Nandor Fodor’s Freudian Phantoms Rise Again

17 May saw the 60th anniversary of the death in 1964 of one of my all-time favorite weirdos, the Hungarian-born Jewish ghost-hunter, journalist, and Freudian psychoanalyst Nandor Fodor. Later a resident of both Britain and America, Fodor is best known today for his comical investigation of a 1930s poltergeist on the Isle of Man said to have manifested in the shape of a talking mongoose named Gef; a movie was released about the weird episode last year. Fodor certainly studied some very strange hauntings. There was the ghost-Jew “Rabbi Isaac,” for example, who once made a toy cap-gun ...

I’m a Barbie Boy, in a Women’s Prison

During this summer’s Barbie movie-mania, many female fans turning up to cinemas dressed from head to toe in ostentatious pink and sparkles have boasted to be “channeling their ...

Web of Sin

Earlier this month, Elon Musk set up a new tech company, xAI, in order to “worry about a Terminator future” being accidentally facilitated by the ever-increasing powers of ...

Another Brick in the Hole: Tetris-Sexuals

The new Tetris movie, available now on Apple TV+, is by all accounts pretty good, for a film about obscure 1980s business deals relating to an old videogame about rearranging ...

What Lies Beyond

I do not think ahead a great deal, much less am I a prophet, but I do take credit that for some considerable time I have wondered what would come next when people grew bored with ...

Kellogg’s Porn Flakes

This Tuesday, 7 March, is one of the most beloved annual occasions on the entire national calendar of the USA—nothing less than National Cereal Day, that one amazing date of the ...

Holy Inappropriate, Batman!

An exciting new addition to Disney’s long-running childhood favorite Winnie the Pooh franchise is released this week in cinemas. Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey is an ...

Outside the Bubble

Sometimes I think that the world has gone mad, but then I remember that, perhaps, it has always been going mad. Did not Thomas Middleton title his play It’s a Mad World, My ...

The Last Taboo

Is there a shadowy network of Democrat pedophiles plotting to legalize sex with children? I’ve been hearing that for the past half-dozen years, but to be honest, I don’t see ...

The Grateful Deaf

The FDA’s approval in 1990 of cochlear implants that enable some of the deaf to hear set off a political struggle. On one side were the hearing parents of deaf children, who ...

Uluru, Australia

The Flight From White Down Under

Granted, the concept of “white privilege” has already achieved mental hegemony, but is it true? It can be tested simply by measuring whether more people on the racial margins ...

Hispanics of Color

Today I woke up feeling more enthusiastic than I usually do; I have rumba dancing in my veins and I feel myself moving diferently. I had a planter’s punch for breakfast before a ...

Extreme Social Distancing

It’s a great time to be antisocial. It may be the greatest time in world history to be antisocial, with the possible exception of the Black Death. Unless it’s to sniff ...

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Tyler Kent and the Roosevelt Whistle-blow Job

Remember that time Democrats hated a whistle-blower so much they turned him over to a foreign government to be imprisoned on an island? Think Gilligan’s Island but without the ...


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