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Monthly Archive: February 2008

Feb 10 2008

The Content of Their Character: Judging On the Basis Of Beliefs

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” -Martin Luther King Jr. “Hey mister don’t look down on me For what I believe in…” -The Minutemen There’s this …

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Feb 09 2008

“Best Erotic Comics 2008″ — A Couple of Cool Reviews

My new book, Best Erotic Comics 2008, has gotten a couple of nifty reviews already, and I thought y’all might like to see them. The excellent and prolific sex writer, editor, and blogger, Rachel Kramer Bussel (most recently editor of Best Sex Writing 2008), has written a very glowing and nicely thorough review of the …

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Feb 08 2008

Manipulating Sex Fears For Fun and Profit: The Blowfish Blog

There’ve been a couple of interesting news items about sex in the last couple of weeks, and I have a piece about them over at the Blowfish Blog. In one news item, a manager of a “take the disgusting sex scenes out of your DVDs” business has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with …

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Feb 08 2008

Friday Cat Blogging: Catfish Blogging

And now, a cute picture of our cat. Catfish often likes to keep me company while I write, as has been documented before. But here, she seems to determined, not just to keep me company, but to get in on the action herself. (Or maybe she’s just determined to get in my way, so I …

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Feb 07 2008

“Strive to keep the door open”: An Interview with “Mistakes Were Made” Co-Author Carol Tavris

As regular readers will know, I recently had one of those “books that changed my life” experiences. For Santamas, Ingrid gave me Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts, the book on cognitive dissonance and our rationalizations thereof… and I quickly became fascinated, bordering on …

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Feb 06 2008

Best Erotic Comics 2008 Is Here!

It’s here at last! Best Erotic Comics 2008 has arrived at the Last Gasp warehouse. It’s available for sale at Last Gasp, and is already available at many locations and online stores, including Powell’s and Amazon. A literary and artistic exploration of human sexuality — and a fun dirty book, featuring today’s smartest, raunchiest, funniest, …

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Feb 05 2008

Duelling Billboards

Here’s a nifty godless video that I think you’ll enjoy. It’s a video response to those awful, arrogant, theocratic, willfully ignorant “God Speaks” billboards you see blighting highways across the country. Comedian and videographer Mario DiGiorgio shows what his billboard replies would be if he had the money…. and his replies are freakin’ hilarious. Of …

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Feb 05 2008

Mixing Brown and White: Rice, Pasta, and Pointless Carbs

I’m not an Atkins devotee. Far from it. Grains and bread have been a staple of the human diet for millenia, and I think any diet plan that treats them like Satan incarnate is a bit off the rails. But I do try to limit what I call “pointless carbs.” White bread, refined sugar, Twinkies. …

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Feb 04 2008

Acting Out

Please note: This post discusses my personal sex life, and my personal sexual fantasies, in a fair amount of detail. Family members and others who don’t want to read about that stuff: Now would be a good time to disembark. This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. Sex advice writers — including me …

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Feb 03 2008

Fuck Anything That Flies: Bisexuality, Fruit Flies, and the Causes of Sexual Orientation: The Blowfish Blog

I have a new piece up on the Blowfish blog. Inspired by a post on Pharyngula, it talks about what causes sexual orientation in fruit flies… and what this fact does, and does not, tell us about what causes sexual orientation in people. And it talks about the problem of approaching this question based on …

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