Reading While Eating for May 16: Get Presidential

In today's lunch links: A special birthday for JFK, some good advice from Rawhide and the 11 best graduation speech quotes.

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Spectators wearing Rabbi costumes pose for photographs during the Sevens World Series at Twickenham Stadium in London May 12, 2012. A total of 103,027 fans attended the two-day tournament with many of them wearing fancy dress.

Go Forth, Graduates! We’re sorry if you got stuck with an uninspiring commencement speaker. To make up for it, here are 11 quotes from some of the best. (Buzzfeed)

Some Good Advice from Rawhide: Read this moving letter from Ronald Reagan on the occasion of his son’s 1971 wedding. Gosh. (The Daily Wh.at)

Happy Birthday, Mr. President: It’s the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s serenade of John F. Kennedy. Somehow we don’t see Lady Gaga doing this today. (TIME.com Video)

Bad Portmanteaus of the Day: Sometimes you can combine two words to make a new, exciting addition to the English language. These are not those times. (Mental Floss)

10 Feminist Poets You Should Know. If your list gets to ‘Maya Angelou’ and stops, you need to read this now. (Flavorwire)

Meet John Baldessari: From the fellows who brought you the mind-messing documentary Catfish comes this lovely 5-min doc on the great conceptual artist John Baldessari. Best part: Tom Waits narrates.

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