I love both Stewart Lee and Will Self, so I knew this interview in the Guardian was going to be good value. And it is from the first paragraph: “I really noticed the scene changing in the 90s. The audience at the Bedford – a pub I used to work … Continue reading
Just got one of those fake tech support calls. My partner, Ruth picked up the phone and her approach was quite different to my usual take-no-prisoners tirade of rage: Fake TS Guy: Hello, this the Technology Department of Microsoft Windows. We are calling about a problem with your computer. Ruth: … Continue reading
Table for One Britizens (which is my new portmanteau for British citizens) will know all about Today – the quite frankly rather good radio news programme that airs every weekday morning on BBC Radio 4. It’s a perfect mix of John Humphreys shouting at politicians, John Humphreys shouting at foreigners … Continue reading
I wonder if 2010 will be the year that mainstream marketing starts to understand the reach of online publishing. A recent exchange I had doesn’t bode well for it: “Hi Kyle,” barked the PR guy on the other end of the line, “[COMPANY NAME] accidentally emailed us your request to … Continue reading
Made-up statistics suggest that 43% of all Internet communication is the simple recitation and repetition of catchphrases, script snippets and sketches from popular TV programmes. I’m not taking about random usage either – there are specific scenes, phrases, words and even syntactical structures that attain totemic significance. See my previous … Continue reading
Funniest thing of 2008, so far…
Bush v Blair in swearathon.