Author Archives: Blowhard, Esq.

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.

Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “The Glory of Commerce,” completed in 1914, the sculpture that tops the southern façade of Grand Central Terminal. Mercury, representing commerce, is flanked by Hercules, who represents physical labor, and Minerva, who represents intellectual labor. The grouping was … Continue reading

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Handmade Hipsterism v. Glass-and-Steel Globalism

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I was wandering in the East 40s yesterday when I came across a hipster coffee joint. As I looked at the wooden sign in the window advertising their goods, I had to suppress a snicker: an unfinished wooden … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Last month Cassandra Peterson announced that this may be her last year dressing up as the iconic Elvira for fans at ComicCon. Before she began her decades-long stint as the Mistress of the Dark, Peterson appeared in a … Continue reading

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Great Moments in American Law

Blowhard, Esq. writes: About a month ago, a Georgian judge and defendant engaged in an epic pissing match during a criminal hearing. The team over at RICK AND MORTY has animated the exchange for us using the court transcript. Watch and … Continue reading

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“Dior and I” (2012)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I thought this was a not-bad documentary about fashion designer Raf Simons, the Belgian who took over as creative director for the storied House of Dior in 2012. The movie focuses on the beginning of Simons’ tenure, so … Continue reading

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A Headline Rewritten by SJWs

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Via The Daily Mail, a video of the “Incredible moment human chain forms to save woman trapped in her car just as it gets swept away in ferocious Maryland flood.” Some wags on FB tried to imagine how … Continue reading

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Song Du Jour

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