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[links] Link salad considers cured meat

In which my Dad asks for a little help with some American social history: [ | LiveJournal ]

Engineering the end: How planning for loss helped a family through it — Ah, cancer.

DIY Bacon Roses — Just because. (Via Miki.)

French school lunches — An amazing snippet of video… (Via [info]willyumtx.)

Name of the Year — Heh.

A Gay Former N.B.A. Player Responds to Kobe Bryant — Yeah. I know. Me mentioning sports. But this is a gender (and to some degree, race) issue. Both of which I do care about.

The New Cold WarThere has long been bad blood between Iran and Saudi Arabia, but popular protests across the Middle East now threaten to turn the rivalry into a tense and dangerous regional divide.

Neediest and sickest would pay the price under GOP budget plan — Mmm, compassionate conservatism on the march. You guys sure know how to make America proud.

?otD: Bacon or pancetta?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 5.75 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 247.0
Currently reading: Nifft the Lean by Michael Shea