Total Perspective Vortex

6 years ago with 10 comments
Look, Matisyahu, I don’t know what your deal is, or why the Reggae and not something less awful,1 or what that accent is, exactly,2 or why you decided to shave your beard or how I feel about that, but I do like that one song that was on the radio forever ago, because damn, how many times has a love song aimed directly at God gotten that much radio play? Not since the heyday of U2, ...

What Is Sex, Part II: I Only Do One Thing

6 years ago with 55 comments
Part I of this post is here. Not everything is about sex, but sex is about everything. Look at this, from Mr. God, This Is Anna: Anna had gotten one end of the burst balloon trapped by her foot to the pavement. While she was stretching it with the one hand, she was poking it with her right index finger. “That’s funny,” she murmured. Her unblinking eyes solidified this ...

The Dark Plant

7 years ago with 20 comments
Imagine somebody trying to overcome a habit of gluttony who spends his free time watching cooking shows, and who, every time he passes a bakery, stops to breathe the smells in deeply for a full minute. It’s not going to work. The temptation to overeat doesn’t occur in isolation: it’s a symptom of a broader mindset. We notice the overeating because it’s obvious, and ...

Wolves

8 years ago with 29 comments
Eww: immediate family, read on at your own risk. I mean, I don’t mind, but consider yourself warned is all. It’s been — let me check my little Chaste-o-Meter app — a little over 100 days since the last Porn Incident, and a little over 40 since the last Other Thing. Again, not to toot my own horn;1 just to say, hey, look what is possible! And to give some reasons why. ...