Monthly Archives: December 2014

My Year in Books: 2014

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I already shared the movies I saw this year, now here’s the books I read.

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Back to … the Marshall McLuhan Future

Glynn Marshes writes: A couple days ago, University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds, a.k.a. the blogger Instapundit, penned a column for USA Today titled “Politicians benefit from American tribal warfare.” Tribalism, Reynolds writes, “is the default state of humanity.” … Continue reading

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My Year in Movies: 2014

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The thing about being friends with serious movie buffs is that they can be pretty demanding. Here I am thinking I know a thing or two, but I’m not so much the Ringo Starr as the Pete Best … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Things from 2014

Blowhard, Esq. writes: For approximately the 14th year in a row my pop music taste slid into middling mediocrity, but I’m perfectly OK with that. I long ago abandoned caring about or following new music. I loved The Black Keys’ “Turn … Continue reading

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Showtune Saturday: “Ya Got Me”

Eddie Pensier writes: Cheeky re-interpretation of the hit from On The Town (1944). By replacing “Gabey” (the character the song is originally addressed to) with “baby”, it becomes a sexy innuendo-laced lovechat among a ménage à trois, if you want … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Riley Reed

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: An itty bitty, green-eyed girl with a bright, gummy smile, Riley is one of the most popular porn stars of the last few years. Her Wikipedia page claims she’s Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Irish, which I … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

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The Best of UR 2014

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Once again, your staff of crack culture connoisseurs were snubbed by those moronic idiots at National Magazine Awards. When I wrote a formal letter of protest to the judges’ panel I got back some boilerplate claptrap about UR … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Robert Williams, Mr. Bitchin’

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Following up from my last post about the Left Coast art world, here’s a decent documentary about the pivotal figure, Robert Williams, founder of the Low Brow, or Pop Surrealist art movement. The film gets off to … Continue reading

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Two NYC-Set ’70s Cop Thrillers

Paleo Retiree writes: I just caught up with a couple of cop thrillers from the 1970s that I somehow missed first time around. The first was a chore, the second a gem. The Seven-Ups This 1973 NYC-set picture is much loved … Continue reading

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