Category Archives: Personal reflections

Questions Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: I spotted this on the shelf at a local bookstore. I’m putting the photos below a page break because I suppose they might be considered NSFW, even though the subject in question was out in the open at … 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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Vintage Photo Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: Grandma and Grandpa Pensier getting married, early 1930s. Related More cool old photos of my ancestors.

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Eyesore Du Jour: National Museum of Australia

Eddie Pensier writes: Last weekend, frequent UR commenter Tex and I decided to hit two iconic Canberra museums: The National Museum of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia. The latter is a traditional museum, with paintings and sculptures and … Continue reading

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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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