Author Archives: Paleo Retiree

About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff, formerly Michael Blowhard. Now a rootless parasite on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.


Paleo Retiree writes: “Camp of the Saints” du jour. If whites are so awful, why are so many Africans so eager to live in white societies? Is the U.S. soon going to join the Third World? Should Greece leave the EU … Continue reading

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Taste Thrill Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: After lunch in Chinatown at this good place, Blowhard Esq. and I couldn’t resist sampling a specialty flavor at The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factor nearby: Durian ice cream! “Is it really popular?” I asked the woman behind the … Continue reading

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“The Black Swan”

Paleo Retiree writes: I was amazed how uninspiring I found this 2010 ballet-world-set psychological horror film. Natalie Portman plays a super-perfectionist, frigid (but yearning for release) ballerina who’s given the lead in a new version of “Swan Lake.” The movie … Continue reading

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Trendy Slang Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Spotted recently at a NYC construction site: I’m surprised they weren’t able to find room for “artisanal” and “bespoke.”

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Architecture Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: New York City’s very grand 240 Centre Street. Finished in 1909, it was originally the headquarters of the New York City Police Department. It was converted to luxury condos in 1988, and is now commonly known as … Continue reading

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YouTube Find Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: A fun clip of Professor Longhair, great musician and awesome style icon.

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“The Salt of the Earth”

Paleo Retiree writes: Blowhard, Esq. and I just watched this highly-praised documentary about the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, which was co-directed by Wim Wenders and Salgado’s son Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. (For the purposes of keeping father and son straight in … Continue reading

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