Kickstarter Loves Balls

Haha, it’s a pun, right? I said “Balls” to make you think of testicles, but actually I’m going to show you articles about baseballs, or footballs or something, right?

No. Wrong. This is about testicles.

So let’s give those balls a kick!

…start.

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This project is still underway. It’s a pair of balls to hang from the underside of your desk. … so you can fondle your balls while you work.

I bet it’ll succeed. Kickstarter loves balls. Just look at this project from 2015!

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Bike balls! Why should trucks get all the ‘fun’? This project was successfull, and they’re now selling them as a product. You can order these from their web site.

They even made it on the news in Norway.
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balls_04 I’ve wondered this. If truck-nuts are supposed to make a truck look like a dog, why don’t we see female trucks with truck-vulvas? Or, I don’t know, why not just a nice, innocent truck-tail?

Why’s it always about the balls?

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Mason Jar Upgrades

So, I guess it’s become stylish to drink out of a mason jar like you’re some kind of backwoods moonshiner.

Ok, fine. Why not. They’re solid, they’re glass, they’re cheap. There’s worse things you could be drinking from. The problem is, nobody actually wants to be mistaken for some Appalachian hillbilly or a hippie with a science experiment.

What’s the solution? Accessorize your mason jar!

That’s right. Add a handle, add a lid, (Of course they already have lids, throw those away.) maybe even add some insulation and a plastic shell so you can drop it!

Of course, like a bamboo iPad case, this is entirely a fashion statement, but they always have to come up with an excuse why it’s more than that. Some say it’s “sustainable” somehow, others say that plastics are full of mysterious “toxins”, some specifically mention BPA even though they took that out of mugs ages ago.

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Ducks

Gabe will shout out your name as he chases a duck. This might be the best thing we’ve gotten out of Kickstarter yet.

Back in July 2012, the two humorists behind Penny Arcade ran a kickstarter fundraiser to raise funds for some projects they were working on.

Apparently the donation reward pictured to the right was included as a joke. … Except everyone expected him to actually do it, and produce a video as proof.

Of course we did. What was he thinking?

So now we have this lovely video of a grown man spending almost an hour reading a list of names to ducks.

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 Gabe will think about you during sex,
I guess we’ll just have to trust him on this one.

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Project Luna : Marginally Legal Plushes

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These people are trying to raise $5,000 to manufacture plush toys in the shape of an adorable pony named Luna.

Now, I know what you’re thinking, but you’d be wrong! This isn’t a My Little Pony project at all!

See? This is a plush toy about a cat who turned into a pony! Completely innocent! It’s certainly a legally distinct, completely original character, right?

Why, I’ll bet the creators of this Kickstarter would be shocked to learn that Hasbro’s “Friendship is Magic“, by shear chance, has a very similar character, also named Luna!


Woa! What a coincidence!

(Incidentally, While Hasbro’s Princess Luna accessorizes with a black tiara, this Luna accessorizes with a … DJ headset? … Made of carbon-fiber? … For some reason?)




LATE BREAKING UPDATE : After I wrote this post, the creator of this Kickstarter responded to the obvious accusations that this was blatant intellectual property theft.
Click Here to Read it.
I didn’t highlight any parts of it, because the whole thing is just so hilarious and adorably child-like. It’s funny enough that they’re intentionally refusing to understand the concept of “derivative works”, which is generally understood to prohibit character rip-offs like this, but what I find really funny is the way they’re intentionally misspelling “Copyright” and “Trademark”. No doubt that is supposed to make some sort of point that can only be understood by the anti-copyright evangelists at ChillingEffects,com (The site they linked to “explain” copyright.).


LATER BREAKING UPDATE : Uh oh! One of the backers has cracked the code!


Click here for an update to this project.

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