Category Archives: The Good Life

Naked Lady of the Week: Natsuko Tohno

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: You don’t normally think of Asian girls as bombshells, but I think Natsuko Tohno fits the bill. Anyone remember Natsuko? Back in the ’90s she was popular figure in the world of Japanese cheesecake magazines. Amusingly, the Japanese have one of … Continue reading

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Linkage (Sweet Things Edition)

Eddie Pensier writes: The Crumbs cupcake-bakery chain, which closed all its stores last week, may be resurrected in some locations as early as next year. Think cupcakes are passé? Try cake cups instead. (I tried these at Bee’s Knees Greenwich Village … Continue reading

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Eddie’s Tea Chronicles: The Russian Tea Room

Eddie Pensier writes: Well naturally, one can’t go to this legendary New York restaurant with “tea” in its very name and not order tea, right? The Russian method of brewing and serving tea is a bit different to what we’re … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Katya Clover

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Some people seem born to take their clothes off. The golden-toned Russian known as Katya Clover is one of them. Her work seems to announce, “Tah dah! I’m naked!” Looking through a bunch of her photos while pulling … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Anamika

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I noticed this Russian — a newcomer — on Tumblr. (Hey, have you seen our dirty Tumblr?) No idea what her real name is. But what an expressive little face she has: It’s a little Annette Bening and a … Continue reading

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NYC Notes, Part 2: Eating and Drinking

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In part 1 of my NYC series I ventured some thoughts and impressions on the city in general, but now let’s talk about something important. Herewith I offer a rundown of some of the more notable meals and … Continue reading

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Whiskey Class Tonight

Paleo Retiree writes: When people ask me what I’m doing with myself in retirement, I like to tell them that I’m getting back to my studies.

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Retro Pleasures: A Shave and a Haircut

Paleo Retiree writes: Thank god the era of the men’s hair stylist is over. Hair stylists, eh? Fussiness, “styling products,” girly smells … It seemed like part of the worldwide conspiracy to make men as vain, as vapid and as anxiety-ridden … 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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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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