the Oatmeal is breaking kickstarter today

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  1. needfx macrumors 68040

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    Too bad. There are charities that can use money like that.
     
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    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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    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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    Kickstarter is about the only indication of an economic recovery.

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

    -t
     
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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. :rolleyes:

    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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    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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    The game actually looks fun and there is still 29 days to go! :eek::eek::eek::eek:

    And they are over 2 million.
     
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    I am guesstimating it will reach at least $5m by the end of it.
     
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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.

    BL.
     
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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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    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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    I am wondering what is making this sooooo popular. It is almost comical watching how fast it is moving!
     
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    I saw 3 million pledged, two commas. Or did I not read that right? :)
     
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    300K was 3 days ago, you read right at this point in time :D
     
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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! :eek:
     
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    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! :eek::D

    Closing in on six million with nine days left.
     

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