Web Curios 12/10/18

Web Curios 12/10/18 Gordon Hatton, CC licence
Can we all agree that noone is ever allowed to use the term '4-dimensional chess' ever again, even ironically? Good, at least we can agree on  something .  You know, one of the worst things about writing this godawful newsletterblogthing is the fact that I painted myself into a corner a few years ago by creating a sort of editorial policy...
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Web Curios 05/10/18

Web Curios 05/10/18
Were I a different type of writer, making an unsuccessful pitch for a scriptwriting gig on a mid-level Radio 4 topical comedy show, I’d probably open by making some poorly structured and slightly hackneyed gag about October’s arrival, noticing a chill in the air, and OH LOOK IT’S THE COLD WAR AGAIN. Thankfully for all of you, I am...
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Web Curios 28/09/18

Web Curios 28/09/18
​ HELLO I AM BACK DID YOU MISS ME HELLO! Don't, please, answer that; I've had a lovely fortnight off, ignoring the internet and swimming and eating sea urchin (Jesus, so much sea urchin, so many lovely gonads) and meeting excellent cats and generally horsing around, and to be honest your crushing indifference to mine and Web Curios' return might ju...
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Web Curios 07/09/18

Web Curios 07/09/18
HELLO EVERYONE I GO ON HOLIDAY TOMORROW FOR TWO WEEKS I AM SO EXCITED I MIGHT PROLAPSE! Yes, fine, I know that you personally couldn't give a flying one about my plans, but it's my blognewsletterthingy and I will open it however I like so  there . Welcome to the final Curios til 28 September, the last, wheezing gasp of Summer before we usher i...
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Web Curios 31/08/18

Web Curios 31/08/18
So, I went to Leeds. And I survived, but dear GOD am I glad it was only a day and that I am not 16 any more. WHY ARE YOU ALL TAKING SO MUCH KETAMINE, FESTIVALGOING CHILDREN OF THE UK? WHY DO YOU ALL SHOUT 'WHOOMP THERE IT IS'  EVERY TIME THE DJ DOES SOMETHING GOOD? WHY AM I SO OLD AND CONFUSED? Anyway, I felt old and baffled and basically like...
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Web Curios 24/08/18

Is he going to be impeached? IS HE? Stop getting excited, nothing's going to happen for AGES and in the meantime there's still plenty of stuff that could get worse. Don't worry, though, because over here we've finally got a plan for No Deal Brexit! It involves evertything being incredibly fcuking sh1t! But! Don't worry though! Because Jezzus is goi...
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Web Curios 17/08/18

Neville Southall Adult Baby Twitter Takeover. Take those words; taste them; roll them around your mouth and revel in their juicy savour. So rich! So DENSE!  I'm choosing to focus on the ridiculous rather than the awful in the intro this week, seeing as the past couple have been pretty frothy with fear and rage and seeing also as it's my girlfr...
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Web Curios 10/08/18

Can we all agree that whilst Boris Johnson may himself not be a racist he's spent this week behaving in a manner designed explicitly to appeal to racists and that that's not really that much better? Good! Now we've got that cleared up, let's crack on with the REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF. Given that Summer is now over (bet you wish you hadn't complained ...
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Web Curios 03/08/18

Wife-beating, justice-perverting peddler of race-hate Stephen Yaxley-Lennon is out on bail! HUZZAH FOR FREE SPEECH! I am exercising mine right now in order to call all his fans and supporters intellectually moribund racists at worst, or credulous idiots being puppeteered by actual proper fascists at best! Isn't free speech great! BUT! None of you c...
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Web Curios 27/07/18

Web Curios 27/07/18
HOT! SWEATY! DAMP! MOIST! SUPPURATING! ROTTEN! FETID! SEETHING! TURGID! All of the above - and frankly there would me more were I not, as ever, so desperately pressed for time - can be used to describe the sensation in our great capital this week as we edged ever closer to a full-on, heat-induced brainmelt.  Even worse, you've now clicked on t...
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Web Curios 20/07/18

