Press stuff is here.
Welcome to the website of the humorist James Thomas (a.k.a. Astonishing Sod, if you want to get personal). So here you are. What now?
Want to buy my book?
Want to look at some pictures, eat some jokes, read a story? Want to hire me for something? 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. 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 ].
Winners of the 5 early copies of WHY THE LONG JOKE:
New Shouts & Murmurs piece for the New Yorker: Hieronymus Bosch's Lost Masterpiece
I've joined Instagram [ astonishingsod ].
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?
Well, it's all over now. Again. But it's all on the website!
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 Shouts and Murmurs section is featuring some of my writing.
Two serious pieces for HuffPost UK:
Edgar Froese And Tangerine Dream's 'Phaedra'
Richard Attenborough and '10 Rillington Place'
ASTONISHING SOD on Facebook
TERBIL DRAEMS on Facebook
The Sodmas Contest (permanently open)