Ars longa, caenum facile…


RIP Mike McGrady – aka one-part Penelope Ashe.

“It came after a night of reading ‘Valley of the Dolls,’ ” he later told Newsweek, “which I couldn’t put down because I was asleep.”



  1. Did Quin know him?

  2. Matthew Lickona says

    So it’s come to this. I can’t even delight in this kind of news any more, because I’m mad I didn’t do it first. That said, I am wildly impressed. He proved that parody was impossible with the first 20K copies, and then went on to prove the opposite.


    • No, no! No need to worry about my usurping your beat, pal!

      I’m just taking up a little niche within your niche is all – the dynamic interplay (ahem) of porn and literature.

      You still get to write about all that other yucky stuff; I’m just trying to park the Pinto next to the Pontiac to make the Pontiac look like a Cadillac…


      • Matthew Lickona says

        Ah, such is friendship that I never suspected otherwise. It’s this McGrady fellow who has me tinged viridian. Carry on, old man.

        • Oh, I see: you wanted to write “Naked Comes the Member” only to find out someone scooped you!

          Still, robots are an uptick of sorts. Work on it…


  3. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    Mike McGrady


    Penelope Ashe


    E.L. James

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