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  • Webcurios 08/04/22 - Reading Time: 38 minutes Hello! Hello! Hi! Well I had a lovely week off, not least because so doing meant that I got to avoid both The Slap and April Fools (but mainly because I got to see my girlfriend and have conversations longer than 30 seconds at a time). As such, I like to think I’ve returned to…

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  • Webcurios 25/03/22 - Reading Time: 37 minutes Those of you reading Curios in the UK are still likely reeling from the staggering realisation that the Conservative chancellor who’s married to the child of a literal billionaire doesn’t perhaps give a flying fcuk about the lives of the poor! I know, I was shocked too! Those of you reading elsewhere will likely have…

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  • Webcurios 18/03/22 - Reading Time: 33 minutes Have you had a bad week? Has it been trying, grinding, wearing and soul-scouring? Do you need a pick-me-up, something to leaven the spirits and the soul, and lighten the ever-more-burdensome existential load of being made of meat here in the early days of the fag-end of human civilisation? Yeah, sorry, me too, I got…

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  • Webcurios 11/03/22 - Reading Time: 35 minutes Whilst on the one hand it’s good to see that one or two of the iffily-plutocratic Russians who’ve spent much of the past three decades effectively buying Kensington brick-by-brick are now being scrutinised, it’s also fair to say that a) this should possibly have happened a while ago; b) this doesn’t in any way remove…

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  • Webcurios 04/03/22 - Reading Time: 33 minutes Yes, well, the news, blimey. Per last week, Curios is eschewing warcommentary and warchat – you know where to get news, comment, opinion and asinine, performative takes on current affairs should you so desire them – here it’s just links and distractions til the end times come (how is the clock looking?). So instead, let…

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  • Webcurios 25/02/22 - Reading Time: 33 minutes Watching another country get invaded does rather put Dudley and Eunice into perspective, doesn’t it? Look, I have nothing to say about the war – you don’t need my opinions or lukewarm takes, not least because it’s already clear that this conflict has ushered in a whole new era of social media, an era of…

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  • Webcurios 18/02/22 - Reading Time: 34 minutes  Is that the wind, or is it the sound of a vibe shift being presaged? I promise, this is the only reference you will find in this edition of Curios to the most idiotic bit of ‘discourse’ of the week. If that reference means nothing to you, then GOOD – don’t, whatever you do, attempt…

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  • Webcurios 11/02/22 - Reading Time: 35 minutes NO DEATH THIS WEEK! Or, to be more specific, no death in my family this week (death, I am led to believe, continued happening all over the shop)! Not exactly cause for wild celebration, fine, more the sort of thing you’d hope would be the status quo, but I’ll take any reason to celebrate that I…

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  • Webcurios 04/02/22 - Reading Time: 32 minutes I know I always say this, but it really has been a long week. My grandmother died on Wednesday, and so I found myself organising a funeral in doublequicktime (36h from last-breath to oven! They don’t hang around in Italy when it comes to this sort of thing, turns out) – we’ve also had the…

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  • Webcurios 28/01/22 - Reading Time: 35 minutes Hello! Happy Friday! Welcome to another Web Curios, not the best, or most popular, or most-influential, or most-widely-read, or oddest, newsletter in the world, but I challenge anyone of you fcukers to find a longer one. FCUK THE QUALITY, FEEL THE WIDTH! Ahem. Sorry about that. It’s been something of a fraught morning as I…

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