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.

Two NYC-Set ’70s Cop Thrillers

Paleo Retiree writes: I just caught up with a couple of cop thrillers from the 1970s that I somehow missed first time around. The first was a chore, the second a gem. The Seven-Ups This 1973 NYC-set picture is much loved … Continue reading

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“Straight White Men”

Paleo Retiree writes: When I saw that NYC’s Public Theater was presenting a show entitled “Straight White Men,” my interest was piqued, to say the least. Since the Public has long been one of the city’s foremost purveyors of Politically Correct theater, I … Continue reading

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Book Journal 2: Anarchism and Anthropology

Paleo Retiree writes: “Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play” by James C. Scott. I love the work of the Yale prof James C. Scott and consider him in a class with … Continue reading

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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: An interesting look at the sugar-baby / sugar-daddy phenomenon as it’s playing out in the Bay Area. Australian male escorts are doing well for themselves. Lloyd Fonveille shares some smart thoughts about Westerns and manhood. “Pulp Fiction”: … Continue reading

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Book Journal 1: Classical Liberalism and Gold

Paleo Retiree writes: “The Law” by Frédéric Bastiat. Alas, I came to this book too late in my poli-sci education. No disrespect meant, let alone any quarrels with its status as a classic of the libertarian tradition, but it didn’t advance any … Continue reading

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Working Out at the Gym in 2014

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A Personal Note

Paleo Retiree writes: I left a mini-memoir-ish comment on a Steve Sailer blogpost about the English writer Julie Burchill and her ex-husband Cosmo Landesman that a few might find interesting. Here it is: A general question that’s come up a … Continue reading

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