Special Events

Update: The marathon is mara on.

Without sounding like too much of a shill, please remember that the WFMU 2007 Marathon begins on March 5 and runs to March 18. On March 7th, Seven Second Delay will feature an as-yet undetermined stunt -- Andy might be eating a book and describing its contents to the listeners page by page. Or it might be something better. The Wheel of Fate will return for the third consecutive year on March 14th, and will be simulcast on the FMU webcam.

This year, Seven Second Delay offers as its marathon premium the Captain Tolerance Fun Pack for pledges of $120 or more. It contains the Andy Breckman-written, Tom Scharpling-directed movie Dead Air (starring Andy and Ken) on DVD, a new Seven Second Delay t-shirt and a Seven Second Delay bumper sticker.

The Marathon home page is here if you need more information. But please pledge. Now I really am a shill.

Andy and Ken recorded a short pre-Marathon message specifically for podcast subscribers here. If you're not a podcast subscriber, you could probably still listen to it if you're desperate for new Seven Second Delay like an addict desperate for the needle.

This will also be the first marathon that the Seven Second Delay blog has been around for. This has been the first real step in so many years toward building an actual community around the show, so I'm asking you now to make us proud in the coming weeks. Show us, obviously, that you love the show, love WFMU, but also show us that you support our efforts to maintain a real online presence for Seven Second Delay, and that all the readers and listeners who read or comment on this blog will come through for the station when it counts. Show us -- Emerson, Austin and especially Andrea -- that it paid off. When I say "paid off" I do mean it literally.

Oh, and also remember that Andy Breckman will be here Saturday March 3rd at 4PM. You don't have to pay anything for that.

10 comments:

jwgh said...

In the past I've avoided pledging during the station during the SSD marathon, just because I had trouble getting in to the weird geek show vibe (even as I find it entertaining). But I think I will this year and get the nifty premiums. (I have pledged in previous years, just not on Wednesday night.)

Which reminds me: did anyone get the 'fatal flaw' tee shirt? If so, what the hell was it?

Robin said...

good question! Is that the shirt that you could not wear out of the house?

Anonymous said...

Curious as well on the T-shirt.

Any extras or easter eggs in the Dead Air DVD? commentary? Behind the scenes featurette? Oooooh, outtakes! Any gag reel? . . . Is there a pretty, pretty picture on the Menu page?

Sad that the "Where's Andy?"/ "Andy's Midlife Crisis" comic (swag of marathon '02??) ceased to exist.

Anonymous said...

There is actually one archived show where Andy inadvertently spilled the beans on the t-shirt. Not that he said exactly what was on it but you can guess it from the banter context.

Austin said...

I have the tshirt. I'll take a picture.


Someday.

jwgh said...

Have you ever worn it in public?

Grant said...

I'm taking a guess on the shirt....the neck and sleeve holes were sewn shut, thus the Fatal Flaw. I assume the Chat is at 4PM Eastern yes?

Duncan said...

Yes. (On the chat, not the shirt necessarily.)

time to pounce! said...

Did anybody get the "rock paper scissors" DVD from last year? They never sent me mine, and sent an envelope of WFMU stickers instead.

JJZ said...

I can't seem to find mine at the moment, but I believe had a big target and suggested in large letters that you punch the wearer in the stomach. It wasn't the only WFMU shirt that I didn't want to wear so much that year, I don't think. I think the last one I liked was the Jim Flora one.