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Food Coma Links: Thanksgiving Flash Mob, 50 Free Apps We’re Thankful For, Three unpublished J.D. Salinger stories leak online, SeaWorld Float Sparks Macy’s Day Parade Protests, Listen to an unreleased Velvet Underground song, ‘I’m Not A Young Man Anymore’ + More

November 28, 2013

threestories_large_verge_medium_landscape1. VIDEO: This Family’s Thanksgiving Flash Mob Just Put Us In The BEST Mood  “The Hill family is doing Thanksgiving the right way.” (Huffington Post)

2. The 50 Free Apps We’re Most Thankful For “It’s the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that improve our lives (and the developers that make them!). Here are 50 of our favorites.” (Lifehacker)

3. Watch Gary Oldman Smash The Shit Out Of Your Thanksgiving Dinner “In the interest of celebrating our shared heritage with our beloved “cousins” overseas, I offer you this academic summation of the meaning of Thanksgiving, as explained to us by everyone’s favorite vampire who made out with Winona Ryder, Gary Oldman.” (Jezebel)

4. Three unpublished J.D. Salinger stories leak online “Three unpublished works by J.D, Salinger, including The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls, have been leaked online after showing up in an eBay auction. Birthday Boy, Paula, and the aforementioned Ocean are three short stories that form part of a larger collection of Salinger works that was never published.” (The Verge)

5. SeaWorld Float Sparks Macy’s Day Parade Protests “As of Friday, more than 78,000 people had emailed Macy’s asking that SeaWorld be dropped, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which is coordinating a protest campaign.” (NYT)

6. ‘Jurassic World’ Picks Up in Real Time After ‘Jurassic Park’ “That Jurassic World will pick up in real time doesn’t come as a huge shock, given that the idea behind the film is to acknowledge what happened in previous installments; yet, at the same time, update the franchise so it stays relevant in the current era of classic sci-fi re-imaginings and superhero blockbusters. Hence, cast members like Sam Neill won’t return in the fourth JP movie, with fresher-faces like Bryce Dallas Howard (Terminator Salvation) and potentially Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), stepping in to carry the torch forward hereon out. (Screenrant)

7. Food Fight! A Thanksgiving Playlist “Let’s be honest. We love spending time with granny, but Thanksgiving is more about spending time with a slice or three of granny’s homemade pumpkin pie. So, in the true spirit of Thanksgiving, here are our favorite songs about, well, food. (Consequence of Sound)

8. A Startlingly Comprehensive Pictorial History of TV Characters at Thanksgiving Dinner “Special Thanksgiving episodes of TV shows are nearly as old as the medium itself. Perhaps that’s because Turkey Day lends itself especially well to comedy, with family and friends coming together to eat, gives thanks, and annoy each other.” (Flavorwire)

9. LISTEN: “Alice’s Restaurant” by Arlo Guthrie (Youtube)

10. Listen to an unreleased Velvet Underground song, ‘I’m Not A Young Man Anymore’ “Back when Lou Reed was a fairly young man, he wrote a song called “I’m Not A Young Man Anymore.” Lou was always sort of an old soul, singing in “Heroin,” “I wish that I was born a thousand years ago; I wish that I’d sail the darkened seas, on a great big clipper ship,” also when he was well under the age of 30. (death + taxes)