Dan and James did their PhDs in the same room in a sunburned country. A relationship based on mutual antagonism, bomb-throwing, and arguments was born.
Then, scientific reality intervened, and they were flung to the corners of the earth. But since moving to Oslo (Dan), and Boston (James), the bombs never stopped falling. They just had to be scheduled, and delivered via Skype.
Then, more than two years ago, Dan said "we should take this pastiche of scientific hostility public", and Everything Hertz was born.