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.

The Trendiness Trend

Paleo Retiree writes: Could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure that this is the first time I’ve run across the adjective “trendy” being used (non-ironically, anyway) as an enticement. Is calling something “trendy” and meaning it as praise becoming a trend?

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Linkage: Special Jackie/Sabrina/Rolling Stone Edition

Paleo Retiree writes: I’ve been an avid follower of the U.Va “gang-rape at a frat house” imbroglio since Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s article first appeared in Rolling Stone’s Dec. 2014 issue. When I gave the story a read it took only a couple … Continue reading

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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Razib reads a book about Confucianism. Speaking of Eastern thinkers, I recently finished and loved Grant Hardy’s Great Courses lecture series about Asian intellectual history. I found it to be a near-ideal overview of a very large field: vivid and … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Stephi, of Microminimus and Flickr — Plus Bonus Interview With Her

Paleo Retiree writes: Stephi — who shares her pix on Microminimus and Flickr — and her photographer husband create images that often remind me of the great pinup paintings of the ’40s and ’50s, paintings by artists like Vargas and Elvgren. … Continue reading

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Elsewhere

Paleo Retiree writes: Will the next religious revival in the West be Islamic? Steve Sailer wonders if Hillary Clinton can survive Patricia Arquette. Why has our government’s diet advice been so bad? Have the benefits of statins been oversold? Does … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week, Special Edition: Redhotsillyfecker Revisited and Interviewed

Paleo Retiree writes: Back here we celebrated the Irish Reddit star who calls herself Redhotsillyfecker, and today we’re back to underline and reiterate our enthusiasm. Not only is she a fave of ours for her good looks and her daring, we … Continue reading

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“Big Eyes”

Paleo Retiree writes: Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes” hit me the way nearly all his post-“Batman” movies have hit me: as having a lot of kooky, fun visuals and as being about two inches deep in dramatic and character terms. Burton, … Continue reading

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