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I like these tales, so I am setting them free


Hi there and welcome! I’m Michael Estrin. I write Scenario Regular for individuals who take their humor with a facet of humanity and a splash of perception. (Make sure you learn to the tip for an image of Mortimer, the toughest working canine within the e-newsletter sport🐶)

FIRST, a giant thanks to the brand new paid subscribers at Scenario Regular! Annoesjka despatched cash through PayPal, which is superior! She additionally instructed me a little bit about her work translating common books into Dutch. Since I do know there are lot of authors within the Scenario Regular group, let me say this: once you promote the overseas rights to your guide🤞, insist that the translator is paid a good wage.

additionally despatched cash through PayPal and requested an essential query: does Mortimer reply to Morty? The reply is sure! turned an annual subscriber, writing “I’ve loved too a lot of your posts to not!” Additionally, Mills leads a workforce of gifted designers at Substack who make all of the logistical points of publishing a e-newsletter and podcast super-smooth, so double due to you, Mills! Marion B. turned an annual subscriber and despatched me a beautiful non-public notice. Thanks, Marion! signed on for a month-to-month subscription and instructed me why: “Michael, I used to be intrigued by your ‘Substackanomics’ submit lately. In some way you satisfactorily defined “why pay” and the way it works. Helpful for somebody like me additionally making an attempt to develop paid subscriptions. However, the biggie for me (aka why I’m paying), you write very well and also you don’t take your self too severely!” A not-too-serious-but-nevertheless-heartfelt thanks, Debbie! Secular Jen purchased an annual subscription, rendering unto Scenario Regular that which beforehand belonged to Secular Jen. Thanks! bought an annual subscription, regardless that I made her life troublesome by encouraging her to learn Doppelgängers by Naomi Klein. Thanks, and I’m so sorry, Asha!

Scenario Regular is free (aside from the final submit of the 12 months). The beneficiant monetary help from some state of affairs normies helps me deliver pleasure to 1000’s of state of affairs normies. I believe that’s fantastic! In case you can, please think about subscribing👇

Or, if PayPal is your factor, ship any quantity right here. I’ll add you to the listing so that you simply obtain the primary annual Scenario Regular Stakeholder Report on the finish of the 12 months.

OK, that’s numerous 💰💰💰—sufficient to set some Scenario Regular tales free, which is precisely what I’m about to do.

Firstly of 2023, I turned on funds for Scenario Regular. My plan was to make trillions of {dollars}, then go sit on a seaside someplace and earn 20 p.c. Really, that was Hans Gruber’s plan, and it didn’t work out too nicely for Hans, did it?

I don’t know why each Diehard GIF has Hans Gruber falling from Nakatomi Tower sporting a Santa hat. Positive, Diehard is Christmas film, however I choose unadulterated GIFS.

Seems my plan to get wealthy by writing humorous, private tales and emailing them to strangers wasn’t what the enterprise individuals name “good.” I believe that’s as a result of there are many higher methods to earn money than writing comedy. Listed here are just a few can’t-miss money-making ventures I obtained from a Enterprise Insider article that was written by a low-paid human who used the free model of ChatGPT:

  1. Petty larceny

  2. Smelting

  3. Grand larceny

  4. A lemonade stand

  5. Homicide for rent

  6. Promoting photo voltaic

  7. Writing ransom notes

  8. Creating an AI that writes ransom notes between photo voltaic gross sales gigs

  9. Stealing catalytic converters

  10. Betting on Jai alai

  11. Insurance coverage fraud

  12. Being a Kardashian

  13. Successful Wheel of Fortune

  14. OnlyFans

  15. Submitting frivolous lawsuits

  16. Mismanaging a sovereign wealth fund

  17. Plastics

This isn’t a whole listing, however it doesn’t matter. I’m not in it for the cash. I write Scenario Regular as a result of it’s enjoyable for me and also you.

Which brings to a confession: I left 98% of you out of the enjoyable on 4 Scenario Regular tales.


I did this on goal.

Once more, sorry.

It was an experiment, I swear. I wished to see if a paywall would give Scenario Regular what the enterprise individuals name “paying clients.”

Seems, these 4 tales did lead to a couple paying clients. However I hated utilizing the paywall. Additionally, most individuals who pay for Scenario Regular do it as a result of they love this text and so they need to help it. In different phrases, I’ve patrons, not clients.

Going ahead, Scenario Regular will likely be 100% free, with two exceptions:

  • After six months, all tales robotically go behind a paywall. I’m doing this to make it more durable on trolls. I additionally need to more durable on AI corporations that need to practice their fashions on my work—though I’m undecided paywalling the archives is far of a protection in opposition to SkyNet. Lastly, I’m locking the archives to make it simpler for me to gather the tales and switch them into books in some unspecified time in the future. If there’s a narrative within the Scenario Regular archives that you simply need to learn, simply ask and I’ll provide you with a set of keys, until you’re a troll, or an AI, or an AI troll (god assist us).

  • The final story of the 12 months. That story will likely be a Stakeholder Report, which suggests I’ll clarify the enterprise facet of Scenario Regular. There would possibly even be charts!

Glad you requested! I like them, and because the saying goes, for those who love one thing, set it free. You’ll discover these 4 tales under. They’re all nice, however the one about my dad, Bob Hope, and the Sultan of Oman could be very near my coronary heart.

Please get pleasure from these tales:

There will likely be two extra Scenario Regular tales this 12 months.

Subsequent week, I’ll publish a submit celebrating this 12 months’s wins. I do that yearly. It’s loads enjoyable, so I hope you’ll be a part of me for that one.

On the final Sunday of the 12 months, which additionally occurs to be the final day of 2023, I’ll publish the First Annual Scenario Regular Stakeholder Report. If you wish to know extra concerning the enterprise of this humorous enterprise, you’ll should subscribe.

You realize the drill. I’ve obtained questions, you’ve obtained solutions.

  1. Do you have got any good enterprise concepts? Share!

  2. Is Diehard a Christmas film? Convey your chilly takes!

  3. What would’ve occurred if Odysseus had eaten an edible and flown Southwest?

  4. You thought CCR was singing a few toilet too, proper?

  5. Why is the Lyft driver nonetheless single?

  6. Who had a greater humorousness: Bob Hope or the Sultan of Oman?

Depart a remark

Sure, please do! I like listening to from Scenario Regular readers. Ask me (virtually) something, and I’ll reply your query in a future problem of Scenario Regular.

E-mail me at michaelestrin@substack.com

The book variations of my books are priced between 99 cents and $2.99, so for those who don’t have the funds for a Scenario Regular subscription, shopping for an book is a good way to help my work. Bonus: you’ll giggle your butt off!

Mortimer moments earlier than the photographer booped his snoot.

Thanks for studying Scenario Regular! This submit is public so be at liberty to share it.





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