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Massive Wednesday: Situation #2 – by Michael Estrin

I’ve at all times believed you get again what you place into one thing, except that one thing is crypto, craps, or automobiles, by which case you would lose all of it when the rug is pulled out from beneath you, when your luck runs out, or on an annualized foundation specified by an IRS schedule for depreciation.

Fortunately, Scenario Regular is a win-win sort of scenario. I put plenty of laughs out into the world with this text. Final week, after I requested readers to contribute some laughs of their very own, a couple of dozen of you rushed to repay the debt. Thanks! I’ve included a kind of reader-submitted laughs on this version. However don’t fear in case your submission isn’t on this week’s version as a result of there’s at all times subsequent week!

Girl: I’m a follower of Jesus. Are you a follower of Jesus?

Man: I’m accustomed to Jesus, however I’m extra of an informal fan, than a real follower. Is {that a} dealbreaker?

Girl: Sure.

Man: OK, I’m a follower of Jesus.

Girl: No you’re not.

Man: What’s his Instagram? I’ll observe him.

[Takes out his phone]

Man: Hey, can I get your Instagram?

Most individuals received’t put their e-mail handle on the Net. However as I’ve mentioned earlier than, most individuals don’t have the moxie to be the intrepid correspondent behind Scenario Regular. A day after posting my e-mail handle on the Net, I acquired an e-mail from somebody known as Pooja, asking if I used to be keen on promotion. Right here’s what Pooja wrote:

Hello Michael! We’re a purely Social Media advertising and marketing Firm; we are able to pretty rapidly promote your web site to the flowing social media platform.

  1. Fb promotion

  2. Web site promotion

  3. Twitter promotion

  4. Instagram promotion

  5. Pinterest promotion

  6. Running a blog writing and promotions

Might I ship you a quote / proposal / packages? If .

Thanks & Regards,


Since I’m at all times keen on promotion, I acquired again to Pooja straight away. Right here’s what I wrote:


Thanks for reaching out! How did you hear about me? By no means thoughts, it’s not essential. What’s essential is democracy. It’s in a really unhealthy method, and regardless that democracy is usually a drag, we want it as a result of the choice is the highway to wreck. Are you able to ship me a quote to advertise democracy?

Your pal in good governance,


Sadly, I by no means heard again from Pooja. I suppose we’re going to need to DIY this democracy factor.

After studying about two lacking turtles and a duck who simply wanted a spot to chill off, common reader Joderama wrote in together with her personal Nextdoor animal adventures. Joderama wrote:

Apparently, each LA and Phoenix, Arizona are Bermuda Pet Triangles. It looks like a weirdly excessive variety of domesticated animals go lacking, or flip up unexpectedly (and never simply the same old ones like cats, canines, or the occasional bunny – plenty of turtles/tortoises and lizards, but additionally parrots and different unique birds, snakes, hedgehogs, and a llama).

Through the Covid summer time of 2020, a pal and I began buying and selling all of the tales we present in our respective subsequent door apps. After one-upping one another on almost a each day foundation for a few weeks, I drew up a rudimentary set of bingo playing cards we might use to make it a contest. (Pic beneath: in case you want one thing to stuff right into a future Scenario Regular smorgasbord of weirdness).

Final week, I wrote about shopping for cheese from a stranger. I fucked up that story in two methods.

First, numerous folks left feedback to inform me that my so-called cheese plate was really a charcuterie board. These readers may be proper, however right here’s the factor: charcuterie simply isn’t as clickable as cheese.

Second, however the aforementioned charcuterie/cheese fiasco, I failed to say that my pal Rob known as it the “finest cheese plate within the historical past of the world.” If anybody else had mentioned that, I’d’ve chalked it as much as hyperbole, however not Rob. He’s the true deal, and a culinary innovator besides! After threatening to launch some compromising images of Rob with the cheese, he agreed to share the recipe for his newest innovation, a snack known as the “Meat Hat.”

Rob’s “Meat Hat”™

First, you begin with a cracker. Rob recommends a cracker with plenty of gluten as a result of, and I quote, “heavy is the hat.” Subsequent factor you do is lay down a “foundational” layer of cheese, ideally cheddar, however any exhausting cheese will do. (Observe: Both Rob’s image doesn’t embrace the cheddar layer, or he’s piled a lot cheese on the cracker that you would be able to’t see the cheddar). After that, Rob recommends a semi-soft cheese like brie, adopted by a “squishy” cheese like goat, or feta. Rob calls this layer “submitting within the holes,” however after I requested him to elucidate that, he informed me to ask Cthulhu. Did I point out Rob is a bizarre dude? ANYWAY, after including the “squishy” cheese layer, Rob says it’s essential “steadiness the whole lot out” with honey. Subsequent, you need a substantial prop like an olive or small piece of dried fruit to help the meat. “Simply plop that sucker within the squishy cheese and let it sit there, like a pedestal,” Rob advises. Lastly, it’s time so as to add the “hat.” Choose the meat of your alternative and roll it right into a cone, as if it’s a dunce cap. Then place the hat atop your olive or dried fruit pedestal. Take pleasure in!

You realize the drill. I’ve acquired questions, it’s possible you’ll or could not have solutions.

Go away a remark

  1. Would you eat the Meat Hat™? Any modifications, or do you are taking your Meat Hat™ Rob’s method?

  2. Does the invention of the Meat Hat™ tip the steadiness in favor of charcuterie within the ongoing cheese/charcuterie controversy?

  3. Verify your Nextdoor app. Do you may have animal bingo? Observe: if there are homicide hornets in your neighborhood, RUN!

  4. Do you suppose I upset Pooja, or is Pooja a fascist?

  5. Ought to the lady within the espresso store give the informal Jesus fan her Instagram?

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


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