Hipster claiming to have COVID-18

A HIPSTER is claiming to have contracted the small-batch artisanal coronavirus strain COVID-18. 

Thom Logan of Bristol believes he picked up the virus in Berlin’s Berghain nightclub last year and admits that while the symptons are similar to COVID-19, it is a much more exclusive virus that has gone under the radar of the mass media.

He said: “Yeah, I think I got it when this girl I was in a poly relationship with got it off her girlfriend who’s a Tokyo tech house DJ. So it’s from Japan, not China, which is cooler.

“Some people wouldn’t be able to tell the difference, including my doctor who’s such a normie she thought it was ordinary flu, but it’s the ’18 alright. The cognoscenti can tell.

“Unfortunately I can’t take time off from my job as a cold brew coffee consultant because it’s a vital public service, so it may have been passed on to a very select few in Shoreditch and Brighton.

“But the general public isn’t at risk. There is absolutely no way they’d get this. Come on. Have you met them?”

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Can't sleep? How to make sure your partner f**king well knows about it

DRIVING yourself mad trying to get to sleep? Why suffer alone? Here’s how to broadcast your insomnia to whoever shares your bed: 

Audible sighs

Huffing and puffing is a great way to send up the flares. Start off gently but you’ll probably need to go full-on Darth Vader if you want results. Remember, if your partner’s not awake then how can they feel sorry for you?

Toilet trips

Trips to the loo offer lots of great opportunities to turn on lights, loudly trip over things, accidentally get back into the wrong side of the bed. And don’t forget to flush, or to loudly sing Master of Puppets while you wash your hands.

Change the sheets

How can anyone sleep in these foetid sheets? They must be changed immediately. Yes, your partner will have to get out of bed or at the very least perform several precision rolls, but they’re the inconsiderate one, with their gentle snores and restful repose.


Why waste this golden opportunity to catch up on housework? If your partner complains, ask if they want to get up and do it instead, the lazy wanker. How dare they leave it all to you while they just lie there? If anything they should be grateful.


If all else fails, just scream in their face from an inch away. There’s nothing quite like being jolted awake by a lunatic at the absolute peak of their fury. If you wait until your insomniac frustration has had a few hours to stew, they’ll definitely be too traumatised to do anything but sympathise.