Webworm with David Farrier

David Farrier
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Created 16 Apr 2020
  • Is It Possible to Accidentally Send Your **** to Your *** Like in Last Night's Succession?
    06 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 16 32
    Hi, So if you’ve been following Succession, a scene in last night’s episode would have rocked you to your very core. The scene that took place was an absolute shocker. An act so awful it saw many fans...
  • The schadenfreude of anti-vaxxer deaths
    05 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 83 147
    Hi, Thanks for reading When an Advertising Watchdog Chases its Tail last week, about how New Zealand’s Advertising Standards Authority had essentially given the tick to a bunch of anti-vax, anti-mask ...
  • When an advertising watchdog chases its tail
    01 Dec 2021 • 8 min read • 63 85
    Hi, Covid continues to travel around New Zealand, and yes — people are dying. A tribute posted online The sad thing with that particular case is that prior to passing way from Covid, Rex went down an ...
  • Webworm tee & tote: Henrietta Harris edition
    29 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 32 20
    Hi, I really loved your feedback to last week’s An Ode to Netiquette — so at the end of today’s newsletter I’m gonna include some of my favourite stories from you. Now — onto this collaboration with H...
  • Totally Normal III: Having a Nervous Breakdown Online
    28 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 84 48
    Hi, Another month has rolled by, which means it’s time for another edition of Totally Normal — an unhinged summary of the last month of the internet, written by my friend Tony Stamp. Before I throw yo...
  • An Ode to Netiquette
    25 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 165 162
    Hi, I’ve been moving house this week: packing boxes, throwing clothes into bags, ferrying things across town in feral traffic. As you may already know, I accidentally became marooned in America a litt...
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses: going beyond the doorstep convo
    21 Nov 2021 • 12 min read • 50 60
    Hi, Something I didn’t expect during this pandemic was for Jehovah’s Witnesses to come out as pro-vax. Jehovah’s Witnesses are not opposed to vaccination. We view vaccination as a personal decision fo...
  • Going beyond the doorstep convo: Part II
    21 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 16 3
    Hi, This is part II in a series — so please make sure you caught part I first! David Part II: The Media After sowing suspicion toward all contrary opinions, Splane narrows his sights toward the media....
  • The Strokes played a cryptocurrency party
    18 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 48 91
    Hi, Today’s newsletter brings me very little joy to write, but as a bunch of nerds raised $40 million (and counting) in under a week to buy (and possibly burn) a copy of the American Constitution, the...
  • “I've been on the run since 2014. I try & keep myself a moving target”
    15 Nov 2021 • 12 min read • 48 133
    Hi, Hope the weekend went well. I had a blast reading your stories under my secret societies newsletter. Especially loved this from Steff: “In university I won a ‘Freemason’s Scholarship’, which is hi...
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