Reading While Eating for Oct. 26: Get Your Vote On

In today’s must-read links for your lunch break: Prepping the vote and weathering the storm.

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U.S. President Barack Obama casts his vote early at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Chicago, Ill. on October 25.

A Sticky Decision. Love voting, but love gum even more? It’s your lucky day. (YouTube via The Daily What)

Speaking of Voting… Silvio Berlusconi may not have that opportunity for a while—the former Italian Premier was convicted today on charges of tax evasion and faces four years in prison. (New York Times via Associated Press)

Snowicane? Seems the Northeast might be in for a bit of weather starting Sunday night. (

…Or Frankenstorm? You aren’t required to call it a “snowicane.” Here are nine other options for swing-storm voters. (BuzzFeed)

No Poison, No Problem. Trick-or-Treaters shouldn’t worry about being poisoned with the candy they take. Razor blades and needles on the other hand… (Mental Floss)

Hearing Red, Seeing Yellow. Pop sensation and dater of famous men Taylor Swift dropped her latest album, Red, on Tuesday. More importantly, she wore a yellow floral dress to ABC’s New York studios. (Go Fug Yourself)

More Mindy: On Wednesday, Fox picked up Mindy Kaling’s The Mindy Project for a full season and upped its order to 24 episodes. (Divanee)

Go See Cloud Atlas. Apparently it’s as good as it is bizarre. Also, Tom Hanks. (Flavorwire).

The Girls Vote. Lena Dunham, creator of HBO’s Girls, explains why she voted for Barack Obama. (YouTube)