High School Kid Says $20,000 To Hang Out With Josh Freese For A Week: 'Totally Worth It'

from the who-needs-a-college-education? dept

We'd already mentioned that among Josh Freese's hilarious purchase options, someone had bought the $20,000 option -- though no one was entirely sure who it was. Now it turns out that it was a 19-year-old high schooler in Florida, who claims that spending $20,000 on a week with Josh Freese was "totally worth it." Freese seemed to go out of his way to make it into a great adventure for the kid, having him hang out with a bunch of rockstar friends, beyond just the "required" parts of the $20k option. They did, in fact, play mini-golf, though Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo couldn't make it -- so they made that up by having a pizza party at his house. We're still waiting to see if anyone's going to pony up for the $75,000 option...


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    Tgeigs, Apr 14th, 2009 @ 2:47pm

    Dammit

    You know, I was all ready to get behind this hysterical but insightful take on a business model...but am I the only one who read:

    "it turns out that it was a 19-year-old high schooler in Florida, who claims that spending $20,000 on a week with Josh Freese was "totally worth it.""

    ...and immediately wanted to find this kid and bitch slap him for being a tard? I mean, if a 30 year old does it, okay, he's eccentric. But that damn well better have been that kid's own money or his parents should burn...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 14th, 2009 @ 3:03pm

    Re: Dammit

    Maybe it was a birthday/graduation gift? Everyone is entitled to their opinions but I don't see why it matters if it was his money or his parents.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 14th, 2009 @ 3:10pm

    Re: Dammit

    Josh said in an interview that it the kid has been going through some rough time and he even felt bad for taking that money from him. The kid spent his inheritance. Before you start bitching about things, you should do a bit of research here and there.

     

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    another anonymous, Apr 14th, 2009 @ 4:16pm

    Re: Re: Dammit

    Research? Why? No one should spend $20,000 just to be with someone. They should get a life of their own. If I spent a week with Habitat for Humanity and donated the 20K, I know I'd feel better about myself than if I spent it with a famous person who probably didn't even need the money.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 14th, 2009 @ 4:22pm

    Here's what Josh Freese has had to say about the experience:

    http://www.theninhotline.net/news/index.php#1239608590

     

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    VlogHog, Apr 14th, 2009 @ 4:41pm

    I'd spent $20,000 to spend a day with Adriana Lima or Kim Kardashian. Well, maybe $1500 and dinner.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 14th, 2009 @ 5:50pm

    Re: Re: Re: Dammit

    No, you would have wasted it on a bunch of people that think it is so coooollll to get onto welfare at 18 and live like a piece of sheit.

    Sorry I cannot bring myself to help people that refuse to try to even come close to attempting to help them selves. Now... Before you go all hysterical on me... I have been on welfare for short bursts and gotten off. Last time was when I was between jobs. Now... I was only out of work for about 4 weeks. After I got the job, I got off the tit.

    I am in no way defending the tool of a kid. He is an idiot. But 20k will do more for my family than it would for anyone else I know. Including the homeless people around my office building. They chose their fate as well... not my problem.

     

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    Chuck, Apr 14th, 2009 @ 6:19pm

    What a whore.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 14th, 2009 @ 10:01pm

    WTF, 20k fuck that I would rather spend it on a nice car, or better yet cover all of the other expenses that my scholarship doesn't cover... Further more how does a 19 year old kid have 20k, I had a decent job when I turned 16, it would have taken me 2 years to save 20k and thats not spending a penny on anything...

     

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    Jeremy, Apr 15th, 2009 @ 6:25am

    This is just a response to two people:
    To AA @4:16 pm, its HIS money, let him do whatever he wants with it. I guarantee you, there are a lot of people who would spend $20k to have been able to hang out with the Beatles or another huge band. Yeah, its not exactly the same, but this kid probably likes them more than the Beatles, so let him spend his money however he wants.
    To AC @5:50pm, you're an idiot. Have you ever looked into Habitat? To have people start building you home, you have to spend 2,000 hours building other people's homes. Thats 1 full year of serving other people. It also helps you because after you've spent a year building other people's homes, you now have skills to get a construction job. And, the people aren't just given the house for free. They have to pay for it (granted its much cheaper than buying a new home, but they still pay for it). Of all of the organizations that help poor people, I like Habitat because they don't just give people stuff.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 15th, 2009 @ 8:35am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Dammit

    "Sorry I cannot bring myself to help people that refuse to try to even come close to attempting to help them selves. Now... Before you go all hysterical on me... I have been on welfare for short bursts and gotten off. Last time was when I was between jobs. Now... I was only out of work for about 4 weeks. After I got the job, I got off the tit."


    Why did you CHOOSE to go on welfare, seems pretty lame to me? I have NEVER chosen to take charity from my government, why did you make that choice? My guess is, for the same reason those people you have so much destain for made thiers.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 15th, 2009 @ 8:43am

    Re: Dammit

    I'll admit I think it's concerning, but... -shrugs- Like someone else said, (some) kids spend more than that to buy a car at 16, and at 19 he's an adult in the eyes of the law. yeah, I would think twice about spending that much money on something so transient, but who am I to tell someone else how to spend their money? Maybe Josh was the kid's idol. I'd easily spend $20k to spend a week with my hero.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 15th, 2009 @ 8:47am

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    You'd rather have a car, he'd rather have a week with his idol. -shrugs- Who cares? (20k won't get you a nice car. It'll get you an OK car, but nice cars are 2 or 3 times that.)

    And it doesn't really matter HOW he has $20,000. Maybe he's been saving all his birthday and Christmas money since he was 8. It's his money and he's allowed to do what he wants with it.

     

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    nasch, Apr 15th, 2009 @ 10:46am

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    Totally off topic, but - you can't get a nice new car for $20K. As just one of many counterexamples of used cars... BMW M3

     

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    Tgeigs, Apr 15th, 2009 @ 11:43am

    Re: Re: Dammit

    "I'd easily spend $20k to spend a week with my hero"

    Fair enough, after all, it's your money. I just hope you have a hero that is hero enough to tell you you shouldn't have spent your money that way. Then he'd be MY hero too.

     

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    Pfft, Apr 15th, 2009 @ 7:27pm

    Jeeze...

    I live off the government and I don't feel the least bit of a piece of shit life. I don't need a lot to live the life since most of everything is free. Also I'm putting the governments money to good use rather than them saving it up for gullible expenses with ridiculous reasons on corrupt management. US is a prime example of why the economy there has gone to shits.

     

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    Jeeze idiot, May 14th, 2009 @ 4:27pm

    Jeeze...you don't live off the government you live off us you piece of crap. Anyway, he's 19 and when he grows up he'll probably be thinking why he spent that money. He will
    regret it but he'll still figure he had a good time.

     

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