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

Fresh-Prince-of-Bel-AirSampling! What is it?: A brief musical history of sampling and a real interesting and in-depth doco from 1988 (featuring the Fresh Prince).

Our Supreme Leader wants the national broadcaster to be more patriotic and much, much less objective because stop hurting his feelings, guys. The People have responded accordingly (with parody Facebook pages).

Man stabs other man to death for saying poetry is not real literature. Um.

Sometimes it’s difficult for a white person to realise that not everyone is white – especially when doing yoga AND if they are skinny and the black person is not skinny (so complex!). When this happens it can cause awkward articles to be written on the internet and then much better response pieces and then awkward apologies from editors.

I just Googled ‘animals doing yoga‘ for you.

What novels tell us about memory: We are all Flauberts!

A wild beaver has been spotted in England for the first time in 800 years. 1. I did not know that they were considered extinct, 2. I’m not going to make any jokes about wild beavers.

Gladys the baby gorilla eats birthday cake for her first birthday because she is BEAUTIFUL and PERFECT. Just like cake.

Happy Friday!