Suspicious Packages and Extendable Arms
As this collection of comical pieces from the "Guardian" demonstrates, Tim Dowling is more or less incapable of engaging with the world head on. Dealing with everything from television and the Royal family to identity theft and chimpanzee rights, he retains a knack for wringing humour from events which are seemingly beyond parody, in a style characterised by his natural and all-encompassing paranoia. "I've seen the future," he says. "And it sucks."