Man raises $27,000 to make potato salad on Kickstarter


By on July 8, 2014 at 10:05 am

Making potato salad is difficult, you guys. Zack “Danger Brown” from Ohio has never made potato salad before, and so he turned to Kickstarter to ask for $10 to help him sort it out.

Now, at the time of writing, he has $27,000. Yes, you read that right.

Naturally the whole thing is generating a lot of discussion: some are calling it farcical, others surreal, others still saying it’s a delightful piss-take of just how far Kickstarters have come. Others are using swear words.

What do you think? Do you want to help make potato salad? $1 or more will get you in.

In a related story, I now really want some potato salad.

55 comments (Leave your own)

Well the next few weeks of kickstarter are going to be terrible as a billion copy cats try to cash in on similar ideas.


Man, $27,000 makes a LOT of potato salad.


I remember reading about this on the weekend and just shaking my head. Really? A Kickstarter to make potato salad? This is just silly.

Oh and it’s over $38,000 at the time I’m looking at it. And still climbing.




Well the next few weeks of kickstarter are going to be terrible as a billion copy cats try to cash in on similar ideas.

When’s the next shuttle off this planet?

It would be nice if the guy donates a chunk of money to some food program. Poor people would like potato salad too.


I think its actually at around $16,000. Some people are putting in fake pledges of $10,000 and the total pledged jumps around from between $16,000 to over $40,000. I didn’t pledge but I hope he has a big enough kitchen for those invited to come and watch him make it XD


I can honestly see quite a lot of people chucking a few quid his way just for laughs!


Actually it’s likely to have gained traction too, as it’s been on a lot of the news sites now. A lot of people will be reading these articles and then jumping onto his kickstarter to donate for a laugh.


I could back that. Instead of cooking potato salad for himself he sets up a bunch of tables and cooking equipment in a park somewhere and gives food to the homeless. Or he could be a douche and just pocket the entirety of the money while laughing and eating his freshly made potato salad.

Village idiot

Hahaha. So… Will he now have to come through with the goods and make $38000 worth of potato salad?


Oh my god, that feel when it’s not an Onion article.


Hahaha, this is awesome.


What a time to be alive.


It’s like ebaying burnt toast with the image of Jesus…


“some are calling it farcial,”
Really? I’d call it farcical.

In the developed world there are people throwing $10 at a joke on the web. Meanwhile in the developing world there are people working their fingers to the bone to earn $10 a month.


Here we go…



And you can spend your $10 helping them out, other people can spend their $10 doing whatever the fuck they want.


I can honestly see quite a lot of people chucking a few quid his way just for laughs!

My first thought was:

Homer: Greetings friend, are you looking for eternal happiness? Well if so send one dollar to 742 Evergreen Terrace and you shall. Don’t delay, eternal happiness if just a dollar away.
Mr Burns: Eternal happiness for one dollar eh? Hmmm, I’d be happier with the dollar.


He better donate everything but his $10 portion.

Can’t believe how stupid some people are. If you don’t have anything worthwhile to throw your money at, keep it in your fucking pocket. (Yes I know people are entitled to spend their money how they wish but come on… Go buy a game or something. At least someone deserving will be guaranteed to profit then, this douche could just run off with that cash)



I’m gonna donate now just because you are so butthurt about it.


That’s the worst picture of potato salad I’ve ever seen.


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