[links] Link salad sings Aïda

A Doctor, a Mutation and a Potential Cure for AIDS — (I lost track of who sent me this, I’m sorry.)

A brief encounter and life erupts — Not valid for Young Earth Creationists or ID proponents. (Thanks to lt260.)

Fly Stick Van De Graff Levitation Wand from ThinkGeek — :: wants :: (Thanks to willyumtx.)

European tram makers stand to gain from U.S. streetcar push — Including my own fair community here.

Loot! — Chicago, the Iraq War and archaeology. (Thanks to Scrivener’s Error.)

Obama Positioned to Quickly Reverse Bush Actions — And so the nation begins to be governed again, instead of simply be politicked from the White House. (Thanks to lt260.)

The Importance of Being Careful“Bush never gets sloppy when he is speaking publicly. He chooses his words with care and precision, which is why his style sometimes seems halting. In the eight years he has been President, it is remarkable how few gaffes or verbal blunders he has committed. If Obama doesn’t raise his standards, he will exceed Bush’s total before he is inaugurated.” Um. Wow. Talk about a bad case of the conservative stupid virus. On the other hand, this is the same guy who said a few years ago, “It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can’t get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile.” Cult of personality, anyone? (Hat tip to Talking Points Memo.)

Question of the day: How tall was Charles the First when he ascended the throne? How tall was he when he left it?

Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 223.0
Currently reading: A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

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