I walked into that dunkin donuts like it was the saloon hiding some varmint who done me wrong. I approach the counter. I smile. “25 munchkins… chocolate and glazed only, please.”
The piano player stops.
Business people drop their briefcases and freeze, turning to look.
“…Only?” the donutkeep asks as he folds a munchkin box and stares me down.
I hover my hand at my side, ready to unholster my wallet. I squint. “Only,” I say through clenched teeth.
He sees the crazy in my eyes and fills the box. He’s not looking for trouble. “Thank you. You did the right thing,” I say, taking the box from his hands.
I kick open the doors and walk into the sunset as a plastic bag drifts by like an urban tumbleweed.
Hi friends. Today is the last day of the MaxFunDrive. Sorry I waited so long to tell you about this, but don’t worry you still have plenty of time to make the world a better place.
If you don’t already, you should consider listening to (and donating to) Maximum Fun. It’s a podcast network full of funny, informative, delightful shows. I started listening to it because John Hodgman started a show on there. I know about a lot of good things because of Hodgman. Frankly you should probably just listen to him.
I listened to Jordan, Jesse, Go! for hours when I couldn’t fall asleep on an old, slightly terrifying Russian sleeper train traveling through Poland. I listened to Sawbones while eating dinner, despite that week’s slightly nauseating topic. I listened to the Memory Palace at 3am in an empty station, waiting for a train to take me home. I listened to My Brother My Brother and Me as I unpacked and tried to fall asleep on the floor mattress the first night in my new apartment (everyone in a city needs to buy a split box spring, learn from my mistakes). Anyway, you get it.
Besides entertainment, Maximum Fun does amazing things like host a comedy and music festival on the open seas (BoatParty.biz), and run what essentially sounds like a summer camp for creative adults (MaxFunCon). On Boatparty.biz, I somehow made lifelong friends in the matter of 72 hours. Those people have offered me their homes to stay in, tickets to things, sent me links to things I love, introduced my to even more new awesome stuff, made me laugh, planned a vacation with me, and one of these people just helped me move. MOVE. That is crazy, you realize that, right? So trust me, you’re getting a lot more than some laughs. It’s a pretty good investment.
Everything Maximum Fun does, they are able to do because of listener support. Go to Maximumfun.org, check out a few shows, I guarantee you will find at least one you love. And if you really love it, consider donating so they can keep doing the things you and i love.