Author Archives: Blowhard, Esq.

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.

Song Du Jour: “Blue Yodel No. 9”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Ralph Peer — record producer, recording engineer, and talent scout — is one of the most influential men in the history of American music. Not only did he supervise the recording of Mamie Smith’s “Crazy Blues,” the song … Continue reading

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Quotes Du Jour: On the Intellectual Yet Idiot

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Over here, commenter Gary Jones shared some wisdom for ages: Having a high IQ doesn’t prevent you from being stupid. In fact, it lets you be stupid in ever more complex ways. Amplifying on that, Nassim Taleb writes … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Albums of the 21st Century

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Our recent stab at picking our favorite movies of the far-from-completed 21st century put some of us in a list-making mood. Please enjoy these selections from me, a special guest blogger, and Sax. Feel free to pitch in … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: We’ll Meet Again

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “The Oreads” by William Bouguereau, 1902. More here.

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Naked Lady of the Week: September Carrino

Blowhard, Esq. writes: September Carrino, former Playboy model and possessor of a rack that requires its own ZIP code, once wrote about her love of horror movies: I like gore, I like messes. If you’ve got blood, I’ll take it! And … Continue reading

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Edgar Rice Burroughs Writes to Forrest Ackerman

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