CNN: When his mother announced she was getting divorced, Florida man Jason Sadler decided that if the family name was going to change, he may as well make a little money off of it. Sadler, of Jacksonville, has sold the rights to his last name for all of 2013 and if the courts approve he’ll soon be known as Jason Headsets.com Sadler sold his surname on his website, buymylastname.com. The winning bid of $45,000 came on December 13. He plans to reinvest the bulk of the cash into ‘fun marketing things’ and ‘give 10 per cent to charity.’ ‘I just saw an opportunity — my mom is going through a divorce and I don’t need this last name anymore,’ Jason Sadler, 30, told CNN. ‘I thought ‘How am I going to find a new last name?’ well ‘Why not just sell it?’ Before his name is legally changed, Sadler must submit fingerprints for a state and national criminal check, pay associated costs for processing, and attend a court date to consider the request and earn a judge’s approval. Once 2013 comes to an end, Sadler is undecided what name he’ll go by.
There was a great philosopher of the 1980's that said the following: 'Everybody's got a price, everybody's gonna pay HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.' Socrates. Plato. Ted Dibiase. Well I that logic applies pretty perfectly to my man Jason Headsets.com here don't you think? I mean I was all set to make fun of this guy until I saw what he made. 45K! Legit two years of blogger salary just to change your last name for a year? Sign me up! I mean how often do you use your last name once you're out of school anyway? Dinner reservations maybe? Tax forms? I mean it's not like this guy is filling out a Scantron on a daily basis. The only other situation I can think of is writing a check but I'm pretty certain I've written out maybe 4 checks* since 2002. Not to mention my parents have been asking me repeatedly to stop using my last name on the air and on this blog anyway so win-win for everyone. So with that said I hereby officially am offering up my naming rights for the rest of 2013. Bidding starts at $50 but I'm willing to be 'Jon $5 Foot Long' for the low low price of a $5 dollar foot long.
*Is there anything more infuriating than being behind someone at a check-out that still writes out checks? Gotta fill in like 4 lines, get out the driver's license to verifty ID, the whole process takes like 2 extra minutes. I'm not saying you're a jerk if you write out a check but at the same time you kind of are.
PS: Love when they asked him what using the money for; he's going to reinvest most of it into fun marketing things and give 10 percent to charity. Fun marketing things=new flat screen and take out every night and charity=human fund.