Category Archives: Animals

It Might Have Been a Lost Soul Wailing

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Dark spruce forest frowned on either side the frozen waterway. The trees had been stripped by a recent wind of their white covering of frost, and they seemed to lean towards each other, black and ominous, … Continue reading

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Straightforwardness in a Belittered World

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In view of the description given, may one be gay upon the Encantadas? Yes: that is, find one the gaiety, and he will be gay. And, indeed, sackcloth and ashes as they are, the isles are … Continue reading

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“Wild France”

Paleo Retiree writes: Six short episodes, which my wife and I watched on Netflix. The show’s writer/producer/host, Roy Mears, is smart, articulate and enthusiastic in a goofy-naturalist kind of way, picking up rocks and smelling tree branches and saying “Wonderful, … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour (Anzac Day 2016 Edition)

Eddie Pensier writes: Horace Moore-Jones, Simpson And His Donkey (1918) Related Previous ANZAC-themed AdJ here, and here.

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Notes on “White God”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Artists have used animals to comment on the human condition since Homer. There’s often something to be gained in recognizing that animals experience the world through alien eyes — that their existence isn’t necessarily contingent on … Continue reading

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Sean Connery With A Cat Du Jour

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A Magnificence Suitable to a People Who Styled Themselves the Masters of the World

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The only merit of the administration of Carinus that history could record, or poetry celebrate, was the uncommon splendor with which, in his own and his brother’s name, he exhibited the Roman games of the theatre, … Continue reading

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Notes on “That’s My Man”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This late Frank Borzage picture is about a compulsive gambler (Don Ameche) whose mojo is all bound up with the fate of a thoroughbred that he raises from a colt. Borzage and screenwriters Steve Fisher and Bradley … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: If a horse or other cattle is elf-shot, take docks seed and Scottish wax and let a man sing twelve masses over them and put holy water on the horse or cattle. Have the herbs always with you. … Continue reading

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Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Harrowing. Comments are pretty spicy. Riffs for sale. Armond White must be the most talked about (and argued over) movie critic in the world. How gay. Towards a new art? How to take this as anything but … Continue reading

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