My NBC Late Night Writer’s Workshop 2015 submission packet

For the past couple of years (perhaps longer), NBC have run a workshop for writers interested in writing for late night comedy. The workshop has the very noble aim of getting more diverse voices heard in this arena, but it doesn’t expressly exclude anyone so I applied this year anyway. I didn’t get anywhere. Tant pis. […]

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A (Virtual) Visit To Burnstow

‘Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad’  is one of M.R. James’ greatest ghost stories. The chilling tale of an isolated, skeptical Cambridge academic, Parkins who, when traveling on the desolate Suffolk coast finds an ancient whistle. Unheeding, or rather ignorant, of the warnings on the whistle, he blows and invokes… something. What […]

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Choosing A Super

I was recently asked by an Australian financial start up to look over the data corresponding to retirement accounts in the country. You can find the article on their website, getpocketbook.com. The findings come down to this, and relate to almost every investment you could make – fees hurt you. The more you are paying for […]

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Kriklem Veetay Of Victor A. Crofts.

When applying in the early 90s for a job to supplement his pension in his retirement, my step-grandfather was asked for a CV. Astounded to be asked for one for such a routine position, and having never been asked for one before in his life, he went home and wrote this… V.A. Crofts Kriklem Veetay […]

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Trading Over The County Line

A long, long time ago, Tim Worstall suggested putting together a map of England showing a comparison of the English county economy to African country economies, showing just how small some African economies are and therefore the slight strangeness of insisting in trade barriers between African countries when we would laugh off the idea of […]

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