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Volume 274

We’d like to thank each of you for your continued support of coolsh*t over the last 274 volumes. It means a lot to us here at ZAK. From next week we will also be sending you *realsh*t – a video view of the world right now, from our SELFHOOD Next Gens. Some of us have a bit more time on our hands(!!) so if you’d like a little more from ZAK to fill your day, follow our LinkedIn channel. Stay in. Stay safe. Peace out x *if you’d rather just get coolsh*t that's cool, just let us know and we will remove you from realsh*t.

Ok Boomer: The Reveal.

The moment you’ve all been waiting for. Watch the video above for the answers to last week’s ad, courtesy of some members of our SELFHOOD network.

From the Stage to the Sofa.

I like the theatre, but I’m not so keen on theatre-goers. They cough, chat, snack, and squeeze past you mid-act to go relieve themselves. Then they all stand up to clap at the end, often for basically no reason. Well now you can eradicate all of these minor annoyances and still enjoy a show, as the National Theatre are streaming productions from April 2nd, starting with James Corden in One Man Two Guvnors. Let’s see if he can top his stellar performance in Cats.

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Viral Dad Returns.

Remember that video a couple years ago of a BBC reporter’s interview being gate-crashed by his children on live TV? Well they’re back! Except this time the Mother is holding her children tenderly, rather than clarting them in to next week like she did last time. Admittedly, the kids are disappointingly well-behaved this time round. But I thought this would be a good message for all the parents that are currently adapting to working from home. Sure, right now it may be frustrating having a child constantly sauntering in to the back of your ZOOM Meeting – but be patient, as this just goes to show that, in time, those kids can be corralled. If Viral Dad (unfortunate name) can do it, so can you.

Isolation Idiosyncracies.

Some people have taken to self-isolation with ease; perhaps by taking up a new hobby, reading more, or squeezing some exercise in to this newfound free-time. Others haven’t found it so easy. So here’s a collection of some of the weirdest self-isolation habits that people have been employing to stave off the monotony. If our CEO is reading this, then my weirdest self-isolation habits are waking up before my alarm and getting a full day’s work under my belt by lunchtime. For anyone else: I’ve been spending about 30 minutes every day trying to do a handstand.

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Family Guy FM.

In many ways, a global pandemic is a real equaliser. Absolutely everybody is sat at home, bored, desperately trying to find any way to entertain themselves. But there’s levels to this. For me, that involves spreadsheets and handstands – but fortunately there are far more creative and intelligent people out there making better use of their time. Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane has been doing just that by creating a “podcast”, hosted by Stewie and Brian Griffin, and featuring cameos from various other members of the Quahog Mandem. They even take a dig at that excruciating celebrity-laden Imagine cover that’s been doing the rounds on the Internet this week. It’s definitely worth a listen*.

*The podcast that is, NOT the Imagine cover.

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SHN: Stay Home Now.

Normally these coolsh*ts basically write themselves – but as I’m sure you can imagine (please don’t start singing), lately it’s been a bit trickier striking the right tone. At this point, I think we all know what we have to do: stay home and protect the NHS. But I’m no good at delivering serious messages – so take it from MC Grindah and Kurupt FM in this simple yet effective public service announcement. Stay safe. Stay Kurupt.

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