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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 #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 #12: Belgium Pranks France, As Cthulhu Pranks Copyright

A slightly shorter burst of Trivial Posts this week, coming as it does in the week where I moved house (goodbye renting, welcome to somewhere that I own). Still, I needed some distracting, and this is what caught my eye online this week. As always, subscribe to the mailing list to never miss any of my weekly Trivial Posts. Belgium Pranks The French With Waterloo Coin Belgium asks for a commemorative Waterloo two euro coin. France vetoes the idea. Belgium finds loophole in the treaties and mints a commemorative Waterloo coin… for two Euros fifty cents. …three months ago, Belgium proposed the introduction of a commemorative Waterloo

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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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Trivial Posts: The Debut Edition

Right then, let’s try a little something here. Since I had my ‘what is this blog for’ discussion a year or two ago, it’s been a place for links, thoughts, and fun things that I want to keep track of personally… and there seems to be an audience for it. But it’s been a bit haphazard of late. So in a vain way to try and put some structure in place, and to experiment with email newsletters and regular digests, here’s the first day of ‘Trivial Posts’. (Personally I blame James Whatley). Nine Flawed Christmas Baubles Of The Solar System Just because Pluto pretended to be a

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