Is it true every type of animal dropping has its own name? — The Straight Dope with your vocabulary lesson for the day.
The Jobs of Yesteryear: Obsolete Occupations — A nifty photo essay from NPR.
The Accident, Part 2 — Another haunting image, from the same incident as yesterday's Shorpy link.
New Rocket Engine Could Reach Mars in 40 Days
Literacy and the sex ratio — Sigh.
Vatican hit by gay sex scandal — Vatican chorister sacked for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for papal gentleman-in-waiting. Those who live by the sword...
The Dogs Will Eat You Because They Are Dogs — When George W. Bush was wrecking the nation, left wing groups talked in terms of organization for elections or of impeachment. These [right wing] groups talk in terms of armed resistance. Yes, that.
Why health care reform is not a "huge progressive victory" — Clearly something has gone terribly wrong since 1965. The ideological barriers against solving national problems through public provision rather than through the logic of profit maximization have increased enormously.
?otD: Do you like pickles?
Writing time yesterday: 4.0 hours
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 232.8
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 2/10
Currently reading: [between books]