Monday, July 30, 2007

That Is So L.A.

Hollywood Pigeons to Be Put on the Pill, Wired, July 30, 2007

It's not a quick fix, but it's a novel idea.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I Love Drunk People

This may well be a regular feature!

First drunken frat boy: "Nah, man, I'm asexual."
Second drunken frat boy: "You have sex with yourself?"

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Friday, July 20, 2007

In Defense of Comedy

This is a really wonderful, albeit really long, essay about why "great" novels simply aren't funny anymore. I recommend it to any and all writers.

'Divine Comedy' by Julian Gough, Prospect Magazine, May 2007

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Yeah, I'm Back... Ish

I've decided I really need to not neglect Jilletante, especially after telling folks at BlogPhiladelphia that it existed. So I'm going to try my damndest for more regular updates. Look! There's one below! (And hopefully, one more later today about the weird-ass dream I had.)

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"They Gave the Stickiness Away"

Sometimes, my state kind of embarrasses me.

Abstinence Education Faces an Uncertain Future, New York Times, July 18, 2007

Do I think teens should be encouraged to be abstinent? Yes. However, I also think they should be educated and able to make informed decisions. Telling a teen that sex is evil or unholy outside of the marriage isn't the way to promote abstinence. It's just the way to make sure that when they do eventually have sex, they're exposing themselves to pain, social diseases, pregnancy, and a lot of emotional baggage. These are the same people who grow up thinking that you can't get AIDS if you're straight and white. Yeah. Fucking. Right.

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