Wanna do your part in making the world a better place? Help us raise $42,000 in the next three days to build a kick-ass bar in my parents’ basement! That’s right! You can get in on the ground floor (technically below ground floor) of an exciting investment opportunity! Once fully funded, we pledge to serve only premium liquor and the strongest girlie cocktails this side of “Sex and the City.” We hate our jobs. We have no life. We need you to do your part in helping us get shit-faced! Come on, people, only $41,989 left to go!!!!

Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but thanks to Kickstarter, our society is in self-promotion crisis. What began with the noble purpose of raising hard-to-find funds for the arts has been co-opted by the masses. I now get Facebook requests from people I don’t even know to send checks for a show they might want to do. To the best of my knowledge, when Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney fixed up that barn, they didn’t have Kickstarter. I know times are tough. But for those of us being asked to give, which of these 500,000 Kickstarter projects deserve our investments/donations? For now, I’d rather help kickstart lives…


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