Luke Menard, The Macbook Mystery and some Michael Johns
Luke Menard has sent up a PayPal account at the urging of David Cook and Michael Johns.
From Menard’s latest blog post:
A few days ago I received a call from David Cook and Michael Johns. They said they held up signs at a recent concert that said “Give back to Luke Menard.” I was very surprised and pleased that they are so willing to help out. They seemed more excited on the phone that they were going to really make a difference. Michael Johns said, “Man, you need to set up a paypal account now!” He said that several of their fans were asking how to donate to us and that they were all asking for this info. Well….here it is.
Menard’s grandmother also passed away recently. She was diagnosed with cancer only two weeks after Menard discovered he had a malignant tumor. While TopIdol is full of snark and bitchiness, we really feel bad for the guy and think its incredible that he is keeping a positive attitude in light of such downright crappy things happening. While he did sing Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go) in front of millions of viewers, that’s no reason for anyone to get cancer!
MORE LAPTOP MADNESS — DUDE! You’re NOT getting a Dell!
Yes, Johns’ fan group, Michael Johns Online DID buy him a laptop. Here is the video. You kind of have to listen carefully because of the background noise and the well, uh, the woman filming. You’ll see what I mean…
Since we’re talking about Macbooks again…
This is an excerpt of an email received over at VFTW:
Mac gave all top 10 Idols a computer. JASON SAID HE HAD A NEW DELL, DIDN’T NEED IT AND DIDN’T ACCEPT IT. Sherry is the Mac rep who arranged the first computer. She heard Jason’s fired so got him one.
And here is a post from another Castro fan board:
Not that it will matter but here is the deal on the “computer”
Mac gave all top 10 Idols a computer. Jason said he had the new dell and didn’t need it. Sherry is the Mac rep who arranged the first computer. She heard Jason’s fired so got him one.
So Sherry is not a fan but a rep for MacIntosh. The only possible bone of contention is Jason’s Mac is a grade or two above the original Mac’s given to the other 9 Idols..
This is what I have been told by a reliable source.
If all the Idols got a computer, how come Michael Johns have one? But I thought Apple didn’t give the Idols their very own Macbooks? Did they? But wait…they all got Macbooks and now Stoner J has a better one and the other Idols are jealous?
This is one of the stupidest things I have ever heard. (And yes, ridiculous, which is why I’ve made a few posts about it.)
I’m not saying anything against any contestant, or fan group, but the whole thing is a bit fishy. Too many different stories going on, ya know? It still boggles my mind that none of these people would not have received Macbooks from one of Idol’s most-visible sponsors. So Apple did another MAJOR release since the show ended? I don’t recall that happening.
Maybe next year on the show, we can see the contestants receive Macbooks and iPhones!
While I don’t necessarily agree with buying these contestants expensive gifts like video cameras, laptops, Wii systems, et al these fan groups will do it anyway.
I recently heard something about a contingency of Soul Patrolers buying Taylor Hicks a sofa. He returned the sofa. Maybe he was weirded out. Maybe it didn’t go with his rug. Maybe it never happened. I have no idea. However, nothing really shocks me anymore after learning about all of this Idol fan crap.
I miss the days when horny women just gave their panties, like at Tom Jones concerts. I saw a woman in a wheelchair give Jones her panties back in 2003. That’s a memory I will treasure for the rest of my life.
In any case, Michael Johns Online is now doing its part to help out Luke Menard. They also seem to donate these group gifts from “Michael Johns Online”, not calling out individual names when doing so.
OK here’s the deal. I wanted to wait a little while but I am busting to tell you guys what we are going to do as a fundraiser for Luke.
Michael is going to donate articles of clothing, etc. to be auctioned off. All money will go to Luke. I have requested a couple of famous tshirts and possibly one of his scarves, the ascot, just whatever he wants to donate I’ll take!
Of course this is going to take some planning and organizing. It’s not something that can be rushed. I want to shoot for his birthday as someone on here suggested. Maybe a week long celebration here on the site. There are lots of details to work out.
Please donate to Luke now if you are able too. This will be a separate fundraiser in addition to your individual donations that will be made straight to Luke’s paypal or mailing address.
So what do you think? Good idea or not?
Giving a a few bucks to charity or to a dude with cancer is a good idea — even if he did cover Wham 🙂