Archive for February 21st, 2012
Photo taken by Mrs. WC in a traffic jam in downtown San Diego. Is this post-ironic commentary or just someone who thinks irony is rusty water? WC is confused.
UPDATE: Richard Ditch offers the following gem, which qualifies as delusional, not post-ironic:
A quick followup to WC’s earlier post on the OOTS Kickstarter campaign. Web comic artist Rich Burlew raised a total of $1,254,120 from 14,952 donors. The total amount raised is over twenty-one times his target of $57,750. WC’s sincere congratulations to Rich and Giant in the Playground, his company.
There’s a delightful interview of Rich Burlew by Kickstarter.
Any questions about the power of social media as a funding mechanism seem to have been answered.
Doubtlessly, even as WC writes this scam artists are scheming at how to make their own million bucks. And WC hopes the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is on top of this; the potential for securities fraud – promises to pay investors something more than refrigerator magnets – is frighteningly high.
But for now, congratulations to Rich Burlew, who deserves and has earned every penny.
Some photos don’t need an extended caption. San Diego Wildlife Safari, February 2012.