Thursday, June 13, 2013

Did you read about Guantanamo Bay, the NSA, and the Replacements?

Posted By on 06.13.13 at 11:20 AM

The cover of Let it Be (please let them play all of it)
  • The cover of Let it Be (please let them play all of it)
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• About the insane infrastructure the NSA is continuing to develop in preparation for the coming cyberapocalypse? Sam Worley

• That the Supreme Court ruled that you can't patent a human gene? Mick Dumke

• About the prisoner library at Guantanamo Bay? Aimee Levitt

• NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner getting his ass handed to him by a couple of Times reporters? Sam Worley

• This essay by a feminist philosopher exploring the ethics of "forced fatherhood"? ("If a man accidentally conceives a child with a woman, and does not want to raise the child with her, what are his choices?") Kate Schmidt

• That residents of Bridgeport say they're seeing a huge increase in snakes, and they don't mean elected officials? Mick Dumke

• About how the hierarchy of TV dramas really works? Aimee Levitt

• That a recent study finds that the number of happy faces on Lego toy minifigures has been decreasing since the 1990s? ("In a study of 3,655 figures produced between 1975 and 2010, Dr. Christoph Bartneck, a robot expert at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, said the manufacturer appeared to be moving towards more conflict-based themes in its toys.") Ben Sachs

• That some band called the Replacements just reunited? Leor Galil

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