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National Geographic's steady stream of horrifying animal photos is enough to make anyone fear the animal kingdom.

Is this the world's cutest dog? | (via @TIME_Video)Mon Sep 12 21:20:06 via HootSuite

Except for Time, which remains thoroughly convinced that animals are inherently good, and exist to have their cuteness compared against that of their peers.

RAW VIDEO: Movie found on a laptop shows Libya's Gadhafi clowning around with boys, likely his grandsons: -ECMon Sep 12 19:30:15 via CoTweet

Words we never expected to see in the same sentence: "Gadhafi" and "clowning around." (Also: "Qaddafi" and "clowning around.")

Reading! Writing! Sex! New York! America! Jews! Alfred Kazin’s remarkable 65-year journal: Sep 12 21:07:45 via SocialFlow


If you didn't click already, we'll add: jumping! running! The 1940s! Trolleys! Studebakers! That should cover it.

Being Putin's puppet doesn't come with much job security Sep 12 16:36:32 via Sprout Social

All the Russian puppet news that's fit to print.

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