Reading While Eating For July 11: Pairing Pinot Noir with The Simpsons

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A boy enjoys a water chute in an Aqua arena in Mogyorod near Budapest, July 9, 2011. Temperatures reached 36 degrees Celsius (96.8 degrees Fahrenheit) during the weekend in Hungary

Today’s links showcase a great life, a great gaffe, a great pitch, a great site for grads, a great place for gossip, and some great dance moves.

Remembering Betty Ford: See photos of this former First Lady, who passed away Friday at the age of 93. (TIME) Then check out more pictures of First Ladies through the years. (LIFE)

Irony of the Day: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) — who has advocated large cuts to entitlement spending and Medicare — was spotted enjoying not one, but two bottles of a $350 Pinot Noir with two economists at a Capitol Hill restaurant last week. Read the original article (TPM) and the update (TPM).

Care For A Warm Pint of Duff Beer? Homer Simpson wrote a hilarious letter to Will and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, cordially inviting them to stop by the Simpsons studio during their LA visit. (The Daily What)

Help Wanted: College2Startup helps recent college graduates find jobs at startups. It basically does what it says on the box. (TechCrunch)

Got Gossip? Careful what you say around the water cooler now.  A new website called Office Leaks allows users to post juicy office gossip online.  (Pat’s Papers)

Michael Jackson Impersonator of the Week: Watch this kid break into the “Thriller” dance at a Seattle Mariners game. (PopCrush)

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