Monthly Archives: June 2014

Emergency Laughter Archive

Eddie Pensier writes: The past week has been an unpleasant one around Rancho Pensier. I found myself needing cheer and laughter in large quantities. I had no choice but to turn to that cache of fail-safe funny things that never fail … Continue reading

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Monday Art Rock Selection: Mouse On Mars / They Know Your Name

Sir Barken Hyena writes: This tag “art rock” has the virtue of near meaninglessness. Today it means “weird as fuck”, a good blanket term for German duo Mouse On Mars, as this recent video demonstrates. All of their work is … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Saint Michael, Northern Spain, ca. 1460-1490. Original here. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Bridging Distances

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: A filmmaker like Lubitsch makes you feel privileged for taking part in his naughtiness — like you’re in on the joke. But the naughtiness in this clip, from Renoir’s “French Cancan,” is of a different sort. Renoir … Continue reading

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Sunday Jazz Selection

Fenster writes: Moody in the mood.

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Paleo Retiree writes: Are bottled cocktails worth the cost? (Link thanks to Eddie Pensier.) Has the fake Holocaust memoir become a literary genre of its own? Want to tell the FCC you don’t want it fucking with net neutrality? Here’s … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Il Grido”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: French poster for Antonioni’s “Il Grido.” Design by Boris Grinsson, one of the major French poster designers of the period. Related More on Grinsson.

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Naked Lady of the Week: Anamika

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I noticed this Russian — a newcomer — on Tumblr. (Hey, have you seen our dirty Tumblr?) No idea what her real name is. But what an expressive little face she has: It’s a little Annette Bening and a … Continue reading

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NYC Notes, Part 2: Eating and Drinking

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In part 1 of my NYC series I ventured some thoughts and impressions on the city in general, but now let’s talk about something important. Herewith I offer a rundown of some of the more notable meals and … Continue reading

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Friday Music Wildcard: Skip James / Crow Jane

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Enjoy this bright slice of darkness from bluesman Skip James:

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