Archives – 2005 – October  
Recent
Older

FREAKY TRIGGER TOP 20 STRANGE PHENOMENA: NUMBER 7: WHY ARE THERE NO MORLEYS CHICKEN SHOPS IN NORTH LONDON??
Read post

Both sides of the river are full of chicken shops, YESNO? In fact so much so you can barely go two yards without falling over a battered box of bones, YESNO? South London has many chains, independent chicken shops and KFCs. A particular favourite is […]

THE FT TOP 23 STRANGE PHENOMENA No. 8 The Knights Templar
Read post

I have never been on a creative writing course. Though tempting, the MA’s at UEA and elsewhere have always seemed a touch overpriced: and anyway, I think I know what they will tell you. Inbetween the lectures on structure, first vs third person[…]

thumbSUCKSer more like
Read post

Not really. I can’t imagine a more inoffensive film than Thumbsucker actually. Its targets (er, drug abuse, hippy psychology, how being a teenager is a bit rubbish) are about as gentle and barndoor shaped as can be selected. Its style, and cast[…]

THE FT TOP 23 STRANGE PHENOMENA No. 9 Anatomical Curiosities
Read post

The original entry for this read simply “the wrecking ball”, a name for a freakish anatomical manifestation that once afflicted a friend of a friend and has fascinated many FT writers since they first heard about it. It describes a partia[…]

Image

Annals of Dead Media
Read post

I just read that the first ever “op ed page” appeared in the New York Times in 1970 (21 September) — “op ed” as in space handed over to rival blowhards, to counter the editorial pages (which are as old as newspapers the[…]

WTF Did Wedding DJs play before 1978?
Read post

1978 hits include:
– Youre The One That I Want (& all other Grease)
– Take a Chance on Me
– Wuthering Heights
– 3 Times A Lady
– YMCA
– Rivers Of Babylon
Wed-tastic![…]

Image

Nelson Mandela Foreskin Watch
Read post

Do you know you are famous when
a) They make a comic book of your life?
or
b) Said comicbook is so detailed it depicts your circumcision?[…]

The Perfect Movie
Read post

Perfection is a different quality from excellence. I need to make this clear before I start talking about Sky High. What I am talking about, with regards to perfection here, is the idea that there is no conceivable way that the final film could have […]

What we’re gonna do right here is go back, way back
Read post

The Jimmy Castor Bunch – “Troglodyte”
I can’t remember who introduced me to this song – Mike Daddino, most likely! – but it’s been a perennial playlist favourite ever since. It’s outrageously simple &#8[…]

The FT Top 23 STRANGE PHENOMENA: No.10 “B’aint”
Read post

It was a dark, stormy night and as we tried to get home we hit a nasty bump in the road. My girlfriend, who was driving, thought she had run over a dog so stopped the car. We got out, but there was nothing there. However when we got back in the car, […]

Recent
Older

Latest comments on FT

  1. Thanks for writing this series. I read all of Cerebus in College via a very generous school library. I always…

  2. I don't think there's any way of contacting someone who left a comment 17 years ago - really sorry.

  3. Hello! I would be interested in purchasing this sign. Please would you contact me on my email. Thanks, Sabrina

  4. My introduction to Feiffer - and to be honest the only substantial collection of his I've seen - is The…

  5. I fear you're replying to a bot here, paraphrasing the comment above! I think the few not-there-at-the-time younger readers of…