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Old Jan 20, 2015, 02:57 PM   #1
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the Oatmeal is breaking kickstarter today

exploding kittens cardgame has surpassed $300K in the first few hours and is steadily reaching $400K within the next hour or so.

it is absolutely ridonkulous

check the kickstarter link below. it goes up every second

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ttens/comments
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Old Jan 20, 2015, 03:39 PM   #2
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Too bad. There are charities that can use money like that.
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Old Jan 20, 2015, 03:49 PM   #3
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Too bad. There are charities that can use money like that.
True. He has kickstarted for a charitable reason in the past in a retaliation move towards some guy

Also he has raised money to buy the Tesla real estate and is currently fund raising to clear it out from old radioactive/asbestos stuff and build a tesla museum.

On the other side, yes, I have to agree that people should throw money like that for charities instead of vanities of western civilization.
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Old Jan 20, 2015, 04:19 PM   #5
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I don't like the Oatmeal, but he is known for his charity stuff.
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I swear he has his hand out more often than Santa Monica panhandlers.
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Old Jan 20, 2015, 04:27 PM   #7
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Kickstarter is about the only indication of an economic recovery.

Too many people still have too much money to waste on stupid things.

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Old Jan 20, 2015, 04:38 PM   #8
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Too bad. There are charities that can use money like that.
You're right - you should sell your iPhone 6 64GB Space Grey, Mid 2014 13" rMBP, and iPad Mini Retina 32 GB right now to donate the money to charity.

Kickstarter is no longer a "charity" site, it's become fully commercial, for smaller (and sometimes even bigger,) people/groups/organizations to launch projects they can't/don't want to fund conventionally.

Just because someone chooses to spend money on non-charitable things doesn't mean they don't also do charitable things.
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You're right - you should sell your iPhone 6 64GB Space Grey, Mid 2014 13" rMBP, and iPad Mini Retina 32 GB right now to donate the money to charity.

Kickstarter is no longer a "charity" site, it's become fully commercial, for smaller (and sometimes even bigger,) people/groups/organizations to launch projects they can't/don't want to fund conventionally.

Just because someone chooses to spend money on non-charitable things doesn't mean they don't also do charitable things.
People aren't usually inspired to give to more than one charity. As a result, kickstarter is taking money from charities that could probably use it.
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Old Jan 21, 2015, 04:43 AM   #10
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Old Jan 21, 2015, 01:37 PM   #11
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The game actually looks fun and there is still 29 days to go!

And they are over 2 million.
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The game actually looks fun and there is still 29 days to go!
I am guesstimating it will reach at least $5m by the end of it.
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Old Jan 21, 2015, 01:57 PM   #13
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Kickstarter is about the only indication of an economic recovery.

Too many people still have too much money to waste on stupid things.

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Not for nothing, but I wouldn't call trying to restore this latest generation's love for reading and sparking the imagination by reviving Reading Rainbow a 'waste on stupid things'.

To be honest, I hadn't contributed to any Kickstarter project (not even the Veronica Mars movie) until I saw the one for Reading Rainbow. It's been the only one I've contributed to ever since.

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I have done several, all but one have produced the product. The one that hasn't, has been delayed and no word on when it will come through.
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People aren't usually inspired to give to more than one charity. As a result, kickstarter is taking money from charities that could probably use it.
If someone isn't inspired to give to charity, then a kickstarter campaign for a commercial product isn't going to be the tipping point. One could argue that having an Apple Store closer to the entrance of a mall than a donation box would likewise "take money" from a charity.
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Old Jan 23, 2015, 02:38 AM   #16
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Old Jan 23, 2015, 10:14 AM   #17
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I am wondering what is making this sooooo popular. It is almost comical watching how fast it is moving!
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exploding kittens cardgame has surpassed $300K in the first few hours and is steadily reaching $400K within the next hour or so.

it is absolutely ridonkulous

check the kickstarter link below. it goes up every second

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ttens/comments
I saw 3 million pledged, two commas. Or did I not read that right?
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I saw 3 million pledged, two commas. Or did I not read that right?
300K was 3 days ago, you read right at this point in time
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I wonder if this will break any records by the time it is done. Three weeks is a long time to go and if it keeps up at it's current pace!
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I wonder if this will break any records by the time it is done. Three weeks is a long time to go and if it keeps up at it's current pace!
As of today, it is the the most backed project ever in terms of total amount of backers.
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Well it should hit 5 million within the next couple of days...... It looks like it has slowed down.. a little.
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And yes I backed it!

Closing in on six million with nine days left.
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