About this project
(NOTE: in the video above, the shade will actually display the message on the other side, so the driver of the other car can read it when they look over at you)
I get it... I mean, I'm an American. I believe in my constitutional rights, I even spent 10 years in the U.S. Air Force protecting those rights; but when someone sits right in front of me (there's 3 people in my family that have done so) and says they'll sit in the fast lane regardless of what anyone thinks, well, that makes me want to strangle people a little.
EXAMPLE#1 (I do not own this video, see here for credit:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZhdvl_P1Zc)
EFF that, it makes me want to strangle people a lot! I'm not allowed to do that, though, and neither are you. So what are our options? We're cruising along in the fast lane, checking our mirrors like a good driver does, making sure if someone is behind us we move out of the way for them to pass... somehow, we're supposed to just put up with these arrogant f**ks? Know what's a terrible idea? Flipping out and riding their tail lights. Swerving all over the lane trying to get their attention. Flashing your lights repeatedly. Those are all natural responses but they could also get you killed. No, we need a more passive, yet powerful response to such rude and inconsiderate people.
I present to you the EFF YOU shade (or a name of a backer's creation, depending on the $250 donation category). There's stupid people all over the world sharing their moronic opinions and doing stupid crap under the first amendment... let's express how it make us normal people feel using the EFF YOU shade!
Risks and challenges
1. well, I have to procure the shades. I looked and they are all over the net, so unless this really takes off I don't see a problem. If it takes off, I will contact a manufacturer and work out a plan.
2. I'll need to test some different methods of lettering to ensure maximum quality and readability
3. packaging; I'll say it now, cost will be an issue. So, I don't plan on using too sophisticated a packaging system to ship these out
4. currently the plan is to provide an easy, yet unobtrusive method for securing these to the driver side; I'm thinking the 'oh sh*t' handle (drivers rarely use that anyway). If funding is successful, I'll need to get the shades and investigate the best method. I really don't see a problem here, either
To be honest, I can't really think of any?Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
maybe you aren't quite interested in expressing yourself and are content simply going around such people; but somehow, you just can't get rid of the smirk on your face knowing these gadgets will be getting around and you want to be part of it! well, you'll have both my respect and my appreciationEstimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (100 left of 100)
this donation is a little difficult because we both need to get some value here, so I'm going to open this price to the first 100 takers and get the ball rolling. orders should arrive in plenty of time to give these as gifts for the holiday season!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
plain and simple: donate $35 and get yourself the freedom of expression! orders should arrive in plenty of time to give these as gifts for the holiday season!
NOTE: international shipping will be $20 extraEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
want your own custom message instead of the standard one? this is the category you want. we'll have to work together to make sure the knuckleheads can read it, but for $50 you'll get your message across REAL nice (you can also choose this category if you are super polite and want to change the word 'genius' in the standard message to 'please'!)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
0 backers Limited (100 left of 100)
$80 isn't a small amount of money, so I want to make a value for you. donating in this category will get you two EFF YOU shades (Maybe you are driving the wife's car and come across a special type of moron!) with optional custom messages. this category will also get priority production rank... meaning, i will make these orders firstEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
why would you want 3 EFF YOU shades? hell if I know! I certainly think they'd be cool gifts, but I'm just a guy making a kickstarter. anyway, for the $100 donation you'll get 3 shades with the standard message and a personalized thank you card from my wife and IEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
the ultimate donation: here's the deal. I made up the name 'EFF YOU shade' on whim and just wanted to get the project started. if you donate using this category, you are dedicated, my friend! I will take 5 donations in this category and we will all collaborate on a name for the item. the name will be included on the shade, as well as any name or designation of the person who created the name. in the event you all only vote for your own name, i reserve final judgment! oh, you'll also get 2 shades with custom messages (even a 3rd shade if you so desire)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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