The Honest Kickstarter Campaign

This video shows what’d happen if people told the truth about their Kickstarter campaigns.

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So man, did you get that uh, kick-starter link I sent you?
>> Yeah, I've been trying my hardest to ignore it.
>> Alright, well let me bring you up to speed then.
Basically, I'm a terrible musician who wants to record
an album, even though no-one has ever told me I
have any musical talent whatsoever, so what I'm doing is,
I'm guilt-tripping everybody I know into financing my delusional dream.
>> Wow, yeah, that's what I figured it was.
I was thinking though, why don't I
take $50, flush it right down the toilet.
And get the same return on my investment.
>> Yeah, I guess you could, but I
don't actually care about your feelings at all.
You see, I am an artist.
And that means I'm egotistical enough
to think the universe revolves around me.
>> Yeah concern is that if I give you money, it will cause you
to continue to pursue your silly fantasy
despite the fact that you're a no-talent hack.
>> Exactly.
See, you are the wind beneath my wings.
And when I say wind I mean money.
And when I say wings I mean my opera
dub step blues fusion album I've been working on.
>> Now, I assume you made a very amateurish
video begging everybody you know to give you money.
>> You know it.
>> I bet it's got some bad audio.
>> Oh, terrible audio.
>> Crappy lighting.
>> The worst.
I can't even tell it's me and I'm me.
>> I'm smelling some cheesy transitions, star wipes everywhere man.
Star wipes, star wiping, star wipes.
>> Uh, love that Ken Burns effect.
>> Yeah, so much of that Ken Burns effects.
I can actually do the Ken Burns effect in person ready, check this out.
Still going, still got it.
And that's about where it locks off, but.
>> I bet you're offering a bunch
of cheap perks that nobody's actually interested in.
>> Yeah uh, if you donate anything you get a
free t-shirt that starts fraying right after you wash it.
Uh, it's made by nine year olds in Bangladesh.
Well, they say they're nine years old, we'll see about that.
Check this out, if you donate $1,000 you
can have lunch with the creator of the project.
>> That's you?
>> That's me.
>> Right.
That won't be necessary because we just had lunch together.
>> Oh, that's true.
Well, I guess then, technically, you owe me $1000, then.
>> Technically, I paid for this lunch.
>> Right, okay.
Uh, $980 and we'll call it even.
Is that cool?
>> Um, how about this?
I'll give you some money if you promise to never bring up.
Kick-starter, ever again.
>> Nah, sorry man, I got too many pipelines going in the fire right now.
For one.
>> I don't need to hear it.
>> I got a food truck that specializes in artisinal
tofu popsicles uh, I got a comic book that's just about
yeast, and I got an iPod dock that also serves
as a can-opener, a Frisbee, and a pregnancy test, but mostly.
It's a sinner block that I found.
>> Wow, God help us, that all sounds like crap.
Well let me just see, how's six dollars?
>> [LAUGH]
Thank you very much my friend.
You know what?
Thank you for supporting the arts.
That is uh, very.
Very goodly of you.
Is there anything I can do for you.
>> As a matter of fact dude my daughter is selling these cookies.
>> You know what I'm actually gluten free
and I don't give people money for things usually.
But uh, good luck with that though, I
hope they find your daughter, that's really sad.
Have a good one, I guess.
>> Yeah, you too man.
It's always uh, [CROSSTALK]
>> And again thank you, I really appreciate that.
It's uh.
>> Yeah.
>> Cool.
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