RANDOM UPDATE!!!Â Â THE NUMBERS ARE IN AND WE HAVE MADE A CONTRIBUTION OF $360 TO FRACTURED ATLAS! RE-LIVE ALL OF THE TORTURE HERE !!
Ah yes, once again the Torturethon is among us here at Randomville. What is the Torturethon, you ask? Well, there is a lot of detail here, but in brief: People agree to subject themselves to songs, radio stations or even television stations that they hate repeatedly, over and over for hours on end in the name of charity.
And this year we have chosen Fractured Atlas to be the charitable recipient. Fractured Atlas is a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations. Their programs and services facilitate the creation of art by offering vital support to the artists who produce it. They help artists and arts organizations function more effectively as businesses by providing access to funding, healthcare, education, and more, all in a context that honors their individuality and independent spirit. By nurturing today’s talented but underrepresented voices, they hope to foster a dynamic and diverse cultural landscape of tomorrow.
The Randomville Torturethon 2008 runs officially from October 20th to November the 2nd. How often will people be participating? We donâ€™t know either….itâ€™s random, so you have to keep checking back to either witness or tease the poor person subjecting themselves to torture. It looks like there will be at least one participant on the 23rd though.
Sounds like fun, right? Do YOU think you have the courage to do it? Well, ANYONE can join this and you are welcome to get private sponsors or ask around on our boards for someone to sponsor you. Some generous folks have offered to sponsor all participants this year.
So if you would like to submit yourself to torture, or you would simply like to throw some cash into this and sponsor someone, then sign up here. And keep in mind that a TORTURETHON CHAMPION will be crowned based on post creativity and entertainment, level of torture act they chose, and time endured. We have a 2-time returning champion among us in whigsgeek. Can she be beaten this year?
And back on Fractured Atlas again; please visit their website where you can learn more about any of their programs, read their blog, and meet their staff: www.fracturedatlas.org
*Logo design courtesy of Dan Harrigan