Monthly Archives: May 2011

Outta Here

If one searches for my blog by my blog name, a number of porn sites come up with the search. While my blog persona may be a number of things, he is not an on-line pervert. Misanthrope, yes. Pervert, no. … Continue reading

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Dandy as Prophet

Aside from his role as le poète par excellence of the Decadent period, Charles Baudelaire demonstrated a keen critical eye, evident in his artistic and literary criticism. (Perhaps Baudelaire took to heart Shelley’s insistence that poets function as the unacknowledged … Continue reading

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Mel Gibson and the Scapular

Apropos of a recent blog entry, I present to you a recent photo of Mel Gibson from the Hotel De Cap in Antibes, France,  wearing his scapular (letting both his faith and his gut hang out): Photo courtesy of the … Continue reading

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No More Gentlemen

In Walker Percy’s The Last Gentleman, the befuddled amnesiac Will Barrett arrives at this existential stoplight: When he was a youth he had lived his life in a state of the liveliest expectation, thinking to himself: what a fine thing … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows

Given the universality of the Catholic Church, one is sure to find a devotion to match every eccentricity, pathology, emotional hang-up, or disposition on earth. For me and for my melancholia, the Church provides the devotion to the Sorrowful Mother. … Continue reading

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My, This Sounds Heavy…

I came across this in Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn’s Lefitism Revisited: From de Sade and Marx to Hitler and Pol Pot while in a coffee shop today (all the while trying to look dark, brooding, and mysterious–like a modern day Heathcliff): The … Continue reading

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Lee

My brother recently returned a book that I thought I had given to him. He believed that I had simply loaned it out to him, so he wanted to return it, as any considerate reader would do.  (N.B.: I lend … Continue reading

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