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Rich Sutherland - Blog Superstar, PR Guy & Guinea Pig

Rich Sutherland is the author of The Unitary Authority of Ersatz, a quirky collection of short stories and humorous poetry. His favourite colour is Cornish Pasty and he loves the smell of confusion. Between writing weekly blog posts, Rich can be found on his Facebook page and on Twitter under @sobananapenguin. He also writes short stories within 140 characters under the guise @tinyweefiction.
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Rich Sutherland | Apr 14th '14
Did you know that elephants, humans and Neanderthals are the only animals known to have death rituals? Whilst human numbers are growing so rapidly that many worry there won't be any room left by the end of the century, our Neanderthal ancestors are now little... [read more]

A thin stick of graphite enclosed in wood

Rich Sutherland | Mar 30th '14
Pencil Day. Is there a point to it? *chortle* Taking place on Sunday 30th March, this is an occasion that pays tribute to the humble, everyday, functional item that allows us to scrape graphite particles across paper in any shape we wish. The pencil is... [read more]

Earthy go bye-bye

Rich Sutherland | Mar 18th '14
Earthy go bye-bye
What were you doing on Thursday 23rd March 1989? Were you even alive back then? Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure was showing at the cinema, Jason Donovan's Too Many Broken Hearts was number one in the charts, and in just a few months' time the first... [read more]

Tribute to an awesome dude

Rich Sutherland | Mar 9th '14
How would you define "awesome"? I don't mean a dictionary definition, I mean your personal explanation of what qualifies as being awesome. Is it an occurrence that makes your heart beat faster and goosebumps ripple across your forearms? Is it when you fall... [read more]

Love your staff (in an appropriate way)

Rich Sutherland | Mar 2nd '14
Love your staff (in an appropriate way)
Are you a big shot with your own staff? Minions and underlings doing your bidding and satisfying your every whim? Whether you're a CEO of a gargantuan megacorp or in charge of the guys who clean the toilets, show your team how much you value their hard work... [read more]

Good God, you're GORGEOUS!

Rich Sutherland | Feb 23rd '14
Good God, you're GORGEOUS!
I'm not sure who's reading this blog post. Maybe I know you, maybe I don't. Perhaps we went to school or university together, or worked at the same business for a while, or are friends on Facebook even though we've never actually seen each other in real life.... [read more]

Kinda random

Rich Sutherland | Feb 16th '14
There are a few philosophies, old and new, that focus on respecting your fellow man and woman. From the biblical "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" to the "live laugh love" mantra that appears on countless Twitter bios, there's no shortage of... [read more]

Do something amazing...

Rich Sutherland | Feb 9th '14
This Friday is a very special day indeed. It is of course Valentine's Day, the occasion hugely celebrated by Hallmark, Lindt and whoever it is that actually grows red roses. However, it's also my birthday, so it's a time when I not only receive cards and... [read more]
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