Mark Watson is a stand-up comedian and novelist. His most recent book, Crap at the Environment, follows his own efforts to halve his carbon footprint over one year.

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Culture
25 July 2011
Not only is Wimbledon over, but by the time you read this the tedious annual inquest over British failures will be, too...
Culture
27 June 2011
My wife and I went to see a play recently. It was at a reasonably small, fashionable studio theatre that, the...
Culture
26 May 2011
Not much doubt about the big news of the past couple of weeks: there are a dozen new words allowed in Scrabble. You can...
Lifestyle
12 May 2011
Unless you're Osama Bin Laden, it hasn't been a great time to die of late, if you wanted the press to report it to the...
Culture
27 April 2011
I'm in Melbourne, along with half the world's funnymen and funnywomen and a few people passing themselves off as those...
Society
31 March 2011
We all try to resist the cliché that, as a nation, we're obsessed with failure but it's hard to miss the glee in the...
24 March 2011
I rashly made 31 new year's resolutions. Here, just in case you're interested, is a little spring report on my results...
Lifestyle
03 March 2011
A lot of questions arise from The King's Speech, the recent film in which - spoiler alert - a king can't speak very...
Lifestyle
17 February 2011
Who needs books?
Culture
01 February 2011
TweetIn the past few weeks, I briefly became a hot topic on Twitter; I was in a couple of national newspapers; I was...
01 February 2011
That's a lot, by any standards. Of course, a lot of them will end up being of no use. If you write 4,500 words in a day...
07 January 2011
Another "request blog" today, in response to this:Mark, I wondered if some time you might like to write a...
Society
06 January 2011
By the time you read this, it will probably be 2011. There's no doubt that, as we get older, the years are starting to...
Society
09 December 2010
Snow! When I woke up this morning, it had been falling stealthily for hours with that strange, magical, I'm-thicker-...
Culture
25 November 2010
It is rare that I am seized by the desire to grab a complete stranger and urge them to change their ways. I don't...

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