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Announcing my $100,000-a-plate benefit dinner!

Posted by Dave Bull at 1:31 PM, October 25, 2008

"Hello, this is Tokyo woodblock printmaker David Bull. Every year at this time, I prepare a special package of one of my small woodblock prints, and offer it as a 'gift item'. But this year is a bit special - I am also planning a special dinner to kick off the gift print 'season'.

"We've all heard about those 'hundred dollar a plate' fundraising dinners, where you get to rub shoulders with somebody notable, while at the same time seeing your money go to a good cause. I'm going to up the ante. I have a great cause - my woodblock printmaking activities - and I've arranged for a couple of very special guests for this dinner: Mr. Bill Gates, and his good friend Mr. Warren Buffett. For a hundred dollars a plate? No way. This is going to be a very exclusive dinner. There will be only ten tickets available, and they are a hundred thousand dollars each. All in aid of this very good cause."

To hear David announce the rest of the details of this event, watch this video! (6 minutes - 12Mb), or visit the 'gift print' page with all the details here:

(If you have a blog, you are welcome to 'embed' this video on it. Use the little menu on the toolbar of this video, and 'copy' the embed code ...)


Following comment posted by: Sharri on October 26, 2008 12:53 AM

Dave, Who could resist such an entertaining offer? I guess you will just have to count me in, even if Bill and Warrie can't make it. I'll catch them next time. I was looking forward to the menu, though...

Following comment posted by: Diane Cutter on October 26, 2008 7:56 PM

Dave... How could I resist such an eloquent invitation! Rubbing cyber-shoulders! How exciting! Can't wait to see the print.

Following comment posted by: José on October 27, 2008 5:28 AM

Hi Dave,

What about the tickets that I already sold in the black market at 70 dollars each ? :-)

Take care,


Following comment posted by: tim on October 28, 2008 2:08 AM

Sometimes dave you crack me up!
All of that was very very good!
Take care

Following comment posted by: Jacques on October 30, 2008 6:40 AM

I thoroughly enjoyed your clever pitch talk in this video - the more so since I trust that the opportunity of obtaining this wonderful leaping-carp print of yours for only twenty-five dollars WITHOUT having to rub shoulders with our dear friend Bill Gates is certainly an offer that no one in his right mind can - or should - resist.

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