Maybe this isn’t the place for stupid jokes but sometimes you think of a stupid joke and you need a way to slough it off
[Mafioso:] I’m telling you boys, something ain’t right. Any way we turn, the cops are two steps ahead of us. Someone ain’t what they seem. So who is it? Who’s a good boy? WHO’S A GOOD BOY??
[Undercover Officer Rusty:] *tail wagging uncontrollably*
bits of story
I'm still adding things to my website which means re-exploring an old story with enforced extreme care.
We've been watching Brooklyn 99 and seeing two prominent black characters talk who aren't criminals really makes you realise how depressingly unusual that is on screen
Can we have an adjunct to the Bechdel Test that requires that:
1. There be two named black characters
2. Who have a conversation
3. About something other than committing a crime
And these tend to grow more ornate over the life of the podcast, until every episode begins with a 5 minute bit that needs to be carefully enacted before anything else can happen.
Which is particularly interesting in a medium that (without much commercial incentive or pressure) doesn't formally require much of anything. Any tv show or commercial radio programme will have both formal requirements and (almost as stringent) generic expectations to abide by, which will naturally lend it a feeling of constancy. Podcasts instead have to summon rituals (in order to be able to adhere to them, in order to feel familiar).
a lot of podcasts – and i'm thinking of those that exist at the shaggier/looser/less polished & edited end of the spectrum –evidently exist to be comfortable, to reassure, like the artistic equivalent of an easy chat with friends you see all of the time. So a lot of their strength derives from creating familiarity, and as they proceed through their runs they accrete habits/bits/in-jokes.
It is fun on a phone
Reading the book set as a book for the first time
i need to follow more people who toot during UK working hours
I wrote a novel called Muscle. It will be out in 2019 from Faber.
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