STRETCH GOAL UPDATE! If this campaign reaches the stretch goal of $3,500, the foreword for I'm Better At Crowdsourcing Than Jose Canseco will be written by none other than WWE Hall of Famer, former WWE Champion, and Iranian legend The Iron Sheik! This is not a joke, as he's confirmed it himself. Considering his opinions on Mr. Canseco are even harsher than mine, it should make for a pretty awesome opening to the book.
WE DID IT! UPDATE: Hooooooly shit! Through the power of the internet, lovers of dumb shit, and people who hate Jose Canseco, this project has been funded in less than four days! Work on the book has already started, but I'm only revealing the nature of it to a select group of people. Rest assured, it will be even stupider and weirder than you're expecting. The book will be out this year, but I won't be releasing the cover or details until the day it's available for sale. Keep an eye on my Twitter @DanRyckert, and I'll be updating whenever appropriate news is ready to release. Also, all contribution rewards will begin being sent out at the conclusion of the campaign's duration. Thanks so much for your support, Internet! You've helped make something exceedingly dumb happen. And fuck you, Canseco.
CONTENT UPDATE: Something pretty awesome is coming together for the actual content of the book. As you can see in the original description, it was going to be just a "minimum requirement to be a book" kind of thing. I'm happy to announce that instead of this just being a silly joke campaign, this book will now wind up being a ridiculous project that a lot of people won't expect.
ORIGINAL TEXT: That idiot Jose Canseco started a crowdfunding campaign yesterday for a stupid podcast that no one will ever listen to. Despite having over half a million followers, that dip**** has only raised $20 at the time of this writing (10:30pm on 7/24). Clearly, he sucks at crowdfunding just as much as he sucks at writing, being a good friend to teammates, penning coherent tweets, or playing baseball without cheating.
I've never considered crowdfunding anything, but it'd be real funny to me if a gaming writer with 13,000 Twitter followers can make more money for something stupid than a MLB player with 520,000 followers can make for something just as stupid. I'm using the same site that he's using, and leveraging the same social media channels that he is, so if I raise more money than him it's simply because I'm better at this than him. So basically, help me make that happen and give me your money.
If this campaign reaches its goal, I'm gonna write a book titled "Jose Canseco Sucks At Crowdfunding." It won't be a good book. It can't be a good book. I'll just write the minimum requirements needed to make it a thing that you can actually buy on the internet and it gets sent to your house. That said, I do promise that it'll have some pretty cool cover art of Jose looking stupid and sad, and I'll probably be gloating in the background and being better than him.
The book might be 50 pages long, or it could be 100 pages. It might (read: will probably) have big font. I'll probably go off topic and it'll be an unreadable mess. That said, it will be a thing that you can own, and I can forever mock Jose on Twitter because he sucks and I beat him.
So that's that. I put down an arbitrary $2,000 to cover the cost of cover art, ISBN registrations, and other little fees for getting the book done. It probably won't even cost that much. I'll take anything extra and put it towards some badass seats for me at Wrestlemania XXX next year. It doesn't even matter if I make the goal. All I care about is that I beat that dummy Jose. Then again, I have nothing to lose if I don't meet the goal. This is really a no-lose situation for me. Give me your money and I'll give you the dumb crap listed here. Thanks!