Reading While Eating for May 23: Replacement Therapy

From Aziz Ansari doling out dating advice to the GIF creator finally settling one of the biggest internet debates, here are the must-read lunch links for Thursday, May 23.

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Cast member Souleymane Deme (center) performs on the red carpet as he arrives with director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (at left) and cast member Anais Monory for the screening of the film Grigris in competition during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes on May 22, 2013.

Aziz Ansari On How Technology Has Fixed The Courting Process. The comedian and Parks and Recreation actor stops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to dish about dating woes: Instead of talking to your date, just avoid them by claiming to be busy…forever (BuzzFeed)

What to Read to Fill the Void Left by Your Favorite TV Shows This Summer. Yearning to be involved in fictional peoples’ lives, but not a fan of re-runs? Crack open a book with this list of analogous substitutes. (Flavorwire)

The Eurovision Song Contest. Europe’s answer to the theatrics of American Idol: unbuttoned shirts, stilts and Danish pipers. (Go Fug Yourself)

“It’s pronounced ‘JIF,’ not ‘GIF.’” If you’ve been saying GIF with a hard-g, time to switch to the winning soft-g team: Steve Wilhite, the originator of the Graphics Interchange Format, settles the argument once and for all at the Webby Awards. (mental_floss)

If Only the Boy Scouts Were Like Girl Scouts. While the Boys Scouts of America (BSA) are finally voting today to overturn their ban on “openly gay” scouts, Girl Scouts have already stated that they explicitly reject discrimination of any kind and consider sexual orientation “a private matter for girls and their families to address.” (TIME.com)

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