Author Archives: Blowhard, Esq.

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.

Art Du Jour

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Quote Du Jour: From Pulp Fiction to Sober Reporting

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The Old Bailey Session Papers [the law reports for London’s main criminal court] originated close to an earlier genre of popular literature, the sensation-mongering chapbooks, which were pamphlet crime reports that date back to Elizabethan times. The chapbooks … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Kira the Little Redhead

Blowhard, Esq. writes: We’re reaching back into vault of remembrance of faps past today for this week’s selection. Kira the Little Redhead wasn’t just a diminutive, freckle-faced ginger with big boobs and an endless appetite putting on, and then taking off, … Continue reading

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Movie Still Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Barbara Nichols as the cigarette girl in SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957).

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Rant Du Jour: Why Rob from “High Fidelity” Sucks

Blowhard, Esq. writes: We’re all arts sophisticates around here, right? We love the good things in life like pro wrestling, Michael Bay movies, and Mickey Spillane novels. We cultivate our refined taste and enjoy bantering with like-minded aesthetes. Ergo, you’d think … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: At provincial assize courts in the Elizabethan-Jacobean period (1558-1625) the average duration of a trial, including time for jury deliberations, has been reckoned at between fifteen and twenty minutes. These were cases of felony, which still in Elizabethan … Continue reading

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“Feminine Beauty” by Kenneth Clark

Blowhard, Esq. writes: What I appreciated most about this book, aside from the subject matter, was its modest approach. Clark, best known as the writer and host of the TV series “Civilization”, is a highly cultured man but he wears his … Continue reading

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