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Useless robots, minimalist shoes, and "offensive" card games up to the friggin' Pope's stinky eyeballs! (Ewww!) That's crowdfunding in a nutshell, but it's also our modern world - a vast creativity desert, populated almost exclusively by scammers and dummies, practically coded to prey upon our pathological consumerism, permanently on the precipice of collapsing onto itself. Plus, there's a shitload of USB cables everywhere.
But it's not all bad. Most concepts springing from the twin Idea Hells of Kickstarter and IndieGoGo are so obviously stupid that they'll never go into production -- saving valuable landfill space -- and many of them are laugh-out-loud funny. Well, they're the kind of funny that makes you do that ashamed chuckle you do when you're listening to a podcast in public. Sort of a stifled "Hfff" sound, where you clear your throat right afterwards and hope nobody noticed it. Hfffffffuhhhahem. I'm normal.
As much as it sucks, sometimes you do need to buy stuff though. Occasionally you may even just want something, which is also fine within reason. And bombarded as we all are every day by hyper-targeted ads, we'll all eventually find ourselves getting pitched an idea that sounds like it might be exactly what we're looking for...if only they can just raise a little money. If you've read this far, that might sound pretty daunting. But the savvy shopper can avoid disaster with a few simple tips.

Crowdfunding websites aren't stores, so you can't buy stuff there. Consider your pledges donations for potential rewards, and don't expect refunds.Check existing retailers for the product you want to buy. If it's a good enough idea, it's probably already for sale -- cheaper, and you can get it sooner.You have enough USB cables.
Finally, and most importantly, listen to Your Kickstarter Sucks. Mike and JF will tell you all about the nasty garbage you're missing out on, so there's no need to put yourself through the slog of browsing the sites, and they'll help steer you clear of the really tempting stuff you ultimately don't need (how many times to you expect your USB cable to be shot at anyway?) And hey, if you Hfffffffuhhhahem a little bit while you're at it, well, I don't know. That's probably good.

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Your Kickstarter Sucks Jesse Farrar & Mike Hale

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    • 4.9, 1.2K Ratings

Useless robots, minimalist shoes, and "offensive" card games up to the friggin' Pope's stinky eyeballs! (Ewww!) That's crowdfunding in a nutshell, but it's also our modern world - a vast creativity desert, populated almost exclusively by scammers and dummies, practically coded to prey upon our pathological consumerism, permanently on the precipice of collapsing onto itself. Plus, there's a shitload of USB cables everywhere.
But it's not all bad. Most concepts springing from the twin Idea Hells of Kickstarter and IndieGoGo are so obviously stupid that they'll never go into production -- saving valuable landfill space -- and many of them are laugh-out-loud funny. Well, they're the kind of funny that makes you do that ashamed chuckle you do when you're listening to a podcast in public. Sort of a stifled "Hfff" sound, where you clear your throat right afterwards and hope nobody noticed it. Hfffffffuhhhahem. I'm normal.
As much as it sucks, sometimes you do need to buy stuff though. Occasionally you may even just want something, which is also fine within reason. And bombarded as we all are every day by hyper-targeted ads, we'll all eventually find ourselves getting pitched an idea that sounds like it might be exactly what we're looking for...if only they can just raise a little money. If you've read this far, that might sound pretty daunting. But the savvy shopper can avoid disaster with a few simple tips.

Crowdfunding websites aren't stores, so you can't buy stuff there. Consider your pledges donations for potential rewards, and don't expect refunds.Check existing retailers for the product you want to buy. If it's a good enough idea, it's probably already for sale -- cheaper, and you can get it sooner.You have enough USB cables.
Finally, and most importantly, listen to Your Kickstarter Sucks. Mike and JF will tell you all about the nasty garbage you're missing out on, so there's no need to put yourself through the slog of browsing the sites, and they'll help steer you clear of the really tempting stuff you ultimately don't need (how many times to you expect your USB cable to be shot at anyway?) And hey, if you Hfffffffuhhhahem a little bit while you're at it, well, I don't know. That's probably good.

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    Episode 160: Actually For Helping

    Episode 160: Actually For Helping

    Hey, we're helpin' over here! That's right folks, it's another week on Earth which means another YKS has been uploaded to everyone's desktop PCs for their fullscreen listening pleasure. This week on the show we are figuring out how to interact with the police safely, paying to hear a weirdo's dreams, and sucking on a pen with our big slobbery mouths due to anxiety. Plus at least 3 additional things are said throughout the episode. Download this one now while you still can! It's a collector's item that will only increase in value! This episode is an investment for your and your children's future! I really believe this!
    And for more YKS check out YKS Premium on Patreon. Last week we had our friends Dril and Derek from TruthPoint on and they tried to win a bunch of money. Did it work out? Well you'll just have to listen for yourself. Or ask them if you want. But maybe they won't reply, or maybe they'll lie to you. Easier to just do my thing, I think.
    Finally, this episode of YKS is sponsored by Manscaped. Hey if your shit is looking like that Black Crowes album cover (Amorica I think) then check out Manscaped. They ship to Canada now, and it probably comes in a bag like the milk they love so much up there. I wasn't just guessing about the album cover, I actually had to look it up. I don't listen to the Black Crowes. Just a small confession there. Here's another one: Manscaped's Lawn Mower 3.0 is really good, but it would be even better at 80% of the cost (hey what wouldn't), which is why we forced them to provide a discount code for our listeners. For 20% off and free shipping, smash in the promo code YKS at check out.

