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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Popula Haiku Reward

    For just $5, a Popula editor will write you an original haiku of quality that we cannot guarantee!

    If you are lucky your haiku might be written by Trevor Alixopulos:

    Orange creamsicle
    Possible alien life
    Who's your oracle?

    Or you could score a jewel like this one, by Vanessa Davis (inspired by true life events)!

    Lady at the store
    Here for the big walnut sale
    Cutting me in line

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    Super Friend of Popula

    Yoooo!! Yay! For twenty-five dollars you will receive:

    • Six Months' Reader Subscription to Popula, removing the paywall restriction of five articles/month

    • A Popula 2019 Bodega Calendar designed by Vanessa Davis!! This large, colorful vintage style calendar (15" x 9") features an image of butterflies tipped in over a decorative card base printed with room for important phone numbers and dates. A pad of monthly tear-off sheets features colorful images of each month's traditional gem and flower.

    PLUS you are supporting ad-free, responsibly archived independent journalism, essays and art!! YES IT'S TRUE

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    Popula BFF, including The Popula Digest

    Thank you!! For $50 you will receive

    • A full year Popula Reader subscription (no paywall!)

    • The Popula 2019 Bodega Calendar, AND

    • The Popula Digest 2018 compilation zine, containing many favorite comics and articles from this year!!! WAT

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    Popula BFF T-Shirt Posse

    Maybe you would just like a shirt with your Popula Reader subscription!! (NO PAYWALL for a whole year).

    And these T-shirts are certainly attractive!! They are all cotton. Choose from three designs:

    • QUiT FACEBOOK

    • #STILLMAD

    • Popula Logo T-shirt

    Choose your size, S-M-L-XL-XXL, and support permanently archived independent journalism at the same time?! YES

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    Galaxy Brain Superfriend of Popula

    Thank you!! This generous gift means:

    • The 2019 Popula Bodega Calendar

    • Our very first Popula Digest 2018 compilation zine

    ANNNNND...

    • A fetching and useful Popula logo mug!!

    IN ADDITION TO:

    • Full Galaxy Brain access to Popula for one year!!

    Galaxy Brain membership means no paywall, PLUS additional Galaxy Brain gifts designed by Trevor Alixopulos and Vanessa Davis, our genius visuals team, throughout the year, with two more zines coming in 2019 PLUS access to members-only podcasts.

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    Galaxy Brain Popula Grand Vizier

    Thanks so much!! We need it. We will take it! For your remarkably generous gift of $250, because you just are cool with that, you will receive all the above gifts:

    • Galaxy Brain membership for one year

    • 2019 Popula Bodega Calendar

    • The inaugural Popula Digest 2018 Compilation

    • A Popula Mug

    • Access to Galaxy Brain members-only podcasts, plus zines and gifts in 2019

    And!!

    Please choose one of three beautiful and flattering t-shirts certain to appeal to all who behold you:

    • Quit Facebook
    • #StillMad
    • Popula Logo T-shirt

    Please specify size S-M-L-XL WOW

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    Popula Family: Virtual Writers' Retreat!

    For your magnificent support of independent ad-free journalism you'll receive all Galaxy Brain gifts:

    • Galaxy Brain membership for one year (no paywall!)

    • 2019 Bodega Calendar

    • The inaugural Popula Digest 2018 zine

    • A Popula Mug

    • MORE Galaxy Brain members-only podcasts, zines and gifts to come in 2019

    • ONE T-shirt: Choose from Quit Facebook, #StillMad or Popula Logo all-cotton T-shirts (please specify S-M-L-XL-XXL

    AND!!! PLUS!!

    An invitation to the Popula Virtual Writers’ Retreat: Three 90-minute group meetings on Saturdays in February and March 2019, where Popula editors will join you to chat, do some writing exercises and have fun.

    Ask us whatever you want, about how we choose, edit and research our stories, if our Dad said that thing to us back in 1999. We will tell you the truth. Remember, we are INCORRUPTIBLE.

    Popula editors will read and briefly advise you on at least one piece you submit in these meetings.

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    Popula Family: Signed Mimi Pond print

    As a token of our gratitude for your unbelievable generosity and your support of independent journalism, please accept the full range of Galaxy Brain Grand Vizier gifts, which include:

    • Galaxy Brain membership for one year (no paywall!)

    • 2019 Bodega Calendar

    • The inaugural Popula Digest 2018 zine

    • A Popula Mug

    • MORE Galaxy Brain members-only podcasts, zines and gifts to come in 2019

    • ONE T-shirt: Choose from Quit Facebook, #StillMad or Popula Logo all-cotton T-shirts (please specify S-M-L-XL-XXL

    PLUS a signed print of the glorious "Blind Dates of the Near Future!" from Popula favorite artist Mimi Pond.

    This is an 11"x24" cold press digital print on fine art paper and hand-signed by the artist.

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    Popula Family: Signed Ron Regé print

    As a token of our gratitude for your unbelievable generosity and your support of independent journalism, please accept the full range of Galaxy Brain Grand Vizier gifts, which include:

    • Galaxy Brain membership for one year (no paywall!)

    • 2019 Bodega Calendar

    • The inaugural Popula Digest 2018 zine

    • A Popula Mug

    • MORE Galaxy Brain members-only podcasts, zines and gifts to come in 2019

    • ONE T-shirt: Choose from Quit Facebook, #StillMad or Popula Logo all-cotton T-shirts (please specify S-M-L-XL-XXL

    plus a gorgeous signed panel from "Everything Is Free!" from Popula favorite Ron Regé Jr.

    This is an 18"x24" hot press digital print on fine art paper and hand-signed by the artist.

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    Popula Writers' Retreat AND Master Class

    Thank you, thank you for your support of speech rights and the free independent press!! We are very grateful. At this level, you'll receive all the Popula Galaxy Brain Grand Vizier Gifts:

    • Galaxy Brain membership for one year (no paywall!)

    • 2019 Bodega Calendar

    • The inaugural Popula Digest 2018 zine

    • A Popula Mug

    • MORE Galaxy Brain members-only podcasts, zines and gifts to come in 2019

    • ONE T-shirt: Choose from Quit Facebook, #StillMad or Popula Logo all-cotton T-shirts (please specify S-M-L-XL-XXL

    PLUS! an invitation to the Popula Virtual Writers’ Retreat, with three ninety-minute group meetings on Saturdays in January and February 2019, where Popula editors and other writers will get together to chat, do some writing exercises with you and have fun.

    AAANNNNNNND,

    Popula Master Class: A Popula editor will read, edit and advise you one-on-one via email, for one week, on one piece you submit to us, of up to 2000 words.

    Thank you!!

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