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The Daily Read – The Soiled Pants Edition – 11/14/2014

Today’s Daily Read features a journalist who pooped his pants, more shady behavior from our government, and more!

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Americans’ Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program

(www.wsj.com)

“The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations. The U.S.”

by @DevlinBarrett

Are You Ready For The “Ramnut,” A Donut Made Of Ramen

(www.buzzfeed.com)

“Joshua Scherer is a 21-year-old political science major at UCLA. He’s also the culinary genius behind the “Ramnut,” a donut made with ramen. It looks like this: 2. Scherer posted this marvel of modern cooking on his food blog with a recipe and FAQ.”

by @broderick

I Shat Myself In A Lexus Press Car

(www.jalopnik.gawker.com)

“I was very excited when I saw that the Lexus GS450 hybrid was making an appearance on my weekly press-car schedule. While my fellow toilers on Automotive Grub Street fap themselves senseless over the Dodge Charger Challenger Hellspawn, I have different priorities. I love luxury, ease, fuel economy, and reliability.”

by @nealpollack 

Attention, artists: Streaming music is the inescapable future. Embrace it

(www.cnet.com)

“Music’s bedrock business will be selling access to streams, not ownership of tunes. So what does that mean for the artists you love? It should be music to their ears. Eric Hutchinson long cherished his alphabetized treasury of CDs, but when he began gravitating to streaming-music sites like Pandora, he packed his music collection into four suitcases.”

by @joan_e 

The Best Drone For Every Indoor Need

(www.gizmodo.com)

“So you want to be a drone pilot This is where you start. Not with a crazy $1,200 semi-autonomous eye in the sky, but a cheap miniature quadcopter. Chinese companies are pumping out truckloads of mini quads right now, and while they can’t find their own way home, they can teach you the basics of how to fly a speedy four-propeller craft for under $100 even in a tiny apartment.”

by @StarFire2258

Dear PR person who just sent me a robo-pitch:

(www.qz.com)

“Thank you for your email. But I’d like you to remove me from your mailing list. Permanently. I know this sounds harsh. Please bear with me. I’ll try to explain why. The system is not your fault. In the days before email, press releases cost money to send.”

by @glichfield

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