Monthly Archives: June 2016

A Commenter Responds to Obadiah

Fenster writes: Commenter Tom Trueman has responded to Obadiah Plainman’s recent guest appearance here.  While you may view Mr. Trueman’s note in the comments section to Mr. Plainman’s post, it is worth a careful read and is therefore reprinted here … Continue reading

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A Guest Blogger Writes on Brexit

Fenster writes: One Obadiah Plainman, who, being of the LOWER ORDERS, hath not access to a blogging platform, a most unenviable state in the current times.  He is however a close acquaintance of MR. FENSTER, who as is well known … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Rock ‘n Roll

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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Book Notes: “God Save the Mark” by Donald Westlake

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I enjoyed this Westlake, winner of the Edgar Award for best novel in 1968. Fred Fitch, a gullible sad sack, inherits $300,000 from his con man uncle and soon discovers that someone is willing to kill him to … Continue reading

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A Hypothetical Case Study

Fenster writes: An interesting hypothetical case study. Direct democracy does not scale up well and tyranny is unacceptable so country X has been established as a republic.  As a republic, it relies on elites to run things, with the elites … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Demi Moore

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Is Demi Moore the biggest actress to pose for full-on beaver shots in the years before she became famous? Bardot seems to have posed for some (though I suspect they were not intended for publication). I … Continue reading

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The Album Covers of Les Baxter and Martin Denny

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Sophisticated women with primitive passions. Or primitive women with sophisticated passions. Either way, what more do you need?

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Naked Lady of the Week: Liz Vicious

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Former erotica entrepreneur Liz Vicious always sort of reminded me of Ann Dvorak, one of the few actresses to choose a stage name easily pronounceable by no one. “My fake name is properly pronounced vor’shack,” she … Continue reading

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The UR Syllabus of Shitlordery

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Browsing my Facebook feed the past few days, I’ve been astonished at the amount of hysterical, sloppy thinking I’ve seen from many of my otherwise smart friends. How you can see a (likely gay) Muslim man shoot up … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: On the White Cultural Theft of “Bye, Felicia!”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Carvell Wallace, commenting on white friend’s use of the phrase “Bye, Felicia!” in a text message, writes perhaps the stupidest thing I’ve read so far this year: Not knowing where something comes from is not a crime. But … Continue reading

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