Adam Piggott

Gentleman adventurer

Friday hawt links – The one for the nerds edition.

It’s been a good week here on the old blog. Good viewing numbers, good book sales, (thanks guys – don’t forget to leave a review), and all of it culminating in the steady growth in month on month viewing numbers. Not to forget all of the good comments. So lots of goodness all round.

This week’s link-fest has morphed into a bit of a nerd ensemble. But I am a bit of a nerd at heart, what with my Dungeons & Dragons playing, video games, endless book reading, Advanced Squad Leader goodness, (the best tabletop game of all time), and my collection of cardigans. I tell you, cardigans are the best knitwear ever. How nerdy is that? Anyway, enough of the rambles, and on with the show.

Let’s go straight up with a preview chapter of Nicholas Taleb’s forthcoming book, Skin in the Game. This is chapter two and it is titled, Why Each One Should Eat His Own Turtles: Equality in Uncertainty.

Not nerdy enough for you? Okay then, how about How French “Intellectuals” Ruined the West: Postmodernism and Its Impact, Explained.

Still want more nerd goodness? You guys are insatiable. How Utah Keeps the American Dream Alive. Utah has wefare and charity based on skin in the game. Guess what? It works a hell of a lot better. I mean, whowuddathoughtit?

Okay, I’m going to back away a little from the nerd stuff. Here are two excellent conflicting examples of why modern childhood is all wrong.

A school in Western Australia bans “dangerous” cartwheels.

When one New Zealand school tossed its playground rules and let students risk injury, the results were surprising, (most convoluted headline ever? Homework for my legions of fawning fans is to come up with a more concise headline than this monstrosity).

A video that goes into a little detail of the history of the West, starting at those mysterious Minoans on the island of Crete.

And to finish off, via Ace of Spades I discovered the twitter account of one R.M.Huffman, a Christian, constitutionalist, creationist, anesthesiologist, artist, author, and a man who appreciates alliteration. He got jumped by a crowd of abortion loving “I just fucking love science” types, and boy does he handle them well. My personal favorite:

Goodness me, that was a lot of stuff. I’m positively exhausted. Which must mean that it’s time for the hawt chick of the week!


The face of gay militancy.


#Fake Australians threaten our cultural values.


  1. Sjonnar

    More concise headline: “Rescinding ‘playground safety’ rules yields surprising results for NZ school.”

    You never really believed the pro-abortion activists would come up with good, logical arguments, did you? “My body my choice” is about the extent of their brain capacity.

    Hawt chick is pretty damn hawt.

  2. Bob Sutherland

    All those wimpy US soldiers who flounced around at little skirmish spots like Omaha Beach and Iow Jima likely probably had their courage tested early in life at such places illustrated on the Rare Historical Photographs site (Dangerous Playgrounds section).

  3. David Moore

    Interesting links, some good reading there. Hawt chick is certainly hawt, and in a throw her over your shoulder and don’t wait for the signed and witnessed consent form way.

  4. A frightening start to the weekend. A terrible admission that he not only owns cardigans but wears them.
    Syntactically challenged journalists is the norm in New Zealand . They are idiots all. Those of us who have given up reading New Zealannd MSM are taller, run faster,sleep well, and 17 year olfd girls like talking to us.
    i have money that James Comey will be hanging upside down soon.

    • David Moore

      “17 year olfd girls like talking to us.”

      Since when did 17yo girls have anything worthwhile to listen too?

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