Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Sombre Sadness of Right Angles

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The train reached Ogden at two o’clock, where it rested for six hours. Mr. Fogg and his party had time to pay a visit to Salt Lake City, connected with Ogden by a branch road; and … Continue reading

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Monologue o’ th’ Day

Fenster writes: It is said film is all about the action and given the current state of the box office who could argue? Still, a nice turn of phrase in film can be appealing.  Good dialogue is not all that … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Heidi Romanova

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Heidi, who has posed under a bunch of different names, seems to be one of the hotter nude models around. She’s posed for most of the big photographers. I love the expressive kitty-cat face, the green … Continue reading

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Marty Stuart

Paleo Retiree writes: I’m pretty sure I’d never heard of Marty Stuart until very recently, but in the last month I’ve become a huge fan. Stuart is a country-western singer/songwriter/performer/photographer in the keeper-of-the-flame mode, and I think he’s terrific. He … Continue reading

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Back to the Hands: Sign Painters, The Movie

Sir Barken Hyena writes: This most engaging documentary comes recommended by a highly talented painter and lady friend who, though she has repeatedly rebuffed my invitations to be the next Lady Barken, I feel is beginning to weaken in her resolve. … Continue reading

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Some Greek Revivals

Fenster writes: I grew up in New England, where there are plenty of Greek Revivals.  Some are more elaborate and use columns rather than just pediments.  Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood of Boston, has some very nice examples. As does Brookline … Continue reading

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Summer Begins Upstate

Fenster writes: For $3.99 you can get a Ben and Jerry’s small cone in your typical metropolitan area. Now I would not necessarily make a special trip, but if you happen to be in the twin-“city” area of Cato/Meridian New … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Naked Lady of the Week: Sandra Otterson aka Wifey

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Like her amateur-turned-pro colleague Danni Ashe, Wifey began her modeling career in the early days of the Internet on Usenet. In fact, I first (ahem) came across Wifey when she was featured on an early iteration of Danni’s … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour: Hampden, MA

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I recently spent some time in sleepy, idyllic southern Massachusetts, my first time in New England. Fenster disputes that this area is New England at all, but what does he know? What the town lacked in ethnic restaurants … Continue reading

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