How We Almost Lost Wine Forever


An interesting historical diagram tells the remarkable story of how wine itself was almost lost to humanity! By Lou Cabron

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Are Girl Scout Cookies Healthy?


No... It's actually healthier to eat ice cream laced with Girl Scout Cookies, but their product labeling may also even be hiding the fact that some cookies still contain dangerous trans fats! By Lou Cabron

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ObamaCare: Day One


It didn't take a government shutdown to eliminate the government's healthcare exchange — just some overloaded web servers on its first day! (Though on Day Two, our columnist discovers that the health insurance exchange could actually save him close to $2,000 a year!) By Lou Cabron

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Five Strange Facts about the Life of Annette Funicello


The stories you haven't heard about the former star of Walt's Disney Mickey Mouse Club -- including the death threat on her wedding day, Annette's unusual connection to Devo, her reaction to one of Howard Stern's jokes, and a secret visit to a porn theatre in the 1970s! By Destiny

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My Favorite Roger Ebert Stories


Besides reviewing movies, Roger Ebert lived a life filled with delightful moments, including brushes with Oprah Winfrey, Bill O'Reilly, Russ Meyer, and of course, Gene Siskel. By Destiny

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The Eight Geekiest Halloween Costumes


Impress your techno-centric friends with these great costumes ideas, inspired by The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, The Matrix, and even Angry Birds! By Destiny

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Public Radio's Enormous Typo


Marketplace Morning Edition reports that it's the end of all sex as we know it. Unless their transcriber just made a very big mistake... By Lou Cabron

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Seven Forgotten Classics by Davy Jones


Remembering the odd grace of the man who endured a 40-year career as a "former teen idol", ultimately working with Frank Zappa, Sandra Boynton, and a confused grunge band in The Brady Bunch Movie. By Destiny

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The Secrets of Stieg Larsson


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo shattered publishing records as both a book and an e-book. But one of Amazon's top-selling Kindle bloggers reveals the dark secrets that haunted its author. By Me and My Kindle

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Why Thomas S. Roche Dreams of a Zombie Apocalypse


Why the prolific author sees sex, lies, videotape and zombies in our dystopian, new media future — and what he's learned today about violence, gender, paranormal phenomenon, and WikiLeaks. By Destiny

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Resurrecting Reznor's '90s Discovery – Mondo Vanilli (an Interview)


R.U. Sirius remembers when he recorded an album for Trent Reznor's label as part of an aborted six-album deal for the world's first virtual reality band. By Lou Cabron

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The Secret History of Charlie Brown's Christmas


Before Linus discovered the true meaning of Christmas, the Peanuts gang spent six strange years advertising cars. By Destiny

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Sir Mix-a-Lot Re-mixed: Baby Got Back for the Holidays


Celebrate the season of gluttony with five funny videos that re-visit that infamous rap tribute to big butts. By Lou Cabron

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California's Nastiest Campaign Ads


It's now full-scale war between Democrats and Republicans, but it's California that may become the testing ground for some of the hardest-hitting TV campaign ads ever. By Lou Cabron

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Meeting Trent Reznor on X at the Sharon Tate Horror House


A very special edition of the Mondo 2000 History Project that also features Timothy Leary, Gibby Haynes from the Butthole Surfers and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedas. By R. U. Sirius

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Introducing the Mondo 2000 History Project


The magazine's legendary editor finally reveals how psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, and a high school underground newspaper all fermented into High Frontiers magazine, Reality Hackers, and eventually MONDO 2000. By R. U. Sirius

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Dana Plato and the Diff'rent Strokes Curse


The death of 42-year-old Gary Coleman offers a sad coda to the death 11 years earlier of his TV co-star (turned porn star), Dana Plato. By Destiny

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Nancy Drew's Sexy Secrets


She may be a children's book detective, but the vintage dialogue and illustrations sure look like sexy lesbian bondage. By Destiny

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The Most Depressing Children's Books Ever Written


When children's picture book authors go bad — a lot of good characters will die. By Destiny

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Ten Albums that Defined the Dot Com Era – Part 2


Remembering acid-soaked sushi on New Year's Eve, 1999 — and five more definitive dotcom-era albums. By Steve Robles

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Ten Albums That Defined the Dot Com Era


What music brings back memories of geek dreams, easy money and the glory days of Napster? By Steve Robles

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“Every Sizzler restaurant in America?!”


