It’s minor political party time as I dig into the weirder bits of UK electoral history for the NS.
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.
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.
This episode includes, among other things, a discussion between host Jonn Elledge and I on whatever it is that makes us want to spent entire days walking from one arbitrary point to another.
I wrote some code to scrape samples from 80 years of BBC schedules (and then spent a lot longer manually categorising them) to help Distilled build this interactive guide to the history of the Beeb. Please forward all complaints to the BBC.