Category Archives: Books Publishing and Writing

Vintage Paperback Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Published in 1966. From the back cover: “Where did he go? OUT. What did he do? EVERYTHING. He started with an ex-girl friend and then kept right on going. He didn’t care where — discotheques, cocktail parties, un-husbanded … Continue reading

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Kirsten Mortensen’s Latest

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Kirsten Mortensen’s latest novel, which is about a small chemical engineering company in upstate New York, is very clever. Kirsten’s fiction, which includes idiosyncratic works like “Can Job,” doesn’t fit comfortably into any particular box. That’s part … Continue reading

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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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