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  • Webcurios 01/10/21 - Reading Time: 34 minutes It has been a long week, and a touch on the emotionally draining side. I’m wrung out from the horrors of coping with Italian bureaucracy – who knew that ‘incorrectly stapled documents’ could be a potentially insurmountable barrier to a citizenship application? NO FCUKER! – and, honestly, it’s all I can do to pen a…

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  • Webcurios 24/09/21 - Reading Time: 36 minutes A NEW TUBE LINE! Or at least there is for those of you in London; in Rome, the tube doesn’t get to where I live because of the trifling matter of there being 2,000 year-old pottery fragments everywhere which tend to slow the development of the underground network somewhat. Still, I’m happy for you! No,…

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  • Webcurios 17/09/21 - Reading Time: 31 minutes Gah! I am late! Not with Curios, you understand, but for a train – I need to be showered and dressed and OUT and here I am still writing the intro O WOE IS ME! So anyway, while I scrabble about and attempt to pack an overnight bag why don’t YOU make yourself comfortable and…

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  • Webcurios 10/09/21 - Reading Time: 34 minutes Have you pre-ordered your ZuckerBans yet? Will you be rushing to don a pair of shiny, branded surveillance specs with which to better CREATE and through which you can enable your fans, followers, friends and family (delete as applicable, or alternatively come up with an entirely new word for the odd combination of all four…

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  • Webcurios 03/09/21 - Reading Time: 32 minutes HELLO EVERYONE HAPPY FRIDAY! It’s been a GOOD WEEK! ABBA are coming back, and the Italian immigration services finally got back to me after 3 months (if you ever fancy a cushy life, try getting a job as a civil servant in Italy where there is seemingly no obligation that you do your job competently,…

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  • Webcurios 27/08/21 - Reading Time: 37 minutes HAPPY PARALYMPICS EVERYONE! Yes, given how terribly everything else seems to be going this week, let’s focus on the positives shall we? How have you been? My past seven days have largely been characterised by immigration-related panic and the feeling that, even by the standards of modernity, stuff is happening at a pace that is…

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  • Webcurios 20/08/21 - Reading Time: 35 minutes HELLO I AM BACK HELLO! Well wasn’t that a three weeks? What was your favourite bit? The ‘realising we’ve really, really fcuked things, planet-wise’ bit, or the ‘realising we’ve really, really fcuked things, Afghanistan-wise’ bit? Hard to choose! My favourite bit of the Curio-less weeks just gone was neither of those – it was instead…

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  • Webcurios 30/07/21 - Reading Time: 32 minutes I don’t know about all of you, but I am absolutely destroyed by the Olympics this year. Whether it’s a side-effect of The Year We’ve All Just Had(™) or the fact that, as I age and inch closer to the grave, the youthful athleticism of the contestants is so wonderful and fresh and…so…distinct from my…

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  • Webcurios 23/07/21 - Reading Time: 31 minutes It’s been a real week for dreadful cnuts, hasn’t it? Cummings and Johnson and Bezos and Coren and and and and and. Let’s ignore them, shall we, and focus on BETTER things – things such as INTERESTING LINKS FROM THE WEB! Yes, that’s right, another week’s rolled around and in so doing has managed to…

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  • Webcurios 16/07/21 - Reading Time: 32 minutes Well, thank God all that’s over and done with and we can all move on with our lives. Briefly, though, on The Football (or more particularly, the bits before and after the football) – WOW does English drinking culture look weird from the outside! Honestly, I watched the Italian 8pm news before the game on…

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