What are the haps my friends

January 19th, 2011: Guys remember when I linked to My Cardboard Life yesterday? Check out this comic and follow the post beneath. Pretty awesome!

Joey Comeau of A Softer World dot com gave me a very nice present yesterday, and that present was every Mario-related article on Wikipedia gathered, crossreferenced, printed and bound in a two-volume set. I now own a custom Mario encyclopedia, and it is amazing. Thanks Joey! I'm looking forward to the next time someone asks me a Mario question so I can peer over my glasses and say "Let me refer to my CUSTOM ENCYCLOPEDIA ON THAT SUBJECT" while retrieving the volumes from my study.

The other neat thing is that, coming from Wikipedia, the book credits everyone who's edited the articles - so if you've ever made a change to a Mario page on Wikipedia, your name is now on my bookshelf!

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 5th: Last day that ALL US shipping methods are safe.
December 12th: Last day that to use USPS Priority or Express for international orders!
December 13th: Only USPS Priority Express or FedEx 2- for guaranteed Christmas delivery.
December 18th-December 19th: FedEx 2-Day and Overnight might work, but no promises!!

Here that is in GRAPHIC FORM!

One year ago today: this comic just serves to underline how easily omnipotent third parties can unfairly present versions of events. if you're a fictional character, KEEP IT IN MIND.

– Ryan

big ups and shouts out