Have you ever been on a crowd-funding site such as Kickstarter or IndieGoGo and wondered who the heck would contribute to certain projects? Sure, there are the ever popular ones such as the Pebble or Ouya, but then you get things like a modest request for Faery art publishing…
Now, I by no means am encouraging bullying. I’m incredibly happy that we have resources that can help with even the most modest of projects. But that doesn’t change the fact that some of these are either inherently hilarious or have some funny points for persuasion. If you find any of the following funny and get a giggle, consider donating to their project!
Cat Poncho. No, really.
Do you ever sit and think “Darn, I wish I had a poncho with cats on it, and a matching one for my cat!” You don’t? Oh.. Well apparently several people have! You may not love cats, but you have to agree that for a modest request of $1,000- the video and photography were well managed. This might actually be a project ridiculous enough to succeed long term, post-funding.
Treasure in Heaven– your very own board game that feels like purgatory!
Alright, I’ll tone down the sass. This really could be vaguely fun to play, for the right family. My absolute favorite part about their campaign? The list of who would enjoy it:
Sometimes you have to wonder if the people creating campaigns are just grasping at air… “Old people just like it’ is hardly a convincing argument. I didn’t know you lost your sense of taste and opinions once you’re ‘old’.
Want to help a young, budding filmmaker? Kickstarter is the place for you. You will find tons of campaigns for film projects. While this story does sound somewhat interesting, you have to wonder why someone who wants to make a movie didn’t make a short video for the campaign… unless he’s planning on drawing it all. As someone who dabbles with intentionally misspelling words (black pot, I am it) I feel like the creator should have had the confidence to use the proper spelling. Polished = “I’ll trust this person with my funding.” Un-polished and hand written sign = ‘I’m not sure ’bout you…”
And rounding out with more cats…
The Happy Kitty DVD
As a new cat owner, you could say that I could be suckered into buying just about anything. Ooh, new treats? GIVE ME. A bow tie? DUH. But let’s get real…. cats don’t need a dvd to watch all day while you’re at work. And it doesn’t need to cost $10k. A window will work just fine. I just wish they included their ready-made commercial!
As you can tell, not all project pitches are created equal. Just compare those of funded projects to those that seem… well.. modest. That’s enough pseudo-bullying for today. Keep on the lookout for hilarious projects, and pass on the wealth if they make you giggle.