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Jewish Journal Discovers Luke Ford Doesn't Have a Bed

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We thought we knew uber-blogger and writer Luke Ford. He's best-known for his probing stories about the porn industry (nsfw), and most recently admired for being the first reporter to state that Mayor Tony's marriage was dunzo.

But it wasn't until this week's interview with the Jewish Journal that we learned how real Ford keeps it. From his 300-square-foot Pico-Robertson crib, the fact that he used to live out of his car, or the admission that he's on Lithium, the JJ's post and the above video shed a light on a man whose life we thought we knew. But no bed? Mickey Kaus on Slate advises Ford to don't go changing, but clearly Kaus is trying to keep his fellow bachelor at a disadvantage. We say Ford should covert the studio to All Bed, but maybe that would go against the good thing he's got.

He lives in a guesthouse occupying half a converted garage. In a narrow room smaller than a college dorm, a few blankets -- Ford's bed -- lay on the ground between his desk and the bathroom door, against which two white pillows rest. A bookshelf is lined with Judaica items and books on the Talmud, Jewish history and English literature; most of the books he reads come from the library. There is a fridge and microwave; cassette tapes of recorded phone conversations are piled on the floor, a smorgasbord of bottled vitamins and medication cover a white dresser with gilded accents. "The Hovel," as Ford endearingly refers to it, feels dank and smells worse, but for $600 a month, it's home. - Jewish Journal, 8/3/07

While LAist would never judge a person on how they live, was that the AOL "you've got mail" voice we hear at the end of the video? AOL? Really? In 2007? Oh, Luke.