Monthly Archives: April 2014

Movie Still Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Anaïs Reboux and Roxane Mesquida in Catherine Breillat’s FAT GIRL. And if you haven’t already, you really should read PR’s essay on Breillat’s ROMANCE. As you can probably tell, the actors are looking in a mirror in this … Continue reading

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Gaudi and the Perfection of the Gothic Style

Sir Barken Hyena writes: First let us begin with a video. This shows via clever CGI what remains to be built of Catalan architect Antonin Gaudi’s signature building, the Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain, under … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: An old schoolhouse in Midland, Michigan, now used as an archive. Source. Click on the image to enlarge. Related Me on brick, PR on corrugated metal.

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Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Is Steve Sailer onto something here? How long before the National Telecommunications and Information Administration is monitoring your online activity? Manly bookplates. What if Sterling had been revealed as The Worst Person Ever two weeks later, … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Right up front, let me admit that I’m not going to be reviewing “Nymphomaniac.” If a review’s what you want, read a damn reviewer. They get paid to do that shit. Instead, I’m going to invoke my … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Bayeux Cathedral, France. Source. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Slim Pickens’ demise in “Pat Garret & Billy the Kid” is probably my favorite movie death scene. Pickens, a cowboy-movie staple, was typically a farcical figure — the guy you’d laugh at between the shoot-outs and the daring feats of … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Seth Roberts

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I’m shocked and saddened to learn that scientist, professor, self-experimentation advocate, and best-selling author Seth Roberts has died. I was an avid reader of Seth’s blog for years and even met him in person a couple times. Being … Continue reading

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Like Hot Iron

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: If one were to take the time to document a thousand instances in which Ty Cobb went out of his way to be kind to people, including black people, would this change his image? I fear … Continue reading

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Ben Heppner–Recollections

Eddie Pensier writes: Canadian tenor Ben Heppner has announced his retirement from the opera and recital stage, at the age of 58. Heppner found his calling as a heldentenor, specializing in German repertory, specifically Wagner. He won the Metropolitan Opera’s … Continue reading

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