Why Be a Tranny When You Can Be a Tranimal?

If you’d rather get a bit more art­sy with your approach to cross-dress­ing, how­ev­er, you could maybe con­sid­er the tran­i­mal route. The tran­i­mal look was spawned in late 1990s San Fran­cis­co by a group of club kids and drag queens who had grown tired of that played-out reper­toire of com­i­cal­ly big hair, boobs and heels, so decid­ed to move in a dif­fer­ent direc­tion, essen­tial­ly mak­ing them­selves look like the off­spring of Josef Men­gele, Pamela Rooke and Cher­nobyl.

The Church of TED

I grew up among Chris­t­ian evan­gel­i­cals and I rec­og­nize the cadences of mis­sion­ary zeal when I hear them. TED, with its airy promis­es, sounds a lot like a sec­u­lar reli­gion. And while it’s not exact­ly fair to say that the con­fer­ence series and web video func­tion like an orga­nized church, under­stand­ing the par­al­lel struc­tures is use­ful for con­ver­sa­tions about faith — and how sus­cep­ti­ble we humans remain. The TED style, with its promise of progress, is as manip­u­la­tive as the ortho­dox­ies it is intend­ed to upset.

God’s Lonely Programmer

Tem­pleOS is 121,176 lines of code, which puts it on par with Pho­to­shop 1.0. (By com­par­i­son, Win­dows 7, a full-fledged mod­ern oper­at­ing sys­tem designed to be every­thing to every­one, filled with decades of cruft, is ​about 40 mil­lion lines.)

He’s done this work because God told him to.