Author Archives: Blowhard, Esq.

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.

Nerds Who Aren’t As Smart As They Think They Are, The First in a Possible Series

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In this NYT profile of 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki, Anne’s mother Esther has this to say about her daughter dating Yankee* Alex Rodriguez: “I liked A-Rod, he was a very nice man,” Esther Wojcicki told me. “He … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The Post-Modern Left imagines a system of 'systemic oppression' so devious that it allows every adult to vote, own property, work any job, move anywhere, marry anyone, learn anything, and say anything. — Geoffrey Miller (@primalpoly) November … Continue reading

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Pope Brody Issues an Encyclical

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Like the Pope issuing a bull, New Yorker film critic Richard Brody has declared Louis CK’s I LOVE YOU, DADDY to be a “disgusting movie that should never have been acquired for distribution in the first place.” … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Manhatta(n)

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The Unpersoning of Louis C.K.

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Over at New York Magazine’s Vulture, progressive media critic and RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz proclaims that “Louis C.K. is Done”: Bill Cosby, Kevin Spacey, and Harvey Weinstein’s entire body of work has been retroactively contaminated by … Continue reading

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Question Du Jour: Civil War Edition

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Serious question: What does the average American know about the Civil War other than “The South was racist and in favor of slavery. The North and South went to war. The North defeated the South.”? Is a … Continue reading

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USG: A Version History

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Here’s a fun game: imagine the United States government is software. What would its version history look like? Inspired by Moldbug, Fabrizio and I were kicking the idea around and here’s what we came up with: 1776: … Continue reading

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