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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #225 on: July 15, 2014, 04:46:08 am »
Basically, he made a joke kickstarter for $10.  He now has $50k that he didn't ask for.

There are literally hundreds of worthy causes that deserve funding, but don't get it, because a lot of people find it funnier to overfund the potato salad kickstarter.  To some foundations and charities, $50k would be a godsend.  In addition, publicly announcing the charity he donates it to would bring awareness to that charity, and maybe interest a few of the thousand or so people who are watching this go down.

Sure, he has every right to keep the money for himself, but I feel it would be selfish to do so; hence, I consider that option to be a dick move.

I suppose it would depend on where he is in life.  To me, $50k would be a godsend to myself, my family, and my friends.  I might actually be a dick but as much as I'd love to help those less fortunate than myself, my first concern is that my mother gets the medical care she needs, my bills and rent get paid so my gf and I can survive, and my friends have something to eat each day.  Beyond that, sure, helping out people worse off than myself is a good use of whatever is left.  It can also be difficult to find a charity that doesn't take excessive cuts for themselves, however.
Uhm dude, you just said the following: "I will heal the sick, house the (soon to be) homeless and feed the hungry."
If that is your definition of selfishness then you are doing just fine in the morality department, don't worry about it.

I suppose, but had I started that Kickstarter and gotten the $50k and used in the manner I described, probably quietly, it would be me that LMNO would be calling a dick.  :p
:lol: Your definition of "using it for yourself" is definitely not the same as mine.

Isn't taking care of one's self and loved ones kind of the default for most people? I mean, if they guy makes $100k per year and uses the money to buy himself a new car, that's kind of a dick move. But what are the odds of that, realistically speaking? Poor people are funny and creative too. God knows I come up with hundreds of random joke ideas a year. If I got that $50k it would change my life, it could be changing this guy's life, we really just don't know.
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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #226 on: July 15, 2014, 04:47:54 am »
Maybe the people who donated to him instead of to charities are dicks. Maybe we're all dicks because we all participate in a society that is brutally punitive toward the poor.
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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #227 on: July 15, 2014, 01:30:32 pm »
Maybe the people who donated to him instead of to charities are dicks. Maybe we're all dicks because we all participate in a society that is brutally punitive toward the poor.
Well, that's a given.
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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #228 on: July 15, 2014, 01:44:14 pm »
The Potato Salad Guy is Zach "Danger" Brown, and he's the co-founder of Base Two, a digital creative marketing firm.

http://www.base2.io/

So I don't think he's desperate for money.

But, as I did some research on the guy, he is organizing a benefit concert, and is using local businesses in order to boost the local economy.

http://upstart.bizjournals.com/entrepreneurs/hot-shots/2014/07/09/kickstarter-potato-salad-guy-has-a-massive.html?page=2

So, current assessment: Not a dick.

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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #229 on: July 23, 2014, 01:48:20 am »
http://thequietplaceproject.com/thequietplace  A place for quiet on the internet.

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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #230 on: July 23, 2014, 08:23:39 am »
That was seriously annoying.
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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #231 on: July 23, 2014, 11:17:13 am »
That was seriously annoying.

Really? I liked it. It was actually pretty relaxing.

But I have to say, the trend of people thinking it's their responsibility to disconnect others from social media is starting to piss me off. There was that one video a few months ago with a guy reading a poem he wrote, and it said we're creating smart phones and dumb people. At least two of the people I saw share it are the ones at parties that keep pulling out their phones.

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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #232 on: July 23, 2014, 11:28:32 am »
http://thedollop.libsyn.com/

I posted this in another thread, but these guys are worth a look.

"Colonial Teeth" has moments of pure horrormirth. The tales behind the tank robbery, Hugh Glass and the Rube are wonderful. Other episodes are equally wonderful. "Purity Balls" is great too. Many wonderful little quotes and asides, give it a try.

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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #233 on: July 23, 2014, 03:04:00 pm »
That was seriously annoying.

I thought the irony of having a quiet place, while still being 'online' was pretty funny. 

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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #234 on: July 23, 2014, 03:37:25 pm »
That was seriously annoying.

I thought the irony of having a quiet place, while still being 'online' was pretty funny.
It almost worked for me but then i got distracted and wandered off, I think i missed a bit.
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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #235 on: July 23, 2014, 05:07:11 pm »
I liked the music but I left as soon as it started up with the whole 'I bet you're just wondering what status updates you've missed' thing.

Are there really that many people that can't go 5 minutes (or whatever) without checking FB or Twitter?
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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #236 on: July 23, 2014, 05:13:34 pm »
I liked the music but I left as soon as it started up with the whole 'I bet you're just wondering what status updates you've missed' thing.

Are there really that many people that can't go 5 minutes (or whatever) without checking FB or Twitter?

There was that presumption, wasn't there?  I think i know a couple of folks who are like that but I don't think that's the norm.

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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #237 on: July 23, 2014, 05:20:52 pm »
http://thedollop.libsyn.com/

I posted this in another thread, but these guys are worth a look.

"Colonial Teeth" has moments of pure horrormirth. The tales behind the tank robbery, Hugh Glass and the Rube are wonderful. Other episodes are equally wonderful. "Purity Balls" is great too. Many wonderful little quotes and asides, give it a try.



I'll add this to my feed, THANKS :)

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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #238 on: July 23, 2014, 06:08:52 pm »
You won't regret it. If anyone else starts listening it's probably worth it's own thread as the topics are perfectly chosen so far.
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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #239 on: July 28, 2014, 11:21:22 pm »
http://cvdazzle.com/

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