Kickstarted

Oh Goody, McSweeney’s Did a Kickstarter Page for Greece

via McSweeneys.net

If our calculations are correct, it took Yelp seven years to get the McSweeney’s treatment. The San Francisco company finally made its debut in 2011 with Alex Buckey’s brilliant, “Ernest Hemingway, Yelper.” As more evidence of the swelling Kickstarter zeitgeist, it only took the New York startup three years, premiering today with John Flowers’s likewise inspired, “Welcome to the Official Kickstarter Page for Greece!

“Greece is a small country in the south of Europe known for inventing democracy and western philosophy and for its national motto, ‘Release the Kraken!’” begins the mock-pitch to raise $18.6 billion by March 20th. Read More