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Lesson 9: How to survive the office Christmas Party
It's that time of year again. The vol-au-vents are out and Jackie's misjudged the level of acceptable cleavage.
It can only be the office Christmas party.
And we're going to tell you how to get through it.
The Dawson Bros. are one of television's best-kept secrets. This powerful writing trio are behind some of the greatest comedy moments on your screens - crafting everything from sketch shows and sitcoms, to well-crafted one-liners for presenters, hosts, and national treasures alike.
...we caught up with Steve Dawson to find out everything we could.
Art. What is it? Does anybody know? Not me, probably not you either. What we do know is that it started in the winter of around 3000 years ago in a cave, and, unfortunately for the artistically inept, it isn’t showing any signs of going away.
Sometimes people ask me – Shamus, why are your horror stories only two sentences long? I tell them: two sentences is all I need...
Coffee shops today offer five different coffee beans in six styles, three sizes and four different types of milk - what’s your favourite coffee? Couriers will deliver from any restaurant in town - now, what would you like to eat? Dating apps provide you with an endless stream of potential partners - now, what’s your type? LinkedIn sends you a daily email highlighting ‘109,000 jobs which are available for your skillset’ - now, what do you want to do with your life?
I recently applied to Shoreditch house. Unfortunately, it is necessary to be involved in a creative industry of some capacity, and being unemployed is not a creative endeavour, according to Clare from the membership department"
“Can you go to war with one arm? Can you go to war with asthmatic lungs? Broken hands? Yes you can Champ. You prepare yourself. Push yourself. And when the worst of the worst happens you start saying #LETSGOCHAMP #LETSGOCHAMP #LETSGOCHAMP”
Who remembers the guy who died playing World of Warcraft, alone, in an internet café? In March 2015, 24-year-old gamer Wu Tai coughed up blood, slumped on his keyboard, and died after he played a 19-hour World of Warcraft session. Crazy, right? But... where were his friends?
Valentine - A short directed by Kate Herron co-written and starring comedy troupe Birthday Girls. What could be worse than being alone on Valentine's Day? Our quiet lead is about to find out
These weird space-age sarcophagus' are overlooked as a therapy tool because the sessions are more easily marketed as an ‘experience’ or to ease muscle pains. Sure, it ticks those boxes, too… But it’s not the tank’s main selling point. Done properly, a floatation tank can take you on a psychedelic journey akin to intense meditation or drugs (allegedly). Yep, it gets real trippy.
We've all been there - It's post-breakup and everything you see and do reminds you of your ex.
Well, Simon Feilder (@simonfeilder) - like the trooper he is - has not let his recent bad news affect his work. Take a look at the video below to see a true example of how to leave your baggage at home*.
*I think he works from home.