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19 Responses to Linkage

  1. Will S. says:

    Millennials are stupid; throw rocks at them.

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  2. peterike2 says:

    I managed to read one sentence of that HuffPo why dey be so many white peeples? blog. And it was enough to disgust me! Excellent work, self-hating white reprobate.

    Dave Barry was funny in precisely the way he’s always funny, no matter how many millions of words he puts forth. Really, it’s got to be some kind of record for consistently humorous. Anyhoo, if there were any lingering doubt that Western Civilization is in permanent and irreversible decline, the whole “Fiddy Shades” phenomenon pretty much puts the lid on the question. It’s been fun, ya’ll, and will the last white person please turn off the lights — gotta watch that carbon footprint.

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    • I agree with you about Barry. It’s incredible how funny he’s been and for how long he’s done it.

      But his takedown aside, I’ve never understood the “50 Shades” hate. So a bunch of chix and housewives are getting off on a porny novel? Is that really so bad?


      • peterike2 says:

        It’s not so much the wimmins digging the porny novel in itself. It’s that this particular porny novel — all about a super-Alpha man totally dominating/humiliating a woman and her looovvviinnnggggg it — is the fun-house mirror image of everything The Cathedral tells us about how women and men should behave. Yet we are somehow supposed to hold these two ideas in our heads simultaneously and not notice the contradiction — the strong, empowered, independent, feminist GRRLllll-power woman that needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle, also needs a man with a whip-hand at the same time.

        It’s this demented state of “reality” that signals the decline of our civilization. As a society we are, quite literally, insane.

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      • It’s a good point. But I think the novel’s success also shows that the desires The Cathedral wants to will away aren’t going anywhere. The book shows that at least many women’s fantasy lives are still free.


  3. Frank Lee says:

    The complainer about too many whites in film is, surprise, an angry-seeming white female with short hair. Wonder what her source of income is.
    Scroll down for the Vimeo video:
    Of course major films contain what people are game to pay to see. So, people prefer watching Scarlet Johansen to people of African descent? Shocking.

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  4. Cyrus says:

    I always like to play the Steve Sailer game on those “too white articles”: look for the word Hispanic. Lo and behold, it isn’t mentioned once despite them making up 40% of the US population.

    I actually think these articles have the possibility to be interesting: why do some groups succeed in entertainment whilst others don’t? What groups are most attractive around the world and why?

    Unfortunately by the very nature of the genre, it’s usually about signalling how totally right on you are to your status peers rather than proceeding in the spirit of rational inquiry.

    So you get arguments about how it’s totally racist to cast whites as Ancient Egyptians but OK to cast mixed race people as Ancient Greeks. Logical cohesion is not a millenial strong point.

    My beef with something like Hercules would be that it ignores the legends and just uses it as another ‘pre-known property’ fit to be turned into a generic fantasy quest flick.

    When was the last decent Greek mythology picture? Sean Connery in Time Bandits, maybe. It’s a pity Richard Lester never got the chance to do one.

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    • peterike2 says:

      “but OK to cast mixed race people as Ancient Greeks.”

      More irony: the ancient Greeks were actually quite a lot whiter than the Greeks of today, who aren’t even really the same people.

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  5. agnostic says:

    “You see, I was an anthropology major in high school and by the time I was 16 I…”

    Just another clueless Millennial dipshit. “Back off, man — I majored in this stuff in high school.”

    If you want to see blacks in non-token roles, go watch some buddy cop movies from the ’80s. I promise it’ll be more entertaining than Scarlett Johansson as a video game character with an invincibility cheat code.

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  6. Peter Winkler says:

    Thanks for the Carla Gugino clip. She’s a wowzer!

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  7. Will S. says:

    Reading Dave Barry’s hilarious review of 50SOG, I notice that phrase ‘inner goddess’ is repeated over and over.

    “My inner goddess is swaying and writhing to some primal carnal rhythm.”
    “My very small inner goddess sways in a gentle victorious samba.”
    “My inner goddess is doing the Dance of Seven Veils.”
    “My inner goddess is doing the merengue with some salsa moves.”
    “My inner goddess has stopped dancing and is staring, too, mouth open and drooling slightly.”
    “My inner goddess jumps up and down, with cheerleading pom-poms, shouting ‘Yes’ at me.”
    “My inner goddess is doing backflips in a routine worthy of a Russian Olympic gymnast.”
    “My inner goddess pole-vaults over the fifteen-foot bar.”
    “My inner goddess fist-pumps the air above her chaise longue.”

    I think that, as much as or perhaps even more than the erotic aspects of the work, this is what appeals to modern woman; the conceit that they have a goddess within them; that somehow, they are divine… It flatters their twisted, fallen, feminine egos… Hence the runaway success of the book…

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