Does it come to THIS? That I have to DROP my unreliable and unknowable narrator device for an actual picture of ME reading a proof copy of the book of this site for this year- a 196-page trove of love […]

Fuck Alexa, Amazon and Alphabet Agencies

Seems this site has been de-listed by Alexa even though the audience hasn’t dropped at all. They used to have figures. Now they have zilch. My friend Stu, who runs peninsularity.com, originally pointed out about three years back that, according to […]

Awesome Gift Idea

Ho! Ho! Hopeless about buying presents for your loved ones this Xmas yet still have money and/or a credit card?             Christmas is coming. The goose is getting fat. So am I, bit my bit. […]

Now in 3-D

Thanks to whoever just pointed their finger right at me at close quarters. You have reminded me that just having eyes gives a convincing illusion of 3-D and therefore I don’t need to buy any expensive VR equipment. Cheers!


I’m currently adjusting to life in Saigon. Weird, crazy shit has happened but I haven’t had sufficient distance from events to create a satisfactory narrative- and I think that’s one of the things a reader craves. Nor have I thought up […]

More International Audience

To gain a more international audience, I was going to start posting in Spanish as well as English. But then I remembered I don’t know any Spanish. I don’t know any Spanish people either. Or even Hispanics.   — “Hey […]

Since You’re Here…

Since you’re here… I’ve got a small favour to ask. Blog trolling costs real money and yet less people like my posts than ever before. Unlike many bloggers, I haven’t encouraged followers or randomly friended that many people but I […]

One Weird Trick

This one weird trick will maybe make me a few pennies off this website while alienating every new reader and those of you I have managed to already gain as readers of the Gallery of Grotesquery (much obliged to you, […]


Despite it being hot as hell in Myeik, Myanmar (that’s Burma for those who can’t let go of the British Empire- I’m looking at you, UK establishment here), my last weekend ever in the city is approaching. I plan to spend it […]

Back Cover

I merely asked the massively talented designer / artist / theatre director / performer Bryon Fear if he could knock up something for the back cover (to go along with the front of a mad elephant spearing a paper policeman- […]

Super Mario

If I was that Super Mario, I’d just give up on rescuing Princess Peach. She’s always in another castle after all. I’d probably settle for one of the Toads instead. They’re androgynous and ubiquitous and always happy to oblige. Some […]

Yule Cry

I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. But as I’m sour and dark I won’t.

Arse Gratia Artist

I am totally chuffed with an old friend and graphic designer Bryon Fear designing this awesome new cover for the Make Yourself Uncomfortable book and ebook, which will be heavily revised, expanded on and just made a lot better in […]

In the One Percent

Good news (for me at least- you’ll probably just be thinking “So what?”) and some bad news: The good news is this website ranks in the top 1% of sites in terms of traffic (and, let’s face it, quality). Alexa […]