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Created 16 Apr 2020
  • “I smell vaccinated people”
    30 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 98 66
    Hi, Thanks for all the spirited debate, stories and frustrations you shared in the comments of PSA: We’ve Hit Maximum Gossip about Vaccines. As always, I’m grateful to have you here. Maybe the best me...
  • PSA: We've Hit Maximum Gossip about Vaccines
    27 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 95 178
    Hi, We’re at that part of the pandemic and vaccination cycle where many have regressed into the psyche of a 12-year-old boy: hugely insecure and confused, jostling to share gossip in order to become i...
  • I whisper to Handsome Devil Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    24 Sep 2021 • 15 min read • 87 94
    Hi, Look I’m fuming right now, absolutely livid, down in the dumps, upset, lost. I had a date at 7.30pm. It was a nice date and a nice restaurant. I had my outfit picked. I was going to whisper words ...
  • Being number 14,694 in line
    20 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 56 89
    Hello, This week the New Zealand government launched its new MIQ website, which is now the main way New Zealanders overseas can attempt to get back into their country. I mean, if you’re dying or have ...
  • Imposter Syndrome and the Urge to Poop
    19 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 167 155
    Hi, You know that thing when you walk into a dusty old bookstore and immediately need to use the bathroom? It doesn’t have to be dusty, either. I guarantee the last time you walked into a Borders, a P...
  • Nicki Minaj, Lightning Strikes & Fortress NZ
    16 Sep 2021 • 14 min read • 54 64
    Hello, Thanks for reading Has Joseph Gordon-Levitt lost his mind — I’ll have an update on that next week. This story has… expanded. As for this week, it’s been wonderfully bonkers — probably best summ...
  • Has Joseph Gordon-Levitt lost his mind
    13 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 67 70
    Just quickly — thanks to all those who offered to help out Rachel after last week’s newsletter about Colin Craig: Platforming a monster. She is appreciative, and any money from fresh Webworm annual su...
  • Platforming a Monster
    09 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 95 90
    Hi, I had an entirely different newsletter to send out today, but I just scrubbed it and wrote this, because last night I read a headline that made me yelp. “Former Conservative Party leader Colin Cra...
  • The Church of Anti-Vax doth speak unto me
    06 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 76 86
    Hi, Recently I wrote about City Impact Church in Auckland, New Zealand — a megachurch which dedicated an entire sermon (sorry, “Special Message”) to promoting anti-vax rhetoric. Peter Mortlock is head...
  • Totally Normal
    02 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 95 85
    Hi, It’s felt like a very heavy few weeks, would you agree? Here on Webworm we had the anti-vax pastor who preached an anti-vax sermon, the last IPCC climate change report, the legal letters from Dr D...
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