Morning Cup of Links: The Joy of Fruitcake

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The average American wastes 1,400 kilocalories a day, which means the US wastes about 40% of its food supply. It's not all your fault, since a lot of food is discarded before the consumer ever sees it. (via The World's Fair)
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In 1967, David Bowie received his first fan letter from America. He immediately wrote a charming note in reply.
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The Society for the Protection and Preservation of Fruitcake, continuing the fight against the holiday classic's bad reputation. Fruitcake is more than a doorstop!
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Holiday shipping deadlines for 2009, from a whole slew of big stores. If you don't want to push your luck to the limit, I'd advise ordering earlier. (via Gizmodo)
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An Antarctic resident tells the story of explorer Robert F. Scott, who wasn't the first to reach the South Pole, but still made history by not making it back.
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Add your special touch to Flockdraw, a collaborative drawing board, but only if you have nothing pressing that has to be done today. If you don't want to put up with all your collaborators, you can get your own.
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Shorts That Don't Suck, Vol. III: Arty Edition. This gives me all the excuse I need to watch Hyperactive again.

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December 3, 2009 - 11:08pm
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