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.

Architecture and Color

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Crap Space 2

Paleo Retiree writes: A return to my ongoing project of documenting what I think of as architectural “crap space” — bits (as well as sometimes, alas, huge stretches) of our designed-and-built environment that have zero life whatsoever. First off, I’d like to admit that … Continue reading

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The Male Hug

Paleo Retiree writes: I’m curious about where visitors stand on the way that so many guys these days, on greeting each other, routinely give each other a great big bear hug, as though they haven’t seen each other in decades. Me, I’m much … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Octopi are awesome. Heather Mac Donald delivers a terrific teardown of some of the studies the current rape-on-campus hysteria is being based on. Slavic yoga! It’s amazing that anyone survives childhood, let alone adolescence. Scarlett Johansson puts … Continue reading

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Non-Color at the High Line

Paleo Retiree writes: Because I’m apparently someone who, once I’ve noticed something, can’t help noticing it over and over again, here’s another posting in what I guess is turning into a series about the way our new designers and developers … Continue reading

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Hillary’s Open Mouth

Paleo Retiree writes: Is there any woman who isn’t a porn star who’s photographed with her mouth wide open more regularly than Hillary Clinton? Related I marveled at how often we’re seeing mouths wide open in photos these days.

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“The Un-Civil War: BLACKS vs. NIGGERS: Confronting the Subculture Within African-American Communities” by Taleeb Starkes

Paleo Retiree writes: This book is like a companion piece to Chris Rock’s famous “I love black people but I hate niggers” standup routine, and despite its obvious shortcomings I enjoyed it a lot. Today’s “black people” matrix can be so … Continue reading

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