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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Web Curios 31/05/19

Web Curios 31/05/19
OH HELLO! I finished a job yesterday and as a result feel GREAT - even better, I seemingly managed to leave without alienating or upsetting anyone, although that will probably change next week when they realise that I have a secret backdoor login to the website and fully intend to go and make subtle but significant alterations to all the staff biog...
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Web Curios 24/05/19

Web Curios 24/05/19
Oh God, it's going to happen, isn't it? IT'S FINALLY GOING TO HAPPEN! Hello again, by the way! I am reliably informed that everything really  is  now fixed with Imperica - thankyou, as ever, for your forebearance and patience as we once again cobbled the website back together again with sticks and sellotape and that weird gluelike substan...
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Web Curios 10/05/19

Web Curios 10/05/19
 HELLO! NORMAL SERVICE IS ONCE AGAIN RESUMED! That's right, it's ME! Not the algoversion - honest - but the REAL BOY, all flesh and sebum and mucus. ISN'T IT NICE TO HAVE ME BACK? The website should have been fixed, the mailer software should be working...all that remains is for me to finish penning this desultory excuse for an intro and hit '...
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Web Curios 26/04/19

Web Curios 26/04/19
I AM BACK HELLO DID YOU MISS ME? No, of course not, you were all too busy stuffing yourselves with confectionery and weeping over the stigmata of the risen Christ, weren't you? Typical. Have you had a good fortnight? Have you 'enjoyed' watching people getting unaccountably cross at some children asking us to maybe not fcuk up their futures? Do you ...
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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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