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Lunchtime Links: Tattooed Jesus in Lubbock, 15 Ways to Spike Hot Chocolate, The Human Behind 'Humans of New York,' Climate Scientists Predict Dire TX Drought, The Pets of Literary Greats + More




1. Tattooed Jesus Billboards Flood Lubbock "Lubbock, a city where churches outnumber tattoo parlors 25 to one, has some new billboards that combine the love of religion and ink. The billboards feature a hirsute Christ with words including "outcast," "jealous," and "faithless" tattooed on his body and outstretched arms." (Texas Monthly)

2. The Russia Left Behind "A journey through a heartland on the slow road to ruin." (NYT)

3. The Human Behind 'Humans of New York' "Mashable followed Stanton on his rounds to learn a little bit about the process behind the hugely popular blog and the man — a former bond trader in Chicago — behind the camera." (Mashable)

4. Climate Scientists Predict a Texas Drought "Worse Than We Imagined" And a Changing Coast "Texas Climate News sought out the state's finest climatologists, oceanographers and public-policy experts. If nothing else, their responses make clear that the Lone Star State is headed for a new normal. Pretending it isn't happening is not a viable option." (Dallas Observer)

5. RECIPE: Frito Pie "This recipe for Southwestern chili-topped corn chips comes from Mabel's Smokehouse, an Oklahoma-style barbecue restaurant in Brooklyn, New York." (Saveur)

6. SLIDESHOWS: Author’s Best Friend: The Pets of Literary Greats (Paris Review)

7. Elizabeth Berkley Does 'I'm So Excited' Dance on Dancing With the Stars "And boy oh boy, does she deliver! Shine on, Jessie Spano. Shine on, you beautiful high-flying freak." (Jezebel)

8. Anthony Hopkins says Bryan Cranston's acting in 'Breaking Bad' is the best he's ever seen "Anthony Hopkins wasn't a Breaking Bad fan until just a few weeks ago, but after a marathon session bringing him from episode one through the series' conclusion, he's become simply stunned by it. "Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen — ever." (The Verge)

9. 15 Amazing Ways To Spike Hot Chocolate (Buzzfeed)

10. Study: Low Fast Food Wages Cost Taxpayers $7 Billion Per Year "The ongoing movement to raise the wages of fast food workers got a boost today from two new reports that attempt to quantify just how much those low wages cost society as a whole. It's a lot." (Gawker)


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