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  • Koji Uehara: Read his blog.

Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• About the real-time map of births and deaths that is a little too eerie? Kevin Warwick

• That the national security apparatus has been secretly collecting millions of records a month, potentially including e-mails, from Google and Yahoo? Mick Dumke

• Naomi Klein on how the science of climate change says we either revolt or we’re fucked? Tony Adler

Yasmin Nair‘s hilarious and fascinating disquisition on shit? Sam Worley

• Glenn Greenwald on leaving the Guardian? Tal Rosenberg

• About photographer Mark Nixon’s portraits of much-loved stuffed animals? Aimee Levitt

• Or see these great photographs of American malls in the 80s? Gwynedd Stuart

• About Red Sox closer Koji Uehara’s blog, translated courtesy of the Boston Globe? (“After everything is finished, I’m going to drink a lot of beer.”) Kate Schmidt

• Take-out joint Real Kitchen dressed up as Alinea for Halloween? Mike Sula