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 159: Cow of Bunga Dudes

    Episode 159: Cow of Bunga Dudes

    Hey...have you ever wanted to surf? Well grab a board and hang ten brah! It's a gnarly podcast ocean out there and we're just trying to catch a wave....Sheeaahhh man! Alright enough of that. It's time to post the show. This week we're toasting our phones, enjoying the new Drill (same as the old Drill?), and finally trumping Trump with -- what else -- song! Come along with the boys and remember the bad experience of going to a water park as a kid, plus answer the question all capitalists want to know: What's in your wallet? Tubular! Ran out of surfing guy stuff to say, sorry.
    Music for YKS is courtesy of the Hell Yeah Babies, Craig Dickman, Howell Dawdy, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan.
    For more YKS, check out the YKS Patreon. Hell, if you didn't skip the ad in the show, you heard me say it already. But if you're one of the 15 second skip jockeys, here's the deal. $5 gets ya 4 bonus eps a month. $8 gets ya 5 eps, 4 newsletters, merch discounts, and a box of custom injection-molded Mike and JF figurines (with realistic articulating legs and gun attachments).

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 158: The Art of Chug

    Episode 158: The Art of Chug

    Welllllllllllll, well it's The Big Show! That was the entrance music of a wrestling guy from a number of years ago, but today we've got an episode of a podcast that could arguably go by the same name. That's because on episode 158 of YKS, we'll be introducing some products to you that might be able to make a real difference in your lives! Haha just kidding. We're going to talk about a penis board game. But there's also smart diapers, a joke of the day calendar for the terminally ill, and a product that promises to shave up to 1.2 seconds off the amount of time it takes to chug a Simply Alcohol (TM) Mango Wango Hard Sparkling Rosé Smoothie. Finally! That's time I can now spend explaining to my kids why the COVID-19 virus deserves all As.
    Music for YKS is courtesy of The Hell Yeah Babies, Craig Dickman, Howell Dawdy, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan.
    Today's episode of YKS is sponsored by Wipers123. They've been selling wiper blades for so long they've gotten to be pretty good at it. I've got some here at the house, and in my opinion, I don't know how you'd do it any better than Wipers123. Don't believe me? Fine. I don't care. For everyone else, go to Wipers123.com and use promo code YOURKICKSTARTERSUCKS for $10 off your order of SpeedSets, which sounds like a very fast type of windshield wiper.

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 157: The Earth is Cake

    Episode 157: The Earth is Cake

    Naming the episode after a throwaway joke that will be dated by the time people hear it, not to mention years later...Winning! On this episode of YKS, we're reinventing late night television, the way people talk about weed, and in-car video content. Don't miss this episode, folks, the one they're calling "The Episode That's Out Today". It's gonna be yuuge (Donald Tump!.)
    Music for YKS is courtesy of The Hell Yeah Babies, Craig Dickman, Howell Dawdy, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan.
    For an ad-free version of the show, up to 5 bonus episodes (and more!!!) check out YKS Premium on Patreon. Hell of a deal. Hell of a deal.
    Today's episode of the show is sponsored by Manscaped. It's a nice thing to get if you'd like to have your nuts trimmed up and good-smelling, so check that out if ya want. For 20% off and free shipping, go to Manscaped.com and use promo code YKS.

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 156: Return of the Doughboys

    Episode 156: Return of the Doughboys

    Your Kickstarter Sucks so bad, we didn't even talk about it! This week on the show, we welcome back the Doughboys Nick Wiger and Mike Mitchell for a crowdfunding-free discussion of Star Wars, Labor Day, and of course, strokin' your "thing". Plus, the so-called "food experts" compete head to head with DB in the contest of wits with a confusing rule set and inconsistent question structure we're calling FoodPardy! (Jeopardy! ha) All that and more on today's YKS. Check it out.
    Music for YKS is courtesy of the Hell Yeah Babies, Craig Dickman, Howell Dawdy, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan.
    For more YKS, subscribe to YKS Premium. $5 a month gets you 4 bonus episodes, and for $3 more you can add a weekly newsletter, merch discounts, and an exclusive 5th bonus episode every month. Normally we put the guest episodes over there, but sometimes we'll switch it up and do this. Never can tell with us. Tricky! And that's what makes it so much fun.

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    • 1 hr 57 min
    Episode 155: Just Throw It Away

    Episode 155: Just Throw It Away

    Hey what if Mr. Magoo was walking around in today's times? It's not that difficult to imagine. Folks we've got a long episode today...almost as long as my hair has been getting due to quarantine! And it's just about as good, too. Smack that play button for some classic jokes, goofs, and smart stuff to say, as well as little Canadian pokemon guys, a new stupid mask type, a bad board game, and more.
    Music for YKS is courtesy of The Hell Yeah Babies, Craig Dickman, Howell Dawdy, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan.
    For more YKS check out the YKS Premium Patreon page. For five bones a month, you can get 4 bonus episodes, which, hey, that's great. Stop there and nobody's gonna fault ya. But step up to the new Squeeze Louise tier of support and enjoy an exclusive 5th bonus episode and a weekly newsletter featuring more info on these piece of shit Kickstarters. Not bad!

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    • 1 hr 49 min

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