Tax is a flaming (that’s the starred-out word in the title, obviously) nuisance! This week we finally caught up on a year’s worth of “book-keeping”, and sent off some forms to the inland revenue, who were trying to fine us £100 (each!) for not filling in yet ANOTHER form they’d never sent us or even told us about! Every form was as pointless as the next one and contained the EXACT same information. One even started with our business name and tax reference number, then proceeded to ask for our business name and tax reference. Twice!
My tax fury was so intense that I had to let Stu take over for a little bit while I went outside to smash a bin lid to pieces with a spanner.
Still, some good news as Matt, Ben and Buscemi will finally be making it to the small screen sometime in the next couple of weeks on Paramount Comedy. We actually cringe watching it now, but it’s still exciting!
Below is another of our recent sketches. We’ve been firing out 3 a week, so keep checking www.youtube.com/manaliveblog to stay up-to-date. Like all sketch stuff, these are pretty hit-or-miss, but let us know what you think! Constructive criticism is always welcome, and even insults can be funny.
Catch you later.
Hey man ALIVErs,
Stu again here with another sweet blog. If you read yesterday’s post then you’ll have tried to check out the websites I mentioned because they sound way cool. Unfortunately due to technical issues the websites aren’t working. I can only apologise but perhaps this will make up for it.
Peace and love x
That, dear readers, is the victorious ‘item acquire’ jingle from the incredible Legend of Zelda series. And why would man, alive be needing such victory noises?
Why only because we’ve won a place on Pocket Short’s funding winners for 2008.
Better than a gold rupee any day.
This is obviously exciting and exhilarating news, as it means we can commence production on an episodic, hilarious mini series that will *highly* involve yer mobile phone. So stay tuned for more!
As the man, ALIVE resident artist, one of the things that really excites me is games. Videogames, specifically, and before you stop reading, hear me out: games, when crafted properly, can be as beautiful, powerful and memorable as any book or movie, and moreso, can grip you in a way those former media cannot.
Over the next wee while I’m going to use this opportunity to highlight and explain some of my faves, but for now I’m going to give you a smidgen of screenies from ones I really love.
Thanks for reading and keep checking back (and our main site) for new projects, updates and hijinks aplenty.