Monthly Archives: December 2019

It Might Have Been a Lost Soul Wailing

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Dark spruce forest frowned on either side the frozen waterway. The trees had been stripped by a recent wind of their white covering of frost, and they seemed to lean towards each other, black and ominous, … Continue reading

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Notes on “Cluny Brown”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The 1946 “Cluny Brown” is probably the most offhand thing director Ernst Lubitsch did during the sound era. It’s so offhand that it’s almost Buñuelian. Certainly, it’s the most surreal of Lubitsch’s late works. Jennifer Jones … Continue reading

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Don’t Gaslight on Me

Fenster writes: This is kind of a continuation of the note to W– I wrote here.

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Imran Awan Update

Fenster writes: I have written previously on the press’s predilection to not cover things, and how it can be more effective to ignore than to risk the fabrication of fake news.  That practice can be spotted, with practice, if you … Continue reading

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Note to W–, on Donna Zuckerberg

Fenster writes: I see we are both reading Donna Zuckerberg’s book Not All Dead White Men.  Since I know you as one who will tackle the classics head-on I am interested in your reaction to Zuckerberg’s glancing blow at some … Continue reading

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I yam what I yam

Fenster writes: I yam what I yam.  

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Trump’s New Executive Order

Fenster writes: President Trump has issued an executive order on the enforcement of Title VI relative to anti-Semitic acts.  OK, but what is Title VI?

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Notes on “Cruising”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: It’s possible that writer-director William Friedkin allowed “Cruising” to go so far, to be so extreme, in part because he felt that his experience directing the 1970 “The Boys in the Band,” often acknowledged as the … Continue reading

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Michael Malice’s Red Pill Test

Blowhard, Esq. writes: On a recent episode of his podcast, Michael Malice gave the following red pill test to his guest. I don’t agree with all of it, and I think it omits some things, but it’s still pretty good: Do … Continue reading

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The Irishman and Joe Biden

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Friends have noted that in THE IRISHMAN, Scorsese’s biopic of mobster Frank Sheeran, Sheeran comes off as a sort of Forrest Gump-type figure. He killed Hoffa! He ran guns to the guys who killed JFK! Many doubt … Continue reading

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