Mid-Week News: Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt

I’m your new mid-week news nibbles anchor, eager to bring you the latest happenings in easy to digest bits. Let’s grab a coffee and shoot the shit about some current events. 

Rand Paul ruins everything, also steals other people’s words. A lot. (via Salon)

Healthcare.gov is still having server problems. We know all about server problems, so we’re sympathetic. Rest of the Internet, not so much. (via Read Write)

Slate’s redesign now tells you how little time it takes to read one of Slate’s articles under the headline. Slate: For People Who Hate to Read.

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Halloween 2013 will go down in history as That Year White People Still Couldn’t Figure Out Why Blackface is Racist. (via Entire Internet)

Bitstrips: So second-to-last-week of October 2013. Do Bitstrips even go here? Destined to be remembered as a fad that came and went in less time than it took you to read this sentence. (via Daily Dot)

ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act meant to protect LGBT workers, has passed the first step in the Senate. Congress is already swearing to stop it, because that’s apparently all they know how to do. (via AP Twitter, Washington Blade)

Woman thinks bananas are moldy. Bananas actually covered in massive number of baby face-eating spiders who then invade her house. I’m never eating another banana, ever. (via Gawker, link goes to only acceptable comment in response to this living nightmare.)

Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder, living in North Korea, has been able to post many of his photos to Instagram. (via Wired)

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