Mario Lanza is creating Staff Picks, The Funny 115, and the Survivor Historians
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patrons

Why should you support me?  Well because I write things about pop culture and I bring joy to people's lives.  And also because hosting the Funny 115, Staff Picks, and Survivor Historians costs an awful lot of money. 

In truth, whether you support me or not, I will probably still be cranking out Survivor columns and Funny 115 entries and movie and TV podcasts twenty years from now because they are fun to create and because they make people laugh and because that's what I do. So if you enjoy my work, and you would like to see it continue, I sure wouldn't turn down any financial backers who would like to help out.  Especially because with two kids about to start college, and college payments looming on the horizon, at the moment I can use all the help I can get. The bills around our house are about to get rather steep.

Thank you in advance for supporting my work.  F Brad Culpepper!
Rewards
The $1 club - "The Beckies"
$1 or more per month
Beckies get access to the personal audio updates that I release on this page every couple of weeks.   It sounds small but there is a lot of cool insider stuff I will only talk about in there and nowhere else.  
The $3 club - "The Monicas"
$3 or more per month
Monicas who join my page will get access to my Patron-only audio updates, and I will personally thank you on a page at the end of the Funny 115 for being such a neat person.  I will also publicly say something nice about you at some point on social media.  I'm not saying I would say something mean about you if you don't become a Monica... but it would be a real shame if I said something mean about you, wouldn't it?  We wouldn't want that to happen.  I'm not saying it WILL happen. I'm just sayin'.


Monicas are super neat Patrons and they will be respected accordingly.

The $5 club - "The Cesterninos"
$5 or more per month
Cesterninos are a hallowed group of Patrons who have probably the greatest benefit of all.  When I get around to starting up Staff Picks, I am going to need a co-host.  In fact, I am going to need a LOT of co-hosts.  My plan is to record with a different co-host every episode.  And the Cesterninos are the first group of people I am going to pick from.  Patrons from this group will get first crack if they want to be my co-host on any episode (or multiple episodes) of Staff Picks. They will also get all the respect and the benefits that the Beckies and the Monicas get.  If you ever wanted to be a part of a future popular movie podcast, this is the tier you want to be in.
The $10 club - "The Coach Wades"
$10 or more per month
Coach Wades are gods among men, and one day historians will sing their praises and will indeed write poems about them.


If you stay at the Coach Wade tier for six months, here's what you get:  A free autographed copy of my book, "When It Was Worth Playing For."  A free autographed copy of EVERY book I write in the future, either Survivor or non Survivor.  You also get a free T-shirt whenever I finally get around to producing those.  Basically just tell me what you want and I'll get it for you.  You want a lock of Cochran's hair?  You want me to do a Staff Picks episode about your childhood home movies?  I'll see what I can do.


Basically, Coach Wades get everything the Beckies, Monicas, and Cesterninos get, plus free Mario books for life and a free T-Shirt.  Just because you are so awesome and because I heard you say "Dragonslayer."


The Coach Wade tier is basically the Mario's Patron Page equivalent of declaring Prima Nocta.

Why should you support me?  Well because I write things about pop culture and I bring joy to people's lives.  And also because hosting the Funny 115, Staff Picks, and Survivor Historians costs an awful lot of money. 

In truth, whether you support me or not, I will probably still be cranking out Survivor columns and Funny 115 entries and movie and TV podcasts twenty years from now because they are fun to create and because they make people laugh and because that's what I do. So if you enjoy my work, and you would like to see it continue, I sure wouldn't turn down any financial backers who would like to help out.  Especially because with two kids about to start college, and college payments looming on the horizon, at the moment I can use all the help I can get. The bills around our house are about to get rather steep.

Thank you in advance for supporting my work.  F Brad Culpepper!

Recent posts by Mario Lanza

Rewards
The $1 club - "The Beckies"
$1 or more per month
Beckies get access to the personal audio updates that I release on this page every couple of weeks.   It sounds small but there is a lot of cool insider stuff I will only talk about in there and nowhere else.  
The $3 club - "The Monicas"
$3 or more per month
Monicas who join my page will get access to my Patron-only audio updates, and I will personally thank you on a page at the end of the Funny 115 for being such a neat person.  I will also publicly say something nice about you at some point on social media.  I'm not saying I would say something mean about you if you don't become a Monica... but it would be a real shame if I said something mean about you, wouldn't it?  We wouldn't want that to happen.  I'm not saying it WILL happen. I'm just sayin'.


Monicas are super neat Patrons and they will be respected accordingly.

The $5 club - "The Cesterninos"
$5 or more per month
Cesterninos are a hallowed group of Patrons who have probably the greatest benefit of all.  When I get around to starting up Staff Picks, I am going to need a co-host.  In fact, I am going to need a LOT of co-hosts.  My plan is to record with a different co-host every episode.  And the Cesterninos are the first group of people I am going to pick from.  Patrons from this group will get first crack if they want to be my co-host on any episode (or multiple episodes) of Staff Picks. They will also get all the respect and the benefits that the Beckies and the Monicas get.  If you ever wanted to be a part of a future popular movie podcast, this is the tier you want to be in.
The $10 club - "The Coach Wades"
$10 or more per month
Coach Wades are gods among men, and one day historians will sing their praises and will indeed write poems about them.


If you stay at the Coach Wade tier for six months, here's what you get:  A free autographed copy of my book, "When It Was Worth Playing For."  A free autographed copy of EVERY book I write in the future, either Survivor or non Survivor.  You also get a free T-shirt whenever I finally get around to producing those.  Basically just tell me what you want and I'll get it for you.  You want a lock of Cochran's hair?  You want me to do a Staff Picks episode about your childhood home movies?  I'll see what I can do.


Basically, Coach Wades get everything the Beckies, Monicas, and Cesterninos get, plus free Mario books for life and a free T-Shirt.  Just because you are so awesome and because I heard you say "Dragonslayer."


The Coach Wade tier is basically the Mario's Patron Page equivalent of declaring Prima Nocta.