland in Studio City/North Hollywood until 6:00 p.m. tonight
  • Western Bagel at 19500 Plummer in Northridge until 5:00 p.m. tonight 
  • Trader Joe's at 9290 Culver in Culver City until 4:00 p.m. tonight
  • Bristol Farms at 606 Fair Oaks in South Pasadena from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. tonight
  • Studio City Farmers' Market at Ventura and Laurel Canyon from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sunday
Perhaps Markland has an opportunity to redeem himself however, he has already offered to purchase some Samoas this weekend.  Maybe a few cases David?

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15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby obviously loves girl scouts, or at least eating their cookies.

March 28, 2009 2:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Please don't start with the Girl Scout cookie posts. Don't make me suffer through this.

March 28, 2009 2:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tell the judge that mmmmary hates the girl scouts too. That will help with her prosecution. You're going to jail you stalker!

March 28, 2009 3:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

mmm cookies

love v-doll's photos.

don't girl scouts cookies come in low sugar, too?

March 28, 2009 3:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Will the individual posting that the loon is going to jail be more specific please.

March 28, 2009 4:51 PM  

Blogger Rita Of Sunland/Wally Wharton said:

Look, I was a Girl Scout for many years and my dark green sash, LOADED w/ various official G.S. pins and badges, hangs proudly in my bedroom. In fact, the many, many, (ahem) many people who have visited my bedroom never fail to comment on my sash and are genuinely impressed. The Girl Scouts of America is a TERRIFIC organization and all girls who can possibly join, should. That being said, let's talk cookies: GIRL SCOUT COOKIES TASTE LOUSY! They're dry and they taste artificial and "store bought." And if they DO make a low-sugar variety, shame on them. Then they'll taste even more artificial w/ that horrid TAB/Splenda after-taste!

March 28, 2009 6:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You should have watched Ch. 2- they had a story about Brownies (the kids, not the food) who were going to sell the cookies but the troop leader had her car stolen overnight while it was loaded with the goods that were going to go out to the girls the next day.

The kids were pretty sad, but also philosophical in the t.v. interviews, reciting their pledges of helping somebody each day, and hanging in there.

Pretty low people to take the cookies out of the hands of the little girls, but maybe they wanted the car that was still missing as of the airing of the news. But keeping the cookies qualifies them for no mercy if ever caught- karma, not instant, but eventual, wiil get them.

March 28, 2009 6:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A reminder to our City Council- don't forget to collect the business tax on those girl scout cookies.

Then if they don't pay up, have Office of Finance report it to the credit bureaus.

Even if they are in error and paid Office of Finance is ruining many credit ratings erroneously.

Doing business in the City of LA is bad for business no matter who you are.

Our upcomming Controller Wendy Greuel has been told about this and done nothing. Ms. "Business friendly"

March 28, 2009 8:17 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Rita I'd like to see you in your sash!

March 28, 2009 11:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby, Rita from Sunland has excellent breasts, do you agree?

March 28, 2009 11:42 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

11:42, yes I would agree that she does but its Rita OF Sunland, not Rita FROM Sunland.

March 29, 2009 12:04 AM  

Blogger Rita Of Sunland/Wally Wharton said:

Hay, Michael-- I'll wear it next time I see you! And yes, I guess it IS "Rita of--" rather than "Rita from--", but that's OK; considering all the bitchy and occasionally mean-spirited things I say on this blog and on the radio, I'll take a compliment any way I can get it! HA! (Thanks, again, anon 11:42!)

March 29, 2009 5:44 AM  

Blogger philpalm said:

What is the lesser of two evils, Girl Scout cookies or Fund raising chocolate bars? Well from a tooth perspective cookies leave a film on your teeth more than chocolate bars.

Chocolate bars and cookies can be addictive, better to give them to someone who don't mind being fat. Thus you can say fat people are useful members of society....

March 29, 2009 7:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Arrest stalker mmmmmary @ 7:14. Whoever you are promising to arrest her, be the city hero and do it now!

March 29, 2009 8:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When you walk around the city and look at the kids, it looks like they are eating these Girl Scout cookies all year long. What a disgrace. Parents complain about fattening food on school campus, then these wacky parents jam boxes of the most fattening cookies on the planet down their fat kids throats. Way to go. Keep the tradition alive, along with the morbid obesity. But it's sooooo cute.

March 30, 2009 7:27 AM  

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