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WEIRD DARKROAST COFFEE
Bolt your doors, lock your windows, turn off your lights, grab a mug of Weird DarkRoast coffee, and come with me into the Weird Darkness!  This mysterious specialty coffee exhibits deep notes of cocoa, caramel, and a touch of sinister sweetness with a velvety finish.  This is an exclusive coffee selected by Weird Darkness host Darren Marlar and roasted to order by Evansville Coffee.  Not available in stores!  Click HERE to order, and use the promo code WEIRD to get free shipping on your first order!

REEL PAPER
If you’ve ever said, “Weird Darkness scared the crap out of me!” here is the solution!  Reel Paper is toilet paper; it’s in my bathroom right now and I’m going to keep using it.  It’s 3-ply and soft, but still sturdy.  But it’s also eco-friendly!  If you or your employer are looking for ways to be more green, this is it.  27,000 trees are cut down every day just to make toilet paper – and that paper never gets recycled (for obvious reasons!).  But Reel Paper is made from 100% bamboo which quickly grows back without ever having to be replanted.  No trees cut down, ever.  It uses no plastics, not even in wrapping, and each roll of paper purchased helps to fund clean toilets for those in need.  Weirdo Family members (and anyone else you tell) get 25% off their first order of Reel Paper by using the promo code WEIRD at ReelPaper.com.

THE CRYPTID CALENDAR
We’ve come back around to the time of year where you have to go looking for a new calendar for 2021. What will it be this time? Cute cats… again? A word of the day? How cliché.  How about a 2021 Cryptid Calendar!?  Twelve months of creepy yet beautifully painted scenes from master artist and fellow Weirdo, Timothy Wayne Williams. Once you’ve soaked in the gorgeous imagery, you can take it to the next level – because every scene also contains a hidden hominid… and you know Bigfoot is the “Hide-n-Seek” champion! I’ve seen many of the original paintings used in this calendar and I’ve only found Bigfoot about half the time! But he is there – somewhere!  And with the 2021 Crytpid Calendar, you’ll have a whole month at a time to look for him!  And if you give up looking, you can even email the artist personally and he’ll point out our hairy friend for you!  Get the calendar now before orders get overwhelming!

Related imageBEST FIENDS
I’m not a gamer, I only play games on my mobile device when I have time – and that’s usually only a couple of minutes here and there.  I found Best Fiends a little over a year ago and I am still constantly coming back to this game for more play. It engages your brain with fun levels where you collect little “fiends” to help you conquer the puzzles and challenges to accomplish your goals.  There are numerous options for play, they constantly are adding new themes and levels every month, you can stop playing anytime and pick up from right where you left off without being penalized, you have a constant recharging of energy, and it’s free to download!  With over 100 million downloads, this 5-star rated mobile puzzle game is a must-play!  Download best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.  Look for BEST FIENDS – that’s FIENDS (like friends, but without the “r”).  Best FIENDS!

ACORN.TV
Acorn TV is a commercial-free streaming service that’s rooted in British television but also has some of the most creative content from Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and beyond as well.  You get amazing storytelling with top-rated mysteries, addicting dramas, hilarious comedies, and more.  If you love British comedy you’ll want to check out “The Other One” which follows two sisters had no idea each other existed until their father drops dead.  “Downton Abbey” fans will love the hilarious performance in “The Other One” by Siobhan Finneran.  As for my personal favorites show on Acorn.TV – right now I’m binge-watching two shows: “Rake” (a comedy drama) and “Mr and Mrs Murder” (a crime/mystery/comedy).  Acorn TV is only $5.99/mo, but you can try it out absolutely free for a full 30 days by using the promo code “weirddarkness” (all one word) when you sign up at http://Acorn.TV

FOOD FOR THE POOR
Weird Darkness
 partners with Food for the Poor every year to help families in the Caribbean and Latin America. Your one-time financial gift provides 6 months of life-saving food for children in Central and South America who have had their access to food cut off because of COVID-19. To give, call toll free 1-855-901-4673.  If you prefer to give online, you can click here to do so.  Thank you!

