Author Archives: Blowhard, Esq.

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.

“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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“Lion” (2016)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A boy from a tiny destitute Indian village is separated from his family, winds up over 1,200 miles from home on the streets of Calcutta, narrowly escapes sexual predators multiple times, is taken to a Dickensian orphanage, a … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: Moldbug, er Boldmug, is Back

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Thanks to Callowman for alerting me to this. Lots and lots to chew on here, here’s just one (very lengthy, but hey, it’s Moldbug we’re talking about) example: …do you see the actual organizational structure of Washington, DC … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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Quote Du Jour: James M. Cain on Titles

Blowhard, Esq. writes: James M. Cain had wanted to call his first novel “Bar-B-Que.” Alfred Knopf quite rightly thought that was a terrible title. Cain suggested “Black Puma” or “The Devil’s Checkbook.” The publisher disliked those, too, and proposed calling it … Continue reading

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Blowhard, Esq. writes: Another progressive whiteknight, who appears to know nothing about jazz history, “defends” jazz from white saviors. I loved LA LA LAND and I love even more how it’s driving all the right people crazy. The New Yorker accuses … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

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