Jesse Carey wants to do his part to make the world a better place. His charity aims to bring clean and safe drinking water to every person in the world. His intentions may be noble but his method is interesting to say the least – Carey plans to raise funds for the cause by listening to Nickelback nonstop for an entire week.
Evidently, Carey claims that “exposure to such a large quantity of Nickelback is very dangerous.” So why is he willing to put his “personal health at risk” where he could end up with “irreversible damage” to his “ears, brain, kidneys and soul?”
He wants people donate to his cause, raising $10,000 to build a well.
Nickleback is a rock band that first made it big when their front man, Chad Kroger, was featured on the soundtrack to Spiderman. No, not The Amazing Spiderman – the first ever Spiderman that made it to Hollywood’s superheroes.
People love to hate Nickelback. Even other musicians are weary of their music – except for maybe Avril Lavigne, who happens to be currently married to the lead man Chad Kroger.
And Carey is going to listen to 168 hours of Nickelback music. The band has eight albums so far – each under 46 minutes, so that means he’s going to have to listen to them around 30 times. That’s bound to land him Flat on the Floor, much like the track on their 2003 album, The Long Road.
Though, there are some who still place Nickelback’s music in high regard.
Nonetheless, the band's popularity is widely disputed.
“To my understanding, most jurisdictions frown on listening to more than 4 Nickelback songs back-to-back,” Carey said. “I have retained several lawyers in case some hot-shot prosecutor decides to press charges.”
If Everyone Cared like Carey, the world would be raising millions. And that’s certainly true because while the Nickelback marathon takes place Feb. 16-22, two days into the challenge it has already crossed its goal and raised more than $17,000.
Regardless of whether Nickelback makes good music or not, listening to them is certainly making this guy a Rockstar who is at least trying to make the world a better place, despite some questionably bad music.
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