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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.

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Journalism New Statesman Things

Why I’m sick of fake theorists lamenting the “millennial problem” (New Statesman)

Here’s me bitching about that stupid viral video where Simon Sinek pretends to be sad about millennials not having alarm clocks.