This Wednesday I am being “locked up” to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. I can avoid being locked up if I come up with $3,200 in bail money (aka donations to the MDA). To raise part of this money I tried to use eBay to auction ringtones created by Mark “Turpster” Turpin and Patrick Beja, but eBay has restrictions on auctioning digital goods, so they shut down my auctions before they were finished.
All is not lost! In fact, this may be to your benefit. Patrick, Turpster and I have come up with a plan. First, make a donation of $20 or more at my Lock-Up website: www.joinmda.com/clermont2010/shawncoons. Then send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your first and last name in it so I can match it with your donation record. Then you will receive, not one, not two, but six ringtones from Turpster and Patrick.
Patrick has created one fabulous ringtone, while Turpster (by his own admission) has gone for quantity over quality with five separate ringtones. I don’t want to ruin the surprise hilarity by uploading the recordings here, and if I did then anyone could download them without donating! So let me give you some descriptive highlights.
Turpster does his own version of a famous internet meme, as well as a celebrity impression, and the ringtone so awesome that you won’t want to answer your phone. Patrick’s ringtone announces to the world just what kind of person many men are…
But wait, there’s more!
If you donate $40 or more at www.joinmda.com/clermont2010/shawncoons (and send an email with your first and last name to email@example.com) then you can have Patrick or Turpster create a one of a kind, personal ringtone just for you! You can give them your name or other info to work from, or just let their creativity run wild!
If you have already donated out of the goodness of your heart with no expectation of goods or services then thank you! Please feel free to drop me an email and I’d be happy to include you and your donation in this ringtone extravaganza!
My bail is due Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m., so you have 48 hours to take advantage of this. Thank you for your support and big thanks to Patrick and Turpster for their efforts!