Yes! I’m aware of the potato salad project. STOP EMAILING ME ABOUT IT!
Seriously, long-time readers will know that these kinds of joke projects are nothing new.  They’re not even particularly creative. Just pick any random thing. Ask for money, and pretend that it’s adorable that you’re a grown man asking for lunch money.
I refuse to waste braincells researching how this one has managed to “go viral” and become wildly popular. However, now that it has we can count on an endless cavalcade of copy-cats.
I want to stress that these are not all the copy-cats. They’re not even all the ones I could find. Not even close. I just stopped when I got bored of taking screenshots.
(No clickable links because copycats are terrible.)
I’ll bet Kickstarter is really feeling good about their recent decision to stop pre-screening projects before they go live!