Tuesday, 9 October 2018


I'm 37.

37 years of age.

I'm older now than I have ever been.

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Carruthers Ten Years On: September 2008

Ten years ago this month I posted these of the Carruthers Blog:

I'm really glad we called Iain Lee a Cunt. It's good to be reminded that we were doing some vital work.

It's just possible that I was applying for several jobs and being interviewed by a great many idiots when I wrote this.

I like the silliness of this one, which is probably the tone of the 'Search For Carruthers' posts from now on.

Five months in and without new content to promote you begin to see the desperation trying to post every day. The 'alphabetica' posts were pretty pointless, but I quite like this Drugs post.

Plus I spent time making this image in MS Paint of Simon Mayo holding his namesake...

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Twitter Twatter #57

April 2018:

Friday, 31 August 2018

Carruthers Ten Years On: August 2008

Ten years ago this month I posted these of the Carruthers Blog:

I quite enjoyed reading this one back and I'm far and away most proud of the sentence: "He has invested most of his mime millions in the purchase of Native American burial ground and now owns the world's most controversial car parks in the world".

I like this one and created the appalling artwork myself.

The Search for Carruthers is mediocre lifted by its Wanted poster stolen and altered from Star Trek: The Next Generation's A Fistful Of Datas. I stole plenty of photos from Star Trek episodes that month.

This post is probably my favourite all month.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Carruthers Ten Years On: July 2008

Ten years ago, this month saw me posting parts Four and Five of the Writer's Meeting videos, as well as two posts featuring reactions from viewers and Tony Hawks.

Feel free to use the foolproof chat up line* in this one and let me know how you get on.

Since writing this, I have been through Sheffield on a bus, learned to drive and lost a lot more hair.

I'm very happy with titles of this one and this one, but I'm proudest of the last line of this one.

* remains untested

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Ten Years Of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog!

It's ten years today that Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog was first unleashed upon an unsuspecting internet and redefined pop culture and its consumption forever. With gags. And songs.

It would be remiss of me not to mention that my book on the subject, Supervillain - The Unofficial And Unauthorised Guide To Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is available for enjoyment with your eyes.

You can read a sample chapter about the now ten year old Act One here.

Supervillain - The Unofficial And Unauthorised Guide To Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is available here.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Carruthers Ten Years On: June 2008

So, it's ten years ago today that Mr Carruthers Presents... presented for the first time and as such I used the blog that month to promote the flip out of it.

Many of the references have dated (do people still remember T4?) and reading them back again I don't remember writing any of it. I feel I can enjoy them as if it was someone else entirely. Who was he?

I was really trying with the search for Carruthers posts at this point. It remains to be seen I doubt later posts would contain as many ideas as these three, and then I put him into a Where's Wally? (with apologies to Martin Handford).

I learned how to post an animated gif for this one, which is something I would struggle to now and I'm still pleased with the gag. Then I learned how to embed videos here, here and here, and reminds me we made the videos to promote the live show, but for obvious reasons they became much more of a lasting legacy.

This one made me laugh and I was clearly enjoying the asterisks.

I think I made this to accompany one of Gi's scripts and again I'm genuinely impressed by the effort that I put into what was essentially a riff on a sketch that maybe sixty people saw once.

Coming up with sitcom porn names was some of the most fun we ever had.

The reviews were entirely genuine, although I can't remember where I found them.

I was enormously proud of the show and so disappointed that we never quite managed to get the act back together. There were a myriad of reasons and it's not worth raking them up again now.