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Reflections of a working writer and reader



Posts filed under “humour”.

The News on TV

Anna is standing behind me in the queue, holding the tv in both arms as if it were a large foal. The shop guy glances at her but addresses me with his eyebrows. Something wrong, sir? We don’t want it, I tell him. It’s crap. A dud. Wish we’d never bought it. Anna puts it […]

I’m Dreaming of a White President

Randy Newman, keeping the flag of irony flying high in America:

Flight of the Conchords

The most beautiful girl in the room, depending on the room . . . You’re so beautiful, you could be a waitress . . .

Getting to the Bottom of Beckett

Waiting for Godot brought in enough money to enable Beckett to buy himself a Paris flat and a small house in the country where he did much of his work. Other than simple everyday needs, his expenditure on himself stopped there. His French publisher was often in financial difficulties and Beckett not only forewent royalties […]

npower, julie and me

Hello, is that Mr Baker? Yes it is. Hello, Mr Baker, this is Julie from npower. How are you this morning? I’m fine, thank you for asking. What we’re doing this morning, Mr Baker, we’re ringing to see if we can make some savings on your bills. Oh, I don’t want that. No thank you. […]