Reading While Eating for October 14: Optimism, Pessimism and Snooki

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An aircraft of the Swiss Air Force releases flares during a flight demonstration of the Swiss Air Force over Axalp in the Bernese Oberland, October 13, 2010.

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The weekend is almost in sight. Until then, read about Jersey Shore and politicians who are actually good people.

Glass Half Empty: Feeling optimistic about the future? This “radical pessimist” guide to the next 10 years will give you a nice reality check. (Globe and Mail, via Kottke)

A Few Good Pols: Politicians don’t get the best reputation. But there are a few decent males in government, at least on this list of “Good Men” in politics. (The Good Men Project, via Gawker)

Essential Education: Sure, that philosophy class you took sophomore year may have been interesting, but Wired has a syllabus with all the information you need that you didn’t learn in college. (Wired)

Animated Action: If you’ve been hanging around the Internet lately, you’ve probably noticed tons of animated GIFs. Find out how, and why, they’ve made a comeback. (Slate)

Jersey Joking: South Park took on Jersey Shore last night, with Snooki taking the brunt of the abuse. (TheDailyWh.at)

Down Under: Head underground with the “sand hogs,” construction workers who build and maintain tunnels 800 feet below New York City. (LIFE)

Elsewhere on TIME.com: The world was captivated as the 33 Chilean miners safely made it above ground. Check out the Top 10 Miraculous Rescues.

Must-See: Are you a tween? If so, check out this video of Justin Bieber rapping. (via Vulture)

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