Chris, my man. What about the free drinks…the free parking… and the post show reception??? Marsha, I love you and your $1,000 bid, but this was just beginng to get good! Maybe this will be like EBay where someone swoops in at the last second and bids it up… you gotta hate that unless you are the seller! And in this case, the seller is the Paramount Theatre which needs a new roof! Do I hear $1,250?????
To bid, just leave an amount as a comment. I will capture your email when you do and will contact you if you are the high bidder. The auction closes at 5PM on Wednesday. The tickets are valued at $180 so anything above that is a donation. You are bidding on 4 front row seats and all the benefits that I listed for Chris above.
Concerning Craig’s quest for Honorary Citizenship, I found the following on Wikipedia:
Ferguson is in the process of becoming a US citizen, and has commented in various venues, including the David Letterman show and his own show, on his intentions. Sometimes, after making a joke about President Bush, he will make a comment along the lines of “They will never let me be a citizen now.”
He has recently started to try to get an Honorary Citizenship from every State in America. So far, he has received honorary citizen status from; Arkansas, North Dakota, Tennessee, South Carolina, South Dakota, Nevada, Alaska, Texas, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, and honorary Indiana Hoosier, and various towns in the US. He has as well been named “The Honorary Celebrity of South Dakota”!
An 11 year old girl who watches the show emailed the governor of Pennsylvania asking for Ferguson to get citizenship in her state and it succeeded. As is noted by the segment intro graphic on the show, “Honorary citizenship is legally meaningless.” Ferguson was also named a “Duke of Hazard, KY” along with receiving a key to the city.
On September 17, 2007, Oscar the Grouch appeared on The Late Late Show and appointed Craig an Honorary Citizen of Sesame Street.
One locality in the US that has refused such an honor to Craig Ferguson is Portland, Oregon. A viewer had sent a request to Portland mayor Tom Potter. She received a response saying:
There are no plans to make Craig Ferguson a citizen at this time, Portland does not have an established tradition for offering this honor. If we did, our inclination would be to award the honor based on social and humanitarian accomplishments, rather than the privilege of hosting a television show.
Craig then used multiple profanities when referring to Mayor Tom Potter which had to be bleeped. Later in the show, when adjusting his map showing where he has been made an honorary citizen, he placed a photo of Michael Moore’s head on top of Portland.