“It’d be a polo sweater. Like a v-neck short-sleeved sweater. It was white, but I’d dye it a ruby red color. Then I’d get some Guess jeans and dye them ruby red too. And then some Tretorns. Like the Tretorn sneakers? I’d dye them all red. That’d be my Raspberry Surprise.”—Big Boi from Outkast, giving an example of an outfit he used to wear in high school that involved DIY dyeing. (via putthison)
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.