Man Raises Almost $40K Via Kickstarter to Make Potato Salad

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Zack Danger Brown/ Kickstarter
The potato salad might be like this one or it might be completely different.
An Ohio resident named Zack "Danger" Brown is raising eyebrows after his Kickstarter campaign raised nearly $40,000 in about a week. The mission? To make potato salad of some sort.

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According to the "Potato salad" Kickstarter page, Brown was originally seeking $10 to fund his side salad making endeavors. The campaign went viral and now Brown will probably be making much more potato salad than he bargained for.

"Basically I'm just making potato salad. I haven't decided what kind yet," Brown says via Kickstarter. "It might not be that good. It's my first potato salad"

Although the goals, which included bonuses like getting a chef to contribute a recipe, using multiple (possibly vegan) recipes, and a pizza party (not potato salad related), stopped upping the ante around the $3,000 mark, the nearly 3,600 backers will still hopefully get all of their pledge rewards, too.

With over 550 people getting to pick an ingredient to include in the salad and over 1000 more getting to have a bite as well, the crowd-sourced food stuff is sure to be a mess. Plus, Brown has to say the name of every backer while making the salad. With 23 days left to fund the project, it's almost scary to wonder how much further this gag will go.

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15 comments
Marty Ercoline
Marty Ercoline

nice blow to the brand image kickstarter....you should have killed this shit off in the first 10 minutes. not funny. not an image I wish to retain for your product. I'll go elsewhere first.

Gene Edwin Miller
Gene Edwin Miller

love the idea or hate the idea he succeeded either way... more power to him!

Matt Colby
Matt Colby

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Dante Mancini
Dante Mancini

They recently changed their rules. Just about any body can set up a Kickstarter with just about anything.

Mike Sands
Mike Sands

Please people stop giving people money for stupid crap

Meghan Key Martinez
Meghan Key Martinez

I smell a PR stunt. They have a pretty strict project approval process.

Kimberli Baker
Kimberli Baker

It's brilliant social commentary on how burned out some people are on Kickstarter. Pure blowback and a truly fascinating social experiment. Also both stupid and funny as hell. (although I admit to being suspect that it's a Kickstarter publicity stunt, since this is not something that would normally make the cut)

Jesse Adams
Jesse Adams

I hope he spends it all on hookers and blow

Robin Key
Robin Key

All I can say is that I hope he does something profound with that money. It took me an entire year to raise $22k for a legitimate cause so I am quite jealous of his $71k in a week. And my father told me that you can't get paid for being a smartass. Boy was he wrong.

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