Why one man and his wife want to photograph every single restaurant in the all-American steakhouse chain. By Destiny

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Secrets of Al Franken


The newest Senator from Minnesota enjoyed many strange adventures over the last 30 years — and even left behind some incriminating videos. By Destiny

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Transhumanist Salvation or Judgment Day?


What happens when humans can really merge with robots, and there's real nanotechnology? R.U. Sirius confronts the ultimate question: will technology save humankind — or destroy it? By Lou Cabron

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‘How I Sued a Craigslist Sex Troll’


After answering a personal ad, he'd discovered Jason Fortuny published his sexy picture on the web. In his first interview, 'John Doe' describes his legal revenge. By Lou Cabron

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20 Funniest Reactions to the Jason Fortuny Verdict


A judge orders a Craigslist sex troll to pay $74,252.56 in fines. Is it the internet's turn to get some Lulz? By Lou Cabron

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Researcher Finds Bad Sex Information Online


A medical school instructor reviewed 34 health web sites — and discovered big mistakes in their information about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases. By Lou Cabron

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Top Six Inaccurate Sex Facts on the Web


A Stanford researcher's list of which sexual health information most web sites will get wrong. By Lou Cabron

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Will ‘The Hunt for Gollum’ Satisfy True Fans?


While the Lord of the Rings nerds are waiting at their computers, we take a wider look at the project. By Jeff Diehl

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Eight Druggiest Rock Star Stories


Which music legend has the craziest drug story? Ingest the wild answers from RU Sirius's new book, Everybody Must Get Stoned. By RU Sirius

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What Happened to the Perry Bible Fellowship?


Cartoonist Nicholas Gurewitch is creating a TV show, a movie — and a message for his fans cleverly tucked into the last strip. By Destiny

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Blossom Dearie’s “Conjunction Junction” Romance?


She still entertained audiences until the age of 80. Remembering two Schoolhouse Rock singers and the affection they shared. By Destiny

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Five Most Violent Super Bowl Ads


Watch videos of this year's wackiest Super Bowl slapstick, including two "forbidden" videos which never aired.By Destiny

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Bush’s Last Day: 10 Ways America Celebrated


The former President's departure is celebrated with anger, humor, pornography, The Onion — and some shoes. By Lou Cabron

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Christmas with Hitler


Disturbing Nazi propaganda from Joseph Goebbels shows what a "war on Christmas" really looks like. By Lou Cabron

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Elvis Presley’s Strangest Christmases


It's how the king of rock and roll stole Christmas — with gusto, greed, and ultimately resurrection. By Destiny

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Death at Christmas


No matter how bad your holiday is, five examples from history prove that it could've been worse! By John Marr

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Timothy Leary’s New Book On Drugs


An interview with the editor of a surprising new book, Leary on Drugs, from Re/Search Publications. By Jayden Devereux

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20 Wildest Reactions to Obama’s Victory


Americans celebrated Barack Obama's victory with nudity, passion, technology, and cartoons. By Destiny

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Oakland Celebrates Obama’s Victory


A crowd at Jack London Square celebrates Obama's victory — including tearful cheers and thoughts about the future and the past. By Lou Cabron

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Lost “Horrors” Ending Found on YouTube


After 22 years, audiences can finally watch the 23-minute apocalypse that originally ended the musical Little Shop of Horrors. By Destiny

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The Great Google Rebellion


What happens when 22 million users get a non-consensual change to their home page? By Lou Cabron

