The week is half over. Why not celebrate with some fresh-baked links?
What’s in a Name: A few political candidate names to watch: Krystal Ball, Young Boozer, Isaac Hayes. Does having a silly name help or hurt their chances? (Wall Street Journal)
Small Signs: Are jobs finally coming back in the U.S.? This handy interactive map shows (slightly) positive indications. (Slate)
Mr. (Mad) Man: Remember Mr. Men, those illustrated kids’ books with boxy characters like “Mr. Tickle” and “Mr. Happy?” Relive that nostalgia with a new book that Mad Men-izes a childhood classic. (The Poke, via Jezebel)
Fab Four: What happens when a war photographer leaves the battlefield and focuses on The Beatles? Awesome happens. (LIFE)
Frightening Find: Want to terrify everyone on your block this Halloween? The original creepy-lady costume from those Snickers ads is up for auction. (TheDailyWh.at)
Elsewhere on TIME.com: Luckily, New Zealand’s prime minister is allowing The Hobbit to film in his country. But where else could Peter Jackson shoot the film?
Must-See: Greyson Chance, the mini-Bieber whose YouTube fame led to a record deal with Ellen DeGeneres, took to Ellen’s show to perform his first single. He’s a little off-key, but hey, he’s 13! When NewsFeed was 13, all it could focus on was math homework and middle-school crushes, so give Chance a chance. (Sorry.)