What are the haps my friends

June 8th, 2011: Everyone's favourite They Might Be Giants put out their Mink Car album back in 2001. Eighteen artists (plus me, doing cover art!) are putting out a cover album of that entire album, ten years later! All proceeds from the album are going to the FDNY Foundation, which supports and trains New York’s essential emergency personnel.

I am excited for this! A lot of the artists are ones I've already pointed you to and said "Hey, listen!" including MC Frontalot and Molly Lewis and tons more. It's gonna be pretty great! The album's not out yet (I'll tell you here when it is) but I wanted to get everyone EXCITED for FUTURE FUN TIMES (those are basically the best things to look forward to).

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: anyway, the feeling t-rex was feeling was "shame (cheeseburger related)"

– Ryan

big ups and shouts out