Reading While Eating for Dec. 2: Cliff Notes

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: A look at the developments—or lack thereof—in the fiscal cliff crisis.

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President Barack Obama walks down the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.

Washington Lemmings Head for the Fiscal Cliff. That sounds promising. (Swampland)

Put the Debt Talks on TV? That was Grover Norquist’s suggestion on Meet the Press on Sunday. He said that having cameras present for the discussion would help the American public decide who was being reasonable. Televising the talks would likely also help millions of Americans determine whether their insomnia is incurable. (Politico)

Big News! Kate Middleton and her husband, Prince William, are expecting a future British Monarch. Interestingly, we knew this was coming. (

Meanwhile, in Europe… The EU’s financial crisis seems to be improving. Maybe. (

Feeling Nostalgic for Something You Never Liked in the First Place? Boy, do we have the perfect furniture for you. (The Daily

The Time Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football. Hint: it mostly had to do with the forward pass. (Mental Floss)

For All You Yankees Haters… Here’s the Fat Derek Jeter meme no one ever asked for, but will graciously accept nonetheless. (Buzzfeed)

Season Three of Boardwalk Empire Wraps. Alan Sepinwall had an enlightening conversation with creator Terrence Winter. (HitFix)

Winter Is Coming, Again. Those of you saddened by Boardwalk‘s end can take solace in the impending return of Game of Thrones in less than four months. (YouTube via Flavorwire)