There are a lot of funny GoFundMe pages that have been created over the years, and this one to try and hangout with Foo Figthers frontman Dave Grohl has to fall under the category of most absurd.
Started by a radio DJ named Frank Pain at the station Rock 108 in Abilene, Tx., Pain hopes to actually get complete strangers to donate and raise $35,000 so his dumb ass can meet, high-five and maybe even bro it out with Grohl.
Here’s the full description from Pain’s extremely optimistic GoFundMe page:
Hi, I’m Frank Pain. I’d like to buy Dave Grohl. Yes, that dude that’s in the Foo Fighters and was in Nirvana.
I’m his biggest fan and figured I can round up enough scratch to purchase him so we can hang out and high five and shit. Heck, I may give him a bro-hug or two as well.
I’m not 100% the amount I’m asking for will buy him. Hell, I’m not even sure if it’s legal to purchase another human being without being some central part of a 20/20 tv special. But, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try, right?
Since everyone has their hands out these days, I thought I’d join the party – primarily because I don’t have that kind of scratch.
If it is indeed illegal to purchase another human (or if Mr. Grohl isn’t a willing purchasee) then I’ll spend the money on beer because Dave seems like the kind of person that would want me to drink beer.
If you donate, I’ll send you a cool text message that includes some emojis that no one understands.
There are three things that really stand out for me here:
- Pain is obsessed with Dave Grohl
- Pain mentions how he wants to “purchase another human being,” which is creepy as fuck
- He thinks that sending a “cool text message that includes some emojis” is a solid way of thanking someone for donating.
As of right now, the GoFundMe page has raised just over $1,200—which wouldn’t even pay for Frank Pain’s bail after he got arrested for, you know, trying to purchase another human being. Geez, dude, just go to a fucking Foo Fighters concert and hope that you’re one of the lucky dudes Dave Grohl brings on stage, at least you won’t come across so strange that way.
OK, OK, at least Pain came out and updated the GoFundMe description to admit it was a joke, but still, takes a sick dude to even take someone’s money for something this stupid.
In short, I did this as a joke – merely to distract everyone from all the divisiveness that’s rampant on social media.
I never thought anyone would donate to this.
Didn’t April Fools already pass?