Arrival – No. Not yet. Not at all.

Don’t expect much. Expect very little, in fact. Do, however, expect computer generated imagery; wooden characters; emotional set-ups without the resolution expected from well conceived plots; a muddled, irresolute ending; and the occasional political jab. The Elegant Miss Pritchard is tempted to use a non-linear critique in this non-linear film to give you a taste……


Ryancare. The Swamp-thing wins. You lose.

It’s a mentality. It’s a culture. It’s a way of doing business. And it is what Mr. Trump promised to fix. It is The Swamp. Now The Swamp beckons Mr. Trump to become part of it, too. He should resist this impulse at all costs. If he doesn’t, The Swamp wins and everybody else loses…….


A Certain Kind of Desperation

It has been almost two months since the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. With his election we feel compelled to express our desires for his next four and possibly eight years.  Towards that end, we have constructed a Mount Rushmore, of sorts, included as the image below.  With the composited picture……


Megyn Kelly – not so clever

Demimondaine Commentariat … all the while sporting a Hairdo and Lip Gloss.

The economist F.A. Hayek defined an intellectual as a “professional secondhand dealer in ideas” with secondhand meaning second in the order of the transmission of ideas.  Experts – academics, scholars, or other original thinkers – are the source……


Social Justice – Wall Street Style

How a family-owned newspaper became a mouthpiece for the world’s oligarchs.

Remember when The Wall Street Journal used to stand for something?  It used to stand for laissez-faire, Adam Smith Capitalism.  Free and open markets.  A lightly regulated economy.  A small but efficient Federal government.  Original constitutionalism.  Separation of Church and State.  Balanced budgets.  That was……


Zombie Academics

Or…parents, think twice before sending your kid to become one of the living dead.

The zombie apocalypse is here.  It is no longer mere science fiction.  The living dead are among us and they are in charge of higher education.  College Presidents and Deans for the Enforcement of Ideological Purity (also known as Deans of Diversity) have given themselves……


An Unusual Feature of the Building

An unusual feature of the building are the ring bolts in the floor.  Most of the rooms have at least one or two of them, including ours.  Made of steel, the rings are about 4 inches in diameter and ½ an inch thick.  They are set deeply into the concrete and would take a good……


Sam Harris – not so clever

What the recreational drug Ecstasy, a medical scanner, and religion have to do with each other.  Or…why Sam the scientist can’t stop playing with his belly-button…er, rather…fMRI machine.

True ecstasy.  No, not the recreational drug called by the same name.  The real thing.  What is it exactly?  There is one and only one of its kind. ……


An Open Letter to Camille Paglia

Why feminists can’t let go of an old, dead Austrian shrink – The Schlomo Side-Step explained.

It’s been said before, but it bears repeating, Professor.  You have a certain type of brilliance.  The brilliance lies in your ability to synthesize history, art, and literature into an engaging package of prose and counterpoint it against……


Richard Dawkins – not so clever

Has Richard Dawkins been proven correct over time? He addresses the issue of the existence of God – an age old question – with what seems to be scientific investigation. He is a scientist after all. What he has written and the ideas he espouses are the products of science, right? The answer is…no.

His hypothesis……