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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #210 on: July 04, 2014, 08:14:37 pm »
Okay, which one of you bastards is responsible for this?  You should be ASHAMED...

http://jezebel.com/bubbling-is-the-new-teen-trend-that-will-make-you-gag-1599360630?utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

 :lulz: I don't know, but I salute the genius who came up with it. Wow.

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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #211 on: July 09, 2014, 09:02:21 am »
http://thedollop.libsyn.com/

I've been listening to these guys. I first caught them during the start of the Tickle Conspiracy and  started again when looking into lobotomy for the umpteenth time.

Solid comedy podcast, good subjects and it's making me laugh quite a lot.

I've not gone through them all but I can say that the Tickling, lobotomy, Tank chase and Purity ball episodes have been pretty great. I've got fairly high hopes for the others. The backstory to the tank chase guy is hilarious/tragic/absolutely insane. 
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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #212 on: July 11, 2014, 10:50:54 pm »
Cracked writes some interesting articles sometimes, even if they are mired in pop-science and speculation on occasion.  This is an interesting article listing some reasons the police are getting more over-the-top.

http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-reasons-police-are-starting-to-look-like-supervillains/

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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #213 on: July 13, 2014, 10:58:31 pm »
Cracked writes some interesting articles sometimes, even if they are mired in pop-science and speculation on occasion.  This is an interesting article listing some reasons the police are getting more over-the-top.

http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-reasons-police-are-starting-to-look-like-supervillains/

Thanks, that was a good read.
It's not just the USA though, the same is happening all over the place.
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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #214 on: July 14, 2014, 01:35:09 pm »
Kickstarter taken to it's logical conclusion:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/324283889/potato-salad

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I'm making potato salad.

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

UPDATE: WE DID IT

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.

UPDATE #2: ALL THE POTATO THAT'S FIT TO PRINT

We made the news. Let's keep up the good work! New stretch goals coming soon!

http://www.cnet.com/news/guys-kickstarter-dream-making-potato-salad-possibly-with-dill/

UPDATE #3: WOW YOU GUYS

We're making a lot of great progress. I think it's time for us to think about getting hats made. I added a new donor level for people who want hats. For those who are interested the hats could look like this: http://www.zazzle.com/i_love_potato_salad_mesh_hat-148005376484063142

Stretch goals:

$250 - Better mayonnaise (from the natural foods section)

$300 - Call a chef to get a better recipe

$350 - Make way more potato salad and probably do a third recipe.

WE MADE THE NEWS!

http://www.abc6onyourside.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/mans-potato-salad-plea-takes-off-kickstarter-33010.shtml

NEW STRETCH GOALS:

$1000: I'll do a live stream of the potato salad making

$1200: I'll pay someone to film a thank-you video for all of my backers!

A BIG STRETCH GOAL:

We're really tearing through these stretch goals. I honestly don't know what is realistic anymore. So, I thought maybe we try to double the current number?

$3000: My kitchen is too small! I will rent out a party hall and invite the whole internet to the potato salad party (only $10 and above will be allowed in the kitchen)! The internet loves potato salad! Let's show them that potato salad loves the internet!!

Original goal - $10.

Current standing - $50K.

Days remaining - 19.

I am in awe.
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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #215 on: July 14, 2014, 01:50:03 pm »
If that guy doesn't give the money to charity, he's a dick.

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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #216 on: July 14, 2014, 02:40:07 pm »
Well, yes.

That said, I am still tempted to try to imitate this for my own personal gain. How can you not be?
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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #217 on: July 14, 2014, 03:43:14 pm »
If that guy doesn't give the money to charity, he's a dick.
Free potato salad for the whole internet (with the posibility to travel to the party hall) is not charity?
It's not a very good charity, granted. But it is still charitable.
He should up a soup-kitchen thing but with potato salad instead of soup!
Or, just donate at least 80% to a soupkitchen (and use the rest to make a stupid amount of potato salad).
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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #218 on: July 14, 2014, 05:33:12 pm »
Wow, this makes my idea of starting a Kickstarter to make US-made flasks seem totally reasonable.
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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #219 on: July 14, 2014, 06:43:10 pm »
If that guy doesn't give the money to charity, he's a dick.
Maybe I'm missing a bit of social etiquette nuance here, but I don't understand why?
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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #220 on: July 14, 2014, 07:12:34 pm »
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.

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« Reply #221 on: July 14, 2014, 07:58:39 pm »
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.
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« Reply #222 on: July 14, 2014, 09:42:29 pm »
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.
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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #223 on: July 14, 2014, 09:45:12 pm »
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
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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #224 on: July 14, 2014, 09:52:37 pm »
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.
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