I’m Tom Lennon, a freelance content writer and blogger. I specialize in humorous essays and the geekier end of the pop culture spectrum.

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The Boss of Me

I used to work with a guy who didn’t like Bruce Springsteen. He’d often taunt me, saying cruel things like ‘Do you know that Bruce Springsteen says “Born in the USA” in the song Born [...]

Five Great Daredevil Parodies

To celebrate the return of Marvel's Daredevil to Netflix, here's a timely look at comics that have poked fun at everyone’s favourite visually-impaired vigilante.

A Lee Majors Christmas

"May this Christmas be better than it was before. Better... stronger... happier."

Stuff that’s appeared elsewhere

My Twitter Jokes

Wolverine’s sister: Margerine
At San Quentin, prisoners buy condoms with ‘Johnny Cash’
Which hotel are the Kaiser Chiefs staying at? (I predict a Hyatt)
When satellites die do they get an orbituary?
My favourite Thomas de Quincey classic is’Ye worlde of Forensik Medicin’
TripAdvisor rates the Hotel California ‘Lovely place, lovely place’
Movie Pitch: Star Wars/Man from U.N.C.L.E crossover starring the Solo Brothers
Abbreviating latin phrases is my M.O.
UK-filmed Star Wars sequels to feature Jedi Knights grumbling about weather, queues
I was introduced to the concept of ‘critical mass’ by a sarcastic priest
I neither believe nor disbelieve in the existence of vampires. I’m ‘agnosferatu’.
If Noddy Holder fell in the middle of a forest and nobody was there to hear him would he still feel the noize?
Conspiracy theorists claim Sting and The Police ‘faked’ walking on the moon
The BBFC should introduce a Certificate 40: ‘May contain scenes of mid-life ennui and grocery shopping’
Never forget those wise words of Uncle Ben: ‘With great power comes great boil-in-the-bag rice’
What do you call an existentialist cow? ‘Camoo’
Movie Pitch: GUYS’ DAY OUT: Guy Ritchie, Guy Pearce and Elbow’s Guy Garvey travel to Guyana to watch Buddy Guy. Hilarity ensues.
I was a failed Police Sketch Artist – could never quite capture Sting’s smugness.
Re-Taken #teenagefilms
Ironically, the original Amazons were fierce female warriors who sold books AND paid tax
TripAdvisor rated this corral ‘OK’ #WildWestProblems
CERN scientists finally prove that Wagon Wheels are still the same size, your hands have grown
UK Government announce plans to sell reconditioned 1970s NHS specs to “gullible overseas hipsters”

Featured “Humour”

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James Joyce’s Ulysses Part II: Twolysses

Twolysses - the sequel to James Joyce's Ulysses. Contains low humour.

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Man Booker Prize-nominated Will Self takes writing lessons from Dan Brown. Contains cheap humour.

Peaky Blinders and Cheesy Rollers

TV smash Peaky Blinders could open the floodgates to other old English street gangs like the Cheesy Rollers, Teethy Whiteners and Streaky Bakers...

Featured articles

The Comics Universe of Alejandro Jodorowsky

Cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky moonlights as the author of the most crazed, uncompromising, visually stunning comics you're ever likely to read...

Krazy Kat: It Started with a Brick

It was the original Itchy and Scratchy Show, a comic saga of love, bricks and misunderstanding that featured the strangest romantic triangle ever...

The Grandfather Clock

April 24th is my youngest daughter's birthday. It would have been my Dad's, too. Here's something I wrote about the two of them.