AVENUE OF THE STRONGEST: A September 11th Photography Book

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1016239196/avenue-of-the-strongest

Photo book documenting 9/11 through the lens of the closest surviving photographer Mark Roddenberry. Contains never before seen images.

Mark Roddenberry is a portrait photographer who was living in lower Manhattan during the 9/11 attacks. His studio was located eight blocks north of the World Trade Center Complex. When the second tower collapsed, Mark was the closest photographer that survived. His eyewitness story offers a unique insight into what it was like to be there on that fateful day.

So we should give you money because you were there taking pictures? I’d rather give money to Al-Qaeda, who actually own the rights to 9/11 photography. They’ll sew you, meaning they’ll sew your head to an American flag.

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RENDER: Feminist Food & Culture Quarterly—Issue #5 & Beyond

www.kickstarter.com/projects/renderfoodmag/render-quarterly-support-feminist-food-media

RENDER is a Portland, OR based feminist food magazine dedicated to smashing the patriarchy in the food industry.

RENDER is a platform for the voices of the feminist food revolution. We aim to start meaningful conversations about social justice issues within the food industry through smart, witty, and stimulating feminist food journalism. Indeed, we aim to spotlight all the badass women who are making waves within the persistently male-dominated food industry.

I have the perfect dessert for your magazine. It’s called country tart. It’s so yummy, I call people country tarts as a compliment. Feminists are country tarts.

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Rooster Teeth for Special Olympics!

www.gofundme.com/f/rtspecialolympics

Rooster Teeth has always been about community and we have launched a GoFundMe campaign to bring that spirit to an amazing event.

This time, Burnie Burns, Gavin Free, and the rest of Rooster Teeth is needing YOUR help to raise money for the Special Olympics which sends athletes from all over the world (literally, over 100 different countries) to the Special Olympics World Games each year!

“I’m thrilled that Rooster Teeth is able to support the Special Olympics in a meaningful way through this GoFundMe initiative,” said Burnie Burns, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at Rooster Teeth. “Gavin and I are overjoyed to be able to attend the Winter Games and witness these incredible athletes as they fulfill their lifelong dreams.”

We should have special hospitals with special doctors. It’ll make them feel more included. ER stands for elegant retards. 

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Make 100 Blackout Poems

www.kickstarter.com/projects/igobycait/make-100-blackout-poems

One hundred blackout poems that I will make and send to you.

Project image for Make 100 Blackout Poems

What the hell is a blackout poem?

Hello, yes, great question. A blackout or cross-out poem is where you take a marker to already established text and cross things out/redact items until a poem is formed.

Why am I doing this?

Mostly because art is cool. But also because I like to write poems, and I compile so much damn paper from receipts to letters to bus tickets to ads, etc etc etc – and one day I started making them into poems. It started just out of boredom and exploration, but it became a fun exercise to try and create art from such simple things that initially seem unassuming. 

A blackout poem I made from a piece of junk mail from Geico

I wonder if you can get anything from the sentence “I give a fuck about children.

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I AM KIND: Songs for Unique Kids

www.indiegogo.com/projects/i-am-kind-songs-for-unique-kids#/

My name is Lindsay.  I’m a children’s musician, singer/songwriter and mom of three wonderful kids, and all three have autism. This album is very dear to my heart. It was inspired by seeing my kids’ daily triumphs and struggles. I wrote these songs for my own kids and all other neurodiverse children, unique kids with disabilities or differences. They are songs that celebrate children for who they are and encourage them to love and believe in themselves.

“I Am Kind” and “Every One of Us Belongs” are empowering songs of self love, acceptance, and inclusivity. I am also including songs that can help kids in areas that may be challenging for them. Some of the songs on the album encourage kids to try new foods, be problem solvers, or ask for help. One song reassures them that “it’s ok to make mistakes.” I have chosen all the songs for this album including 10 originals. Music is such a powerful, universal language. I know this album will touch the hearts of many children and bring them joy and love while helping them learn and grow. It will empower them with self-reg and self advocacy skills. I’m so excited to share these songs, but I need your help to make this album a reality. 

She really is kind. I have a lot of new spank bank material like Lindsay punishing her autistic kids by making them masturbate while giving eye contact.

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Winemaking With A Purpose-Prostate Cancer Research

www.indiegogo.com/projects/winemaking-with-a-purpose-prostate-cancer-research#/

Pursuing a long-time love of wine, I (Winemaker Bob) started small volume wine making in 2007.  The award-winning Zinpiphany© Zinfandel and Rhone-styled #2red followed.  Passion later changed to purpose following a diagnosis of incurable prostate cancer. Determined to make the best of the situation, I created the Robert and Susan Hollander Foundation, an IRS approved 501c3 non-profit supporting prostate cancer research.  Since then, all proceeds from my wine making efforts at 2redWinery are committed to supporting prostate cancer research through the Foundation.  Your tax-deductible support will allow me to continue to produce great wines for you while supporting prostate cancer research.

