The Assad family and Ayatollah Khamenei have instagram accounts

I find this fact rather unnerving for some reason.

On the Syrian presidency account you can find images like Asma Assad awarding a prize to a student who came top in the national science baccalaureate.


And Iran’s supreme leader posts photos like this:


Hat Tip: New Republic

By popular demand….minion videos

Dear readers,

I can take a hint as well as the next person. I can see from the Stats bit of wordpress that you are reasonably interested in my posts on sharks, teenagers, Syria, health policy and cities. However, I can see what you really want are posts about Despicable Me’s Minions. I understand and am happy to oblige.

These are some of my favourite minion videos.

Here are the minions singing the YMCA:

At the gym:

And coming face to face with an evil minion: