Note (5/19): Due to the great success of the drive so far, we're basically all out of the donated thank you gifts. For the duration of the drive, our new thank you gift is a second edition of our world-famous carnival poster. It'll have different art in the same vein, and while I can't show you a picture of it because I haven't had it printed yet, please rest assured: it is awesome. Each will be hand numbered and signed by yours truly. This will be a one-time printing only. Just write "Poster" in the thank-you gift space when you make your pledge.
I want to thank all the authors, editors, publicists, comics, artists and writers who've contributed thank-you gifts to the MaxFun Drive. My goal was to accumulate 100 thank you gifts. We've now got 150!
Everyone who pledges $2, $5, $10, $20 a month or more will get a thank you gift. I don't have an inventory system, so I can't guarantee your choice, but offer a few preferences when you check out and we'll do our best. The first hundred or so folks to donate will get a poster/pamphlet for John Hodgman's new book, which is called "More Information Than You Require." This beautiful poster features information on one side, and a TAXONOMY OF ALL WORLD KNOWLEDGE on t'other. It is not, by the way, available in stores.
Here's what we've got:
Five copies of Adam Koford's "LOL Cats" book
Five copies of McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes
Five copies of Jack Handey's "What I'd Say to the Martians, and Other Veiled Threats"
Five copies of "If I Did It" aka The Kittenpants Anthology, featuring interviews with David Cross, Michael Showalter & David Wain, Bruce Campbell and many others.
A number of Uncle John's Bathroom Readers
Five copies of Chuck Thompson's very funny Smile When You're Lying: Confessions of a Rogue Travel Writer
Five copies of Kenny Mayne's An Incomplete and Innacurate History of Sport
Ten copies of Mike Edison's "I Have Fun Everywhere I Go: Savage tales of pot, porn, punk rock, pro wrestling, talking apes, evil bosses, dirty blues, american heroes and the most notorious magazines in the world."
Five copies of Dan Kennedy's "Rock On: An Office Power Ballad"
Five copies of Tanner Colby and Tom Farley's "The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts"
Five copies of Arkansas by John Brandon from McSweeney's
Five copies of At A Crossroads: Between A Rock and My Parents' Place by Kate Williamson (a MaxFunster, btw)
Five copies of Will Shortz' 1001 Sudoku Puzzles to do Right Now!
Five copies of the big beautiful "New York Times Guide to All Essential Knowledge"
Five copies of The New York Times: Crosswords to Keep Your Brain Young
Five copies of my new filing techinique is unstoppable by David Rees
Five copies of Gorrilaz: Rise of the Ogre
Five copies of each of the following books by George Saunders: The Braindead Megaphone, Civilwarland in Bad Decline, In Persuasion Nation, The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil, and Pastoralia
Five copies of Sloane Crosley's I Was Told There'd Be Cake
Five copies of John Hodgman's The Areas of My Expertise
Five copies of The Onion's Our Dumb World
Five copies of Tony Millionaire's "Premillenial Maakies"
Five copies of Steven Wright's "I Still Have a Pony"
Five copies of Michael Ian Black's "I Am A Wonderful Man"
Five copies of Chris Trews' nerdcore album "Terp 2 It: The Freshest Dude"
Five copies of Brian Regan's "I Walked on the Moon"
Five copies of Mike Birbiglia's "What I Should Have Said Was Nothing"
Five copies of Wholphin Number 5
Five full-size promo posters from Showtime for This American Life, signed by Ira Glass
The zine pack: five copies of the beautiful literary zine Kaleidotrope, and five of the similarly beautiful "Busted" issue of the zine Fray (including a piece by MaxFunster Bucky Sinister)
Five one-month subscriptions to Never Not Funny Primo