Lots of T-shirts Lots of Money

Guitar enthusiast S.T. VanAirsdale did some arithmetic and figured that the rewards promised to Veronica Mars Kickstarter backers are going to add up! (By his math, just the T-shirts—34,000 shirts at $3.90 each is $132,600—will be 4% of the estimated project budget)

Consistently crazy to me how small amounts of money add up. That’s not sarcasm. I am actually shocked on a regular basis that small sums of money add up to one large sum of money. It’s a cool trick. I fall for it every time.

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I love Kickstarter for, if nothing else, prying open some of the secrecy behind how much things cost.

Megano! (#124)

I’m not sure if it’s gonna be as much of a problem as people think? It depends on whether or not Warner Bros doing promotion and marketing includes this stuff or not.

cryptolect (#1,135)

@Megano! Also, I feel like once Warner Brothers sees how passionate people are about this (I bet it’s going to raise way more than $2 million), they might throw more of a budget behind it.

aetataureate (#1,310)

@cryptolect It’s already made $3.3m!

nogreeneggs (#154)

@cryptolect I’ve also heard that Rob Thomas and Kristen are donating some of their money to the project.

deepomega (#22)

@cryptolect I mean, yes, but no. It’s got 50,000 backers in two days. Even if that rate of backing continues, which is not going to happen, that’s less than a million backers – not exactly a huge guaranteed audience, by Warner Brothers standards. Even by teevee standards! Like, the first season of V Mars was getting 2 million viewers per episode.

Basically, this would have to get more backers than watched the show to really convey “more interest” from the studio’s perspective, and there’s no way that’s gonna happen.

Trilby (#191)

An argument I had many times with my ex-husband was about stupid things like leaving all the lights on always. His excuse: it is just pennies. My point: Exactly! That is what a high electric bill is made up of, thousands of pennies all added together.

Blondsak (#2,299)

IT’S GETTING MADE IT’S GETTING MADE IT’S GETTING MADE <== all I have to say about this project, intellectual, monetary or otherwise.

nogreeneggs (#154)

@Blondsak I know I can’t wait!!! Also can’t wait to get my t-shirt! VMars 4 life.

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