Enter Charity Bribes, the work of ad copywriters Chris Baker and William Spencer, a site that is exactly what it sounds like. Celebrities (who are not in on the joke) are bribed to do crazy things by fans, who send x-amount of money to a chosen charity. Should the celebrity in question agree to the task, that money is donated; otherwise, no one is charged. At time of writing, 64 people have pledged to get Larry David to start giving us 140-character zingers on Twitter with nearly $7,000 for the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Here are a few of the other popular charity drive proposals open for voting on Charity Bribes:
- Get Conan O’Brien to wear an eyepatch and turtleneck on air (must also be smoking a pipe) during an interview. When asked about it, he must respond, "I don’t want to talk about it." (Benefits Autism Speaks)
- Morgan Freeman spends an afternoon narrating user-submitted YouTube animal videos. (Benefits the Red Cross) (This one might be a favorite.)
- Get Garth Brooks to remake Sapients’ "My Grind Is Tech." (Benefits the Parkinsons Center of Oregon)
- Get Celine Dion to sing "I Want Your Sex" by George Michael. (Benefits Cystic Fibrosis Quebec)
- Get the cast of The Wonder Years to reenact a famous scene. (Benefits United Way of New York)
And what bribe would Baker and Spencer propose? Baker told the L.A. Times he’d bribe David Lynch to explain Mulholland Drive to him. A solved mystery and money for charity? Sounds good.