Author Archives: Blowhard, Esq.

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.


Blowhard, Esq. writes: A writer at BitchMedia on why she walked out of the latest Zach Braff movie. I’m not a fan of his films, but Jesus, what a shitty review. Her main beef seems to be that he’s a white … Continue reading

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Movie Still Du Jour

Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, and Clifton Webb in Otto Preminger’s LAURA (1944). I was reminded of this shot while browsing The Noir Style by Alain Silver and James Ursini. Click on the image to enlarge. 

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Virtual Art Gallery Du Jour: Steve Ditko

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I’ve been enjoying this biography of Steve Ditko which also contains a healthy survey of his work. Check out this trippy, psychedelic sampling of some of his comic covers and art from the late 50s and 60s. Fabrizio … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Dita Von Teese

Blowhard, Esq. writes: As this post alluded to, I recently saw the documentary BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL, so I’ve been in a pin-up mood recently. (OK, so I’m always in a pin-up mood.) The documentary made me appreciate how, in this … Continue reading

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Cartoon Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Via Eddie Pensier, I had this particular strip tacked up on my desk for years.

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NYC Notes, Part 3: The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park

Blowhard, Esq. writes: One of my favorite places during my New York City trip last month was The Cloisters, a medieval art museum run by the The Met located in northern Manhattan. Nestled in a sprawling park that abuts Washington Heights … Continue reading

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Blog Milestone

Blowhard, Esq. writes: We have officially passed half a million views. Thank you to all the Internet bots who made this possible. Sasha Grey would like to thank our human readers.

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Quote/Recipe Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Finally after a couple of weeks’ travel the distant mountains of the west came into view. This was the land of the buffalo. One day a herd came in our direction like a great black cloud, a threatening … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Saltair Pavilion, Great Salt Lake, Utah, 1900. Source. Click on the image to enlarge.

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“The Master” (2012)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Is there a more overrated mainstream director than P.T. Anderson? Yes, he has loads of talent, there’s no question about that. The level of craft in his films is always high and Anderson himself has good visual instincts … Continue reading

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