Browsing Archive: April, 2011

Carry That Weight

Posted by Mike Church on Friday, April 15, 2011,

Operation Swimming Trunks began on Monday (I don’t want to go to the Wedding of the Year with a muffin top). And thanks to my BCP diet (Be Careful Puddinghead!), I have already lost a couple of pounds this week.

Before I go any further, however, a word of warning: BCP can seriously improve your waistline, so please don’t try this at home unless you’re barking mad and/or fat. All I can say is that the BCP diet has always worked for me. Basically,...
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We Can Work It Out

Posted by Mike Church on Saturday, April 9, 2011, my birthday earlier this week by getting up on the 5th at 5am to start work on my new book:


 200 stories . . . of 200 words . . . in 200 minutes.

And this is the first story I wrote (and recorded):

We Can Work It Out

‘Er, Menu A, please. I’ll have the spring roll, special fried rice and sweet ’n’ sour pork.’
    Except I ordered in Spanish, of course, because the menu was in Spanish. ‘Gracias.’ This particul...

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Gonna Make You An Offer You Can't Refuse

Posted by Mike Church on Wednesday, April 6, 2011,

I'm delighted to hear that the funniest unpublished author on the web, Greg Levin, has at last been offered a publishing deal for his superb
Notes on an Orange Burial.

Here is Greg in fine form (presumably written before he got offered a contract):

Dear Literary Agent:

Thank you for your recent rejection notification, but I am afraid that I cannot accept it at this time.

Please understand that I receive a high volume of rejection notifications and mus...

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Absolute Beginners

Posted by Mike Church on Saturday, April 2, 2011,

Facebook for the Intellectually-Challenged

I think I'm getting there. Slowly but surely . . .

If you click on Home, you get a random string of posts from a load of people you may or not know. The technical term for this is News Feed apparently. This is also the place to go if you want to poke people. Where or how, I do not know. Strictly speaking, the invitation is to "poke back", which I find worrying, as it suggests they have already "poked" me withou...

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