Web Curios 31/07/20

Web Curios 31/07/20
Well  that  was a fortni...actually, no, fcuk it, I can't be bothered.  IT'S ALL OVER. I wrote my first Web Curios for Imperica on 8 February 2013, a few short months after binning off a reasonably-good job with an email that, even now, is the single piece of writing that people most remember me for and, in all likelihood, the only o...
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Web Curios 17/07/20

Web Curios 17/07/20
Blah blah blah week blah blah blah.  We have some HOUSEKEEPING to take care of. Point the first: I am off next week due to having STUFF TO DO that is going to keep me offline for two whole days (unconscionable, I know). You will have to find a way of consoling yourselves in my absence; I am told PCP is 'similarly engaging'. Point the second: t...
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Web Curios 10/07/20

Web Curios 10/07/20
CAN EVERYONE STOP SHOUTING AT EACH OTHER PLEASE?  Sorry, I appreciate that typing that in all caps does rather render me a crushing hypocrite, but, well, really. Could we all just please be quiet please and accept the fact that the overriding principle of life ought to be something along the lines of 'do not be a cnut' and that as long as...
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Web Curios 03/07/20

Web Curios 03/07/20
ARE YOU ALL READY???? It feels a little bit like that moment at the start of Gladiators where that little bloke is doing his rolling Rs and getting the crowd all gee'd up, and the current crop of pituitary meatheads are all pawing at the ground and flexing their lumps in anticipation as they look forward to TAKING DOWN the latest foolish civvies wh...
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Web Curios 26/06/20

Web Curios 26/06/20 Oxyman / Wikimedia
It is TOO HOT and I am slightly hungover and, honestly, all I want to do is get into a bed made of ice and possibly never wake up.  Because I'm  really fcuking nice , though - or, alternatively, because writing this rubbish has now become the sort of weekly compulsion that I couldn't stop even if I tried - I still got up at 6am to type al...
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Web Curios 19/06/20

Web Curios 19/06/20
Has the optimism persisted, I know you're all dying to know? Is Web Curios once again going to be suffused with the sunny glow of potentially-better-tomorrow? Yeah, why not?! Come on, it's Friday and I've spent the vast majority of the week at a point of just-simmering rage at the seeming incompetence of almost everyone I'm forced to deal with prof...
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Web Curios 12/06/20

Web Curios 12/06/20
I can't speak for you, but I feel almost optimistic this week. It does feel a  bit  like there might be change happening - and, unusually for the past few years, it doesn't feel like the sort of change that's going to have us whimpering in terror! Yes, obviously this is all very previous and obviously nothing has actually practically...
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Web Curios 05/06/20

Web Curios 05/06/20 Julian Osley, CC
Look, it's been a hell of a week and I'm not convinced that anything I have anything to say uptop that isn't addressed in the links or that hasn't been articulated, better, by loads of other people already; there's also the slight sense that everyone white person who works in advermarketingpr and who writes a blognewsletteremailthing (so, er, 99% o...
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Web Curios 29/05/20

Web Curios 29/05/20
Jesus,  that  was a week. It started with a national feeding frenzy over the minutiae of a series of car journeys, mutated into one of the biggest 'fcuk you's I can remember seeing a government giving an electorate since basically Italy in the 80s and 90s (and, er, 00s), segued into another series of demonstrations of how horrificall...
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Web Curios 22/05/20

Web Curios 22/05/20
How are we? I mean, how are we all  really ? I'll start - I'm...I'm quite  tired  of this, I think it's fair to say, and it's starting to make me fray at the edges slightly. I was approximately 15 seconds away from committing professional suicide on a client call yesterday; it was honestly so, so tempting to interrupt the people brie...
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Web Curios 15/05/20

Web Curios 15/05/20
Gah! I am late, and, look, it's nice outside and now that it's ok to be outside - OR IS IT? - and go to the park and shout at someone I know from a distance of 2m - IS IT THOUGH? IS IT??? - then that's what I think I am going to do.  I am Matt, this is Web Curios, you know what to do by now (but don't do that; why not change the habit of a lif...
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Web Curios 08/05/20

Web Curios 08/05/20
It's almost over! We're almost free! Summer is here!  It's not almost over! Shut up with your chat! NO TOUCHING OR FRATERNISING! I don't know about you, but I don't know who  believe - the famously trustworthy and reliable gentleman currently in charge of the country, the simillarly reliable tabloid and right-wing press...It's all so tric...
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Web Curios 01/05/20

Web Curios 01/05/20
Hi everyone! Hi! How are we all? An uncessary question, obviously, for we are all ecstatic at the news that our Prime Minister has managed to not only cheat death at the hands of the pandemic, but, equally, SPAWN ANOTHER JOHNSON! To the...indeterminate extant ranks of the brood, then, we can welcome whatever the fcuk they end up calling the poor ki...
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Web Curios 24/04/20

Web Curios 24/04/20
Oh Christ, I've gone long again.  Look, there are too many words coming up, so I'll keep the intro short. Everything's still weird, we're still mostly inside, neither the girfriend or the cat have so-far attempted to kill me (or if they have they've been  spectacularly subtle about it)...it is what it is.  I hope you're ok and not to...
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Web Curios 17/04/20

Web Curios 17/04/20
This is all quite  long,  isn't it? HELLO EVERYONE ARE WE STILL HAVING FUN? Ready for another three (ahahahaha) weeks of this? GREAT! I know that obviously it's not possible to gain any sort of accurate impression of This Fcuking World We Live In via the medium of spending all one's waking time on the web, but, if I were attempt to offer ...
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Web Curios 10/04/20

Web Curios 10/04/20
Ordinarily I don't do these on Good Friday, what with the fact that, in my head at least, the only audience for Curios is people so terminally-bored at work that they'll deign to read even  this  poorly-birthed mess of stuff if it means that the time in front of the Powerpoint will pass quicker. This year, though, given noone has any idea...
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Web Curios 03/04/20

Web Curios 03/04/20
Jesus, even by my standards that was a big one.  I am spent - seriously, I have been typing almost solidly since 640am and my fingers and my back hurt and I can't imagine for one second that any of you woke up this morning thinking "Yes, I really can't  wait  to hear Matt's tediously-cynical meanderings about The Current Situation In...
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Web Curios 27/03/20

Web Curios 27/03/20
It's...it's ok, this quarantine lark. The only major downside so far was seeing a naked man performatively-masturbating for his phone the other day, but such is the packed-together nature of urban living in That London (it was almost touching how long he spent getting the angle  exactly right ) (look, you would have watched too, ok?); otherwis...
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Web Curios 20/03/20

Web Curios 20/03/20
I subscribe to a lot of newsletters, and one thing all of us content monkeys have in common is we  all  hate writing this upfront bit. This week it's... uniquely  hard. Obviously Web Curios is a deeply cynical, miserable and ennui-soaked mess of my own neuroses and deficiencies as a human, but, just for once, let me try and be positi...
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Web Curios 13/03/20

Web Curios 13/03/20
Well.  That  escalated quickly!  Look, I know fcuk all about disease, transmission, virii, epidemics or any of this stuff so fear not, I'm not about to tell you What I Think about all this. Think of me instead as some sort of diligent support worker, toiling away in the content mines to bring you fresh nuggets of webspaff (globules, ...
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