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Nickstarter - Nick asks you to fund a project, his continued existence.
posted by The Whelk (25 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm most curious about when Yahoo started producing sketches.
posted by JauntyFedora at 9:52 PM on April 23, 2012


That was good.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:54 PM on April 23, 2012


I'm most curious about whether this scheme would actually work.
posted by asperity at 10:05 PM on April 23, 2012


Bumping into the Lego X-Wing hit a little close to home.
posted by Meatbomb at 10:07 PM on April 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


There are minimum amounts the authorizors will take for the processing fees for electronic transactions, so a transaction for ten cents might actually charge the merchant account 60 cents on top of that. What happens in the end is that your website would pay more to the authorizor than it received in donations.

Things like bitcoin and mint chip make his scheme possible though.
posted by roboton666 at 10:11 PM on April 23, 2012


Yes I know it was satire...
posted by roboton666 at 10:12 PM on April 23, 2012


Did this feel like it was the entirety of Lena Dunham's character arc in Girls, done in male drag and summed up in two minutes?
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 10:13 PM on April 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


Did this feel like it was the entirety of Lena Dunham's character arc in Girls, done in male drag and summed up in two minutes?

Have you seen the entire first season of Girls already? I've only seen the two episodes they've shown on HBO thus far.
posted by hippybear at 10:24 PM on April 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


"for a thousand dollars I will do ...things. All of the things."
posted by The Whelk at 10:25 PM on April 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


Yes, I'm looking at my bank account now, and making budget changes.
posted by hippybear at 10:26 PM on April 23, 2012


I have no idea how this is different than how a lot of folks get appointed to the boards of government agencies.
posted by KokuRyu at 10:31 PM on April 23, 2012


I'm most curious about when Yahoo started producing sketches.

Yahoo! preps online comedy net
Other shows include 7 Minutes in Heaven, a Broadway Video production hosted by Saturday Night Live lead writer Mike O’Brien, and Sketchy, a weekly series of topical comedy shorts created by Ben Silverman’s Electus and Principato-Young Entertainment.

These online content announcements always seem to require as many partners as a European film co-production. "Funded by the UK Lottery. And the Government of Calabria, Italy. And Bratislava Transit/Arts and Entertainment. And Ivor, Count of Frengerburg."
posted by dhartung at 10:35 PM on April 23, 2012 [6 favorites]


I'm most curious about when Yahoo started producing sketches.

Yahoo Screen also did a live-stream of a Bill Maher concert as a launch of their comedy channel.

They're working on becoming a player in original online content. I don't blame them. If they position themselves right and have good content, they have a chance of continuing to survive.
posted by hippybear at 10:42 PM on April 23, 2012


A one-note joke that's over in the first 10 seconds.

What is that aspirational music though?
posted by awfurby at 10:46 PM on April 23, 2012


I want to know...if we give yahoo.com 1000 pageviews...will they do...things? All of the things?
posted by Salvor Hardin at 10:52 PM on April 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm most curious about whether this scheme would actually work.

If you're a hot teenage chick in need of a boob job? Sure.

For anyone else, not so much.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:52 PM on April 23, 2012


What the? Yahoo has a Youtube and they didn't call it Yahootube?
posted by TwelveTwo at 10:56 PM on April 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


What is Yahoo's strategy producing these sketches?

An upcoming Apple TV app?
posted by zen53 at 2:31 AM on April 24, 2012


As a representative of the eponym in that clip, I can with full confidence say that Yahoo! is in the greatest need of charity.
posted by nickrussell at 3:03 AM on April 24, 2012


For a moment or two, I actually considered donating.
posted by Obscure Reference at 5:42 AM on April 24, 2012


If you look over at IndieGoGo, a Kickstarter competitor, there are a number of "fund my life" projects:

5 Yr Old Phillip Diagnosed With Brain Stem Tumor - Needs Your Help!

Louis Fights Leukemia

Dain Was Hit by a Car.

Just browse the Health category. It's really sad.

I guess that's why I didn't find this particular skit amusing.
posted by magstheaxe at 6:16 AM on April 24, 2012


Currently on a loosely-principled and suspiciously-termed sabbatical, I find Nick's funding campaign pungently delivered and brightly colored.

I want also to soon be doing all the things!

Please hope me.
posted by mistersquid at 7:32 AM on April 24, 2012


Maybe it's just me but I got a "sorry, this video is no longer available" message. Twice.
posted by DU at 9:20 AM on April 24, 2012


It's just you. It works fine for me, tested it just now.
posted by hippybear at 9:24 AM on April 24, 2012


What is Yahoo's strategy producing these sketches?

An upcoming Apple TV app?


Obviously to try their hand at generating a popular meme so as to confuse an entertainment production company into thinking they are worth purchasing.
posted by TwelveTwo at 10:08 AM on April 24, 2012


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