Morning Cup of Links: Cheating on Summer Reading

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Miss Cellania is on vacation, so I’ll be filling in this week. Enjoy!

When a high schooler used Yahoo! Answers to basically ask for someone to complete her summer reading assignment for her, the author of the book in question replied.
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The trailer for the new Great Expectations movie has hit the internet.
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Watch Ayn Rand sit down with Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show in 1967.
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The Guardian interviewed Herman Melville's great-great-great-granddaughter, the author Liza Klaussmann, who said about reading Moby-Dick: "I thought: where was your editor in all this?"
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Personally, I love this emerging trend of matching one's outfit and accessories to a book. First came Matchbook, which pairs bikinis with books; this month, Huffington Post paired dresses with high school required reading and backpacks with children's books.
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Did you know that the Beatles albums that were released in the U.S. back in the day were not the same carefully crafted albums that were released in the UK?
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To celebrate Julia Child's 100th birthday, PBS released an autotuned remix of her cooking shows.
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Miguel Aragon, Mark Subbarao, and Alex Szalay created an amazing "fly through the universe" animation using data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
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For years, this network of tunnels under the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip was used to smuggle weapons, goods, even cows.
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One last Olympics link: the first Twitter Olympics by the numbers. There were approximately 150 million tweets about the Olympics; there are an estimated 140 million active Twitter users.

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August 15, 2012 - 1:05am
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