Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Real Problem of Sexual Assault on Campus?

Fenster writes: The conservative Jewish publication Commentary has an article running here on the “real problem” with sexual assault on campus.  It’s a neocon mag with something of a Victorian scold temperament on cultural matters so while the readership here, … Continue reading

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Quote o’ th’ Day

Fenster writes: “The world makes much less sense than you think. The coherence comes mostly from the way your mind works.”  Daniel Kahneman We spend our days looking at a tube.

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Fenster and a Friend Go on a Mini-Pilgrimage

Fenster writes: People with the means, the time and the religious zeal often head to northern Spain if they are interested in a pilgrimage.  Depending on the nature of one’s religion that can include either or both of these: Santiago … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Speechifying

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Quote Du Jour: Revolution, Architecture, and the Law

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The most important consequence of the Papal Revolution was that it introduced into Western history the experience of revolution itself. In contrast to the older view of secular history as a process of decay, there was introduced a … Continue reading

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“The Un-Civil War: BLACKS vs. NIGGERS: Confronting the Subculture Within African-American Communities” by Taleeb Starkes

Paleo Retiree writes: This book is like a companion piece to Chris Rock’s famous “I love black people but I hate niggers” standup routine, and despite its obvious shortcomings I enjoyed it a lot. Today’s “black people” matrix can be so … Continue reading

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James and Me

Fenster writes: Fenster, he has long had a love/hate relationship with James Kunstler’s work.  I expect most readers here will know of him.  If you don’t, here’s his Wikipedia page, which provides the basics but fails the capture some of … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Jana Cova

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Both diminutive (5’2″) and curvaceous, Jana hails from the Czech Republic, though she’s spent a good portion of her career in the States. She started as a model, then transitioned to girl-girl videos. Presumably, the latter … Continue reading

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Architecture du Jour: Wilderstein

Paleo Retiree writes: My wife and I recently visited Wilderstein, a magnificent 19th century mansion on the Hudson River, not far from the lovely small town of Rhinebeck. Wilderstein is sometimes said to be the Hudson River Valley’s best Victorian house. … Continue reading

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Deep Dream Competition: Gropius v. Gaudi

Fenster writes: Deep Dream is an engine somewhere out in the cloud–maybe cloud 9–that adds elements to images that are intended suggest a dream state. Because the added elements have an organic quality it is better to start with an … Continue reading

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