Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. 

The election’s been, and we’ve all slept off our hangovers – bring on the mix tape. And make sure to watch Van Badham’s inspiring call to arms.

The real David Stratton is great, and the fake @DavidStratton9 is great too, but the real David Stratton on the fake David Stratton is the best.

McSweeney’s writing advice, providing us with dangerous ideas like dog shorts.

There’s a ‘Goldilocks’ level of noise that boosts creativity, and you can synthesise it in your study.

Many people have a to-be-read pile, but apparently many also just don’t bother and are fibbers.

And while we’re at it, why read all of Middlemarch when you can get the emoji version?

As if we need convincing of the benefits of owning Hedwig, Falcor, or any of their fictional-pet kin, these guys have some pretty persuasive arguments.

Lastly, watch your back because snakes are clawing their way up the evolutionary chain.