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My name is Oobah Butler, and I am a freelance writer who contributes articles and conceptualises and hosts films for the likes of VICE, Noisey, The Guardian, ShortList Magazine. I'm from a place called Feckenham in the West Midlands, but live in a shed in South London. My work has been covered internationally, but I'm proudest of being featured in Longform's 'Best of 2017' list, interviewed on NPR and endorsed by individuals such as Grayson Perry, former New Yorker Editor Nicholas Thompson and the handful of people who didn't talk to me at school but have sent me Facebook friend requests.
I'm unsure how to make myself sound appealing, but after releasing my piece about making the shed I live in TripAdvisor's top-rated restaurant in London, The Washington Post referenced me as “the Donald Trump of TripAdvisor", if that helps? Or ITV's Susanna Reid, confused, dismissed me as a "naughty boy" live on Good Morning Britain? Either way, I have a round, perplexing face.
I like taking on concepts. Whether it's bullshitting my way as a fake designer to the top of Paris Fashion Week, covertly going on BBC2 show Eggheads just to fuck with them or letting my Instagram followers vote on every decision I make for a day and ending up 250 miles from home, my ambition is to have commitment at the heart of all of my work. Immersing myself and exploring obscure things in an unorthodox way.
how many words have you managed to write this world cup? I'm putting my 263 on the board if you can beat it