So, really, is it any surprise that even in death, Andrew would still be a connector?
Enter Jimmy Arone, an actor (you've probably seen him in movies) and a good friend of Andrew's. Jimmy reached out to me just by chance (though it was BECAUSE of Andrew - thus, my observation, even in death, Andrew is still a connector!) and we've become virtual friends. (Read about Jimmy and Andrew here).
The other day I was having a down day after the RNC powergrab (read about the powergrab here). What did I get in the mail? Two "FEARLESS" Breitbart buttons from Jimmy. Serendipity? I think so!
I can't think of a better day to tell this story...so...in Jimmy's own words, here it is:
Some background into the artwork which was created after my friend, Andrew Breitbart, passed away...
|Jimmy Arone: Breitbart Street Art|
One of the first things I did, was to create a collage from the front and back covers of his book 'Righteous Indignation'. A new piece that was pure Breitbart. It had energy. It had humor. I titled it FEARLESS.
|Close up of shot shown below|
Andrew, clearly understood the importance of pop culture in today's society and how it relates to the world of politics. And how, for the most part, art is controlled by those on the Left. As far as I was concerned, it was time for a change. What I did with my FEARLESS street art, is something I know he would have applauded and enjoyed. Some dark night, I hope to go out there and do it again.
|The red square is the FEARLESS artwork|
The FEARLESS T is another thing I came up with. Using the same collage, I found a woman who made a killer silk-screen and printed the T's for me. She did a great job. The result is a very cool and one of a kind T-shirt (click here for info about Breitbart T-shirts) . It's something, I believe, Andrew would totally dig.
In closing, Breitbart inspires me to not just be FEARLESS (in everything I do in life) - but he inspires me to be a person that will be talked about when I'm gone. That will be a positive influence - that will leave people motivated to carry on the message of being FEARLESS and standing up for the little guy, standing up for freedom, standing up to intolerance. As someone once said, "Andrew may be physically gone, but We Are All Breitbart Now."