Archive for June, 2009
June 9th, 2009

It occurs to me, with a week and a half to go until my wedding, I’ve never officially announced here at Heroine Sheik, “Hey, I’m getting married!” Yes, June 21st, i.e. next Sunday, is the big day, the end to a — gosh, one, two, three, four, five — five year engagement to game designer […]

June 9th, 2009

In my recent article on tech-inspired “camp” events, I tried to find a link between increased internet socializing and a drive to meet up with others in real life. As more and more of our interactions with friends and acquaintances take place online through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, wouldn’t it make sense […]

June 8th, 2009

Given their rocky record of screwing over their performers when it comes to image rights, I’ve never been a huge fan of the Suicide Girls. I will say, however, that I do get a kick out the free Suicide Girls iPhone app currently rocking the top downloads list. This free tidbit of an application features […]

June 5th, 2009

Huzzah and much cheer. My feature on profitable web phenomena, “Cash In on Internet Memes,” is finally up over at PCWorld.com. Go read! “Gone are the days of hamster dance and Star Wars kid, of Leeroy Jenkins and Peanut Butter Jelly Time. In their place a new generation of Internet memes is emerging. They’re just […]

June 4th, 2009

Picking up a copy of Watchmen lying around a friend’s apartment the other day reminded me that I never threw in my two cents back at the height of the Alan Moore craze that hit earlier this year. Like every good geek (normally I would say “dork,” but apparently I’ve been using that word incorrectly), […]

June 3rd, 2009

Normally I enjoy reading view copies of recently released books with tantalizing covers. They make for excellent airplane and bathroom reading, and they always keep the apartment guests who gather around my coffee table on their toes. I can’t, however, say I enjoyed The Porning of America: The Rise of Porn Culture, What It Means, […]

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