Perhaps I am the last person in the world to discover Martin Robbins at the Guardian. His spoof of BBC science writing is smart and true (perhaps — I don’t much read those science articles so I can’t say for certain), but an extra delight is the way the commentators rose up in a Mexican wave of meta-comments. I haven’t read all 689 of them, just the first page, and it is light-hearted enough to compensate for all the Comment-is-Free Guardian spleen that I’ve exposed myself to, as a reader, over the years.
Robbins’ follow-up piece is excellent too, and has some shiny nuggets of advice for any news journalist.
How old is this guy? He reminds me of Matt Damon. And looks disturbingly young to be so clever.