All posts tagged: rants

This Is How You End Up With The Wrong Guy

This is how you end up with the wrong guy. Something seismic happens- an illness, a birthday unlooked for, a birth, a change of address, dress size or your last single friend’s surname, a death in the family or the end of a thing- and it shakes you up. When the dust settles, there are cracks in you that weren’t there before and through those cracks shine the deceptive, persistent light of maybe. Maybe there is too much of me, too little of me, maybe I expected too much, gave too little. Maybe. Maybe is the invitation to a vampire, the first roll of a gambler’s dice, the first click of ice cubes against the side of an addict’s highball. Maybe is definitely a bad idea. *** Riding in on maybe comes half of what you want and all your insecurities made flesh. A tall, strapping hunk of stress, a knight in shining fuckery. His particular sin doesn’t matter- immaturity, questionable hygiene, loose concepts of loyalty and/or fidelity, a sad bank balance and professional indifference, no …

Amy Schumer is Not A Racist: On Good Jokes, Bad Jokes and The Wisdom To Know The Difference.

I am a creature of habit in all things, but most especially when it comes to TV. I have a few shows I love and it takes me a really long time to give a new one a chance. I make snap decisions- if you don’t get me at the pilot, it may be season 4 before I check back to see if you’ve stopped being awful. Anyway, everyone I knew and respected were getting quite embarrassingly effusive  about Inside Amy Schumer, so I decided to give it a whirl last night. I didn’t start from season 1. I knew enough about the show to know it was intensely topical, so I thought I’d save myself the faff of filtering all the jokes through the ‘current affairs’ of 2013. Instead, I decided to see what season 3 had to say for itself. Even before the opening credits of S3E1, I was won over by the brilliant, perfectly bonkers mind of the Funniest Woman Of Our Time.* I’m of course talking about the sketch on bottoms, …