February 12, 2010 — An epic night—referred to some as "the best LDM in SF ever"—ended with Dylan Schaffer out-chocolate-launching Valentine's Day chocolates into the mouths of famous love writers (Pablo Neruda, Danielle Steele, and Sigmund Freud), narrowly edging out Samantha Schoech to snare the LDM championship.
The night began with an edict from Elbo Room to get the ten babies who showed up to support first reader Dylan Schaffer (Life, Death and Bialys). Dylan read a charming letter to his infant daughter (who appeared on stage with her mother), where he told her, repeatedly if one recalls correctly, about his sexual mistake: he didn't want her and didn't know why she's alive. But the love between them was obvious. The only person able to follow such an act was the lovely Michelle Tea (Valencia), who read a story about rectums falling out. The first round was too "adult-themed" for performance judge and KFOG radio host Peter Finch to record.
In the second round, Samantha Schoech (The Bigger the Better, the Tighter the Sweater) charmed the audience while Joshua Mohr (Some Things That Meant the World to Me) talked about being a loser and relating to a world series victory. He poured a bottle of champaign over his head for his own finale. No judges were harmed.