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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Lifestyle
11 November 2010
In past columns, I've lamented the modern obsession with "things to do before you die" lists, which oppress...
09 November 2010
Cambridge. Grimsby. Hull. High Wycombe. Yep, this week has been like a pretty badly-planned caravan holiday. The final...
Lifestyle
28 October 2010
Are you staying in a hotel? Do me a favour. Go round the room and check all the plug sockets for chargers - phone...
11 October 2010
Contributions to the Very Late Review* have already started to come in and normally I don't weigh in with my own...
Lifestyle
28 September 2010
I've been in Australia all week. If, like most of my generation, your vision of Down Under is based largely upon a...
14 September 2010
Work continues on Can I Help You?* but the sheer volume of interesting queries means I've not quite succeeded in wading...
Society
07 September 2010
By the time you read this, I will be dead. Well, no, not dead, I'm exaggerating. Asleep. Yes, that's more like it. By...
Lifestyle
27 August 2010
I've decided to run a half-marathon in Bristol. In a couple of weeks. Why not? Well, there are all sorts of good...
Sci-Tech
16 August 2010
I'm writing this on a PC. That's right: a PC. Why wouldn't I have a PC? I mean, it stands for "personal computer...
Culture
29 July 2010
Ah, late July. If you're anything like me, your thoughts will have turned in the direction of the forthcoming Edinburgh...
27 July 2010
In case you missed out on the most popular non-footballing story of the World Cup, an octopus called Paul, from Germany...
22 July 2010
Dear friends,Last night a small incident occurred which made me uncomfortable and I've been thinking about it, as is my...
Lifestyle
16 July 2010
At the time of writing, I have 28,777 followers on Twitter. This means that, provided I can condense them to 140...
15 July 2010
There was an odd moment during my (already odd) cameo on Vernon Kay's show last week. They went over to an...
Lifestyle
12 July 2010
"I'm tired. Go away." “Sorry, give me a minute." “I'll be with you in just a . . ."...

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