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People hang out with me in a series of podcasts on the web. Your ears/brain hang out with our words. Hence, "Hang Out With Me." Enjoy!
People hang out with me in a series of podcasts on the web. Your ears/brain hang out with our words. Hence, "Hang Out With Me." Enjoy!
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Hang out with me! That's what you can do as part of my new project, "Hang Out With Me!" It's a podcast/webseries*... because what is a podcast but a series of hang-outs recorded and purveyed on the web. A series of web things. You get it. Or do you? You do. I have faith in you. Humanity! With robothood! Working together, not destroying one another! Hopefully!

But why do I want to make a podcast? Well, after surveying the internet landscape, I noticed that none of the podcasts that exist already were mine (though I've had wonderful times hanging out on the podcasts of others), and it seemed that there was room for one more podcast (thanks, internet!). And here it comes, hopefully!

So, I want to raise one dollar in order to make this happen. Why only a dollar? Aren't podcasts more expensive than that? Shouldn't they be? Great questions, hypothetical questioners! Well, that one dollar will indicate that there's interest from at least one person to hang out with me, which is all I need. And if we raise more than the one dollar, that money will certainly come in handy to put towards all the other podcast costs (podcosts?), which I presume exist.

The point is, if you care about any of this (which I presume you must, at least a little, because you're still reading, so thanks!), and you want to be a part of said things, join in! With your money if you have some! And you can be a part of "Hang Out With Me"! At least your name can! Or even your voice! I almost said your face, but not quite. I mean, we can take a picture and put it on our site, if you've donated the requisite amount to get into our studios, or the $10,000 necessary for us to come record at your home (in the continental US... it's expensive to get to Hawaii... but maybe we'll go there also... we'll see). 

You get the idea. Now, take it, spread it, run with it, and make it everyone's idea! Tell everyone to come hang out with me on "Hang Out With Me"!

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* You might notice that the category of this project is "web series," because Kickstarter has no separate podcast category. If need be, we will use the initial dollar to purchase a stamped envelope (or separately, a stamp and an envelope), into which will be placed a letter to Kickstarter, to inquire and make sure that their definition of webseries includes podcasts (which I presume it should, having logically deduced it above). And if it doesn't, it will ask why. And also why podcasts aren't included as a category of thing that Kickstarter will fund, specifically. Why must there be visual AND audio? Why the sense-bigotry? But for now, since they've accepted this project, we'll just agree to agree. Thanks for spending so much of your life reading this! I hope you hang out with me more!

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    If you donate one dollar, you will receive a thank you. This thank you will be delivered in spirit, or possibly in email, or even more possibly via Kickstarter message directly from comedian Myq Kaplan's Kickstarter account, curated by the aforementioned Myq Kaplan, who has typed these very words to assure their validity and authenticity. (Thank you for reading them... that's an advance on your future thank you.)

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    If you donate $5, you may submit a word to be incorporated into an episode of the podcast. You will receive the satisfaction of having made a notable change in the world, at least with respect to this podcast. PS If you donate to one of the higher levels, you may exercise this option as well if you choose. (This new reward was suggested in a comment by a backer, and seemed like a fine idea. So here it is.)

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    If you donate ten dollars, you will receive a thank you on an episode of "Hang Out With Me." If you want. Your name will be pronounced as correctly (or as incorrectly) as possible, and so will the words "thank you" or "thanks" or "word" or some other variation thereof.

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    If you donate $25, Myq Kaplan (the comedian, podcaster, and person responsible for these words being typed into your face right now) will make a Youtube video (let's say around a minute long) dedicated specifically to thanking you for that $25 or more.

    PS You will also get the on-air shout-out of the $10 reward, if you desire it.

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    If you donate $50, Myq Kaplan (the human being, robot-seeming, and person beaming these words into your brain right now) will make an even LONGER Youtube video than the $25 people get (let's say around three minute long, triple the time for only double the money) dedicated specifically to thanking you for that $50 or more.

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    If you donate $75, you can have an individualized 16-bar rap song created specifically for you, based on your name (or whatever, if you're in witness protection maybe), by comedian/rapper extraordinaire Zach Sherwin AKA MC Mr. Napkins (whose work you can see at www.mrnapkins.com). Zach is a friend and musical contributor to the show, currently working on what will be the theme song. Sound good? If you get one of these, it WILL sound good.

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    If you donate ninety-nine dollars, you may come into the building where our studio is located while we record an episode of "Hang Out With Me." You will be able to listen through the door and receive a thank you on air, and you can yell a response that maybe will get picked up by the microphones. Conversely, for one more dollar (see $100 reward), you may enter the room and talk into a microphone.

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    If you donate one-hundred dollars, you may come into the studio while we record an episode of "Hang Out With Me" and be thanked in person as part of an episode. You have to get to the studio on your own, though. I mean, we'll tell you where it is. It's not like a math puzzle or a treasure hunt with a pirate map. Or maybe it is, but way easier. We'll tell you what X equals.

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    If you donate one-thousand dollars, you may come into our studios to be a guest on "Hang Out With Me" for the entirety of one episode, during which you may be thanked (or not, you get to decide). We reserve the right to edit the conversation, but mostly for things like if you yelled racial epithets the whole time, in which case your thousand dollars will have been very helpful in the overtime costs for our editor. (We also reserve the right to determine what things are similar to racial epithets, conceptually. We also reserve the right to reserve other rights, like a genie granting wishes for more wishes. To ourselves. Genie's prerogative.)

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    If you donate ten-thousand dollars, we will travel to your home (provided it is located somewhere within the continental united states) and record an episode of the podcast from there (if you want us to), featuring you and one other person of your choosing as guests on the show. (The other person has to be a willing participant. We are not really genies, despite implying otherwise above. Though we wish we were.)

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    If you donate $10,000 but do not want anything in return, you win the satisfaction of knowing that you had $10,000, and probably still have more than that remaining (otherwise you have made a poor business decision).

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