going to start off by apologizing. We made
Jim Goad our new editor. We're sorry. Like
shit, it just sort of happened. We're still
not quite sure how. But don't hate us.
I started out publishing and editing this
little magazine eight or nine years ago. Darklady
took her turn editing for three years and
did a polyorgasmic, sex-positive job. Gary
Aker took over the strap-on from her for the
last three years and they've been way cool,
if somewhat anorexic, fun.
But we have now entered the Jim Goad era.
Here at the Exotic office, we're a
little excited; We're also very, very scared.
To put it succinctly, Jim Goad comes with
some baggage. He is infamous for his Answer
Me! 'zine published throughout the '90s,
the most controversial of which, The Rape
Issue, made media mayhem and U.S. District
Court time on 1st Amendment issues.
A lot of pussies call him sexist. A lot of
ignorant, indignant white people call him
racist. A lot of ex-girlfriends call him asshole.
He spent two years at Oregon State Penitentiary
for assault. His last book, The Redneck
Manifesto, was published by Simon &
Schuster to critical acclaim. His next book,
entitled Shit Magnet, is due out in
But see, the Jim Goad we all know here is
a quiet, polite, sweet, puppy-lovin' kind
of guy. Really, he's not bad, he's just misunderstood.
If you only knew him like we know him, you
would understand. Sure, sometimes he gets
a little angry and smacks us around a bit.
But he doesn't really mean to hurt us. He
loves us all so much. Most of the time it's
our fault anyway...
We all just need to Give Goad a Chance.
I like to think of myself as a bad boy with
a heart of gold and a sarcastic wit. Jim Goad
is a bad boy with a heart of gold, an acid
wit and a mean left jab.