Sleep Easy: Clickhole Bought Bob Dylan the $1500 Bed He Always Needed
Can you get someone a $1,500 dollar gift and still be trolling them at the same time?
Bob Dylan will have to mull that one over, or at least the folks who gather mail at Columbia Records will. Thanks to an absurd Clickhole crowdfunding campaign, 156 randos around the Internet raised $1,555 to buy Dylan a Sleep Number adjustable bed.
"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," Clickhole's GoFundMe page reads, repeatedly referring to Dylan as "The Man in the Hat." "If you have ever listened to any of Bob's music, you owe it to him to donate to this wonderful cause. Let's show him that he is not forgotten, but rather loved and feared."
The 156 fundraisers feared Dylan so much they actually went over the $1,360 goal, providing an extra $195 to spend on a "beautiful Bob Dylan duvet cover." The whole package was sent to Columbia Records' New York office, care of Mr. Dylan.
Aside from the satisfaction of buying Robert Allen Zimmerman a new bed, donators were promised some pretty nifty incentives: $40 and get a "drawing of what Bob Dylan might look like in the bed," $100 to get whispered the entire Dylan discography via phone call, and $500 for exclusive ownership of the Twitter account @BobDylan4990.
Of course, the GoFundMe page attracted some gloriously outraged comments, like this one from user Toby Arends, who just wasn't having it:
"You idiots do know that Bob Dylan is worth millions, right? He can probably afford his own fricking bed. Donate your money to someone who actually needs it."
Why Dylan and a bed? Maybe it has something to do with this: