Holocaust Clowns and Stealthy Sex Toys

In 1972, Jerry Lewis made a movie about a washed-up circus clown sent to a prison camp during WWII. The clown’s camp is adjacent to a Jewish camp, and when a group of Jewish children gather at the fence to laugh at his antics, it restores his confidence in his abilities as a performer (plus,…

Seventies Porn and Breakfast Sandwiches

Huh. Here’s a post from deep in my past, which I wrote and forgot about, never publishing it. Let us venture back, through the ages, to March of this year… Last Saturday, I got out of bed at 7am so I could make it to the Bijou, which is a gay porn theater in Old…

Four Warrior Masters

Tonight, the class I t.a. is turning in their papers. I’ve never graded papers before, so I have no idea how long it’s going to take or how frustrating it’s going to be, but my supervisor keeps reminding me, “Now, remember… just try to stay calm.” In class last week (which is on Latin American…