Monthly Archives: November 2013

You Can Now “Like” Us on “Facebook” So Please “Do So”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Go here for our new Facebook fan page. Now you can get the entertaining, thought-provoking, obscene, Nobel-prize winning content you’ve come to expect right in your Facebook feed to horrify share with your mothers, grandmothers, and spinster aunts.

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“The Middle of the World”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Alain Tanner’s “The Middle of the World,” released in 1974, is a movie about cultures clashing in the most subtle of ways. Maybe it’s more appropriate to say it’s about cultures slipping past each other in the … Continue reading

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Saturday Evening in Bjørvika

Atypical Neurotic writes: Taken from the pontoon bridge linking the Opera House with the Sørenga development. As I walked back toward the Opera House, I was struck by how quiet it is without the roar of traffic.

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Umami Burger, and Some Reflections About Culture and SoCal

Paleo Retiree writes: Though L.A. partisan Blowhard, Esq. has been urging the Question Lady and me to give Umami Burger a try for a couple of years, we’ve never found time during our L.A. visits to indulge. So how convenient … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: If you absolutely must build something of glass and steel, this is the model you should be following. Click on the image to enlarge. London’s Crystal Palace, built in 1854 and destroyed by a fire in 1936.

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Yves St. Laurent

Eddie Pensier writes: The fashion and fragrance house of YSL has produced some memorable and controversial advertisements. Here are a few of the best for your ogling pleasure. The gorgeous nude Sophie Dahl, for Opium: The equally gorgeous, nude Samuel … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: John Singer Sargent, Dr. Pozzi at Home, 1881 Sargent’s adoring portrait of the infamous Dr. Samuel Jean de Pozzi (3 October 1846 – 13 June 1918), pioneering gynecologist, lover of Sarah Bernhardt (and it is rumored, of … Continue reading

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