We already knew that although Patreon and Kickstarter can fund some valuable projects (e.g., Kelly Houle’s Illuminated Origin of Species project and the Jesus and Mo artist), there’s a lot of people getting a lot of dough for stupid stuff. I won’t name names, but you can probably think of some.
But here’s one you may not have known about: a project whose only apparent goal is to make potato salad. It’s now up to over ten thousand dollars and still climbing, yet you get basically nothing for donating:
The guy has even made a video thanking all the suckers:
The donations continue to mount rapidly, which goes to show one thing: a fool and his/her money are soon parted. I can’t believe that people would fund this and other things almost equally worthless. Why do they do it?
I’m now thinking of doing one of these* to support my squirrels, for, with the constant purchase of sunflower seeds, walnuts ($3.99/lb.!), and peanuts, the damned rodents are bankrupting me.
See? Here are the Three Tuftys—the whole brood of juveniles—which have become so pugnacious over food that each one requires his or her own personal pile of seeds to keep them from squabbling. The male is the one in the middle, and he’s dominant, so I put a pile of seeds on either side for the two females who sneak in from the ledge.
And, unlike some Patreon e-beggers, I actually provide what I promise: pictures and videos of squirrels!