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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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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 167: Sprrrip! Record Scratch!

    Episode 167: Sprrrip! Record Scratch!

    Hey everybody have you seen my balls they're big and salty and brown! Ohhh Chef! We miss ya pal. Rest in Peace. And of course our friend Ruth Bader Ginsburg has got to do some resting as well. Got a big show today gang, so don't forget to listen to the whole thing, front to back. And hell, when you're done, spin it back for another go. The campaigns on this episode are all over the place....we've got some politics campaigns that really miss the mark, some really crappy vaporware tech, and a couple of people that mean well but whom we thoroughly destroy anyway! That's it, that's the show, and hopefully it will put a big smile on your face in these crazy, crazy times. And if not, keep in mind our email inbox is always open for you to say what you don't like about the show or us personally, etc.
    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. Executive Producer: PBostrom.
    This episode of YKS is sponsored by Wipers123.com. If you need windshield wipers for your car and are going anywhere else on Earth, you are literally insane. Stop goin' nuts, and use promo code YOURKICKSTARTERSUCKS for $10 your order of SpeedSets. That's a special type of wiper blade that really kicks ass.
    Hey and for more YKS, check out the YKS Premium Patreon. We got a big month coming up....OCT-ober....can you think of anything we might be doing in THAT month? It hasn't been announced yet but just think about it with your brain! It's gonna be great. Sign up now and listen to our other years of b******t in anticipation.

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 166: Is This Your Handwriting?

    Episode 166: Is This Your Handwriting?

    Well folks, the freaking Hell Earth is on fire once again, we have a knockoff Cheeto in the White House, and on top of that, my damn Cowboys and Bucs lost! Is there truly no respite for the weary....is there no balm in Gilead??? Well, no. Not like I'm gonna move to Gilead anyway. Instead I'll be here with you all, talking about a children's book (for adults), an app that will disrupt the economy (as soon as it makes sense), and a joke product (hell, unless you wanna buy it!).
    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. Executive Producer: PBostrom.
    Hey, you like comedy, right? Well sure you do, that's why you're here. So why don't you check out our friends over at Office Hours? You know all about Tim Heidecker, Vic Berger, and DJ Douggpound, but forget those guys! This week on Office Hours we're getting a big bucket of sloppy treats for our ears with the return of Morning Madness on WOHL -- with Heidecker, The Shovel, and Skunk. Catch it September 17th on the Office Hours feed!
    This episode of YKS is sponsored by MyBookie. Sports betting is a fun thing to do. Hell, I've done it. And I've done it at MyBookie as well. Whatever you wanna bet they're gonna have ya covered over there. Check em out at MyBookie.com and use promo code YKS to double your first deposit. And don't forget to send your buddies at YKS some of the winnings. Haha. Just playin. Unless...?

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 165: Handmade by Grandmothers

    Episode 165: Handmade by Grandmothers

    Holy crap, you guys! It's another YKS. This week on the show we're finally making the Bible cool (even though it was pretty cool already!), finding the upper limit for sock pricing, and of course playing Cocaine: The Game. Don't forget to bring a...holy crap you guys! Don't forget to bring a pair of headphones to listen to the show on! Holy crap....I'm seriously!
    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. Executive Producer PBostrum. Oh yeah!!
    Today's YKS is sponsored by Manscaped. You know the drill with these guys. They got razors and salves for your nuts area. And they're pretty good! Use promo code YKS to get 20% off PLUS free shipping and tell 'em my penis sent ya.
    And for more YKS, check the Patreon page out. This week we're bringing back the movie commentary format with a fresh look at 2016's Kickstarter failure/social media rom-com FML! That's on YKS Premium, out every Friday. So check that shit out!


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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 164: President TikTok

    Episode 164: President TikTok

    I am the LunchBorn, Master of the Midday, Knight of the Noontable, and heir to the Sandwich Throne. My sword is LunchKeeper, The Hunger's Bane, The DeliKiller, a salt-sharpened blade forged in the fires of a dirty Oster microwave. With it, I smite the villainous Growling Tummy and banish him from the Workrealm.
    Today on the show we've got a bunch of crap. 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. Executive Producer PBostrum. Thanks everyone.
    This week's YKS is brought to you by MyBookie. The NFL season is about to begin, and I'll tell ya what, you sure can bet on it at MyBookie. I've done it before, and I'll do it again! It's fun! Week 1 is almost here and if you wanna get a parlay, supercontest, or hell, just a classic bet against the spread going, sign up at MyBookie and use promo code YKS to double your first deposit. Now that's what I call a touchdown.

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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Episode 163: God's Autograph

    Episode 163: God's Autograph

    If we've said it once, we've said it a thousand times: stop whackin off to us! On today's show we've got a great bit based on something I found on my desk (don't skip ahead to it, let it come naturally; worth the wait), plus sort of the classic set-up of the show: 90 minutes long, not too many silent parts, Mike plays a fart sound at some point. Anti-Covid t-shirt, Trump Against Humanity, a nasty pimple popping thing, a psycho lady's dog talking to her, and more! Only on YKS. "YKS. Where else ya gonna find it?" #YKS #WhereElse
    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. Executive Producer PBostrom.
    For more YKS, check out the YKS Premium Patreon. People are always asking us, "Where do you come up with your crazy ideas?" Well, we mostly do it on YKS Premium. That's where the true seeds of wacky ingenuity take hold, and you can be a part of it yourself with just $5. Enjoy movie commentaries, bonus Kickstarters, great guests, and I believe Mike takes his penis out in one episode as well -- only on YKS Premium -- "It's the Preem!" #Preem

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Episode 162: Mike Forgot To Title The Episode

    Episode 162: Mike Forgot To Title The Episode

    Oh no! It's almost time for the big episode to come out and we don't have a title! Let's see, let's see...I know I had a list of great episode titles around here somewhere. The Grouse of Mouse? Doesn't make sense. Fries with That? No, should have used that for the Doughboys ep. Poop Olympics? That's great but I think we already used it. Dang it! We don't have time for this. I'm just going to have to go with the next thing I pull out of the big Title Hat. I hope it's good, or people are gonna be really mad at me and not Mike for some reason. Okay. It's time. Here goes nothin!
    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. Executive Producer PBostrom.
    This episode of YKS is sponsored by Wipers123.com. These folks take windshield wipers so seriously, it's actually hard to get them to focus on anything else. Hey, c'mon! I thought we were ordering food! What do you want? Are we doing Greek again? That kind of thing. But at the end of the day, we all gotta eat. And we gotta get wiper blades, too. So, my suggestion: try a vegan place (good for environment?) and head over to Wipers123.com, and use promo code YOURKICKSTARTERSUCKS for $10 off your order of SpeedSets. That's one of the wiper blade kinds you can get there, and from what I understand, they're pretty good. Anyway don't forget the promo code. Thanks.
    Also, check out YKS Premium on Patreon for more YKS -- ad free eps, up to 5 bonus eps a month, 4 newsletters, store discounts, whatever you could want basically.

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    • 1 hr 37 min

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