Geekosystem (US), June 5, 2010
Keanu Reeves Day Is On Its Way
by Susana Polo
The Internet has officially decided that June 15th is Keanu Reeves Day. Why?
It seem like he’s just a really cool dude who’s had some bad breaks. Even 4Chan, the well oiled pistons of the Internet Hate Machine, offers this in his defense. And so, The Internet would like to give back to the movie star who has a healthy history of charitable donation, by dedicating a day in his honor.
But where is the Facebook Group, you ask? Why, right here.
What exactly does one do on Keanu Reeves day? From the Facebook Page:
On June 15th, we plan on sending letters, emails, gifts, and any other niceties and kind words to a real bro, Keanu Reeves…
In case you don’t know, Keanu’s sister Kim was diagnosed with leukemia many years ago. If you want to make a more significant gift, consider donating to a cancer research charity in the name of Cheer Up Keanu Day. I’m sure a letter or email informing Keanu of this action would really make his day.
|ShadowSpark|| (2010-06-06 16:46:55)|
| ||Keanu is never going to be able to read all the mail and such that is going to be sent. Where do we send the stuff to, anyway? What's Keanu's email address? Does he have an email address? If not, what address do I put on my letter?|
|LucaM|| (2010-06-06 17:10:26)|
| ||Spark, the ones who know Keanu's email address aren't telling ;) XD and for good reason, I might add.
the address given on the facebook group page is the following:
Current Contact Info:
Keanu Reeves c/o Jimmy Darmody
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
|TheTangerine|| (2010-06-07 01:41:58)|
| ||Yeah I found out about this some time ago, and I was happy.
I seriously think that very (and I mean very) soon there will be no need for a Keanu SWAT team. We could still operate as a fansite, through, just not so... militant.
I'm not seeing a lot of fish in the Keanu Google alerts I have, they're mostly all either neutral or positive. The negative ones are fairly brief, it's not worth SWAT-ing.
... K-SWAT world domination? I guess Reddit/facebook did it for us :D
|LucaM|| (2010-06-07 03:57:51)|
| ||oh noes ! what will I do with my life then ? |
|nafsunaek|| (2010-06-07 06:35:26)|
| ||"oh noes ! what will I do with my life then ?"|
Miss the good times when you had to SWAT, I guess.
We'll keep you company, should that happen ;-)
|Guest||other momentos of June 15th (2010-06-07 06:44:39)|
| ||Seems Ke is in good company. |
By internet search, June 15 is:
(a) Electronic Entertainment Expo. The annual video game conference and show at the Los Angeles Convention center. www.e3expo.com/
(b) Groundbreaking for one of the world’s fastest supercomputers set for June 15 near Cheyenne, Wyoming www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9G4K32O0.htm
(c) a LOT of interesting people of science born or died on this day www.todayinsci.com/6/6_15.htm
and per Wikipedia, to name a few, some interesting bits of trivia (d) the first human blood transfusion (1667), (e) Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity (1752), (f) Arlington National Cemetery is established (1864), (g) John Alcock and Arthur Brown complete the first nonstop transatlantic flight (1919), (h) in the Saskatchewan general election, the first socialist government of North America is formed (1944), (i) Birth of the first federal political party in Canada that supports Quebec nationalism (1991), etc, etc
|nafsunaek|| (2010-06-07 07:16:47)|
| ||Don't know why - I haven't even met the man - but it's always seemed to me he doesn't like notoriety.|
I'm not sure how or what he will feel.
|TheTangerine|| (2010-06-07 07:20:45)|
| ||Someone go on Wikipedia and add that the 15th is Keanu day.|
Edit: yeah, nafsunaek has a point. I dunno. But I still think we should do it :D
|ShadowSpark|| (2010-06-07 08:46:05)|
| ||What do I put in my letter? I have NO idea what to say...|
|TheTangerine|| (2010-06-07 09:57:29)|
| ||"Hi Mr. Reeves, we think you are amazing. Have a nice day."|
Jeez, you're right, really can't think of anything to say...
Mention K-SWAT and tell him to check us out, for starters :)
|ShadowSpark|| (2010-06-07 13:51:26)|
| ||Ack....I don't know how to start....How do you write a letter to your idol?|
|AngelWitch||Keanu day? (2010-06-07 17:53:25)|
| ||Sounds like a great idea but there is no way I am going to get drunk enough to write a gushing letter to say thanks for all the movies.|
The good the bad and the plain awful
|Anakin McFly|| (2010-06-07 18:27:00)|
|You could always leave a message over at http://www.thankyoukeanu.com instead.|
|nafsunaek|| (2010-06-07 22:13:24)|
| ||Just tried that but it didn't work for me. Do you know if it has something to do with having no reddit ID? It's not a required field, but you never know...|
|Anakin McFly|| (2010-06-07 23:47:44)|
|Submissions are uploaded manually by the webmaster, so it takes a while; they have to see it and post it. |
|nafsunaek|| (2010-06-08 00:35:40)|
| ||Ok, thanks! I'll try again.|
|Anakin McFly|| (2010-06-08 00:36:58)|
|Don't need to - it's already up. I saw it there.|
|Funkelbie|| (2010-06-08 00:35:26)|
| ||I got your submission and updated a couple of hours ago, Nafsunaek. Thanks!
