Reading While Eating for June 6: D-Day

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: A great day in history and a very sad tweet from Amanda Bynes.

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France's President Francois Hollande (R) speaks with a World War II veteran during a ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Ranville, France, June 6, 2012.

Lest We Forget: On the 68th anniversary of D-Day, check out these rare color photos from the preparation for and aftermath of the military operation that changed the course of World War II. (LIFE.com)

And Then We Clicked ‘Unfollow’: In a tweet, Amanda Bynes begs for help in fighting her DUI charge from the guy who everybody knows runs the LAPD: Barack Obama. He’s not superman, people. (BuzzFeed)

Letter from a Legend: In 2006, sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury, who died today at 91 sent this note to the assistant director of the Fayetteville, Ark., Public Library about the origins of his classic Fahrenheit 451. Don’t burn after reading. (The Daily Wh.at)

11 Great Geek Wedding Dresses: And by ‘great’ we mean ‘really, really geeky’. (Mental Floss)

Wes Anderson’s Favorite New York Movies: Flavorwire has put together a video montage of Big Apple films that get the Moonlight Kingdom director’s seal of approval. (Flavorwire)

Can a Six-Year-Old Write a Complete Story? Answering this challenge set by Scholastic magazine is Scotty, whose magnum opus Nit’s Qast (a.k.a. Knight’s Quest, for you pedants) is reproduced here in animated form with his original spellings intact. (The Daily Wh.at)

 

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