Johann Hari – What I Did on my Holidays

Continuing the theme of plagiarism from Nige's post, here, raised from the archives as a Bank Holiday treat, is Noseybonk's take on the dodgy hack Johann Hari... Those who have been following the remarkable case of the plagiarising, Wikipedia-manipulating Independent journalist Johann Hari will know that he has handed back ... Read More...

Alain de Botton International Airport

The terrifying and bewildering Noseybonk Saga originally ran on The Dabbler in 2010 and 2011, and followed a cast of characters including poet Grayson Ellis, revolting hack Rod Lidl, Ed Balls and Julian 'mirror-licker' Assange. In this extract, Anglo-Swiss philosophe Alain de Botton attempts to blackmail Elton John, Art Garfunkel and other singer-songwriters, who ... Read More...

Blogmanship: Advanced Techniques

In the fourth extract from our serialisation of Blogmanship (available to buy here), Noseybonk looks at some of the advanced techniques of winning internet arguments, including a methodology for squirming out of argyments you have clearly lost... “Gras-tyme is doon, my fodder is now forage.” Chaucer – The Canterbury Tales, The Reeve’s ... Read More...

Blogmanship: The Blogman’s Toolbox

Continuing our serialisation of the new handbook – The Theory and Practice of  Blogmanship – or How To Win Arguments On The Internet Without Really Knowing What You Are Talking About (available as an eBook from Amazon or as a PDF here.)  In this second extract, Noseybonk moves on to the ... Read More...

Private Eye at 60

Recently Dabbler editor Brit made the controversial claim that the ‘jokes’ section of Private Eye – written for five decades by a small exclusive gang hidden away in the editor’s office – is not funny. To investigate, Noseybonk, who is able to travel back and forth in time nae bother, zips forward ... Read More...

Johann Hari – What I Did on my Holidays

Those who have been following the remarkable case of the plagiarising, Wikipedia-manipulating Independent journalist Johann Hari  will know that he has handed back his Orwell award (the plaque that is, not necessarily the cheque) and gone back to journalism school to learn how to write proper. His first assignment of the term was, naturally, ... Read More...

Lifestyle special: Matching wine and drugs

  Noseybonk is away this week, conducting an interview with non-plagiarising columnist Johann Hari for a special piece next week. In his stead, guest society correspondent Jasper Huddlestone-Huddlestone picks his favourite wines to go with cocaine.  It was during one of my periodic binges when I realised that my little brother, Tobias, had ... Read More...