Web Curios 14/02/20

Web Curios 14/02/20
Love is in the air! Or a virus! Or both! Whether it be Cupid or the Coronavirus that strikes you down, I hope you're preparing to step into the weekend with vim and vigour and no little spunk. It's been another week - that's pretty much the best I can say about it - but now it's time to cast aside your cares and your worries and your woes and focus...
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Web Curios 31/01/20

Web Curios 31/01/20 Alex Wilson
Are you READY? Are you PUMPED? Do you have a suitable selection of stimulants secreted about your person so that at 11pm tonight you can join in the massed, raw-throated, cord-veined chorus of RULE BRITAINNIA and get right on with the messy-but-fundamentally-necessary process of 'taking back control' via any means necessary? ARE YOU READY TO BONG F...
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Web Curios 24/01/20

Web Curios 24/01/20
Hello! Hello everyone! ARE WE ALL STILL ALIVE??? Welcome to the end of yet another week in which almost every single news item could double as the opening precis of a mid-ranking airport novel, one of those with the author's name in intimidatingly-embossed type on the cover and which you could comfortably beat a man to death with given enough effor...
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Web Curios 17/01/20

Web Curios 17/01/20
Hi everyone! Hi! Have we all returned to normal now? Worked off the Christmas pounds and returned our cheekbones to their previous razor-sharpness, sloughed off the excess of comfort and returned to fighting fitness, ready to take on everything 2020 can throw at us and more besides? No, me neither to be honest - can we all go back to the safe, slig...
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Web Curios 10/01/20

Web Curios 10/01/20
HELLO! HI! Christ, er, writing this newsletter is HARD WORK, turns out, My tendons are all aflame and I feel like...well, like I've just spent the past six and half hours typing near-solidly with only occasional breaks for tea (oh, and urine; it's not like I catheterise, I'm not  that  dedicated), which is about as delightful as you can p...
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Web Curios 06/12/19

Web Curios 06/12/19
There's something I need to tell you. It might come as something of a blow. You may want to sit down. WELCOME TO THE FINAL WEB CURIOS OF THE YEAR AND IN FACT OF THE DECADE! Yes, that's right - I would ordinarily do another one next week before turning off the internet for Christmas, but given that I'm likely to be up all night next Thursday, altern...
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Web Curios 29/11/19

Web Curios 29/11/19 Shardcore
It'll all be over in two weeks, just think of that.  AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA NO IT WON'T THIS IS JUST WHAT LIFE IS LIKE ON THE ISLAND FOREVER!!! How much more election do you think we'd able to take before we all collectively decided that normal social mores no longer applied, that the rule of law could go and fcuk itself, and we all just descended on...
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Web Curios 22/11/19

Web Curios 22/11/19
20 days left. 20 days. At least there's one less 'leader's' 'debate' to get through (both those words doing an AWFUL lot of heavy lifting this week), but otherwise this week's been largely free of positives. Although I did meet a friend who's standing as an MP (no, I don't understand either) and got to hear first-hand about the CRACK SUPPORT TEAM t...
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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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