Saturday, 31 May 2008

One Week To Go

Apparently a week is a long time in politics, for the rest of us it has a duration of about a week. Many people have seen the seven days of the week sprawled out ahead of them as a challenge to be vanquished, but more important than the exploits of God & Craig David is the seven days until the metaphorical curtain lifts on Mr Carruthers Presents...Peel This at the The Space.

So we now present our handy cut-out-and-keep frisbee shaped calendar for you to plan your week, we'll give you Monday to Friday to do with as you will. In exchange you give us your Saturday or Sunday evening.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

A mystery throughout history

The history of Mr Carruthers is as long as the moustache on his moustachioed face and as complex as it is long. Each answer leads to many more questions, each question leads to a question mark and each question mark is satisfying to draw.

The name Carruthers is apparently derived from both the Brittonic word ‘caer’ meaning ‘fort’ and the much younger English word ‘others’ meaning ‘one day songwriters will rhyme this with brothers and mothers so we’d better find a meaning for it’. Together the name may mean a bronze age form of bouncy castle.

Many believe he inspired a character in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventure Of The Solitary Cyclist, a Sherlock Holmes tale from 1903. The character in question, is that of Mr Carruthers. It’s difficult to see where this theory came from. Maybe they have the same size collar.

There was a possible sighting in Texas during World War I, then known only as "French Trench Drench 1914 - ?"

Gramsci, the Italian Marxist, once claimed to have a partial fingerprint of one of the fingers on Mr Carruthers’ rightest hand on an acorn. This has yet to be substantiated.

But perhaps the most compelling evidence is this Warhol diptych, discovered in an attic in Margate. Believed to date from 1964 and was described as the least worst fake of 1987.

Can you help? Have you seen Mr Carruthers? Can you take your partner by the gland?

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Monday, 26 May 2008

Speel This

On this Grey May Day it’s time to remind you of our upcoming show at The Space on the Isle of Dogs on the 7th & 8th of June at 8pm. The nearest tube is the comically named Mudchute and it is sited on the ever popular D7, N50 & D3 bus routes from Canary Wharf.

Mr Carruthers Presents...
Peel This
7 & 8 June 2008
The Space
269 West Ferry Road London E14 3RS
Nearest Tube: Mudchute

Buy tickets

See you there...

Sunday, 25 May 2008

A Writer's Meeting, Part Three: Duel

YouTube's 56th most-subscribed comedians in this month of May (at the time of going to press), bring you another in their slightly addictive chunks of fun.

Wish you were here?

Saturday, 24 May 2008

The Hoosiers interviewed by Mr Carruthers

Mr Carruthers has turned his hand to a great many things, with mixed success. The latest pie awaiting Mr Carruthers' finger insertion is music journalism and his first (and potentially final) victims are top ten troubling troubadour trio The Hoosiers.

Mr Carruthers has apparently followed the traditional career path for a music journalist and duly: formed a band (called Withered Spleen), nearly had a brush with an A and R man, came nth in a battle of bands, split due to artistic differences and then embittered by his experiences he resolved to ruin everyone elses hopes and dreams with vitriolic prose.

The Hoosiers triumverate of Sharland, Skarendahl and Sparkes have had two top ten singles, their debut album The Trick To Life reached #1 and are thoroughly good blokes. Imagine what they might be capable of with the hindrance of Mr Carruthers. How will they fare in his horrible wake?

The interview with The Hoosiers is Coming Soon. Sooner than you think. Check back soon for details, soon.

Friday, 23 May 2008

A Writer's Meeting, Part Two: Sitcom Porn

The filthmongers broaden their horizons to include some comedy.

Go here to discover the rules and play along at home. Suggestions for sitcom porn welcome at the usual address.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

In search of Mr Carruthers...

Mr Carruthers is an enigma. His name is linked with all the great conspiracies of our time. His ethereal presence has affected your lives in myriad ways you will never know.

They seek him here, they seek him there. A group of embittered bounty hunters and staunch tax evaders have hunted high and low to find Mr Carruthers.

They failed.
There was bloodshed and a group of penguins were sacrificed to the God of Hair.

Now we throw down the gauntlet to you, potential reader, can you succeed in the wake of such spectular failure?

Where is he? We want details of any sightings. Keep your mince pies duly peeled. You owe it to your aunts.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008


Cut to the chase. Lather, rinse but don't repeat.

The Carruthers team have gone and gotten themselves a YouTube channel. On it you will find their efforts in moving pictures. Often with sound.

Why don't you help yourself to slice of us?