Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Descent of Scientific American

Fenster writes: There has been a dust-up over a Scientific American column about evolution and male-female behavioral differences.  The author, John Horgan, drew first blood by arguing that “evolutionary psychology, a modern instantiation of Darwinian theory, still provides justification for … Continue reading

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Wither Representative Democracy?

Fenster writes: Quillette magazine is always thought provoking and what good would a thought provoking publication be if you didn’t disagree with it from time to time? Here’s a piece from Quillette defending representative democracy and criticizing the populist urge … Continue reading

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Grammar and Culture

Fenster writes: Thaddeus Kozinski asks the perennial question: Can Studying Grammar Save Our Culture? Hint, he is writing for The Imaginative Conservative so I think his answer will be yes, don’t you? And I think I agree with him.  Don’t … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Viktoriia Aliko

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Viktoriia’s bio at a site called Yonitale, where she is known as Jane Y, reads: Do you remember the movie of Jean-Jacques Annaud ” The Lover” with Jane March. It was one of the most exciting … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Things in 2017

Blowhard, Esq. writes: As you will quickly notice, we’re a grouchy, grumpy lot, all of whom are too old to keep up with new things, so this list consists of our favorite things we encountered this year whether or not … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The lyrics, just in case you didn’t know: Gold Coast slave ship bound for cotton fields Sold in the market down in New Orleans Scarred old slaver knows he’s doin’ all right Hear him whip the women … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Revolution in Hollywood

Fenster writes: We have serious excesses of male power and energy on display. And we have a pushback in which can be seen some of the wisdom of Madame du Deffand when she told Voltaire that women are never stronger … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Rachel Garley

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Rachel Garley, a popular Page 3 girl of the last century, almost makes me feel nostalgic for ’80s hair. She was born in England, but to my eye she looks more than a little Irish. I … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Shape of Water” (2017)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In this interview with Matt Zoller Seitz, writer-director Guillermo del Toro says, “Every film is a political film.” After the rock-’em-sock-’em robots of PACIFIC RIM and the Gothic reverie of CRIMSON PEAK, del Toro (along with co-writer … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Wonder’s the neatest way to trap a boy since…well, apples. Try tempting him with his favorite Wonder sandwich. He’ll bite. And…ZAP!…you’ve got him.

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