Here is what I received from smallvictories:
I actually spent a good chunk of time looking at and thinking about this card. It seems incredibly familiar but I can't recall where I might have seen the image before. It looks very Tim Burtonesque and reminds me of the style of art from the nightmare before christmas or corpse bride. That gothic sort of claymation. It's also reminding me of some halloween clip I recall seeing on youtube a while ago.
My mom was around when I was opening up the package and I got to explain what liberals were. I think she believes I receive mail from nutjobs. It's just as well she never saw the voodoo cat.
Hmmm. You know, I've never really given much thought to robot uprisings. I'm not even sure it'd be a horrible thing really. When I have focused on sci-fi end of the world senarios, I always figured it'd be a clone war or a battle over eugenics. It might actually be sort of comforting to simply have robots revolt. At least there you can draw the lines of good and evil pretty starkly and clearly. I'll have to peruse the book at length and see if any of the tactics can be adapted to fighting cats and hippies.
I have no idea if this was intentional, but I thought including the receipt was a humorous twist. I can only assume that smallvictories thought it was possible that I would hate the book so much I would trek up to Toronto in order to exchange it. I was also happy to see that the other book listed on the receipt is Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything. A absolutely fabulous book IMO, and it should be a must read for everyone, even those who normally don't have much of an interest in the sciences. He manages to bring a level of easy comprehension you don't often find as well as including a lot of interesting and funny scientific annecdotes. The takehome message being that many scientists were nuttier than peanut brittle.
So that's all the items to date. I'll keep making addenum entries as more things arrive. Thanks to everyone who participated and I hope you all enjoyed what you ended up getting.