Potato Salad & the will to live

I like Kickstarter. I rarely support campaigns but I like the whole concept of being able to put forward an idea and getting it financed. The wonderfully joyful success stories make me happy. Then there is Potato Salad.

Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against Zack Danger Brown who launched his Kickstarter campaign for a potato salad.

The campaign has a picture of a bowl of potato salad and the text

I’m making potato salad.

Basically I’m just making potato salad. I haven’t decided what kind yet.


Stretch Goals:

$35 – I will make 4x as much Potato Salad. I know $40 isn’t 4x $10, but you guys have earned it.

$75 – Pizza Party!

$100 – I will try two different Potato Salad recipes.

It’s just weird. It should be ignored. But instead its just growing. To date the project has 3,694 Backers and 24 days still to go. They have as of now raised $39,831 (noon 8 July).

Seriously!? WTF. People are prepared to donate money to a joke about potato salad? Just imagine what that amount could be used for? Maybe save the lives of people by providing clean drinking water? Buying food for homeless people in a large western city?

Sometimes I despair…


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