I have a cunning plan to get rich

I’m going to remind you all that I’ve really cut back on posting spider photos here on Pharyngula. It makes me sad, but it turns out that that subject seems to repel too many people. So, because I’m a super-duper galaxy brain, I’m posting all the spiders on my Patreon account, which brings in a little revenue that’s being used to pay off my legal debt, to drive away people…who might…contribute to my income? Oh, wait, I didn’t think this through. But anyway, it’s there, if you’re feeling generous, you can join at the $1 tier — that is, you tip me a grand total of $1 per month — or even the $5 tier, if you’re Elon Musk. For a short while now I’ve been posting Spider of the Day there, you should join while you can, because once winter hits here and the spiders all die, I may not be able to sustain that. Get the daily spider photos while you can!

Also, because I am clearly an economic genius, I also post those same photos on my Instagram account, so if you don’t want to pay $1 a month, you can get it for free.

You know, when I look at my brilliantly incompetent fund-raising scheme, I’m surprised that Donald Trump hasn’t hired me for his cabinet.


  1. unclefrogy says

    you have the skill clearly but maybe you have not heaped enough uncritical praise for him that seems to be the most important qualification needed to work for him
    uncle frogy

  2. ANB says

    Unrelated to this post, but regarding your vertigo (I don’t really want to scroll to that post):


    Not to mention that Vitamin D may well help with COVID-19:

    Research shows COVID-19 patients with a vitamin D level between 20 ng/mL (50 nmol/L) and 30 ng/mL (75 nmol/L) had a sevenfold higher risk of death than those with a level above 30 ng/mL
    Having a vitamin D level below 20 ng/mL was associated with a 12 times higher risk of death from COVID-19
    Other research suggests your risk of developing and dying from COVID-19 virtually disappears once your vitamin D level gets above 30 ng/mL (75 nmol/L). To ignore this seems foolish in the extreme, especially since vitamin D supplementation is both safe and inexpensive
    Other nutrient deficiencies may be at play if you’re having a hard time improving your vitamin D level. One of them is magnesium, which is required for the conversion of vitamin D into its active form
    Recent research shows you need 244% more oral vitamin D if you’re not also taking magnesium and vitamin K2

  3. says

    Mmmmmnope. Sorry, you don’t have any severely overpriced merchandise of practically no utility, made in China, marked up thousands of percent, and with white nationalist/nazi overtones in the design. You need a few of those in your portfolio first.