Reading While Eating for June 26: Sorkin and Sox

Today's links feature the Sox, Sorkin, songs, and spoofs.

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Sri Lanka's cricket team members react after winning their first test cricket match against Pakistan in Galle, June 25, 2012.

Life sox: Watch this five-year-old lose it over Brent Lillibridge’s trade from the Chicago White Sox to the Boston Red Sox. (Chicago Tribune)

It’s what’s inside that counts: A group of New Yorkers (including our own Bobby Ghosh) get together about once a month and chow down on new and exotic animal organs. And no, they’re not Zombies.  (Wall Street Journal

Come fly with me: University of Maryland students test out a human-powered helicopter. (Discovery News)

Music history: This new column explores the historical events that inspired popular songs. (Mental Floss)

Remix: A mashup of the year’s pop hits. (BuzzFeed)

Meta: The 10 best TV shows about TV shows. (Flavorwire)

“Sorkinisms”: read James Poniewozik’s take on The Newsroom (, then watch this cut of the writer’s best recycled bits of dialog from The West WingThe Social Network, and more here. (h/t Washington Post’s “Afternoon Fix”)

Best friend forever: For his brother’s wedding, this best man did a parody of Lonely Island’s “I’m on a Boat” called “I’m in a Wedding.”  (The Daily What)