Due to political correctness, Dick Van Dyke is now known as Penis Truck Lesbian We live in a culture of political correctness. It is this very movement that has rightly fought for those that are unfairly marginalized. Political correctness came from the sexism, racism and overall inequality of the 1970s. But for every action, there … Continue reading As a Society Are We Too Sensitive?
I’m also quitting my family to spend more time with my job “Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed”Hunter S. Thompson Rest assured when I say I’m not the kind of writer to use a feverishly paced, infectious sense … Continue reading Being on the Frontline of Covid-19 is Like Being Harry and Meghan
It’s not as big as you think What’s rude, dirty and has been making people laugh for centuries? The double entendre. The double entendre has been slipping in and out of British culture since at least the 10th century. The first use of double entendres can be found in The Exeter Book, (circa 990 AD). … Continue reading Is There Room for the Double Entendre in Modern Day Society?
How to be a vegan without selling your soul to seitan My partner is always sending me to the supermarket to mini-shop for fruit and vegetables. If cucumbers are on the list I also buy Vaseline so the cashier doesn't figure out I’m a vegan. I once told a colleague that people who sell meat … Continue reading The Funny Side of Being a Vegan
Never say c’rona virus, that’s how I contracted it I can’t believe all these viruses and bacteria can just invade my body willy nilly. Makes me sick. If I’m not writing, I’m sitting staring out the window. And if I’ve still got time to spare after all that lot, then I’m at my local psychiatric … Continue reading We Don’t Talk About Coronavirus Enough
Because it was too possessive Fleetwood Mac didn’t spend £1,000,000 on cocaine to make Rumours just for you lot to refer to one of the best bands in the world with only a singular collective noun. Why restrict yourselves like that? There is a huge difference in the use of everyday words of British English … Continue reading Why Did the American Comma Break up with the British Apostrophe?
The benefits of humour in therapy and recovery I work with some incredibly funny people. Individuals that are able to see the funny side of both the tragedies and trivialities of life. They are not comedians. They are not entertainers of any description. These people are members of a multi-disciplinary team that I co-lead. As … Continue reading I Work With a Bunch of Comedians
I wish I was smart enough to understand this Many of us assume self-deprecating humour is used as a smokescreen for insecurities. However, a study published in 2017 found that making yourself the butt of your own jokes demonstrates higher levels of contentment and self-assurance. I make loads of self-deprecating jokes, but I’m just not … Continue reading Self-Deprecating Humour Linked to Better Mental Health, No Joke
The importance of being kind in a world full of idiots In this technological age, we’ve never had so much access to news, pictures of peoples dinners and cat videos. However, our leaders are idiots. And the world is full of chaos. The Internet gives us a front-row seat to view the car-crash-reality TV show … Continue reading How to Live a Purposeful Life While the World Goes Down the Toilet
The pitfalls of underage drinking “Go on, ‘urry up will ya!” said, Shakespeare. This nickname was not derived from any similarity to the greatest ever writer in the English language. But from our claims that he looked like the less attractive one from the 90s pop group 'Shakespears Sister'. Before Brexit there was Britpop. It … Continue reading An Idiots Guide to Drinking With Shakespeare