PORN BAILOUT continued…
NO STRINGS ATTACHED
“The take here is that everyone and their mother want to be bailed out from the banks to the big three,” said Owen Moogan, spokesman for Larry Flynt. “The porn industry has been hurt by the downturn like everyone else and they are going to ask for the $5 billion. Is it the most serious thing in the world? Is it going to make the lives of Americans better if it happens? It is not for them to determine.”
Francis said in a statement that “the US government should actively support the adult industry’s survival and growth, just as it feels the need to support any other industry cherished by the American people.”
“We should be delivering [the request] by the end of today to our congressmen and [Secretary of the Treasury Henry] Paulson asking for this $5 billion dollar bailout,” he told CNN Wednesday.
Flynt and Francis concede the industry itself is in no financial danger — DVD sales have slipped over the past year, but Web traffic has continued to grow.
CAN WE JUST CUDDLE
But the industry leaders said the issue is a nation in need. “People are too depressed to be sexually active,” Flynt said in the statement. “This is very unhealthy as a nation. Americans can do without cars and such but they cannot do without sex.”
“With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind. It’s time for congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America. The only way they can do this is by supporting the adult industry and doing it quickly.”
So far, there has been no congressional reaction to the request.
Source: CNNblog and CNN’s Chloe Melas contributed to this report
Editor’s Delirium: Alright, is pulp becoming fiction? Magazine sales going down and so much free porn has left the industry shooting blanks??
Editor’s Delirium part deux: My dirty little secret, well maybe it’s not so much of a secret. Back in the day before internet access I have to admit top shelf of the magazine rack was a favourite hangout. Playboy was too lame, Penthouse was actually a great overall men’s magazine and for raunch, well you had Hustler. If there was a feature in Hustler that I truly enjoyed, it was the ASSHOLE of the MONTH page. More often than not, some dimwit that had done some asinine deed was lambasted. the ‘sphincter’ section design in buff4 was influenced by it.
buff00n Award . . .
Much to my chagrin, it has come to this, maybe it’s just due, who knows, but sadly and ironically, it goes to Larry Flynt.
I’M YOUR PUSHER’ the disability remix ’07 by HeAltH cAnAdA
POT LUCK BACKGROUNDER:
Health Canada is moonlighting as the Lottery and Gaming Corporation for Prairie Plant Systems Inc. These guys have a windfall contract of $10.3 million with the government to supply 30 000 kilograms of medical marijuana!
1500% MARK UP!
$5000/kg is charged for stuff that they buy for $328/kg.
It’s not reimbursed by drug companies so this comes out of patients pockets, most of which are on disability.
At these prices it’s a wonder why they haven’t legalized it yet.
IS IT CHEECH or CHONG?
Who the hell’s in charge of ordering this stuff and how did they estimate they’re purchase order? 514 clients currently order the stuff (approximately equals 58 kg/patient). This client list will expand to include 1792 authorized individuals.
WHAT’S THAT STENCH?
How much of this shit can you smoke a day? Even if it’s still cheaper than the street price of $10/g for small quantities, it’s only packing 14% of the active ingredient that makes pot so appealing. (source of backgrounder info: cbc.ca april 14, 2007)
buff00n Award . . . Spark it up for HEALTH CANADA!
BACKGROUNDER: (straight off their website)
One of the largest independent health care foundations in Massachusetts. Our mission is to improve the health status of our community, its individuals and families through informed and innovative leadership. We support community-based and community-driven programs to meet the unmet health needs of twenty-five communities in the MetroWest area of our commonwealth.
“Fat Chance: Obese children are a good bet for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, sleep apnea and depression.”
The billboards are part of a $250,000 public awareness campaign that is meant to awaken area parents to the dangers of childhood obesity, said Martin D. Cohen , president of the MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation
“The issue of obesity isn’t new,” he said. “There are probably articles weekly about this as a national health issue, but it’s noise. Our intent was to try to break through the noise with something that would get people’s attention…and to raise awareness.”
MY 2 Cents
It says health care in their name, yet where’s the empathy? We’re talking about kids that have enough sensitive topics to deal with on a daily basis. With all that money, they can’t come up with a better way to break through the noise. I’m aware of the wordplay yet let’s focus on the real meaning of fat chance which implies that the likelihood of something happening is slim to none.
MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation is our latest recipient.
“BLUBBERY, BLUBBERY, BLUBBERY.. Don’t want to be a fat guy!”
This is the radio spot and accompanying billboard feature that hits the airwaves every so often around New Year’s. PREMIER GYMS advertising is cutting-edge motivation for obese people to join a gym full of svelte, buff bodies.
We’d like to think it’s a lighthearted attempt intending to downsize the sensitive topic of obesity. An issue that impacts 1 in 6 Canadians. The North American obesity market generates $55 billion dollars in revenue annually and causes life-threatening conditions. It’s hard to imagine someone woke up one morning and said “Hey, I want to be fat, have people make fun of my cankles and continually try and sell me ineffective and harmful fat burning solutions. Especially seeing, at last count, that research shows nearly 60 genes may be implicated in obesity.
Round of applause to PREMIER GYMS!