Thursday, January 08, 2009

Own A Piece of "Truther" History

Alex Jones is auctioning off his legendary (in his own mind) bullhorn:

Alex's legendary "Tyranny Crusher 1" bullhorn, veteran of numerous battles against the New World Order, is up for auction. The Radioshack Powerhorn 32-2038A bullhorn was used by Alex in his role as the Street Prophet in Richard Linklater's film, A Scanner Darkly, and was put into action at many other political events around the country. Alex decommissioned the bullhorn after it was damaged by a zealous MSNBC employee outside of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, in 2008. The money generated from the auction will be used to expand the multimedia studio in Austin, Texas. Tyranny Crusher 1 does not currently work, due to the damage inflicted by MSNBC, but it can be repaired and put back into service or it can be kept as Alex Jones memorabilia. It is autographed by Alex and will be shipped to the top bidder with a certificate of authenticity.

A warning, though, history does not come cheap. The bullhorn is currently bid up to $2,550 (after starting at $1,500), and it does not appear to be a spoof bid; the high bidder has a feedback rating of 311. Considering that a working bullhorn of the same model is currently on sale at Radio Shack for $79.99, that seems a bit high, but how much would you pay to put your lips where Alex has put his?

Update: Current high bid is $3,001, from a buyer with even higher feedback. Simply amazing!