Category: LOL

  • Answering the same questions at 34 I answered at 17

    Answering the same questions at 34 I answered at 17

    If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know I recently rediscovered the online diary I kept as a teen. While I don’t have access to all the entries I wrote (the Internet Archive didn’t archive most of them), some of them I do. One of those old diary entries – this was before the term […]

  • Skylar’s Naughty and Nice List 2019

    It’s the time of year when we deck the halls, don our gay apparel, and kiss under the mistletoe. Yes, from carol singing to your one drunk relative getting a little out of hand, Christmas is a time rife with tradition. One of my favourite traditions is my annual naughty and nice list. After a […]

  • Skylar’s First Impressions of the 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates

    Watching the Sunday shows this morning, it occurred to me that I haven’t really commented on the 2020 election. That’s mostly because I think it’s stupid to talk about something that won’t happen until January 2020 in June 2019. I hate America’s perpetual election cycle. But as I get back into political writing, it behoves […]

  • 30 Things I’ve Learned at 30

      In many ways, turning 30 is less of an existential crisis than was turning 25. I turned 25 crying on the floor of a fraternity house bathroom. I turn 30 with health insurance, a budding writing career, and a guy who makes me smile every day. Things are good. Sure, there are a lot […]

  • 24 Answers America has for Britain

    Over at Buzzfeed, Robin Edds has posited 24 questions his country has for mine. As someone who fancies himself an expert in this matter, I thought I’d do him the favour of answering. Q 1: Why must we be so patriotic? A: Cos freedom.                   Q 2: […]

  • Skylar’s Naughty and Nice List 2013

    It’s Christmas Eve, which means Santa’s making his rounds. While I expect coal-and hopefully some condoms-in my stocking, not all of us have been quite so naughty this year. With that, I revive a holiday tradition, and give you my naughty and nice list for 2013! 5. Katie Hopkins Whether calling X Factor winner Sam […]

  • ’tis better to give than recieve. That’s crap. But here’s a present anyway.

      Last week, I published my Christmas wish list, and kindly expected y’all to deliver. What can I say? Greed is good. Boris says so. Still, they say the greatest gift is giving. This is, of course, rubbish, as the greatest gift is cash so I can avoid returning whatever hideous or useless gift you […]

  • All I want for Christmas is views: Skylar’s 2013 Christmas List

    Santa baby, slip a visa under my tree for me. I’ve been an awfully good boy. Santa baby, so hurry down my chimney tonight. If you think of all the fellas that I haven’t kissed, you’re pretty much left with Ed Balls and Phil from EastEnders, and even that’s questionable considering my blackout night in […]

  • Give Thanks and Pass the Pimms: 5 things I’m thankful Britain gave the world

    We all know the story. The Pilgrims, with their funny hats and boring names, set sail on the Mayflower towards the New World in search of religious freedom. What nobody ever tells you is that they went to the Netherlands for a bit, or that they didn’t really want to come, or that loads of […]

  • 10 things you may not know about Skylar Baker-Jordan (or, I’ve got to stop drinking on a Monday)

    Like any good writer, I respect deadlines. Like any good writer, I sometimes get drunk on a Monday night whilst dancing around my kitchen to Glee. I overslept this morning, and after yesterday’s brouhaha on Twitter-suffice to say, my blogroll brings all the prats to the yard (damn right, they’re dumber than yours)-I really want […]