Back on June 3, one man on Twitter started what would soon become an internet phenomenon when he tweeted at the legendary alternative-rock group Smash Mouth (best known for their work on the soundtrack of Shrek and their brief appearance in Rat Race) offering the lead singer, Steve Harwell, $20 to eat 24 eggs. Yesterday, the band accepted the challenge, and in 24 hours, they have raised nearly $6,000 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
This all started when Johnny ‘docevil’ Titanium, a contributor to SomethingAwful.com, wrote a message to Smash Mouth:
Within hours, Titanium’s cause had exploded into a Twitter sensation with more than $2,000 pledged:
On July 5, Smash Mouth accepted the challenge and created a causes page:
Now, it’s just a matter of time before this:
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 6, 2011