Reading While Eating for April 9: One Shining Moment

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: celebrating in Louisville, and dancing on Thatcher's grave.

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The Louisville Cardinals celebrate after they won 82-76 against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at the Georgia Dome on April 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.

First Things First: It’s Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s. What are you still doing here? Go get some free ice cream. We’ll wait. (TIME.com)

Louisville Wins. The Cardinals defeated the Michigan Wolverines in the NCAA Final last night, and the player of the game came off the bench and wore an awesome beard. (Keeping Score)

Goodbye, Iron Lady. Former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher gets full military honors for her April 17 funeral, but for plenty of Brits her death is cause for celebration. Here’s 19 reasons why. (BuzzFeed)

Is Thatcher Dead Yet? Just in case you were wondering. (via TIME.com)

In Case You Missed It: Dogs Wearing Pantyhose is apparently a thing in China. (Cheezburger)

‘Accidental Racist’ Prompts Charges of Accidental Racism: Brad Paisley tried to address a serious issue in his new track, and not everybody thinks he succeeded. Still, the country singer says he “wouldn’t change a thing.” (Salon; Gawker)

What Now? A four year old has reportedly shot and killed the wife of a sheriff’s deputy at a Tennessee cookout. (Associated Press)

No, You Can’t Have Saddam’s Flag. The Marine who helped pull down that statue of Saddam Hussein 10 years ago today doesn’t want it used for propaganda. Also: Here’s the story of how TIME’s Bobby Ghosh came into possession of one of Saddam’s flags himself. (Salon; TIME.com)

The 25 Books Every Kid Should Have on His or Her Bookshelf. Or, you know, Kindle. But the principle’s the same. (Flavorwire)

Confession Time. Someone at the Vatican is watching porn on the Internet. (BuzzFeed)

In Space, Everyone Wants to See You Cry. We’re big fans of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, and we’re sad that he’s sad. But watching what happens to tears in space is amazing. (via YouTube)

 

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