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I Got Nothin’

The combination of a busy day at the office and a slow news day on the domestic policy front have rather limited my blogging today.   Norman Geras knows the feeling:

If you’re a blogger and you’re honest, then you’ll admit to the fact that you’re often looking for connections. ‘Connections?’ you ask. Connections. On a day – like many days, after you’ve been going a while – when there ain’t no tempting subjects, you look about for, among other things, some unusual connection – from which you might get an idea, in which there is an interesting conceptual difficulty, to which an argument can be attached. Some connections, however, seem rather more unlikely than others, and I’m bound to say I wouldn’t have expected this one.

The link leads to a piece in The Australian about a study showing that pre-match sex improves athletic performance, a finding that both confounds traditional coaching wisdom and provokes adolescent reactions from many interviewed for the story.

Similarly,  Courtney Knapp points me to a Mirror report on a study finding that “eating a piece of cake makes you more productive.”

Hey, it’s science.

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James Joyner is the publisher of Outside the Beltway, an associate professor of security studies at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. He earned a PhD in political science from The University of Alabama. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter.

Comments

  1. Triumph says:

    The combination of a busy day at the office and a slow news day on the domestic policy front have rather limited my blogging today.

    There is a whole lot of stuff going on–aside from the fact that our Kenyan, liberal, lying, arugula-eating, moslem, Barry Bonds-lovin, pal of terrorists, “President” was busy selling our sovereignty to the Chinese UN head Ban Ki Moon, our NEXT President gave a brilliant speech in Hong Kong about the US economy yesterday.

    Palin’s talk to the Hong Kong investment community was the most incisive treatise on economic relations that I have ever heard–it is right up there with Hoover’s “Chicken in every Pot” as a memorable analysis.

    There are a whole bunch of things to talk about.

  2. odograph says:

    Are you kidding? Here’s a great one:

    Bush Officials Objected To Awarding Medal To J.K. Rowling Because Harry Potter Books Promote Witchcraft

    Besides, it’s not like it’s vampires.

  3. TangoMan says:

    The combination of a busy day at the office and a slow news day on the domestic policy front have rather limited my blogging today.

    Why not cover the Leader of the Free World’s speech in Hong Kong? I’m sure that such a topic would generate a lot of reader interest, especially if you compare the substance of her speech to one that was given at the UN.

  4. I know the feeling on multiple levels.

    Indeed, here’s the photo you needed for the post: click.