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  • “I do not like Obamacare, Ted I am.”

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Senator Ted Cruz read Green Eggs and Ham amid his all-night blather marathon to try to stop funding for the health care law, but he doesn’t seem to grasp the basic lesson of the book? Mick Dumke

• That the Senate has reached a bipartisan agreement to defund Ted Cruz? (It passed 99-1, Andy Borowitz reports.) Steve Bogira

• That bypassing the fingerprint protection on new iPhones was a real cinch for hackers? Gwynedd Stuart

• That Popular Science‘s website is shutting off comments on the grounds that they can be “bad for science”? Sam Worley

• Or, er, watch new Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos on the future of print newspapers? (“It’s sort of like, you know, people still have horses, but it’s not their primary way of commuting to the office.”) Kate Schmidt

• The excellent news that playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, an ensemble member at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, has won a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant”? Here are the Reader reviews of two McCraney works: “The Brother/Sister Plays” trilogy and Head of Passes. Tony Adler

• About East Germany’s traffic light Ampelmännchen? —John Dunlevy

• This as-told-to interview with a closeted lesbian Hasid? Tony Adler

• About Burger King’s risky bet on “Satisfries”—and four other instances in which fast-food restaurants misguidedly tried to add healthy eating options? Tal Rosenberg

• About how the race is on to create the fast-casual Chipotle-style pizza chain? Aimee Levitt