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April 24, 2007


Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Architecture & Morality's Corbusier watches a documentary about the recently-deceased economist Milton Friedman, and muses about Friedman's taste in homes.

* The top ten naked people on Google Earth.

* Is the word "slut" still an insult? Or has it flipped and become a term of endearment? (Both these links thanks to Daze Reader.)

* The Man Who is Thursday takes a valuable look at different translations of Homer. Thursday's essay about art, taste, and politics is one of the most sensible I've ever read.

* Here's a lose-yourself-in-it collection of commercial art by the legendary Robert McGinnis. (The site and collecting were all done by Graeme Flanagan, to whom I'd like to say Thank you.) Those over 45 will probably recognize a lot of McGinnis' work. He was responsible for some very famous movie posters -- "Breakfast at Tiffany's," a couple of Bond flicks -- as well as for many paperback book jackets for novels by John D. MacDonald.

* Searchie recalls facing down a charge of racism.

* A new Heritage Foundation study concludes that we may be spending $200 billion a year subsidizing our illegal-immigrant population.

* Susan has been enjoying -- and giving a lot of thought to -- Flann O'Brien's wonderful comic novel "At Swim-Two-Birds" (here, here, here).

* A student at Brooklyn Law School has stripped for Playboy. Will it affect her career chances, at least so far as the law goes? "I'm not that shy," she says at one point in a NSFW video. No kidding. Brian Sorgatz applauds her boldness.



posted by Michael at April 24, 2007


Well both men and women have solid evolutionary reasons to continue hating sluts (cuckoldry reasons and sex-price lowering respectfully), so nothing will ever fundamentally change. Most really promiscuous women were probably selected out long ago (as men wouldn't stay with them, so they had no resources & their children died (pre-welfare state)) Promiscuity is not in a womans nature, which is why if the hottest guy in the world went up a plain and asked her, right there, 'wanna have sex?', she'd probably slap him in the face. If the opposite occurred, we all know what would would happen. Maybe it'll catch on in the underclass for a while, but it won't be massified. (please, if any gnxp lurkers are around, fisk my evo-talk in a civil way, i beg you!... no cursing)

Posted by: adrian on April 24, 2007 4:51 PM

I looked at that law student's dirty video and immediately got depressed. Anyone care to guess why?

Posted by: Peter on April 24, 2007 7:32 PM

I've often wondered about people, like the Milton Friedmans, who choose to live in perfect eco-communities like Sea Ranch, in California. All well and good to live surrounded by beauty pristine. But what about when you get a craving for a bagel? the NY Post? chinese takeout? I mean, we're talking major deprivation these folks put up with to lead the life parfait.

Posted by: ricpic on April 24, 2007 8:01 PM

Peter, is it because your wife doesn't have a booty like that? 8-)

Posted by: Charlton Griffin on April 24, 2007 8:18 PM

It's not what the girl in the dirty video has. It's what she doesn't have :(((

Posted by: Peter on April 24, 2007 11:06 PM

Hair down there?

Posted by: ricpic on April 24, 2007 11:56 PM

Thanks for the McGinnis link. I've been a fan of his since way before I knew his name. His covers for the otherwise forgettable Carter Brown paperback mysteries in the Sixties and Seventies are classics.

Posted by: Bilwick on April 25, 2007 9:14 AM

Hair down there?

We have a winner!

Posted by: Peter on April 25, 2007 9:27 AM

Well, I had no doubt about what disappointed Peter ...

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on April 25, 2007 10:39 AM

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