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I'm Laura Leu, a writer living in New York City. I enjoy telling strangers on the Internet my name, occupation and city of residence.

I've written for Women's Health, Maxim, Cosmo, Details, Health, Time Out New York, New York Post, McSweeney's and Salon, among others. In January 2010, my husband Adam and I launched Navigeaters, a blog that documents our quest to eat a meal from every nation in the world without leaving NYC. I also created Self-Petting Zoo, your one-stop shop for masturbating animal videos.

If you're an editor who wants to give me work, you can read some clips below or take a look at my resume. If you're a horny old German man, you can watch this video of me playing my accordion while my friend pole-dances.

You can email me at laura.leu [at] gmail.com, or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, or standing right behind you. Psych!

stuff i've written

"I Dream of Weenie: My Life As a Female Competitive Eater," Salon
An essay on achieving my childhood dream to become a professional gorger.

"Abnormal School," Time Out New York
On attending Coney Island Sideshow School.

"Inside the Mind of a Monster," Stuff magazine
A feature profile story on Arthur Shawcross, convicted serial killer and cannibal.

"Conventional Sex," Details
A tour of the nation's sultriest, strangest, and stickiest sex festivals.

"Dating a Dreamboat," Women's Health magazine
An essay on dating a male model.

"TONYPD," Time Out New York
A recurring column, in which I dress like a cop and issue tickets to people for various misbehaviors.

"Pop Vulture," Shock magazine
A parody of weekly celebrity tabloids.

"XXX-posure," Stuff magazine
A first-person narrative on becoming an extra in a porn movie.

"Hot Seat: Richard Simmons," Time Out New York
A Q&A interview with Richard Simmons.

"Why Karma is a Bitch," McSweeneys.net
A McSweeney's list in which I defend the Buddhist doctrine's cattiness.

21 May 14

I forced my pregnant best friend to watch my childbirth video. Those grunting animalistic screams you hear in the background are me pushing a baby out of my vadge without pain medication. Enjoy!

EDIT: Just uploaded it to YouTube, as well. Here’s the link for anyone who wants to share.

18 September 13
Charlie Chaplin was sort of a babe before he grew a Hitler mustache. 
(From 30 Unique and Must-See Photos From Our Past.)

Charlie Chaplin was sort of a babe before he grew a Hitler mustache. 

(From 30 Unique and Must-See Photos From Our Past.)

1 July 13
World’s creepiest hotel has the best view in the universe.  (at Hotel Lago di Braies)

World’s creepiest hotel has the best view in the universe. (at Hotel Lago di Braies)

16 June 13
My dad sent me this selfie after his bee swarm-retrieval. He writes:

"We got the bees, but they did put up a fight. I got stung 7 times, the one in the lip smarts a bit."

Ya think?

My dad sent me this selfie after his bee swarm-retrieval. He writes:

"We got the bees, but they did put up a fight. I got stung 7 times, the one in the lip smarts a bit."

Ya think?

Tags: father's day
Posted: 11:12 PM

My bad-ass beekeeper dad, in shorts and sandals, climbing a ladder to retrieve his bees after they swarmed this weekend (they’re the thousands of little brown things you see covering the tree branch). 

Fearlessness, he has it. 

Tags: father's day
18 April 13
Holy moly. I interviewed Lil Bub and then fed him yogurt. Somebody pinch me! @bublog

Holy moly. I interviewed Lil Bub and then fed him yogurt. Somebody pinch me! @bublog

27 March 13
Today marks the 14th anniversary of Fabio’s face colliding with a bird while riding a roller coaster. Never forget. 

Today marks the 14th anniversary of Fabio’s face colliding with a bird while riding a roller coaster. Never forget. 

7 March 13
This list made my heart pound right out of my chest. 

This list made my heart pound right out of my chest. 

14 February 13
Veal heart for Valentine’s Day. Because I’m romantic like that.

Veal heart for Valentine’s Day. Because I’m romantic like that.

8 February 13
All this news coverage about the blizzard is giving me a hankering for one.

All this news coverage about the blizzard is giving me a hankering for one.

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh