Digital Digest: 09/05/2011
The Best Of The Web
Monday 09 May 2011
Cadbury's takes its clothes off
First there was a gorilla playing drums to a Phil Collins tune, then two pneumatically-eye-browed children dancing...
Cadbury's lastest post-modern wheeze to sell its chocolate features an enlivened shirt, suit and blouse dancing around a charity shop to the strains of Jermaine Stewart's Eighties hit, "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off".
The long jaws of the law
Seeing a police car in your rear-view mirror is never the happiest experience, but few of us would go as far as this alligator did in Florida. On meeting the police car, the 'gator decided to clamp his ample nashers around the vehicle's front bumper. The officers had to reverse down the road to try and declamp the animal before a trapper was called.
Zuckerberg's social rooms
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has bought a new home. Not just any old home, judging from these photos retrieved by Gawker from the website of a Palo Alto estate agent (rather than MZ's Facebook wall). The bathrooms come with heated floors and the garden has its own entertainment pavilion, spa and pool.
Hoe soon is now?
Gardening: a pursuit of the retired, the outdoorsy, the practical. But the techy? Modern gardening isn't all shears and rose-clippers. This New York Times piece points to a range of recent innovations that have given the hobby a 21st century makeover with robotic mowers and smart plant pots.
One of the most acclaimed film to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Martha Marcy May Marlene stars Elizabeth Olsen as a disturbed young woman who has just escaped from a cult. When she moves in with her sister, it becomes clear that she is haunted by her past.
Any blog entitled Animals With Stuffed Animals is destined to be a viral hit. Naturally, this is a blog featuring nothing but reader-submitted pictures of cute animals cuddling their cute stuffed toys; from a raccoon with its teddy bear to a labrador puppy with a mini Babar the Elephant. Very cute.
Popcorn in a wok
Forget posh crisps. These days it's all about gourmet popcorn. Why not try making some yourself at home? Thanks to this handy video from the foodies at Chow.com, you can learn how to turn your wok from a stir-fry staple into a popcorn-popper. You'll save yourself a fortune at the cinema, too.
Life & Style blogs
Husband creates spreadsheet detailing wife's 'excuses' for turning down sex
The Last of Us: Ashley Johnson says she would play Ellie in a sequel
UK police to start seizing drivers' mobile phones after all crashes
Is Ebola coming to Britain? UK health officials issue warning to doctors as outbreak fears grow
Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and me: How Olivier Rousteing is revitalising the house of Balmain
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
- 5 Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star dies at age 45
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