About Mike Buchanan

I'm a British men's human rights advocate, writer, publisher, and the chairman of a political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I launched a campaign in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business.

Women and cars – comedy gold

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Maybe 30 years ago, I was refuelling my car in Bracknell, where I was working, when I noticed a 30-something blonde woman struggling to refuel her own car at the next pump, the nozzle of the petrol pump not fitting into the opening of her fuel tank (probably because of a design precaution against filling a fuel tank with the wrong fuel.) After I’d finished refuelling my car I went over to her and we had this conversation:

Me: Good morning! I see you’re using the petrol pump, and having a problem. Is your car a diesel, by any chance?

She: No, it’s a Renault.

I imagine she’s probably an MP today, thanks to all-women shortlists. Well, they explain Jess Phillips MP, among others.

Our thanks to Tom for three short videos – Mansplaining (0:48), Ozzy Man Reviews: Gas Tank Fail (3:32), Blonde woman tries to fill up a Tesla Model S with Gas – LOL x3 (6:44).

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ICMI20: Mike Buchanan – “Why Women Fail to Compete Successfully With Men, and Will Always Fail”

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Enjoy (video, 43:11). The video description:

This video is a slightly edited version of the video originally published for ICMI20. No alcohol was consumed before or during the making of this video.

Mike Buchanan is a Men’s Rights Activist, author, publisher, and events organiser. He’s the Conference Director and chairman of the organising committee for the next ICMI.

Mike is also an occasional fantasist. This video was recorded in the main library of his principal summer residence, Buchanan Castle, near Loch Lomond in Scotland.

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Smack the Pony (Channel 4 comedy sketch show, 1999-2003)

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I host two 90-minute-long men-only Zoom meetings on Sundays for Regarding Men, at 14:00 and 17:00. We talk about anything and everything in the first meeting – I allow people a few minutes to introduce themselves if they’re new to the meetings, and they can raise any subjects they want – while the second meetings are titled “Mike Buchanan’s Humour Group”, suitable for anyone who enjoys humorous materials, in any form.

At last Sunday’s Humour Group meeting an American (at least half the attendees are North Americans, normally, which adds welcome variety) mentioned he loved the Channel 4 comedy sketch show Smack the Pony, broadcast over 1999-2003. I loved it too, to my mind it remains to this day the funniest comedy sketch show written mainly by women, and performed mainly by women, in the history of British television. The Wiki page on the show is here.

We usually play a number of videos over the course of the meetings, so I’ve been checking out some of the videos of the show on YouTube. One gem is a “best of” compilation more than 21 minutes long, too long for our meetings, but I thought it worth posting a link here – enjoy.

The secret of the show’s success? As so often with comedy, truthful depictions of human nature. It’s why “political” comedy from such miserable people as Kate Smurthwaite and Nish Kumar is never funny other than to feminists and other “woke” people, a small proportion of the population, but one to which the BBC and other media outlets have pandered for so many years.

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Bill Burr on the Jimmy Fallon Show (2010)

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Enjoy (video, 5:59).

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Boris Johnson’s historic offer to the American people

[WARNING: Mike Buchanan has a rare genetic disorder which means alcohol doesn’t affect him, or his organs. No matter how much alcohol he drinks, he doesn’t get drunk. It would be extremely unwise (and possibly lethal) for a person without the disorder to drink a bottle of spirits in such a short space of time.]

Not a lot of people know this, but prime minister Boris Johnson and I have long been firm friends. We had some cross words over his recent ill-judged video about a gender-balanced House of Commons, but we got through even that. During a recent boozy dinner in 10, Downing Street, he explained he wanted to make an offer to the American people, which I’ve just committed to video, hopefully accurately, here (14:01).

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ICMI20 videos added to our YouTube comedy channel

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The recent online sixth International Conference on Men’s Issues was a resounding success, with 130 speakers’ videos and interviews posted on the dedicated YouTube playlist of Justice for Men & Boys.

I’ve selected three videos to add to the YouTube comedy channel of this website, linking to them on Paul Elam’s YouTube channel, which has 103,000+ subscribers:

– an interview of Karen Straughan (GirlWritesWhat) by Elizabeth Hobson and myself, Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards (44:07)
– Alex Crosbie’s (6oodfella’s) World to End: Women Most Affected (47:02)
– my own talk, Women Fail to Compete Successfully Against Men, and Why They Will Always Fail (46:46)

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