There’s countless crowdsourcing campaigns, many of which are for a good cause, but few will undoubtedly have the impact than the one ClickHole recently launched. The Onion’s Buzzfeed-insired satire site recently raised $1,555 in order to purchase a Sleep Number® air mattress for Bob Dylan.
As Clickhole’s GoFundMe page explains:
“For over 50 years, Bob Dylan has been one of the most celebrated figures in American music. His songs have redefined genres and given voice to generations, and he has continued to crank out tune after awesome tune well into his winter years. He has given us everything while asking nothing in return, and for that, we think it’s about time that America said ‘thank you’ for all his contributions to our ears and our hearts.
“Hence, we have started this GoFundMe page with the goal of purchasing Bob a brand-new Sleep Number® adjustable bed. This includes a classic c2 Sleep Number® mattress, a sturdy modular base, and an intuitive wireless remote for adjusting the bed’s firmness. With taxes and shipping, the bed will cost $1,359.97. It is expensive, but we believe that this is the least we can do to thank ‘The Man In The Hat’ for his service to the American people.”
The mattress, along with a personalized remote control and Bob Dylan-themed duvet cover, was delivered this morning to Columbia Records’ headquarters in New York City. Here’s to a good night’s sleep, Bob!