We're All Gonna Die: The Infectious Pandemics of Summer 2012

Dude! What a shitty garbage year this has been. I mean, pretty much every year in the history of years has been a shitty garbage year — "happiness" is really just a euphemism for "successful garbage mitigation" — but 2012 has been particularly gross in a lot of ways. Half the country thinks rape is hilarious.… » 8/28/12 5:00pm 8/28/12 5:00pm

Porn Star Mr. Marcus Apologizes for Hiding His Syphilis Infection

Last week, news of a syphilis outbreak in the adult film industry made headlines. Soon after, porn star Mr. Marcus left a voicemail for porn industry blogger Mike South, in which he admitted that he had contracted the infection and kept his diagnosis a secret. Mr. Marcus has now granted an interview with Richard… » 8/27/12 12:30pm 8/27/12 12:30pm

Hot Trends in Online Dating: Syphilis and Chlamydia

Researchers in Canada are flummoxed a puzzling set of statistics — despite the fact that most people had a safe sex message shouted at them from a young age, instances of certain sexually transmitted diseases have increased dramatically in the last decade or so. According to some experts the STDstravaganza can be… » 3/12/12 11:20am 3/12/12 11:20am

"Is It Normal For Straight Girls To Only Like Girl-On-Girl Porn?"

It's time for another installment of Pot Psychology, the "advice column" in which everyone's problems are solved with an "herbal" remedy. (Remember, kids: Don't do drugs!) In this episode, Rich and I got help from our pal Sasha Frere-Jones again, to tackle problems like leaky vaginas, syphilis, and boyfriends who… » 7/03/08 4:20pm 7/03/08 4:20pm

Walt Disney's Educational Cartoon On STDs

We thought we were lucky when we found Disney's 1946 educational cartoon about menstruation. But then we happened upon Disney's 1972 cartoon educational cartoon about venereal disease! It's so weird how progressive the company used to be back in the day. In VD Attack Plan, STD "germs" — syphilis and gonorrhea — pose… » 6/04/08 11:30am 6/04/08 11:30am

"Is It True That You Should Sleep Without Panties On To Air Out?"

It's time for another installment of Pot Psychology, the advice column in which everyone's problems are solved with an "herbal" remedy. (As always: Don't do drugs!) It was my pleasure to get baked with my brother of another mother, Rich, and attempt to tackle issues like "accidental virginity", personal hygiene, and… » 3/13/08 4:20pm 3/13/08 4:20pm

Meet Ashley Alexandra Dupre. She Fucked Eliot Spitzer. She Is The…

  • I know what I want, you know what I want, I know what you need, can you handle me? Thus begins the mellifluous "What We Want," the latest track posted on the MySpace page of Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the musician, abuse victim, former drug abuser and self-professed "non moron" who had sex with Eliot Spitzer under the…
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