In a move that rivals the plot of most primetime TV shows, Seattle resident James Burns (or as us nerds refer to him – Mr. Burns) has offered Weezer 10 million dollars (raised mainly through fan donations) to breakup and is currently . Burns explains his move in a post on the fundraiser’s official site:
I have never been a fan of this band. I think that they are pretty much horrible, and always have been. Even in the early 90’s.But this isn’t about me. This is about the Weezer fans. They are our brothers and sisters, our friends, our lovers.Every year, Rivers Cuomo swears that he’s changed, and that their new album is the best thing that he’s done since “Pinkerton,” and what happens? Another pile of crap like “Beverly Hills” or “I’m Your Daddy.”This is an abusive relationship, and it needs to stop now.I am tired of my friends being disappointed year after year.I am tired of endless whimsical cutesy album covers and music videos.I’m sick of hearing about whatever this terrible (and yes, even if you like the early stuff, you should be able to admit that they are wretched now) excuse for a band is up to these days.If all 852,000 of you (really?) who bought “Pinkerton” pitch in $12, we will meet our goal.I beg you, Weezer. Take our money and disappear.