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The Word: The anti-Nickelback set now has a crowdfunding campaign

(Photo by Jaco Marais/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images) (Photo by Jaco Marais/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Who says the Internet can't be used as a force for good? A British man has launched an online crowdfunding campaign with the express purpose of keeping Nickelback from performing in the city of London. Craig Mandell has set a goal of $1,000, with all contributed funds going to charity, to show the band's management just how much Londoners don't want them around. For each $1 donation, he will send Nickelback's management an email "kindly requesting that they do not play in London, England, for the foreseeable future." A $5 donation gets a "slightly more forceful email," and $10 earns an email "full of explicit phrases and lots of capital letters and maybe even a rude emoticon or two."

But for donors really serious about getting their point across, nothing beats the $50 donation level: "Your donation will result in an email to Nickelback with an attached mp3 of Nickelback's music," Mandell writes. "This way, the band will hear their own music and likely retire immediately, thereby ensuring the success of our campaign." Do your part, folks. The citizens of London will thank you.


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