Barb and I bought some souvenirs from street vendors while attending the inauguration. I kept thinking, “What I really want is an Obama fez,” not that I expected to find one.
This weekend I reached out to the Fezmonger himself and asked if he had considered making a commemorative fez. He politely explained that he had, but decided it would be exploitative. Besides, every Fez-o-rama fez is an original design.
Before giving up, I suggested I could make a contribution to his favorite charity. As luck would have it, March is when the Fezmonger participates in the 24 Hour Cancer Dance-a-thon to raise money for the City of Hope.
So for a contribution of $250 to a very worthy cause, I am the proud recipient of the very first Fez of Hope. (see photo). I like that Jason’s (treatment of the) design is bigger than the man. His design is more about what our new president represents.
If you’d like to have one of your own — while helping a worthy cause– just head over to the Fez-o-rama blog for details.
For those that find this post annoyingly political, what can I say. Not my intent. So I’m turning off the comments lest you harsh my mellow, kill my buzz or dash my Fez of Hope.