As some of you know, I am not only a sarcastic asshole, who spends much of his time mocking deformed babies, fighting the war on Paris Hilton and developing man-crushes, I am also the founder of The Summer Hope Foundation. And what’s the point of being a huge internet celebrity if you can’t use it to your advantage? Summer Hope is a non-profit organization that supports the fight against cancer (alas none of our proceeds go to getting Paris exported) through fundraising events, such as “Drink for the Cure” (“We hate cancer… but we love to drink”) and “Rock Out for the Cure” (“The Let’s Kick Cancer In The Ass” Concert Series). With the money raised at these events we donate money to cancer research facilities as well as fund our own internal programs, like the HOPE package, which we send out to people diagnosed of cancer. This Friday, September 29, 2006 is the 4th Annual Summer Hope Benefit, our biggest fundraising event of the year. Incidentally, the place we are having the event, Leonard’s of Long Island, is the same place where Allegra Sachs got married on The Soprano’s last season. You see, my committment to television knows no bounds… Regardless, the reason I am posting this is because at the Summer Hope Benefit we hold an EBAY auction with all sorts of fancy Celebrity autographed crap, that I thought some of you might be interested in. We’ve got Signed Veronica Mars Season 1 & Season 2 DVDs (these auctions end Friday at 12 AM Pacific), Signed script, props (the Gold Medals from the Office Olympics episode) and cast coffee mugs, from Jenna Fischer (Pam) of the Office, Signed copy of Vito from the Soprano’s Book, Signed Without a Trace Cast Photo, a TON of signed Joss Whedon/SSerenity items, Signed Comic books from Geoff Johns (if you’re a comic nerd, you know that’s goood) and a lot more! All proceeds go to the Summer Hope Foundation. The Ebay Auction begins at 8:45 PM PACIFIC (11:45 PM Eastern) on Tuesday, September 26th and ends at 8:45 PM PACIFIC (11:45 PM Eastern) the night of the Benefit, Friday, September 29th. Full list of items after the jump.
1) Signed Season 1 Veronica Mars DVD (2)
2) Signed Season 2 Veronica Mars DVD (2)
She’s totally awesome, by the way. Sent us the Season 1 DVDs and then a month later sent the Season 2 DVDs signed
3) Matt Damon signed The Bourne Supremacy Poster
4) Kirsten Dunst & Paul Bettany Wimbledon Poster (hey… beggers can’t be choosers)
5) Rent Movie Poster signed by cast
6) Rachel McAdams signed Red Eye Poster
I have to admit the only reason I contacted her was because I have a mondo crush on her. I think I almost didn’t get the poster, when her manager called me, and instead of being professional on the phone I said: “I just want to let you know that I loooooooooooooooover Rachel.” Silence on the other end, but she wasn’t creeped out enough not to send it…
7) Brand New Poster signed by Entire Band
These guys are from the next town over from me on Long Island, have been donating since year one. I’ve even vomitted with some of them at our mutual friend Peter Hoare’s bar. Good times.
8) Signed Copy of Al Roker’s Book, “Big Shoes” (start bidding early, this one is going to be HUGE)
9) Signed Copy of Meryl Streep CD “Dance on a Moonbeam”
I made fun of this when I first got it, but then felt kind of bad, when I read that it was a charity CD. On the CD the guy who put the whole thing together, literally died, while recording… My bad…
10) Various Joss Whedon signed Serenity items
He also totally rules by the way. The last two year’s he sent Astonishing X-Men comic books signed, and I died and went to Nerd Heaven.
11) Geoff Johns signed “Green Lantern” #9
If you don’t know anything about comics, Geoff Johns is to comic books as Joey Lawrence is to Dancing with the Stars. Simply the best.
12) Signed Phil Jiminez “Countdown to Infinite Crisis” Comic Book
13) The Office signed script (entire main cast), Coffee Mug only given to Cast AND the Gold Medals that Pam made during the episode Office Olympics.
Jenna Fischer (Pam) sent me this box of stuff, with a personal note. She is literally the nicest person of come into contact with in the 4 years I’ve been doing this.
14) Signed Cast Photo of Without a Trace
15) Signed Cast Photo of NCIS and Signed Script
Come on, your parents will love it!
16) Signed Cast Photo Medium
It might be the only way you get a chance to see this show for a while…
17) Signed Cast Photo Invasion
The only autograph that I got that’s an auto-pen signature. However, the show is gone and the picture is here!
18) Signed Playbill from “Wicked” (current cast)
As per B-Side’s suggestion, I won’t be posting an interesting list of celebrities who didn’t donate and who do suck (and LOOOOOVE cancer)… He implied that it MIGHT hurt future donations… he’s so wise… For my recapping, I will be recapping Desperate Housewives again this season, but everything is kind of on a delay until after this weekend. I’ll try to get some stuff up by the end of the week though! For more information on the Summer Hope Foundation please visit us at www.summerhope.org. You see there is more to Umnata than gay jokes and bad Entourage recaps.