This is a multi phase plan which will generate and send weirdness by mail to random people in America. After the infrastructure is set up, it will run autonomously for all time, requiring no effort or upkeep from us.
This requires a wee little bit o botwork from you tech nerds, if you're hip to it.
--Golden Apple Corps develops weirdness-by-mail.
There are two types: Letters, and postcards.
All the files for this weirdness (images, pdfs, text files) will be tagged via delicious with [RWHMGASM] (which should really confuse RWHN). NOTE PROJECT NAME SUBJECT TO CHANGE WHEN WE COME UP WITH A SLICKER CODE NAME.
--we set up a paypal account and teach the bot how to check it
--the bot also gets an e-mail address and an account with POSTFUL
. This allows it to send snail mail whenever it can pull a buck (for a letter / PDF) or 52 cents (for a postcard).
--When we turn it on, and there's a few bucks in the account, the bot will pick a random address. It will generate weirdness by mail based on stuff tagged via delicious (this allows us to change/modify the set later very easily). Then it will mail a letter to that address. The return address is an office in California, there's almost no way to trace it back to us.
So how do we get money in the kitty to fuel this weirdness bot?
Well obviously it can take donations. If you donate five bucks to it, you're guaranteed that you just made three or four people's days a little bit weirder. But that's not self-sustaining. So...
We generate some sort of media or product that people would want to buy. It might be a communal-property resource that we already have. For example we can use lulu or magcloud to sell hard copies of the Black Iron Prison, postergasm packs, or a new project. The profit goes into the paypal account, which is in turn fuels the bot to drop surreal moments into random stranger's lives.
here's a diagram: