Reading While Eating for November 9: Peanuts and Public Radio

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People stand at a wall separating Mexico and the United States in Tijuana as photographed from Imperial Beach, California November 5, 2010.

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Tuesday’s links talk rappers, rastas and Robert Downey, Jr.

Common Cents: The life and death of a dollar bill is far more interesting than you’d expect. (Gizmodo)

Aw, Nuts: Planters mascot Mr. Peanut is getting a makeover, complete with a voiceover by Robert Downey, Jr. Do we really need our peanuts to be hip? (New York Times)

Voices and Visions: You know what they sound like. But can you match the faces to these distinctive public-radio personalities? (Vanity Fair)

Midair Music: This flight from Minneapolis to New York had pretty stellar in-flight entertainment: a guest rap from Kanye West over the intercom. (Gawker)

Jersey Shore: Hooked on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire? Check out photos of the real Atlantic City in the 1920s. (LIFE)

Adorable Thing of the Day: A crying child can only be soothed with the power of Bob Marley. (

Elsewhere on Did you get a Windows Phone? Here are 50 apps to get you started, courtesy of Techland.

Must-See: OK Go has released its latest Internet-friendly video, this time for its ballad “Last Leaf.” The animated-toast video must be seen to be believed. (via Mashable)

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