Nicky Campbell and Pol Pot

Not so long ago I had an exchange on Twitter with Nicky Campbell, he of Radio 1 fame (back in the day before he was tainted by Watchdog, Five Live and The Big Questions) about the occasionally dull Cbeebies show, My Story. Nicky Campbell: bringing the same qualities to sincerity that Pol Pot brought to farming — Mick Karma (@MickKarma)… Read more →

Interview with Mayor Barry Meat

(Inspired by the insane story of Meat Loaf looking for a property in Hartlepool a few years ago…) PRESENTER: Once in a while, it is a duty that we all have to make contact with the political side of life. All around us, New Labour, Conservatives, Liberals and Independents discuss the future and current running of our grand country. To… Read more →

The Following Came To Mind…

George W Bush’s expected trip to Switzerland was not in fact called off due to human rights protests over Guantanamo Bay as previously thought; in fact he’s said to be enjoying himself thoroughly in Swaziland. If humans and apes share 97% DNA, does that mean we’re only 3% superior? Could the increase in potato crisp sales prompted by the economic… Read more →

Domain Squatting Gypsies!

Domain Squatting Gypsies!

And not before time, I’m back. Once again I’ve had my home on the web overtaken by domain-squatting cybernerds, the type you’d regularly see playing “tigs on high ground” before the invention of the Internet. These sociopaths seem to have taken to sending random hack attacks in the direction of this site, which my more techy assistants (the kid next… Read more →

The Riding Officer

The Riding Officer

Back in 2010 I entered a script into The Sitcom Trials, with the finals taking place at The Lass O’Gowrie in Manchester. This was my first complete (well, ten minutes of it) comedy script and was performed on the night. Sadly it didn’t win, but I learned a great deal from it. Based on the barely-known job of the Riding… Read more →