Reading While Eating for May 18: Status Update

In today's lunchtime links: Facebook has an IPO, Liz Lemon's hair says farewell and we talk about the Berenstain Bears, as one does.

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Pedestrians walk near the NASDAQ Marketsite at the start of the listing for Facebook in New York May 18, 2012. Facebook Inc. began trading on the Nasdaq with it's initial public offering at $38 per share, valuing the world's largest social network at more than $100 billion.

Facebook IPO: In case you missed it, Facebook went public today. Shares fell flat, but the House of Zuck will still make Bono the richest rock star on the planet. The big question: what happens next for Mark Zuckerberg? (

Better than the Facebook IPO: For the rest of us mortals, here’s 27 better things to spend our money on than a $38 share of Facebook. (Buzzfeed)

14 Essential Talking Points about The Berenstain Bears. Point #1: Why “-stain”, not “-stein”? We always get that wrong. (Mental Floss)

Gilbert Gottfried Reads Fifty Shades of Grey: This is so filthy and hilarious we feel dirty even linking to it. Emphatically NSFW.  (The Daily

Farewell, 30 Rock: At least we’ll always have this fantastic graphic on Liz Lemon’s hair to remember you by. (Flavorwire)

Mindy Kaling Has a New Show! And here’s an early look. (Divanee)

The Upfronts: What are they? What happens there? What are these TV networks being ‘up front’ about? Who cares, let’s look at these pretty famous people. Hey, there’s Mindy Kaling again! (Go Fug Yourself)

Chalk Warfare: We’re not sure how they did this video, but it’s fairly awesome. (The Daily