Here's a collection of links from across the cultural spectrum to distract you during your lunch hour(s).
This kid is the SADDEST about the government shutdown.
Here are the posters for Lars von Trier's new movie "Nymphomaniac." Warning: Willem Dafoe's fake (or not?) orgasm face is included here.
Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize in Literature this morning. Yay Munro!
Malala Yousafzai is the coolest, and here she is on Jon Stewart.