Author Archives: Blowhard, Esq.

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.

Juxtaposin’: The King Threatens?

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In June 1170, Roger de Pont L’Évêque, the archbishop of York, along with Gilbert Foliot, the Bishop of London, and Josceline de Bohon, the Bishop of Salisbury, crowned the heir apparent, Henry the Young King, at York. This … Continue reading

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The Russians Return!

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Just when I think I’m done with the Cold War, it pulls me back in. What I’m WATCHING now: THE AMERICANS, season 5. Also BETTER CALL SAUL season 3 and THE UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT season 1. What I’m … Continue reading

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“The Night Manager” (2016)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Finally caught up with this wonderful BBC series. If Guy Ritchie’s THE MAN FROM UNCLE does classic Bond better than the recent Bonds, then THE NIGHT MANAGER does realistic Bond better than the recent Bonds. All of the … Continue reading

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Non-Naked Ladies of the Week: The Playboy Bunny

Blowhard, Esq. writes: May these bunnies put a spring in your step. Happy Easter.

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Quote Du Jour: The Irreconcilables

Blowhard, Esq. writes: There can be no more formidable symptom of our time, and none more menacing to popular government, than the growth of Irreconcilable bodies within the mass of the population. Church and State are alike convulsed by them; but, … Continue reading

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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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