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  • Webcurios 01/12/23 - Reading Time: 32 minutes JESUS IT’S FREEZING. Or at least it is in London – I have no idea if it’s balmy and tropical where you are, and frankly I don’t care. POOR MATTY’S COLD. Which is why this intro’s going to be short and sweet – I want to get this done so I can go and sit…

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  • Webcurios 24/11/23 - Reading Time: 30 minutes ONE MONTH TO GO! ONE MONTH TO GO! Of course, if you’re in North America right now you’ll already be in the middle of an extended period of having a bad time with people you don’t like who you’re nevertheless compelled to spend time with by accidents of birth, but for the rest of us…

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  • Webcurios 17/11/23 - Reading Time: 36 minutes Hello everyone! Hello! Normal service is once again resumed after last week’s minor, prose-free aberration – thanks for your patience and for the fact that the vast majority of you managed to resist the temptation to email me with a pithy ‘it was better without the words, you cnut’ message. Anyway, I am once again…

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  • (A Weird Sort Of) Web Curios 10/11/23 - Reading Time: 2 minutes HELLO! HELLO EVERYONE! This week we’re doing things slightly differently (or at least I am – I presume that the vast majority of you will just ignore this newsletterblogtypething as you ordinarily do) – HOW EXCITING! I mean, look, it’s probably not VERY exciting, but I’ve been forced into a slight change of format this…

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  • Webcurios 03/11/23 - Reading Time: 36 minutes NO MORE JOBS! WE WILL NEVER WORK AGAIN! Except, sadly, that’s in the future and noone has quite worked out what happens between the here and now and the ‘magical, tech-greased future’. Still, let’s not worry about that too hard – let’s focus on the Terminator sh1t instead! (as an aside, it’s been interesting to…

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  • Webcurios 27/10/23 - Reading Time: 36 minutes HELLO EVERYONE HELLO! In a departure from recent weeks I am not going to open by talking about how everything is terrible (HAPPY NOW ADAM?!) – instead, I am going to recommend a play to you, should you be in a position to be able to get to a theatre in London in the next month,…

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  • Webcurios 20/10/23 - Reading Time: 39 minutes It does rather feel, doesn’t it, looking at the world over the past few weeks and indeed for much of the past couple of decades, that much of recent history has been, well, a mistake. Can we do it all again, please, but different? HELLO HOW ARE WE ALL DOING? Is everything colossal and jagged…

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  • Webcurios 13/10/23 - Reading Time: 35 minutes Well, fcuk. I obviously have no idea who reads Web Curios, but it seems reasonable to assume that some of you are Jewish – I hope your families and friends and loved ones are ok. It’s less likely that any of you are Palestinians, I think, but in case any of you are then I…

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  • Webcurios 29/09/23 - Reading Time: 34 minutes Trains! Misogyny! Hateful rhetoric about immigration! The risible lolfest that is Liberal Democrat Party Conference! Unauthorised tree surgery! WHAT A WEEK! There, that’s you all caught up with the stuff in the ‘real’ world! Now it’s time to focus on the weird internet ephemera, of which there is a BUMPER CROP – which is fortunate…

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  • Webcurios 22/09/23 - Reading Time: 34 minutes I was going to try and write the intro in the style of Russell Brand this week as a sort of ‘topical’ riff, but then I realised that a) that wouldn’t actually be funny in the slightest given the horrible stuff he’s alleged to have done; and b) that the rest of Curios is already…

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