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