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#1 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6651 posts) -

Most of you are probably not aware of this, but Steve Harwell, front man of 90's sensation Smash Mouth and composer of all those songs from Shrek, has refused an offer made by the Make a Wish foundation to eat 24 eggs on camera for charity. He hasn't simply declined, he has flat out ignored their request along with the cries of the hundreds of Smash Mouth and charity fans pleading him to do the right thing for no good reason.This kind of behavior is not only rude, it is completely unacceptable.

Thousands of dollars have already been pledged to help save dying children and more is coming in each day from charitable donors around the world, but Smash Mouth still refuses to listen. We are going to have to make them listen.

That is why I would like to ask you, Giantbomb, to help out this great cause and get Steve Harwell to eat 24 eggs on camera to help save dying children.

If you hate dying children but also hate eggs, this also works.

If you would like to help get the word out then here is what you can do: tell everyone you know, reply to Smash Mouth on Twitter, post on their facebook wall, comment on all their youtube videos, and send emails regarding your disappointment in Steve's refusal to help save dying children.

I know if we work together we can help Smash Mouth eat 24 eggs and make the world a better place.

Here is a song a guy wrote about the eggs.

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#2 Posted by CL60 (17117 posts) -

But it's a stupid request that makes absolutely no sense.

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#3 Edited by Lucifer (338 posts) -

I guess they will have to smash his mouth open. 
 
BA-DUM TISH

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#4 Edited by Jams (3043 posts) -

I wouldn't eat anything I didn't want to for charity or anything. Why should he? Why don't the people that are trying to make him eat 24 eggs just give the fucking money? That's what's really selfish. Trying to making some one do something they don't want for Charity sounds like an ends to a fucking means to me.

EDIT: I'd eat 24 eggs....

If they were scrambled and served with bacon.

EDIT 2: and free

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#5 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19300 posts) -

Since you're always bathing in sarcasm, i'm not taking this thread seriously, yet 
 
what fucking kind of request is that anyway? fuck that.

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#6 Posted by DeeGee (2192 posts) -

What the fuck will a man eating eggs on camera do to save dying children?

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#7 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

I wouldn't eat 24 eggs for chairty, thats a pretty tough thing to do, even if they were cooked, I'd never want to see a chicken again!

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#8 Posted by Morien (193 posts) -

While I don't agree with Steve Harwell's decision to not help Make a Wish Foundation, I do respect his freedom of choice. Anyone who has a problem with that should just donate money to Make a Wish and get over it, let the guy live his own life.

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#9 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Let the man do whatever the fuck he wants.
 
Hell, let that charity give those 24 eggs to starving kids instead of wasting them.

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#10 Posted by SlasherMan (1723 posts) -

This makes no sense whatsoever.

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#11 Posted by Venatio (4739 posts) -

What? That's stupid and it's their right to refuse

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#12 Posted by Burzmali (456 posts) -

Maybe the dude doesn't like eggs. I hate sour cream, to the point that it makes me feel a little sick if I so much as touch a dollop of it. If you told me you would give $200,000 to charity if I ate a tub of sour cream, I'd have to pass. Then I'd ask why you're such a jerk that you have $200k lying around, ready to give to charity, and you won't. If I had $200k to spare, I'd give it to charity without thinking about it. I wouldn't make someone do something idiotic before I donated.

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#13 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -

I love how Smash Mouth is now immediately associated to Shrek now

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#14 Posted by Shabs (905 posts) -

Did you make up this story to get people to spam Smash Mouth?

I Googled: "steve harwell eggs make a wish" and this thread is the only relevant thing that comes up.

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#15 Posted by Marz (6095 posts) -

seriously... the person who made the wish should eat 24 eggs.  Just a dumb request.

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#16 Posted by frankxiv (2592 posts) -

smash mouth still exists?

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#17 Posted by GunslingerPanda (5263 posts) -

Why should he?

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#18 Posted by Lemmycaution217 (1805 posts) -

@Yanngc33 said:

I love how Smash Mouth is now immediately associated to Shrek now

I know, right? I remember when they were still a ska punk band.

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#19 Posted by valrog (3741 posts) -
@DeeGee said:

What the fuck will a man eating eggs on camera do to save dying children?

My thoughts exactly. What kind of an idiot came up with that?
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#20 Posted by sixpin (1345 posts) -

That is the dumbest thing I've heard today. Why force a man into eating 24 eggs when he clearly doesn't want to? Why not ask him if he'd do something else? That's over 5,000mg of cholesterol and over 1,700 Calories! Are they trying to kill him? I love eggs, but I wouldn't do that either.

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#21 Posted by matoya (775 posts) -

Why? 
 
You can't make someone do something they don't want to, and shouldn't stigmatise someone for living their lives how they pick

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#22 Posted by Red12b (9362 posts) -
@CL60 said:
But it's a stupid request that makes absolutely no sense.
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#23 Edited by MayorFeedback (685 posts) -

EAT THE EGGS

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#24 Posted by CookieMonster (2542 posts) -
@Red12b said:
@CL60 said:
But it's a stupid request that makes absolutely no sense.
Yeah, that and any normal person would probably be sick after eating 5 or more eggs.
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#25 Posted by jacksukeru (6752 posts) -

I'd eat 24 eggs if they were all taken from starving children.

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#26 Posted by ProfessorEss (7961 posts) -

I think it's even ruder to volunteer someone else to do something for charity, and ruder still to imply that that person is being rude after declining the offer that they so rudely volunteered for him to do for them. 
 
