Category Archives: Artsy-Fartsy Culture Stuff

Quotable: Graham Greene on writers and privacy

“Writing is the most private of all the arts, and yet few of us hesitate to invade the writer’s home. We have all heard of that one caller from Porlock, but hundreds of callers every day are ringing doorbells, lifting … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Say what?

Oh hey! Here’s Falco as a disgruntled newscaster. What’s he “reporting”? Well, here’s my (singable!) translation of the lyrics: On the Run Say what? Whatchoo say? West Berlin, 1967 First impression: paddywagon A roadblock against the madmen Are you cruisin’ … Continue reading

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Comedy. (I think.)

What if you “played the Nazi card”, as the far right calls it when anyone calls them out on their fascism, in an actual fascist country and era, namely Nazi Germany? Well, you might get something like this: Only, um, … Continue reading

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OFFS, seriously???

This is a painting of Donnie Drumpf, scoring a touchdown at football (with bone spurs!) against his Democratic (and Independent) opponents. But is it ART??? Well, I suppose it would be, if you stuck an F in front of it. … Continue reading

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Some things you never knew about square dancing

1. It’s an official state dance in several US states. 2. Henry Ford endorsed it as a wholesome, “white” alternative to “immoral” jazz music and the wild dancing that went with it. 3. It was actually invented by…well, watch and … Continue reading

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Quotable: Philip Roth on Drumpf

In honor of the author of The Plot Against America, who passed away yesterday. And dang, that book is good; I need to re-read it pronto!

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Baby Jesus and Alex Jones have semen on the brain

That’s right, folkies…they both got triggered (to wank on the air, or at least the Internet) by a gnarly vein in Barack Obama’s temple. Honestly, these ‘wingers obsess more about sex than people actually HAVING sex ever do. And oh, … Continue reading

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It’s Holocaust Memorial Day. Do you know where YOUR Nazis are?

In case you needed reminding, this is what they’re trying to deny, and hoping you’ve forgotten. Alain Resnais, however, made this ten years after the liberation of the death camps, and it puts the boot to all denials. And to … Continue reading

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French “feminists” don’t get #MeToo, apparently.

So it wasn’t bad enough, last week, that 100 prominent French women, some of them soi-disantes feminists, got their expensive lingerie in a bunch over the whole #MeToo movement and decided to write an atrocious letter about it. Now, we … Continue reading

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It was only a matter of time…

…before THESE guys showed up: Sic semper imbecilis!

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