Reading While Eating for Oct. 18: Clear and Present Danger

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: Tagg wants to throw down, a CEO wants some respect and Chuck Norris is 72.

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A New York Police Department officer stands in front of a news ticker mentioning the arrest of a Bangladeshi man during a sting operation in New York October 17, 2012. The FBI on Wednesday arrested Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, on charges he attempted to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank with what he believed was a 1,000-pound (450-kg) bomb, federal authorities said.

Bomb Threat: A Bangladeshi man is accused of attempting to blow up the Federal Reserve building in Manhattan with 1,000 lbs of explosives in a van. His family says the plot was “a trap” . (ABC News)

Mitt Said Knock You Out: Tagg Romney told a talk show host he wanted to “take a swing at” the President during Tuesday’s town hall debate. Ta-Nehisi Coates has a pretty good reason why that shouldn’t be funny. (The Atlantic)

But Good News, Tagg! Billy Graham no longer thinks you’re a member of a crazy cult. (CBS News)

29 People Reading Fifty Shades of Grey in Public: We will find you. (BuzzFeed)

Dear Rihanna: Please use more words. (

All Day: 50 prison slang words to make you sound tough. (Mental Floss)

History Lesson: When you say stuff like “No candidate has ever done X without Y” — it can bite you. Over and over and over and over and over again. (XKCD via Cheezburger)

Chuck Norris is 72. But age is just a number. And the number 72 is very, very scared of Chuck Norris. (Popdust)

Hey Girls! The five mombloggers behind @paulryangosling finally come forward. (New York)

How Much Is that Very Tiny Violin? Lawers for former McKinsey & Co. CEO Rajat Gupta say he shouldn’t go to prison for insider trading. The damage to his reputation is punishment enough. (Salon)

Because It’s That Kind of Day: Epic acts of WTF. (Cheezburger)