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That Violet Blue thing

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Speaking for all the Boingers-- Boing Boing has been caught in the middle of a real internet shitstorm and pile-on over the last few days. A blogger named Violet Blue noticed that we unpublished some posts related to her. Some people wanted to know why. Bottom line is that those posts ...

BoingBoingBoing podcast 13: game developer Jane McGonigal

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Super lucky #13 edition of the BoingBoingBoing podcast is now online! Special guest for this episode is game designer, games researcher, and futures forecaster Jane McGonigal, who is probably best known as the brain behind I LOVE BEES and WORLD WITHOUT OIL. She's also Pesco's colleague at Institute for the ...

Awesome animated anti-AIDS PSAs from France

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Link, sexually explicit. One video is gay-themed, the other is straight. (Thanks, Susannah Breslin!) Reader comments: James Roe says, Violet Blue points to another ad from this series on You can see her take on this here: Link. Alberto Colin says, I just wanted to let you know that this is part of ...

BoingBoingBoing podcast 12: Q-Burns Abstract Message

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

The long-awaited episode #12 of the Boing Boing Boing podcast is out! Sorry about the long delay since episode #11, but these homemade audio krafts take many fortnights for our tree-dwelling legion of squirrel-helpers to fashion from acorn husks and pine needles! Please direct complaints to our customer service ...

Sex toy ban upheld in AL, adult gizmos = illegal devices

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

This just in, snip from Xbiz: In a unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel for the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an Alabama statute banning the commercial distribution of sex toys, saying that there is no fundamental right to privacy raised by the plaintiff's case against the law. According to the ...

Book distributor bankruptcy means indie publishers screwed?

Monday, January 8th, 2007

Violet Blue has a post up today about the Publisher's Group West bankruptcy story, which was recently covered in the New York Times, Mediabistro, and on parody site Radio Free PGW. Bottom line: get ready to say goodbye to many indy/small book publishers. The New York Times article quoted ...

Media overestimates porn industry’s girth, say indie producers

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Photo: Models at the Playboy Mansion (2004, Xeni Jardin). A number of adult industry bloggers are taking aim at what they believe to be sloppy math in media reports about porn industry profits. Next week, the annual Adult Entertaiment Expo takes place in Las Vegas, and at issue today is a ...

Top 10 sex memes of 2006, by Violet Blue

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Blogger and San Francisco Chronicle columnist Violet Blue shares this roundup of memorable moments in memehood with BoingBoing readers. Full text follows after the jump. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The Top Ten Sex Memes of ... a url worth dying for?

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Blogger, podcaster, SF Chron columnist, and sex educator Violet Blue writes: In a twist worthy of a James Ellroy novel, con man Stephen Cohen -- who forged a letter convincing Network Solutions to give him possession of the URL (via VeriSign) and whose whereabouts are still unknown -- can now ...

MondoGlobo podcasts: Violet Blue, Eddie Codel, Ryan Junell

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

This week, three BB pals invade RU Sirius's MondoGlobo network podcasts. Violet Blue is the guest on the RU Sirius Show while Eddie Codel (GETV) and video artist Ryan Junell, organizer of the Webzine conference, chat up RU on the NeoFiles. Link