Web Curios 15/11/19

Web Curios 15/11/19
HI EVERYONE! An extra special HELLO to any of you who are reading this for the first time, having taken the ill-advised decision to sign up to this as a result to me telling you to at the end of a lecture! It's been...well, it's been another week, frankly, and that's the best I can say about it. I know that reusing stuff you previously wrote&n...
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Web Curios 08/11/19

Web Curios 08/11/19
You know what? I have to say, despite my initial reluctance and general distaste for the whole thing, I've quite  enjoyed  the first week of the election. Of course, it's partly the novelty of it all, and the fact that it's all still quite fresh (ignoring, of course, the fact we've basically been being campaigned at solidly for 3 years) -...
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Web Curios 01/11/19

Web Curios 01/11/19
HABEMAS ELECTIO! See, it sounds almost like a  good  thing if you imbue it with a bit of unnecessary papal glitz (or, depending on either your Catholicism or your vintage, make it read like a spell in Harry Potter)!  Maybe it will all be FUN after all?  It won't though, will it? A few short days into the campaign proper and alre...
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Web Curios 25/10/19

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On the one hand, no one wants an election (you may think you do, but you really don't). On the other, THIS COULD BE OUR CHANCE TO ACTUALLY MAKE HIM THE LEAST-SUCCESSFUL PRIME MINISTER IN HISTORY. Of course, so doing would mean finding someone else worth voting for, which at the moment looks a touch problematic to be honest.  Yes, that's right,...
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Web Curios 18/10/19

Web Curios 18/10/19
 HERE I AM HELLO! I was meant to be in Venice this weekend, but due to Circumstances Beyond My Control I am in fact NOT in Venice! I am in my kitchen! Radio4 is on! I have been typing for approximately 6 straight hours and my fingers hurt! I should be heading towards art and culture but instead here I am in my pants, spaffing out what I w...
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Web Curios 11/10/19

Web Curios 11/10/19
Deal? No Deal? FCUK OFF EDMUNDS WE DID NOT ORDER ANY OF YOUR SH!T FROM THE COSMOS HOW MANY FCUKING TIMES!! Hm, not quite sure that a 'topical' reference to a now-defunct gameshow which hasn't been on TV for years, alluding to a man who's now more famous for his strangely obsessional crusade against a bank, is quite the sort of BOX OFFICE PROSE that...
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Web Curios 04/10/19

Web Curios 04/10/19 Rich Leigh
HELLO EVERYONE! What's happening? Does anyone have any idea? No? GREAT! For once, though, I genuinely don't care. I am about to embark upon a disgustingly lavish weekend of eating and drinking with my girlfriend, and, frankly, everything other than food, booze and the happy functioning of my gastrointestinal tract can get royally fcuked until Monda...
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Web Curios 27/09/19

Web Curios 27/09/19
HELLO I AM BACK MY GOD I HAVE MISSED YOU! I went to Spain! I saw some sun! I met an Australian millionaire who was responsible for coating one of Perth's major roads with 1000 litres of concentrated sulphuric acid a few years back! I saw young women who'd had such aggressive lip-fillers that they literally had to move their mouths with their finger...
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Web Curios 06/09/19

Web Curios 06/09/19
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I wasn't expecting this, I have to say, but as I prepare to take two weeks off (yes, that's right, I'm AWAY! You don't have to feel guilty about deleting this email without even taking a cursory looking at its contents for a whole FORTNIGHT!) I am in a weirdly cheery mood. He's fcuking it all up! Maybe it's all going to be ok! Betwe...
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Web Curios 30/08/09

Web Curios 30/08/09
Let's...let's all take a breath, shall we? It's fair to say that even by the somewhat...febrile standards of 2019, this has been quite a week. So let's focus on the positives! I did my two-hour presentation yesterday! It went ok! Apart, perhaps, from the part where I told the assembled audience of corporate communications professionals that th...
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Web Curios 23/08/19

Web Curios 23/08/19
Amidst all the triumphalism in the Tory press this morning, did anyone happen to notice Macron's body language during their joint presser yesterday? There was a point when our glorious leader was lying through his teeth about the meaning of Merkel's '30 days' line and Manu's index finger was spasming so hard against the lectern that it looked like ...
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Web Curios 16/08/19

Web Curios 16/08/19 Jonathan Henderson
HI EVERYONE! I MADE IT! Yes, despite having only had three days in which to scarf down all of the week's internet, I have somehow managed to curl out an almost-fully-formed Curios this week! Yes, OK, fine, it might be a  little  light on the miscellaneous links and videos this week, but I've made up for it with WORDS (which are the bit th...
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Web Curios 09/08/19

Web Curios 09/08/19
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE! What's that? It's  not  a happy Friday? You feel strangely anxious about the state of, well,  everything , and it feels ever-so-slightly like things might be becoming, well, perhaps a tiny bit  much ? WELCOME TO THE MODERNITY CLUB! In which every week you're entitled to a surprise FREE GIFT of HORRORNEWS, ...
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Web Curios 02/08/19

Web Curios 02/08/19
A majority of one! It could all fall apart within weeks! PLEASE GOD LET IT ALL FALL APART! It almost certainly won't, of course, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't all pray fervently just in case there is a God - if there  is,  they're definitely not a Tory.  Anyway, I usually use this preamble to complain about how everything is ter...
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Web Curios 26/07/19

Web Curios 26/07/19
Let's play a game, shall we? Which newly-appointed Junior Minister was once told in no uncertain terms that they had to stop having an affair with M**o Y*********os due to the potential reputational damage that said affair could do to the Tories? Anyway, that's enough of the politics, it's all too awful. Let us instead revel momentarily in the JOY ...
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Web Curios 19/07/19

Web Curios 19/07/19
Well, Donald might be a racist, but it looks like we're getting one of our own in next week so, well, let's not get too smug about how we're 'better than all that'. In less than seven days, barring some sort of miracle, we'll finally find out what the protocol is about moving one's mistress into No.10. GREAT! Let's not think about that, t...
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Web Curios 12/07/19

Web Curios 12/07/19
Hi! Hi! How are you? How's it going? What's new? I'LL TELL YOU WHAT'S NEW IT'S THIS EDITION OF WEB CURIOS! New and FULL OF STUFF! I've neither the time nor inclination to wax lyrical about how banjaxed everything is this week - instead let me inform you that there are some CRACKING links in the following selection, that there's an honest-to-goodnes...
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Web Curios 05/07/19

Web Curios 05/07/19
HELLO EVERYONE! How are you? Happy? Well-rested and optimistic and full of vim and vigour and spunk? No, I thought not. You're either sitting grimly looking out of the window at the lovely weather you're not enjoying because of the ceaseless demands of the capitalist trap we've created for ourselves, or you're wishing you were back in a field boshi...
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Web Curios 28/06/19

Web Curios 28/06/19
HELLO EVERYONE! I say ‘everyone’ - I imagine the vast majority of you are on Worthy Farm right now, washing last night’s MDMA out of your gums and wondering whether you might actually a bit too old for this now. I was slightly sad about not getting tickets this year - the weather’s going to be cracking, the lineup’s gr...
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Web Curios 21/06/19

Web Curios 21/06/19
Man, holidays are  good , aren't they? The sun and the sea and the swimming and the ability to read books again and not having to pretend to care about the stupid clients and the stupid job and the stupid industry that you hate and disdain and want to get as fas away from as possible and yet which you exist in some sort of queasy state of symb...
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