Category Archives: Media

Happy Valentine’s Day

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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Our Favorite Things in 2016

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Aging crank that I am, like the others in this group I gave up following whatever’s current a long time ago. Why bother when 90% will be forgotten in a few years anyway? So, as my selections show, … Continue reading

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Faces and Noses, con’t.

Fenster writes: I wrote here about Neil Postman’s influential early 90s view that broadcast news was morphing to entertainment.  And how that argument–insightful as it was–missed the notion of actual media bias, replete with intention about actual content, that came down … Continue reading

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The Nose in Front of One’s Face

Fenster writes: Neil Postman was an author, academic and media critic, best known for his book Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985).  According to Wikipedia: The book’s origins lay in a talk Postman gave to the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1984. … Continue reading

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Saving The New Republic

Fenster writes: Chris Hughes is the young and photogenic owner of The New Republic. Sorry, that’s Chris Pratt. I mean Chris Evans. This is the Chris Pratt that is not Chris Hughes. Oops, that’s Chris Hemsworth. This is Chris Pratt. … Continue reading

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L’Affaire Jenner: A Conversation

Eddie Pensier writes: Transcribed, annotated, anonymized, and edited for spelling from a discussion group elsewhere on the web. The participants include: AK, shopkeeper, female, 42 CB, researcher, male, 39 MM, retired US Navy, male, 54 CM, copywriter/translator, male, 54 JL, financial … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: Bullshit Dumps

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Baseball men often like to attribute the success or failure of a team to clutch performance. Those of us who study baseball systematically know that his is largely untrue, that the number of runs a team scores is … Continue reading

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