THE HUNT FOR DR. KLAW - TAKE BACK THE UNDERGROUND
THE HUNT FOR DR. KLAW - TAKE BACK THE UNDERGROUND
You help me find DR. KLAW and I'll help you find secret, delicious seafood.
You help me find DR. KLAW and I'll help you find secret, delicious seafood. Read more
About this project
Ever dream of being able to taste the food you see on food shows?
Well, this is kind of like that. It's the first-ever, live-action Periscope show where you guys direct me on my quest to find Dr. Klaw and bring back our secret seafood creations for you to actually pop in your mouth.
Remember those choose your own adventure books and games? I’m using the latest technology to make my very own live version of these by putting you on the seat of my lobster bike as we track down DR. KLAW and a ton of delicious seafood along the way! Seriously, here’s how:
- I'll broadcast live from the handlebars of my bike via the Periscope app. Whenever there’s a fork in the road or a sticky situation, I’ll ask you to make the call on which way to go or what to do.
- DR. KLAW will be sending us all text and video clues about his location and invites to our seafood tasting events along the way using his dope-ass KLAW App available only to Kickstarter supporters.
- We'll be starting and ending the voyage in NYC, with some extra-crazy locations and surprises for all of Dr. Klaw's old customers.
- Track down the notorious crustacean gangstah DR. KLAW on my custom lobster motorbike and return to him his golden crustacean bling!
- Bring back delicious underground seafood to the people one town at a time.
- Create the first ever live action treasure hunt and broadcast the entire quest live via Periscope!
When The Underground Lobster Pound was busted DR. KLAW disappeared so fast that he lost a claw! But not just any claw; his huge very rare, 22-karat high-roller delivery claw. The only way DR. KLAW can and will ever return to rolling is if I get his chain back to him!
No lame-o schwag that you don't even want! All of our rewards let you take part in the making of this crazy live-action adventure, whether you want to just follow along, appear on screen, or taste the food... We've got you covered.
Like the original Underground Lobster Pound in Brooklyn, our secret seafood events are going to be held in crazy places near you – like dimly-lit docks and abandoned fishing boats. Your invitation from Dr. KLAW will ensure that only you Kickstarter backers will be there, with an initial free taste of the goods, then an opportunity to re-up with a full dose at market price ;)
We’ve been working on this thing for 9 months to ensure there’s a super cool way to get DR. KLAW back in touch with you seafood fanatics! The KLAW app is only for Kickstarter peeps – you won't see this one in any app stores!
We’ve plotted out a rough coastal route to bring you to the coolest people and the tastiest food, but since you’re driving the ship it's going to get real interesting as you choose the actual roads and paths I follow. All we know for sure is that we’re heading out at whopping 45mph, ‘cuz that’s as fast as Lobby The Lobstah Bike will go!
A 1984 Honda CT110 with racks for fishing rods and a livewell in the saddle bag - fully converted to a delicious Maine lobster. It's a succulently sweet, slow machine with 3 gas tanks and 8 gears for backroad crawling! The bike took over a year to buildout fully...and worst case, if it breaks down I can boil it up and eat it!
July, 2016: Lobstah Bike is packed and the KLAW App is done.
Late Summer, 2016: Ben hits the road for the summer seafood season and heads south in search of DR. KLAW.
Sounds like a lot of clams right? It's really not for this wild idea! We’ve hired all the right people and this is what it will cost to fully pull it off. I’ve made a video series before, so rest assured, I know the ropes and can put this budget to work in the most efficient way possible.
Travel Expenses: The Lobstah Bike is easy on gas, but she'll need a little tuning on the road. Plus, I might get sick of my tent from time to time and splurge on a crappy hotel! Don't judge.
Food Costs: Hooking up all the world’s best seafood ain’t cheap! Fishermen want cash! Plus we’ll have to bribe a small crew with great fish and crustaceans to fully pull off these secret dockside events.
Video Editor & Shooter: That's me...It's just you and me for this whole insane adventure, but I know just the right two people back home Matt Roeckl and DeeJay KidKicko who will be updating the site and troubleshooting the entire way.
Operations/Logistics: Best pal, great surfer, and former COO of a 30-person NYC company, Michael Matkin, is gonna keep this project on track.
KLAW App: Thanks to Sam the Man we’re constantly tweaking and improving the app to make everything work as smoothly as possible!
Kickstarter Fees: 5% of the net amount we raise here.
Risks and challenges
What if I jump on Lobby The Lobster Bike and ride off into the sunset with all your money or I just move to a tropical island and say to hell with finding Dr. Klaw?
-- Hey, I'm not going to do that! I need to get Dr. Klaw back! My life has been incomplete without him! Besides, I really want you guys to experience these new seafood creations right out of the water... that's the whole point for taking this on the road!
Traveling by lobster motorbike is risky, isn't it?
-- Yup, 400 LBs of lobster between your legs is very dangerous! Broadcasting to all you chowderheads live while riding a crustacean is probably not the smartest idea, but I wear a helmet and all 110ccs of power only bring Lobby up to a whopping 49mph on a downhill. So, the the biggest risk is that you guys direct me off a cliff or a short pier just to see what happens. So make good decisions for me!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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