[links] Link salad walks the paths of the dead

Partially Clips on the difference between fantasy and science fiction — (Thanks to .)

Edwin Salpeter and the Gasbags of Jupiter

More on mapping mutual incomprehension

Fruit Flies and Volcanoes: Why Bobby Jindal and Sarah Palin Should Run in 2012 — Your friendly neighborhood GOP: still uniting morons at the polls and in office. (Snurched from Bad Astronomy Blog.)

?otD: The way is shut. Who shut the way?

Body movement: 90 minute suburban walk (including a nice stroll through a pioneer cemetery)
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a (travel day)
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Black Blade Blues by John Pitts