Stephen Colbert launches ‘Go Fund Yourself’ for mock invention

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Laughing at some of the inventions which have gotten successful crowdfunding campaigns, Stephen Colbert attempts to launch a silly invention of his own.

You ever see a wacky new “invention” launched via Kickstarter that somehow gets the funding it needs to become a thing? If it baffles you, you’re not the only one!

Last night, Stephen Colbert took to The Late Show to spend some time speaking about some of the odd inventions he’s noticed coming out as of late. For example, this includes a “Hushme” device which people place over their mouths to change the sound of their speech. I guess it’s supposed to offer privacy but all it does is make you look like an idiot.

Colbert then focuses on something called the Pause Pod. Advertised as something to give you your own personal workspace in the office, it’s nothing more than a one-person tent with a sleeve to slip your legs into. Colbert loses it at the example images of the Pause Pod in use, which goes so far as to include a person in an office eating a banana in the tent. There’s probably nothing sadder.

Mocking this concept, Colbert launches his own ‘Go Fund Yourself’ campaign for something he calls “cubly”. But all this is is nothing more than a cardboard box with a hole in the middle, and Stephen places his head into it. Best of all, it even comes with a banana hole, for the user to slide a banana into whenever they’re just feeling the need to hide with some fruit.

You can watch the bit in the YouTube video below, courtesy of CBS.

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