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1. Father pens his own beautiful obituary.
A father in the US has penned his own touching obituary, in which he humorously takes credit for being Spiderman.
His obituary, which was published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune today, facetiously claims he died “after complications from a radioactive spider bite that led to years of crimefighting and a years long battle with a nefarious criminal named cancer”.
“Civilians will recognise him best as Spider-man,” the obituary reads. “Aaron was known for his long, entertaining stories, which he loved to repeat often.”
McInerny and Purmort met in 2006, got together in 2010, and married in 2011.
Their baby boy, Ralphie, was born in January 2013.
McInerny wrote on her blog: “Before purmort died, we had time to sit down and write his obituary. I’ve never laughed and cried more in one sitting, but I’m so glad we got to do this.
“I love this man so damn much.”
2. Rupert Murdoch in a Twitter spat over Egypt.
Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch has found himself in the middle of a Twitter feud with some of his 535,000 followers over remarks deemed “racist” by some critics.
The Age reports the 83-year-old media baron tweeted in defence of his latest box-office flick, Exodus: Gods and Kings, after critics slammed it for trying to “redefine history.”