Occasionally, the Internet is a weird force for good. Due to Internet dares started by Something Awful, Smashmouth singer Steve Harwell will attempt to eat two dozen eggs cooked by Guy Fieri — for charity. Douchologists are calling this the douchiest philanthropic event since the Sigma Chi’s spring break wet t-shirt contest in Daytona Beach benefited Livestrong. Let’s go to the douchey press release:
The spontaneous request was immediately backed by a multitude of fans via [Something Awful], Twitter and Facebook continuously urging Harwell to eat the eggs. Soon, it became one of the hottest trending topics on Twitter and Yahoo, and like an encore chant at a live concert, Harwell had no choice but to submit to their pleas.
Harwell responded in an effort to legitimize the request, telling fans if they could raise over $10,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a charity very near to Steve’s heart, he would eat the eggs. The band launched a fundraising page on Causes.com and watched as fans came through to meet the goal in less than a week.
The Egg Challenge will take place October 10th at Fieri’s Johnny Garlic’s restaurant in Dublin, California. And since the money’s already been donated to charity, it won’t be a total bust if, say, everyone at the event is incinerated by a meteor. Hint hint, God.