The Wazzock's Review

👄💊🕳Criticism, argument, fiction, pastiche, and purest goof, from Grace Lavery. 🕳💊👄
Created 29 Jan 2019
  • The UK Media Has Seriously Bungled the Kathleen Stock Story
    17 Oct 2021 • 18 min read • 9 1
    This is a long essay. It has to be, because the errors made in reporting the Stock story are many and consequential. The upshot is: Adam Tickell, the VC of Sussex University, should be fired; the UK m...
  • Ted’s Nut (Ted Cruz Tries to Keep Still While Getting Head)
    09 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 2
    Hi all. It’s been a while since I wrote. For the last four weeks or so, I’ve been in bed with Covid and its aftermath, and I’ve not really been able to do very much. Most days, I’ve had difficulty bei...
  • I've Decided to Help Out an Old Foe
    15 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Dear all, I’ll get back in the swing of regular updates soon, but today I just wanted to ask you all to review this GoFundMe I’ve set up, in the hopes of helping Graham Linehan to bring the libel suit...
  • This Is How Badly the Free Speech Absolutists Fucked Up the Graham Linehan Case Back in April
    13 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 3 2
    Syllabus check! By the time you have read this, you should be able to tell the difference between: ✅ a libel! ✅a defamation! ✅ an opinion! ✅ a fact! ✅ an error of fact that is neither defamatory nor o...
  • I Bet That Got a Laugh
    06 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 1
    I have recently been thinking a lot about why I moved to USA in 2008––why I have always wanted to move to the US, and why, specifically, I have always wanted to be in New York. I have memories: of wat...
  • Alan Sokal, Science Prankster
    26 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Well, there I was, just minding my business, when this happened: Read more
  • Vinegar Notes
    23 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 8 0
    07/23/2021 My girlfriend Lily makes the cutest sounds. In moments of comfort, coziness, or joy, she will pipe out little notes of pleasure, each one new and tonally distinct from those it follows and ...
  • Unqueering the Essay, Part IV
    16 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    Do we just want those we love to be on our teams? I’m aware of how much of this work––not just mine, but Castle’s and maybe Sontag’s too––seems to collapse into a Carrie Bradshaw strapline, a telegram...
  • Unqueering the Essay, Part III
    12 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    Among the many juicy tidbits that Castle serves up in “Desperately Seeking Susan”––an essay, I might as well say, that I prefer to anything Sontag herself ever wrote, and which goes some way towards m...
  • Unqueering the Essay, Part II
    05 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    At the Paris Dyke March this weekend, a group of women carried a banner that read “les LESBIENNES n’aiment PAS les PENIS,” lesbians don’t like dicks. The deployment of a putatively unobjectionable des...
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