Welcome to the website of James Thomas (a.k.a. Astonishing Sod, if you want to get personal). So here you are. What now?
Want to look at some pictures, eat some jokes, read a story? Want to hire me to write for you? Want some free things that I made?
Want to take a spin on my quad bike? You can't go near my quad bike, don't even look at it.
Maybe you heard of me through Twitter. Maybe you heard of Crimer, or Freints, or Frasser. Maybe you read my things in the New Yorker.
Maybe you leaned on the keyboard during a cough and accidentally typed in this URL.
I'm not here to judge. I'm here to make you laugh. Let me enterbrain you.
If you're truly, spectacularly bored, you can read about me too. Or buy something in the Shop?
Have a look around and if you enjoy yourself, tell your friends. Don't leave without some free gifts!
(I didn't have time to wrap them, because I remembered I had to do a thing.)
I have an agent, for books and TV and such.
Her name is Natalie Galustian and you can email her [ here ].
You can now experience Crimer Show as it happened, at Crimer Reruns.
All 150 eppasods, from start to finish. With lots of special features. Exciting?
I've been doing this in the latter half of 2015, and all that's left is S3 - from January.
I wrote this for HuffPost UK:
Happy Birthday, Father Ted
The New Yorker
picked my piece "How To Write A Sentence" as one of their top Shouts of 2014. Thanks!
Not-To-Be-Missed Shouts Of 2014
One Year Of Crimer Show
I've been elected President of Twitter!
[ Full story on Storify ]
The President's Awards | Welcome Zone | Department of the Arts
The New Yorker's website has begun to feature some of my writing.
Two serious pieces for HuffPost UK:
Edgar Froese And Tangerine Dream's 'Phaedra'
Richard Attenborough and '10 Rillington Place'
Newest Twitter accounts:
WHAPENING? /// EMPTY HEADLINES /// MUSIC SPURT
ASTONISHING SOD on Facebook
TERBIL DRAEMS on Facebook
The Sodmas Contest (permanently open)