Jezebel is a web blog with the subtitle, "celebrity, gossip, and fashion for women." Underneath its sticky pink frosting, it is layered with take-no-prisoners feminist ball-breaking and file-sharpened editing.
I find the combination quite addictive.
One of my guiltiest pleasures in Jez-land is a video feature they publish on sporadic occasions called "Pot Psychology".
PP is narrated by Jez editor Tracie Egan, and her mind-melding friend from college days, Rich Juzwiak. They lift their glasses, take up the bong, and proceed to answer readers' sex questions without facts, figures, or inhibitions. The camera rolls without interruption.
Like a moth to a glass-pipe flame, I asked Rich and Tracie if I could make a special "Santa Cruz Homegrown" appearance.
What was I thinking?
As you can see from the video above, I was earnest and seemed incapable of recklessness when asked a serious sex question. I think "Quaaludes with Quesie" might be what it takes to unleash my beast.
Still, the ghost of Hunter Thompson smiled upon us and now I can say that I lived out one of my fondest Lucy Van Pelt fantasies... "Psychiatric Help: Five Cents!"