Today’s links showcase what’s trending in the West, the East and more. And check out the video about the stuff that keeps the industrial world going — not money, but coffee!
What You Didn’t Hear in Obama’s Speech Last Night: The U.S. will still follow Afghanistan on Twitter. (Borowitz Report)
Meme of the Week: An xkcd web comic inspired this Tumblr of Vice President Joe Biden munching on sandwiches. (Washington Post)
Panda Pups: The latest craze in China is dyeing dogs to look like pandas. (CNN)
From Rant to Restaurant: A new Chinese take-out joint “Ching-Chong-Ling-Long” opened in L.A., inspired by an ex-UCLA student’s racist rant about Asians in the university library. (LA Times)
Remembering Hedwig: In light of Pottermore’s debut, click through these photos of the coolest owls. (LIFE)
Get Out The Popcorn: Richard Corliss picks the 25 all-time best animated films. (TIME)
Coffee Addicts Unite: You won’t feel guilty about your caffeine addiction after watching this ode to the cup of Joe. (The Daily What)