Monday, April 30, 2012

TMI


Tell the next person who tells you what you should and shouldn't put online to put a sock in it.

"Why TMI Is Good for You":
According to a recent study, the female-dominated group of human resources managers screening your resume may have a problem with you if they find out you’re attractive. They don’t want the competition. How do you think they’d feel about inviting a porn expert into their midst?
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Review


What did I write about at Forbes this week?

"The Hardest Thing About Being a Male Porn Star":
“I guess the hardest thing about being a male performer is … um … I don’t know,” Deen says. “My job is pretty easy.”
"Are You A Supertemp Or a Subpartemp?": 
The Subpartemp: The subpartemp is a wallower. They spend the first two hours of the day repeatedly checking their Facebook page, their Twitter feed, and BuzzFeed. Once they get to work, they put in an hour of grinding, then slam their laptop closed and decide it’s time to leave the house. They spend an hour getting ready and meet their friend at a nearby coffeehouse, where they bitch about the economy.
"Why You're Doing Social Media Wrong":
If you hire someone who is dead serious and funny as a doorstop, they will never, ever be entertaining. And say what you will about consumer-brand engagement online. People want to be entertained.
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Smile


Dog, Chicago, Illinois

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mohawk



This is an Instragram photo that photographer Clayton Cubitt took of my new Mohawk over Skype.

His Tumblr is HERE.

His Twitter is HERE.

His site is HERE.

Thanks, Siege!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I get email

And yet you DO natter on about it...Endlessly!
(*YAWN*)
Hey, we all got our crosses to bear, lady...yours is far and away not the worst. Not even close. You're still walking, right?
Got access to decent healthcare and a place to sleep? Is there hope? Still breathing?
OH, KWITYERBITCHIN' already, and get on with life! You must not be paying much attention in yoga class.
And if you continue to hang out the C-card every other para to "justify your position" or garner that pity pause from the audience, I will personally steer through the petition to get you yanked from Forbes, a publication which clearly does not monitor its writers' mission, motives, or meandering self-imploded ego rants.
Hold up.... motivated by personal whim, questionable focus, and meandering head-up-the-ass rants...?
Hey! Conservative America at its best! Forbes got it right! You go, Girl. At this rate, they'll be offering you a corner office within the year.
But you won't take it though, because, by this time, your pajamas (or yoga pants) have adhered permanently to your skin.
Seriously, though. I think you need to get out of the house. Your world seems to be growing smaller and smaller.
You used to be somewhat interesting. Now, you're boring as shit. 
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Marriage


Got married? Want to stay married? Read my friend Lydia Netzer's "15 Ways to Stay Married for 15 Years."
9. Move.

Live in different houses. In different parts of the country. Travel. Make it so that you can look back and divide up your life into the years you spent in different cities, or different houses. If you’re feeling stuck geographically or physically, you can confuse yourself into thinking you’re stuck romantically. See your husband in different places, in different contexts, in different countries even. Try it. Take him to a mountaintop and give him another look. Pretty sexy. Take him to a new city and check out his profile. Along the same lines, don’t be afraid to change personally, or let your wife change as a person. Don’t worry about “growing apart.” Be brave and evolve. Become completely different. Don’t gather moss. Stagnation is unattractive.
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Friday, April 20, 2012

Fantasy


Fantasy, Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I get email

I ,as a 20 year old woman , masters degree seeking college student think it was quite brassy what you said in your column. Yes, I understand few people (the dumb) will take this n some subliminal level as “men are bad, women are good” but that’s ridiculous, even I can tell April 17’s purpose is not to go around brain washing the public into believing that. In no way in any article I’ve read does it directly say or suggest that.
Also, I thought it was unprofessional how you completely left out Lilly Ledbetter & the bill Obama passed in 2009 when you talked about how all women do is bitch & whine about it instead of turning it around. As for your cancer, I’m sorry, wish you the best and I completely understand why you brought that up. Last thing I would like to say is indeed this recognized day is not stupid, its necessary.
If we can acknowledge the date of pearl harbor or MLK assassination , affirmative action, date titanic sunk( for god sakes!) or rights for illegal immigrants why is it superfluous to be real with the public & bring this issue to light?

Hope I gave you something to think about. feel free to contact me whenever you like.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Yes


Really excited about this.
In a version of the script that circulated as Mr. Anderson sought financing, Lancaster Dodd is described as being in his mid-40s; Hubbard was in his early 40s during the matching years. Both share a love of boats, and a near-paranoid suspicion of the American Medical Association. Hubbard’s followers hope to become “clear”; the Master’s followers work toward “optimum.” Psychological exploration by and with either involves ruthless interrogation. Both wrote their ultimate secrets in a book that is said to kill its readers or drive them mad. They are obsessed with motorcycles. Their tantrums are monumental. Each has a wife named Mary Sue. 
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Unstuck


Stuck or unstuck -- who do you want to be?
On Google+, someone says I should write about why conservative states are poorer than liberal states, and someone else says I should write about, “What are your favorite non-porn relates projects/jobs that you’ve participated in?” I can’t imagine anything I am less interested in writing about than the first idea, and I have no idea what the second suggestion even means.
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Monday, April 16, 2012

Superman


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Friday, April 13, 2012

Duck


Found Dog, Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I get email


Susannah,

How do you start a blog and how do you get followers?

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fashion


I'll take twelve, please.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Trio


Mannequins, Chicago, Illinois

Monday, April 9, 2012

Telegraph


Here's a Telegraph profile of me and some of the projects I've done over the years.
It’s tempting, on seeing the name of Susannah Breslin’s new blog, to think you already know what it contains: Letters from Men Who Go to Strip Clubs.
Surely it’s just a bunch of stories about how entertaining it is to be surrounded by naked women?
Actually, like Breslin’s acclaimed earlier projects, Letters from Johns and Letters from Men Who Watch Pornography, it is startling.
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Friday, April 6, 2012

Club


Why do you go to strip clubs? I want to know. Email me HERE.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Way


"Never look back unless you are planning to go that way." -- Thoreau

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ladies


Suck at negotiating? Find someone who is awesome at it! I did.
Vickie says I’m not an independent contractor, I’m a consultant. I think, This is good, because everyone knows consultants make bank. She says things like, “This isn’t science, this is persuasion,” and, “Burger flippers work by the hour,” and, “You’re not really replaceable — there’s not another you.”
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Optimism


Optimism, Chicago, Illinois

Monday, April 2, 2012

I get email

Hello Susanna,

I really am in love with your mind. You could look like a 3-day-old ham sandwich and I wouldn't care.

I just a huge fan of your "cold reality meets superficial corporate culture" and I'm really grateful to you for it.

I've been downsized, bullied, knifed, promoted, demoted, outsourced, and performance reviewed to death. Now I work for me. I'm a great boss, day off here pay rise there. But I can also be a tough boss, a slave driver and stubborn to distraction.

Your posts help to keep me grounded. Thanks.

Warm regards,

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