Web Curios 20/07/18 Wendy Stone
 I...I don't know  whats  going on. Do you? Can you tell me? Can you explain? Honestly, I seem to have totally lost the run of things this week, and am utterly confused as who to believe and what to think about  anything .  Do I believe Donald? Do I believe Vlad? Do I believe T'reese, or peaky-looking Jacob, or 'funny' Bori...
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Web Curios 13/07/18

Web Curios 13/07/18
Oh Christ. What a MESS.  Look, let's focus on the positives - the kids got rescued!  What else? Eh? Oh.  Sorry everyone, I have literally NOTHING else today - it's all just TOO MUCH (and I have a lunch to get to, then theatre with a godchild, and then dinner with my girlfriend and then Fat Bob's birthday tomorrow and then, doubtless,...
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Web Curios 06/07/18

Web Curios 06/07/18
Pride! Pride in our country! Pride in Gareth's Plucky Young Lions! Pride in the idea of IT coming home (what is 'it'? Have you considered the idea that maybe the 'it' whose return you're all so joyously anticipating is, I don't know, a horrific monster borne out of irradiated Chernobyl isotopes, temporarily disguised as 'football'? HAVE YOU? I don'...
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Web Curios 29/06/18

IMG_20180203_202257 By Alex Wilson
Is it coming home? Is it staying away? Are you all being ironic? CAN ANY OF YOU EVEN TELL ANY MORE? That's right, the nation is once more labouring under a heavy dose of WORLD CUP FEVER and all of that pleasant, self-effacing, self-awareness has vanished and in its place is the purple, throbbing, swelling spectre of lovely, lovely nationalism and j...
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Web Curios 22/06/18

Web Curios 22/06/18
Hi! How are you! Still alive? GREAT! It seems a bit redundant to kick this off with some sort of tired scream about how everything is in fact terrible and frightening, so I shan't. Instead, let's focus on the good and happy stuff - the sun is shining! It's Friday! Your team may or may not still be in the football! Maybe your fantasy team is doing w...
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Web Curios 15/06/18

Web Curios 15/06/18
Another BIG step towards full dystopia this week - you don't need me to list all the reasons, but my favourite "Christ, we really  are  living in a poorly-crafted miserable future novel from the mid-1990s" moment came with this Twitter thread which, amidst all the furore over Don'n'Kim, really is worth reading . Otherwise though it's been...
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Web Curios 08/06/18

Web Curios 08/06/18
HAHAHA BORIS! HAHAHAHA DAVID! HAHAHAHA ISN'T IT FUNNY! ALL THIS INCOMPETENCE AND INFIGHTING AND BACKSTABBING AND MACHINATING AND No, it's not, is it, really? It's boring and tedious and childish. WHY IS EVERYONE - AND I MEAN SEEMINGLY EVERYONE, GLOBALLY - WHO PURSUES POLITICAL OFFICE SUCH A COMPLETE FCUKING CNUT? I mean, it's a rhetorical question ...
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Web Curios 01/06/18

Even by the standards of 2018, this has been an absolute ROLLERCOASTER of a week. A Government falls in Spain, one stumbles and maybe gets back on its feet in Italy (but if it makes it to Christmas I will personally be AMAZED), Don met Kim, a Ukrainian journalist came back from the dead, and we all continued to gawp, amazed, through our magical gla...
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Web Curios 25/05/18

Web Curios 25/05/18
Insert your own tedious joke about GDPR here (don't worry, there are a few of my own buried in the prose, I wouldn't want you to feel left out, after all).  SO HERE WE ARE AGAIN! HI EVERYONE! Another week of school shootings and failed diplomacy and a country that continues to lurch, wetly towards an uncertain and threatening future! We don't ...
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Web Curios 18/05/18

Web Curios 18/05/18
I tell you, I've been so EXCITED this week - so flapping, so beside myself, so  unnecessary! -  that I've barely been able to concentrate enough to cobble together the few hundred links needed (noone needs them, but let me lie to myself one last time) to make Curios happen. It was TOUCH AND GO, I tell you.  I imagine you're really ex...
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