Author Archives: Blowhard, Esq.

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.

Quote Du Jour: Travel Narrows the Mind

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I have never managed to lose my old conviction that travel narrows the mind. At least a man must make a double effort of moral humility and imaginative energy to prevent it from narrowing his mind. Indeed there … Continue reading

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Blowhard, Esq. writes: The next hipster coffee trend? I can only assume the sound waves were generated from vinyl records. Just what Los Angeles needs — a giant, translucent, glowing egg. Lots of good art deco architecture on Miracle Mile, including the … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A collection of buildings along Lafayette Street in Astor Place, New York City, that I took while on a walking tour. A lot to love about these buildings, but I particularly like their use of color. Why do … Continue reading

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Stray Thoughts on Today’s SSM Ruling

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Happy for those who are happy with today’s decision, but I’m still waiting for a logical, principled, legal argument as to why the Court’s SSM decisions don’t also permit polygamy. Whoops, hey, that didn’t take long. It’s hilarious … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Mistress T

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Is this the first professional dominatrix that we’ve featured? A quick check of the archives reveals that to be the case. With her cool voice and haughty-naughty mein, Mistress T is like the madam of a “Eyes Wide … Continue reading

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Three of Us Watch “Pather Panchali” (1955)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Satyajit Ray is one of the great filmmakers of world cinema that I have somehow managed to avoid. Not intentionally, mind you, as copies of his movies haven’t been that accessible for the past few decades. My local … Continue reading

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Cocktail Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The Good Old Boy from The Wren in the Bowery. Bacon infused Jim Beam bourbon, tomato juice, HP sauce, brown sugar, and smoked salt served with a slice of thick cut bacon and lemon wedge. Earthy and smoky but … Continue reading

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