Reading While Eating for Dec. 14: No Rice Redux

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: Susan Rice will not be the next U.S. Secretary of State, but John Kerry might be.

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US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice speaks to the media following Security Council consolations over the situation in North Korea on April 13 in New York City. Yesterday, Rice withdrew her name from consideration to succeed Hilary Clinton as Secretary of State.

Susan Rice Bows Out from Secretary of State Consideration. Thereby dashing the hopes of anyone who dreamt of having two U.S. Secretaries of State in the last decade with the surname Rice. (Swampland)

John Kerry, Come on Down. Rice’s withdrawal leaves the former Presidential candidate as Obama’s likely choice. (The Washington Post)

Thought You Knew Everything About the Alphabet? Think again. (Mental Floss)

The 40 Most Insane Things That Happened in Florida in 2012. Cutting that list down to 40 must have been no easy task. Just wait till they tackle Ohio. (Buzzfeed)

How to Dress Like Your Favorite Film Characters. Hint: If you’re looking for an easy one, go with ‘The Dude’ from The Big Lebowski. (Flavorwire)

Frieda Pinto Shines At the Dubai International Film Festival. The Slumdog Millionaire star is serving as the head of the jury for the short films. (Divanee)

Justin Bieber, on the Other Hand… It’s hard work trying so hard to look like you’re not trying at all. (Go Fug Yourself)

There’s No Time To Explain! Here’s your supercut of the day—We’d say more but… (YouTube via The Daily What)