An introduction to my work…

Hello. Here below is an overview of my most important and popular material. If you have visited my site before you can use this page to look for important content you might have missed. If you’re new to my work, you can start here.

Expressive Egg started off as a blog — but that has now finished. I’ll continue to post essays, write books and work in other media — to hear what’s new, please sign up to my mailing list (I’m quiet on Twitter and absent on all other channels, so the occasional spam is the only way for me to broadcast my spores).

Books

I have six published works, endorsed by Russell Brand, Terry Gilliam and Chris Morris…

33 Myths of the System, a critical guide to the world. Read extracts here.

Ad Radicem, the radical truth: not for everyone. Released 5th June.

The Apocalypedia, a dictionary of dissent. Read extracts here.

Self and Unself, a philosophy of all and everything. Read extracts here.

Drowning is Fine, a novel set in the arse-end of the London art-world. Read an extract here.

Belly Up! A subversive and surreal adult comic. Read extracts here.

Long Form Essays and Guides

I write radical overviews of various aspects of the world, or of the self. Those on this site are mostly peripheral to the more thorough accounts in Self and Unself and 33 Myths of the System.

The Technological System: A tech-sceptical primer.

A Peanut History of Art: A radical overview of the history of art.

The Tao of Gender: A guide to gender, complementarity, feminism and transism.

The Schizophrenic and the Psychocrat: The Myth of Mental Illness.

Video Games are Not an Artform. Fraid not.

Goodbye Mr Marx: A brief critique of all forms of Marxism and Socialism.

Words of Truth for Young People: Some radical help, simply put.

You Are a Bastard: A guide, mostly for men.

Anarchism at the End of the World: An extract from 33 Myths of the System.

Some essays here are a series of digestible two or three-paragraph insights, e.g.…

Don’t Take This the Wrong Way: Notes on giving and taking offence.

Democrapathy: Why democracy is futile authoritarianism.

Love & Death

Some scattered accounts of two subjects dear to every beating heart.

To Say ‘I Love You’: responding to readers’ letters about saying ‘I love you’.

Unconditional Love: A few facts about factlessness.

The Ten Stages of Romantic Love. Or how to get to the egg.

Postcard from the Void: A message from an old friend.

Posters, Graphics, Comics & Games

My blog contains lots of cartoons, graphics and questionnaire-type games;

Anvil World: A short web-comic about the weight that shall not be spoken of.

Are you an Android? Well, are you?

Job Centre Plus: ‘Plus’ being the operative word here.

The Political Spectrum: Misleading and problematic, but still pretty accurate.

How Paleolithic Are You? Check your primality.

How Good is it to Be [With] You? A test to determine your be[with]ability.

Zombie Apocalypse Surprisingly Polite. And ground to be banned.

Lonely Guy: The story of my youth, perhaps yours too?

Philosophy & Religion

A few tidbits. Again, marginal stuff really; the core is in Self and Unself.

What is Onion? Transcendental Idealism in a nutshell.

It’s Barry Long Day! A eulogy to the master.

The Christian and the Nazarene: Jesus making sense.

Duck Rabbit Duality: Paradox and the Origins of Civilisation

Critical Reviews

Hatchet jobs, essentially, but worth a read if you’ve been hoodwinked by these leftists.

The Dawn of Everything: A critical review of David Graeber’s final ‘magnum opus’.

The Moral Landscape: A critical review of Sam Harris’ utilitarian nonsense.

I Can’t Get Out of My Head: A critical review of Adam Curtis’ mind pringle.

Fleabag: A snarky review of a modern ‘classic’.

7 Unofficial Socialists: Critiques of Graeber, Chomsky, Fisher and co.

Recommendations

And, to some degree, source material.

100 Films to Watch before the End: The best films ever made, according to me.

100 Books to Read Before the End: And these are my favourite books.

Here are 144 of my favourite songs. Sorted by month-vibe.

And here are some of my favourite quotes.

Coronavirus

My Covid output, with an emphasis on lockdowns and the left’s reaction to them.

‘Pandemic Retrospective’: An overview of the situation, comprising the various accounts I wrote from April 2020 to December 2021.

The Normal That Never Was: Why would you want to return to the old world?

Here’s a chat I had with Danny Shine, the infamous ‘megaphone man’ of London, about the pandemic, politics and earthly paradises.

Satire

Belly Up! is my repository of satire, but here’s a bit more…

Everyone Arrested: In which I predicted lockdowns the year before they happened.

Total Monopoly: How it actually works, in London.

Pomotron: How to create modern art.

How to Write Badly: and be successful.

True Emoji: What emoji might look like if they were accurate.

Captain Unemployment: Workers of the world, play ping-ping.

Finally…

The entire blog. Contains about 160 odd posts. Enough to keep you going for a while.

A selection of key posts. A shorter, prettier version of this page.

Survey Results and a few [Un]Commonly Asked Questions.

About me and contact details. Includes a link to ‘100 [trivial] things about me

33 Common Objections to my Work Have at ye!

The Expressive Egg bookshop. Buy! Buy! Buy!