After all, the consensus will tell you that a printed magazine of unpopular thoughts like, well, the Baffler
, has no "place" in the logic of progress.
See the TN Background for explanations of these body bafflers
Significantly, both The Baffler
and Hermenaut, founded by refugees from academe, aim specifically at resuscitating generalism.
But if you're looking for programs or solutions, The Baffler
's not the place to look.
Alice Thomson, of Edinburgh, sets this week's baffler
. She asks: "Which film sequel was made 22 years after theoriginal - the same length of time that the character had been sentenced to in the first?" Weird coincidence or clevermarketing?
This week's baffler
comes courtesy of Georgina Brown of Glasgow.
Gordon Stuart of Tranent sets this week's baffler
for me when he asks: "Which famous actress gained a massive 22lbs in just 22 to get in shape for a film role?" That's a serious amount of shape...
Rena Brown - from Kilmarnock in Ayrshire - sets this week's baffler
. She asks: "Which celebrity was saved from drowning, at the ageof just six, by one of The Beatles?" Help!
Felicity Todd of Rutherglen sets this week's baffler
. She asks: "When Dean Martin ran out of cigs at a party he asked the host where he could find some.
Thomas Brown from Dumbarton sets this week's baffler
. He asks: "Which well-known comedian was charged with the theft of a cigarette holder from a famous actor and comedian?
George Hughes from Rutherglen poses this week's baffler
in the hope of winning pounds 50.