About this project
7/27/15: THANK YOU KINDLY!
We made our goal, thanks to y'all! Looks like we'll be doing weekly videos and podcasts throughout the 2016 election. We can't thank y'all enough. It means a lot. We'll never ask for anything ever again.
STRETCH GOALS ANNOUNCED GIVE US 3000 MORE DOLLARS
FIRST STRETCH GOAL: $11,723
We'll use this extra money to get to one of the early primary/caucus states, follow politicians around to diners and VFW halls, annoy the press, eat loose meat sandwiches, and get real cold, lost, and angry at each other! CAN YOU GIVE US SOME MORE MONEY PLEASE PEOPLE WE LOVE YOU!
If we make that stretch goal, we'll add more states! Why watch us be miserable in Iowa when you can watch us be miserable in Iowa AND New Hampshire!
Thank you kindly!
WE WILL DO THIS:
We make a new weekly video during the 2016 presidential election, from this summer until November of next year. We will also video our weekly podcast and post that on YouTube. That's 15 months of entertainment/slow disengagement with a corrupt political system! Cheap!
PONY UP, SUCKERS:
We need $8,723 to get us all the stuff we need to provide you with first-rate election coverage. Start off with a new computer with a fast damn processor for cranking out so many videos and podcasts. The computer we got now is from 2008 and don't hardly work no more. Our old camera is busted and we need us a new one and all the good camera's fixin's, like lenses and tripods. If we're going to do this shit again, we're going to need some lights and a green screen for special effects to make it look like we're in outer space or in caveman times. We want to talk in a couple of decent microphones for a change and get us a sound recorder so our every slurred word is heard. And we want some fancy teleprompters. If they're good enough for Obama... We'd like to get something that records phone calls for podcast interviews with Jackie's mama and any candidate that desperate to be heard. Then we got to pay the Kickstarter man, and pay for all your t-shirts that we hope you're going to wear ever damn day. Once we figure out how to work this fancy stuff, it's showtime, folks.
Travis and Jonathan
Travis Harmon and Jonathan Shockley were born and raised in Tennessee, where they began performing together. Later both moved to Los Angeles, where in 2005 they created the web series Red State Update. Their videos have over 45 million views and 24,000 YouTube subscribers. They've been featured on CNN, VH1, Fuse, G4, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Salon, NewYorkTimes.com, DirecTV Channel 101, Sirius XM, and even the 2008 CNN/YouTube Democratic Debate. A Red State Update CD, How Freedom Sounds, was released in 2008 by Dualtone Records, followed by their 2010 Christmas album Santa Is Real. Their book Let There Be Facebook: Status Updates from God, Gaga and Everyone In Between was published in November 2011 by Simon & Schuster. In addition to Red State Update, Travis and Jonathan are also the creators of many other comedy videos that have garnered millions of hits, including 100 Ways To Love A Cat, which you should watch, if you have 35 minutes.
Jackie Broyles Bio (by Dunlap)
Jackie Broyles was born in Murfreesboro, TN, 400 years ago. He has an old gray beard that smells like goat taint. He runs Jackie’s Market, a country store full of roaches and dusty dented cans of Beanie Weenies, which he sells to drunk hillbillies, pregnant teenagers and illegal immigrants. His wife had a stroke, but is still livin’. He ain’t never been out of Murfreesboro, except when he was in the Army, and even then he was just in Texas, which is even worse.
Jackie Broyles Bio (by Jackie Broyles)
My name is Jackie Broyles. I love America, freedom, the Constitution, and goats. Murfreesboro, Tennessee is my home, and I like stickin’ around home, because home is where the heart is, and gas prices are out of control. Obama. I run Jackie’s Market, a little country store where all are welcome, even college professors. I never been to Spain, but in 1978 Three Dog Night’s tour bus broke down outside my store. I wouldn’t let ‘em in to use the phone. They looked high as hell.
Dunlap Bio (by Jackie Broyles)
When Dunlap was a little kid, his daddy would leave him down at my store so he could go off to get drunk. I made the mistake of bein’ nice to him, and now he won’t leave me alone. Dunlap lives down in his grandmother’s basement and just lays around, like a hairy beached whale. He don’t do nothin’ but smoke dope, steal beer, chase loose women, and dream up get-rich-quick schemes. You’d think he was a Democrat.
Dunlap Bio (by Dunlap)
Dunlap (just one name, like Cher, or Dalton) is a old Cherokee word that translates loosely as “awesome.” I am not “employed” in the general sense of the term. I’m more of an entrepreneur, which is sort of like having a job, except I still get my unemployment checks. I have a lot of teenage friends. Sometimes I buy beer for them, but that’s not the only reason they hang out with me, no matter what I overheard them say. In America, I’m sort of famous for my sexual prowess. Now it’s time for the legend to spread overseas. In other words, I would like to have sex with European women. Also, I just bought a pipe that looks like Sheriff Lobo. (Claude Akins’ grandson is a glassblower.)
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