Monthly Archives: June 2016

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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A Generation on a Ledge

Fenster writes: I wrote here about how the pro-faculty American Association of University Professors issued a report critical of the misuses of Title IX.  And how Fester found that take to be refreshing and welcome.  But also that it was … Continue reading

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Faces and Noses, con’t.

Fenster writes: I wrote here about Neil Postman’s influential early 90s view that broadcast news was morphing to entertainment.  And how that argument–insightful as it was–missed the notion of actual media bias, replete with intention about actual content, that came down … Continue reading

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The Nose in Front of One’s Face

Fenster writes: Neil Postman was an author, academic and media critic, best known for his book Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985).  According to Wikipedia: The book’s origins lay in a talk Postman gave to the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1984. … Continue reading

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Notes on “Capricorn One”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: There is one great moment in the 1978 “Capricorn One”: a slow track away from a group of astronauts who are acting out a Mars landing for the benefit of a credulous public. As the head … Continue reading

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