Cosmic Xplorers

Cosmic Xplorers

Meet Ashley and Jack, the latest in the long convoy of Kickstarter hopefuls who believe that if you throw enough quasi-academic and pseudo-spiritual jargon into your campaign description you can convince complete strangers to foot the bill for your totally kick-ass road trip to Burning Man. If these cute young people were pulled over in their camper van asking for a few bucks for gas to get to the next town on their summer road trip, I’d probably kick them $20 and wish them well. Road trips are fun. But if they told me they needed a few bucks to…

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Home-Ec 101

Home-Ec 101

Consumely is an app that will let you track your food purchases to avoid wasting food. That sounds like a good idea. As the developer Zeeshan Sheikh points out, there are all kinds of reasons not to waste food. Food isn’t free, of course, so…

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Fifty Shades Parody Poster

Fifty Shades Parody Poster

Aaron and his friends and family were sitting around one evening talking about Fifty Shades of Gray and apparently the conversation took a turn: “The idea was a conversation between friends and family about the book and what we were actually passionate about, which led into…

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Jimmy Gets Around

Jimmy Gets Around

Hey, remember our pal Jimmy Fortenberry? he moved. He moved from either Alabama or Tennessee and now he lives in Alabama or Georgia. And he moved from Kickstarter to Indiegogo.…

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Mailbag

Hey we got some mail! Clark writes to tell us: What a crazy review from “AA”… but “AA” must stand for “Arrogant Ass” which would explain the review! WOW… is…

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Magsee Revisited

Magsee Revisited

A while back we took the creators of Magsee to task for their silly “invention” whereby they clipped a magnifying glass to an iPhone claiming the regular method of pinching…

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Notabag

Notabag

Around 300 projects up on Kickstarter claim to be “innovative” and around 140 claim to be “revolutionary.” Only two claim to be both “innovative” and “revolutionary.” One of them might…

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iMusicBodyRhythm

iMusicBodyRhythm

The iMusicBodyRhythm is a device that “creates a synchronicity of all your senses and biorhythms,” according to the chirpy inventor Uwe Diegel. In plainer terms, it’s a vest that drums…

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Magsee

magsee

Kickstarter practically sags under the weight of all the iPhone accessory projects. Chargers and docks seem to make up the bulk of them, followed closely by various holders and stands.…

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Fraud Watch

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Imagine you’re walking down the street of a large city and someone comes up and offers to sell you a Rolex for $100. Great deal, right? I mean – a…

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Beating Death

Beating Death

Lyle Bro’s Kickstarter film project Beating Death is a perfect example of internet science. I suppose if he were following the tried-and-true scientific method we all learned about in grade…

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Peticatures

Peticatures

Anthony Sakal picked up his parents’ iPad about a year ago and began drawing animals engaged in amusing activities like playing cards. He doesn’t want you to get the wrong…

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Pet Cards

Pet Cards

Taylor Roy is an art student and she loves animals. She has an idea to combine her talent and interest and create pet portraits for Valentine’s Day. Seems pretty straightforward,…

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Purchase Tidy Bloods of Poem

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A while back I took an aspiring Kickstarter poet to task for describing how dark and meaningful his poetry was but not providing an example of what he writes. Well…

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Tactical Bodies

Tactical Bodies

Melia is an aspiring academic. She has a graduate degree in the history of American dance and she has been invited to make a presentation about Dancing With The Stars (DWTS)…

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Hidden Ark

Hidden Ark

The Hidden Ark project hopes to recreate Noah’s Ark as a Florida theme park. It’s a pretty simple concept, and the guys leading the project have put together a slick…

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Something Fishy

Something Fishy

Hey, cool – jellyfish! Someone named “Jimmy Fortenberry” who lives either in Tennessee or Alabama, it’s not quite clear (in the comments he says he lives in “American”), is either…

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Face-Time with Santa

Face-Time with Santa

Lisa Jameson hates Christmas and she isn’t very fond of children either. Nothing unique there – most of New York City fits this description. What is unique is that she…

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Tiklyz

Tiklyz

“Tiklyz was started when we fondly missed the small dots that we wore on our foreheads when we were little girls growing up back in India,” writes Pallovi Aroro in…

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