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Trivial Posts #29: To Be Read In The Style Of Clive Anderson

A slightly delayed Trivial Posts this week, but it’s still full of the best stories, links, and articles that I’ve found online this week. You can sign up to have this posted out to you every week, subscribe to the newsletter version here. Who’s Line Was First Anyway? They might be ten-a-penny on panel shows and in comedy clubs, but when did the lust for improvised comedy start in the UK? John Dowie discovers the first giants for Chortle… Jim Sweeney and Steve: Just as the Sex Pistols had inspired a generation of kids to form bands, so Alexei Sayle inspired a load of performers

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Trivial Posts #28: The Golden Sample, Some Sapphires, and A Diamond Rio

In a week where I did a last-minute trip to New York, looked at the iPhone camera lens, and remembered the horrors of Bros’ ‘Push’ album, the internet kept me relatively sane with links and stories aplenty. Here are some of those stories. You can sign up to have this posted out to you every week, subscribe to the newsletter version here. Ken Doesn’t Need The Bros Reunion What happened to Craig Logan, the original bassist in Bros? Turns out that he’s quite happy to not be famous, but ended up with a huge career in the Music industry. Ian Burrell finds out what

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Trivial Posts #25: The Amazing, The Afraid, And The A.I.s

I thought work was going to be all about the iPhone this week. In terms of popular culture it was, but I picked up success somewhere else. And in the middle of all that, I found some fun things online… these are the Trivial Posts that kept me from falling down an Apple-filled rabbit hole. Never forget you can sign up to have this posted out to you every week, subscribe to the newsletter version here. Dah dah dah dumm DUM!! “Hum the music from Star Wars. Hum the music from James Bond. Hum the music from Harry Potter. Now hum the music from any Marvel

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Trivial Posts #13: The Gentlemen, The Borg, And The Goonies

Some more delightful ephemera from around the internet in my latest ‘Trivial Posts’ newsletter and blog post. You can always read the stories at ewanspence.co.uk, or sign up to the mailing list and I’ll send them to you directly every Monday. Honour, respect, courtesy, and manners Kris Wolfe on what makes a gentleman, and how they still apply today: He sits after she sits “…and at the table wait until she is seated, indeed wait until every lady is seated, before taking your own place” The Gentlemen’s Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness (1860). Talk show hosts continue this tradition today by waiting

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Trivial Posts #11: Killing Fifa, NPR’s Audible Secret, and Missing Decreasing Circles

In the week I move house, the internet has been a distraction – which I guess is both good and bad. Still, there’s been quite a few articles that have caught my eye, and a few Trivial Posts might be just the tea-break I need For all of you driving by the website, you can subscribe to the mailing list to get your Trivial Posts as they go online. The Archaeologist, The BBC, And Ever Decreasing Circles. Let’s start with a fascinatingly nerdy piece  from Jason Hazeley on the BBC sitcom ‘Ever Decreasing Circles’. The starting point is ‘Season 1, five episodes’, but Hazeley’s story lays

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Trivial Posts #5: Making Rent, Listening To The Fall, And Lego Diamonds

Welcome to 2015, and welcome to the first ‘Trivial Posts’ of the New Year, as I bring together and week’s worth of  interesting posts, ideas, video clips, essays, images, and anything else that catches my eye on the Internet. Don’t forget to subscribe to the mailing list so you never miss anything trivial! Living With AirBNB How many people have looked at AirBNB, looked at a spare room, and thought that it can’t be that easy? Probably a lot more people than will read Rachel Signer’s thoughts on doing just that in a New York brownstone with two other flatmates looking to reduce the rent

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