I had mostly forgotten about it until recently, when I went to the rental office and saw a mug shot of Toby (the manager) looking as menacing as she could. It turns out this version is more elaborate, lasting at least a month, and benefits muscular dystrophy or multiple sclerosis, I believe. It isn't called Cardiac Arrest, of course, but it works on the same principle; bail was set at something like $10,000 and residents can pay to get her out. Ned, the assistant manager, runs a campaign to keep her in. It's an annual thing they do, and it's yet another reason I love the apartment folks.
Anyway, I donated a few weeks ago to keep Toby in a while back. My decision was somewhat capricious; it happened that Ned was in the office when I went over so I contributed to his cause. Had it been Toby, I would have donated to get her out. Today when I went over to the office to pay rent, both Ned and Toby were there. I handed Toby the check and said "I'm contributing this to keep you in jail". Ned, who couldn't see the amount, was grinning like a Cheshire Cat until Toby said "Or maybe you're just paying rent?" Ned awwed.
So, not much of a joke, but at least it was good for a laugh from the office folk.