Monday, October 24, 2011

'What If He Died in There? That'd Be Awesome': A Cost/Benefit Analysis Of Living In Cicero's Window For A Week

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 11:45 AM

In the window, strange things happen in seven days.
  • In the window, strange things happen in seven days.

You know how you'll be sitting around with your friends or coworkers and someone will have some crazy idea like, "Hey, let's see what happens if Kenny lives in the window for a week," and you'll all laugh and ultimately do something less ridiculous? Well, Cicero's publicist Kenny Snarzyk not interested in anything "less ridiculous."

From October 3rd through October 9th, Snarzyk lived in the cozy fishbowl that is Cicero's back window, raising money for the Lift For Life music school. So, how'd it go? "We raised over $2,000 in cash and instruments," says Snarzyk. "I waited by the door the last half hour on Sunday, and as soon as 9 p.m. hit, I took my trash to the dumpster, got in my truck and left."

Over the course of the week, Snarzyk conducted beer school, hosted a series of interviews (one of which he conduced with me -- you can watch it here if you're so inclined) and maintained a running journal, which, in retrospect, is probably our favorite part of the whole thing. Observe:

Day Four, 2:01 p.m. "What if he fuckin' died in there? That'd be awesome." Not as awesome as your Notre Dame Fighting Irish hat and blue jean shorts, big guy.

Day Seven, 10:14 a.m. Tom Quach (of Harkonin) and his lovely family just made a huge contribution. They donated tons of music equipment. Who says metal is all evil and darkness?

Day Seven, 12:01 p.m. OOOOOOH THAT SMELL

Much more where that came from, obviously. Snarzyk agreed to wear Depends adult diapers for a day if they raised $600 -- they got there by the fourth day.

The Lift For Life donation tally. - IMAGE VIA
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  • The Lift For Life donation tally.

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