Blowhard, Esq. writes:

  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson fancies himself to be James Madison. He might as well have said, “I’ve never read a history book and I know nothing about human psychology.”
  • Speaking of, judge Richard Posner, one of our era’s most distinguished jurists and perennial name as a possible Nobel laureate for his contributions to the law and economics field, sees “absolutely no value” to spending one second studying the Constitution. It’s almost refreshing when the Lizard People let the mask slip and say what’s really on their minds. As anyone who pays attention to upper echelons of the federal courts knows, the justices have long treated the Constitution is a mere pretext at best.
  • Christiane Amanpour loses it. Cartman reacts.
  • Via Callowman, I enjoyed this analysis on the resurgence of nationalism.
  •, is a helpful website created by Portlanders to help you make the difficult decision of whether to move to the famous whitopia. I bet 99% of Portlanders sincerely believe this and I bet that same 99% thinks Trump and Brexiters are evil for wanting to restrict immigration.
  • Some dude watches FIGHT CLUB and determines not only is Tyler Durden not real, it’s turtles all the way down, man. This method of film criticism (or, more accurately, film engagement), like the Pixar theory or the Tarantino one, is very odd to me. For these film nerds, movies are not works of art to appreciate via the traditional elements of plot, character, tone, mood, etc. — they’re puzzles to decode. Or maybe the better metaphor is that the movies are the raw material for their film nerd fan fiction or DJ remix.
  • Let’s turn it over to Lightnin’ Hopkins and Amédé Ardoin to play us out:

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.
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4 Responses to Linkage

  1. JV says:

    Portland and San Francisco, much as love both cities, have the absolute worst cases of NIMBY-ism on the planet. And yes, it is quite ironic.

    I find film engagement (nice term) to be a lot of fun. Sure some of the theories are crackpot at best, but it’s a fun example of how once a work of art meets the public, its no longer the creator’s work.

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  2. Bob Sac says:

    Re: Portland. I’ve recently been seeding an Austin discussion board with anti-immigration arguments that the Leftists of Austin have never heard before. While they argue over block by block development and stress about salamanders (really), I’m hitting them with the reality – in the last 15 years we have added another Florida-sized population to this country. Those people and the people they displace have to go somewhere.

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  3. agnostic says:

    Latest poll from Oregon shows Trump up 2 points over Crooked Hillary.

    Even if he just misses it, the butthurt from hipster transplants will still be epic — they won’t be living in an extreme blue state, but a swing state where they’ll have to live with the awareness of being surrounded by nearly half a state full of Trump supporters.

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    • agnostic says:

      My advice to hipster transplants in Portland is to resign yourself to the fate of the state turning red this November, and salvage your persona and ego by voting ironically for Trump.

      You’ve got your trucker hat, PBR, and beard — time to complete the act and vote Trump!

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