A lot of weird stuff going on over here.
One week ago, we all heard about Henry Gribbohm, the New Hampshire man who lost his $2,600 life savings trying to win an X-Box in a (possibly rigged) carnival game, then ended up with a giant stuffed banana with dreadlocks as a consolation prize.
Upon hearing his absurd story, we at CollegeHumor declared that if this post got over 26,000 Facebook Likes, we would purchase the dreadlocks banana back from him for $2,600, and if the post topped 30,000 Likes, we’d also throw in the X-Box Kinect he was originally trying to win. Well, thanks to your incredible efforts (of being like “that’s kind of funny I guess” and clicking a box), we blew past our 30,000 Likes goal, and this weekend, our own Streeter Seidell drove up to New England to meet Mr. Gribholm in person and make good on our promise.
"All we need is for 26,000 people to like this post."
Click to help #SaveBananaman!
Update: We’re almost half way there!
If you haven’t heard of Henry Gribbohm, he’s the New Hampshire man who lost his $2,600 life savings trying to win an X-Box at a (potentially rigged) carnival game. Henry did take home a consolation prize: A giant stuffed banana with dreadlocks.
We here at CollegeHumor were so touched by this story – and also, we really want that giant banana with dreadlocks – that we’ve decided to launch a campaign to buy back Henry’s banana for the exact cost of the life savings he lost. Here’s Streeter to explain.