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This is the archive page for the month [June 2001]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries found here from that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

A few friendly tips for budding pornographers. | June 29, 2001
I don't think it's any secret that I like porn. And that I look at a lot of porn sites when I get the chance. And that I belong to a lot of different porn mailing lists. There's something that...

Jeez, I hate writing resumes. | June 28, 2001
I mean, really, who doesn't? The process of writing a resume is really the process of boiling a rich, complex, varied life down into those specific traits that will help a big, faceless corporation sell more hamburgers. And, in those...

I saw Steve Jobs this morning! | June 25, 2001
Yes, infant-terrible Steve Jobs of Apple Computers, that Steve Jobs. Better yet, I saw him while posing as a fake member of the press, listening to him deliver a keynote address at the National Educators Conference 2001, sipping on free...

Ha ha, part 2. | June 19, 2001
So Saturday, after nursing my hangover from Carrie and Patrick's show the night before, I headed over to the apartment of an acquaintance of mine, Mike, for a party he and his girlfriend (or wife? Jeez, I forgot) was holding....

Ha ha - I'm going home with her and you're not. | June 18, 2001
This is what I wanted to say to the 23-year-old, goatee-sporting, academic-spouting, conversation-hogging asshole as I was leaving the apartment with the girl he had spent the whole evening hitting on. But I didn't say that, 'cause, you know, I'm...

Oh no! I'm an ugly American! | June 14, 2001
Ladies and gentlemen, I have a new obsession - the Eagle Creek brand series of packing and traveling equipment. It happened yesterday, as I was on my way to the train at North Avenue. There's this store a couple of...

"You have to go to Casablanca." | June 11, 2001
This was the statement uttered to me at a party this weekend, by a gentleman who was actually born and raised in Morocco. "Forget Tangier -- that's for the tourists. You go to Casablanca, I'll call my friends, and you...

Fallout. | June 8, 2001
Okay, okay - ever since mentioning last week that I'm in hot water right now with the poetry-slam community, I've received dozens of letters from people asking me to elaborate. I was originally going to, then changed my mind -...

Dreaming of Europe, part 147. | June 7, 2001
So, regular readers know that I am going to Europe for the first time this coming October and November. One of the things I forgot to mention in my report from the ABA convention earlier this week is that I...

The spectacularly boring life of a novelist. | June 6, 2001
So, regular readers know that I've decided to get out of the performance-poetry game for awhile - at least six months, if not longer - and concentrate again on my long-form work. There are a number of reasons for this,...

Starfuckers Reunited Tour 2001. | June 5, 2001
(OR: Uh-Oh, the ABA Convention Is Back In Town.) (Today's front page is also being reprinted at TheComicStore.com as a stand-alone article.) Ask me how nice it is to be a writer and live in Chicago. For example, the biggest...