Reading While Eating for Feb. 26: Apocalypse Right Now

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: Dennis Rodman is headed to North Korea and other signs of the impending apocalypse.

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Inductee Dennis Rodman arrives to the Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony on August 12, 2011 at Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Dennis Rodman Is Visiting North Korea. This is terrifying for any number of reasons, the most significant of which is that it’s a clear signal that the situation with North Korea is far worse than we all have been led to believe, and the U.S. government is basically saying that things can’t get any worse. (Deadspin)

Another Sign of the Apocalypse:┬áThere is a nine-year-old rapper named “Lil’ Poopy.” And he is allegedly being investigated by child services due to the sexual nature of his music videos. (BuzzFeed)

Could This All Be One Big Ploy to Avoid the Sequester? Seems unlikely, but here’s an idiot’s guide to the impending doom coming March 1 (if we’re all still around then). (Daily Intelligencer)

Also, Dark Matter May Not Exist.┬áNo wonder we’ve been having trouble finding it! (TIME.com)

Five Ridiculously Expensive Restaurant Menu Items. Including the $666 “Douche Burger.” We’re not sure why anyone would buy anything on this list when Popeye’s sells chicken for $1.19 per leg at select locations. (mental_floss)

The Faint Silver Lining Around Ugly Oscar Jokes. The fact that it takes an entire article to explain why some of Seth MacFarlane’s Oscar jokes weren’t entirely brutal in every regard is probably not a good sign. (Flavorwire)

Secret Society Pizza Party Prank. If seeing all those words together in one headline doesn’t get you excited, we really can’t help you. (YouTube via The Daily What)