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Remember when there used to be this social media platform called livejournal? I come back sometimes, just to wander the ruins and think about the olden days.

Remember? We used to write more than 140-->560 characters.

Ah the good old days.

Or something like that.
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Haven't heard about Queer Memoir? Read all about what happened in our very first year, check out what an audience member  had to say about a recent event, and then RSVP on facebook to our upcoming Philly or NYC events.
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Lately I've been getting jealous of other comics who started about the same time I did. One person in particular probably began performing about six months before me. I did a show with her in the Bay Area in 2004. She'll be appearing on a Showtime special in March. As you may have noticed, I will not be appearing in a Showtime special in March.

She might possibly be more talented than I am, but I doubt she is working any harder. Of course, she did grow her hair long, start wearing make-up and develop an act that is basically a series of "jokes" about how much she hates her body. Brilliant and groundbreaking material there! She also started wearing one of those 80s silky blouses with one of those floppy bows at the top. Seriously, that's what she's wearing in her promo pic. Which just means bad 80s fashion sells better than queer realness. Surprise surprise. Although she does seriously look more like a butch dyke in that get up than she did back in the day.

Anyway the point of this is not to complain (after all, isn't that what the OTHER social networking platform is for? They should call it Whinebook) but as an intro to some things I feel really good about: the events I am helping make happen, doing comedy/performing/sharing a different way.

Of course, I am loving where Queer Memoir is going, and Juxtaposition seems to be taking off as well. But today I just have to say that the crowd at NERD LOVE totally won my heart. It really was an event for nerds by nerds.  And not just "oh ha ha I was such a nerd in high school but I was still homecoming queen" nerds. Hard core nerds, like a woman who got up and did an erotic reading from her education theory blog. Or another who read a love poem in some kind of science fiction language to his girlfriend (this was a straight guy unaffiliated with the queer community. He brought his girfriend to the queer nerd off as a Valentine's Day surprise. She was indeed surprised) . Or someone else who came to the mic to share one minute of her knowledge on how to conquer standardized exams.

Cheryl and I decided we are definitely going to produce some more nerd events. Maybe a Nerd Ball? A Nerd Prom? A Nerd Circus? We haven't quite figured it out yet, but we started a facebook page (of course) and if you want to see some funny nerds in action, check out the photos Syd London took, they are up on the Time Out NY website.

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So, I love me some Mad Libs. Back in the olden days when I used to co-edit a zine called Gayety (it used to be a zine with a release party. Then we realized the zine was more work than the release party and also lost a lot of money. So it became a release party without a zine, aka a show. Anyway) we always included at least one Queer Lib. We even used to do Queer Libs from stage and, for a while, Queer Libs were a big feature on my very web 1.0 site

So when I found a site to make Mad Libs the other day, I couldn’t resist creating one called My Gender Identity.

To create a My Gender Identity letter, go here

You’ll get a page that says “Free Mad Lib Generator”

Then you scroll down, you’ll see My Gender Identity and then click on it. Then when the link opens, you scroll down a bit you’ll see a list of types of speech with fillable boxes to the right (sorry for no direct link they are doing it with javascript).

Make yourself a Mad Lib and if it’s funny, email it to me and I’ll make it into a postcard and share it here. Tell me if I can use your real name and if you have any bio info etc or a link to your own work you want to share. Don’t be shy, you’re queer, we’re all events promoters. Except for the film-makers ;) .

Here’s what me and My Beautiful Girlfriend, Cheryl B did:




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And I am really proud of this little graphic I made in Celebration of the December Blizzard of 2010.



But I for real, at some point I am only going to post at my blog and I will stop posting here. Maybe. Someday.

Oh what am I saying. I still have a profile on friendster.
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Something I don't do much: perform at a regular ol' comedy club, for str8people. With significant mention of the strangeness of my past life and resulting facebook feed, and lots of gender teaching, which must have gone okay because they laughed. Mostly.

Filmed in December 2010 at the New York Comedy Club, courtesy of SuperEGOTV
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In honor of Saturday's Queer Memoir Family I am sharing some weird funny scary family stories. I made one into a cartoon, it's on my blog. I am pretty sure this story is all three.

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So I need to move my blog from here. I will still be posting highly filtered stuff (really don't trust facebook for that) but my real blog just has to be on my website. And I am giving it a name, because it seems like it's not really a blog unless it has a name. I've decided on:



My first posts are going to be all family themed in honor of Queer Memoir: Family happening next week. My first one is called 7 Ways to Help Your Family of Choice Survive Your Family of Choice, Now With 30 More Sarcasm Because I Am Angrier This Year.

Also I am microblogging over at List My Five, which is a ridiculous although fun little website.

So far my lists consist of:

The Top Five Most Embarrassing Moments in Gender Confusion


The Top Five Ways Carnivores Can Avoid Vegetarians

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