The Blog

 

 

Most of the pages on this website were made between 2000 and 2006. I started this website before there was such a thing as Facebook or Twitter; before there were blogs; before I wrote books and failed to go to work. A lot of the pages here are clumsy satire that nowadays would appear on Twitter, and be forgotten within an hour. But at the time there was a certain magic to it; building the website out of HTML and glue, a hodgepodge mess of words, pictures and ideas. It didn't sit neatly alongside anything else, and I liked it all the more for that. I carved out a slice of raw Internet and made it my home.

The website sat here, doing nothing. The pages weren't thrust into anyone's face on Twitter; people came of their own accord and stayed if they liked it. They explored at their own pace. Building the website reminded me of playing old platform games like Jet Set Willy; the graphics were basic, but there was a sense of wit and wonder and adventure. It excited me, whether or not it excited anyone else.

The Internet has moved on. I also moved on but I'm not sure I like where I've moved on to.
It's a wonderful luxury to create a page that no one can leave comments on.

  

 

 

 
 
 
A page about sleep. PARANOIA! A story about genetics. Angels. Enter the black hole. Trains are bad. A man in a bottle. Sexy tinned goods. My life as a fishcake. The mystery of the floating lawyer. The professor and the lies about the moon. I have seen the light. My death is your death. Chess. An old soldier reminisces about the gender wars.
A series of untrue facts. Quincy, the movie. Popular animals The weather Things are not what they seem. A two part-page. Snooker The shopping channel. The bible and other noises. Animals are not nice. Love love love. The editor speaks. A stream of shit. The figurative fugitive. A super Dutch boy A gambling God.
Charles Atlas speaks! Korky the Communist cat. Some thoughts about ROCK. Undercover deer magazine. A period drama. Me! dancing! With music! The anti-sleep league. Old tshirts. The Treeman. Biscuits. Science. It's not art. A free prize draw! A story from HELL Catskills poetry. Flight.
Lellevision, Hate? Art? The Satellite of Love Love with appliances. Michael Caine or Sylvester Stallone? A story about spiders. Musical cutlery. A guide to writing. An Agatha Christie mystery. The dictionary of lies. Battling top trump otters Stud! The magazine for men! A new personality test Football matches reviewed by famous writers. A hedgehog. And me.
Alcoholics anonymous and Hitler. You must remember this; a kiss is still a kiss. Bertie the box More unlife. The tale of Kimmy Koala STOP WRITING ME EMAILS ABOUT ELVES. A dream I once had. Ask Dr Dre. Why? God? Why? An old-fashioned interactivity exercise/ A comic strip about Philip Larkin. The Pyramid of Doom The story of Daniel, a boy with a big head Early versions of myself. Plug love.
A gallery of rubbish. My life in film. A smoking detective. Yahtzee! Stumbling through phone boxes, looking for footballers. Buses. A short story set in a car park. Falling houses. A Martin Heidegger you can cut out and keep. A slow advert. Corridors A story Raymond Chandler. Dark clouds... fatherhood. An animation about boredom. Fidel Castro speaks.
A fan page for Dane Bowers. Random cuts of bad meat. Nostradamus. The dog in syrup. An interview with a fool. A population explosion. Birthdays cards. Metropolitan. Not Cosmo. A depressing story. Chick Lit for discerning readers. The periodic table horoscope. A sad story about time travel. 2001: A Washing Machine. Memories of Jacob Sminkle. My London, by Cornelius Grubb.
An ordinary man speaks out. Celebrity interviews in newsagents. All lies. Heat. Judy Blume's latest novel. An interview with Oscar the Grouch. It's up to you. The unlife. Perhaps the greatest page of all time. Soboko! Some albums that were never made. A World Without France. Rolling things. Mark Lawrensen's Premiership Predictions. A box of wonders. Facts about Polar Bears. Interactivity corner.
Death of a King. An office tragedy. Psychoanalysis. Penguin animation. Maths. Me. An ad for Penis Envy products. A woman's tale. The marketplace. The Angry Potato. A Charlton fan. Bono speaks! Holiday snaps. Jazz! ! ! Puzzles and wordsearches. An education. Not for mac users.
A trip through the human body. Does advertising work? Charlie Cobain. Pacman is jewish. I am judging you. Celebrities endorse the page. The famous sad jokes. The unsightly history of the beardman symbol. Welcome. A customer complaint animation. Teri Garr. Evil? Relationships, eh? A brief anecdote or two. Derrida. Jacques. Nietsczhe. Or however you spell it.
Sartre. A juvenile strip. An ice cream van in space. An animation. Schroedegingers cat The history of the universe. Waiting for Godot. Shoeses. My intimate portraits of celebrities at play. A simple animation. George Osborne in a variety of locations A short story about Michael Fish. I am everywhere. My adventures with Kanye West. Comic tales of London and me. Portraits of Spurs players.
                           

Links to click on when you are finished here

My dad's website. He is an artist in Argentina. The site is in Spanish and English. I made it for him, but don't let that put you off.Horror top trumps. A slice of my childhood.Vintage pics of north London. Lovely.
One Man and his Phone. Chin's amazing blog of travel. An archive of vintage comic coversAnthony Morcom is very talented. A geography quiz. Surprisingly good. Loads of old ZX Spectrum games remade for PCs. Lovely.Genius. Cheesecake pics. Yum.X-Rated! An amazing gallery of 70s porn posters.A fantastic range of movie posters for you to download.Emiel Stopler. Writer and musician. And nice Dutch person. Fantastic old bubblegum cards.The blog of an excellent bookshop in Wood Green.Poetry selected by the London Underground.

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