Unsolicited advice; AI generated vintage toys; art from Thomas Medicus; a great data viz project; & more...

February 2023

I disappear down an AI chatbot rabbit hole and attempt to explain why I'm so troubled and annoyed by Kevin Roose's article: "A Conversation With Bing’s…
Seeking out "awe" in the everyday; Vulture Bees(!); Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell’s defaced book covers; the magic of Slime Molds; and more...

January 2023

Ideas from Oliver Burkeman; a comic from Chaz Hutton; a study which suggests the Earth's Core has stopped(!); the Wonders of Street View; Gio Swaby’s…
Is the urge to start a company caused by a brain parasite? Plus: Strange & Beautiful Google Maps Reviews; Why the Super Rich are Inevitable; Urban…

December 2022

Naming outrageous numbers; a (possibly universal) bias in human imagination; Diana Yevtukh’s embroidery; & more...

November 2022

Part two of this year's retrospective thinger.
I’ve now been sending out this fortnightly newsletter for two years, and to mark the occasion I’m once again doing a retrospective thinger.

October 2022

Art; TikTok's algorithm; Jennifer's Body; Ten Rules; a love letter to Costco; Wikipedia’s list of common misconceptions; & more...
Ah the circle of life: poopy, disco-eyed, and frequently awful.

September 2022

More thoughts on fun; the enduring allure of "Choose your own Adventure" books; Every person should have the right NOT to be pregnant (spoiler: we don't…
How the super-rich plan to escape the apocalypse of their own making; Art but make it sports; Thoughts on Bambi and death; London's most hetero…