[links] Link salad has another sick day

Don’t miss the caption contest here: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]. Usual rules apply.

The pre-Christmas Green ARC contest voting poll is now open here. Remember, vote early, vote often, tell all your friends.

on why sf novels are the length they are

Scriveners Error with more interesting analysis of the publishing apocalypse

Notes from the query wars

1905 joke book covers — Some weird stuff here.

Steampunk diving suit — No idea if is real or not, but it’s cool. (Thanks to .)

Hilarious and crazy signs, part 12 — From Dark Roasted Blend.

A Plane Crash in Denver — Interesting piece on the recent Continental crash.

Bidder said it was easy to rig government auction — Monkey wrenching, big time. And I can definitely see how $2.25 an acre for drilling rights would derail the progress of the American energy industry. Or I would be able to see it if I were a conservative and not obliged to take note of reality. (Thanks to .)

This Modern World on the end of the Bush administration — Chances are you either follow this comic, or don’t care to do so, but this one was a doozie, in case you missed it.

?otD: Who winds up the watchmakers?

Body movement: 40 minute ride on stationary bike (even though I feel like heck)
This morning’s weigh-in: 220.4
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville