Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread, 9th April 2012

The diving belle in Scarborough It’s that time of the week to share all the interesting and newsworthy stories that we missed during the week. Please be aware that some may be triggering, and that including an item in the round-up post just means that one of us thought it was noteworthy, not that any or all of us necessarily agree with it.

I will leave you with the original and far, far superior “I Kissed a Girl” (by Jill Sobule)

[The image is a photograph of the Diving Belle on Vincent’s Pier in Scarborough. It is a bronze sculpture of a female diver, situated next to the lighthouse and looking out to the sea. It was taken by me.]