[links] Link salad for a day when I have my computer back

Seizure: from bedsit to paradise — Growing one’s own crystal cave. (Thanks to danjite.)

lillypond, a/k/a my sister, with some Portland car art — Shot right before our lunch together on Thursday. I apparently walked right past this beauty without even noticing it, which is most unlike me.

Hammer and Tongs 1943Shorpy with some awesome industrial pr0n.

Evolution of some well known corporate logos — Surely this is a textbook case of Intelligent Design? (Thanks to goulo.)

Stephen Hawking calls for Moon and Mars colonies — I’d go. Would you? (Thanks to lt260.)

Now in Sight: Far-Off Planets — Direct imaging of extrasolar planets. Wow. Just wow. More detail at Centauri Dreams

Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails — A thesis that Abraham Lincoln was the first wired president, courtesy of telegraphy. (Thanks to danjite.)

Russian church ‘taken by thieves’ The disappearance of the Church of the Resurrection, some 300 km (186 miles) north-east of Moscow, was not immediately noticed. (Thanks to icedrake.)

Obama’s Fascinating Interview with Cathleen Falsani — Our Socialist Muslim atheist terrorist president-elect talks about his Christian faith in detail.

Bush, Out of Office, Could Oppose Inquiries — Executive privilege 4 evah!

Crimes by air marshals raise questions about hiring — Yep, strong on security, that’s our GOP leadership. Character, too! (Thanks to danjite.)

Goodbye GOP — Editorial cartoonists on the fractures in the Republican Party. I don’t see the wheels coming off nearly so drastically, but maybe the GOP will recover some of its principles as a result of this process. Or they might just go with Palin, instead. (Thanks to tetar.)

The Anatomy of Conservative Self-Deception

Question of the day: What price glory?

Body movement: 90 minute suburban walk
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a [forgot to weigh, grr]
Currently reading: Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett