Another troll though the week’s interweb offerings and sadly another horrible story with which to start.
RIP Gary Speed.
Football is a tribal thing. You support your team through everything, it’s us against the world and the players who are privileged enough to pull on the jersey represent that.
Usually, the tribal nature of football means it’s hard for some fans to publicly acknowledge the skills and abilities of the opposition. Sometimes it’s hard for fans to remember that the players are human beings too.
Today this was brought home with the shocking news that Gary Speed, a very gifted and seemingly likeable footballer, apparently took his own life.
This is an incredible tale. A woman who lost the use of her legs through an accident becomes the tree time world handcycling champ. On a training run she has an another accident, REGAINS the use of legs and is now a pro cyclist
A new web movement
May I present eyebombing.com
This child may need help
(via @andrewducker) The most terrifying picture ever drawn by a 9-year-old
Voxpop of the week
I love this. The voxpop is on what is snogging, the quote of the year is at the end
They take Ikea products and turn em into something else
This might be a tad early, but came across this: Lego Christmas ornaments
I watched the Rich hall documentary on the road movie – it featured the music from Badlands which I’ve always loved, so thought I’d share it here
Yay a sequel
This is very good news from @tubefilter: Joss Whedon on ‘Dr. Horrible’ Sequel: “We Have a Bunch of Songs”
A look at how social media has revived The Muppets