1. hcandersen said: Kickstarter also has a monetary interest in letting as many projects as possible through, because they take 5% of all the money that comes in through successful projects with none of the responsibility for the fulfillment of those projects. That's a lot of money considering their operating expenses are, let's be honest, pretty negligible.

    exactly

     

  2. Anonymous said: Do you ever think Kickstarter will get quality control?

    No. Kickstarter is kind of like reddit in its belief that allowing literally everything in, as long as it does not infringe copyright or break the law, will naturally lead to the best content floating to the top. This obviously is not the case (see potato salad and the hundreds of wallets over the years for proof), but because Kickstarter is not legally on the hook for any promised rewards, it doesn’t matter to them.

    A more elitist version of Kickstarter that strictly curated great (or at least great-sounding) projects and actually penalized those projects that don’t follow up might be able to develop more cachet and perhaps take a larger cut off the top of each project’s funding. It might also be more sustainable. But it wouldn’t be nearly as profitable.

     

  3. Anonymous said: Do you think with the success of that stupid potato salad kickstarter, there will be a surge of copy cat bullshit kickstarters cropping up soon?

    Hmm.. I don’t think so. I really dont see that happening. But you never knowI suppose anything is possible.

     
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  5. Not two weeks ago I was screaming to my wife about how I had wished there were a nostalgic way to bottle, mix and consume my shakes, liquids, spices and more. Lo and behold I open my inbox to this bad boy, The Protein Mason.

    Now, I know what you’re thinking; “Hey, YKS, so some guy put a spout thing on a mason jar from World Market and called it a day. Why should I give a hot wet shit?”

    Well, I’ll tell you why, you rude iittle pig. This is a nostalgic way to bottle, mix and consume your shakes, liquids, spices and more. 

    Now I know what you’re thinking AGAIN. “That sounds really stupid. I still don’t care.” You’re wrong, asshole. These guys have a prototype. They’ve done testing. It’s a mason jar. It’s a nostalgic way to bottle, mix and consume your shakes, liquids, spices and more! Why are you being such a dick about this?

    "I’m just saying. It seems unnecessary..It seems like these guys are just trying to cash in on the recent surge in cloying pseudo-nostalgic sentimentality and neo-homesteading/DIY thats so hot right now

    Buddy, I have no idea what you’re talking about. Check out these mugs from 7eleven. They kick ass.

    The Protein Mason

     

  6. potato salad

     
  7. This guy is trying to do an unofficial remake of Chrono Trigger in RPG Maker. It looks worse than the original game

    I wanted the chance to try to please fans with this remake for newcomers and for Chrono trigger players already. So in this remake I wanted to work on more of the story and have some magna Artist look at the characters and story.

    Are you daft mate. Did you hit your head

    Bonus video of retsupurae mocking the gameplay footage

     
  8. The Wu-Tang clan announced that they will be manufacturing a single copy of their super secret not-so-secret LP “The Wu - Once Upon A Time In Shaolin” and then auctioning the album to the highest bidder. 

    So, some dude wants to buy the only copy and destroy it because Wu-Tang “has devolved” into “self righteous assholes”. They are too rich or disillusioned or something and this is his way of making a statement blah blah blah.

    Regarding the album auction, the Kickstarter creator, Chris Everhart says: 

    This would be a tremendous idea if all the proceeds went to poor artists or cancer research or Autism or something.  Instead it goes to the pockets of artists who have the entire world at their ear.

    The irony of calling WuTang assholes for not being charitable but simultaneously being okay with giving them 6 million dollars, instead of “cancer research or autism or something” is palpable.

    Destroy only copy of new Wu-Tang album

     
  9. If you watch the video (please don’t, it’s really really unfunny) the entire reason he’s kickstarting his webseries is “I already have the equipment, but my wife said I can’t spend any more money.”

     
  10. This guy’s name is The Extreme Modder. One would think if they were truly an extreme modder they would know how to jailbreak a ps3 and wouldn’t need to purchase one from some guy on craigslist or whatever.

    Godspeed, kid.

    Need Help Getting a Jailbroken PS3

     

  11. Anonymous said: Can you please remove my pony image /: it was fake and I would like it removed

    I’m gonna be honest, “pony image” is a pretty broad request for this blog, but I assume you’re talking about the pony panties one. I’ll take it down. 

     

  12. seasick said: Going through this brilliant blog, I just randomly clicked on the "minimalistic" iPhone case that's only a metal X that you posted in December, and the comment page is full of people who still haven't received anything

    Oh yeah, The Radius. I almost forgot about this thing. 

    The last update from the project’s creator was on November 10th of 2013. 

     

  13. Anonymous said: Can I submit stuff anonymously?

    Yes, of course. If you don’t want to be credited for the submission, you can always mention that when you submit your post.

    Alternately, just put the submission in an ask and tick the anonymous box. 

     

  14. mom-san said: Oh its like when Anita Sarkeesian asked people to pay to watch her play video games.

     

  15. Anonymous said: u suck