Topic: Kickstarter

Zach Braff Posts A Vine Singing Justin Bieber — Is This Where Our Kickstarter Money Is Going?

Zach Braff Posts A Vine Singing Justin Bieber -- Is This Where Our Kickstarter Money Is Going?

I’m not a Viner (is that what the kids are saying?), and I haven’t really understood the appeal, unless I see a particularly clever use of the medium. So I first watched this Vine and thought, “Ugh, whatever, just another celebrity who thinks we’re interested in the weird ways he passes the time.” But then I kept watching it. Over and over again. I couldn’t look away. And by the fifth or sixth time, it became oddly comforting? More »

Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse Need Your Help to Fund Their Short Film

Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse Need Your Help to Fund Their Short Film

Buoyed by the success of his Funny Or Die videos where he has sex with either Christopher Mintz-Plasse or himself, Dave Franco is looking to go bigger. He and Christopher shot a short film that they want to submit to festivals, but first they need your help. As he explains on their Kickstarter page, they need money to cover post-production costs — $2,500, to be exact. What’s surprising is that they would feel the need to ask for money; don’t they have enough from their latest project Fright Night? More »

Are You Ready For The Chris Crocker Documentary?

Are You Ready For The Chris Crocker Documentary?

Remember Chris Crocker? Of course you do. He freaked you out four years ago by posting videos that made you laugh at rather than with him, prompting you to look inside yourself and wonder when, exactly, you got evil enough to sneer at some poor, unbalanced teenager from Tennessee. But then he went away! Or, so you thought. Nope. Chris Crocker never goes away. And he never forgets either, haters. More »

Rant: I Barely Know You. Please Stop Asking Me For Money.

Rant: I Barely Know You. Please Stop Asking Me For Money.

The internet has made it amazingly easy to share things. Also, to ask for things. Like favors and charitable donations.

Asking for money online is a lot better than doing it in person. And between services like Kickstarter and PayPal, microdonations are helping people raise large amounts of money for great (and not so great) causes. And that is just fine with me.

But like most any human interaction, people need to exercise a little restraint before sending out their money grubbing emails.

Dear Former Coworker Who Never Spoke To Me When We Shared An Office, But Is Now Running A Triathlon And Wants My Money: I am talking to you. More »