Wanna do your part in making the world a better place?  Help us raise $42,000 in the next three days to build a kick-ass bar in my parents’ basement!  That’s right!  You can get in on the ground floor (technically below ground floor) of an exciting investment opportunity!  Once fully funded, we pledge to serve only premium liquor and the strongest girlie cocktails this side of “Sex in the City.”  We hate our jobs.  We have no life.  We need you to do your part in helping us get shit-faced!  Come on, people, only $41,989 left to go!!!!

Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but thanks to Kickstarter, our society is in self-promotion crisis.  What began with the noble purpose of raising hard-to-find funds for the arts has been co-opted by the masses.  I now get Facebook requests from people I don’t even know to send checks for a show they might want to do.  To the best of my knowledge, when Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney fixed up that barn, they didn’t have Kickstarter.  I know times are tough.  But for those of us being asked to give, which of these 500,000 Kickstarter projects deserve our investments/donations?  For now, I’d rather help kickstart lives…

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  1. I hadn’t heard of Kickstarter until recently, when I was led to help a new airplane get “off the ground” literally. I think it is a great way to bring venture capitalism to the middle class, but it does have its downside.

  2. I admit that I tried a kickstarter project for our humble brood at HO. I had an anthology book ready to go and I might do it still but no funds to pay the writers ahead of time. I was hoping for that. Oh well. We hit 25 % of our goal. Not meant to be I guess but while we didn’t get funded, I did notice people building their own greenhouses got funded or building a dog house got funded. Fun one Bruce!!!!

    1. I need a new couch and a set of box springs. Do you think I could persuade people to fund me through Kickstarter? 😉 &:)

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