Since 1976, Leo Baxendale's first Willy The Kid Book has gone mostly unchallenged as being amongst the funniest books ever written, and I say that completely without hyperbole. Filled with trained goldfish, vampire cows, plenty of Daleks, a family of Loch Mess Monsters, a Nazi witch, progressive attitudes toward racism, leering snowmen, hidden cunts, demonic bus drivers, a dwindling zoo staff, anally-violated elephants, King Kong, flying teeth, and enough background jokes to keep you reading and re-reading for years... It really ought to be a staple part of ANYONE's bookshelf.
And of course, it being an annual, there's a Christmassy story in it too - a proper "festive spirit" one too - presented below for all to see. Enjoy the festivities if you're of the sort that likes to do that kind of thing...
And... That's it for 2015 around these parts. Apologies for the quiet year, it's been a year unlike any other... Better than last year, certainly, still had its share of disasters of tragedies (the death of my hairy little flatmate a month before his 14th birthday, the loss of my job and a return to the pills), but the good parts of it make up for all that. "Positive outlook" and so on. I met AJ Smith (of Khaki Shorts fame) in real life, I got addicted to Wine Gums, I briefly enjoyed the life of a family man, and through the magic of streaming (see films without paying for them, magic!), I saw more "new" films this year than I ever have in any other year. I also got a new job (of sorts) which pays less than my last one, but allows for country-wide travel (potentially further), working with people I've known longer as friends than colleagues, and comes with a whole heap of free time.
For 2016, I'm aiming for maybe a new "thing" on this blog at least every two weeks, be sure to pull me up on it if I start slacking (which I inevitably will). Expect bits about, and not limited to, Gas, Talking Turkey, Elephant Parts, Square-Eyed Stories, The Bedsit Journal, Issue 2, Toxic Pie, The Beezer and Topper (combined), Bananas, Gag, Goofy Funnies, Comic Strip Comic, Sweet FA, UT, Bugs & Drugs, C'mon Ref!, Filth, Oh My!, March Hare Komix, Sboncyn, Itchy Teeth, Kack, Z, Gangaman Presents, Spoof... and much much more!
Until then, best wishes to anyone who's reading, and if you've never had eggnog before, make this year the year to change that. It's magic in a bottle.