Potatoes clearly have some kind of underground, hipster following.  I can’t believe I’m saying this, but this is the third time in 9 months we have written about potatoes.  And all connected through Kickstarter.  Clearly, if you want people to give you their hard earned, there’s nothing more irresistible as a wallet loosener than a spud.

Social Media Fundraising

Zack Danger Brown managed to raise $55,492 to make a potato salad.  His original goal was $10.  Andres Ortiz-Mena Gonzales has tried to emulate Zack’s success by launching a potatogram campaign.  He writes your message to a friend on a potato and sends it to them.

He’s clearly pretty serious about it – check out the website.  He’s already smashed his $250 goal having raised $427 with a week still to go.

I reckon Andres has been following the Tony Robbins model for success: ‘If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.’

It is astonishing how generous folk are when it comes to supporting hair brained schemes designed purely for silliness.  Imagine how hard it is to raise money for serious things like hungry children or flooded islands?

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