White House or Bust.

 Have this detailed portrait sculpture of Dr. Ron Paul cast in bronze, and presented to Dr. Paul on your behalf!

Ah, Ron Paul. Depending on who you ask, he either tried and failed to bring Freedom to all Americans, or he tried and failed to exploit the naive to give power to the rich.

But one thing everybody agrees about Ron Paul, is that he’s the happiest-looking presidential candidate ever!

This project needs £5,000 (almost $8,000) to send Ron Paul his own smiling head, cast in brass. (I’m not sure what he would need it for, maybe he could shave by it if his mirror breaks.)

Our larger goal is to see the remainder of this edition of  bronzes placed where they will spark discussion and provide  inspiration.  To that end, all funds over and above the minimum goal will be put toward reaching out to various institutions - schools, universities, libraries, public buildings - and funding the process of bronze casting, shipping and installing these works where they will long be seen and admired by a constant stream of Americans.
Oh sure! What school or library wouldn’t love to have one of these?

They could put it next to their Ross Perot bust, and their Ralph Nader bust.

Busted? – Project Luna

Long-time readers may remember Project Luna.

Unauthorized My Little Pony merchandise

They were selling unlicensed My Little Pony merchandise, but they had nauseatingly smug explanations why it wasn’t really a copyright rip-off. (They pretended that they came up with the character themselves and by total coincidence it happened to be identical to a princess from My Little Pony.)

Today, if you look at that project this is what you see : Moon Plush is the subject of an intellectual property dispute and is currently unavailable.

Ha-Ha! Taken down by Kickstarter!


I haven’t been able to determine yet if this was a result of a cease and desist from Hasbro, or if Kickstarter acted alone on this. As far as I can tell, no other MLP fan projects have been taken down. Was it just this project’s insufferable smugness that attracted the attention of the Powers That Be?

Does it Matter?

I’m also not sure if this matters at all. After all, the fund-raising ended months ago, the money must have already changed hands, and according to the creator’s blog, the black-market plushes have already been manufactured and will be mailed out to customers by the end of the month.
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Still, I find this hilarious even if it’s pretty much an entirely hollow gesture.