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Dec 22 0 comments

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Week 2 of Special Relativity was Not as Good as Week 1

It was a disappointing week for Special Relativity. We fell $250 short of our fundraising goal. So as punishment, I’m making you look at this sad, humanoid deer holding a large, dead fish:

Fish with Deer

Nevertheless, the project received a few very generous donations, for which I’m extremely and genuinely grateful.

I know that most of you will be spending the next several days in a desperate bid to fend of elvish home invasion, but please take a moment from your nog intake to donate to or share the campaign, so we don’t find ourselves starting 2012 in a deep, deep hole in which we’ll slowly be digested over a thousand year. Thanks.

Dec 15 0 comments

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The First Week of Special Relativity

Emperor of the Basset HoundsI’ve set a fundraising goal for my radio series Special Relativity of $100 a day, which means to be on track for the first week we needed to raise $700 by 1:30pm yesterday. Thanks to the extreme generosity of 11 people, we met that goal right at the wire. As a thank you, I’m giving you this portrait of the Emperor of the Basset Hounds, photographed by me in Stockholm, Sweden.

We still have 73 more $100 days to go in this project, so if you haven’t donated yet please give what you can. If you can’t/won’t/shan’t contribute, you can help almost as much by sharing the project via Facebook, Twitter, email, or your web site. Every time someone shares the campaign, it increases something horrifyingly called its “GoGoFactor.” A high GoGoFactor increases the chances of IndieGoGo featuring the project on its home page or in its newsletters, not to mention building the project’s confidence in the locker room.

Your support means a lot to me. Thanks.

Dec 12 0 comments

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Support Special Relativity with the Power of Science!

It was a very poor fundraising weekend for Special Relativity, with only $5 raised, putting us two hundred dollars behind the target amount for today. That’s led me to take extreme measures. I’m now attempting to increase the pace of donations by harnessing the power of the very fabric of the Universe!

Special Relativity Fundamental Force Manipulator

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Allow me to present a new campaign perk: the Special Relativity Fundamental Force Manipulator. For a ridiculously small donation of $15, you’ll receive this remarkable science-powered device which, though it sits comfortably in the palm of your hand, allows you to wield one of the four fundamental interactive forces of the Universe. Relish your dominance over the very sub-atomic particles that make up all matter in creation as you use the Special Relativity Fundamental Force Manipulator to control the electromagnetic force, allowing you to permanently attach it to the front of your refrigerator without the aid of adhesives or fasteners.

Donate $15 to get yours now. Please, use it wisely.

Dec 09 0 comments

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New Special Relativity Perks!

I’ve added two new PBS-pledge-drive-quality contribution perks to the Special Relativity IndieGoGo campaign:

Universe's Cutest Pet Shirt

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Universe’s Cutest Animal Pet Shirt

For the discerning pet lover, a contribution of $100 lets you label your pet as the Universe’s Cutest Animal with the Universe’s cutest pet shirt. 100% ribbed cotton, reading “Universe’s Cutest Animal” in Special Relativity style. Available in XS-3XL, because cuteness is not size-relative.

Get yours now!


Special Relativity Tie

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Special Relativity Necktie

For the not-so-discerning businessman, $150 will snag you this exclusive piece of fashionable neckwear with a pattern custom designed from the Special Relativity symbol. Made of 100% silky not-silk.

Get yours now!

Dec 08 0 comments

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Going Schneider

NOTE: Over the next 80 days, I’ll be posting regular updates to the IndieGoGo fundraising page for my comedy radio series Special Relativity. I’ll mirror those posts here, so as to better auger them into your telencephalon.

Special RelativityYou might’ve noticed that this is an 80-day campaign with an $8000 goal. That’s because I, having once been an undergrad math major, was able to calculate that 8000÷80=100. So I’m looking at this campaign as raising $100 a day for 80 days.

I’m approaching the campaign one day at a time (as marketing experts call it, “going Schneider”). Every day I’ll try to bring in just enough donations to get to $100.

Day 1 got us off to a great start: $275, almost three times my daily target. So if you donate just $25 today you’ll not only buy yourself advanced listening of all the episodes, but also you’ll guarantee that we’ll reach the first campaign weekend right on track.

Along with being a former undergrad math major, I’m also a former amateur ethicist. The question of whether to make a donation of $25 to a comedy radio show is just the type of quandary that people often sought my advice about. And so I can say, in all honesty, that I can’t tell you what I would advise them because I charge $25 an hour.

Click here to donate now.

Dec 07 0 comments

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Help Fund My New Radio Series, Special Relativity

 

Earth’s most evil woman travels back in time and kidnaps her younger self in a last-ditch attempt to save the Universe.

That’s the premise of Special Relativity, my new sci-fi/comedy Internet radio series. I just started a fundraising campaign on IndieGoGo with the goal of raising $100 a day over the next 80 days. You’ll be hearing a lot about it over that time.

Please consider contributing. The details about the project are after the jump.

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