Tag Archives: Elmer Gantry

such a deal for you

You can sell anything. Everything is negotiable. RIP Ziggy. Zig Ziglar, an American original that harks back to the old Yankee salesman, something out of Constance Rourke’s Americana treasury and Herman Melville and that old American archetype “the untrustworthy narrator.” … Continue reading

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humdinger jimmy: reckless pedestrian years

The beauty of being born again is that you get to wipe the slate clean. Its ingenious, very much in the spirit that de Toqueville described America on his visit early in the nineteenth-centiry as the land of constant personal … Continue reading

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and in this corner….in praise of damnation

The 700 Club. Its a great publicity stunt by Pat Robertson to get attention,to revive the flagging brand, albeit it caves in, craters to the path of least resistance which is Muslim bashing and the scenario of Sam Huntington’s Clash … Continue reading

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happy faces: necessary delusions

Maybe it is better to go through life with an upside down smile. And maybe not always choose the sunny side of the street.¬† It is a critique of the multi-billion-dollar positive-thinking industry which runs the entire gamut of books,seminars, … Continue reading

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take off your hat when the hearse passes

God always seems to be bumping into an atheist’s head in the most unexpected places. There was always Voltaire fessin’ up on his deathbed.His almost comic anti-semitism attributed to a repressed piety and faith. But, then he was always angling … Continue reading

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one is too many: giants sailing from byzantium

For all his genius,was one Gaudi enough for the world? Well, dim rooms and undulating walls in his apartment houses are a bit creepy to live in; which is essentially the criticism made by the followers of the International Modern … Continue reading

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A COUPLE COUGARS:These Cats Are really Gone

Going Rogue in the wild. A tandem of ¬†dysfuntional cougars, who escaped the idyllic Cougar Town setting of the wildlife preservation. Harkening to the call of the past and a howl to the more enigmatic qualities of human nature. The … Continue reading

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Sinclair Lewis: Main Street to Mean Streak

Sinclair Lewis ( 1885-1951) was an American fiction writer acclaimed for his novel Main Street as well as Babbitt, Elmer Gantry, and It Can’t Happen Here. Lewis was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. He provided … Continue reading

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