April 24, 2014
Updated 8:05 PM

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Kale Comes Out As Gay In Exclusive BuzzFeed Interview

buzzfeed.com — 1. Back story: Madonna was asked to write down the first word that came to mind in a game of word association at BuzzFeed. After writing down "gay" for Vladimir Putin, Madonna proceeded to write down "gay" for the leafy green vegetable, kale. 2. Proof: 3. Then, the internet reacted accordingly...
I <3 Kale. I <3 gay peeps. So therefore, I <3 this: Kale Comes Out As #Gay - Exclusive @BuzzFeed Itvw buzzfeed.com/mjs538/kale-co… @mattstopera
I have to give props to any story that includes the lines "In my six years as a professional vegetable journalist" buzzfeed.com/mjs538/kale-co…
Yeah... what? RT @alexismadrigal: I only have one thing to say about this Buzzfeed kale thing: It gets better. buzzfeed.com/mjs538/kale-co…
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Baseball Nation - NYTimes.com

nytimes.com — See which baseball team is most popular in every ZIP code.
Only 25% of baseball fans living in Oakland Coliseum zip code are A's fans. Highest anywhere is 35% nytimes.com/interactive/20…
Proving, once again, my hometown is squarely in Cincinnati Reds country: nytimes.com/interactive/20…
RT @NYCcyn: Before the 1st pitch, take a ZIP code by ZIP code look at the borders separating @Yankees & @RedSox fans: http://t.co/BGkpcxzp4…
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Simon Ostrovsky Has Been Released

news.vice.com — VICE News Reporter Simon Ostrovsky Has Been Released
RT @vicenews: We are delighted to confirm that our colleague and friend @SimonOstrovsky has been released and is in good health. news.vice.com/articles/simon…
RT @vicenews: We are delighted to confirm that our colleague and friend @SimonOstrovsky has been released and is in good health. news.vice.com/articles/simon…
RT @vicenews: We are delighted to confirm that our colleague and friend @SimonOstrovsky has been released and is in good health. news.vice.com/articles/simon…
RT @vicenews: We are delighted to confirm that our colleague and friend @SimonOstrovsky has been released and is in good health. news.vice.com/articles/simon…
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Exclusive: Google+ Head Vic Gundotra Leaving Company

recode.net — Vic Gundotra, who aggressively led Google into the social world with the creation of Google+, is leaving the company. A Google spokesperson confirmed the departure and CEO Larry Page also sent out an internal memo to staff about the move. "Today I'm announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years," wrote Gundotra in a post titled, "And Then."
Exclusive: Google+ Head Vic Gundotra Leaving Company on.recode.net/1mGGx4L via @LizGannes & @KaraSwisher
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Up Close on Baseball’s Borders

nytimes.com — Steve Rushin of Sports Illustrated has called the line running through Connecticut that separates Yankee fans and Red Sox fans the Munson-Nixon line. Rushin came up with the name - in honor of the late Yankee catcher Thurman Munson and the retired Red Sox right fielder Trot Nixon - in 2003, and he had to guess where the line ran: "north of New Haven but south of Hartford, running the breadth of central Connecticut."
This is a great map: "The geography of baseball fandom." nytimes.com/interactive/20…
Baseball fans gotta check this out. Pretty cool! "Up Close on Baseball’s Borders" #baseball #mlb nyti.ms/1fss5FR
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