Monthly Archives: September 2016

Naked Lady of the Week: Annette Haven

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Annette Haven was probably the classiest and most sophisticated of the golden-age porn stars. While looking through some of her old clips I was struck by her worldliness. How many modern-day erotica stars would you describe … Continue reading

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Noma Two Ways

Paleo Retiree writes: I recently watched and enjoyed “Noma: My Perfect Storm,” Pierre Deschamp’s documentary about René Redzepi, the brilliant chef behind Noma, an avant-garde Copenhagen restaurant that’s often been called the best restaurant in the world. Inspired and curious, … Continue reading

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“Uncle” Sang as Peasants Sing

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Uncle” led the visitors through the anteroom into a small hall with a folding table and red chairs, then into the drawing room with a round birchwood table and a sofa, and finally into his private … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Old Spice

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Naked Ladies of the Week: Girls of Abby Winters

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Started in 2000, the warts-and-all porn site Abby Winters is now something of an institution. It’s also  a throwback to the days when the internet was full of idiosyncratic outfits specializing in nude content. Now it … Continue reading

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Song Du Jour: “Blue Yodel No. 9”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Ralph Peer — record producer, recording engineer, and talent scout — is one of the most influential men in the history of American music. Not only did he supervise the recording of Mamie Smith’s “Crazy Blues,” the song … Continue reading

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21st Century Films

Fenster writes: The dog ate my homework and I did not post to the recent UR list of the best turd-free films of the 21st Century.  Here’s my list, and it makes no pretense to best though they are pretty … Continue reading

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Random Images

Sir Barken Hyena writes: I’ve been browsing through the last few years of photos in my image folders, and plucked a few out for your potential enjoyment.

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Quotes Du Jour: On the Intellectual Yet Idiot

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Over here, commenter Gary Jones shared some wisdom for ages: Having a high IQ doesn’t prevent you from being stupid. In fact, it lets you be stupid in ever more complex ways. Amplifying on that, Nassim Taleb writes … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Niemira

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In the 18th century Edward Gibbon speculated that the world’s most comely women derive from the areas bordering the Black Sea. “It is,” he said, “in the adjacent climates of Georgia, Mingrelia, and Circassia, that nature … Continue reading

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