Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    In case you don’t quite get this one, Ted and a couple of other cartoonists tried a Kickstarter and it tanked. He’s blaming YOU for not recognizing true genius.

  2. Beppo10983

    Beppo10983 said, almost 2 years ago

    I’m just surprised Ted didn’t compare us to Hitler. “You’re all Hitler! Every last one of you! Hitler!”

  3. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Actually, I tried Kickstarter twice. Worked once, failed once. As a glutton for punishment, I will try it again. Anyway, if you don’t think people funding potato salads as opposed to book and movie projects is insane, I can’t help you.

  4. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The Hitler finds out meme is a thing. Google it.

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ted Rall

    “if you don’t think people funding potato salads as opposed to book and movie projects is insane, I can’t help you.”

    Some people can’t be helped. But thanks for trying.

  6. Anarcissie

    Anarcissie said, almost 2 years ago

    The potato salad man is providing light, gentle entertainment for people of modest intellectual achievements who want to get in on hipness and irony but have trouble figuring out how. ‘Heh, heh, I gave two dollars to a guy making potato salad.’ It’s sort of Seinfeldian.

    Next: a topknot machine.

  7. Kip W

    Kip W said, almost 2 years ago

    Ted just needs to experiment and find the right mildly humorous tone of whimsy in which to fund his kickstarters and continue his political cartoons. Dial it back just a teensy notch, for starters, and see where it goes.

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @TJDestry

    Soooo…. you really think this was about Ted and not about the absolute observatory of donating tens of thousands of dollars for #$$%^ potato salad? I’ve never had a kickstarter campaign and I think Ted should have gone farther with his cartoon.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ted Rall

    Patreon is the new thing I see.

  10. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, almost 2 years ago

    @ Michael wme

    Here’s the site:
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/324283889/potato-salad

    [Damn! Can I start a campaign to buy Viagra?] :D

  11. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, almost 2 years ago

    (He’s just short of $47,000!)

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Donald Williams

    Viagra, from vigorous and more importantly the Sanskrit word for tiger which is “vyaghra.”

  13. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Ted’s 2012 Kickstarter goal: $40,000
    Ted’s 2012 Kickstarter results: $9758
    Ted’s conclusion about Kickstarter: Great artists and brilliant thinkers just can’t get funded

  14. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, almost 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    That makes sense.
    Because my tiger is an endangered species, maybe I could get funding to restore its natural habitat?
    Smiley

  15. bikerusl

    bikerusl said, almost 2 years ago

    I gave money for potato salad before I read this. Back then it was about $3000

    There is something about the humility in the humour and the modest goal. It would have been a smashing success if it had raised $11. To make food. To share. That’s pretty different than $40,000 grand to make a collection of my own doodles and ramblings that I then want people to buy after I have been already paid to make it. And I can donate $3 to the salad and be a big spender (and get a “bite” sent to me in the mail!?!?!) vs I need to spend $50 to get a comic book that I can buy on the used market in a year for $7. It’s like the success of Apple with their Apps for .99 vs Buying Microsoft OS for $100. Low barrier to entry.

    I’m a longtime loyal Ted Rall fan. And I hate Wal-Mart and all that trend towards the cheapening of what is truly valuable. But not all of the trend of Fast Cheap and Out of Control is hard to understand. People need cheap and easy. Or they want it anyway.

    Ted doesn’t even moralise and blame people in this comic (Well, not so much as point out that Sudan exists and things more valuable than salad). He just points out the situation and that “we are doomed” if this is how our culture decides to collectively value things. Which is also quite true.

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