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Blowhard, Esq. writes: Thank you to all visitors, commenters, and porn bots.

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Quote o’ th’ Day

Fenster writes: “The world makes much less sense than you think. The coherence comes mostly from the way your mind works.”  Daniel Kahneman We spend our days looking at a tube.

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James and Me

Fenster writes: Fenster, he has long had a love/hate relationship with James Kunstler’s work.  I expect most readers here will know of him.  If you don’t, here’s his Wikipedia page, which provides the basics but fails the capture some of … Continue reading

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Deep Dream Competition: Gropius v. Gaudi

Fenster writes: Deep Dream is an engine somewhere out in the cloud–maybe cloud 9–that adds elements to images that are intended suggest a dream state. Because the added elements have an organic quality it is better to start with an … Continue reading

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Taking Triggers Seriously

Fenster writes: There are some ideas so stupid only a college president could endorse them.  At least that’s the impression given by reading this recent nearly-three-cheer defense of trigger warnings and microaggession bans on campus penned by two college presidents. … Continue reading

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The Joys and Miseries of Kitchen Renovation

Fenster writes: Mostly miseries.  Six weeks of displacement.  The old kitchen was crammed full of food and gadgets, now taking up space in the living room.  Dining room is a staging area and we are spending most of the time … Continue reading

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Monologue o’ th’ Day

Fenster writes: Not quite a monologue.  Harold Pinter gives Patricia Hodge a few short lines in the midst of Ben Kingsley’s grilling in Betrayal.  Starts around 2’25” but the lead in worth seeing for context.

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