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05/02/2013 05:03 pm ET Updated May 02, 2013

John Hodgman Is Looking For An Ayn Rand Dress To Wear To The Birchmere

John Hodgman put out an unusual request on Facebook on Thursday afternoon, in advance of his sold-out show at The Birchmere:

john hodgman ayn rand

Or maybe not so unusual: Hodgman's been putting out the same call before other shows as well -- which prompted one Facebook poster to ask, "Wouldn't it be more efficient for you to invest in your own Ayn Rand dress that you carry with you at all times in case you need to get all objectivist on some people's asses?"

Libertarian Ayn Rand -- whose confusing views on charity can be read up on here -- definitely wouldn't approve of you giving Hodgman a dress out of a sense of obligation or duty.

To which Hodgman responds:

He also promises to return the dress unharmed.

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