Day: June 12, 2006

Dirty Underwear

A while back, Blue Girl linked to this article about waiting tables in a gimmick restaurant where the diners eat in total darkness. Not my idea of an enjoyable meal (and why not just spread a tarp across the dining-room…

“Nice Guys”

I see that piny beat me to the punch on commenting on Amanda’s post encompassing “Nice Guys,” Hugo’s advice to a young man in his class who was disappointed that feminism wasn’t getting him laid, and McBoing’s post excoriating Hugo…

Delightful Ladies

I just finished reading Neal Stephenson’s Baroque Trilogy, which was…long. Almost three thousand pages altogether. Slogging through it felt a little like this. The book is about the birth of modern empiricism–when science ceded to alchemy. It’s also about the…

Humble Humbert

After hunting down a post Amanda wrote about it for unrelated reasons, I’m reading Lolita. It’s amazing to watch an author in love with words and literature write a narrator in love with himself.

[Obscenity] This.

Amanda picks up on the “chivalry” fallacy that A Pang wrote about last week. She quotes a commenter: The problem that gives feminism a bad name is that while a feminist may say “Feminism does not think you are a…

Send Lauren to BlogHer

It’s blegging time. Chris Clarke and Amanda Marcotte are coordinating a blitz across the blogosphere to raise money to send Our Founder, Lauren, to the BlogHer conference in San Jose at the end of July. Amanda got the conference to…