We'll create and then roll a giant aluminum coin with Elizabeth Warren's face on it from Calcutta to Chittagong Bangladesh, as clowns.
Within 5 weeks of your acceptance, we will leave the country for Kolcata (Calcutta) India, with a backpack full of Ayn Rand novels. Here we will contact local metal workers, using this intellectual kindling to forge a giant Aluminum coin, 60 inches in diameter*. We will take this coin to local craftsmen who will engrave upon its surface the face of Elizabeth Warren, firebrand of banking regulation in America.
Then we will roll this coin up into the hill country, on a journey of over 744 kilometers, through tiny villages and across the border into Bangladesh. We will roll through the 9th largest city in the world, Dhaka, to the barren, polluted ship-breaking shore of Chittagong. Here we will hire local workers to break our coin into tiny manageable bits, just as our beloved Glass-Steagall Act that prevented banks from gambling with government-backed resources was dismantled by greedy, amoral bankers and their lapdogs in congress.
Oh, and we will be dressed as clowns as we do it, documenting the process for you, our dispassionate and exacting patrons.
Along the way, we will endeavor to meet with local authorities to gauge their attitudes about American banking practices, publicly examining the forces that lead our country from the freedom of economic deregulation to the constraints of economic collapse. Dressed as clowns.
Furthermore, it will be our responsibility throughout the journey to always steer our course toward the obscure, the dangerous and the incongruous as a means of further delineating the difficulties that lay ahead for anyone attempting to restore order and balance to an economic system that has gone totally awry.
* NOTE: In source materials we have described our coin as being equivalent in height to the American actress and writer, Carrie Fisher. Further research has lead us to believe that Carrie Fisher may in fact be 5'1" tall rather than 5'. If so, we will increase the size of our coin, because we intend to be fully Fisher compliant.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on September 12, 2012.
Aug 13, 2012 - Sep 12, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
For $10 you will receive a PDF copy of the book we will create of our journey: Restoring America's Faith In Private Investment, complete with high-resolution photos and text. This electronic version will contain everything the bound version does, except for paper.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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In addition, for $50 you will also receive a unique photograph composed especially for you, complete with universe-wide publication rights, in perpetuity.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $100 or more
In addition to the above, you will also be able to tell us EXACTLY what you'd like us to do in that photograph. (NOTE: Requests that are physically impossible or highly illegal will be approximated.) Although you will own the publication rights, if you allow us to use your photo in our book, you will be thanked profusely throughout.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $500 or more
For $500, in addition to the above, you will receive a bound copy of the book of our journey, Restoring America's Faith in Private Investment, complete with a unique, handcrafted container and a piece of the giant aluminum coin with Elizabeth Warren's face on it.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Pledge 5,256.00 and you will also receive the grimy, shredded remains of our clown costumes, to do with as you like. NOTE: there is only one (1) backer allowed at this level, so get clicking!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013