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This week, I went to Graceland for the first time. Graceland needs no explanation yet simultaneously demands it. Graceland is the Momma and the Poppa of tourist traps. It is Disneyland for old people, the Eiffel Tower for people whose more present reality is Paris, Texas. I have wanted to go my entire life, and Graceland knows this. This is why Graceland charges $35 dollars entry fee, and why its tour packages go up to $150 just to see the inside of Elvis’ private jet. Graceland is too expensive. It knows it’s too expensive. What are you going to do, not go? it sneers, as you hand over your money. Read more…

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Jennifer Cownie: The Brains Behind #YourMum

Jen Cownie is a digital planner, an avid reader, a prodigious drinker and a dear friend. She is also the reason #YourMum is trending today. Read more…

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Sex is Terrible and We Should All Give It Up

This, I suspect, will be a hard sell.

People have been enjoying having sex with each other since the dawn of time but I’m here to tell you that people are WRONG. Every major religion has agreed that baking the lust cake and placing it in your oven will send you straight to hell, and it’s about time we listened. Read more…

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Hello, Nice to Meet You, I Am A Pig That Lives Inside A Robot

Hi, hello, hi. So good to meet you – I’ve really heard so much. All of our mutual friends tell me that we’d get on famously, and your professional reputation certainly seems to precede you. I am a pig living inside of a woman-shaped robot. Read more…

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Ways In Which I Will Peak At Aged 61

You might think I’m doing okay now. You might think I’m fine. You might say, hey, Car, I saw you last week crying into a small black coffee, and you seemed great! You are wrong. Because no matter how good I’m doing now, nothing will compare to when I am sixty-one.  Read more…

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God, I love Protestants

My boyfriend is a Spurs fan and I am a Catholic, and that is why we understand each other. Neither of us choose this life, but we are stuck with it. My feet are cast in the cement of the world’s second most reviled religion, and he has to lose to Crystal Palace every other Sunday. Read more…

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So You’ve Decided to Be a Famous Author

I am not very good at earning or keeping money. I mean, I may not be that bad at keeping money for all I know – I never earn enough that keeping it is a question.Over the years, whenever I discovered myself in desperate need, the only solution my brain would present me with was “ooh, I know, write a book.” Read more…

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Appropriate Deaths for Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers’ age was so much of a part of her act that you were, in some way, always prepared for her death. Read more…

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Do Not Date A Girl Who Is Raising A Spider Army

She is the one with the tousled hair and the shed she won’t let you go into. Ha ha, she says, I can’t find the key. She always has a story. Read more…

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The Day Quentin Tarantino Moved Out of the Friend Zone

There wasn’t much left now. The moving guys had taken the bulkier things – the sofa bed, the projecter, the cans of 35mm film – and now only fragments remained. On his bedside table was a small glass pipe that he had picked up in Amsterdam in 2001, and although he never used it – he and Brad were into vaping, now – he didn’t quite have the heart to throw out. He rolled it contemplatively in his hands, wiped the smudges clean and put it back down again. He smiled.

Today is the day that Quentin Tarantino moves out of the Friend Zone. Read more…

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