Nov 14, 2014 LukeJoe commented on What Are the Parallels Between Birth Control and PrEP?.
The only difference is that PrEP has not, as of this moment, improved my skin tone or complexion. :-(
Aug 4, 2014 LukeJoe commented on Why Do Bookstores Still Have African American Fiction Sections?.
Authorizes for authors* Nice. That's what I call "Adderall Typing"!
Aug 4, 2014 LukeJoe commented on Why Do Bookstores Still Have African American Fiction Sections?.
So in my local independently owned bookstore, the black fiction section really does seem to be its own genre. It's full of mostly black romance novels or stories about black women in business, so it seems to fill a specific need as being a couple of shelves making it easy for black women to find romance and dime-store material about black women.

Let's put it this way, if a black owned bookstore specializing in books about the black experience where on the verge of closing down in Bellevue, I think the Stranger would be saying what a tragedy it was and how the black community was losing something it doesn't seem fair to criticize the existence of black fiction sections whole hog and pretend like can't exist without ghettoizing prominent black writers.

When ghettoization happens we should just call it out for the unique evil it is, not go all about against something inherently customer friendly and probably supported by authorize who write black dime-store books on the grounds that it makes their products easier to find and buy--and puts there books in front of customers who want that materials even though two different authorizes might be far apart in the alphabet.

Re: LGBT sections in bookstores. I certainly know from experience in San Francisco that when Different Light closed down, people regarded the lost of "the last gay bookstore" in SF as a sad thing. And clearly gay et al are not about to give up having sections of their own.
Jul 1, 2014 LukeJoe commented on The Kind of Paper Grocery Bag Safeway Offers Black People Is Not the Same as the Kind it Offers White People?.
The Safeways have individual budgets. I.E. the store serving a lower income group has less revenue then the store serving the higher income group and invests less in bags. I've never seen the bags without the handles at any Safeway in San Francisco, but it's common knowledge that Safeways vary in quality within the city depending on the location. Head to higher income areas and their Safeways and you find more premium coffee, more kombucha, more organic produce, etc. If you want change at your local grocery store, you'll probably have to just do some good old fashioned complaining and threatening to take your business elsewhere. I.E. behave like a consumer who has choices about where you spend your money.
Jul 1, 2014 LukeJoe commented on Chow Bio.
Cute, you forgot to mention that any right minded non-lesbian would screw the living daylights out of the pair of them!

Why don't they just opt for the slightly more esoteric (can't be bad in the coffee game) "Drop Bar Coffee"? Would "Good to the last Drop Bar" get them another cease and desist?!
Jun 30, 2014 LukeJoe commented on Missed Underground Marketing Opportunity.
I mean, are we connecting this more to the chocolate part? Or the white part? Cause in my experience most young gays need to be coached (at least a little bit) through the chocolate part!
Jun 30, 2014 LukeJoe commented on Missed Underground Marketing Opportunity.
Okay, maybe it's just 4PM on a Monday or maybe I'm the sheltered and naive gay in the room (which is doubtful), but I am just not getting whatever joke Dan is reaching for. What to twinks do that is an obvious name for Hostess Cupcakes?
Jun 30, 2014 LukeJoe commented on How a White Republican Got the Black Vote.
Charles I think your analysis lacks something. Most observers agreed that the risk your suggesting held terrible odds.
Jun 25, 2014 LukeJoe commented on Expect a Santorum Re-Run in 2016.
I was going to say something substantial (and maybe make a joke that Stewart Mills is maybe Dan's type giving us Daario Naharis douchey), until I googled Amie Beth Shaver and all I culd say was ......

OH FUCK! THAT HAIR! Gurl, you're so close to Jesus you're probably a prostitute!
Jun 23, 2014 LukeJoe commented on Falling Out of Love With New Pope.
Feeling vindicated! ://