Reading While Eating for Oct. 25: Send in the Clowns

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: How not to win the women's vote

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Clowns pose for a photo as they rally for peace during the 17th Latin American clown convention or "Fair of laughter" at the Mother Monument in Mexico City October 24, 2012.

Getting the Women’s Vote: Certain political candidates can’t seem to stop making horrendous comments about rape. During an appearance on the Tonight Show, President Obama helpfully clarified the issue with Jay Leno. However,┬áthe problem is spreading: CNN recently had to pull a story about a study that purported to show how women’s ovulation can influence their voting. Also? Here the New York Times on why women can’t do a pull-up. (Washington Post)

Bad News of the Day: Mexico’s drug cartels have rocket launchers now. (

Fish Story: A live, two-foot long leopard shark fell out of the sky onto a golf course in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (The Capistrano Dispatch)

25 Things You Didn’t Know about Halloween Candy. Or were too busy eating to notice… (Mental Floss)

The Secret Home Life of Stormtroopers: It’s not easy enforcing order in the galaxy. (Flickr via The Daily

Teen Spirit, the Musical? Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s story could be coming to Broadway. Shudder. (Flavorwire)

Protect and Serve: A New York cop has been arrested for plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women. And yes, we stole that headline from Christopher Hayes. Send him a better one. (New York)

Leila and Fry, IRL: Here’s a peek at the voices behind the animated series Futurama. (BuzzFeed)