Monthly Archives: November 2019

Exquisite Vapors

These are voices echoed by Spencer Bokat-Lindell recently in the NYTimes. Some of [Buttigieg’s] ideas… don’t fall neatly on the ideological spectrum… Mr. Buttigieg’s triangulations are more banal… Displays a facility with rhetoric … His appeal, in aesthetic terms, is … Continue reading

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Glitter Jitters

Here are nuggets tweezered from a story about heartburn in the high-dollar art market. This time around, there are few museum-quality works by the most famous artists to tempt billionaires — no painting or sculpture is estimated to sell for … Continue reading

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Mouth of the Gun

On 10-1-17 a killer shot dead 58 people in a Las Vegas concert venue and injured 500. An ammo dealer sold the killer hundreds of incendiary tracer rounds which he didn’t use in the spree. The dealer’s lawyer says the … Continue reading

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Hoodie Apocalypse

Tyler, the Creator, 28, started the Camp Flog Gnaw Festival eight years ago in the parking lot of LA’s Nokia Theater. Music is performed, but I found the fashion statements “culturally interesting.” Overall, Camp Flog Gnaw found a way to … Continue reading

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Elderly Rubbish

Exiled Thucydides knew All that a speech can say About democracy, And what dictators do, The elderly rubbish they talk To an apathetic grave; … (W. H. Auden, “September 1, 1939”) Do dictators skew elderly? In 1939: Stalin 61; Mussolini … Continue reading

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“Military Common Sense Rules”

“Aim towards the Enemy.” (Instruction printed on US M79 Rocket Launcher) Salute to GP Cox, Pacific Paratrooper. (c) 2019 JMN

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Magamobile

1910 Ford Model T, 20 horsepower, top speed 40 mph — in any color, as long as it’s white. Henry Ford famously said “black”; however, things are rarely black-and-white except in Magaville. A Wiki-dip discloses the following: In his autobiography, … Continue reading

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