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Two Minutes Past Five in the Afternoon

All of history is happening at once
brycedotvc:

December 26th 2013, this Kickstarter campaign limped towards a looming deadline to reach their goald of $125,000. They failed and that campaign was never funded.
Fast forward 8 months.
The same product, with the same name, by the same inventor, with an eerily similar promotional video has become the most successful project in Kickstarter history.
So what changed?
Did people suddenly want a cooler/blender/flashlight/picnic basket/bottle opener/iphone charger/boombox/cuttingboard? Did running the campaign in summer change people’s perceived need for the product v. running it in the depths of winter? Does bright orange sell better than matte black? 
Honestly, I have no idea.
But, I do know what didn’t change?
Ryan Gepper’s belief in his vision for the Coolest Cooler.
He never gave up, even in the face of a very public failure.
And that’s pretty Cool.

brycedotvc:

December 26th 2013, this Kickstarter campaign limped towards a looming deadline to reach their goald of $125,000. They failed and that campaign was never funded.

Fast forward 8 months.

The same product, with the same name, by the same inventor, with an eerily similar promotional video has become the most successful project in Kickstarter history.

So what changed?

Did people suddenly want a cooler/blender/flashlight/picnic basket/bottle opener/iphone charger/boombox/cuttingboard? Did running the campaign in summer change people’s perceived need for the product v. running it in the depths of winter? Does bright orange sell better than matte black? 

Honestly, I have no idea.

But, I do know what didn’t change?

Ryan Gepper’s belief in his vision for the Coolest Cooler.

He never gave up, even in the face of a very public failure.

And that’s pretty Cool.

thesmexyslender:

tennants-hair:

VIVA LA PLUTO MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!

DO YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU? ALL OF YOU WHO HAD WRITTEN OFF PLUTO, WHO HAD CROSSED IT OFF YOUR PLANET LIST? REMEMBER HOW IT WAS ‘TOO SMALL” TO BE A PLANET? HOW NASA, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION REMOVED ITS PLANETARY STATUS AND  CHANGED ITS NAME TO 134340? HOW EVERYONE THEN CONSIDERED THERE TO BE EIGHT PLANETS, NOT NINE?

BUT SOME OF US REMAINED LOYAL TO PLUTO. IT WAS NEVER FORGOTTEN. AND NOW HERE WE ARE, AND JUSTICE IS UPON US AFTER 8 YEARS.

BECAUSE GUESS WHAT? PLUTO HAS AT LEAST FIVE MOONS, A PRETTY BIG NUMBER FOR A ”DWARF-PLANET”, HUH? ESPECIALLY WHEN EARTH, QUITE BIGGER THAN PLUTO AND AN OFFICIAL PLANET ONLY HAS ONE. AND GUESS WHAT ELSE? ERIS, THE PLANET WHICH EVERYONE THOUGHT TO BE BIGGER THAN PLUTO, MAY NOT BE BIGGER AFTER ALL. AND THE BEST PART IS THAT PLUTO HAS AN ATMOSHPERE. THAT’S RIGHT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, A SUPPOSEDLY NON-PLANET HAS AN ATMOSPHERE. AGAIN, ISN’T THAT IMPRESSIVE?

SO LOOK AT THIS. NEW FINDINGS, AND A NEW AGE FOR PLUTO. AN AGE OF RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION. AND ALLOW ME TO CLOSE THIS -somewhat aggressive-PRESENTATION OF OPINION WITH THE MOTTO OF THE PLUTO APOLOGISTS: VIVA LA PLUTO!

The revolution has begun

(Source: lumos5001, via shorthairsupremacy)

thekhooll:

Zimmer Frei Ralph Gräf

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Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper. Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure.They’re huge and abstract. And they’re very beautiful

David Lynch in Catching the Big Fish (via archiemcphee)

slavicinferno:

Very interesting that we aren’t raising nearly enough money for the things that kill us the most. 

slavicinferno:

Very interesting that we aren’t raising nearly enough money for the things that kill us the most. 

Stana: Hi guys! We did this challenge because so many of our friends and so many of you challenged us, but mostly we did this because we were inspired by Anthony Carbajal’s ALS challenge video. 
Jon: We thank all of you for challenging us, but Anthony showed us how real ALS is and what our pledges really mean to the cause.
Seamus: So instead of nominating someone specific, we challenge everyone out there who has not done the ice bucket challenge to go out and do it and please donate. (x)

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micdotcom:

India replaces the Ice Bucket Challenge with the much more sustainable Rice Bucket Challenge 

After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”

It’s fairly simpleFollow micdotcom

thekhooll:

Teatro Cinema Reina Victoria Enrique Abascal Arquitectos

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