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Monthly Archive: February 2008

Feb 29 2008

The Book Meme

Damn, this meme has legs! I got tagged with the book meme over a year ago, and darned if I didn’t just get tagged with it again (by Michael DePaula). So what the hey. Here’s the meme instructions: 1. Grab the nearest book (that is at least 123 pages long). 2. Open to p. 123. …

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Feb 28 2008

“Stories I wanted to tell”: An Interview with “Best Erotic Comics” Artist Trina Robbins

And welcome to the second in a series of interviews with the artists of Best Erotic Comics 2008. Today’s interview is with one of the book’s Hall of Fame artists, Trina Robbins. I’ve been an admirer of Trina for many years, both as a comic artist and as a historian. The author of The Great …

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Feb 27 2008

The Meaning of Death, Part 3 of Many: Fear, Grief, and Actually Experiencing Your Emotions

The subject of death — and the fear of death — came up recently in another excellent Daylight Atheism post. Someone had written to Ebon Muse (the Daylight Atheism author) asking for advice on dealing with the feelings of dreadful fear and despair they sometimes had over the finality of death. Ebon had some excellent …

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Feb 25 2008

“Things to be angry about”: Google Poetry

Saw this at An Apostate’s Chapel, and I loved it, so I’m doing my own version. The concept: Compose a poem, a more or less coherent one, using search terms that people used to arrive at your blog. It’s an entertainingly eerie exercise, and while I am generally a suck poet, I think that mine …

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Feb 24 2008

You’re Invited To a Party! “Best Erotic Comics” Launch Party, Thurs. 2/28

It’s a party! For erotic comics! You — yes, you, reading this blog — are cordially and cheerfully invited to the launch party for Last Gasp’s Best Erotic Comics 2008, at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, on Thursday, February 28. The party will begin at 7:00 pm, and is open and free to …

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Feb 24 2008

The Texas Dildo Massacre, or, Reason Number 2,767 Why Gay Rights Matter To Everyone: The Blowfish Blog

As you’ve probably heard, the Texas law banning the sale of sex toys has been overturned. I have a new piece about it on the Blowfish Blog: in it, I talk about what this ruling means — not just for consumers of sex toys, but for everyone who cares about the right to sexual privacy. …

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Feb 22 2008

The Scarlet Letter: Visibility and the Atheist Logo

Insanely observant readers of this blog may have noted that I recently added the Scarlet Letter, the big red “A is for Atheist” A of the RichardDawkins.net Out Campaign, to my blog. I wanted to talk briefly about why. I’ve been resisting the Scarlet Letter for some time. Well, “resisting” is too strong a word. …

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Feb 21 2008

Are You A Sex Addict? Part 2

Part 2 of a two part post. Please note: This post discusses many different aspects of my personal sex life — many, many aspects — in a fair amount of detail. Family members and others who don’t want to read that, please don’t. Really, really don’t. This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. …

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Feb 20 2008

Are You A Sex Addict?

Please note: This post discusses many different aspects of my personal sex life — many, many aspects — in a fair amount of detail. Family members and others who don’t want to read that, please don’t. Really, really don’t. This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. Are you a sex addict? Probably. I …

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Feb 20 2008

Carnivals of Bloggy Goodness!

I’m a little behind on my blog carnival goodness, and there have been some excellent ones lately, so I want to get caught up. Humanist Symposium #15 is up at Cafe Philos. This is probably my favorite blog carnival of them all; it’s the one dedicated to positive aspects of life without religious belief: in …

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