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Come give me a hug in New York = Two events, new publication, new podcast.

23 Jan

I’ll be updating with new entires soon.  In the meantime here’s what I’m up to:

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On January 27th, I’m speaking at the MoMA PS1 Dome – the event is from 3-6.  It promises to be a completely bizarre and hilarious afternoon featuring outsider art, screenings of Jack Kevorkian’s TV show (no, really) and me.  I’ll be talking about sex, of course – and would love to meet you there.  Admission is free, and so is the hug you’ll get if you come and say hello.  Click here for the rest of the details.

The next day, January 28th, I’ve got a more low key but probably deeper presentation in Pennsylvania at The Independent Space in Kutztown (near Allentown).  I grew up not too far from there, so the event is a big deal for me, even though it’s in a humble place.  I’m very excited.  The flyer is posted below with all the info.  The title of the talk is The Sacred and the Profane.  I’ll be talking about how sexuality, freedom, and spirituality all interact, and why we have troubling dealing with all of them.  It will be a fun, light-hearted but still in-depth lecture followed by a Q&A.  It’s a pretty intimate space, so come by.  There’s a suggested donation of $5.00-20.00, with no one turned away for lack of funds.  This is the rare chance to catch me right near where I grew up, talking about the things that matter most to me.  The flyer is below, or you can click her for more.

I also just recorded a podcast with stand up and TV comic, Duncan Trussell.  I was on his show once before, and it was one of the Me and DBbest conversations I’ve ever had.  This time, we were joined by mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and religious scholar (again – no, really!) Danielle Bolelli.  It’s a deep and hilarious conversation.  We go all over the place – from suicide to science to God to a world that is made completely out of dicks.  You’ll see what I mean.  You can download the podcast on iTunes or for free here.

I just published an essay on Reality Sandwich about near-death experiences, the problem with proof in science, and the trouble with new age beliefs.  It’s called When Proof Is Not Enough and uses the near-death experience of neurosurgeon Eben Alexander as its starting point.  I’ll probably repost the essay on this blog at some point, but if you’d like to read it now, you can check it out here.

I’ve got a lot more going on – my essay about biologist Lynn Margulis is now available in a book alongside James Lovelock, Niles Eldrege, David Abram, and more (!!!).  My essay on rest area sex is in the upcoming Best Sex Writing 2013 – alongside Jonathan Lethem and Carol Queen (!!!).  a movie from Titan coming out,  a book in the works (!!!), a podcast conversation with Emily Morse on the Sex with Emily show, and more.  As always, you can check out my web show on Logo TV’s NewNowNext website and keep in touch with me on my twitter, @ConnerHabib.

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10-Point Program to Embarrass Assholes + Update

29 Jun

While I’m writing the next real blog entry, here’s an update on what I’m doing, along with a little list of principles I’ve been trying to live by.

First – I recently appeared on one of my very favorite podcasts,The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, hosted by comedian and deep thinker Duncan Trussell. It feel amazing to have joined the ranks of Joe Rogan, Tim Heidecker, Natasha Leggero and others as a guest. Duncan and I discuss Christianity, gloryholes, the nature of time, porn, and more. It’s funny and deep all at once.

I also completed a new movie – After the Heist – for Joe Gage(NSFW). I don’t usually mention movies I’ve made on this blog, but Joe is an amazing director and writer, and has directed many mainstream films in addition to his huge porn catalogue. I shot three scenes in the movie and have tons of dialogue. I also have a moustache in the movie that makes me look like a
real sleazeball. Hurray! In related news, the last movie I shot for Joe,
Dad Goes to College won me the 2012 Grabby Award for Best Supporting Actor. Which actually means something about acting skills, since the other awards are for specific sexual acts.

My essay on shooting porn with straight guys (Girth Brooks and Berke Banks, to be specific), “Gay for Pay” was selected for publication in the upcoming Best Gay Stories 2012 from Lethe Press. The second half of that essay (which I like as much or maybe even better than the first) is available on my blog.

My essay on the Occupy movement has been anthologized in a great ebook – which you can download for free – called Occupy Consciousness: Essays on the Global Insurrection.  Other contributors include Russel Brand (!!!), Daniel Pinchbeck, and Doug Rushkoff.

I’ve got my regular gig over on Logo TV’s website, NewNowNext, where I hand out sex and relationship advice as best I can – generally from a cultural or philosophical standpoint. If you have any questions for me, send me an email at connerhabibsocial at g mail dot com. In fact, feel free to contact me in general.

A new website is in the works, and lots of ideas are bouncing around. I’ll keep you updated.

Finally, I’ve recently become way too interested in tumblr, where I started my own little image-and-quote-and-GIF-depository. It’s called Conner Loves Everyone, although on the page it says “YouWillFuckConner,” so I’m still having trouble with whether or not I want to fall in love with you or just get laid. Either way, the tumblr is NSFW, so proceed with caution or abandon, whichever you prefer.

The list below originally appeared on my tumblr. Of course, there are a million other things that should be on it. But the point is to start today, and fill in the rest on your own. Thanks for the love and more essays up here soon.

If you want to make the world a better place,turn yourself into someone who assholes and politicians look ridiculous next to. When you’re awesome, they’re exposed as absurd, stupid, outdated, and manipulative. Here’s how:

1. Eat real food.

2. Read books.

3. Talk about big things instead of making small talk.

4. Don’t ingest poison in the form of alcohol or drugs.

5. Dedicate your time to things you care about instead of money.

6. Meditate.

7. Meet your neighbors and be kind to them.

8. When you fuck up the above, forgive yourself.

9. When others fuck it up, forgive them.

10. Whenever there’s a fuck up, pick yourself and others up and get back to it.

Sex, Horror, and TV. Or: I’ve Been Real Busy.

25 Apr

Generally, I only post if I have, you know, a post. But I’ve had so much going on in other venues lately, that I think an update is in order.

First is my essay on The Cabin in the Woods is up on horror icon Peaches Christ’s website. Peaches Christ, in case you don’t know, is an internationally famous drag queen, horor event host, and artist. She’s currently working on a giant horror-related event with Elvira. Whoa!

Second: I’m now Logo TV’s Sex Expert, via their NewNowNext site. You send questions about sex, I answer them in a video with my standard good-natured/goofy/slutty manner. So far, I’ve answered questions about a lack of hard-ons and the right attitude for being in pornography.

Third: my first essay as a contributing writer to Salon.com, Rest Area Confidential” “came out about a month ago, and it’s on having sex at rest areas. It caused a bit of a shit storm, including a defense on Out Magazine’s site and an appearance on the Mike Bullard Show. This kind of stuff always makes a writer happy.

More? Well, yes, more. I’ve got an essay coming out in a book from Evolver Editions. It’s an essay on pornography, love, touch, and rebellion.
My essay on Occupy Wall Street is being anthologized in a free education PDF on Occupy.
Finally, my essay on Lynn Margulis will be in a collection from Chelsea Green this Fall.
More on all those as they get closer to publication.

Oh, and of course, there’s the pornography!
Thanks for coming here and check back for a proper blog entry soon!
– CH