Lap It Up

If you were to ask me, "JP, why do you love the internet?" I would respond: "Because if you have a really cool idea and if you happen to need $25,000 to make that idea a reality, utilizing the internet to get your word out is the fastest way of making it happen." Case in point: Three guys, Archie Lee Coates IV, Jeffrey Franklin and Dong-Ping Wong, had an idea for putting a pool in the East River of Manhattan. To make it happen, they needed $25,000. They posted their idea on Kickstarter and, voila! A pool in a river is born. I'm pretty sure it doesn't get cooler than that. I'm counting the months until the summer of 2012 when I'll be able to enjoy the fruits of their labor!

~JP Pullos


  1. Oh my god JP!! I love this post so much because I am such a fan of Kickstarter. I have been involved with 2 projects which have been on Kickstarter. Unfortunately neither achieved their financial goal...both were film projects...but that has not quelled my enthusiasm in the least. I am so thrilled to know great projects have had success...like this one :)

    Just as an aside...and you will appreciate this JP...were you around in the days when Chris was going door to door to get people to invest in 'AfterImage'? His idea was that the 'people' would own a part of the film and ... person by person, he would raise the money to finance it. How much does that sound like Kickstarter?! And that was back in '97-98, when the internet was not nearly the powerful tool it is today.

    For a nostalgic look back at those days JP, check out this link...I think you will get a kick out of it :)


  2. OMG! This film put me in a time machine and dialed me back more than a decade. Holy crap!

    I'm pretty sure I wrote that piece of paper up that he's handing out to everyone. I remember all of those words and that font - totally a JP font.

    I have to say: I have very few regrets in my life but one of them, as you know, is not going back to Rochester to help with the making of that film!!

    Well, you are correct about one thing: Chris was ahead of his time. If only he had had Kickstarter then!