Author Archives: Blowhard, Esq.

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.


Blowhard, Esq. writes: Nearly every paragraph of this John McWhorter essay on Antiracism, the prevailing American faith, is quotable. Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals thinks the criminal justice system is tilted in favor of prosecutors and the … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour: The Morgan Library & Museum

Blowhard, Esq. writes: This past weekend I made it over to the Morgan Library & Museum to check out complex and a few of the current exhibitions. When I turned off 37th onto Madison Avenue, I was struck by one of … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Marina Visconti

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Although she has a name fit for an Italian aristocrat, Marina Visconti hails from Russia, that magical land of light-eyed, dark-haired beauties. Are nude models and porn stars Russia’s #1 export to America? (Am I unintentionally revealing too … Continue reading

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Carcassonne for Android

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I decided to take a dormant Nexus 7 and turn it into a casual gaming machine. I haven’t been too impressed with the offerings in the Google Play store, but one game I’ve quickly become addicted to is … Continue reading

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Music Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I’ve always loved this album.

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Blowhard, Esq. writes: Funny how a 131-year-old statue has suddenly become a “nuisance.” Another historical nuisance that must be removed lest we poison another impressionable soul. And I guess vandalism and suppression of free speech are alright so long as you’re … Continue reading

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Neon Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Nathan’s at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. OK, it would’ve looked a lot better lit up at night, but we bailed before it got dark. Click on the image to enlarge.

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