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July 27, 2006

Elsewhere

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Investment banker turned escort Olympia gives the lowdown on what an escort's life is really like. Sounds like a challenging line of work.

* Corbusier shakes his head over what the architecture establishment dreams of foisting on New Orleans.

* Mickey Spillane may no longer be with us, but at least we have his novels to hold dear. Bookgasm's Bruce Grossman reads Mickey's final two Mike Hammer thrillers and reports that they aren't half bad.

* Fred has the goods on how to become a great composer.

* Whisky Prajer's Top 15 Films list climaxes in a real surprise.

* Jon Hastings gives the once-eminent novelist William Dean Howells a try and likes what he finds.

* I wrote a little blog-hymn to Western New York's Finger Lakes region back here. (I grew up nearby and love the place dearly.) What fun to discover a good and verve-y blog devoted to the area's wines.

* And yet more, new-to-me eco and food blogs that I've been lovin' too: here, here, here, and here. (Thanks to Brian, and to Steve Bodio.)

* James Bowman explains to Christina Hoff Sommers what has become of honor.

* Pug bowling!

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at July 27, 2006




Comments

I guess Haydn wasn't a good composer. Other than a bout of smallpox and being small in stature (diet, most likely), he survived childhood in relatively good shape. A close friend of Mozart and a teacher of Beethoven, he is regarded as the father of the symphony and the string quartet. In living a long and prosperous life, he must have done something wrong. Maybe a clubfoot or an addiction to absynthe would have helped?

Posted by: Bob on July 27, 2006 9:19 PM



Olympia chose to be a whore, er...escort, and now she's complaining about it?
Give me a break!

Posted by: ricpic on July 28, 2006 10:09 AM



Olympia the hooker - hey, that's what she is - does have a devilish sense of humor. I did a Whois lookup on her site, postmoderncourtesan.com, and it's registered to "Olympia Manet" (she must like art) at 350 Fifth Avenue (the Empire State Building).

Posted by: Peter on July 28, 2006 2:05 PM



I find it unlikely that people like "Olympia" are really who they say they are. The "Prostitute (with a heart of gold) writing about her sexual adventures" is a pretty popular genre lately. Personally I find that men seem to be more effective at writing this sort of material in a way that appeals to men. In a way then, the more believable I find these journals the less likely they are anything more than some guy's writing project.

Posted by: Rendition on July 31, 2006 6:55 PM






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