Web Curios 12/04/19

Web Curios 12/04/19
We had a species-defining moment this week - one of those rare times within a lifetime where you can step back and say “yep, that felt pretty significant, shame I’ll be worms by the time the long-term implications of it are known”. Yet did we stop staring at our jizz-filled navels long enough to enjoy it? Did we BUGGERY. Although ...
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Web Curios 29/03/19

Web Curios 29/03/19
So THIS is what control feels like! How novel, at yet simultaneously how utterly familiar! Yes, that's right, it's BREXIT DAY, on which we are all honour-bound to paint our faces with the cross of St George and to drink pints of warm bitter until the blood vessels in our faces burst with happy pride and we can swim home through the seas of Friday n...
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Web Curios 22/03/19

Web Curios 22/03/19
ONE WEEK TO GO! OR NOT! As Schrodinger's Brexit sits patiently in its box, we anxiously await the big reveal. Is it alive? Is it dead? IS IT IN FACT WE WHO ARE DEAD, KILLED BY TERMINAL BOREDOM? Obviously that's all rhetorical - I have no idea! Neither do you! Neither does anyone else! Watching lobbyists do their jobs at the moment is quite amazing,...
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Web Curios 15/03/19

Web Curios 15/03/19
I had a whole thing ready to go in my head last night about TWO WEEKS TO GO and all that jazz, but a) I was quite stoned and so it was almost certainly awful; and b) the news this morning was so horrific that I don't really feel in the mood for making funnies about how banjaxed everything is. This is Web Curios, please be nice to each other. By Mic...
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Web Curios 08/03/19

Web Curios 08/03/19
What's been YOUR favourite stupid this week? SO MUCH TO CHOOSE FROM! It's nice of the powers that be to ensure that the 'Brexit' box set we've all been enjoying for the past couple of years doesn't peter out towards its denouement - though does anyone else get the feeling that, muchlike in Lost, the scriptwriters aren't entirely sure of how to wrap...
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Web Curios 01/03/19

Web Curios 01/03/19
First up, an apology from me to you for screwing up the html quite so spectacularly last week; hopefully this week the links should work and the words should be readable and the only issues you ought to encounter are the ones born of authorial inadequacy rather than the peculiar strain of CMS-luddism I appear to be infected with. ANYWAY! How are we...
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Web Curios 22/02/19

Web Curios 22/02/19
A NEW PARTY! JUST WHAT WE ALL WANTED! Except it’s not the good sort of party, the type with party rings and sausage rolls and a secret stash of uppers that you find at 3am in the host’s sock drawer and which you know will add a whole new spin to the gathering - no, sadly it’s the other sort of party, all halitosis and misery and h...
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Web Curios 15/02/19

Web Curios 15/02/19
OH GOD THERE IS A NEW NEWSLETTER CMS AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT AND I AM LATE AND HAVE A MEETING IN 90 MINUTES AND I AM STILL IN MY PANTS (little peek behind the authorial curtain for you there, you're welcome). I have to run - you take care of all the links and stuff, and please shut the door behind you on your way out; this, as ever, is the overlo...
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Web Curios 08/02/19

Web Curios 08/02/19
They're getting rid of all the self-harm stuff on Insta! That'll sort out the growing feelings of fear, alienation, anxiety, rootlessness, despair, precariety, anomie, anhedonia, listlessness, loss and general fcuking confusion amongst the young, won't it? I would make some sort of joke about bandaging an axewound but, well, I don't want to give an...
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Web Curios 25/01/19

Web Curios 25/01/19
Welcome to a week in which it appears that literally everything that happens in the world now is the news equivalent of 'The Dress' or 'Yanny vs Laurel' - EVERYTHING IS BINARY AND NOTHING EXISTS BETWEEN TWO EXTREMES.  Or at least it is if you live on the internet - so, er, why not stop it? After you've choked down this week's particularly appe...
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Web Curios 18/01/19

Web Curios 18/01/19
You want a summary of the past week? Here you go . Listen, IT'S ALL TRUE.   Yes, whatever the opposite of perpetual motion is we in the UK seem to have invented and perfected it. What's going to happen next week? What? Nothing meaningful, but an awful lot of pointless hot air and rhetoric? Nah, thanks mate, I'm alright actually.  Tha...
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Web Curios 11/01/19

Web Curios 11/01/19 Rich Leigh
AND SO IT COMMENCES ANEW! The days and the nights and the work and the fear and the grind and the... NO! No more! ENOUGH! You don't need this! It's hard enough for you, isn't it, with the glow of the holidays naught but a distant memory and the unwelcome return to wageslavery, without me wanging on about how dreadful everything is.  Consider t...
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Web Curios 14/12/18

Web Curios 14/12/18
 YOU HAVE TO LAUGH, DON'T YOU, EH? EH??? You know what? Fcuk it, neither you nor I want to read anything about the news or the state of the world right now. It's almost Christmas, and I am  tired . I imagine you are too.  This is the last Web Curios of 2018 - in a rare moment of genuine sincerity, I'd like to say thanks to everyone w...
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Web Curios 07/12/18

Web Curios 07/12/18
Is it all going to be over on Tuesday night? Is it? CAN WE FINALLY STOP TALKING ABOUT THE FCUKING B WORD ON TUESDAY NIGHT??? 'No' is the short answer, but let's pretend we didn't hear it and instead envisage a glorious future where I open next week's final Curios of 2018 with some sort of heartwarming and genuinely optimistic shortform essay about ...
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Web Curios 30/11/18

Web Curios 30/11/18
Have you all got over the excitement of the BIG COW (not in fact a cow)? Good, thank fcuk for that, let's focus on the things that  matter .  Or, more accurately, let's focus on a whole load of largely pointless links and words - I am LATE today, so this intro is going be even more phoned in than usual. Still, rest assured that everyone e...
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Web Curios 23/11/18

Web Curios 23/11/18
Can we now officially call everyone who supports UKIP a racist, then? Is that OK? Good!  I can't be bothered to get angry about politics today, it seems (more) futile (than normal). I'm also in a hurry, so by way of preamble let me point out that it's getting very cold, that this country is in the grip of an appalling, embarrassing housing cri...
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Web Curios 16/11/18

Web Curios 16/11/18
What is it about politics that attracts the world's worst people? I mean, it's true isn't it - look at them this week, plotting and preening and self-regarding and mindwanking themselves raw on the power fantasies whilst only-just-metaphorically sh1tting all over us. Thanks, Conservatives! Thanks! Thanks everyone! I don't know if I've ever mentione...
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Web Curios 09/11/18

Web Curios 09/11/18
Well thank GOD that's all done with - the culture wars are over! AHAHAHAHAHAHA NO THEY ARE NOT THEY WILL NEVER END! As we move into a new reality, one in which the ostensibly simple fact of a press conference can usher in a spittle flecked debate about the very nature of truth, it dawned on me this week that, more than anything else, it very much f...
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Web Curios 02/11/18

Web Curios 02/11/18
I know this has been a tricky week, with all sorts of stress and pain and difficulty and quite a lot of general 'wow, everything seems really quite messy and terrible, doesn't it?'-type vibes knocking about, but, well, I have spent much of it being a digital cowboy and frankly that's been enough to ensure that I've not really spent too much time th...
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Web Curios 26/10/18

Web Curios 26/10/18
Obviously the Philip Green stuff comes as a TOTAL SHOCK, but can we not lose sight of the continuing insanity of the Saudi stuff, please? Not least the truly astonishing sight of the lovable Crown Prince openly making gags about disappearing people whilst onstage  - it's worth digging out the footage if you can find it, as the way he fist-bump...
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