Category Archives: Artsy-Fartsy Culture Stuff

Quotable: Robert Burns on women’s rights

More relevant now than ever. Happy Robert Burns Night, all bards and Scotsfolks!

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Did the CIA “cuckold” Gabriel García Márquez?

According to author Joel Whitney (interviewed here by David Pakman), oh yeah they did. And Gabo, a close friend of Fidel Castro, was not impressed: BTW, the CIA’s lit-mag funding program has been an open secret for some time now. … Continue reading

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White guy defends other white guy against evil natives. Film at 11!

Meet Konrad Yakabuski. Konrad has an awful beef against all the pesky non-white people ganging up on white people who claim non-white ancestry and make big bank and get critical acclaim by writing books about non-white people, from the viewpoint … Continue reading

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The Drumpfenproletariat strikes again…

Well, looky here. The Mencken Prophecy has fulfilled itself yet again. Last time it was Dubya and his “Get a Brain Morans”. This time, it’s Der Drumpf…and his little Drumpflings from the Drumpfenproletariat, harassing a completely innocent playhouse in Canada: … Continue reading

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Bare breasts and burkinis: The hypocrisies of Manuel Valls and France

“Liberty Guiding the People”, by Eugène Delacroix, 1830. This image has been often conflated with that of Marianne, an allegorical figure representing the French Republic, who is typically not shown with bare breasts. And she has also been misused recently … Continue reading

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When Pánfilo met Obama

One of Cuba’s leading funnymen had a visit from another funny man recently. Here’s what happened, according to Habana Linda: Cuban humorist Luis Silva, better known as Pánfilo, had a telephone conversation on March 18 with Barack Obama. Today, by … Continue reading

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The Nobodies

Los Nadies [The Nobodies] (2012) from Laura Saenger on Vimeo. Sorry I’m too tired/busy to post any original material lately, folks. But soon…soon.

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Quotable: David Bowie on drugs, sobriety, and surviving

David Bowie reminisces about how he and Iggy Pop went to Berlin and lived there on and off for some three years while coming off drugs. According to the YouTuber who posted this (on the 11th): “The interview was recorded … Continue reading

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Quotable: Alan Rickman on feminism

Just one reason among a great many that I already sorely miss this man. He got it. So long, Alan, and thank you for being simply splendid.

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Ashes to ashes, funk to funky…

I got a rumor from Ground Control…oh no, don’t say it’s true: Sadly, it IS true. David Bowie is gone. And he has left us a final space oddity to remember him by in the form of his last album, … Continue reading

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