We’re discussing at the bar, being discussed in TimeOut, and more:
(a) Tue., July 22, at 8pm: Debates at Lolita Bar presents a panel discussion: Women Who Have Sold Their Eggs — with egg-producers Valerie Bronte (5′10″ Foucault-studying grad student), Diana Fleischman (evolutionary psychology expert), and Kerry Howley (senior editor, Reason magazine), pictured above in that order, except I couldn’t find Valerie so I used the DC Comics supervillain Egg Fu (fitting, since the whole panel was Scott Nybakken’s idea) [UPDATE 7/17/08: A fourth panelist, biology-trained finance-sector whiz Marie Huber, will also join us and is now visible above right].
Hosted by Todd Seavey and moderated by Michel Evanchik.
On the basement level of Lolita Bar at 266 Broome St. at the corner of Allen St. on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, one block south and three west of the Delancey St. F, J, M, Z subway stop. Free admission.
(b) AND WE’RE FEATURED IN TIMEOUT NEW YORK THIS WEEK (the July 16-22 issue, p. 46 and in Listings), so everyone cool will be there (and speaking of cool, the a.c. will definitely be on).
(c) After this, our August debate is also coming up alarmingly fast (back on our usual first-Wednesday-of-the-month) — but what will it be about? If — and only if — you are a pair of articulate but bitterly divided opponents on some widely-contested topic willing to duke it out in public at 8pm on Aug. 6, let me know [UPDATE: Make that Aug. 13, 8pm, when Muhammed Rum and
Pamela Geller Hannah Meyers contest the question "Is Israel Oppressing the Palestinians?"].
(d) In the meantime, behold the finale of my forty-part, twenty-years-recounting Retro-Journal, this Friday here on the blog.
(e) And with that concluded, it’s time for that book-writing semi-hermitude, long delayed. Be thankful I got the autobiographical stuff out of my system already, leaving more time for commie-bashing and Ramones jokes.
(f) Finally: whereas next Tuesday’s panel of young women sell eggs to make babies, old ladies kill for money — by running over homeless people, like something out of Death Race — or Joker’s Gotham — per this alarming article (which will give you something to talk about until Friday’s Retro-Journal finale).