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Why Sarah’s Sex Life Matters


Are Sarah Palin's political positions stirring interest in her private life, or just her sexual energy? And what if she were kidnapped by left-wing lesbians? By Susie Bright

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Site Sparks Political Sexiness War


One webmaster dares Democrats and Republicans to vote on their secret passions. By Destiny

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25 Harshest Reactions To the Wall Street Bailout


Can a $700 billion plan save America's economy? Skeptical politicians and pundits weigh in, including Paul Krugman, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert. By Lou Cabron

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The Ghost of the D.C. Madam


A beyond-the-grave interview with Deborah Jeane Palfrey — and the story behind it. By Lou Cabron

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Sarah Palin Photos and a Moose


The online world launches a very strange vetting process for John McCain's Vice Presidential pick. By Lou Cabron

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How a Barack Obama Site Made Me Famous


Mat Honan joked to his wife that the charismatic candidate "is your new bicycle." One month later, it landed him a book deal. By Lou Cabron

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Thomas Hawk Versus Rent-a-Cops


San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art threw him out and triggered an online retribution, while we finally tracked down the last security guard who tried to cross the popular blogger. By Destiny

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Craigslist Sex Troll Gets Sued


Jason Fortuny posted a fake sex ad on Craigslist. Two years later he's appearing in the New York Times — and getting sued. By Lou Cabron

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Archie Comics Fights Mp3 Pirates


As Jughead and Reggie form a band with Archie, the 67-year-old comic book finally confronts new technologies and file-sharing. By Destiny

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Can Senator Lieberman Be Recalled?


Al Gore's former running mate is so unpopular, he's now facing a petition to strip his committee leadership. But what happens next? By Lou Cabron

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Here Comes The Judge’s Porn


These images from Judge Kozinski's porn directory raise a serious question — is that all there is? By Lou Cabron

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The Great Wired Drug Non-Controversy


The New York Times argues a 300-word Wired magazine article could encourage illegal drug use. By Lou Cabron

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Is It Legal Porn or Illegal Porn?


Reporter Debbie Nathan explores the FBI's dilemma: what happens when computer-generated child pornography is legal? By Susie Bright

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Death of a Madam


Deborah Jeane Palfrey vowed she would never go to prison. She kept her word. By Lou Cabron

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Rush: The Last Taboo


The Toronto trio may be the world’s biggest cult band — and the guiltiest of pleasures. By Steve Robles

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Hating Roger Ebert


A New York intellectual argues that Roger Ebert is debasing the fine art of film criticism — and so are bloggers. By Destiny

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War of the Candidate Music Videos


Barack Obama, John McCain, and Hillary Clinton confront an emerging YouTube demographic. But are they facing a backlash? By Lou Cabron

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Google Stalker Reveals Secret Project


What happens after a year of undercover development finally ends? By Destiny

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Can America Handle a Little Truth?


A biracial blogger's thoughts on Obama, Reverend Wright, and God. By dnA

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Lawrence Welk vs. The Hippies


On the bandleader's 105th birthday, five videos remember his skirmishes with the Beatles, Lou Reed, and a song about marijuana. By Destiny

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The Collected Controversies of William F. Buckley


Five hilarious forgotten moments when the conservative commentator tore into some surprising controversies. By Lou Cabron

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Adam West and Davy Jones Meet Sexina


She's part Britney Spears, and part secret agent. But can she top two TV icons from the 1960s? By Destiny
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There Won’t Be Blood


A sizable percentage of the population is barred from donating blood – gay men. By Steve Robles

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An Obama Caucus Story from Idaho


One person's observations. By Lego King

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The Mormon Bigfoot Genesis Theory


Mormon folklorists investigate a popular legend. Is Cain stalking the 20th century in the form of Sasquatch? By Destiny

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Six Secret Lost Videos


Will the phenomenon begin again? Some new and hidden perspectives on the struggling science fiction series. By Destiny

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Records Broken By the Perry Bible Fellowship?


