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What are the haps my friends


January 14th, 2010: I'm sure you've heard about the earthquake that affected Haiti, the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. It's done a lot of damage too, and thousands have lost their lives, while thousands more have lost their homes and need shelter.

I'd encourage you to make a donation to organizations that can help! MercyCorps is doing good work, as is the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Partners in Health, as well as tons more other organizations: you can probably think of a few. Please donate some money if you can!

Yesterday's comic (which involved planning who you'd try to see in the case of the known, foreseen disaster of a meteor impact) contrasted pretty poorly with the news of the earthquake that most of us woke up to. I write these here comics a few days in advance, and they go up on the site semi-automatically. When I published the comic I didn't make the connection with Haiti that I could've, and I had two readers (just two, but still!) write in to let me know that maybe I hadn't realized it, but this latest comic was not in the best taste, especially after millions are dealing with a disaster that happened, without warning, in real life. I agree, and if I'd realized this at the time, I wouldn't have put the comic up.

So here's tomorrow's comic up a bit early. I'm really sorry for any offense I've caused - the comic went live only out of thoughtlessness, not from malice.

Again, please donate some money if you can! It will help some strangers out in a very difficult situation, and there are few things you can do that are better than that.

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 these dates will get to you in time for Christmas!

December 1st-4th: All shipping methods except U.S.P.S. First-Class Package International Service™ are safe.
December 5th: International orders made not selecting U.S.P.S. Priority Mail Express International™ shipping will likely arrive in January.
December 10th: USPS FIRST CLASS and STANDARD may not make it in time and neither will USPS EXPRESS MAIL INTERNATIONAL.
December 14th: ALMOST NOTHING IS SAFE. USPS EXPRESS is the only safe USPS option. For FEDEX HOME/GROUND shipping it depends on where you are: refer to this map!
December 17th: A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE (IF THINGS PLACED ON OR AFTER THIS DATE ARRIVE BY THE 24TH, THAT IS)

One year ago today: it's like turtles with mutagen. it happens in seconds!!

– Ryan

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