Dude Raises $20,000 On Kickstarter To Make A Bowl Of Potato Salad

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Slate – Last week, Zack Brown posted a Kickstarter page titled simply “Potato Salad.” “I’m making potato salad,” Brown wrote. Then, in case anybody was confused or skeptical or more inclined to support the preparation of a German-style potato salad than a mayo-heavy American version, he clarified: “Basically I’m just making potato salad. I haven’t decided what kind yet.” His goal: $10. The Internet giggled, and emptied its wallet. Within a couple of days, his project had raised more than $1,000. BuzzFeed swooped in for an interview. “I’ve always enjoyed potato salad at Memorial Day parties and Labor Day parties,” explained Brown, 31, co-founder of the startup Base Two Interactive in Columbus, Ohio. “Early this week someone asked if I’d ever made potato salad and I couldn’t say that I had. So I turned to Kickstarter to change that.” Now, as of the writing of this post, the potato salad project has raised more than $10,000, thanks to more than 1,400 backers. The page has been shared on Facebook more than 77,000 times. At this point, Brown seems to be straining for ideas as to what he should do with this funding windfall. He’s already promised to livestream his preparation of the dish. As funding approached $3,000, Brown suggested making an event of it:

My kitchen is too small! I will rent out a party hall and invite the whole internet to the potato salad party (only $10 and above will be allowed in the kitchen)! The internet loves potato salad! Let’s show them that potato salad loves the internet!!

God almighty do I hate this kinda shit. Some creative artsy type decides to make potato salad and turn it into some quirky internet shit and now he’s got $20,000. Well fuck this guy and fuck potato salad. I can’t stand when the losers of the internet who love cat memes and inspirational picture dumps decide to back something dumb and just give up their money for it. 20 fucking thousand dollars because some dorks with a lame sense of humor were like “I like potato salad, lol. Wouldn’t it be funny if we all donated to this? rofl.” Its more of the world we live in where people just get money for no goddam reason. I mean my mantra is always snake it til you make it, so if this guy can get 20 grand to make a bowl of potato salad, then so be it. Its just more that I can’t stand the people who are actually pledging money just to laugh about how wacky and zany it is to give this guy thousands of dollars to make a bowl of food.

PS – This dude’s company specializes in creating online creative digital content. So this has to all be some sort of set up right? Like a stunt to get his company’s name out there and be like look how much traction I can get on the internet for your company? Thats the only way I will accept this. I refuse to believe the Buzz Feed acolytes of the world are actually this sappy and dumb.