A new youtube series about people getting gonged unknowingly brought to you by the youtube channel Awkward Moments In Life! Read more
This project was successfully funded on June 17, 2012.
About this project
We made our goal! Now what?
Well we made our goal of $500 but that doesn't mean that we are going to stop there. With your continued help we will be able to fund the series even more. Some of these things include:
-A gong mallet
-A gong stand
-Marketing for the video
-An even bigger gong
With your help we will be able to make this an even bigger success!
New rewards for those who help!
We have added two great rewards for those who help out. The first is at the $3 level. We will retweet anything you want from our twitter account @awkwardmomenttv (as long as it is nice and appropriate)
The next new level is the $40 level. For those who pledge this amount you will receive a hand made bow tie made by Allison Allsop of the blog Freshly Completed (make sure to check it out!). It is an amazing looking bow tie and goes great with any outfit. You are saying that you don't know how to tie a bow tie? No problem. Stirling T. Casablancas will send you a video with him demonstrating how to properly tie a bow tie.
Oh hey, I didn't see you there.
My name is Stirling T. Casablancas and I have been called a gentleman, scholar, vinyl record connoisseur, and the most pleasantly awkward person. I enjoy a high sense of class and sophistication in my humor that unfortunately is hard to find these days.
Instead of looking for this type of humor I decided to make my own by teaming up with the youtube series Awkward Moments In Life to create a new web series called "You Just Got Gonged!"
The concept is simple - we go up behind people in public with a gong and bong the gong - surprising them and instilling laughter in all that watch. This is more than your average "prank" show - this is a new web series with many possibilities. There will be many different themed shows such as:
You just got gonged in a library
You just got gonged at the park
You just got gonged at your front door
You just got gonged at the store
These among many others are the first episodes we will film for this amazingly sophisticated new web series.
We have already tried to film this series but unfortunately have fallen short of the true comedic elements because of the substitutes we have used for the gong. We have tried gongs made of cardboard, cookie sheets, and even an invisible gong. None of these have worked.
For this reason we turn to Kickstarter to make our dream of gonging people a reality. Help us reach the pledge amount of $500 so that we fund this web series.
For more information about our gonging adventures you can visit us at:
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $1 or more
The Gong Pupil:
A photo of Stirling T. Casablancas holding a thank you sign delivered to you digitally.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $3 or more
The Gong Beginner: Not only will you get the thank you picture from Stirling T. Casablancas you will also receive a retweet from @awkwardmomenttv (we have about 4300 followers) of anything you write on Twitter that won't hurt anybody's feelings or get us thrown off. (We reserve the right to not retweet anything in lousy taste or otherwise objectionable!)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5 or more
The Gong Apprentice
A photo and a hand written letter from Stirling T. Casablancas delivered via the USPS.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
The Gong Novice:
All of the above plus a set of 3 stickers that say, "You just got gonged!"Estimated delivery:
Pledge $15 or more
THE GONG-A-GRAM: This is for those people who want to share the love of gonging with all of their friends. Stirling T. Casablancas will go to the person of your choice (in Rexburg, ID or 30 miles in the surrounding area) and knock on their door and gong your friend. Want to propose to that fine lady of yours, propose to her with a GONG-A-GRAM. The possibilities are endless! Not only that but you get the stickers and the hand written letter!
***NOTE - THIS IS NOT INCLUDED IN ANY OTHER PLEDGE AMOUNT. IF YOU HAVE PLEDGED HIGHER AND WANT THIS REWARD ADD $5 TO YOUR PLEDGE***Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
The Gong Virtuoso
All of the above plus a personalized video from Stirling T. Casablancas telling a special story about you or your friend.
Note - the story may not be true but will be truly awesome. If you have an idea send it our way and we will let Stirling T. Casablancas know.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $40 or more
The Gong Gentleman: Because of your support you will be a true gentleman. You will receive all of the above plus a handmade bow-tie!
Look just as classy as Stirling T. Casablancas.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
The Gong Maestro:
All of the above (including a sweet video) plus a 8.5 x 11 design of "You Just Got Gonged!" and a coffee mug with "You Just Got Gonged" on it. Let everybody in your office know about getting gonged!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or more
The Gong Guru:
All of the above plus a T-Shirt that says, you guessed it, "You Just got Gonged!"Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)
The Gong Master:
All of the above! Not only that buy your company name and website (along with twitter and facebook) will appear in the descriptions of the first 5 'You Just Gonged' youtube videos. Help grow your company through this great form of advertisement.
We will not advertise websites that are pornographic, discriminatory of any kind, get rich quick schemes.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
The Gong Grand Master:
All of the above plus the very bow tie that Stirling T. Casablancas wears in the kickstarter video. Along with that you will get a certificate of authenticity certifying that the bow tie is indeed the bow tie of Sir Stirling T. Casablancas.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
The King of all the Gongs:
All of the above (except the bowtie if already claimed).
You have successfully funded our project. We will give a shout out to you and your company on facebook, twitter, youtube, and our webpageEstimated delivery:
Pledge $2,000 or more
Grand King of the Gongs:
You have successfully funded the project four times. Because of you we will get an amazing large sized gong and fund a website for "You Just Got Gonged."
Stirling T. Casablancas will personally make you dinner and present you with one of his personal bow ties.
Sorry - but only available to USAEstimated delivery:
- (30 days)