Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Advertising Art of Paramount Records

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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The Merest Stray Phenomenon

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Tess was the merest stray phenomenon to Angel Clare as yet — a rosy, warming apparition which had only just acquired the attribute of persistence in his consciousness. So he allowed his mind to be occupied … Continue reading

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The Oddness of the Current Press Moment 2

Fenster writes: What the hell, another comment on the oddness of the current press moment. Here are Shields and Brooks, interviewed as they are regularly by Judy Woodruff on PBS. Though staking out left field and right field respectively, the … Continue reading

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The Oddness of the Current Press Moment 1

Fenster writes: The small dust-up over whether the French government suppressed evidence of torture and mutilation at Bataclan is a good case study of the oddness of the current press moment. Heat Street ran a piece saying yes: Snopes has … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Emily Windsor

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Emily is thin and small breasted, but she projects an air of semi-tragic lyricism that gives her work a bit of theatricality. A commenter at TheNudeEU claims she has a “quiet fire.” I like that. Something … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: The Erotic David

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I’ve always preferred Donatello’s twink David to Michelangelo’s angry, rough-trade interpretation.

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Listing Movies: Streaming but Not on Disc

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In case you haven’t heard, the Criterion Collection will begin streaming content via Filmstruck sometime in the next few months. Presumably, once that happens the company will cease to have a presence on Hulu. With that … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Junk Shop”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “The Junk Shop,” directed by Czech filmmaker Juraj Herz, and adapted from a story by Bohumil Hrabal, is a funny and inexplicable short film in the best tradition of Slavic surrealism. Based on the evidence of … Continue reading

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“I, Psychopath” and “God’s Angry Man”

Paleo Retiree writes: Have you run into Sam Vaknin? He’s quite a phenomenon. Vaknin is a self-described narcissist who has, primarily online, made a name for himself as an expert on narcissism. Hundreds of thousands of people have watched his … Continue reading

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“No Depression,” Four Ways

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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