Category Archives: comedy

Really, Victoria Wood

I’ve remarked on many occasions – including to strangers at bus stops – how I can’t be doing with Science Fiction. Or any Fantasy genre, come to that. I either get too distracted by the unmentioned – the toilets, where … Continue reading

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High Visibility (of your Love)

This morning I came across a Country and Western number I wrote in January 2013 under the deliciously boot-scootin’ moniker of Situation Steve. It’s the (confusingly uptempo) story of a man who… well – see for yourself. I’ve provided the … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Ron Swanson

Parks and Recreation. Striding through the seasons of this perfect gang-show sitcom – a creation where they merely need to reel in Jon Hamm in the gorgeous cameo of a hapless, yin-to-yang’d, version of Don, and in which Morrissey lyrics are placed … Continue reading

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Detectorists

A love song about the English countryside and about the English, Detectorists (BBC Four, Channel X, written and directed by Mackenzie Crook) has been my most treasured TV find (see what I did?) of recent times. It’s beautifully, gently, so carefully paced, … Continue reading

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Louis C.K. Part 1, 2011

In 2011, HBO aired a one-off special, Talking Funny, featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Ricky Gervais, Chris Rock and Louis C.K, in an unhosted 50 minutes of chat about their experiences of the business, the science and the art of stand-up comedy. … Continue reading

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Little Brown Bear

Today’s drawing. Arguably not a million miles away, thematically, from the previous post – and, clearly, there’s something going on in me coconut that’s got me in a groove. But that said, I like the ‘writes itself’ nature of the … Continue reading

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Posts from the Var Side – Leeds Legs

Weekend before last in the little town here, I saw a lovely pair of jeans. Coppery, brown, all the shades of bread; well-riveted and with luxurious price tag, even in the ‘Soldes’. Yesterday I set out to buy them; the … Continue reading

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