Category Archives: Personal reflections

Blog Milestone

Blowhard, Esq. writes: We have officially passed half a million views. Thank you to all the Internet bots who made this possible. Sasha Grey would like to thank our human readers.

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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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Response to Paleo

Fenster writes: Paleo just wrote:  . . . I’m left wondering how much the arrival of so many engineer-scientist types on the public-discussion scene has driven the growth of the Dark Enlightenment / HBD / Game / Reactionary part of the … Continue reading

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Web Musings

Paleo Retiree writes: One of the things that has fascinated me most during my years of hanging out online is the way the web has given many superbright, very logical people an outlet for their thoughts and observations. Until 2001 or … Continue reading

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Emergency Laughter Archive

Eddie Pensier writes: The past week has been an unpleasant one around Rancho Pensier. I found myself needing cheer and laughter in large quantities. I had no choice but to turn to that cache of fail-safe funny things that never fail … Continue reading

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NYC Notes, June 2014

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I recently returned from a 10-day vacation to New York City. Here are some pics and observations from my trip. WARNING: I’ve lived in (suburban) Los Angeles my entire life and spent all of 18-20 days total in … Continue reading

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Venti . . . . Ummmm?

Fenster writes: Ever notice how much easier it is to remember or learn things you are interested in learning compared with when you are not? Case in point.  After all these years and after all the Starbucks coffees I still … Continue reading

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Some Snaps I Took in Atlanta

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I was in Atlanta recently for work. Thought I’d share some photos I took. This ferris wheel was right outside the hotel at which I stayed. I guess urban ferris wheels are a thing now? If … Continue reading

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“Need” and “Should”

Paleo Retiree writes: Another installment in what I’m thinking of as my Andy Rooney Series, wherein I notice, and then muse grumpily about, current trends. Hey, what else are older people good for? Today: What to make of morally coercive language … Continue reading

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The Last Honest Meal

Eddie Pensier writes: If you’re the type of diner who judges restaurants by hygiene and cleanliness, this sign in the window of Dinastia China might give you pause. That is, of course, the New York City Health Department Sanitation Inspection … Continue reading

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