The only way to prevent prostate cancer is to stop smoking cigarettes with your ass.

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A Head Shorter: A Short Film About Survival

www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-head-shorter-a-short-film-about-survival#/

An animated documentary short about a 12 year old boy in the Holocaust and how he survived.

A Head Shorter is a Holocaust story we don’t often hear, and it will be told a way that we don’t often see – the use of animation is a fresh take on sharing a survivor’s stories.

I’m making this documentary in order to continue to share my great uncle’s experience, and shed light on a narrative that we rarely see about the Jew (or any victim of the Nazis) in the Holocaust – the narrative of a Nazi prisoner fighting back and experiencing a moment of triumph.

The title is misleading. I thought the film was about a bris botch.

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Colorful Enamel Pronoun Pins to Yell at Gender

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1295501265/fun-and-funky-enamel-pronoun-pins

Colorful enamel pins to display your pronouns, spread awareness, and boldly annoy Boomers everywhere. Nonbinary/trans positive jewelry.

Pronouns matter. People should be called what they ask to be called. Change can be hard, and sometimes people need a visual reminder. 

We’ve been putting pronouns on nametags at events or when we introduce ourselves and each other. We’ve used stickers and maybe even patches to add to our clothes. I wanted to make pins that were fun, visible and can be transferred from one outfit to the next.

People often roleplay a different gender than their primary identity, but most importantly a lot of people are questioning their assigned gender and stepping outside of the gender binary of male and female (you know, like lots of non-Western cultures have done for centuries). That means that many people are trans, nonbinary, agender, genderfluid, or genderqueer, and don’t necessarily use “he” or “she” as their pronouns, or use the same pronoun from day to day. There are more than two genders. 

The proper pronoun is “it” because trans people look like Pennywise.

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ERASE: Protect Children From School Shootings

www.indiegogo.com/projects/erase-protect-children-from-school-shootings#/

Help school children survive a school shooting with Guardian technology in 50 schools in 50 states.

It takes emergency response teams 18 minutes to arrive at the scene of an active shooting event. Yet active shooting events only last 12.5 minutes on average.

“Early Response to Active Shooter Events” (E.R.A.S.E.) aims to raise contributions to fund the installation of lifesaving Guardian technology in the main entrances of 50 schools, one in each of the 50 states. Guardian effectively “erases” emergency response times down from 18 minutes to 2.

Guardian technology “hears” and “sees” gunshots using sound and infrared technology and notifies law enforcement and school officials immediately and automatically using the Internet. It provides not only a notification, but a graphic of the school’s layout with the shooter’s location pinpointed.

School shootings are good. How can you focus in class if you don’t wank during your off period?

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Ending period illiteracy in India

www.indiegogo.com/projects/ending-period-illiteracy-in-india–2#/

Providing sustainable sanitary pads and education to girls across India

In India, it has been estimated that as many as 1 in 5 girls drop out of school after they get their periods. To date project Baala and teleStory have provided education and sanitary pads to over 1,25,000 children. Now they are collaborating to scale that impact.

To compliment Baala’s education workshop and sanitary pad, we have designed a educational comic book and call in audio service to provide continued education on menstrual hygiene to young women.

It’s important to get them to use menstrual pads instead of foreheads.

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You still can’t edit your tweets, but you may soon be able to “clarify” them

www.vox.com/2019/2/14/18225332/twitter-clarification-feature-edit-tweets-jack-dorsey-goldman-sachs

CEO Jack Dorsey, who spoke at a February 14 event for Goldman Sachs in San Francisco, said that Twitter is “thinking about” some kind of feature that would let people go back and add clarifications or annotations to old tweets. 

“The other thing that we’re seeing more broadly within the culture right now in this particular moment is people quote-unquote ‘being cancelled’ because of past things that they’ve said on Twitter or various other places in social media,” Dorsey explained to the audience on Thursday. “There’s no credible way to kind of go back and clarify or even have a conversation to show the learning and the transition since.”

So Dorsey says that Twitter is thinking about building something to help with that. What might that look like exactly? It sounds as though that hasn’t been decided. Twitter already lets people share a tweet with more context through its retweet feature. But whatever Dorsey has in mind sounds different from that. The idea here is that even if a tweet has already gone viral, the clarification will be added anywhere the original tweet appears.

Jack doesn’t allow editing because he thinks every tweet is historical, like caveman drawings. He may have a lot of followers, but I have a lot of swallowers like Marcia Dorsey. She sucks me after she fucks me.

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