Some blogs I know

  • Freckles and Doubt
    Considering her mastery of narrative structure etc. (insert narrative structure here.....)
  • Trailer Park Refugee | just three shots of tequila away from a bar fight….
    Just three shots of tequila away from a bar fight...
  • Exile on Pain Street | Straddling the Hudson River. One foot in NYC, the other in suburban New Jersey.
    One man's story, etc.....
  • 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...'
  • New York Bike Blog
  • 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.
  • Razorblade of life
    'Not so much cutting-edge as half-cut and still sliding'...
  • 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.
  • Bushra
    Bushra's blog/ homepage/ call it what you want
  • 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...
  • Private Secret Diary
    Dispatches from deepest Norfolk. Not that private and not that secret. Just consistently hilarious.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.

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October 09, 2020


Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

You stole your landlord's antique oar? That's not something I hear every day.

Jonathan Baker

Well not so much stole it Kenneth as rent it asunder. Which is not something I write everyday...


Oh, man, I am GUTTED that I missed this zoom launch of the book. Or shall we call it this book launch on the zoom? Almost certainly not a book zoom on the launch, of that I think we can be sure. Anyway, my GUTTEDness at having missed the whatever-it-is is placated only, but entirely, by the fact that You Are Back, and I would be lying if I claimed not to have been a bit perturbed and concerned. Anyway, welcome back, glad you seem to be well, and... well, should we buy this book then? I mean, will you get royalties?


Every time i read about the drudgery of gainful employment i'm glad i'm not gainfully employed... though the gig economy does make me a bit of modern day serf but more on that later... i now realize the only job i could enjoy would be working in a cannabis dispensary, of course i'd have to keep my hands off the goods at least until i'm off the clock, lol!


Kono-.. I am quite pleased to know my continuing accounts of the ninetofive are serving to deliver you from temptation in that direction, you may consider this part of the service. If you're ever feeling too sorely tempted in spite of my contemporary outpourings of workgrief, I suggest a dip into the Crinkkybee archives pre-2008 when I used to work in (and write from) the call centre... Now that was world-class office drudgery as MQ here for one will testify!

MQ.. great to know you're still out there also! The book... Well I will be able to tell you properly when I've read the rest of the stories but judging on what I heard on the night it's well worth your £4.99 + p and p. As for my chances of retiring on the vast proceeds...well I haven't read the small print (on account of how there wasn't any, nor for that matter was there any large print).. but my working estimate for the purposes of offshore accountancy as to personal projected royalty income emanating from my literary effirts would be.. a right royal zero... If anything I suspect I more rightfully owe the esteemed publisher a few bob for his investment in the venture so I am not about to ask! From such beginnings however... I'm sure the Top Ten Waterstones listings are but a manuscript or two away (not really).

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