Monthly Archives: June 2014

Music

I don’t really like music. I don’t buy it, or listen to it. That isn’t completely true, obviously, but that’s sometimes how I’ll phrase it. I like the effect it has on people. Not everyone, but particularly those who have … Continue reading

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The experiment continues

So far, writing a blog has been quite fun. It has been particularly interesting seeing how quickly I switched from “Oh my goodness this is embarrassing, please, everyone, just ignore me” to “WHY AREN’T YOU READING MY BLOG I THOUGHT YOU … Continue reading

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If I had a million dollars.

I was at university when the National Lottery launched in the UK. As you might imagine, lottery fever swept the country, and suddenly it became more important than ever to have a prepared answer for “What would you do if … Continue reading

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A Watched Pot 2: The Grass is Always Greener

Chad Weedman (Owen Wilson), finally drug-free, now works as an informant for the DEA. His first assignment tears his heart in two: hunt down rogue-DEA-agent-turned-marijuana-queenpin Susan Watcher (Kate Hudson) – his beloved wife. 

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A Penny Saved

While attending a wedding in beautiful rural Ireland, my friend Ian and I developed a foolproof strategy for pitching Hollywood-friendly romantic comedies. It’s devastatingly simple. Just pick a common aphorism and chop it in half. Boom. There’s all the information you … Continue reading

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Everything but the kitsch ‘N Sync

Being funny is one thing, writing jokes is completely another. I can do the former. I can’t do the latter to save my life. For example, the name of this post could maybe possibly be a punchline, but I’ll be damned if i … Continue reading

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Normal. Weird.

It doesn’t matter how many times I encounter a truism, doesn’t matter how many people I trust swear up and down that it’s not only true but incredibly important – I never believe it until it actually happens to me. … Continue reading

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