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October 04, 2006


Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* In 1969, Monte Davis was looking for a guru. What he found instead was the legendary scholar of myth, Joseph Campbell.

* Smart shoppers evidently know not only where to shop but when to shop.

* Becky knows how to liven up an otherwise dreary suburban day, that's for sure. (NSFW)

* Cartoonist Tom Hart tries to update some old rants and finds himself in a mental loop.

* The mayor of Padua says that the wall he has built between an African neighborhood and the rest of the city is, y'know, nothing more sinister than a crime-fighting tool.

* Do mixed-racial kids always grow up to be catwalk-worthy beauties? Mr. Tall encounters a lot of people who think so.

* Meet the designers. Me, I think the short, self-contained video interview is a much-underexploited form.

* And I thought it would be hilarious to live in Intercourse, PA ...

* How to handle the callback, according to Colleen.

* It's now official: Playing with Photoshop beats having in-the-flesh sex.

* Kellogg, Idaho may have been a polluted mining town, but native son Raymond Pert still recalls the place with fondness.

* That girl in all those '60s beach movies? The one who was Twisting like a maniac? She was played, most of the time, by one performer: Candy Johnson. Candy livened up the '60s in another way too: she was responsible for bringing back the fringed flapper-style mini-dress.

* Was Pamela Green the Bettie Page of England?

* Darrell notices that he's reading less fiction. Is it because of the web? Does age play a role?

* DarkoV recalls the era when something called "record players" deposited stacks of Readers Digest compilations on something called "turntables." Another world ...



posted by Michael at October 4, 2006


I went to the Monte Davis post, liked it, tried to post a comment and found the rules and regs so extensive and complex and restrictive that I just jumped out. Evidently LiveJournal has had some bitter experiences or is exceptionally wary.

Too bad.

Prairie Mary

Posted by: Mary Scriver on October 4, 2006 11:35 AM

Note that the Italian who built the wall around the ghetto was both 1) a Northerner (the North-South split in Italian politics is similar to the North-South split here), and 2) a leftist. Goes along w/ the recent leftish Spanish govt getting more serious about immigration. Southern Europeans tend to be more distrusting of others than Northerners (Germany and Portugal are exceptions), so silly political divisions might not make such a big difference. Of course, we here are mostly descended from trusting, cooperative Northwestern Europeans.

We need more politicians from groups that are less trusting but whose group doesn't have huge numbers already here (so, no large concern about possible nepotism), and/or wouldn't push for a huge influx of burdensome elements (like below-white-avg IQ). I'm thinking Greeks, Armenians, or upper caste South Asians. (Disclaimer: I belong to none of these groups, even in part.)

Posted by: Agnostic on October 4, 2006 12:28 PM

Re the Photoshopped boobs site:

Michael, I am a firm believer in diversity. This site is 100% white girls!

I am doing my bit to advance diversity by only checking out the boobs of Asian girls.

Isn't there something inherently wrong with a white man restricting himself to white boobs?

Posted by: Shouting Thomas on October 4, 2006 1:01 PM

Much appreciation for the kind words, Michael.

From the other world when doilies were rampant and thank-you cards were mailed by licking a stamp.

Posted by: DarkoV on October 4, 2006 3:07 PM

Sweet Jaysus! Becky certainly bounces when she runs!

Posted by: Peter on October 4, 2006 10:21 PM

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