So who is this “Comrade Dos?” What happened to “Giustino”? I’ll tell you — briefly — then I must return to typing up this column about monkey slavery and coconut oil. My handle “Giustino” developed not just out of my Italian background, but because people sensed some inner effeminacy on my part, rendering me as “Justine” in correspondence so often that I decided to add the ‘o’ to the end and come fully into my own as a swashbuckling Mediterranean man, a Greek sailor, which is what I am actually underneath all of this, that’s what I am. I am a shipwrecked Greek sailor, except rather than being deserted on the sunny atoll of the cyclops I must fend for myself in this ghastly land of free wifi. That handle Giustino was linked to a now defunct aol account, and I moved my blogger account over to gmail, hence the birth of Comrade Dos, which is what John Dos Passos was called in E.E. Cumming’s book EIMI (see profile for full quotation).