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.

Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: They’re taking over. Is the U.S.’s public-health field more concerned with public health or “social justice”? N.Y.C., R.I.P. Yet the food and drink in New York has never been better. Was legendary French thinker/shrink Jacques Lacan an asshole? … Continue reading

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Twink Chic?

Paleo Retiree writes: Some ads that caught my attention as I’ve made my usual rounds in NYC in recent days: Twinks are in? And even black guys now open their mouths like women and wear buns? Of course we who visit … Continue reading

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Looking Back at the ’60s, 1: “The Fog of War”

Paleo Retiree writes: Bugged and annoyed by Errol Morris’s recent movie about Donald Rumsfeld (which Fabrizio dealt with thoroughly here), I just caught up with “The Fog of War,” Morris’ 2003 visit with Robert S. McNamara, the former Ford Motors “whiz kid” … Continue reading

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Question Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Why are so many young Americans today (esp. of the white-and-privileged sort) not-OK with the idea that there’s a difference between messy, bad sex and rape? Is it mainly because everyone these days craves victim status? And, if … Continue reading

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Docs About Movies 4: “Side By Side”

Paleo Retiree writes: Another in my series of looks at good documentaries-about-movies, a movie genre in its own right and one that strikes me as particularly healthy. Previous installments in this series are here, here and here. Today … Side by … Continue reading

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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Slumlord picks a nit with Theodore Dalrymple. Lloyd rediscovers the original-cast LP recording of “My Fair Lady.” Were humans happier in the Stone Age? FWIW, I take this kind of question pretty seriously. Civilization can be a lot … Continue reading

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Docs About Movies 3: “Pablo”

Paleo Retiree writes: Episode three in my current series of writeups of documentaries-about-movies that I’ve enjoyed recently. Episode one concerned “Free Radicals“; episode two was about “Big Joy.” Today:

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