John Lemon’s Barrel of Fish, the permalinks of which don’t work, has an interesting but completely wrongheaded diatribe against the reform movement in political science. He also vows to rid himself of his Nordstrom three-piece suit* in favor of a flight suit, because women think Bush was “a hottie” in his, according to the WSJ.

Update (1430): JL has revised and extended his remarks after a trip to the gym.

*If he actually wears a three-piece suit to class on the Left Coast, his attempts to be a closeted conservative have failed. Deigning to wear closed-toe shoes, let alone a suit, is a dead giveaway you’re not a liberal professor.

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  1. MommaBear says:

    After surgical work on the URL, try this:

  2. James Joyner says:


    Thanks. I’ve done that on a few of them after your suggestion the other day. It does get cumbersome after a while, though. Strangely, Volokh seems to manage to get his permalinks to work, but it’s rare on blogspot.

  3. MommaBear says:

    Not really strange; a casual relationship exists between which bank of servers contains which blogs…in other words, blogs started way-back-when seem to have better luck at archiving, for the most part, than those started later on. Pyra had a terrible time when they got hacked; from then on, a huge batch of blogs suffered irreparable damage &/or loss to their archives which were never restored, and the functionality of what’s left in that group is highly suspect.

  4. jen says:

    Bush is a hottie in his regular suits too…but the flight suit was a nice bonus look for us…er…him. 😉

  5. John Lemon says:

    Yes, JL has calmed down a bit. Funny thing is, though, that my colleagues still can’t figure me out, even with the 3-piece. The students get it though. 🙂

  6. James Joyner says:

    JL: Heh. Well, your colleagues are probably giving you the benefit of the doubt, since we all know conservatives are stupid and all professors are really, really brilliant. Therefore, no professor could be a conservative, right?

  7. John Lemon says:

    Bingo (and I had another colleague make the same observation to my face a year or so ago, though his was with a straight face).

    But I will have to stay with the “stupid” demarcation until I move away from Blog*Spot. I intend to do it, but just haven’t had the time.