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  • Webcurios 05/08/22 - Reading Time: 31 minutes It’s fair to say that being back in England for the first time since December has provided its fair share of culture shocks – you’re all so pale! you show so much flesh! man, you eat a lot of potato products – but, generally, I can’t tell you how nice it is to be home.…

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  • Webcurios 22/07/22 - Reading Time: 37 minutes Oh God, it is going to be Truss, isn’t it? Why must the Bad Things keep happening? Entropy, probably. Or just LIFE (yes, I know, THE SAME THING). Anyway, as another Bad Thing looms into view, so I come bearing my small, increasingly-pathetic grab-bag of words and links to hedge against the horror – see…

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  • Webcurios 15/07/22 - Reading Time: 34 minutes Well I go away for a fortnight and the world turns upside down! A scorching heatwave in the UK, Italian politics reverting very much to type, and not one but TWO significant departures to talk about. The first, That Awful Man finally (seemingly) being removed from office, is briefly-pleasing until you stop to contemplate which…

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  • Webcurios 01/07/22 - Reading Time: 37 minutes 38 degrees. 38 DEGREES. It’s not ok, is it? Look, ordinarily I would say something ‘funny’ here but, honestly, it’s too hot and I am, for a variety of reasons unconnected to Web Curios and Stuff on the Internet, having a fcuking pig of a week, and so I am just going to leave the…

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  • Webcurios 24/06/22 - Reading Time: 26 minutes HELLO! How are you? Oh, that’s right, you’re not here, are you, you fcuks, you’re either in Cannes or at Glastonbury. WELL SEE IF I CARE. (that mention of Cannes has just reminded me of a time a decade or so ago when I was still working at H+K and they were still, inexplicably, letting…

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  • Webcurios 17/06/22 - Reading Time: 30 minutes HELLO! Hot, isn’t it? I mean, that’s normal for me, but I imagine those of you currently in HEATWAVE UK will currently all be knotting damp handkerchiefs on your heads and desperately scrabbling down the back of the freezer in search of forgotten Calippos. NOW YOU KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE, JOIN ME IN MY…

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  • Webcurios 10/06/22 - Reading Time: 33 minutes Well done! You survived the jubilee! How was it for you? Are you once again replete with patriotism? Do you have any forelock left? Anyway, let’s forget about all that, it was AGES ago and this week has instead been largely occupied (in the UK at least) with that familiar, creeping sensation that I think…

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  • Webcurios 03/06/22 - Reading Time: 34 minutes Hello everyone! Hello! I’m back! Did you mi- hang on, there’s noone here. Fcuk. Yes, unfortunately I have rather screwed the timings here – I had totally forgotten that this was JUBILEE WEEKEND, and that therefore the vast majority of you (who as far as I am aware live in the UK and receive this…

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  • Webcurios 13/05/22 - Reading Time: 36 minutes Hello, Internet Fans! Hello! Are you well? Are you thriving? I do hope none of you have been burned in the great crypto crash of May 2022 and that your apes are all safe (lol). Summer is starting to kick in here in Rome, meaning that I’m once again slowly getting used to the light…

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  • Webcurios 06/05/22 - Reading Time: 34 minutes I don’t know about you, but this week I have been attempting to distract myself from The Bad Stuff by imagining what it must be like to be former tennis champion and all-round famous German Boris Becker, now doing bird in HMP Wandsworth. Do you reckon Boris is a dab hand at table tennis? Do…

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