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Danny Gokey + The Flu + Anti-Truancy + Bleach

February 1, 2010

I would love to meet the marketing geniuses(?) responsible for Clorox and SchoolTube.com’s public outreach promotion — I Don’t Wanna Miss…

Basically, if you don’t get the flu and you drink bleach, Danny Gokey will come and teach a music class at your school. Or maybe you drink the bleach after the class. It’s all very complicated. Or maybe its okay if you get the flu, you just have to make a music video about it. Or you make a video about how you don’t want to miss drinking bleach if Danny Gokey comes to your school. Like I said, it’s all very complicated, although I’m sure its for a very good cause, you know, stay healthy and don’t miss school; or don’t feign the pig flu just to stay at home and watch The Noggin or something. And since bleach helps sanitize things…and remove stains…yup. It all make sense.

What would your kids miss if they were home sick with the flu?

The Clorox Company and former American Idol finalist Danny Gokey want to know.

To help educate about flu prevention, particularly with the dual risks of seasonal flu and H1N1, Clorox and and Danny Gokey have teamed up to launch “I Don’t Want to Miss…,” a national safety campaign aimed at involving teens and their teachers in flu prevention.

In its second year, the campaign features a contest that invites school musical groups, such as choirs and glee clubs, to create a video performance of a song written by Berklee College of Music student Will Wells on what they do not want to miss out on if they were home sick and why prevention is important.

The winning school gets a music class led by Gokey.

No matter what, it is worth it to go for a win. For each entry submitted, The Clorox Company will donate $100–or up to $10,000–to the Sophia’s Heart Foundation, a charity Gokey founded in honor of his late wife Sophia, who died tragically young of a heart condition. The organization is dedicated to helping children achieve academic and musical success.

To learn more about this contest, as well as flu-prevention tips (such as disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces), please visit the Clorox page on Facebook. For the first 100 groups to submit, the teacher will receive a wellness care package from The Clorox Company.

So I bet you’re all wondering what happens if you don’t win. Come on now, everybody’s a winner. The teams who finish in first through fourth places will each receive a framed, autographed photo of Danny Gokey. (Yes, yes. THAT Danny Gokey. The one who is currently on a private jet.) I wonder if you can drink your bleach from a pimp cup? Oh, silly me. I keep getting ahead of myself.

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28 Comments leave one →
  1. Burgundy LaRue permalink
    February 2, 2010 3:44 pm

    I’m still using bleach injections in hopes of clearing my mind of that image of Gokey grabbing Allison with cake frosting flying everywhere. *shudders*

  2. the tard king permalink
    February 2, 2010 1:56 am

    Well, everytime I see him, he makes me want to drink bleach, so there’s that.

  3. bittercakes permalink
    February 2, 2010 1:34 am

    The Aerosmith connection is tragique.

    It was nice of Clorox to bleach out their ears in an attempt to remove the lingering stain of ‘Scream On’. Cleansing. Give the man a second chance. That’s kinda cool.

    But then to reference “Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing”?

    No. No. No!

  4. Verbally Dyslexic permalink
    February 2, 2010 12:31 am

    The people from Clorox obviously have been affected by the amount of toxic fumes they inhale on a regular basis. I don’t see any other explanation for why they think this collaboration is anywhere close to a good idea.

    I already feel bad for the school that’s going to win the music class. Gokey coming to their school should be the one perfect reason to miss it!

  5. Sherena permalink
    February 2, 2010 12:10 am

    Oh heavens his pasty smug little face

  6. LeighKat permalink
    February 1, 2010 11:55 pm

    and just when I thought I was rid of him and his wretched heart hand signals, you post this. Why TI WHY?!

  7. Mylifeback permalink
    February 1, 2010 11:53 pm

    oh.

  8. kimberly permalink
    February 1, 2010 11:52 pm

    My hotel is wall 2 wall w/the office building next door-I went 2 use the bathroom pulled my pants down, 2 c people starring @ me*humiliated*
    4:35 PM Jan 28th from web

    This tweet speaks volumes about Danny Gokey.

    • margie permalink
      February 1, 2010 11:54 pm

      Kimberly don’t be hating on my dream man!! 🙂 Seriously this guy is a total douchebag. He looks slimy and up to no good.

    • TopIdol permalink
      February 2, 2010 12:02 am

      Guess that’s how he landed the private jet. Couldn’t have any inflight incidents.

      • margie permalink
        February 2, 2010 12:09 am

        I want to punch him in the face to wipe that smirk off. He just oozes slimeball. I do not think he is sincere in anything.

  9. deez permalink
    February 1, 2010 10:47 pm

    Oh, the smug heart-hand pic should be submitted into our hideous avatar game! If only we could find one of Tebow and Gokey together.

  10. pattyluponey permalink
    February 1, 2010 10:45 pm

    I’m really not sure what any of this means, or that Gokey is qualified to teach a music class…

    But I’m happy to agree he is still a douchebag…and one who apparently has no worry about his carbon footprint. (private jet, whatever)

  11. freedavidcook permalink
    February 1, 2010 10:14 pm

    Bleach fumes are so toxic and harmful, just like Gokey’s music, but not as bad as Adam Lambert’s fashion choices.

  12. 8sourcandy permalink
    February 1, 2010 9:58 pm

    If Danny Gokey were a household cleanser he would be bleach. It is the most boring of all cleaning products.

    • abu permalink
      February 1, 2010 10:10 pm

      … but very versatile. I meant the bleach not Gokey. What I should have said was[i]and they are both caustic.[/i]

  13. calico permalink
    February 1, 2010 9:54 pm

    His chin looks like a bagel.

    • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
      February 2, 2010 12:01 am

      How dare you.

      I like bagels. 😦

  14. Lauren permalink
    February 1, 2010 9:25 pm

    I. Don’t. Get. It.

    • deez permalink
      February 1, 2010 10:45 pm

      I know, why bother with this crap, if the WINNER gets Gokey? I could understand it if the point of the contest was to AVOID Gokey. So really…why bother? I can promise that MY video would S U C K !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        February 1, 2010 10:53 pm

        We should make a video and create some bogus charter school and some lame heart wrenching story to go along with it. Then when we win…

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