Also thought I'd let you know I linked to you guys on the About page of the site AND we're all moved over to a dedicated server now. I was originally worried that the site may be overloaded because I only have a crappy shared hosting account with the company I work for.
I noticed there are some submissions in that other topic that I didn't catch from the original reddit. I'll be adding those at some point of the next couple of days.
|nafsunaek|| (2010-06-08 00:41:50)|
| ||I'll appear twice, then - with an edit on second thoughts - I've just sent it again -shit!|
|nafsunaek|| (2010-06-08 00:46:46)|
| ||There's some sense left in the world!!!|
The person posting the messages deleted the first one and posted the second!
|Guest||Caroline (2010-06-08 12:36:04)|
| ||"One of the most important things in life is showing up."|
Keanu Reeves, Hardball
And indeed Mr. Reeves certainly does. A true sui generis.
|ShadowSpark|| (2010-06-08 13:20:40)|
| ||Can't get to the site.|
|ShadowSpark|| (2010-06-08 15:08:09)|
| ||I wrote and sent my letter!|
|Guest||Just a question: (2010-06-09 02:02:21)|
| ||Why this, why now?
And why are we going along with a b/tard joke? õ_o
|ckage||did not log in (2010-06-09 02:05:13)|
| ||The above question was mine, BTW.|
|LucaM|| (2010-06-09 03:47:08)|
| ||which 'b/tard joke'? |
|ckage||This one (2010-06-09 04:01:29)|
| ||This Keanu Reeves is Sad thing. It's just an Internet meme going a bit too far, I think.|
|inkhuldra||Thankyoukeanu gone?? (2010-06-09 04:08:39)|
| ||Tried connecting to http://www.thankyoukeanu.com but got an error message of sorts. Where'd it go?|
|Guest|| (2010-06-09 04:51:56)|
| ||Sorry guys, there was some sort of issue with the server and the monitoring system malfunctioned so web/ssh requests were unresponsive for an unknown period of time. All seems well now, though, and suddenly I have 49 new posts to get up tonight.|
|Guest|| (2010-06-09 04:53:32)|
| ||Actually I guess it's still down. It looks like we received a little over 120,000 unique hits in just under 24 hours and even this guy's dedicated server is having issues handling it.
I'm working on some sort of alternative right now. It may have to be converted to a static site, which will mean less functionality.
|TheTangerine|| (2010-06-09 06:27:27)|
| ||ACK I still don't know what to write! Jeez, this is the most awkward letter I'll have ever written besides the letter informing my band director about that published book about the school band we wrote. Sending that letter was a nightmare *shudder* D: I'm feeling that nightmare again...
I need to get that letter to the post office in some sneaky way, my parents would kill me if they found out I was a fan of Keanu and was trying to write to him :/
|Anakin McFly|| (2010-06-09 08:50:56)|
|To ckage: Yeah, but at least it's a relatively positive meme. Better Keanu Is Sad And Needs Cheering Up than Keanu Is Dumb or Keanu Sucks or Keanu Can't Act, which is what we've been getting for the past few years. |
|LucaM|| (2010-06-10 00:53:33)|
| ||ckage: I'm happy about the thankyou site, not particularly the meme. And what Ani said. |
|ShadowSpark|| (2010-06-10 08:46:20)|
| ||I agree with that. I mentioned K-SWAT in my letter.|
|Guest||Caroline (2010-06-10 08:59:28)|
| ||Sharing...perfectly said! IheartKEanu
|ckage||Memes (2010-06-11 04:48:24)|
| ||I understand that, Anakin, but memes tend to go down the hill, so... :
Also, i think plenty of that supposed appreciation is not really that sincere, and there are still pieces of good old "he can't act but..." line of thought in the middle of it. :/
So, i'm playing the Scrooge here and going "meh!" at the all thing.
|Guest||Caroline (2010-06-11 16:06:21)|
Here's the link for SU2C. THE MISSION:
To collect donations to support cancer research and spread a little love in the process for Keanu Reeves. We hope Keanu will be happy to hear about your donation in his name and perhaps even acknowledge your kind donation at this years Stand Up To Cancer with a lovely smile! Our target is his date of birth (American format) and our target date is the day after September's TV show.
|Guest||ckage (re: meme) (2010-06-18 00:42:56)|
| ||So, wha dya think? Did it play out as you anticipated? Did it indeed go downhill? (Or, did it end on a positive note?)|