Reading While Eating for June 19: Sticking It To The Man

Today's must-read links for your lunch break celebrate chutzpah.

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Workers from Troqueleria Del Norte, die-manufacturers for the automotive sector, clash with riot police during an eviction in Sondika, 12 km from Bilbao on June 18, 2013.

A Solider of Irreverence Lost. Michael Hastings, who passed away yesterday at the untimely age of 33, took down the high-flying General Stanley McChrystal in a 2010 profile. (Rolling Stone)

Rooting For The Underdog. The Wizard of Oz, Cleopatra, Titanic: plenty of now-famous films struggled during production, blighted by technical difficulties, awkward actor/director dynamics, and ever-expanding budgets. Here’s to the underdog! (Flavorwire)

Doing Adulthood Right. Some people have figured out how to pay the rent and still remain children. Hats off to the ice cream tasters, professional lego builders, and mattress jumpers of the world. (Mental Floss)

Onward and Forward. The Pentagon continues to move toward opening up the front lines and the most elite units to female service members, and the women who will serve as pioneers in these areas will need some brass. (

Deuces, High School. We all wish we were like these kids in high school. They leave their final, cheeky remarks in their yearbooks. (Uproxx)

Dunking Like A Boss. Don’t dunk your cookies in milk like an intern. (The Daily What)

Russell Brand, Snark Extraordinaire. The comedian — of all people — calls out the hosts of Morning Joe for their dearth of professionalism and manners. And then does their job for them. (Buzzfeed)