This conversation can serve no purpose anymore. — The Edge of the American West on Michael Bérubé on the political subtext of 2001. Some fascinating stuff on the click-throughs.
Centauri Dreams on direct imaging of nearby planets — For some given value of "nearby".
Medicines for sale in 1957 — Interesting photo.
USS Franklin: 1916 — Shorpy brings a whole new meaning to the term "naval architecture". This photo really is a 'WTF!?' for me.
Fast-track budget tool would kill bipartisanship, GOP says — A congressional tactic described as a "freight train" to run over the minority party could derail any hopes of bipartisanship with the Obama administration, some Republicans warn. O, Permanent Majority, where is thy sting? Do Republicans think we are stupid? Or just have absolutely no short term memory? The GOP is damned lucky the Democrats aren't making them play by their own rules.
?otD: Why did you liver behind?
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
This morning's weigh-in: 219.8
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Making Money by Terry Pratchett
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