Monthly Archives: July 2001

Lies, damned lies and forwarded e-mails: … Got this from a family member. It’s not true. With so much information out there to ding B— on, no one should have to resort to a made-up institute’s “report” passed around from in-box to in-box like so much pamphleteered propaganda. Report: President Bush Has Lowest IQ of […]

Slanderous: … Worse Than Queer goes LiveJournal on us, and makes us like it. In the last week, she’s been digging on “Tron,” 10-hour trips from Berkeley to Portland, rigged missile tests and this … There is some of the most FUCKED-UP anti-trans discussion happening over at the Ms. magazine bulletin boards, seriously. The “best” […]

Dropping the soap: … in the Nando Times (via Den Beste) “We can’t keep blaming O.J. anymore … It’s a few years back now. If we haven’t recovered, it isn’t because of O.J., it’s because we’re not giving the audience what it wants.”

Book suggestions: … for aspiring journalists, editors and media workers (a phrase that reminds me of “sex worker,” the latter-day euphemism for “prostitute,” “hustler” or “whore”), given freely and in number by readers of Jim Romenesko’s Media News. Hit up your local independent bookstore, librarian or freelance bibliophile for further suggestions.

My attention was magically lassoed: … by Chaos Network’s article about the sexual nature of superheroes; suddenly I felt compelled to look for this old article on Wonder Woman by the Washington Post’s Hank Stuever.

White: … Yeah, David, B— was right. Let him tell you: “I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe … and I believe what I believe is right.”

Bingo with gay senior citizens and cool new local music: … RJ is funny as hell … I celebrated my return to real life by playing bingo with gay senior citizens last night. I went with the woman who I’m going to set up with my mother, if they ever find themselves on the same […]

Liquid hijack Marlboros: … or fame and its downside as explained by Benicio Del Toro’s Benny to Jeffrey Wright’s Jean-Michel Basquiat in Julian Schnabel’s script for the movie. Maybe I should go see “Downtown 81” when it opens in the Bay Area … (via Drew’s Script-O-Rama) BENNYFamous people are usually pretty stupid. You’re too smart. […]

Party like it’s 1995-7: … I can look back at William Mitchell’s City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn and get a sense of the future that just happened (that is, if I’m not feeling its would-be chroniclers).

Black books: … go pop on the bestseller charts. Henry Louis Gates Jr., chairman of the Afro-American Studies department at Harvard and editorial consultant at Basic Civitas Books, the black imprint of the Perseus Books Group, said: “This reflects the new capacity of the broader American reading public to identify with black characters; the black […]