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The Skinny ‘The Pandemic Party Hub won’t start itself, ladies and gentlemen! Hop into the pool and never look back!’
The Skinny Summer is when all lizard-men Illuminati crawl into homes in oddly incompetent murder attempts!
I’ve seen too many 90s B-movies to know that suspect documents are never lost
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The Skinny | No. 44 • The One About the Missing Memorandum

The Skinny | No. 44 • The One About the Missing...

What if Renzo Piano had fitted ejector seats into his design for the new Parliament?
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The Skinny | No. 43 | Adrian Delia Stays Put

The Skinny | No. 43 | Adrian Delia Stays Put

Boris is already a portly gentleman. What if he had is-Serkin within driving distance?
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The Skinny | No. 42 • Boris Johnson: National Fat-Shamer Supreme

The Skinny | No. 42 • Boris Johnson: National...

We’re fast running out of scapegoats for Malta’s corruption cases. Now that’s what I call a crisis!
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The Skinny | No 41 • Konrad: Kicking and Screaming

The Skinny | No 41 • Konrad: Kicking and Screaming

Sure, placing migrants on pleasure boats owned by a now-disgraced former ambassador to Finland doesn’t send the right message
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The Skinny | No. 39 • The Captain Morgan Boat Migrant Fiasco

The Skinny | No. 39 • The Captain Morgan Boat Migrant...

No Charmaine, no danger. That’s the way I’ll be looking at the situation from now on
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The Skinny | No. 38 • The End of Profs Gauci’s Televised Health Updates

The Skinny | No. 38 • The End of Profs...

‘Let’s absolutely jam-pack the Granaries to Isle of MTV levels the next time 0 cases are reported!’

The Skinny • No. 37 | Floriana FC vs Social Distancing

The Skinny • No. 37 | Floriana FC vs Social Distancing

Would we be better off if Prof. Gauci did all of the talking? Oh gods, yes.

The Skinny • No. 36 | Robert Abela’s Interminable Speechifying

The Skinny • No. 36 | Robert Abela’s...

Will the proposed Gozo tunnel count as a tourism corridor? Asking for a friend

The Skinny • No. 35 | Post-COVID tourism corridors

The Skinny • No. 35 | Post-COVID tourism corridors

COVID-19 hit soon after Muscat stepped down from office. ‘Coincidence? I think not!’

The Skinny • No. 34 | Joseph Muscat, COVID Economy Hero

The Skinny • No. 34 | Joseph Muscat, COVID Economy Hero

‘Artfully arranged plants don’t have to follow social distancing rules!’

The Skinny | No. 33 | The Valletta Green Festival 2020

The Skinny | No. 33 | The Valletta Green Festival 2020

Getting it down to minus one means we’ve killed the virus for good, right?

The Siinny • No. 32 | Malta’s Infection Rate Drops to Below 1

The Siinny • No. 32 | Malta’s Infection Rate...

Zero cases? Beach party for my friends, we’ll lick the seafront clean!

The Skinny • No. 31 | The Unberable Lightness of Low COVID cases

The Skinny • No. 31 | The Unberable Lightness of...

Surgical masks and disposable plastic gloves basically count as an invincibility cloak, right?

The Skinny • No. 30 | Death

The Skinny • No. 30 | Death

Coronavirus: A rediscovery of the vocabulary

Prof. Adrian Grima from the University of Malta’s Faculty of Maltese...

Prof. Adrian Grima from the University of Malta’s...

Pig-headed application of ingrained privilege. Something to tick off the list once all this is over?

No. 29 | Spring Hunting and the Global Pandemic

No. 29 | Spring Hunting and the Global Pandemic

Sure, it took a global pandemic, but we’ll finally get a chance at some peace in summer

The Skinny | No 28. No Village Feasts in the Time of Corona

The Skinny | No 28. No Village Feasts in the Time of Corona

The pandemic really has put a timer on Muscatian feel-good political rhetoric, hasn’t it? Indeed

The Skinny | No. 27. Silvio Schembri & Post-Covid Third Country Nationals

The Skinny | No. 27. Silvio Schembri & Post-Covid...