Monthly Archives: February 2016

Architecture and Color

Paleo Retiree writes:

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Naked Lady of the Week: Michaela Kaplanova

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The other day I had a conversation with Paleo Retiree, Blowhard, Esq., and some others on the topic of girls who are really sexy and appealing despite being somewhat quotidian. Selma Blair and Alyson Hannigan were … Continue reading

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Blowhard, Esq. writes: Behind every SJW is a rent-seeker. Two examples: 1) NY comedy festival will charge straight white men more to attend and 2) a book critic pledges that she will no longer review books by men. The WTC Transport Hub’s … Continue reading

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Music Du Jour: Vince Guaraldi’s “Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I’ve been exploring West Coast cool jazz and bossa nova a lot the past couple of months. This is one my favorites so far. You can listen to it here.

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Juxtaposin’: Donald Trump

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “Trump is Hitler!” says the Washington Post on 2/21/16. “No, Trump is Charlemagne!” responds the Washington Post on 2/22/16. “Where’s Charlemagne When We Need Him?” wonders the New York Times in 2012.

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Notes on “Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter”

Fenster writes: This was a hard movie to like, in large part because the main character Kumiko is so hard to like.  Impossible, probably, but tell me if you felt a glimmer or two.  I did not, at least during … Continue reading

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Architecture and Color

Paleo Retiree writes:

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Notes on “Snow Trail”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This 1947 suspense melodrama was written by the young Akira Kurosawa, and it stars two of Kurosawa’s screen alter egos, Takashi Shimura and Toshiro Mifune. They’re playing bank robbers (Japan has bank robbers?) on the run … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Elina

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Seriously, fuck anyone who isn’t wholly supportive of the manic pixie dream girl. How is it possible that we’ve come to inhabit a world in which Audrey Hepburn, Zooey Deschanel, and their like are deemed unfit … Continue reading

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Your Weekend Listening

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Robert Stark of The Stark Truth interviews Ray Sawhill (aka Michael Blowhard aka Paleo Retiree) about New York in the 70s and 80s, architecture, aesthetics, his time as a Newsweek arts reporter, and more in an entertaining one-hour chat. … Continue reading

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