When I was about 13, following years of sustained, systematic nagging, whining, grousing, griping, begging, groaning and, er, suggesting, my parents bought me a dog. We drove to a farm on the outskirts of our hometown and picked up our pup. He was a border collie. I called him…
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For hundreds of thousands of disheveled young and youngish men across the English-speaking world, the news that Stavros Halkias was leaving the comedy…
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Hello, Obligatory shilling. I wrote for IM-1776 about how poetry ennobles language and enriches life. I wrote for the Washington Examiner about why many…
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In 2020, before Norm Macdonald underwent treatment for the cancer that would kill him, he settled down in front of his computer and recorded a comedy…
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Hello, Obligatory shilling. For The Critic I wrote about how it is easy to criticise Tony Blair and New Labour – and fun as well! I appeared on two…
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If one man could be chosen as a symbol of the USA, who would it be? Washington? Wayne? Presley? Obama? For me, a leading candidate is Vincent Kennedy…
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You can’t go to a party on the Lower East Side without seeing Erin. Erin runs the podcast Cocaine Brunch. It’s a sort of post-feminist dating podcast…
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My online life and “real” life are neatly segregated. None of my Polish friends have Twitter accounts. People in Tarnowskie Góry know me as a teacher…
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