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Help me to weigh 311 pounds (Suspended)

I currently weigh 159 pounds. As a tribute to my favorite band, 311, I want to gain 152 pounds so that my body weight is 311 lbs.

Help me to weigh 311 pounds (Suspended)

I currently weigh 159 pounds. As a tribute to my favorite band, 311, I want to gain 152 pounds so that my body weight is 311 lbs.

$3
pledged of $311,000pledged of $311,000 goal
2
backers
Funding Suspended
Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter about 3 years ago

About

The Road to 311 Pounds

My name is David Mack, and I am a music lover who lives in Chicago, IL. I currently weigh 159 pounds. My favorite band of all time is 311, an alt rock/reggae rock group from Omaha, Nebraska. As a way to pay tribute to this great rock and roll band, and to celebrate the personal impact they have had on my life, I would like to gain 152 pounds so that my body weighs exactly 311 pounds (a reference to the band's name).

To sweeten the deal, I am going to attempt to gain all of this weight in 311 hours (another reference to the name of the band), which is approximately 13 days. Based on my calculations, the amount of food I need to consume to hit 311 pounds in 311 hours will cost roughly $311,000.

The Goal

When I reach my target weight, I am going to send 311 a video of me on my bathroom scale, weighing in at exactly 311 pounds, and smiling a lot. I am confident that when they see this, it will bring great joy to band members Nick Hexum, Doug "SA" Martinez, Aaron "P-Nut" Wills, Tim Mahoney, and Chad Sexton.

While many fans get tattoos of their favorite bands, to my knowledge, this type of weight gain effort is an unprecedented way to pay tribute to a musical group. This is a feat that has never been done before. I am excited to celebrate and honor the rich artistic legacy of one of America's greatest music groups, 311, with my amazing personal transformation.

Please join me in being a part of music history.

Campaign Details

The funds raised through this campaign will pay for the food that I will consume in order to reach my target weight of 311 pounds. I am open to suggestions, but currently, some of my ideas for food items with high caloric density include:

  • Large pizza 
  • Fried food in a box or bucket 
  • Salad dressing (drinking it without any salad) 
  • Eggs Benedict 
  • Chocolate milkshake with peanut butter added into the blender 
  • Potato salad 
  • Almond Joy (king size) 
  • Whole milk 
  • M&M cookie ice cream sandwich from the gas station across the street from my apartment
  • Movie theatre popcorn
  • Bacon (nice!! lol!!!!)
  • Loaf of bread
  • "Bloomin' Onion" purchased from a man at a county fair
  • Spinach-artichoke dip (heated) 

Risks and challenges

There are no challenges or risks that I foresee with this project.

After I gain 152 pounds in 311 hours, I guess the only real challenge will be trying to contain my excitement as I think about how happy 311 will be when they see the results.

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    Food item named after you

    During the eating process, I will name something I eat after you. For instance, if your name is "Ryan L." I will get a noodle on my fork and say to myself "THIS noodle is named 'Ryan L.'" I will then probably say something clever or quippy like "Order up!" or "Bon appétit!" before biting into it.

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    Photoshop simulation

    Before I start eating, I will try to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop in order to make a photographic simulation of what I will look like at 311 pounds. I have no experience using this software, but there are many tutorials online. I will email this image to you as a .png or a .jpeg file, which you can use as wallpaper on your desktop or mobile device.

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    311 parody song of your choice

    One cool thing about me is that I am an accomplished parody songwriter. My work includes the songs "Don't Stop (Thinkin' About Chicago)" which is a parody of Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" (listen here: https://goo.gl/9TTbxl), and "What if Dog Was One of Us," a parody of Joan Osborne's "What if God Was One of Us" (listen here: https://goo.gl/A5Gdvm),

    At this pledge level, you will pick your favorite 311 song, and I will record a spoof version of it.

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