Monthly Archives: March 2013

Unwelcome New Neighbors

Paleo Retiree writes: After a few months away from town, The Question Lady and I returned to our home in Manhattan to discover some new neighbors. Here’s a little collage of them:

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Juxtaposin’: Lady Parts

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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“Cool Hand Luke” and “The Paperboy”

Fenster writes: Some movies are so iconic that you have to think twice to remember you never saw them, at least all the way through.  For me, Cool Hand Luke is one of these.  Sure, I knew the failure to … Continue reading

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Pass that sleep aid

Fenster writes: Watching the nightly news has become an almost unendurable marathon of drug ads.  You feel punch drunk at around the 20 minute mark from all the side effects being described. I don’t know which drug has the record … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learned from World History

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: As I mentioned way back here, I’ve been avoiding television and radio in an effort to wean myself from idiocy. As part of that effort, I’ve been partaking of some of the Great Courses offered by The Teaching Company. … Continue reading

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Garfunkel and Oates in West Hollywood

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Thanks to a FB friend who tipped me off, not to mention Fabrizio for introducing me to them in the first place, I took in Garfunkel and Oates, a.k.a. Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, at the Largo … Continue reading

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BrundleGuy’s Favorite 2012 Movies

BrundleGuy writes: So I got really busy at the beginning of this year, and consequently haven’t gotten around to finishing up my 2012 Movie Favorites list until now. Also, apparently I had a lot to say about these movies, even by … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: A rave review from the Huffington Post for Polly Frost’s one-woman show “Bad Role Models.” Demographic note du jour. Steve Sailer wonders if Mexicans are like or unlike previous generations of immigrants. Some appreciation for the alternative-monetary-system … Continue reading

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When the sides become the entree

Glynn Marshes writes: Perhaps other online publications are doing this as well, but this is the first time I’ve noticed it: at Gawker, reader comments are now arranged in a two-column format. I was almost startled when I first encountered … Continue reading

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“Sex Scenes”: An Adventure in New Media

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Sex Scenes” is one of my favorite media creations of the last few years. So I’m happy to admit that several of the folks who contributed to it have connections to this blog. Written by Polly Frost … Continue reading

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