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Colbert Rips Absurd Vessyl 'Digital Cup' Kickstarter Apart: VIDEO

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The Potato Salad Kickstarter project enjoyed its brief moment in the sun, wonderfully mocking the silly projects that sometimes wind up on the crowdfunding site. However, it was not so rare a project as one might think, and a great many are just as pointless but much more serious.

Steven Colbert, who is making the most out of his remaining time on The Colbert Report, spent time on his show utterly ripping one such project to pieces. The lucky project was Vessyl, a mug that can analyze the liquid poured in it and send nutritional info to the requisite iPhone companion app.

Snarked Colbert:

Wait...a digital cup that can tell me what's in the cup AND how many calories AND allow me to drink it?! That level of information was previously available only on the can you just poured it out of.

You can watch the video on Vessyl, and Colbert's companion project Toylyt, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Michael Urie And Randy Harrison Star In Gay-Themed Comedy ‘Such Good People’ - VIDEO

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Michael Urie and Randy Harrison are set to star in the gay-themed comedy Such Good People.

The movie, which was funded through a Kickstarter campaign, follows a couple “who discover a secret room filled with cash while house-sitting for celebrity philanthropists who die under mysterious circumstances overseas.”

Urie is best known for his work on ABC's Ugly Betty. Harrison starred for five seasons on Showtime's Queer As Folk.

Watch the trailer for Such Good People, AFTER THE JUMP... 

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LeVar Burton Cries Over 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Success: VIDEO

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Those of you who grew up with Reading Rainbow may be aware of the Kickstarter launched this week by LeVar Burton to reboot the series digitally.

Nostalgia is a powerful thing, apparently, because the effort has raised more than $2.6 million in three days, and surpassed its $1 million goal in 11 hours.

Watch it pass the goal and see Burton's tearful reaction, AFTER THE JUMP...

Did you grow up watching Reading Rainbow? What other series' should be rebooted?

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'EastSiders' Chats With Cute Gay Hipsters About Life And Sex In East L.A. - VIDEO

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To promote the Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for their second season, EastSiders — the web series about gay infidelity in Los Angeles — interviewed real residents of the east side of L.A. to ask them about their cultural, social and sexual experiences there.

It features a bunch of cute gay hipsters including Towleroad writer Sean Mandell and LOGO TV’s John Polly.

Watch the video AFTER THE JUMP…

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Gay Marriage Documentary Seeks Funding On Kickstarter: VIDEO

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Where All The Stories are LOVE Stories, a feature-length documentary by photographer and filmmaker D'Arcy Benincosa, hopes to tell the story of the progress of marriage equality across the U.S. as inequality is overturned state by state.

The project is an ambitious undertaking, so Benincosa has gotten a Kickstarter campaign going with a fundraising goal of $50k by February 15th. As of this writing, the campaign has raised just over $5000. 

You can watch the trailer for the project AFTER THE JUMP...

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What's LGBT On Kickstarter: Three Projects Worth Looking At

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From time-to-time we highlight LGBT projects on Kickstarter to inform you about up-and-coming indie LGBT art projects. Our round-up this time includes a banned book of poetry, a black LGBT film festival and a gay monogamy sitcom inspired by The Golden Girls.

While funding online projects has its risks, two of the three projects we highlighted last time made their fundraising goals, which is pretty cool.

See three projects worth checking out AFTER THE JUMP...

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