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Dreadful Nonsense

"I've read your blog. it's really funny. you should write a column." - Jon Ronson

For the last week I've been reading a book called Join Me by Danny Wallace, someone who inspired me to start trying to be the comedy hack writer I'm still trying to be. He's also Patron Saint of Comedy Lounge, which we explained to him last year when we interviewed him. He seemed pleased. But he's probably very good at seeming pleased while being privately very frightened indeed. There is even some graffitti of both us and Danny (and his friend Dave Gorman) on the back of a toilet door in the men's toilets of a pub in central London. Don't ask me how I know that.

Anyway. As I was saying. Last year, he got a bit bored, and so accidentally started a collective. Remember that point - it's not a cult, it's a collective. The Karma Army endeavour to do random acts of kindess every Friday - now titled Good Fridays - for strangers the length and breadth of wherever it is that they live. It's a beautiful idea. It's a wonderful idea. It's something that needs to be grasped with both hands. Tony the Blair has written to say what a good idea he thinks it is, and lord knows he'll be needing some random kindness in the next few weeks.

So. Go to the website Join Me and join. It's very simple. And it's very important that you do.

Please. Join.

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