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Caffeinated Links: Literary Dating Profiles, Needle Free Vaccines, Radio Play

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Ever-awesome Buzzfeed has a genuinely hilarious post on if famous literary icons had dating profiles. Toni Morrison, Emily Dickinson, J.K. Rowling and more. RT 

The Shiznit redid all the year’s top movie posters with increased accuracy. 12 Years a Slave is now White Guilt: The Movie. RT

This seems very much needed -a needle-free vaccine patch that’s safer and way cheaper, as explained by a TED video RT

Radio stations are apparently phasing out new music altogether in a bid to stay alive, and it’s impacting artists –

“Veteran radio promoter Richard Palmese said he tells programmers they should spin a new song at least 150 times during peak listening hours—basically rush hours—before they draw any conclusions about whether fans like it or not, since many songs take time to grow on people.

But that can be a hard sell. When Mr. Palmese first asked Top-40 stations to play The Lumineers’ acoustic-guitar-driven single “Ho Hey” in 2012, for example, many responded incredulously, making jokes along the lines of: “What are you giving me, a Peter, Paul and Mary record?” RT 

Caffeinated Links: James Rhodes, Tim Tebow, Saeed Abedini, The State of Music 2013

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James Rhodes: Find What You Love and Let it Kill You. What if, rather than paying £70 a month for a gym membership that delights in making you feel fat, guilty and a world away from the man your wife married you bought a few blank canvases and some paints and spent time each day painting your version of “I love you” until you realized that any woman worth keeping would jump you then and there just for that, despite your lack of a six-pack?” (RT The Guardian)

Noisy Courtship, Quiet Breakup: Jets Dump Tebow. “Tebow, to a degree, is not exempt from culpability. It was he, after all, who chose to accept the trade to the Jets rather than play for Jacksonville, where he was reared. But Tebow could not have predicted what awaited him in New York. The former special-teams coordinator Mike Westhoff, in a memorable radio interview after the season, called the Jets’ mishandling of Tebow “a mess, it was an absolute mess.” (RT NYT)

Update on Save Saeed: Letter Says Iran Release Depends on Abedini Renouncing Faith.”In a letter obtained by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), Abedini—a U.S. citizen of Iranian descent—wrote that he was told by Iranian prison officials, “Deny your faith in Jesus Christ and return to Islam or else you will not be released from prison. We will make sure you are kept here even after your 8 year sentence is finished” (RT Christianity Today)

The State of Music 2013. “Everything is getting so niche-market and pulling us apart. You don’t have to listen to what everybody else listens to. You can find your own thing. If your thing is tribal beats, you can listen to tribal beats all the time, and it doesn’t matter whether or not the radio plays it.” (RT Relevant)

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