Category Archives: Books Publishing and Writing

Tumblr Du Jour: PopSonnet

Eddie Pensier writes: From PopSonnet, whose author recasts well-known songs in Shakespearean iambic pentameter. Link via Maggie McNeill.

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Virtual Art Gallery Du Jour: Dan DeCarlo

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Artist Dan DeCarlo is most known for modernizing the look and developing the house style of Archie comics, as well being the creator of Josie and Pussycats and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. During his freelance years in the … Continue reading

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Cartoon Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Via Eddie Pensier, I had this particular strip tacked up on my desk for years.

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Quote/Recipe Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Finally after a couple of weeks’ travel the distant mountains of the west came into view. This was the land of the buffalo. One day a herd came in our direction like a great black cloud, a threatening … Continue reading

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Web Musings: Addenda

Eddie Pensier writes: A few thoughts on Paleo Retiree’s musings: 1) The language used in pro-critic writing versus enthusiastic-amateur writing can be a tip-off. Jargon (of whatever field we’re talking about) is a sign of familiarity with the topic, but … Continue reading

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Today’s Lunchtime Reading: The Rise and Fall Playboy Magazine

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Author D.R. Haney traces the history of Playboy magazine, provides a character sketch of founder Hugh Hefner, and charts the fortunes of a number of Playmates in this 9,000-word essay. A fascinating bit of cultural history. At the same … Continue reading

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And Then the Dream Reigns Supreme

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “You have suffered a great deal, sir?” said Franz inquiringly. Sinbad started and looked fixedly at him, as he replied, “What makes you suppose so?” “Everything,” answered Franz, — “your voice, your look, your pallid complexion, … Continue reading

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