AMC Network’s SHUDDER
Check out their “Creepshow” series based on the movie! Another of my favorites is their docuseries, “Cursed Films” which looks at the tragedies that befell the casts and crews of movies like “The Exorcist”, “The Omen”, and “Poltergeist!”  Fascinating stuff!  I binged the whole thing start to finish in one sitting! Shudder has the best and biggest selection of horror and thrillers you can find anywhere.  Visit http://www.shudder.com/ and use the promo code WEIRDDARKNESS (all one word) to get a free 30-day trial!  Click HERE for more information!

BETTER HELP
I’ve been a user of Better Help for over a year now and still use it.  My counselor helps me with issues regarding not only mental health, but physical health as well. We’ve discussed depression, sleeping habits, creating and achieving goals, and more.  With over 7,000 counselors scattered around the globe, you’re assured  a professional, experienced counselor that is knowledgeable about your particular issue – or issues.  Take the questionnaire for free and find out how Better Help can be a better help to you!  And if you use the link BetterHelp.com/WD you’ll immediately be given a 10% discount on your first month!

CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY
The pandemic has hit all of us in ways we never expected, and the poorest members of society were hit hardest.  When their limited help dries up, many will find themselves tumbling into unmanageable debt, drastically behind on essential bills, being hounded by collectors, and falling into a huge sinkhole of debut opening up right beneath them. But with your help, we can equip churches in numerous communities to bring relief in these dark times. Christians Against Poverty equips local churches with effective poverty-relieving tools. Not only do they provide the immediate financial need the families desperately need, but they also provide resources and training so the family can climb out of poverty and stay out of poverty. They are provided the tools and education to build a future. Learn more or make a donation at CAP1160.com.

BLINKIST
I absolutely love this app – its on the homepage of my smartphone for a reason.  Blinkist brings you key ideas from the world’s best non-fiction books. Listen to an entire book in just 15-minutes, or you can choose to read the book – or do both at the same time!  Blinkist works on your phone, tablet, or web browser.  Browse through themed booklets curated by industry experts, and get titles specifically chosen for you based on your interests. Right now Blinkist has a special offer for Weirdos!  Go to Blinkist.com/WeirdDarkness and get a free 7-day trial, and get 25% off a Blinkist Premium membership!  

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At the top of my audiobook list is “How To Win Friends And Influence People” by Dale Carnegie – it’s the best self-help book you will ever read.  If you need a motivational kick in the pants you might also like “Take The Stairs” by Rory Vaden.  Start listening with a 30-day Audible trial for free! Offer only valid for those who are new to Audible. Choose 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals absolutely free!   Visit Audible.com/WeirdDarkness and use the promo code WEIRDDARKNESS (all one word) when signing up! Or text WEIRDDARKNESS (again, all one word) to 500-500!

SEND OUT CARDS
Mail a real, personalized greeting card without leaving the house or going out to buy stamps! Choose from the hundreds of existing cards on the website – or create one of your own completely from scratch, using your own photos and message – and you can even use your own handwriting and signature if you wish… and do it all online! I’ve set it up so you can try it out for free – create a greeting card and I’ll pay for the printing and postage.  http://www.sendoutcards.com/weird.

PAUL SPANGLER (Official Artist of Weird Darkness)
(Watch the video below for a tiny sample of his work!)  It’s only fitting that Paul Spangler was born in 1973, the same year The Exorcist was released. Specializing in horror art and illustration. His subjects range from horror film stars of the Golden Age of Cinema to current ones. Sought out for his high degree realism, Mr Spangler works in a variety of mediums which include pencil, pen and ink, markers and acrylic paints. He often employs his mixed media technique to capture a subject in a truly unique way. After watching Dracula with Bela Lugosi at age nine, he was “hooked” on horror. Seeking out films and books of the genre ever since. Mr. Spangler’s work has won many awards. His work has included commissioned works, book cover art, DVD cover art, t-shirt designs, and more.  Along with his art work, Mr. Spangler also creates one of a kind distressed signs for clients, as well as selling one-off pieces.  He can be contacted on his “Spangler Art and Illustration” Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Spangler-Art-and-Illustration-489568255187/ or his “Sinister Visions” gallery page: https://www.facebook.com/cryptdaddy/

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