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This Week in Kickstarter

This week in Kickstarter, we got punked by The Daily Show, who jokingly created Kick-Stopper.com to help save New Gringrich's troubled Presidential campaign. All in all, a pretty valuable project to help save America, though, if Newt doesn't add a project video he's gonna have a hard time convincing all these people they need to back his project. 

As everyone knows, rewards are a vital component to every project. The creator of Apes of Wrath took this concept to the next level by telling his backers, that if the project reached $5000 he would get a tattoo of his games namesake ape. Backers responded, and now the world has a man with a tattoo of an ape holding a skull while sitting on a die. This, my friends, is commitment to a project! 

Unless you are living in the same sewer as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, chances are you probably saw Amanda Palmer's new project for her next record. It's, er, blowing up, to say the least, so much so that our favorite actress from the Breakfast Club was even caught tweeting about it. Not gonna lie, the fact that Ms. Pretty in Pink thinks "Kickstarter rules!" makes us feel pretty darn cool. 

And lastly, how could we sum up the week without referencing Monday's big 3rd Birthday post, in which Yancey showed off some of the original designs for Kickstarter. All trips down memory lane are a little bit embarassing, but hey, you can't go denying your own history. Thusly, I can't help but repost the amazing Kickstarter MySpace widget that never was. TGIF!

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      Creator Ryan Mowery on May 4, 2012

      The Daily Show is wonderful!

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      Creator Andrew Loof on May 4, 2012

      My question is, why wouldn't he want that tattoo anyway?!

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      Creator Dan Vedda on May 4, 2012

      You know you've arrived when the Daily Show spoofs you. Congrats and welcome to the zeitgeist.

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      Creator Heartbreak Brewing on May 8, 2012

      Amanda Palmer; famous recording artist has raised over $500K for her Kickstarter, has been featured on your blog, and on your front page, while we, a new small business have not reached $2000? There is a problem here...

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      Creator spurse on May 10, 2012

      Thanks for the story about the Apes of Wrath fundraising incentive. We were so impressed, we decided to come up with a dare of our own that was just so a propos of our project (hint, hint!) Keep up the spirit, folks. Just when things look bleek, help comes in mysterious ways!