Morning Cup of Links: The Star Trek Pie-Eating Contest

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Amidst a serious discussion on every detail of the latest episode of Breaking Bad, there's an animation of Badger and Skinny Pete's Star Trek fan fiction pie-eating contest.
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13 stars (and one director) who refused to promote their own movies. If one must choose between obligation and reputation, it's best if you already have a reputation and a decent bank balance.
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Over-the-Top Pole Vault Celebrations. The best can acknowledge success before they even land.
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Neil Hilburn tells what it's like to fall in love while suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. His slam poetry performance will make you laugh, but then tear up a little.
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Some of the world’s most brilliantly decorated stairs. It makes them almost worth climbing.
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George Orwell’s Letter on Why He Wrote 1984. He saw the rise of totalitarianism, but understood the pragmatism of choosing the lesser of two evils.
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It's back to school time, and you might be able to relate to one of these lists: 17 Signs You’re Leaving For College Soon and 25 Deeply Painful Ph.D. Student Problems (Besides Your Thesis).
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The dark side of the love hormone. Deep chemical love can lead to an equally deep chemical heartbreak.
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The Lion of Gripsholm Castle. Bad taxidermy from the 18th century leads to a 21st-century internet meme.

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