Me and my pal Hayley Campbell have become slightly obsessed with “Spiked Fury”. Spiked Fury is the name we’ve given to broken abandoned umbrella’s that appear to have been blown inside out and then beaten to death by their disgruntled owners. I like to think that each one tells a story of pure anger, and [...]
Here’s me at Comedy on the Hill on Thursday November 26th 2009. I am either doing my Free Willy routine or my opticians joke, so I am either saying “there are actually three words for opticians” or “…and even if if I was asked to explain the entire plot of the movie Free Willy in [...]
I thought it’d be nice (for me) to use this blog to chronicle what I’m reading over the coming year. This is mainly just to keep a record for myself, and to see how many books I get through and therefore how often (on average) it takes me to read a book. This might sound [...]
I’ve started to become a little bit obsessed with the various Cash For Gold adverts that have been cropping up on daytime TV recently. Here’s an example if you’re unfamiliar. Let me start by saying these are extraordinary ads. I’ve been watching any number of them on You Tube. Really!
Happy Christmas gang. This is Boxing Day and my 25th posting of the month. Which means one day I will have to post twice in order to reach my 100 posts before the end of the March. However that also means that I’m now a quarter of my way through the challenge. I hope you’ve [...]
Now I’m not usually a cynical man but when I began to question many of life’s perceived truths and wisdoms I found the idea of the Football match of Christmas 1914 between the British and German soldiers to be fairly unbelievable. A lovely idea sure but probably a bit far fetched. Turns out I was [...]
A Winter’s Tale by David Essex is yet another favourite Christmas song of mine, and another that doesn’t mention Christmas at all. Now you won’t earn any cool points by liking this song, or David Essex in general but it is just a very good record. Sentimental, yes, but fuck you it’s Christmas. Jarvis Cocker [...]
In my research for my talk about George Bailey I learnt that It’s a Wonderful Life was once investigated by the FBI as possible communist propaganda. Thanks to Hayley Campbell for sending me more information about this. This is of course nonsense. The films writer/director Frank Capra and it’s star James Stewart were in fact [...]