Reading While Eating for October 19: Childhood Dreams

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South Korean honor guards perform during a welcoming ceremony for foreign military leaders visiting for the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2011 in Seoul, October 18, 2011

Wednesday’s links talk massive baseball diamonds and elaborate Hot Wheels tracks. Get playing!

Tech Tussle: We love the website Grooveshark for letting us listen to our favorite songs online. But is it purposely screwing over musicians? (Flavorwire)

Mass-Market Mourning: The demise of chain restaurants like Friendly’s isn’t a loss of great food — hardly — but it is a sign of the dwindling middle class. (TIME Ideas)

Rich People Things: This Colorado mansion has its own private baseball diamond. Field of Dreams much? (Curbed)

Theater Tradition: On the 50th anniversary of West Side Story, take a look back behind the scenes of the iconic musical. (LIFE)

Silly Sayings: One ESL student is completely baffled by the idiom “the proof is in the pudding.” You know what? That baffles us, too. (The Daily What)

Every Kid’s Dream: This Hot Wheels track goes through an entire house. (Viral Viral Videos)