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By substitute on February 4, 2013
You aren’t reading this. Once, you did. Here’s why. In 2001 I started a LiveJournal entirely as a social networking tool. My friends were all signing up. We had a lot of fun sharing a circle of friends on LJ, and most of us ended up at least reading if not posting every day. The […]
By substitute on December 2, 2009
I am honored to be part of the First Annual December Borscht-In at icedborscht.com! My contribution is a short piece on the American Dream as reinvented for rich young men without purpose in life: Accessories After The Fact. Thanks, Mr. Borscht!
By substitute on March 20, 2008
Blog software that includes the headline in the url ruins things. I don’t know why, but if I show someone a link and it has the dumb headline in there, it somehow spoilers the story even when it’s not a story one would expect to be spoiled. Am I crazy, or is the whole-story-in-url just […]
By substitute on December 7, 2007
By substitute on July 10, 2007
threepunchstuff was kind enough to link me to a Salon.com article on the subprime mortgage mess, which quotes my old blog at length. Neato.
By substitute on March 8, 2007
“A typical line from the press materials for CK in2u goes like this: “She likes how he blogs, her texts turn him on. It’s intense. For right now.”” http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/08/fashion/08CALVIN.html Thanks, Exploding Aardvark!
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By substitute on October 8, 2006
via cruel.com: Blogs – And God’s Youth. Just don’t, kids. It’s not good to “want a voice,” and you shouldn’t be tempted by quizzes about flirtation. Plus, idle words are evil. Fortunately I am a professional and a specialist so I get to have one if I want. About a third of what this guy […]
By substitute on October 6, 2006
I’VE BEEN DOING THIS THING FOR FIVE YEARS NOW
By substitute on August 31, 2006
So You Want To Be A China Sex Blogger from Maciej Ceglowski tells the story of an expat Brit inin Shanghai whose blog contained the poorly chosen mix of swaggering colonial sex yarns, culturally insensitive jabs at his host country, and loud criticism of an authoritarian government. It looks as though some combination of internet […]
By substitute on August 21, 2006
Five years of a blog that runs about 70% snark and grump, maybe more. I complain too much on the Internet, and it’s bad for my writing. Occasionally I catch myself and write a happy piece about kittens or Chinese dumplings or a really stellar masturbation session. But a gloomy Andy Rooney/James Lileks atmosphere threatens. […]