Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hell’s Bells

A German student “mooned” a group of Hell’s Angels and hurled a puppy at them before escaping on a stolen bulldozer, police have said. The man drove up to a Hell’s Angels clubhouse near Munich, wearing only a pair of shorts and carrying a puppy. He dropped his shorts and threw the dog, escaping on […]

And the winner is …

Political science models. President Obama’s re-election has already been thoroughly mythologised, particularly by those disappointed by said re-election. One can read worried, or admiring, examinations of the data-mining and thoroughly internetted campaign techniques used by the Obama campaign, complaints about media bias, dark musings about the implications for the future of the US and so […]

Bilbo baggage

The further back you can look, the further forward you are likely to see. Winston Churchill. With the release of the first film of The Hobbit trilogy, An Unexpected Journey, the blogosphere is rife with Middle Earth allusions. My favourite is Frances Woolley’s wonderful post (with some great comments) The Macroeconomics of Middle Earth, though […]

What we’re all doing

It’s just occurred to me that most of our readers aren’t Facebook friends with one or another of us, so you have no idea what is going on or what we’re planning to do writing-wise for the rest of the year. In short: Legal Eagle is currently in Oxford where she’ll be teaching and researching […]

Violence and the State

The always worth reading Prof. Gene Callahan recently posted — citing Jared Diamond’s example of warfare among the Dani of New Guinea — that violence is rooted in human nature, not the state. Prof. Callahan observes: The problem isn’t the State: the problem is human beings. And the problem with admitting that problem is you’re not left […]

Welcome to 2013

Wishing a very happy new year to all our commenters and readers. DeusExMacintosh will return – but for now, she presents some eye candy du jour. ‘Ava good one peeps.