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.
Let’s start at the end: “‘Well, I’m back,’ he said.” And with that, thousand-page long fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings is finally over – J.R.R. Tolkien drops the mic, and the history of Middle Earth is done.
Another part of an irregular series in which I attempt to drive myself mad using huge databases about public infrastructure:
If you visited one per day, for some reason, it would take you nearly 54 years. I’ve just worked out that statistically I’d probably be dead before I finished, so I’m not going to bother. There are 1,759 stops labelled “A” in the capital.
I crunched 10 years of US traffic data to provide the numbers (and copy) behind this piece about road accidents in the US.
Is Suicide Squad objectively the worst film ever to have won an Oscar? I decided to find out.
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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:
Comic writer and journalist Ed Jefferson has read all the biographies of Nicolas Cage, so that you don’t have to. Filmed at the first Books Showoff on 24th June 2016 at Waterstone’s Tottenham Court Road. Books Showoff is part of the Science Showoff family of events http://www.scienceshowoff.org
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!
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.
Here’s me bitching about that stupid viral video where Simon Sinek pretends to be sad about millennials not having alarm clocks.