Monthly Archives: January 2019

Notes on “The Sin of Harold Diddlebock”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: One of Preston Sturges’ least known works, “The Sin of Harold Diddlebock” is a wry and tenderhearted tribute to American failure — a sort of inverse Horatio Alger story. Sturges uses the movie to comment on … Continue reading

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Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: The Daily Telegraph eats a huge amount of shit for mistakes in its recent feature about Melania. Has the FBI become our very own Gestapo? Heartiste thinks so. Best commentary I’ve read on that Gillette’s disguting “toxic … Continue reading

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Elsewheres

Fenster writes: Mostly on Mommy and Daddy themes. “As a human being we should pay attention to fear and not logic”.  As a friend puts it, pathos beats logos any day of the week these days. Kirsten Gillibrand seems to … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Island at the Top of the World”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: There is little build-up to the adventure story presented in the 1974 “The Island at the Top of the World.” Almost immediately after their initial meeting, an aristocrat and an archaeologist set out for the Arctic … Continue reading

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Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Interested in podcasting? This cool cat is sharing a lot of helpful tips. Getting some sun: the upside. Despite their history of screwups, I’m absolutely sure our health authorities have got it right this time. Authoritarian power, … Continue reading

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Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: By over-protecting our children, are we driving them crazy? Jonathan Haidt thinks so. My wife and I enjoyed this Brendan O’Neill conversation with Jonathan Haidt. The very smart Stuart Schneiderman responds to the American Psychological Association’s distaste … Continue reading

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Wither the Yellow Vests?

Fenster writes: The American press has had a herky-jerk relationship with the Yellow Vests.  The media avoided much mention of the protests when they first occurred, presumably banking on them fading away quickly.  Then, when it became apparent that coverage … Continue reading

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