Reading While Eating for August 22: A Cast of Characters

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Olympique Marseille's Mathieu Valbuena (L) attempts a kick in front of Saint-Etienne's Faouzi Ghoulam during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at the Velodrome Stadium in Marseille August 21, 2011

Monday’s links talk performance — whether it’s semi-satirical, faux-reality or a terrible British accent.

Money Talks: Stephen Colbert has started a Super PAC, allowing him to raise unlimited funds for political campaigns. But unlike The Colbert Report, this is no joke — it’s a strong statement about money and politics. (New York Times)

Dastardly Dictator: Is Muammar Gaddafi the “last supervillain?” Whether or not he is, his days are numbered. Take a photographic look back at his life. (LIFE)

Cashing In: Were you a fan of Jet’s “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” before those omnipresent iPod ads? We’re sorry. Check out 10 songs that were completely ruined by commercials. (Flavorwire)

Allo, Guv’nah: Anne Hathaway has become a punchline of late for her mangled attempt at a British accent in One Day. But she’s far from alone. See the top 10 worst fake British accents. (TIME)

Cure Your Monday: In this adorable animated short, four animals try to cross a bridge, but end up becoming obstacles to one another. (The Daily What)

Viral Video: Kim Kardashian got married this weekend, and the news media was all over it. This kid who snuck on camera gets how meaningless it all is. (Jezebel)