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Can You Get The Boat Free?

Remember when that boat got stuck? ‘Satirical’ ‘game’ ahoy!

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How (not) to write a sequel to Lord of the Rings (New Statesman)

Adapted from a live performance, I explain why you shouldn’t write a sequel to Lord of the Rings, with reference to various people who’ve tried and failed in different ways.

https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2018/06/how-not-write-sequel-lord-of-the-rings-j-r-r-tolkien

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14 things we learned from a list of every bus stop in London (CityMetric)

Another part of an irregular series in which I attempt to drive myself mad using huge databases about public infrastructure:

https://www.citymetric.com/transport/14-things-we-learned-list-every-bus-stop-london-4005

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How (Not) To Write A Sequel To Lord Of The Rings (The Over-Analyser’s Book Club)

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Journalism New Statesman Things

Lord Buckethead vs Theresa May – meet the UK’s weirdest political parties (New Statesman)

It’s minor political party time as I dig into the weirder bits of UK electoral history for the NS.

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The Most Dangerous Highways in America (Geotab/Distilled)

I crunched 10 years of US traffic data to provide the numbers (and copy) behind this piece about road accidents in the US.

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Journalism New Statesman Things

The worst Oscar-winning films of all time (New Statesman)

Is Suicide Squad objectively the worst film ever to have won an Oscar? I decided to find out.

The worst Oscar-winning films of all time - How hated movies have grabbed their space in the spotlight.

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Come see me do comedy at Book Showoff, 28th Feb

I will be performing some sort of loosely book-based comedy at the Book Showoff comedy night at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road on the 28th of Feb. More info here.

Here’s what happened another time I did it:

 

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Journalism New Statesman Things

What’s new in Wetherspoon News? A close reading of the political magazine of our times (New Statesman)

I have achieved my final form and turned the magazine you read when you drink alone in a Wetherspoons in some brilliant #content for the New Statesman!

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CageClub: Arsenal

I made an exciting guest appearance on the CageClub podcast to discuss Nic Cage’s latest terrible film, Arsenal. It has nothing to do with football.