...and then using dying children as the tent post of their argument is just icing on the cake. 

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#27 Posted by Trilogy (3193 posts) -

I'm just going to assume this is a joke. That way my head won't explode.

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#28 Posted by mfpantst (2659 posts) -

nothing fucking makes sense anymore.

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#29 Posted by Aperture_Science (23 posts) -

also Make a Wish foundation don't save dying children (despite at least 4 mentions), just help severely & terminally ill children's wishes come true.

it's okay to check your facts if your not recording a podcast

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#30 Posted by luce (4056 posts) -

What ever happened to just donating money? 

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#31 Posted by GoofyGoober (941 posts) -

Lol that is stupid as hell. Why would they get him to eat 24 eggs....to save dying children, this makes no sense what so ever.

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#32 Posted by MideonNViscera (2269 posts) -

I fucking hate Smash Mouth. However, it's not his fault he was put in this incredibly stupid situation.

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#33 Edited by MayorFeedback (685 posts) -

God, this thread is the best.

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#34 Posted by GoodKn1ght (522 posts) -

So if smash mouth eats 24 eggs, the make a wish foundation will donate money? I'm confused on where exactly the money is coming from...

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#35 Posted by time allen (2329 posts) -
@GoodKn1ght said:

So if smash mouth eats 24 eggs, the make a wish foundation will donate money? I'm confused on where exactly the money is coming from...

eggs eaten > revenue > total sales x number of fans > no more starvation 
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#36 Posted by FEnergyLegs (64 posts) -

Wow, I didn't know so much of Giantbomb hates charity. If SmashMouth doesn't go through it isn't only their fault that children die, it is also yours.

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#37 Posted by deactivated-5ba16609964d9 (3361 posts) -
@sixpin said:

That is the dumbest thing I've heard today. Why force a man into eating 24 eggs when he clearly doesn't want to? Why not ask him if he'd do something else? That's over 5,000mg of cholesterol and over 1,700 Calories! Are they trying to kill him? I love eggs, but I wouldn't do that either.

The guy who started the challenge stated that the lead singer from Smash Mouth could eat just 24 egg whites served  in any manner he pleases.  This isn't Cool Hand Luke.  
If it were me and I was part of a 90's pop band I would eat a 24 egg white omelet with spinach, onions, peppers, and mushrooms. Won't somebody please think of the children?
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#38 Edited by MisterMouse (3608 posts) -

I wonder what his reasoning behind not wanting to do it is. 
 
Also don't take this the wrong way but I feel like these requests from this group turn out to be more demands of whomever they are asking. It is a weird situation...

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#39 Posted by Deusx (1943 posts) -
@Lucifer said:
I guess they will have to smash his mouth open. 
 
BA-DUM TISH
Nice... also Why not asking him to make a song or something like that... Eating 24 eggs just seems stupid.
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#40 Posted by dungbootle (2502 posts) -

Don't know how I feel about this.

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#41 Posted by ReyGitano (2494 posts) -

I like eggs, but I don't like them that much. The task seems ridiculous.

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#42 Edited by Three0neFive (2446 posts) -

Fuck that shit.
 
People shouldn't be guilted into charity. He doesn't owe jack shit to anyone, and he's under no obligation to waste his time like that. Why do people feel like they should be compensated for donating to charity - if anything, that makes them selfish.
 

@FEnergyLegs

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Wow, I didn't know so much of Giantbomb hates charity. If SmashMouth doesn't go through it isn't only their fault that children die, it is also yours.


Oh fuck off. If you want to donate to charity, go ahead- just don't expect anything in return. Nothing's stopping these people from donating the money and saving lives except their selfish desire to see some famous guy humiliated.
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#43 Posted by BrainSpecialist (575 posts) -

What I find odd is that someone wouldn't give thousands of dollars to charity unless Smash Mouth ate 24 eggs.

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#44 Posted by deactivated-5ba16609964d9 (3361 posts) -
@Three0neFive:  Are you the lead singer of Smashmouth?
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#45 Posted by Jace (1154 posts) -

Wow, just wow. That would be like someone telling me, "If you can't eat these 15 hotdogs to save a child, you're a bad person."

Fuck You.

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#46 Posted by GoodKn1ght (522 posts) -

@Toms115: Actually it seems people are just pledgingmoney. Also this is stupid what is this guys problem, he really wants them to eat eggs....

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#47 Posted by coakroach (2498 posts) -
Fuck Smash Mouth. Fuck that dumb ass way to raise money. Fuck you for giving those people attention. Fuck.
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#48 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

This is dumb as shit, maybe if they wanted to do something more meaningful than have a guy eat 24 eggs on camera, but that is just stupid.  I don't really blame the guy.  He might even fucking hate eggs.

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#49 Posted by SuperSambo (3158 posts) -

What is this?

Im on the side of the singer, why should he have to eat 24 eggs?

(If this is a joke thread then...)

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#50 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -
@Three0neFive said:
Fuck that shit.
 
People shouldn't be guilted into charity. He doesn't owe jack shit to anyone, and he's under no obligation to waste his time like that. Why do people feel like they should be compensated for donating to charity - if anything, that makes them selfish.
 
said:

Wow, I didn't know so much of Giantbomb hates charity. If SmashMouth doesn't go through it isn't only their fault that children die, it is also yours.

Oh fuck off. If you want to donate to charity, go ahead- just don't expect anything in return. Nothing's stopping these people from donating the money and saving lives except their selfish desire to see some famous guy humiliated.
Exactly my thoughts on this.