Month: October 2009

San Francisco Magazine: Theresa Sparks, me and Margaret Cho

Above is a quick snapshot of the picture in November’s San Francisco Magazine of Theresa Sparks, myself and Margret Cho from the amazing article “The life and times of Theresa Sparks – A former oilman, CEO, police commissioner, and butt of Jay Leno’s jokes, the groundbreaking activist is now San Francisco’s most electrifying political candidate…

A great moment for literacy in America: Naked Girls Reading

As a writer and editor, there are many recent and current cultural forces I appreciate for making people read more, for the benefit of all. We all give it up for libraries (virtual and actual) and their necessary fantasy counterparts sexy librarians. Oprah’s book club got housewives reading apocalyptic Cormac McCarthy novels — I never…

A number of blogs are (lightly, frighteningly) covering the upcoming release of German metal band Rammstein‘s deluxe box set for their new, er, releases. You’ll remember when I recently posted their new music video “Pussy” which is not just the most graphic music video I’ve ever seen, but also truly hilarious in both lyrics, emphasis…

Will lap dance for code (NOT)

UPDATE 10.21.09: This image (and others in this post) were originally posted by cocakl with this Creative Commons license. Cockai has been emailed asking why they are no longer viewable. /UPDATE Apparently female strippers and lap dancers entertained the presumably (presumptively) male, straight attendees of Taiwan’s Yahoo Open Hack Day (simonwillison.net). Wups! Which is all…