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July 07, 2006


Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhard s--

* Spengler laughs at the idea that "primitive" societies were the Rousseau-ian idylls of sentimental myth.

* Alan Sullivan unlocks some of his feelings about friendships.

* Comics fans will want to check out Heidi MacDonald's new blog.

* Well, a girl's gotta take a break from her studies sometime, doesn't she?

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* You might be an engineer if ...

* Watching a major design project go for free, Michael Bierut is concerned about the future of his profession.

* What was Stanley Kubrick like on the set of "The Shining"? Now you know.

* Scott Chaffin gives the press some Texas what-for.

* David Chute meditates entertainingly on "Krrish," a movie said by some to be Bollywood's first superhero epic.

* Does prohibition always generate big sales?

* Stanley Alcorn and Ben Solarz take a Post-Autistics (ie., disparaging) look at neoclassical economics.

* Steve wonders if a coinflip is as good as a mogul.

* Derek Lowe has some advice for chem grad students: Get outta the lab for a few minutes.

* Cowtown Pattie spotted some beauties in Waxahachie not too long ago.

* I've enthused about The New Yorker's art critic Peter Schjeldahl several times. Here's a good, lengthy interview with him. His vision of art and his vision of criticism are ones that I find very simpatico.



posted by Michael at July 7, 2006


Ha. That dancing girls YouTube clip could only have been found deliberately. Isn't You Tube fantastic? Also, although you missed the boat Veoh was allowing some incredible amateur porn until this week. Just couples filming themselves going at it. Good fun.

The Kubrick clip is also great. It's on the latest edition of The Shining DVD.

Posted by: the patriarch on July 7, 2006 3:08 PM

And you didn't let us know about Veoh's am-porn until after they stopped showing it?!!! I'm considering revoking your ... I don't know what, really. But I'm considering revoking it anyway.

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on July 7, 2006 3:22 PM

That primitivism link reminds me of one of my favorite movies, White Shadows In The South Seas. It's about a doctor being marooned in Tahiti or some such place and finding it to be a fantastic paradise of palm fronds and topless babes and true love and the like. It's a great flick.

Well, this contemporary article tells some of the horrors they went through making it, down there in Paradise with all the bugs and poisonous snakes and fish eyes for breakfast. A typical factoid: they had to import the starlet from Mexico, because the native girls were all missing most of their teeth.

Posted by: Brian on July 7, 2006 4:23 PM

Zowie - I bought Heidi MacDonald's first published writing 25 years ago (I was editor of THE COMICS JOURNAL at one point), and now she's risen so high in the world that Michael Blowhard plugs her blog! That girl has certainly gone places...

Posted by: Dwight Decker on July 8, 2006 3:57 AM

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