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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 #27: Board Games, Podcasts, And Postseason Baseball

Everything looked so calm and predictable as the weekend started. Instead, I’m off to do some last-minute travelling, but not before I share some links and articles that I enjoyed this week on the web. You can sign up to have this posted out to you every week, subscribe to the newsletter version here. You Helped My Battleship Transport Wool! There’s nothing like a good family board game at Christmas, and a big stack of them by the table during the rest of the year. So The Observer’s look at the resurgence of board games – especially the so-called ‘German’ board games that rarely pit you directly

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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 #17: Slacking, Podcasting, And Hufflepuffing

A busy week for me, travelling to San Francisco and the Valley, as well as reviewing the iPhone 6S on the launch day. I also suggested that Sam Smith should sing the Bond theme for the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest. The latter was before I heard it… it’s like Kevin McClory thought he could do a sensitive John Barry song and nobody had the heart to tell him. Right, on with the links. Slacking At XOXO I missed out in the raffle for tickets for this year’s XOXO conference in Portland this year (which would have meant even

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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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