We trust you had a good Thanksgiving. On this Black Friday I'll be back on your TV screens for a full hour of guest-host-level semi-competence on "Tucker Carlson Tonight". The fun starts at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific - with a rerun for West Coasters and late birds at midnight Eastern/9pm Pacific. Hope you'll dial us up if you are in the general vicinity of the receiving apparatus.
I don't know what's on the rundown for tonight, but perhaps some follow-up on what we discussed on this morning's "Fox & Friends" with Dean Cain, Dr Nicole Saphier and Pete Hegseth - including ongoing protests from brave Hong Kongers and narcissist climate slacktivists:
If you prefer, you can see that segment over at Fox News here.
~It's Black Friday at the Steyn Store, too, because SteynOnline is now seventeen - old enough for the Duke of York to deny he's ever met us. 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 butt-numbingly boring one-size-fits-all control-freak social media cartel of Facetube-Youbook. And to celebrate our survival, in honor of our seventeenth birthday, we're offering seventeen per cent off all my books and CDs over at the Steyn Store.
By the time of our 83rd birthday that could prove a crippling business model, but for now we're going all in. That seventeen per cent applies not only to my solo bestsellers, but also to 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 seventeen per cent birthday discount. And you even get it on our 99-cent 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!
Oh, and if you're a Mark Steyn Club member enter your special promo code at check-out, and you'll get even more savings on over forty different items.
~If you're looking for something a little different for your loved one this Christmas, there's a stateroom waiting for your nearest and dearest on the third annual Mark Steyn cruise (following our sold-out inaugural voyage last year, and our sold-out second voyage this September).
~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 ongoing series of video poetry;
~Advance booking for my live appearances around the world, such as last week's trio of members-only events;
~Customized email alerts for new content in your areas of interest;
~The opportunity to join me and my guests on next year's third 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 telly for Tucker tonight.