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[links] Link salad plans to go see Avatar today in 3D IMAX

Don’t forget the latest caption contest voting poll — I’ll be closing this out today or tomorrow, and declaring a winner, so if you haven’t voted yet, go check ’em out.

Atheism, cancer and me — Relinking a Christmas Eve post of mine in case you took the weekend off for holidays. Comment thread is still active, and has a lot of really good discussions, though it is quite long at this point.

My cancer and digestive health TMI post spawned an interesting comment thread on LJ — Which was then echoed, in various ways, by here (hysterectomy), here (celiac), here (menopause) and here (joint disorders). And possibly more I don’t know about. Fascinating stuff in some of those comment threads, too, as we all talk about things people Don’t Talk About.

Failblog with the “four Fs” — “Fighting, fleeing, feeding and mating.” Ahem.

A Microbial EncyclopediaScientists have mapped the genomes of 56 species of microbes. I love the comments about the density of species. Interesting stuff.

Anniversary of a cosmic blast — Somehow I missed the original event. This piece from Bad Astronomy is fascinating, violence on a literally astronomical scale.

For Airline Passengers, Pat-Downs, Searches and Restroom Monitors Pilots on Sunday declared an emergency after a second man, also a Nigerian, spent an unusually long time in an airplane restroom. Oh, joy. Speaking as someone who often spends an unusually long time in restrooms, this will make flying even more of a treat. Maybe there’s an upside to me being grounded for the next seven months.

?otD: Avatar or Dances With Smurfs?


12/28/2009
Body movement: n/a (60 minute urban walk forthcoming)
Hours slept: 6.25
This morning’s weigh-in: 225.0
Currently reading: Living With Ghosts by Kari Sperring

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