Thanks to Karon at http://zip-it.blogspot.com/ we now have our no poncho pledge. Lets give credit where credit is due!! This is the Manolo Blanik pledge and I am shamelessly borrowing it. But I doubt he will mind since we are spreading the word!
the manolo no-poncho pledge:
"i (insert the name here) swear on the head and/or the grave of my sainted granny to never wear, buy, knit, crochet, or fashion from the old throw rug, the poncho. and if the poncho it is given to me as the gift, i will graciously thank the giver and then, when she has left, put the poncho into the dog's bed and/or the trash as the case she may be. only by doing these things faithfully can i help end for the good of the humanity the scourge that is the poncho."