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If I offered you a collection of cartoons from the last ten years as a book, would you buy it?

What if I told you it was a hardback?

And what if I told you it would cost you $75? And that alternatively, you could give a minimum donation of $100, and you’d get the book for free?

Well, one of my favourite cartoon strips sent me an email with exactly that offer in it – and bags of personality too! I’ve pasted the email below in it’s entirety, and it might help to know that Stef Murky is a slimy, morals-of-an-alleycat marketer character in the cartoon series, and Iliad is the cartoonist:

Stef Murky here. I got a hold of the mailing list. The mailing list that Illiad specifically marked “DO NOT ABUSE OR DEATH SHALL RAIN FROM ABOVE.”

SEEMS LIKE OPT-IN TO ME BABY!!

The real message is that the BIG BOOK OF UF TEN YEARS SUPER DUPER DOUBLEPLUS GOOD HARDCOVER EDITION has gone to press, and I Just Wanted To Let You Know because some of you were holding off to make sure, and also the run is Really Really Limited so if you want your copy you’d better get it soon! Also, if you order by November 20th and you’re in North America, we’ll get that book to you in time to slip it under the Christmas tree!

Single un-signed copies are available for $75 from the fine folks at
ComputerGear:
http://www.computergear.com/user-friendly-10th-anniversary-book.html

Better yet, simply upgrade or renew your Evil Genius in Training account and for a measly $100, I’ll make Smiling Man send you an AUTOGRAPHED Copy! (plus I’ve got illiad chained to a chair…):
http://ars.userfriendly.org/users/choosesponsorlevel.cgi

Now! Let’s talk about some real estate in a new development on Baffin Island! It’s–

***INTERRUPT
OUR SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR THIS EGREGIOUS ABUSE OF YOUR MAILBOX. THE OFFENDER HAS BEEN REMOVED AND HAS BEEN RE-PURPOSED AS A LOVE SLAVE FOR A LARGE, AFFECTIONATE RHINOCEROS. SAID ABUSE WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN, EXCEPT MAYBE A YEAR FROM NOW OR SO. – THE MANAGEMENT

If you haven’t read UserFriendly, do – it’s brilliant!

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