Mr. Projector could use YOUR help

Fri, Nov 21, 2008


Mr. Projector Benefit at Aurora Theater

Hey!  What are you doing tomorrow at 6pm?  How about attending the Mr. Projector Benefit?  Houston Scooterist and all-around good guy Aaron Ball (AKA Mr. Projector) needs your help, so he’s throwing a party at the Aurora Theater this Saturday.

Proceeds from the event will go towards extensive medical bills incurred by Ball following a recent scooter accident that resulted in open-heart surgery.

The benefit will take place Nov. 22 from 6-8 p.m., and will feature a new episode of Mr. Projector, screenings of vintage educational films, and a live auction. Admission to the event is $10, and the first 50 people will receive a free Mr. Projector DVD.

Mr. Projector is the bespectacled and bow-tie-wearing alter ego of handsome actor Devlin Rogue, who stars in a movie-within-a-video podcast created and portrayed by Ball. The podcast was conceived as a vehicle for sharing Ball’s extensive collection of 16-mm educational films from the 1940s through the 1970s.

Ball was injured in a single-vehicle scooter accident just after Hurricane Ike. At the hospital he was treated for a minor leg fracture and sent home. A few days later, Ball began to feel worse, and soon found himself back in the hospital with an antibiotic-resistant staph infection. The infection spread quickly, infecting his heart and kidneys before it could be accurately diagnosed, and the damage was so severe that Ball had to undergo open-heart surgery to replace his badly-infected mitral valve.

Aaron didn’t have insurance, so in the spirit of thanksGIVING why don’t you show this turkey some love.  Go to the show or (once I’ve figured out how) send him some loot.  Thank you!

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One Response to “Mr. Projector could use YOUR help”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Although there is no doubt that this is indeed a great tragedy for Mr. Ball, nevertheless, it’s hard to believe that an intelligent 38 year old person such as he would ever consider going naked on health insurance. I only hope that he doesn’t have any children in the same situation. It is not that I am insensitive to his current plight because I, too, found myself uninsured after being canned from a long term, lucrative job at the age of 58.

    What did I do? I sucked it up and took a job at Home Depot just so I could get health insurance.

    The object lesson to be learned from this is that, if you are able to work, going without health insurance can ruin your life as well as the lives of your loved ones.


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