Blowhard, Esq. writes:


About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.
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4 Responses to Linkage

  1. jjbees says:

    Is Krysten Ritter the most attractive woman?
    Yes, yes she is.

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  2. peterike2 says:

    Curious about that Great Course on the American musical, something I’m interested in. I looked at the syllabus and course description, and there is no mention of Sondheim. Is he entirely excluded from it? I realize you might not be up to that time period yet, but I’m wondering if the professor is one of those Sondheim deniers.


    • So far, he hasn’t taken a strong stance against anyone or anything. He’s already mentioned Sondheim at least once (in the context of “West Side Story”) and I didn’t detect any bias.


  3. Sax von Stroheim says:

    re: PEANUTS — that piece is mostly repeating the conventional wisdom. I’d argue that (a) the strip returned to a very high level in its last years, especially in the strips featuring Rerun (Linus and Lucy’s younger brother — who sounds like he’d be a cheesey character, but is really very strongly written as a cross between the two of them) and (b) even in the 80s during the “meh” period the strips featuring Peppermint Patty were as strong as ever. I agree a little more with his point about Snoopy: I like Snoopy, but he took over the strip in a way that obscured its major strengths.

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