by Hoogie Espinosa . August 6th, 2014
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post upon my discovery of this phenomenon. Someone was crowd funding his potato salad and was actually succeeding. He became an internet hit. He was featured on big name news sites and had gathered tens of thousands within days.
So what has happened since then? Calling the campaign rocky would be an understatement. Multiple people would donate huge amounts probably to look hipster and pretentious to their friends, and backed off during the next morning due to their wives getting angry or regaining logic through sobriety. I failed to take screenshots (As I didn’t anticipate the backoffs), but I have seen changes as drastic as $70k to $63k in hours, to $55k which it is now.
Sadly, no, Zack didn’t add any more stretch goals, even though some of us would have liked to see potato salad topiary (a potatopiary). C’mon. Don’t deny it. At least we have the open house party. We’ve got that going for us. Hopefully it includes U2 singing about potatoes. A man can dream.
On July 6th, Zack posted this thank you video, where he reveals what his secret ceiling goal for the campaign was.
photo credit: Zack Danger Brown (video still)
I do grown-up things to pay for my childish whimsy and rule the universe one step at a time while at it. Join me for the most fantastical, out-of-this-world adventure your trudgy 24/7 startup will never have.
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