Author Archives: Blowhard, Esq.

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.

A Night on the Town in Manhattan: November 1963

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Quite a list of choices. Although, as someone pointed out, this occurred the week after Kennedy’s assassination, so I’m sure some of these events were cancelled.

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In Benson, Ruben Vega had to find the right church first, St. John the Apostle, then had to lie to the priest to get him to come from the priest house to the church to hear his confession. … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Doesn’t matter that it’s ultimately complimentary and sympathetic to Ms. Davis, the lyrics and Jagger’s black accent would render it verboten. Got a sweet black angel, Got a pin up girl. Got a sweet black angel, Up upon … Continue reading

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Blowhard, Esq. writes: It’s very likely that this is a troll job, especially since earlier this month another anti-First Amendment screed published by the Times of Israel (and also written by a supposedly Jewish female human rights activist) was exposed as … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Claude Joseph Vernet, “Storm on a Mediterranean Coast,” 1767. Download a super hi-res copy here. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Coke Is It!

Blowhard, Esq. writes: One thing the United States continues to lead the world in is innovative soda packaging. Would you like glass, plastic, or aluminum? Bottles, cans, mini-cans, or mini-bottles? Single serve, 6-pack, 8-pack, 12-pack, or 20-pack? All of these photographed … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin': Human Rights

Blowhard, Esq. writes: It’s funny how, in the past thirty years or so, same-sex marriage has gone from something obviously ridiculous — something even the vast majority of gays had zero desire for — to an undisputed universal human right supported … Continue reading

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