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The Comstock Foundation SubGenius Grant
WHERE: Montauk, NY
WHEN: 12 - 16 September 2011
WHAT: 5 day/4 nights by yourself aboard the sloop Intemperance
WHO: You. You’re a musician, a writer, a designer, a computer programmer, a draughtsman, a composer; pretty much anyone who could use a few days of uninterrupted quiet time to get some work done
HOW: Write me a short letter. Please include references because I’m not going to let an irresponsible person stay on my boat, get drunk and drown.
REQUIREMENTS: You must be an adult, that means 18+. You must have dinner with me and my family on Wednesday Sept. 14.
*Intemperance is a fully equipped live-aboard yacht. There’s water, refrigeration, a full galley. You can even plug in your laptop. You might able to pull down a WIFI signal.
via Tony Comstock’s Kōan of Silence. Follow the link for further details, including a possible stipend. The Comstock Foundation SubGenius Grant will be awarded on July 4.
This Mr. Tony Comstock is a nice man. He knows about Stuxnet, information security, financial and economic risk mitigation from a quantitative perspective, but that is incidental. I believe his actual career is in cinematography and writing articles for The Atlantic and other publications (although he is certainly more congenial than Alex Madrigal and my cousin Gopnik who also write for The Atlantic).
I’m reasonably confident that Mr. Comstock wouldn’t give you a leaky boat with no water, a broken motor or shredded sail.
Any formating errors are mine.