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Robert Lanham is the Margaret Mead of the North American Weirdo - Neal Pollack

    == BOOKS ==

• the hipster handbook

• food court druids,
cherohonkees and other
creatures unique to the republic


• the sinner's guide to the
evangelical right



    == ANTHOLOGIES ==

• cassette from my ex

• rock & roll cagematch

• bookmark now

• the subway chronicles


    == RECENT ARTICLES ==

• Internet-Age Writing Syllabus and Course Overview
McSweeney's

• The random beauty of "25 Random Things"
Salon

• Palin Holds Press Conference to Explain Last Press Conference
HuffPost

• Chocolate & Cheese and Striped Bass
Vice

• The Ten Most Dubious Films included in the Criterion Collection
Vice

• Obama's Silence on "Bruno" Outrages Activists
HuffPost

• Pat Buchanan: 'Lesbian Coalition of America Discriminates Against White Males'
HuffPost

• Giving the Recession the Finger
Salon

• Look at This Fucking Hipster Basher
The Morning News

• Obama Dislocates Shoulder Reaching Across the Aisle
HuffPost

• Maxim's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse
Maxim

• 33 Stupid Sex Tips
Street Carnage

• Rick Warren's Non-Negotiable Worldview
HuffPost

• The Gotcha Effect of Civil Unions
HuffPost

• Macho Ma'am
Radar

• Generation Slap
Radar

• America's religious right: God's own country
The Independent

• Wearing Nothing but Attitude
New York Times

• Why Sonic Youth and Frappuccinos don't mix
men.style.com

• Kafka on the Shore Review
Nylon


    == PRESS ==

• Press Quotes

• Your Life: Highly Classified, By Robert Lanham
  Washington Post profile of Robert Lanham

• Book Breaks Down Evangelical Right for 'Sinners'
Ethics Daily Profile

• Brand Name Bloggers
New York Magazine


    == WEBSITES ==

• freewilliamsburg.com
• evangelicalright.com
• hipsterhandbook.com
• foodcourtdruids.com


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• lanesisland
• cakehead
• rumproast
• andiamnotlying



    == THE MAN ==

• about robert lanham
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• myspace
• facebook
• tumblr
• twitter
• hypemachine
• contact me


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Pedal Pumping

I've got a new piece on a bizarro fetish over at The Awl:

In case you’re not familiar, pedal pumping is a car/foot fetish for men who enjoy watching women pump the gas, generally in vintage cars, until they strand themselves by flooding the engine or draining the battery. Um, what? Countless variations on this scenario exist -- girls getting cars stuck in mud, Asians revving mopeds in the desert, stranded pedal pumpers with “stinky work shoes.” According to The Daily Beast, Michelle McGee even confesses to making a few pedal pump videos. So evidently there’s a market for painted hags who look like Skeletor pumping the gas with swastikas on their toes too. Most of the videos make up for their poor production values with sophisticated dialogue like “start, godammit,” “no, I don’t wanna be stuck here,” and “fuck this Mustang.”

A search for the fetish yields over 200,000 Google returns and thousands of YouTube videos. There are hundreds of websites that cater to the fetish including pedaltube.com, asianpedalpumpers.com, pedalteens.com and carstuckgirls.com. [All sort of/not really/but kind of Not Safe For Work?]

Videos and the rest of the article here.