"Cast" a Bid for Colbert's...uhh...cast?
“Take Stephen Colbert, Back To Your House”
For those of you who don’t know, Stephen Colbert is the comedic genius and host of The Colbert Report. This witty and satirical program which pokes fun at American politics can be seen on cable TV’s Comedy Central.
Fans and regular Colbert Report viewers, referred to as “The Colbert Nation,” know that several weeks ago Mr. Colbert fractured his left wrist. To ensure that it healed properly, he needed the standard hard cast placed on it. And taking a note from old Americana and deciding that "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade," he turned his misfortune into a fundraising extravaganza for the Yellow Ribbon Fund.
Here's how the plan came together: knowing that although he’d have some slight discomfort while wearing this cast, it wouldn't stop him from interviewing his guests on The Colbert Report. He saw the opportunity and seized it, playing on the sympathies of his guests (and their fame).
That’s right Nation, in order to turn the cast into a piece of memorabilia, Mr. Colbert convinced people such as New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, the CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric, U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and host of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly, to sign the cast and give their well-wishes for his recovery.
100% of the proceeds raised in the Stephen Colbert: Exclusive Cast auction will be donated to the Yellow Ribbon Fund. The Yellow Ribbon Fund assists injured service members and their families while they recuperate at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center by offering free cab vouchers, hotel rooms, apartments, rental cars, job mentoring, internships and tickets to sporting and cultural events.
The Stephen Colbert: Exclusive Cast auction currently has 109 pre-approved bids, with the high bid amount at $16,900. Not too shabby, eh Nation?
Nation, this is your chance to help raise money for a great cause - and have an awesome “Stephen Colbert: Exclusive Cast” to wear around should you suffer a similar fate (knocking on wood you don't). The auction ends this Sunday night at 9:00 PM Pacific. Rest assured there should be no Greenscreen challenges here!
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