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

The Kyle and Jackie O show is coming to an end. I can hear the children singing.

alliebroshAllie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half book is finally here! Put it on your Christmas Demands list.

You know what else is finally here? The 2013 Best Microscopic Photography Competition winners.

What a week it’s been for white male British comedians and open letters. After his interview with Jeremy Paxman went viral, Russell Brand wrote a thing in the New Statesman about revolution. Peep Show‘s Robert Webb responded to Russell’s thing with his own thing in the New Statesman. Meanwhile in The Guardian, David Mitchell (also from Peep Show) wrote a thing about freedom of the press, to which Steve Coogan responded with his own thing that was quite snippy, to which David responded to Steve. That’ll do pig, that’ll do.

Learn to understand your dog’s moods by its waggly tail.

I saw about fifty people in Day of the Dead/sugar skull makeup yesterday so it’s either a really big music video being filmed all around me or it’s Halloween. Here is a creepy and wonderful webcomic by Emily Carroll to celebrate.

Try not to appropriate any cultures this festive season.

This Radio National show about Indigenous ghost stories is spooky and you’ll learn stuff.

And just in case you were wondering, SARS came from bats.

Happy Friday!