#Funny

"I Can Write Better Than That..."

Bennett Arron | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Bennett Arron

I'm often asked how I started as a sitcom writer - I think 5 times counts as 'often' - and why I think I'm able to teach others how to write them. I ...

The Perils of Automatic Subtitling

Pat Higgins | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

A colleague suggested that the best starting point would be to use a free online service to prepare 'auto-detect' subtitles, which could then be proof-read and edited before being exported and attached to the new version of the movie for Amazon. This seemed like a damn good starting point. It worked! Well, it sort of worked.

The Squits

Trevor Holland | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Trevor Holland

I'm recently fallen victim to a profound, life-changing affliction; one that has shaken my being to its very core. It's one that affect millions of people every year and, due to its sensitive nature, is often not discussed. Well, I'm no longer prepared to be a silent victim. I recently ate some less-than-perfect chicken nuggets and subsequently, suffered a violent bout of The Squits.

The 12 Months of the First Year of Baby

Helen Wallen | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

So small, so perfect, so fragile... Yes. Take a moment to remember your vagina the way it was. Then re-grow all your pubic hair to form a secret forest around it, destroy every handheld mirror in the land, and NEVER THINK ABOUT IT AGAIN.

The Ten Faces of Weaning

Sarah Lawton | Posted 08.05.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Lawton

It's been a while since we weaned the boy. He's five now and eats pretty well. Even the occasional piece of fruit sneaks in with the beige food. I do remember with fondness the weaning stage. Especially the faces of weaning.

On the Road

Amy Howerska | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Comedy
Amy Howerska

Dear god, this is my life. Doing actual stand up is only about 10 % of stand up, the rest is admin and car journeys. This cars current topic is a very academic conversation about chuckle fuckers, that's right, the comedy groupie.

Don't Be a 'Ten Wipe Trevor'

Eddie Lewis | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Parents
Eddie Lewis

Where does the female half of the species learn this unprecedented skill? Was there an open day or meeting I missed where there were a dozen prosthetic backsides all laid out in a row and covered with Nutella. I like to imagine a stern lady barking out wiping orders to an ensemble of new mothers all learning the skill that us Dad's envy.

Banana Slicer Amazon Reviews Are Making Us Laugh Out Loud

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

From apple de-corers to boiled egg slicers, there a plenty of kitchen utensils conspiring to overthrow the humble knife. Now, there's a banana slicer,...

Jehovah's Witnesses Meet a Five Year Old... With Two Dads and Princess Panties

Nick King | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nick King

In my opinion it takes considerable bravery to walk up to someone's home unannounced and attempt to engage them in conversation. For that reason I try to provide a polite and friendly response to anyone who has chosen to call at our door.

Mum Invoices Son For Cleaning, Food Costs And Being An 'A******'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An "unappreciated" mother has invoiced her son roughly £20,000 after financially supporting him for 13 months and not getting any recognition for it....

'Grimsby': Much Grimmer Than I Thought

Paul Marshall | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Judging by the reviews I'd read, I knew it wasn't going to be great, but I had no idea it was going to be quite so bad. Before the climax, I decided enough was enough and walked out. Something I've never done before.

How to Design a Card Game - A Few Tips from a Game Designer

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

Glance at any news coverage and you'll see the US presidential elections dominating it. It's on a lot of people's minds as it determines who will (arguably) be the most powerful person in the world.

Today Is the Best Day of 2016!

Amy Baker | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Amy Baker

For those of you currently schlepping through your Monday, having to drag every weary finger across the keyboard and put your whole body weight into bashing that space bar... know this... elsewhere in the world people are starting the week strong.

Five Alternative Valentine's Gifts for a 21st Century Girl

Amy Baker | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Amy Baker

As Valentine's Day is largely pointless, since flowers die, chocolate is bad for you and teddy bears are irritating items you'll eventually need to find hiding places for, perhaps it's time to update this tired tradition to make it more meaningful in the real world of the 21st Century. To get your creative juices flowing, here are a few suggestions designed to retain their lustre come Sunday morning...

The Biggest Films of 2015 According to One Star Amazon Reviews

Harry Crawford | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

I've trawled through Amazon to see once and for all the true colours of the biggest films released last year...

Things You Should Know About Owning a Threenager...

Helen Wallen | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Planning on eating out...?! Don't. It's a trap... The iPad doesn't work anymore... you better set aside some time to mourn this period of your life. You won't be going to cafes/restaurants/out of your living room for playdates anymore.

Slogans for World War Terrible Twos

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

In a war, you need slogans. For public safety and morale, and all that jazz. Now, of course, in this war, no one has time to be coming up with slogans, because... caring for/restraining toddlers here. Fortunately, there is no need to create our own.

Things You Should Know About Owning a Toddler...

Helen Wallen | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Yep. Toddlers. If your baby has just 'levelled up' you should really know what you're dealing with... So here's my handy list of everything you should know about owning one...

31 Doomed And Cringeworthy Attempts To Relate To Young People

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Comedy

Ah, millennials. The demographic brands find themselves pandering to far too often. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, there's now no shortage ...

Hat Avoidance and Other Key Skills for Babies and Toddlers This Winter

Helen Wallen | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Winter is coming.... (well, actually it's here.) And with it... *shudders* ... mittens. So below is an essential list of key skills for all babies, t...

America is Saved

Mark Robins | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Robins

I admit - I love America. I love the country, the people, the diversity, the food, the craziness. I know it has its faults but in general I love it. Except for one major thing. Guns. The country is a mess over this. If it wasn't so tragic it would be laughable. The whole thing has become a farce and I want to add my bit of nonsense to the subject.

16 People You Should Follow On Twitter In 2016 (If You Like Laughing)

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Comedy

A new year is a time for change, and what better to way to shake things up than rejuvenating your Twitter feed with some truly hilarious human beings?...

Your Buggy Personality Quiz...

Lucy Tobin | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Tobin

Every time I enter the nursery bit of a department store I spot worried-looking parents touring the travel systems and fixated on the fact that they *really, really* need a particular £8350.54 buggy because otherwise their baby won't grow up happy/healthy/middle class.

Are My Periods Normal?

Jordan Errington | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jordan Errington

Schools and society only teach you so much about this perfectly natural monthly event. If you are born with a uterus(including a womb and vagina), unfortunately you will experience periods, not to mention all the interesting side effects. Below I have listed a bunch of them, and many we do not often get the chance to discuss.

How to (Not) Make Christmas Cards With a Toddler and a Baby*

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

This simple tutorial (*this is not a tutorial*) contains all the instructions you need to create beautiful (*ahem*) handmade Christmas cards (*there will be no cards*) with very young children.