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Amusements and Distractions

By popular demand, the return of Amusements and Distractions – our selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us this week. Read more »

Amusements and Distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. Woman flees bunny stampede on Japan’s Rabbit Island. Canine Detective sounds like a fun job, but really it’s all about poo. Jiff the Pomeranian has finally mastered walking on his front … Read more »

Amusements and Distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. What if you could masturbate and become smarter at the same time? You can! Sort of! Not really. But you can masturbate. A bunch of writers talking about how disgustingly awful … Read more »

Amusements and Distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. Remembering L’Wren Scott. Astronomers have found evidence of ‘inflation’, which may help advance our understanding of the universe. When you mistake a DJ night for a dastardly secret society bent on world domination … Read more »

Amusements and Distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. I suppose you’ve always wondered what a pregnant bat looks like when it’s having an ultrasound. Alissa Nutting’s Tampa has won the Academy of British Cover Design’s award for best literary … Read more »

Amusements and Distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us.  Well the Oscars happened and the essential things you need to know are: Jennifer Lawrence fell over again (OF COURSE SHE DID). Lupita Nyong’o is the new Jennifer Lawrence. She is … Read more »

Amusements and Distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. The world’s preeminent Pixar conspiracy theorist has formulated a mind-blowing new theory about Toy Story. Read more »

Amusements and Distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. The city of Detroit is offering free houses for writers. Science is hard, but Alan Alda is challenging scientists to explain tricky concepts so that children (and the rest of us) can understand them. … Read more »

Amusements and Distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. Happy Winter Olympics! George Orwell did not approve of international sports competitions. Zadie Smith has written an impassioned plea for the release of women refugees in UK detention centres, with some clear parallels to … Read more »

Amusements and Distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. Sometimes, politics aside, it is tiring looking at our Prime Minister’s face all the time. You know what’s never tiring to look at? Kittens. It’s Black History month in the USA. This … Read more »