Monthly Archives: April 2016

“The First Monday in May” (2016)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I semi-enjoyed this new documentary about the annual exhibition and fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Museum’s fashion wing. Every spring The Costume Institute mounts a major exhibit that opens on May 1st with a lavish party attended by … Continue reading

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No Man Needs Nothing

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: David Lean’s “Lawrence of Arabia” is unusual in that it attempts to build a character-based epic around an enigma. I am not among those who find this strategy unproblematic. In fact, I think the movie loses … Continue reading

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Eddie’s Spirit Chronicles: Bruichladdich Octomore

Eddie Pensier writes: My most recent trip to New York resulted in an invitation to a free Bruichladdich tasting at the excellent Upper East Side Scotch bar Caledonia, and this was the last dram–the self-proclaimed “peatiest whisky in the world”. … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Lena Nicole

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Veteran model Lena Nicole is from California, and she looks it — the word “sunny” comes to mind when contemplating her. I particularly love her hips. There are a number of short Lena interviews on YouTube. … Continue reading

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“I Ain’t Got Nobody”, Five Ways

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Why Don’t You Have Fish?

Eddie Pensier writes: [Oppenheimer] had fierce opinions when it came to food and wine. “Martinis had to be strong. Coffee had to be black. Steak had to be rare,” listed the British physicist Rudolf Peierls. Once, Oppenheimer took Peierls and … Continue reading

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Eddie’s Spirit Chronicles: Armorik Double Maturation Whisky

Eddie Pensier writes: I tried this Breton whisky for patriotism’s sake this past Bastille Day.  Somewhat to my surprise, it was absolutely sensational.  Rich smoky-leathery nose caused raised eyebrows: this is no fleur délicat here.  The main palate note is … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Kristine Kahill

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This week’s naked lady was recommended by Paleo Retiree, who noticed her on the great Kink.com. Pale, slender, with breasts the size of demure tea cups, she suggests a downmarket version of Natalie Portman. That inborn … Continue reading

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Notes on “No Escape”

Fenster writes: If Bone Tomahawk is a mashup by intent No Escape is a mashup, but an inadvertent one.  The tale appears to have aspirations to a coherent whole–American family caught up in a revolution, with some political commentary present … Continue reading

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Music Quiz

Fenster writes: Those of you who follow current pop music might have some sense of the right answers here.  I would not have a clue. I will list five current acts.  Then I will list how they are described by … Continue reading

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