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So I posted the following request to fiverr.com the other day: If you’re not familiar with it, fiverr is a website where you pay people $5 to do any number of tasks, from getting you more Twitter followers to weird-ass videograms to resume help. It’s not exactly the first place you’d expect to find conceptual art. Which is precisely one of the reasons I find it so appealing. I got 14 responses in a couple days, but ultimately I went with the user who seemed the most legitimately interested/willing, who goes by the handle saturnia. As you can see from the receipt, she bought exactly $5 worth pudding. Which is kind of amazing and reminded me of this scene from Punch-Drunk Love:  "You can go to places in the world with pudding. That is funny." So yeah. tl;dr: I paid five dollars to see how a stranger would spend five dollars. And it was oddly rewarding. …More to come…

So I posted the following request to fiverr.com the other day:

fiverr

If you’re not familiar with it, fiverr is a website where you pay people $5 to do any number of tasks, from getting you more Twitter followers to weird-ass videograms to resume help. It’s not exactly the first place you’d expect to find conceptual art. Which is precisely one of the reasons I find it so appealing.

I got 14 responses in a couple days, but ultimately I went with the user who seemed the most legitimately interested/willing, who goes by the handle saturnia.

As you can see from the receipt, she bought exactly $5 worth pudding. Which is kind of amazing and reminded me of this scene from Punch-Drunk Love: 


"You can go to places in the world with pudding. That is funny."

So yeah.

tl;dr: I paid five dollars to see how a stranger would spend five dollars. And it was oddly rewarding.

…More to come…

Man Bartlett