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thedailywhat:

Good Luck With That of the Day: Iceland Wants to Ban Internet Pr0n

Iceland is working toward finding a way to completely ban internet pr0nography, according to the nation’s Interior Ministry official. Although banning pr0n may sound like an extreme measure, especially in highly developed regions such as Scandinavia, Iceland has had a long stance against pr0nography since 1998, when publishing print pr0nography became illegal and punishable with a prison sentence of up to six months. If passed, Iceland would become the first Western democracy to try blocking Internet pr0n, though a member of the parliament committee has said there is a “near zero” chance of the ban getting approved. So yeah, good luck with that, Iceland.


And for the first time, Scandinavia wasn’t awesome.

thedailywhat:

Good Luck With That of the Day: Iceland Wants to Ban Internet Pr0n

Iceland is working toward finding a way to completely ban internet pr0nography, according to the nation’s Interior Ministry official. Although banning pr0n may sound like an extreme measure, especially in highly developed regions such as Scandinavia, Iceland has had a long stance against pr0nography since 1998, when publishing print pr0nography became illegal and punishable with a prison sentence of up to six months. If passed, Iceland would become the first Western democracy to try blocking Internet pr0n, though a member of the parliament committee has said there is a “near zero” chance of the ban getting approved. So yeah, good luck with that, Iceland.

And for the first time, Scandinavia wasn’t awesome.

Google Chrome is totally down with your porn, btw.

Google Chrome is totally down with your porn, btw.

You know that scene in Bull Durham when Susan Sarandon ties up her sexual partner and then reads him Walt Whitman?
It’s like that, but not.

You know that scene in Bull Durham when Susan Sarandon ties up her sexual partner and then reads him Walt Whitman?

It’s like that, but not.

I decided to get rid of my water bed.

tamburina:

Since I’m not, you know, a 70’s porn star.

I beg to differ, about 70’s porn stars.

Leverage is an important part of fucking.

She’s still amazing. Yes, she’s past her prime, and yes, for a while she had that unfortunate resemblance to a duck.
But for a business that chews women up and shits them out at breakneck speed, she reigned as undisputed queen for what? nearly a decade? $60K for a one day shoot? ClubJenna netting $30 million a year? Then she cashed out right as online porn peaked? On her terms? There’s no other way to put it: she was a Captain of Industry. Name another adult entertainer who accomplished what she did. Hell, name another entertainer who accomplished what she did. She straight changed the game.
And then the banal fact: plenty of pornstars are more beautiful than Jenna Jameson. Male sexuality desires variety. Somehow she conquered that.
When she’s 55 and has given up on any faint hope of Hollywood, I’m looking forward to the memoir. No not that one, a real one. How To Make Love Like A Porn Star was just another hustle—and a good one, too. A month and a half on the NYT bestsellers list is solid.
Several generations from now we’ll remember Jenna Jameson the way we remember Bettie Page: affectionately. We’ll laugh at how quaint it was that video of intercourse was considered scandalous.

She’s still amazing. Yes, she’s past her prime, and yes, for a while she had that unfortunate resemblance to a duck.

But for a business that chews women up and shits them out at breakneck speed, she reigned as undisputed queen for what? nearly a decade? $60K for a one day shoot? ClubJenna netting $30 million a year? Then she cashed out right as online porn peaked? On her terms? There’s no other way to put it: she was a Captain of Industry. Name another adult entertainer who accomplished what she did. Hell, name another entertainer who accomplished what she did. She straight changed the game.

And then the banal fact: plenty of pornstars are more beautiful than Jenna Jameson. Male sexuality desires variety. Somehow she conquered that.

When she’s 55 and has given up on any faint hope of Hollywood, I’m looking forward to the memoir. No not that one, a real one. How To Make Love Like A Porn Star was just another hustle—and a good one, too. A month and a half on the NYT bestsellers list is solid.

Several generations from now we’ll remember Jenna Jameson the way we remember Bettie Page: affectionately. We’ll laugh at how quaint it was that video of intercourse was considered scandalous.

