Reading While Eating for October 28: Care Bears and Bad Crafts

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A protester runs through a cloud of tear gas thrown by Israeli riot police during clashes in Umm el-Fahm October 27, 2010. Israeli police on Wednesday fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse Arabs who were protesting against a rally by ultranationalist Jews in the Israeli-Arab town.

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Thursday’s links talk baseball, magic and cartoons.

Race Card: The Baity Awards go to the campaign commercials that use the most race-baiting. Funny, yes, but mostly frightening. (Salon)

Cruddy Crafts: Etsy is a great site where anyone can sell homemade items. But they can’t all be gems, so check out a gallery of Etsy’s worst. (Fast Company)

Choose Your Own Adventure: Could you explain the Internet to a 19th-century street urchin? Use this flowchart to find out. (Urlesque)

Shortstop Snapshots: Check out rare, never-before-seen photos of the 1955 World Series. (LIFE)

Abracadabra: Rappers Looking Like Magicians is a Tumblr that compiles pictures of rappers who look like magicians. That’s all you need to know. (via The Awl)

Reason to Hate Humanity: A 22-year-old mother has pled guilty to murdering her infant because he was interrupting her game of Farmville on Facebook. (

Elsewhere on Get your cinema fix with our Best of Bollywood guide.

Must-See: YouTube celeb Frank Larsson performs a medley of everyone’s favorite cartoon theme songs. (via Mashable)