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Some blogs I know

  • Fat Man on a Keyboard
    'At first they came for the smokers but I did not speak out as I did not smoke. Then they came for the binge drinkers but I said nothing as I did not binge. Now they have an obesity strategy...'
  • My Shitty Twenties
  • Baroque in Hackney
    Any friend of JD Salinger is a friend of mine...
  • New York Bike Blog
  • Cocktails and Records
    ... what could be finer? A weekly tune from the record box, handpicked, dusted down, and lovingly described. Also the place to get answers to Major Questions Of The Day, such as 'is rollerskating the new trendy alternative to bicycles?'
  • Clutching the tea cup
    '... or staying afloat while monumentally out of my depth in foreign parts'
  • Belgian Waffle
    Prolific? Bien sur. Waffle? Not a bit of it. The best thing to come out of Belgium since Leffe Blonde, and that is saying something.
  • Non-working monkey
    'Why taking work seriously turns you into a cock', among other lifesavingly important career advice.
  • ishouldbeworking
    She should be working- somewhere near Brighton. But we are thankful that she is writing. Among other talents, an enviable ability to eavesdrop the choicest conversations...
  • Razorblade of life
    'Not so much cutting-edge as half-cut and still sliding'...
  • Nine foot Joe
    tall man
  • blue cat
    This blue cat fellow (he writes for the telly you know) issues forth an apparently effortless stream of grade-A funniness that has me overcome in turns by helpless laughter and shameful, powerful envy. There I've said it.
  • Joella
    Joella in Oxfordshire. Working for The Man while training to be a plumber (I think!). Loves gherkins, hates aubergines... and Fascists.
  • Jason Mulgrew
    Jason in his own words: 'I am from a blue-collar Irish Catholic family from Philly, complete with a chain-smoking tattooed dad, a short gregarious mother, a younger brother that despises me and a younger sister who’s pretty sure I’m gay'.
  • Clare Sudbery
    Another of Mancheter's finest... a textually loquacious word-freak, with quite a way with words.
  • Chocolate Sandwich
    Unusual delicacies from Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
  • A Free Man in Preston
    Office life with unforgettable characters such as 'Stella, my eighties yuppie witch of a team leader', seasoned with occasional out-of-hours forays into the murky world of Lancastrian barbershop quartets. The writer is a very nice chap to boot.
  • Assistant
    another Jonathan! Sure there's a lot of it about...
  • what's new pussycat
    What can I say here? Just a very funny, engaging and captivating writer.
  • Bushra
    Bushra's blog/ homepage/ call it what you want
  • girl on a train
    ... and sometimes in an office and in some other places.
  • Dubsteps (formerly Hobo Tread)
    Thoughts of Skif, a Havant and Waterlooville fan exiled in Liverpool- possibly the most engaging non-league football writing to be found on the web- and with a little bit of politics, and plenty more beside!
  • Tired Dad
    The Man Who Very Nearly Fell Asleep
  • troubled diva.
    Mike, the self-styled 'Fairy Godmother of British Blogging'. He got us all published in a book, you know...
  • Glitter For Brains
    glitter! for brains!!
  • Rhodri
    Livejournal is much-maligned in some quarters which is perhaps why you haven't seen a link to Rhodri anywhere else. Be assured, though: this is a writer of rare poise, able to extract hilarity from the most humdrum of subject matter. Oh and as well as being a professional broadsheet journalist he's also the keyboard player with Scritti Politti (I swear I'm not making this up).
  • Private Secret Diary
    Dispatches from deepest Norfolk. Not that private and not that secret. Just consistently hilarious.
  • little.red.boat
    Cool name... really cool site!
  • 1000 Shades of Grey
    He's actually black and white.
  • Silent Words Speak Loudest: Unlicensed to thrill
    an exiled geordie in nottingham- no, in birmingham!
  • The man who fell asleep; Sadness and ecstasy in unequal measures
    The book inspired by this veteran site (A Year in the life of The Man Who Fell Asleep) features the 'sarcastic polar bears of north London' among other oddities that the author manages somehow to render absolutely plausible.
  • Emma Kennedy
    the daily weblog of BBCTV and radio's Emma Kennedy. The design and format (and the car number spotting thing!) may be copied from Richard Herring- but Emma has very much her own writing style. Consistently entertaining.
  • Pete Ashton's Internet Presence
    Birmingham's finest. Writing with enviable clarity on every subject under the sun since 2000 (a very long time indeed!). Now with added nice pictures of canals and stuff...
  • Tokyo Times
    Lee Chapman. Not the ex-Sheffield Wednesday striker (at least I don't think so) but an English bloke who lives in Tokyo. And tells interesting stories about it. Often accompanied by pictures.
  • Petite anglaise
    Petite, our very own 'cause celebre' (she was sacked for blogging back in the day, you know). The first novel now published, but she hasn't forgotten where she came from, oh no...
  • diamond geezer
    From London. And seems to have been around for about as long as the City itself. One of the 'Old School'.
  • Looby
    'An awkward, clumsy fellow; a lubber; a novice'....a venerated (if refreshingly irreverent) blogging institution. Lancaster's very finest!
  • RichardHerring.com
    The comedian Richard Herring's kind of online diary thing. Always worth a visit.

