Funny Films

There’s an implicit view in the criticism of art, one which has even been expressed explicitly as an aesthetic theory, that comedy is of innately lower value than tragedy or drama – that serious films are by their very nature more worthwhile than funny films. This view is deeply ingrained in the way we talk … More Funny Films

Side One Track One

There’s a scene in Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity where the three employees at the record shop in which the book is primarily set have a debate about the top five opening tracks of all time. It’s one of the funnier moments in the book, with all the characters panning each other’s choices for either being … More Side One Track One

A Cover Letter

To whomever it may concern, I am writing to express my interest in the position of Marketing Coordinator. As you can see from my CV, I am alarmingly underqualified for the position, have no experience in any relevant industries, and have little work experience in any jobs of any note whatsoever. I could try and … More A Cover Letter

A Letter to the BBC

To whomever it may concern, I am writing to complain about the continued employment of Garth Crooks as a football pundit on the BBC. Whilst the very existence of Garth Crooks is a phenomenon for which I am yet to find any suitable justification, more unsettling still is your insistence that he be considered a … More A Letter to the BBC