What are the haps my friends

May 3rd, 2010: There is a new book out today and it is by Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures Dot Com, who you might remember from the time I parked outside his house and peered in through his windows, watching him carefully dispatch his breakfast. It's a Problem Sleuth book, you guys, collecting chapters one through five PLUS a whole bunch of new stuff and an introduction by me that I wrote with these two hands! It's called Problem Sleuth Book One: Compensation, Adequate.

This is more than a book recommendation that I'm giving you. This is me knocking on your door, solemly placing this book in your hands; this is me winking like Santa Claus. Your front door closes all on its own and you stare at the book in your hands. You read it, standing there in your entryway, cover to cover, and when you're done you walk to your mailbox and grab a random letter. You discard its contents, pull out $20 plus shipping from your wallet, and stuff it into the envelope. You cross out your address and write "ANDREW HUSSIE, THIS IS FOR YOU", and you affix sufficient postage. You stare up into the sky.

It's a beautiful day.

YOU LIKE TO READ: Probably, huh? Well GOOD NEWS: my book To Be or Not To Be (choose-your-own-path Hamlet!) is in the new Humble eBooks Bundle! Up to FIFTEEN books at a pay-what-you-want price, plus you support charity (and artists)! Definitely worth checking out, if you ask me.

NEW SHIRTS: As you may have noticed, I've spent the past all this year coming up with a new shirt design every month. Then I sold them for two weeks only! But now they're BACK... for two weeks only. Check them out! There are some PRETTY FRIGGIN' AWESOME shirts here. There's also a new one about dating, kinda?

One year ago today: this is me shamelessly appealing to the digging-ditches-and-hating-it part of the audience

– Ryan

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