What's behind the freak success of the mind-blowing comic strip? By Lou Cabron

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Dead Woman Blogging


Did Theresa Duncan issue a final blog post from beyond the grave? By Lou Cabron

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2007 Re-Mixed


It wasn't viral videos that defined this year. It was the hilarious mashup videos that followed. By Lou Cabron

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Miracles


Van Jones tells the inspiring and amusing story of his early days at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights for a conference of the Craigslist Foundation. By Destiny

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Alvin and the Chipmunks launch iMunks.com


The singing rodents approach their 50th anniversary with career-highlighting downloads — including "My Sharona." By Destiny

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Santa’s Crimes Against Humanity


A revered and recently-departed figure "illuminizes" us on the fantastic breadth of Santa's evil. By Robert Anton Wilson

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What If Ben Were One of Us?


Time magazine's former editor asks: Would Benjamin Franklin by a blogger? By Destiny

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Top 10 Pillars of Led Zeppelin Mythology


Ten reasons the mythos of Led Zeppelin remains etched in stone at a time when anything of lasting quality in pop culture seems almost impossible. By Steve Robles

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Bush Administration’s Greatest Hits (To Your Face)


There have been so many awesome hits! We have only scratched the surface here. Collect them all! By RU Sirius

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The QuestionAuthority Proposal


It's time for all those who oppose authoritarian governance and culture to put aside their differences and join together in a coalition that can act as a counterforce to this gathering threat to our liberties. By RU Sirius

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The Open Source Party Proposal


A call for dynamic discourse about the things that really need to change, and how to evolve a new political organization that could kick up some noise by the time the next political season (2010) rolls around. By RU Sirius

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Catching Up With an Aqua Teen Terrorist


January 31, 2007: a day that will live in infamy. The great city of Boston was brought to its knees by the appearance of unexpected L.E.D. placards in places where they didn't belong. An interview with one of the evildoers. By RU Sirius

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Five Awful Thanksgivings in History


There isn't always something to be thankful for.
By John Marr

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The Furious Passions of Norman Mailer


He enjoyed 84 years filled with sex, brawling, boxing, and celebrity — plus a glorious feud with Gore Vidal. By Destiny.

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Are We Losing the Fight for Porn?


It may not matter what the courts say about free speech or what the law is about adult content — because our Department of Justice has its own agenda. By Steve Robles

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10 Best Monster Ads


They come from Hollywood — and they'd like to sell you some tasty lite beer. By Destiny

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How Gay Were the Hardy Boys?


Did the original author of The Hardy Boys hide secret jokes inside the books? By Destiny

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Racist Porn Stars


Though they make millions of dollars exploiting ethnic themes, is there racism in the adult film industry? By Steve Robles

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CWILF Island: Hottie Candidate Spouses


In Campaign '08 the candidates' wives have taken it to a level that didn't exist just four years earlier. By Steve Robles

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Prior Permission From Government to be Required for Each Flight


The Department of Homeland Security quietly moves closer to an invasive "Secure Flights" proposal. By RU Sirius

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Reverend Billy Wants You To Stop Shopping


In a trek across America, hilarious performance artist Reverend Billy delivers a brilliant but critical message. By RU Sirius

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Is The Net Good For Writers?



10 professional writers answer the most important question of our time. By RU Sirius

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Beyond the 'Zipless Fuck' With Erica Jong


The famous sex novelist of the ground-breaking "Fear of Flying" answers the question: what comes after the zipless fuck? By Susie Bright

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Art or Bioterrorism: Who Cares?


