Monthly Archives: December 2013

UR’s World 2013

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Following hdb chick’s example, here’s a map of UR’s world readership in 2013. Our top 10 countries: United States Canada United Kingdom Australia Germany Sweden Finland Mexico France Czech Republic Our top 10 referrers: Facebook Steve Sailer … Continue reading

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Movie Posters of the French New Wave (Other Countries Edition)

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I’ve already posted galleries devoted to French and Italian posters of the French New Wave. This entry is the last in the series: it focuses on New Wave posters released in countries other than France and Italy. … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Jim Goad on the 13 most annoying people of 2013. England is now Europe’s most densely-packed country. Clearly what’s needed is more immigration. Stephanie Seymour is back to doing what she does best. Has capitalism killed the … Continue reading

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The Problem with Baked Beans

epiminondas writes: Especially if you are an astronaut…

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Different From You and Me

Fenster writes: Are the rich different from you and me.  Maybe. Are magicians?  You bet. Ricky Jay’s movie, Deceptive Practices is on Netflix Streaming. He seemed a little dorky as a young performer.  Seemed wild and hip in the seventies. … Continue reading

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SNL Skit Premise

Fenster writes: This might make a good SNL skit premise. Maine public health officials have denied an Ellsworth man’s request to use marijuana legally to treat Tourette syndrome. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services this week denied a … Continue reading

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Tough Lady Songs

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Virtual Art Gallery Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Click on the images to enlarge. A collection of female reclining nudes with (as you’ll quickly notice by the titles) a special emphasis on the odalisque. Related Although not all academic paintings, I was inspired to put together … Continue reading

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Notes on “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me” is ostensibly a documentary about ’70s cult band Big Star, and it’s good at being that, but its stealth subjects are the state of rock ‘n’ roll in the ’70s … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Click on the image to enlarge. The market square of Zamość, Poland. Photo taken from this excellent Flickr page.

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