Reading While Eating for Oct. 8: He Said, He Said, He Said, He Said

In today's must read links for your lunch break: the two debates everyone is talking about.

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A fighter of the pro-government Ras Kimboni Brigade holds his weapon as he gets a haircut inside a barber's kiosk in a market area in the centre of the southern Somali port city of Kismayo, about 500 km (310 miles) south of Mogadishu in this October 7, 2012 handout photo taken and released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team.

Well, It Was Kind of Funny: Obama dropped a joke about his less-than-perfect debate performance last week. But Saturday Night Live still gets the biggest laugh. (Slate)

What Readers Are Reading: Ten essential books for book nerds. (Flavorwire)

Food for Thought: Here’s the 10 best McDonald’s meals you’ll never find in the U.S. (Foreign Policy)

Book Sale: Girls creator Lena Dunham has sold her book of essays for $3.5 million, and she’s trying to stay above it all. (BuzzFeed)

Jay-Z Rides the Subway: The rapper and Brooklyn Nets part-owner took the train to the borough of Kings for one of his sold-out concerts that opened the brand-new Barclay’s center. (New York Magazine)

Stop that Garage Sale! Will a coming Supreme Court ruling make it illegal for you to resell your stuff? (

How Hell’s Kitchen Got Its Name: And the stories behind New York City’s other iconic neighborhoods. (Mental Floss)

Up, Up and Away: The SpaceX Dragon’s successfully rocketed into space yesterday, opening a new era of commercial space flight. It’s still going to be pricey to send your house into space, though. (The Week)

Rumble in the Air Conditioned Auditorium: Watch the entire Jon Stewart vs. Bill O’Reilly debate here, and check out TIME’s on-the-scene report. (Gothamist)