The FBI detained artist Steve Kurtz for 22 hours. But when tests proved the bio-chemicals he'd had were completely harmless — they prosecuted him anyways. By RU Sirius

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Five Druggiest High School Sitcom Scenes


Drugs, high school, sitcoms and YouTube. It's going to be a strange trip. By Destiny

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Rodney Brooks’ Robots are Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control


He's an MIT Professor of Robotics and the CTO of iRobot Corporation — and this video catches him asking the ultimate question about the coming robotics revolution. By RU Sirius
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D.C. Sex Diarist Bares It All


Jessica Cutler talks about the hypocrisy of Capitol Hill's Christian conservatives, the differences between prostitution and getting paid for sex, and which drugs are best for getting it on. By Susie Bright

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Britney vs. Bin Laden: A Celebrity Comeback Battle


Are these two really that different? Neither of 'em have had a decent hit in the U.S. since 2001, that's for sure. By Steve Robles

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Ed Rosenthal: Big Man of Buds


An interview with the legendary pot activist. By RU Sirius
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Secrets of the Perry Bible Fellowship


An interview with cartoonist Nicholas Gurewitch. By Lou Cabron

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Burning the Man With Hunter S. Thompson


What would happen if the father of Gonzo journalism went to Burning Man? By Lou Cabron

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The D.C. Madam Speaks!


One of the first interviews with Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the brothel owner who exposed some of Washington's most powerful perverts. By Susie Bright

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The NoSo Project: No Social Networking


Learn about a real-world platform for temporary disengagement from your social networking environment. By RU Sirius
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CNN Exposes Boob Job Giveaway


CNN's Erica Hill delivers a hard-hitting expose — about a web site offering free boob jobs. By Lou Cabron

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Web Fight: Wikipedia, YouTube vs. Perverted Justice


Is the group behind "Dateline: To Catch a Predator" gunning for the internet itself? By Lou Cabron

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Deep Throat, Big Brain — Sex Blogger Chelsea Girl


In this conversation, we discuss her scholarly interest in Victorian erotica, and — of course — her blog. By Susie Bright

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Don’t Go There: Top 20 Taboo Topics for Presidential Candidates


They call it retail politics. It's a politic that has to appeal to an awful lot of people, but it doesn't have to appeal to them all that much. The successful presidential candidate wants to establish just enough passion for their political stances that voters will waddle down to the polling place on the first Tuesday [...]

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The Male Scale: 10 Archetypes


In the post-feminist era, men have come away with a spectrum of roles ranging from sensitive to heartless. By Ethan Todras-Whitehill

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Has ‘The Man’ Infiltrated Burning Man?


Burning Man this year has invited some companies to be part of a "World's Fair of Clean Energy." Burners freaked. By RU Sirius

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Democratic Cartoon Candidates


If you want to be President, you can't be afraid to step into a cartoon. By Lou Cabron

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Monkey v. Dog v. Wikipedia


Cruel fights between monkeys and dogs are documented in a Wikipedia article, but on the site another fight-to-the-death erupts. By Lou Cabron

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‘The Simpsons’ On Drugs: 6 Trippiest Scenes


We re-cap some of the "high" points of what is arguably the world's foremost pop culture institution. By Don Vaughan

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The Prince of Gonzo Porn


A conversation with Jamie Gillis, the first male superstar of porn. By Susie Bright

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Senator Vitter’s Suppressed Statement


A handwritten draft of the statement Senator Vitter planned to give before the press conference about his involvement in the "D.C. Madam" scandal. By RU Sirius

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Don’t Call It a Conspiracy — the Kennedy Brothers


It was a government at war with itself. A new book claims that the Kennedy brothers conspired to make peace, and Robert F. Kennedy believed his brother paid the ultimate price for it. By RU Sirius

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Sex Panic! — An Interview With Debbie Nathan

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Award-winning investigative journalist Debbie Nathan talks about "Satanic day care," the nature of pornography addiction, and controversial reporting on kiddie porn by the New York Times. By Susie Bright

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Steve Wozniak v. Stephen Colbert — and Other Pranks

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007
Steve Wozniak talks about his punking the Secret Service, ethical phone phreaking, and programming the Apple II by hand. by RU Sirius

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