What are the haps my friends

November 13th, 2008: Guys I just discovered it today but I am the #1 Fan of MS Paint Adventures. A choose-your-own-adventure comic done with great art and hilarious plotting? YES PLEASE. There's three stories: Problem Sleuth, Bard Quest, and Jailbreak Adventure. I recommend starting with Jailbreak Adventure, since you don't have many options initially (avoiding the paranoid feeling of "WHAT AM I MISSING OH GOD" endemic to the genre - I mean, endemic to ME and the genre) and also it's hilarious AND there's pumpkin heads.

In other the news the mayor of Batman, Turkey is suing the producers of the new Batman movie because it's his town's name. Only he hasn't actually signed any legal papers. Thanks to everyone who emailed me this story!

Also CNN and news media in general, can we give the "Holy noun!" headlines for Batman a rest? Here is a secret: they were never actually clever you guys! Also while we're at it if you're going to write a story titled "Biff! Bam! Kapow! Comics aren't just for kids anymore!" please rename it to "Patronizing Thoughts On A Medium I Only Know Stereotypes About Which I Happened To Acquire Decades Ago".

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To make sure the best gifts ever in time get to you when you want them, here are the HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES. Orders placed before or on these dates will get to you in time for Christmas!

December 3rd: Last day for international (non-US!) orders!
December 9th: Last day that ALL US shipping methods are safe.
December 16th: Last day that to use USPS Priority or UPS Ground!
December 20th: Only super express options work!

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One year ago today: attentive readers will notice that i maintained the ounce / pound exchange rate, stable at 1 to 16. they'll also notice that t-rex was going on about homelessness while stepping on homes yesterday. what's the deal, attentive readers?

– Ryan

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