Better Than Gold: This day in history, the fate of the DeLorean auto company was sealed when founder John Z. DeLorean was busted for trying to save his faltering business with a $24 million cocaine deal. [History]

Parka Shuffle: Of all the great life lessons to be learned from The Goonies, choosing the right outerwear ranks high. [Alex Grant]

Binders Full of Handsome: Mitt Romney reminds Esquire that the binder can be a  handsome accessory. [Esquire]

Secret Handshakes: The NBA’s latest killjoy rule is limiting pregame rituals to 90 seconds. Grantland suggests cutting elsewhere. [Grantland]

Square Mail: The 15 monthly subscription services you (or a giftee) should know about. [Mashable]

–N.B.

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