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The Black Dragon – Fakes, Frauds and Kentucky Fried Chicken

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That is a photo of one of my childhood heroes. Count Juan Raphael Dante. Martial arts master, founder of The Black Dragon Fighting Society, voodoo priest and alleged bank robber. He came to fame in the 1960s by posting adverts like this in the back of American comic books : Read More…

Let Me Tell You About My Operation… – How I Died And Why I Thought I Was Better Than Jesus

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Thirteen years ago, just before my 34th birthday, I died. It’s okay though. I got better. I’m not currently a decomposing zombie sitting at a keyboard typing this as yet another errant body part drops to the floor. Zombies don’t write blogs. Though to read some people’s blogs and internet comments, it would be easy to believe that there’s a whole army of The Walking Dead tapping away out there. Read More…

Rapa Nui – Global Warming And The Stone Head Of Dr Who

Every Dr Who fan has a favourite Doctor. For most, it’s the one from their childhood. The first Doctor I watched as a nipper was the anarcho-dandy one played by John Pertwee. He could kick pretty much anyone’s arse with his knowledge of Venusian Aikido. Read More…

Something For The Weekend, Sir? – The Lost And Mysterious World Of The Barber Shop  

A Barber Shop, Yesterday.

A Barber Shop, Yesterday.

When I was a little boy, back in the 1970’s, my dad used to have to chase me down and physically drag me off to get my hair cut. Read More…

THE LEGEND OF MOONDANCER – How There’s Often More To Some Things Than Meets The Eye And Why That Can Be A Bit Of A Let Down

 Don’t fret; this isn’t some sort of homage to G P Taylor or J K Rowling or any of the long dead writers whose ideas they both nicked. Read More…

Cross Ply And Radials – Why My Brain Isn’t As Wonky As I Thought. And Yours Might Not Be Either.

My Followers Looked  Like This. I Think. It's A Bit Of A Blur To Be Honest

My Followers Looked Like This. I Think. It’s A Bit Of A Blur To Be Honest

I’ve struggled with my brain for a number of years now. Depression, hallucinations, delusions. Thinking that I was some sort of intergalactic messiah, that was a fun one. Read More…

Bigger On The Inside – Why I’m Really Looking Forward To The New Doctor Who

 The new series of Dr Who starts soon. Here’s a post I wrote subject for the programme’s 50th anniversary. Read More…