Category Archives: Books Publishing and Writing

“Feminine Beauty” by Kenneth Clark

Blowhard, Esq. writes: What I appreciated most about this book, aside from the subject matter, was its modest approach. Clark, best known as the writer and host of the TV series “Civilization”, is a highly cultured man but he wears his … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: James M. Cain on Titles

Blowhard, Esq. writes: James M. Cain had wanted to call his first novel “Bar-B-Que.” Alfred Knopf quite rightly thought that was a terrible title. Cain suggested “Black Puma” or “The Devil’s Checkbook.” The publisher disliked those, too, and proposed calling it … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: More here.

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:   More. The documentary about “The National Lampoon” is now on Netflix. It’s called “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon.”

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Book Du Jour

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Naked Lady of the Week: Stephi

Paleo Retiree writes: Back here I introduced the delightful amateur bikini model who calls herself Stephi. Stephi’s best-known on Microminimus, the fan-participation branch of the genius Australian bikini company Wicked Weasel, but she also shows herself off on Flickr. With her … Continue reading

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Monsters of Depravity

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: [A] political chain reaction was set in motion by the French Revolution. Deprived of the services of the professional army officered by aristocrats of the Monarchy, the revolutionary government had recourse to a levée en masse … Continue reading

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