Blog Profile / The League of Ordinary Gentlemen

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Archived Since:August 27, 2009

Blog Post Archive

The Exit Poll Blackout Strikes Back

Philip Bump and the Washington Post have some egg on their face after doing a “statistical analysis” that demonstrated what the electoral map would look like with 100% turnout. What they got were two maps, one that looked like this: Which was, evidently, not enough to raise enough alarm bells to reconsider the project (instead…

Linky Friday #107

Progress: [Pr1] From Tod Kelly: A fascinating story of flatworms, the nature of memory, the fickle judgement of science, and the Unibomber. [Pr2] From Mad Rocket Scientist: I’m not even entirely certain how this works. I’m assuming the polymers that are added to the mix allow the mix to retain the printed shape until water…

The Lament for Ur

A powerful account of an invasion in Mesopotamia roughly 4,000 years ago that should be read and reflected upon by every invading army today.

Bibi’s Final Destruction of the Peace Process Saved Likud

In an election dominated by local economic issues, Benjamin Netanyahu won by cannibalizing his own coalition with a last-minute address about the Palestinian issue that may have permanently ended any hopes of a two-state solution.

A Point in Favor of a Bobby Jindal Presidency

Vikram is in China enjoying the spillover effects of having a black president.

How To Run For Local Office, Part I: The Backstory

As those reading the sidebar know, I’ve been under-active in the last several months because I’ve been participating in the political process by throwing my hat in the ring for my local School Board, that this last Tuesday was the end of that endeavor, and that I managed to get myself a seat at the…

Thank You!

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Some Thoughts on Culture(s)

Further ruminations on high culture, geek culture, and disagreements.

Fund this post!

In the wake of the horrific Justin Harris scandal, the Arkansas Times asks readers to crowdfund its reporting on the failure of the state welfare system. That may not be such a great thing.

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