One of my favorite podcasts is the RELEVANT podcast. They are consistently funny and have some really good interviews. One of the hosts, Jesse Carey, brings some particularly interesting bits to the “Slices” segment, such as a guy who binge-watched Dawson's Creek for charity.
A discussion began about what challenge Jesse would do for charity. The listeners were polled for serious suggestions and they recently selected . . . listening to nothing but the entire Nickelback catalogue on a loop for one week.
The cause they’re raising money for is Charity:Water which provides clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. One of the things I really like about Charity:Water is that 100% of donations go to water projects; they raise money separately to cover operating costs. They provide photos, information, and GPS coordinates for each project, too.
The initial fundraising goal was $5,000. They nearly reached that goal within two days, though, so it has been increased to $10,000.
The Nickelback challenge is going to take place February 16–22. I encourage you to donate! Click here to donate.
Question: Why 24/7 of Nickelback?
Answer: Because it is the ultimate test of human endurance. I’m willing to put my personal health at risk for the challenge. Obviously, exposure to such a large quantity of Nickelback is very dangerous.
Question: Jesse, have you consulted a doctor?
Answer: Yes, several in fact. They have all said that such an endeavor could result in irreversible damage to my ears, brain, kidneys and soul.
Question: Is listening to this much Nickelback even legal?
Answer: To my understanding, most jurisdictions frown on listening to more than 4 Nickelback songs back-to-back. I have retained several lawyers in case some hot-shot prosecutor decides to press charges.