Mike Daisey, the monologist and former employee at Amazon.com, told the Seattle PI that the weekend’s gay and feminist book fiasco was actually caused by an employee at Amazon.fr who confused the term “adult”—which refers to porn stuff in Amazon’s system—with “erotic” and “sexuality.” That sharp-toothed troll who claimed all the credit is going to be pretty miffed to find out about this.
Unadulterated gold: Amazon.com hates all lesbians. Or, at least one. An open letter, ostensibly to us.
FCUK’s sales have collapsed after airing a commercial in which two women, incarnating the twin ideals of Style and Fashion, slap at each other and rip off one another’s bras before being sprayed with a hose by a crowd of cheering men. Then they reconcile, sealing their newfound friendship by jamming their tongues down each other’s throats.
Speaking of virtual sex, Lambda Legal has gotten involved in the Blizzard debate over whether or not gay and lesbian friendly guilds (clubs of players who enjoy playing with one another in online games, for those unfamiliar with the jargon) are allowed to advertise in their wildly popular game, World of Warcraft. Lambda Legal is an activist group aimed at protecting the civic rights of gay, lesbian and transgendered Americans, and they’ve sent Blizzard a friendly letter, asking them to cave on their current policy: citing gay and lesbian players for mentioning their sexual preference, ostensibly because it makes them targets of bigotry.