40goingon28 says what everyone else is thinking:
…  doing the weather over on Sinking Ship KRON is Evelyn Taft. EVELYN TAFT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!
I’m on board. Evelyn Taft a fox.
It’s not that we mind the blatant pander of hiring babes to read us the daily news. That ship has already sailed. Rightly or wrongly, it’s what’s done in America. Mexicans do it with their talk shows; we do it with our news. It’s also hard to cry sexism unless you’re arguing that older, less-attractive male anchormen are being discriminated against in favor of the female eye candy. There’s the Objectifying Women charge, but that’s an ethically gray area.

No, what’s annoying is that so often news directors choose the dark side, then half-ass it. They try selling sex appeal and then fail at the sex part. I’m sure KTVU’s Julie Haener is a really pleasant person, and maybe even a Stepford wife passable journalist, but she’s practically a cliche. You can’t change the channel without seeing the blow-dried blonde rocking the tooth whitener. Standard.

SoCal (always ahead on the infotainment curve) probably got some market research several years back that said a broadcast could retain a 5% larger market share if it included a leggy blonde with a husky voice. So who do they hire? Jillian Barberie. Which is sort of like asking for Kathleen Turner and getting a late-90’s porn star. Is that who they think men want? Maybe so. Up here, ABC7 has tried adding some flava with Sandhya Patel, who seems like a competent meteorologist. But it must be said: she sports the fiercest eyebrows this side of RuPaul. She’s since dialed it way back, but if you saw her in Hi-Def when she first started out, you would’ve be forgiven for thinking ABC was breaking barriers by hiring a drag queen.

Now KRON 4, after coming close, has finally hit the sweet spot with Evelyn Taft. The woman has a bangin’ body and she puts it to work, tastefully. The end of her bio is priceless:

"Evelyn is currently working toward her degree in meteorology from Mississippi State University”
Forecasting the weather has to be one of the most valuable pieces of real estate in the field of meteorology. It’s a celebrity gig. Virtually every single Earth Sciences teacher in the Bay Area would be more qualified to talk about the marine layer. And Evelyn Taft is just now “working toward” her (online?) degree?
Why bother with the fig leaf at all?
Youtube concurs with fan videos like Evelyn “Titties” Taft and Evelyn Taft in Tight Shirt. And that really says something when actual porn is just a click away. Evelyn Taft can compete with all that. KRON4 must be so pleased.

40goingon28 says what everyone else is thinking:

… doing the weather over on Sinking Ship KRON is Evelyn Taft. EVELYN TAFT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

I’m on board. Evelyn Taft a fox.

It’s not that we mind the blatant pander of hiring babes to read us the daily news. That ship has already sailed. Rightly or wrongly, it’s what’s done in America. Mexicans do it with their talk shows; we do it with our news. It’s also hard to cry sexism unless you’re arguing that older, less-attractive male anchormen are being discriminated against in favor of the female eye candy. There’s the Objectifying Women charge, but that’s an ethically gray area.

No, what’s annoying is that so often news directors choose the dark side, then half-ass it. They try selling sex appeal and then fail at the sex part. I’m sure KTVU’s Julie Haener is a really pleasant person, and maybe even a Stepford wife passable journalist, but she’s practicallycliche. You can’t change the channel without seeing the blow-dried blonde rocking the tooth whitener. Standard.

SoCal (always ahead on the infotainment curve) probably got some market research several years back that said a broadcast could retain a 5% larger market share if it included a leggy blonde with a husky voice. So who do they hire? Jillian Barberie. Which is sort of like asking for Kathleen Turner and getting a late-90’s porn star. Is that who they think men want? Maybe so. Up here, ABC7 has tried adding some flava with Sandhya Patel, who seems like a competent meteorologist. But it must be said: she sports the fiercest eyebrows this side of RuPaul. She’s since dialed it way back, but if you saw her in Hi-Def when she first started out, you would’ve be forgiven for thinking ABC was breaking barriers by hiring a drag queen.

Now KRON 4, after coming close, has finally hit the sweet spot with Evelyn Taft. The woman has a bangin’ body and she puts it to work, tastefully. The end of her bio is priceless:

"Evelyn is currently working toward her degree in meteorology from Mississippi State University”

Forecasting the weather has to be one of the most valuable pieces of real estate in the field of meteorology. It’s a celebrity gig. Virtually every single Earth Sciences teacher in the Bay Area would be more qualified to talk about the marine layer. And Evelyn Taft is just now “working toward” her (online?) degree?

