Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Hitler’s British Girl

Dug this out after the last of the Mitford sisters died last week. Fascinating stuff.

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✩ Want You To Know: Title TK

Monday Monday It's a Bank Holiday, so a few less links than usual Firstly, dear reader, be not afraid, your 100 million pounds per annum of Sriracha sauce is secure. In not-really-news, print editions of newspapers are still screwed. Amazing … Continue reading

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✩ Want You To Know: Let’s Twist Again

Hola, folks After a break for the month of May, this newsletter is back! Here’s a quick roundup of what happened on the Internets in May that was of vague to mild interest. The Atlantic wrote a eulogy for Twitter. … Continue reading

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This.

Handily the most prescient vision of the future I've ever seen: pic.twitter.com/lI9GxEZk6k From a German magazine c. 1930. Via @mrkocnnll — Kathryn Schulz (@kathrynschulz) April 27, 2014

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☆ Want You To Know: More Cats Than Expected

Somehow, this ended up with much more feline involvement than originally planned. Guaranteed not to happen again until at least some time next week. Well Played, Metro, Well Played Medical first as cats are found to pass TB on to … Continue reading

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☆ Want You To Know: Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

Smoke Fairies Listen to this. Because it's damn good. Vapid Seems we're now selling one of the most powerful known natural toxins over the counter, mostly unregulated. In packaging that's attractive to children for good measure. Poison centres are issuing … Continue reading

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☆ Want You To Know: Reality TV Revelations?

An article widely circulated recently was billed as being revelatory. The big reveal was that a generous proportion of reality TV is actually scripted. Had this genuinely not occurred to a lot of people before now? It’s decades since The … Continue reading

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Weekend edition

Video menagerie: Magic for dogs. Molting tarantula. Puzzled penguins. Whilst mostly ignoring all the media brouhaha about flight MH370, I found this piece fascinating. There’s remote and then there’s remote. “There are two bicycles to ride, a soccer field and … Continue reading

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So Today This Happened

Tony Benn passed away. The Twitter hive-mind reacts by repeatedly posting his “Five questions” quote. How many of these people actually intend to ask awkward questions of power? In addition, most media outlets lauded Benn for sticking to his principles … Continue reading

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