Thanks to this, it spun out the Daily WTF story that tickled my fancy enough to pass it onto Bernard Hickey at interest.co.nz. Bang. Instant zeitgeist. Bernard's right about the uncertain veracity. I didn't bother looking for corroboration. I didn't even know if Æxecor was for real, let alone the story. I hoped it was true and that seemed good enough.
Same goes for this clip from YouTube, delivered via Google Recommendations:
Like the 28,000 tonnes of coal story, it would be intriguing if it was true. Who knows.
*THIS IS NOT FAKE* LOOK AT THIS CLICK ON THIS LINK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRBo15xjobk (ORIGINAL FOOTAGE) JUST RELEASED REMARKABLE FOOTAGE OF SHUTTLE MISSION STS-126,NOVEMBER 20TH 2008. 6 DAYS INTO MISSION AND 2 UFOS EMERGE FROM EARTH AND HAVE A GOOD LOOK AT THE SPACE SHUTTLE WHILST IT IS
Definitely for real is this CCTV footage of a meteor strike in South Africa. I had somehow overlooked George Monbiot's column in the Guardian regarding Canada's awful oil sands, but GR had it down. Then there's GR pointing to Now THIS is a LAN Party via Gizmodo Australia, Fifth Gear doing a loop the loop like an old Hot Wheels kit, and Good's nice infographic on US causes of death by age, gender and ethnicity.
Other bits of gossip included Eric Prince, head of fundamentalist mercenary group Blackwater has been a CIA spook up until, like, two months ago. Jesus fucking wept. Or how about The Dude explaining how the Iron Man movie had no script, and was nutted out on a day to day basis.
Well done Goodger & co. I'm hooked.