Monday August 29th, 2011

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Complete History Of The Soviet Union, Arranged To The Melody Of Tetris from Chris Lincé on Vimeo.

The Morning Bagel is your daily dose of the interesting reporting, writing and quipping from around the Internet.

• Sometimes you just have to let the tweets do the talking. A fantastic, unintentionally (?) hilarious recount of Caroline Wozniacki's social calendar, as told via her own tweets.

• A fun piece in The New York Times on "Cruising for (Tennis) Partners". As one who plays on the hipster-tastic courts of Dolores Park, I can tell you the description is dead-on.

• Doug Robson on the globalization of tennis.

• James LaRosa's annual U.S. Open Drinking Game. As Rafa would say, Vamos Responsibly, people.

• SI.com's U.S. Open roundtable picks.

• Steve Tignor on the glory (and heartbreak) of U.S. Open qualies.

• If tennis ever gets the long-read treatment, you know I will link to it. Great read on tennis rivalries.• Non-tennis: I was only able to catch the last 10 minutes of last night's MTV VMAs and let's just say I was left horribly scarred. What's going on with those pants, Lil' Wayne? Why do you have a box on your head, Katy Perry? What is Bruno Mars and how can I get away from it? But really, it was all worth it. Because Beyonce is pregnant. And she continues to be awesome.

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