Last week’s Hillary Clinton story in The Onion manages to be both hilarious because it’s so true, and deeply depressing because it’s so true. And this week’s issue looks like a classic for much the same reasons, e.g. Point Counterpoint which looks like many online “debates” from 4 years ago. Some of the content is rerun, but still, it’s a cracking compilation.

Debbie Barham

I was just listening to The Sunday Format on Radio 4 when I heard a name I recognized in the credits: DA Barham. I used to chat to Debbie Barham via IRC. She’d moved to London and gotten a regular gig writing for the Rory Bremner show, and would often while away time on IRC at odd hours as she came down from a writing binge. I think we got chatting because there was a discussion of Bond movies, and we both thought On Her Majesty’s Secret Service would have been the best Bond movie ever, if it wasn’t for George Lazenby.