Why bother with the fig leaf at all?

Youtube concurs with fan videos like Evelyn “Titties” Taft and Evelyn Taft in Tight Shirt. And that really says something when actual porn is just a click away. Evelyn Taft can compete with all that. KRON4 must be so pleased.

magicmolly:

Sasha Grey was part of a cast reading Neuromancer at the New Museum. It was not good. They made a great book bloodless.

Sasha Grey is not a very good actress. Which wasn’t really a problem, until Soderberg got confused.

magicmolly:

Sasha Grey was part of a cast reading Neuromancer at the New Museum. It was not good. They made a great book bloodless.

Sasha Grey is not a very good actress. Which wasn’t really a problem, until Soderberg got confused.


“I don’t think a national television show is the place to discuss some of things he’d been doing and saying…”
“I call that porn, yes. So it’s a bit heartbreaking to see the road that he’s on right now.”
-Sarah Palin, on Levi Johnston

Nice try.
Because if he’s a pornstar, he’s easily dismissed. But technically, Playgirl falls under the heading of “erotica” and is not strictly categorized as pornography.
That distinction was most famously  made by … now-Senator Al Franken, writing for Playboy magazine in 2000. But ultra right-wing publications agree:

"Anyone who calls Playboy pornography at this point is being willfully naïve.”
-National Review

Is it the presence of wang which makes it porn?
These are the questions Oprah should’ve been prepped on.

“I don’t think a national television show is the place to discuss some of things he’d been doing and saying…”

“I call that porn, yes. So it’s a bit heartbreaking to see the road that he’s on right now.”

-Sarah Palin, on Levi Johnston

Nice try.

Because if he’s a pornstar, he’s easily dismissed. But technically, Playgirl falls under the heading of “erotica” and is not strictly categorized as pornography.

That distinction was most famously made by … now-Senator Al Franken, writing for Playboy magazine in 2000. But ultra right-wing publications agree:

"Anyone who calls Playboy pornography at this point is being willfully naïve.”

-National Review

Is it the presence of wang which makes it porn?

These are the questions Oprah should’ve been prepped on.

Spambot, I feel like I’m getting mixed messages.

Spambot, I feel like I’m getting mixed messages.

Lohan offered new Playboy deal
"Playboy editors are so desperate to convince Lindsay Lohan to strip nude for the magazine, they’ve reportedly made the actress a new offer of $900,000 to flash her flesh.The star was previously approached by editors at Hugh Hefner’s men’s magazine to pose naked for Playboy’s 55th anniversary issue last year for the sum of $500,000.Lohan, who bared all for a provocative New York magazine spread early in 2008, turned down the big money offer, with her representative insisting, “If there’s nudity, the answer is no. She’s not going down that road again.”But Playboy executives are refusing to give up and have almost doubled the money to try and entice the star to make a deal, according to online reports.Lohan has yet to respond to the offer.”
(via voristrip)
I just thought you all should know.

Lohan offered new Playboy deal

"Playboy editors are so desperate to convince Lindsay Lohan to strip nude for the magazine, they’ve reportedly made the actress a new offer of $900,000 to flash her flesh.
The star was previously approached by editors at Hugh Hefner’s men’s magazine to pose naked for Playboy’s 55th anniversary issue last year for the sum of $500,000.
Lohan, who bared all for a provocative New York magazine spread early in 2008, turned down the big money offer, with her representative insisting, “If there’s nudity, the answer is no. She’s not going down that road again.”
But Playboy executives are refusing to give up and have almost doubled the money to try and entice the star to make a deal, according to online reports.
Lohan has yet to respond to the offer.”

(via voristrip)

I just thought you all should know.

I keep hearing about age discrimination.
And about how hard it gets for women once they’re over 40.
But look:
SOMEONE is looking at all this mature porn.

I keep hearing about age discrimination.

And about how hard it gets for women once they’re over 40.

But look:

SOMEONE is looking at all this mature porn.