2 Grams For $40

2 Grams For $40

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Added Apr 25, 2013 at 11:59PM EDT by Derpy Vaz.

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On April 24th, 2013, Canadian comedian Nathan Fielder[1] tweeted a proposal for an experiment instructing his followers to text message their parents “got 2 grams for $40," immediately follow up with a second text asking them to ignore it and tweet a screnshot of their response. The comedian later explained that he devised the idea with the help of Michael Koman[7], the co-creator of Fielder’s Comedy Central television show Nathan For You. Within two days, the tweet had been retweeted more than 4,100 times and favorited more than 2,000 times.

Fielder's Twitter Experiments

In the weeks leading up to the "2 grams for $40" experiment, Fielder attempted to launch similar pranks on parents via Twitter on at least two occasions; his first idea[13], tweeted on April 13th, 2013, instructed his followers to simply e-mail the word "help" to their parents, followed by another proposal,[14] tweeted on April 20th, asking people to message their fathers inquiring about the quality of condoms purchased at a dollar store. Both of Fielder's prior experiments were met by at least a dozen responses. (shown below)

Il Verizon 3G 9:55 PM Father Edit Messages Call Face Time Contact iMessage Apr 13, 2013, 9:54 PM HELP Delivered Figure your own damn problems out, your mother and I are on vacation. Be home by 11 o iMessage Send 炽ゾ毒卵 Dad Will dollar store condoms work the same as regular brands? Sent: 7:16pm I would strongly suggest against it. Many of the things in dollar stores are expired. When latex is expired it is more brittle 7:18pm CBa: Buy a dozen of them at once decent quality, and put them on the 4 credit card. 7:18pm Discount rubbers and discount sushi are about the same. Just say no. Either can make you sick 7:22pm CBL. Compose message Send

Notable Developments

April 24th: Twitter Responses

Five minutes after Fielder’s tweet, a follower by the name of Levi Carstensen responded with a screenshot of the text message he had sent to his mom, noting that his father called him immediately afterwards.

In the following hours, Fielder retweeted dozens of responses from his followers' parents. Also on the 24th, a thread discussing the experiment and its results was posted to the IGNforums[8], but none of the posters actually completed the action.

April 25th: Blog Coverage

On April 25th, Buzzfeed[3] reported on Fielder's Twitter experiment with a compilation of screenshot responses. Throughout the day, the experiment was featured on Deadspin[5], Dangerous Minds[9], the Daily Mail[10], Gawker[4], Uproxx[12], and Splitsider.[11] Additionally, Comedy Central[6] posted a collection of the screenshot responses on its Tumblr blog, where they gained nearly 224,000 notes within a day.

Notable Responses

I.Verizon 3G 7:09 PM @ 57% ) Messages Mom Edit come home earlier. I have a final tomorrow Apr 24, 2013, 5:31 PM That's fine. on my way Apr 24, 2013, 6:47 PM Got 2 grams for $40 Sorry ignore that text. Not for you Apr 24, 2013, 7:06 PM What r u saying Never mind just ignore it. What? IGNORE IT Why did u send that? r u saying that u have money ) for grandmother O Text Message Send a.l. Verizon LTE 6:16 PM 60% Messages Pops Edit Apr 24, 2013, 6:10 PM Got 2 grams for $40 Bj is $30 extra Bj? Grams? What are you selling??? Wrong text. Ignore it dad! You ain't pulling my leg boy! I'm calling you now! ANSWER! My mouth is full... Oh my god. Is this a joke? Dad leave me alone, I didn't mean to text u Delivered I didn't mean to have you! O iMessage Send "ill. T-Mobile 10:51 PM ○ 18% Messages Mom Edit Text Message Apr 24, 2013, 10:14 PM got 2 grams for $40 Sorry ignore that txt. Not for you Apr 24, 2013, 10:50 PM What ur up selling drugs so that u gaduate n jail go ahead u ds a joke rememger to visit fuck up go ahead b awhore becuse d dont have ewhore n this its u b star and lot of tatoes then kill ur self wierdo O Text Message Send
AT&T 7:23 PM @ 0 58% Messages Momma Edn iMessage Apr 24, 2013, 7:21 PM I got 2 grams for $40 Shit my bad wrong person JACOB MIZERIK WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT!?!?!? I got 2 grams of ice cream for $40... IM NOT FUCKING STUPID That's debatable... Read 7:23 PM Say goodbye to college oiMessage Send AT&T 6:34 PM 19% Messages Dad Edit OK Apr 24, 2013, 6:28 PM Got 2 grams for $40 WAIT THAT WASN'T FOR YOU WTF and who TF was it for )anyway'? Nobody So then why did you write it? Grams of what? ...oregano Delivered OiMessage Send 18:40 ④ 40%困 AT&T Messages coming in mall Mom B Edit Apr 24, 2013, 18:37 Got 2 grams for $40 Wrong text my bad Wtf? Ignore- for someone else I hope you're joking Just ignore it Is jeopardy on yet? Read 18:39 Only 6:40 Subject O iMessage Send

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