10 Amazing Coincidences From History

Introduction The First World War wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for one fatal coincidence involving a sandwich and a botched assassination. Had a car not stalled in just the right place, at just the right time, maybe the entire 20th century would have been completely different. Not all coincidences from history carry the same…

10 Bizarre Cases Of Mass Hysteria

Introduction   From meowing nuns to an imagined monkey-man, mass hysteria is a bizarre and little understood aspect of the human condition. It can be caused by religious extremism, cultural superstition, isolationism, and even the accidental intake of LSD. The only cure is the passing of time and, on at least one occasion, a good…

No Such Thing as a Frozen Girlfriend

It’s hard to write when your girlfriend is turning blue on the sofa. Shit, do I stop writing and get gas, or carry on and let her freeze to death? It’s a tough one. Fuck it, I’ll de-thaw her when I’m done. I’m lucky, the cold doesn’t worry me too much. Shit, her lips are…

God and Pasta

It’s Wednesday. There’s a full moon. God is throwing up in the corner. He normally is. He has no reason to be sober these days. Last time I saw him he was threatening a stripper because the coke she brought to the party wasn’t pure enough. “Don’t milk down my shit,” he was saying. “Do…

Beyond the Cogs

I’ve been standing in my lounge now for nearly an hour. You ever done that? Just stood there. Doing nothing. I got home from work. Came in. And just stood there. I wasn’t thinking about anything. Or, maybe I was feeling something. Ideas are hard to explain. You don’t think in words, or maybe you…

The Acronym Game – An Experimental Book Promo

I was driving home from work, it was a long drive, when I got stuck behind a lorry for about half an hour. I decided I would use this time to try and work out what the acronym on the back of it meant: DFDS

Gross Food Challenge

I have a YouTube channel. Well, my daughter (Kassidy) and I have a YouTube channel. For the past two years we’ve been writing a kids book together called Tommy, God of the Island of Wonder, which we finally completed a few weeks ago. It’s a comedy about a boy called Tommy who, having just blown…

It’s FREE! The Accidental Scoundrel is FREE!!

The Accidental Scoundrel is free right now. If you don’t already have it, get it. Kindle e-reader, kindle app on your phone, go to Amazon, download it for free. Read it. Laugh. Go back to Amazon and tell the fucking world how brilliant it is. Do it now. Go on. It’s free. What else are…

The Incredible* News of Large Scale Chicken Cloning

I was on the phone to my brother, David. “How are there enough chickens?” says David, quite unexpectedly following immediately after a deep and difficult conversation about a psychopath’s attempt to kill him by un-bolting the suspension on his truck (but that’s a story for another day). “What do you mean?” I say, looking at…

I Think Super Mario is a Leprechaun

I’ve just seen the trailer for the new Mario game that’s coming out on the Switch. I thought Mario was a human!? Mario Odyssey is based in the real world, instead of the Mushroom Kingdom, and so there are normal people milling around the city (New Donk City…) and Mario, by comparison, is clearly not…