Monthly Archives: September 2012

Michael Chabon Likes Genre Fiction, Punts on Endorsing It

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In a recent NYT interview of Michael Chabon for the Book section, the following exchange took place: You can suggest three books to a literary snob who believes genre fiction has no merit. What’s on the list? … Continue reading

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City Sights: Bikes in Long Beach

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Back here, Paleo Retiree contrasted the asshole bicycle culture of the United States versus the more civilized one in Berlin. This got me thinking about the city I work in, which as I mentioned in the comments, … Continue reading

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Architecture We Love 4: Brick

Blowhard, Esq. writes: OK, so it’s more like a Material We Love, but you catch my drift. This is a combo fire and police station in Belmont Shore, CA. I know this marks me as a fascist, but I’ll brick over … Continue reading

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Weird mascots

Well, it’s Saturday again, and time for your favorite mascot to take the field.  Maybe it’s one of these…

 

http://www.listology.com/list/weird-and-original-names-college-mascots

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Quiz o’ th’ Day

Fenster writes: Which of these colleges courses is bogus? 1. Lady Gaga and the  Sociology of Fame – U. of  South Carolina, Columbia 2. The Phallus – Occidental 3. Joy of Garbage -  Santa Clara 4. Harry Potter: Finding Your  Patronus – Oregon State … Continue reading

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Question Lady Question

The Question Lady writes: What’s the worst TV ad you’ve ever seen?

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25 Awesome Things About “Rio Bravo”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Please feel free to add your own. 1. The names: Chance, Dude, Stumpy, Colorado, Feathers. 2. The bit where Chance kisses Stumpy on the head, then runs out the door like a little kid who’s just stolen … Continue reading

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