We hope you had a good Thanksgiving. On this morning after I'll be back behind the Golden EIB Microphone for three hours of substitute-host-level Open Line Black Friday on America's Number One radio show. The fun starts at 12 noon Eastern/9am Pacific. Hope you'll dial us up either via the iHeart Radio app or on one of over 600 stations across the fruited plain, such as our old friends at WNTK New Hampshire, where you can listen to the full show from anywhere on the planet right here.
Here's a story I touched on briefly with Ed Henry on Wednesday's "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that seems to me of broader significance:
It's Black Friday at the Steyn Store, too, because SteynOnline is turning sweet sixteen: We hung out our humble shingle on the Internet at Thanksgiving 2002, and we're thrilled we're still here, even as the livelier blogosphere of the early twenty-first century has been all but obliterated by the boring one-size-fits-all control-freak social media cartel. At any rate, in honor of our sixteenth birthday, we're offering sixteen per cent off all my books and CDs over at the Steyn Store.
That applies not only to my solo bestsellers, but also our two climatological bestsellers - Climate Change: The Facts and "A Disgrace to the Profession": The World's Scientists - in Their Own Words - on Michael E Mann, His Hockey Stick, and Their Damage to Science, Volume One - and my bestselling cat album and Christmas album, too. And the regular savings on our Steynamite Christmas specials are additionally enhanced by that sixteen per cent birthday discount. And you even get it on our digital downloads, like "Cat Scratch Fever". So just shop till you drop as you normally would, and the discount will be applied to your basket as you check out. But only through Monday!
~If you're looking for something a little different for your loved one this Christmas, how about two on the aisle for the first ever Dennis Miller/Mark Steyn tour? There's also a chance to meet me and Dennis after the show. And there's a fifteen per cent discount on tickets if you enter the promo code HOLIDAYS and you book before midnight on Monday.
Alternatively, there's a stateroom waiting for your nearest and dearest on the second annual Mark Steyn cruise (following our sell-out inaugural voyage last year).
And don't forget the present that lasts all year: A one-year gift membership in The Mark Steyn Club, which this holiday season comes with a special personalized Christmas card from yours truly and a gift-boxed special USB stick with three of our most popular Tales for Our Time for your pal or relative to listen to in the car or perambulating through the wilderness or almost anywhere else. That would be The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Time Machine and The Thirty-Nine Steps.
Membership in the Steyn Club does come with some other benefits, too, including:
~Our above-mentioned nightly radio serial Tales for Our Time;
~Exclusive Steyn Store member pricing on over 40 books, mugs, T-shirts, and other products;
~The opportunity to engage in live Clubland Q&A sessions with yours truly;
~Transcript and audio versions of The Mark Steyn Show, SteynPosts, and other video content;
~My new series of video poetry;
~Advance booking for my live appearances around the world, including my upcoming tour with Dennis Miller;
~Customized email alerts for new content in your areas of interest;
~The opportunity to join me and my guests on next year's second annual Mark Steyn Club Cruise;
~and the chance to support our print, audio and video ventures as they wing their way around the planet.
See you on the radio at noon Eastern - and do give me a call.