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About

 

They're blocks.

Need more? Fine.

The School of Hard Blocks is a set of 12 concrete alphabet blocks that depict some of the hardships of real life.

These aren't the wooden blocks of your childhood with cutesy little drawings of animals and stuff. No, these blocks feature the kinds of terrible, real things we all go through. And they're made of concrete. 

From erectile dysfunction to childbirth, depression to dentists, juice cleanses to genocidal dictators, hangovers to hipsters, the School of Hard Blocks makes fun of it all.

It’s a great gift idea. Buy one for your mom. Or your brother. Or that hard to shop for person in your life. Or that guy at work you don’t really know but drew his name for the office gift exchange and have no idea what to get him. It’s great for that guy, too.

 

12, 1.75 x 1.75 inch concrete blocks. 

Each 12-block set includes:

  • 42 illustrated hardships
  • 18 letters (It's not the whole alphabet, but don't worry. You can still spell all the important curse words.)
  • Why not?
  • We like to make stuff.
  • We like funny things.
  • The world needs more funny things. 

 

Well, there's a question. We've been building these bad boys out of our garage, hobby-style. Bootstrappin' by our shoe strings and what not. While that's great and all, we're looking at the bigger picture. Your Kickstarter pledge allows us to upgrade our equipment, facilities, and supply-buying so we can make a real run at producing this product on a larger scale.

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We've set ourselves up to successfully meet the timelines we've established, but we acknowledge the possibility that things could happen that may be out of our control, including weather delays (winter is coming), mail thieves (well, we can't really do anything about that. We aren't vigilante crime fighters keeping watch on your porch), and natural disasters (vote for people who believe in science, please). We aren't assholes. We'll communicate with you if problems arise, and make sure you're satisfied with your pledge.

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    I’ve Got Five On It

    Thanks. Well kind of, we guess. You probably could've done better. We’ll go ahead and give you a shoutout on our website anyway.

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    Hook Me Up

    You’re totally smart and pretty badass. We’ll send you a set of the School of Hard Blocks with FREE SHIPPING way before Christmas (when you know you deserve a lump of coal).

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    So Nice, Let’s Do It Twice

    We’ll send you TWO sets of the School of Hard Blocks ($50 retail) with FREE SHIPPING, way before Christmas, because you’re super cool. Like you didn’t already know.

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    So Nice, Let’s Do It Thrice?

    You generous soul. We’re going to send you THREE sets of the School of Hard Blocks ($75 retail) with FREE SHIPPING, way before Christmas.

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    17 Syllables of Inappropriateness

    Wow, you must really like us. To show our appreciation, not only will you get a set of the School of Hard Blocks, but we will also snail mail you an inappropriate haiku each week for the month of December. That's right. 17 NSFW syllables written just for you.

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    • 4 inappropriate haikus
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    The Ultimate Wingperson Package

    Okay, this is big time. For $1000, we will become your own personal marketing/hype-people for a night. We will make you the most popular person in Spokane, WA through a variety of means, including:

    - Your face on a t-shirt

    - That t-shirt (with your face) worn by us at a bar

    - Us, wearing that face t-shirt, talking you up to strangers at said bar

    - Us, talking you up to strangers at a bar, while wearing your beautiful mug on a t-shirt, mesmerizing everyone with your various feats of strength, personality, and bravery (both true and false)

    - Your social media accounts on a business card, to be handed out to previously mentioned mesmerized people, so they can follow you for all of the feats of strength, personality, and bravery we will brag about.

    - To top it off, we will capture the entire night on video and post it to our various social media channels.

    You will also get a set of the School of Hard Blocks.

    Also, this is not a joke. We will actually do this.

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    • 4 inappropriate haikus
    • Ultimate wingman/wingwoman/wingperson super fun hype video
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