Tuesday lunchtime linkage

World ends, not with bang, but whimper [Business Insider]
Where to wassail this Friday [Park Slope Stoop]
Tim’s Christmas tree porn [NY Post]
It’s about damn time. R train resumes full service by Friday [Village Voice]
Hurricane Sandy has its own flu [Daily News]
Dick’s Sporting Goods stops selling rifles [Mediaite]
History buffs: what’s your take on Lincoln? [Film Drunk]
Come on, Instagram [Boing Boing]
Three types of bacteria exist in belly buttons because u nasty! [The Atlantic]
Finally, there’s a gender-neutral Easy Bake Oven [Grub Street]
Betcha didn’t know those drunk Santas were fundraising [DNA]