From the neighbourhood

  • Levenshulme Daily Photo
    We're a very photogenic little suburb, you know. The go-to place for arty shots of express trains speeding past sports centres, kids on scooters dissappearing up alleyways... and rain. Lots and lots of rain.
  • Love Levenshulme
    Handcrafted local blog taking admirably positive slant on all things M19. Equally delightful postcards available from libraries, butchers, and candlestickmakers the length and breadth of our part of the A6

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June 08, 2006

Comments

jonathan

Hell, I really wasn't fucking about there, was I? As you can see it wasn't the day after Anthony's departure that I wrote my letter (like I said at the end of part two)- it actually took me a few months to build up to it. And I seem to have stuck (see the first sentence there) 'a couple of pages from a novel' in the envelope as well- presumably just in case the sentiments expressed in the letter seemed ambiguous in any way...

Try as I might, I really can't remember what that novel would have been, though. I suppose we will never know- unless the recipient of the letter himself turns up in the comment box. Now that would be a turn-up for the books...

But I know what you are wondering already- did I get a reply? Well yes- but it was not quite the one I expected. All will be revealed next time, in the fourth and- I promise- final part of the Wolverhampton Trilogy.

Ben

Enjoying this - that's quite a letter...

Iain

//Quite the Jurgen Klinsmann of your profession//
Brilliant!

Can't wait for the next instalment...

Martin Q

Wow.

Don't make us wait too long, Jonathan!

abby

I'm ready for the brawling part! Part 4! Part 4!

John S

Well, all I can get out of Abby about Part 4 is that she "knows what happens." Supposedly there's some building contractor who "knows what happened" to Jimmy Hoffa too but nobody has gotten anything out of him either, so we're all just going to have to wait. Just to tie those two grossly unrelated things together in a flimsy way, let me just say that this insufferable Anthony character is lucky he didn't end up like the old union boss and all you did was write him a pointed letter. Ooh, unless that's what happens in Part 4...

beth

I'm glad you waited before writing/sending it.

I would've done it the day after, and then never been quite sure if I'd really meant it.

John

That is just brilliant Jon.
If i didn't know you i might think you were a pretentious twit with and a malicious streak. But knowing you as i do i have to conclude your a straight talking genius with a flair for the written word, especially in poison pen letters.
I can't wait to read part four.

Are you available for commissions?

Clare

Ouch!

I shall have to remember to never question your bread-buying ability and always make a point of asking your wife how she is. ;o)

I am absolutely dying to see part 4.

Nexus John

I know nothing. I'm from Barcelona.
as said by Manuel in Fawlty Towers.

looby

That's excellent. I really enjoyed that. Now that the World Cup's on, and I start taking irrational dislikes against country A, and irrational prejudices towards country B after about five minutes, I was doing to same against your former pal - although I wouldn't say that yours (and mine) was in anyway way irrational.

The detail's great. It's a very strong complaint but quite controlled at the same time. In fact, I've gone right off you now, because you have a patience and meticulousness in dealing with awkward situation that I entirely lack.

Looking forward to the next bit though.

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