Apparently D.C. Douglas
, the voice actor for Geico (and for Albert Wesker in Resident Evil 5!) drunk-dialed the right-wing tea-party-supporting, lying-to-people organization Freedomworks and left them a message asking how many mentally retarded people they had working for them and how they planned to spin it when one of these crazies they're egging on goes out and kills someone. Freedomworks turned to Faux News which blew it up and Douglas lost his Geico job.
He's just put out this PSA in response:
My dad showed me this and I immediately called them.
Freedomworks lady: Thank you for calling Freedomworks, how can I help you?Me: Hi. I'm calling to ask Matt Kibbe and Dick Armey to please stop slapping their ideological testicles against the constitution's parchment while whistling Dixie. Is there someone I could deliver that message to?
Freedomworks lady: Yes, hold on.
*music*Matt Kibbe's voicemail: Hi, this is Matt Kibbe. I'm not in the office. You can leave a voicemail or reach me at my cell phone at (I didn't write it down, but I will when I call again tomorrow..or one of you can just leave it in the comments). *beep*Me: Hi. This is J.T. Eberhard, godless blogger and speaker, and I'm calling to ask you to stop slapping your ideological testicles against the constitution's parchment while whistling Dixie. More power to D.C. Douglas. Also, fuck you.
The number is 1-888-564-6273. Because it's an 888 number, it costs them money to take your call. There are times for mass antagonism (asking Loborn to show her boobs, for instance) and this is one of them. Give 'em a call and say hi. Tell 'em J.T. Eberhard sent you.