Reading While Eating for May 20: It’s Tumblr Time for Yahoo

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: Yahoo acquires Tumblr, Miguel and Justin Bieber have a rough night at the Billboard Awards and Tim Olyphant turns 45.

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Think you'll look as good as Tim Olyphant when you're 45? You're wrong. Leno maybe.

Aging Tech Giant Buys Hip Social Blogging Platform. Or at least that’s they way most people are Yahoo’s $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr. That’s $300 million more than Facebook paid for Instagram, if that means anything. It probably doesn’t. Apples and oranges and all that. (TIME.com)

Here Are the 16 Most Popular Tumblrs. Number one is the official news update site for the computer game Minecraft. Someone should probably do something about that if we’re going to insist upon calling Tumblr “hip” and “cool.” (BuzzFeed)

Are You Reading to Get Meta? Because here’s what people are saying about the Tumblr deal on Tumblr. Mind totally blown, right? (NewsFeed)

In Other Technology News... Here are 13 ways to know if the government is reading your email. And when we say government, we mean the NSA, because it would be weird if it were the Department of Agriculture. Intriguing, but weird. (mental_floss)

This Week in Great Inventions. So have you ever thought to yourself, “Wow, ziplock bags are great for holding snacks, but you know what would make them even better? Using them to make a jacket and wearing that jacket filled with snacks around like pretty much all day.” Then you may now take solace in knowing that you are not alone in this world. (The Daily What)

Miguel Leg-Dropped A Pair of Female Fans at the Billboard Awards and the Internet Exploded. It may have been unintentional, but that hasn’t stopped dozens of memes from popping up in the last 12 hours. (The Smoking Section)

Someone Decided It Was High Time That Justin Bieber’s Awkward Transition to Manhood Be Defended. Maybe it would have been better to not have written this right before Biebs delivered a petulant speech and grossed out Taylor Swift at the aforementioned Billboard Awards. (Flavorwire)

A Very Happy 45th Birthday to Timothy Olyphant. Now here’s someone whose name has never appeared in the same sentence with the word “awkward.” See how we even avoided doing it there? “Manhood,” on the other hand, is an entirely different story. If watching the Justified star be excessively charming on Conan doesn’t fix your Monday right up, you should probably just go home now. (YouTube)

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