Archives: [July 2001]
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This is the archive page for the month [July 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.

Anatomy of a party. | July 31, 2001
Three weeks ago: I get an interesting letter from my friend Jude. Regular readers will remember that she's my friend who's been throwing these crazy-ass parties for the last five years, which have slowly started becoming quieter and quieter as...

Odds and ends. | July 27, 2001
Well, like before, it's a busy Friday morning and I don't have anything in particular to talk about today, so I thought I'd spend a little time and talk about various small subjects that have been on my mind lately....

I got married last night. | July 26, 2001
Or, more specifically, I dreamt that I got married last night. I dreamt that I was sick of people thinking that I couldn't find someone to marry me, so I hired this woman to pretend to be my fiancee and...

I got married last night. | July 26, 2001
Or, more specifically, I dreamt that I got married last night. I dreamt that I was sick of people thinking that I couldn't find someone to marry me, so I hired this woman to pretend to be my fiancee and...

"7th Heaven" and why I still sometimes question my faith. | July 25, 2001
Dude, did you see 7th Heaven on Monday? It's this family drama on the WB network about a frustrated Christian preacher, his high-strung wife, his seven slightly fucked-up kids, and all the comic misadventures they find themselves in every week....

Why has A.I. failed? | July 24, 2001
Even hardcore fans of Steven Spielberg's newest movie, A.I. (and I have yet to meet any of those people) are slowly being forced to admit something these days, which is that the movie is turning out to be the biggest...

What I did before I did writing. | July 23, 2001
Do you know? Anyone who went to college with me can answer this in a second - I was, in fact, a photographer for six years, and moved to Chicago in the first place to start work in what I...

Me and Hope and Faith and beer and pot and a camera. | July 20, 2001
So guess who I ran into on Wednesday? *Hope and *Faith! Hope and Faith, as regular readers may know, are two women here in Chicago who have both driven me crazy numerous times in my past. They're both hot, and...

Why you should go see "Baise Moi." NOW. | July 18, 2001
Have you heard about this movie? It's been causing quite a stir here in the U.S. as of late - it's the first pornographic film to receive mainstream theatre distribution in this country since the early 1970s. The movie has...

The rest of the weekend. | July 17, 2001
Sunday I got up and worked on The Party Game some more and watched Malcolm X, which was showing on television. (It was "African Heritage Day" on the local UPN station, according to their promos.) Man, I had forgotten what...

The Party Game. | July 16, 2001
So, a little recap for those who didn't see Friday's front page: A friend of mine here in Chicago is about to move out their apartment, and they've decided to hold at least one more big giant blowout of a...

Little things. | July 13, 2001
I don't really have anything of too much importance to say today, so I thought, ala Larry King, just to offer up a bunch of little stuff that's been on my mind recently. Pajama Girl. I would be remiss if...

Are our children seeing too much porn? | July 12, 2001
Believe it or not, this actually is a question I take pretty seriously. Even though I'm a big believer in pornography and probably own more of it than just about anyone I know, I still sincerely believe that it's not...

So are you ready to sell out? | July 11, 2001
This was the humorous question asked of me by a random employee of the ad agency where I interviewed yesterday. And you know what my answer was? After wandering in and out of a half-dozen offices and spending over three...

Black-light bowling, high men tell no tales, and yet more dreaming of Europe. | July 9, 2001
I've been lucking out this summer - almost all my weekends the last couple of months have turned out to hold very interesting events and experiences. This weekend was no exception - on Saturday I attended two birthday parties, one...

The flu?! | July 6, 2001
That's right, I have the goddamn flu, right in the middle of the goddamn summer - I'm running a fever, keep getting the chills at unexpected moments, and have barely had enough energy to even get out of bed for...

Who killed Evan Chan? | July 5, 2001
Did you know that the producers of A.I. (who include Stephen Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy) have sponsored an entire alternative, secretive marketing campaign for the movie on the web? And that the marketing campaign is an old-fashioned murder-mystery game? And...

Film-o-rama. | July 2, 2001
So, I had paychecks from three different freelance jobs come my way at the same time this weekend, which means that (God forbid) I actually had a smidgen of spending money in my wallet for the first time this summer....