Archive for September, 2007

off the rails

September 25th, 2007


Here’s me inking the most recent episode of DTWOF. But seriously, it might very well be, if I keep this up. I’m on a new routine of Read the rest of this entry »

dad of the day

September 20th, 2007

Watch the Republican mayor of San Diego explain his decision to support same-sex marriage because his daughter is a lesbian. It’s quite moving. God, I love it when Read the rest of this entry »

Great Mo-ments Contest

September 20th, 2007

Mo gnawing on newpaper(Katie designed this contest for you)

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how to sound like an amurrican

September 19th, 2007

me & juneMy pal June Thomas, who I met back in the last millennium when she was part of the off our backs collective, and who is now the foreign editor for Slate, has a funny video up on Slate V. She’s British, and goes to see a dialect coach to see if she can learn to talk like an American, as many British actors have recently done for Hollywood movies.

June is one of my (and Mo’s) doppelgängers. She put me up once when I was visiting DC, and on the table next to my bed, I found a book with a hand-drawn cover on it that read “Vanilla Leather Love,” a reference to Mo’s favorite stroke book. It was a funny, subtle gesture that forever endeared June to me. Though she’s pretty endearing in her own right, as you’ll see. If you can get past the Infiniti ad. (Aren’t you glad there are no Infiniti ads on this site?)

DTWOF Archive Episode #13

September 18th, 2007

13 detail

It was twenty years ago today… drugs-for-arms and rock and roll.

[Time for another archive episode. As I announced in May, I’m cutting back to one new episode per month for a while, and in between I’m running strips from 1987.] Read the rest of this entry »

blogging about blogging about blogging

September 18th, 2007


Man! I agree with Aunt Soozie that the metablogging gets tiresome, so I’m sorry to have started it. I’m also very sorry that some peoples’ feelings seem to have gotten hurt by my last post and its ensuing comments. But I’m not sorry about my original suggestion–which was just that, a polite suggestion–not a rule–to keep comments to a reasonable length. I think we all have a sense of what reasonable length is. I have no plan to impose any word limits. Or to stop posting myself.

I’m very touched by how passionate readers are about this forum. I’m aware that there’s a delicate fusion going on–that part of why you come here is to see my work, but the other part is that you like who else you find here. And I sure don’t want to screw that up.

Just for fun, I’m making this post comment-proof.


September 16th, 2007

Okay, I’m finding myself in a similar state to the one I was in last spring when I suggested the fateful “open thread” idea. Then I framed it as a concern that an in-group atmosphere on the blog might inhibit newcomers. But now I have a more particular take on the matter.

I’m deeply grateful to everyone who comes here and participates in this conversation. I’m very aware that the blog wouldn’t be here without you. And I’m loathe to inhibit anyone’s expression in any way. But I do feel that when some people post frequently and Read the rest of this entry »

condi’s housemate

September 14th, 2007

Mike Signorile, Mr. Outing, discusses some interesting details of the new book about Condoleezza Rice. Apparently she owns a home with another woman, a “liberal progressive” filmmaker who used to work with Bill Moyers. Stranger things have happened, I guess. Let’s hope they’re really lovers. That would surely put the kibosh on Rice 2008.

more on consciousness

September 7th, 2007

I just saw a movie that could be titled, “What is it like to be a lesbian?” And it’s much more entertaining than the handmade bat documentary I just posted. Read the rest of this entry »

the screen of consciousness

September 7th, 2007

bat on screen

(Click the bat photo and it’ll take you to YouTube.) I’ve been slogging away on my next memoir, which I keep telling people is about my relationship history, and it is, but it’s also about something much more vague that I can’t quite pin down yet. Something to do with subjectivity and the nature of consciousness. I’ve been doing a lot of psychoanalytic and philosophical research which yesterday led me to Read the rest of this entry »