' written by Duncan Donaldo
(otherwise known as Duncan McDonald
), detailing his exploits as a dole
claimant living in a grotty flat in Hastings
. Dunc passes the time by making up bizarre pastimes and working out new ways to fool the Employment Office
into thinking he is trying to find a job.
We are also introduced to his neighbours, the irritating Texan Brendan and the woman with a horse Dunc calls Horsey. (In later installments we meet Geordie, Dunc's ex-girlfriend Angela and Tim-Tom the scary arsonist.) Fans of Dunc's previous real-life antics (the Mr. Cursor column in PC Zone magazine) will find much to enjoy here. The schematic of Fatboy Slim's house is genius.
Note: the name has been now been changed for some reason to South Coast Diaries (plural).