Monthly Archives: November 2017

Nerds Who Aren’t As Smart As They Think They Are, The First in a Possible Series

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In this NYT profile of 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki, Anne’s mother Esther has this to say about her daughter dating Yankee* Alex Rodriguez: “I liked A-Rod, he was a very nice man,” Esther Wojcicki told me. “He … Continue reading

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“Ultrasociety” by Peter Turchin

Paleo Retiree writes: The book’s complete title: “Ultrasociety: How 10,000 Years of War Made Humans the Greatest Cooperators on Earth.” A stimluting, clear, fast and provocative attempt to explain via the principles of cultural evolution and population biology how humans … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Lauren Crist

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: What quality of Lauren’s is most appealing, her fairy-like litheness, or the smidge of peasanty inelegance that graces some of her features, like her nose or chin? I don’t want to judge either quality in isolation. … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The Post-Modern Left imagines a system of 'systemic oppression' so devious that it allows every adult to vote, own property, work any job, move anywhere, marry anyone, learn anything, and say anything. — Geoffrey Miller (@primalpoly) November … Continue reading

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Pope Brody Issues an Encyclical

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Like the Pope issuing a bull, New Yorker film critic Richard Brody has declared Louis CK’s I LOVE YOU, DADDY to be a “disgusting movie that should never have been acquired for distribution in the first place.” … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Manhatta(n)

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Naked Lady of the Week: Christina Lindberg

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: It’s about time we showered NLOTW honors upon the estimable form of Christina Lindberg. Like previous NLOTW honorees Pam Grier and Edwige Fenech, the Swedish Lindberg made her name in the exploitation cinema of the 1970s. … Continue reading

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