Kickstarter: it’s the field of dreams of the Internet. If you build it, they will come and give you money. Unless your project is terrible, in which case you’ll just sink to the bottom with all the other dredges of would-be Internet glory. But that’s what it’s about, right? It’s about making a project so good that other people will want to pay for it before it’s even started. Here’s a few Brooklyn-based projects that might be worth your spare change. Think about it as buying the bragging rights to knowing these folks before they got famous.
If you want to witness 60 pages of gorgeous aesthetic artistic debauchery, then BEAUTIFUL SAVAGE is your magazine. Their second issue is called The CEREMONY ISSUE (big fans of all caps here), which sounds ominous, enthralling, and possibly like something you’d want to be a part of. It’s coming out next month…if they reach their goal of $5,000.
Salamander Hot Sauce
Timothy Kavarnos didn’t like any hot sauces out there, so he made his own. Thicker than most vinegar-based sauces, Salamander comes from a place of hot, burning passion for hot-tasting food. Seriously, this guy has hundreds of words about hot sauce on his Kickstarter page. You don’t have to read through all of it though, just imagine all that your Bloody Marys could be.
World’s Longest Yard Sale
Have you ever been at a stoop sale and thought to yourself, “Gosh, I wish this yard sale would go on for hundreds of miles across several states?” Personally I haven’t. But someone has. The 127 Sale is (you guessed it) the world’s longest yard sale that stretches from Michigan to Alabama. What the hell does that even mean? Fund this documentary about it, and you could find out.
If you’ve ever tried being gay in real life, you should try being gay on the Internet. It’s really hard! Coming Out is the story of Alden Peters, who came out in 2010 and has since been navigating the new ways that gay community – in all its wrath and glory – manifests itself online.
Whatever This Is
From the producers of The Outs comes a series about doing stuff you hate so that one day you can do stuff that you love, which I think is something that we can all agree sucks. Help fund this project so you can feel less alone in the grind.