As I’ve been working on pulling everything for the BLT Punk Humor Book 25 Year Black Leather Times Zine Omnibus, I’ve been finding all sorts of odd surprisingly non-ephemeral ephemera from the past. Below you will see an advert which ran in SPIN magazine approximately a zillion years…( Read more )
The first time I went to a science fiction convention was with the Wesleyan Science Fiction Club when I was around 17. My friend Sue and I ran around the convention in crazy outfits we hoped were sexy, meeting all kinds of people, discussing books we had previously read in a more solitary way,…( Read more )
Forrest Black and I have had to hit Blue Blood’s storage facility as part of working on the BLT Punk Humor Book 25 Year Black Leather Times Zine Omnibus project. We were able to find quite a few vintage issues of BLT where we had enough to be able to give some to our friends and…( Read more )
BLT was my first publishing project as an adult. My friends and I did it from various different punk rock group houses. It is hilarious as fuck, especially if you’ve ever spent time in dark smokey clubs or science fiction conventions and related haunts. It was distributed primarily at sex…( Read more )
It is going to be all Throwback Thursday in here all month. Here is a baby picture of me and Forrest Black exhibiting at one of Bruce Evry’s Fantek science fiction conventions in the 1990’s. You can just see part of the first Xmas issue of BLT on the table, so I am guessing that it…( Read more )
This weekend saw the launch of my Kickstarter project BLT Punk Humor Book 25 Year Black Leather Times Zine Omnibus. BLT was the first zine I did as an . . . well, I hesitate to say it, but as an adult. It is one of the creative projects I am the proudest of working on. A lot of great people have…( Read more )
Zinester time capsule portion of BLT un-archive project #zine #zines #zinesters #blt
Since Forrest Black’s and my California Deathrock book came out, we’ve been talking about print projects a lot. Print is my first love.
One of the projects suggested by some of my unsavory pals would be an omnibus retrospective of BLT. BLT was a little half-sized punk rock humor…( Read more )
by Amelia G : October 7th, 2010
Is it wrong to kiss and tell? Does it make a difference if you tell just one person or millions of people of just three people but one of them tells millions?
This week, the internet is all aflutter over the Karen Owen Powerpoint presentation. If you are not up on your Duke sex scandal news, a recent graduate of that esteemed college sent three friends of hers a funny Powerpoint presentation, deconstructing various hook-ups with athletes about campus. I surely do not share her taste in men. She’s all about the baseball and lacrosse and I feel, if you must do a team sports guy, crew or football were always my choices. Individual sports like martial arts are by far the sexiest, in my view. But whatever. Parts of this Duke grad’s list were mildly amusing, but it went on longer than I felt like reading, not knowing any of the participants. But Gawker is all over it, zillions of people are searching for info on the Karen Owen Fuck List online, and HarperCollins and William Morris are both ready to make a deal with the author. Karen Owen apologized to those she defamed/lauded/embarrassed via the traditional interview with Jezebel.
I’m not sure I wholly get what the big deal is. The most notable aspect of the way Karen Owen ranked her sexual conquests is how well she formatted it. But it . . .
( Read more )
by Amelia G : March 30th, 2010
Over at Pop My Cherry, writer Domina Doll has written an excellent and informative article about reading the ingredients on your lube. It is called Lubes 101 – Harmful Chemicals and Body Burden. I first came across Domina Doll’s writing at AltPorn.Net and then her site when she commented on my Amelia G blog and I have to say I like her style and I like her take on human sexuality. So many female sex bloggers are just trying to get someone to call them pretty (without having to do sit-ups), that I find it enormously refreshing whenever I find a sexpert woman who is actually being an author and sharing valuable information in an entertaining well-written fashion.
Lubes 101 – Harmful Chemicals and Body Burden breaks down what each of many potentially harmful lubricant ingredients can do to the human body. Domina Doll covers parabens, diethanolamine, glycerine, Menthol and peppermint oil, petrochemicals and natural oils, propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol (PEG), L-arginine, aluminum sulphate, Benzocaine, and — my personal favorite — Nonoxynol-9.
I wrote a little humor piece about my experiences with Nonoxynol-9 for the punk humor zine BLT :: Black Leather Times a while back and you can read an archived digital version of Committing Spermicide online still. The upshot of it was that I was violently . . .
( Read more )