Pardon me for interrupting!

Pardon me for interrupting!
(A version of this image appeared on the cover of Nirvana's "Nevermind" album, and the grown-up baby would later sue over it, claiming he was taken advantage of without his consent)

Hi everyone – first of all, let me just say how honoured I am that you read and enjoy my newsletter. When I first created it, I wasn't sure how many people would be interested in the odd, strange, unusual, weird, and sometimes inspiring news items I come across in my travels, so it was refreshing to see that hundreds of you do! As always, if there's anything I can do to improve the newsletter, or make it more interesting, or if you have a news item or weird website you came across that you think others might like, please don't hesitate to reach out, either through the comments or by emailing me at (and if you feel like sharing this newsletter with others, please do that too!)

Now to the matter at hand: As some of you may have noticed, I've started including a link in the newsletter to a Patreon page I set up a little while ago. It's pretty rough at the moment, and I'm kind of new to this whole thing, so please bear with me! The reason I set it up is that my employment status changed recently, and as a result I am a little short of cash (I won't bore you with the details). I'm not trying to turn this newsletter into some kind of hustle bro/revenue-focused money generating entity, I assure you. Just trying to recoup a little something for the time it takes to put this together. I love doing it, but love don't pay my bills, as the Flying Lizards sang in their rendition of "Money (It's What I Want)."

If the whole Patreon thing doesn't work for you for whatever reason, but you still want to contribute something, feel free to use whatever method you like – although I should mention that Venmo won't work because I'm in Canada (thanks anyway, Ben!). PayPal works pretty well though, and my account is just, which is hopefully pretty easy to remember (just one T in Mathew, for reasons known only to my mother). If you would rather just continue reading for free, of course – either because you don't want to pay me anything, or because you can't – you are more than welcome to do that. I will keep doing it as long as my fingers still work :-)

Cheers, and thank you