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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Half-Remembered Local Rock Star Steve Harwell (of Smash Mouth) Promises to Eat Two Dozen Eggs in Public for Fame

Posted By on Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 9:36 AM

click to enlarge Steve Harwell, tall and the center, pre-egg-eating.
  • Steve Harwell, tall and the center, pre-egg-eating.

In in today's "file under disgusting":

Dared by Internet trolls earlier this year to consume two dozen chicken eggs, Steve Harwell -- singer of a once-briefly-cared-about San Jose band called Smash Mouth -- agreed. But only on the condition that all the eggs were emblazoned with the lines "Hey now, you're an all star!" and $10,000 was raised for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. (Oh sorry, we made up the first part.)

Well, Internet trolls are obsessive, the goal was met in less than a week, and Harwell laid plans to eat 24 eggs. Because the whole thing was apparently not nauseating enough, TV food personality Guy Fieri (he of spiky hair and Santa Rosa barbecue-sushi operation Tex Wasabi's) has agreed to cook them for Harwell at his East Bay restaurant, which is called (speaking of something awful) Johnny Garlic's.

Now, Harwell can eat his eggs prepared anyway he likes them, all for the entertainment of the Something Awful crowd and the benefit of a hospital and the fame enrichment of that annoying diner-loving guy. (Nothing against diners, but everything against Guy Fieri.)

click to enlarge We're just going to assume it's obvious why we don't like Guy Fieri
  • We're just going to assume it's obvious why we don't like Guy Fieri

This icky spectacle will go down on October 10, at Fieri's restaurant in the East Bay suburb of Dublin. They're still raising money for the hospital online, too -- which is the only thing about this whole operation that doesn't make us feel like vomiting.

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