Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Since I'm being lazy this week (now there's a shock), I'm going to do a signature ("Justinesque" according to Simon) random post today.

First up is this amazing (and gruesome) story of a death straight out of the movies. Those with a nervous disposition may not want to read about the German man killed by his pet spider and then eaten by the remainder of his tropical menagerie. Best line: "giant webs draped him, spiders were all over him. They were coming out of his nose and his mouth".

Pointless re-branding of the year: Barclays Permiership to Barclays Premier league. Why, exactly?

Interesting stuff: a tool has revealed which organisations have edited Wikipedia pages. These include the CIA, the Vatican (editing out a link alleging Gerry Adams was linked to a murder), and the Democratic Party.

Mark Steel wrote an excellent little article in today's Independent (my newspaper of choice) telling off arrogant atheists. It's nicely said; whilst I agree with a lot of what Richard Dawkins says, I can't say that I agree with his style of delivery...

And finally, isn't the new Kanye West single good? I would never have expected him to collaborate with Daft Punk, and the resulting dance-tinged hip-hop is good stuff. The Akira-inspired video (featuring Daft Punk) is quite good too.


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