Reading While Eating for December 12: Remember When?

Monday's links go back to decades past — as long as the Men in Black don't use their memory-erasers on us.

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People skate on an ice rink at Trocadero near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, December 11, 2011.

Stretchy Situation: America’s obesity epidemic may be a health hazard, but for spandex manufacturers, it’s a gold mine. (NPR)

Equality for All: Adam Cohen weighs in on the next frontier in civil rights legislation: transgender people. (TIME Ideas)

Galaxy Defenders: Here come the Men in Black…for a long-awaited third movie. Check out the trailer. (The Daily What)

Culture Club: For the entertainment junkie/seasoned chef in your life, give the gift of a pop-culture cookbook. (Flavorwire)

You Go Girl: Go back in (fierce) time by watching drag queen RuPaul’s 1990s Christmas special. You better work! (Vulture)

Wish List: Go even further back in time with these classic photos of kids on the phone with Santa. (LIFE)

Viral Video: A grandmother and a grandfather listen to dubstep artist Skrillex, and is just as confused about it as we are. (Huffington Post)