Apologies for the week’s radio silence. It’s just that I’ve found it increasingly difficult to keep up with our regular programming while the current historic events in Egypt are permeating all of my feeds. Mostly, I’ve been working and glued to Al Jazeera’s live coverage of Cairo, especially impressed by the work of the folks over at Tor Project – an organization striving to keep the internet available and anonymous – something I strongly support.
On Monday, Tor announced they would be working to reinstate web connectivity in Egypt, and that they were trying to raise 100,000 to help them do so. In an effort to help, I listed my one-of-a-kind, hand-painted tentacle jacket, on eBay, with the promise of all earnings going to Tor Project.
This brand new Levi’s jacket was part of a special exhibit in ’08, and the sexy tentacles are painted in oil directly on the denim. If I were buying this fine garment, I would probably chop the sleeves and rock it grunge-style, but hey – it’s yours to do with as you please. All I can tell you is that this is the absolute cheapest you will ever see me sell an oil for, especially since I’m in the process of reinstating painting mode, and that 100% of this sale’s proceeds will go directly to Tor.
Hell, even if you hate the jacket, I encourage you to bid for this important cause. Considering all the spooky, Orwellian nonsense that’s happening in the world right now, services like Tor’s are invaluable to our future.
Biorequiem is not a political blog – there are plenty of incisive, sophisticated sources that do a great job already, but this doesn’t change the fact that I am a political person. Actually, I believe that caring about global events is a vital part of being a person, period, especially in a time when burying our heads in the sand [or the clouds] is more appealing than ever. I end my tirade now, and ask that you place your bids for an awesome art deal, and, more importantly, for an awesome cause.
This hacket has been sold for $297. I donated $300, just to call it even. A huge thanks to everyone who helped spread the word!