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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.

The Conflicted Existence of a Female Porn Writer: How Far We've...

youmightfindyourself:

I’ve been thinking about facials. Not the kind you get in a spa (at least not most spas), but the kind that ends almost every scene in the pornos I watch—you know the type. They are a fascinating phenomenon on a number of levels. For instance: Who came up with this idea? When, in the annals of porn history, did someone decide that not only should the ejaculation be shown, but that it should almost exclusively happen in close proximity to a woman’s face? As recently as the ’80s and early ’90s, facials weren’t all that common, but to look at porn today you’d think some Porn Pope had issued a Pop-Shot Bull decreeing that facials were the only proper type of cumshot and must be used in Blue Films unto boredom. Somewhere in there, too, it seems somebody of importance decided that, once said facial has been deposited, it must be mostly, or at least partly, consumed. Why? Why the focus on the mouth? Where is the logical basis for all this spewing?

I can’t eat at Ti Couz.
I just can’t. It’s 50 yards away from me, and by all accounts the food is great. But the name creeps me out. When I was a kid, my dad’s hunting buddies would always use the word “cooze" because I guess that was the height of the Penthouse Forum’s cultural clout.

I can’t eat at Ti Couz.

I just can’t. It’s 50 yards away from me, and by all accounts the food is great. But the name creeps me out. When I was a kid, my dad’s hunting buddies would always use the word “cooze" because I guess that was the height of the Penthouse Forum’s cultural clout.

MR. NATHANSON: Are you saying, for example, that that condition of parole would prohibit Mr. Farrell from possessing, say, Playboy magazine?
P.O. BURKE: Yes.
MR. NATHANSON: Are you saying that that condition of parole would prohibit Mr. Farrell from possessing a photograph of Michelangelo’s David?
P.O. BURKE: What is that?
MR. NATHANSON: Are you familiar with that sculpture?
P.O. BURKE: No.
MR. NATHANSON: If I tell you it’s a large sculpture of a nude youth with his genitals exposed and visible, does that help to refresh your memory of what that is?
P.O. BURKE: If he possessed that, yes, he would be locked up for that.
-Farrell v. Burke

MR. NATHANSON: Are you saying, for example, that that condition of parole would prohibit Mr. Farrell from possessing, say, Playboy magazine?

P.O. BURKE: Yes.

MR. NATHANSON: Are you saying that that condition of parole would prohibit Mr. Farrell from possessing a photograph of Michelangelo’s David?

P.O. BURKE: What is that?

MR. NATHANSON: Are you familiar with that sculpture?

P.O. BURKE: No.

MR. NATHANSON: If I tell you it’s a large sculpture of a nude youth with his genitals exposed and visible, does that help to refresh your memory of what that is?

P.O. BURKE: If he possessed that, yes, he would be locked up for that.

-Farrell v. Burke

thetenssf:

Found this image back when I was working on Mesh, could never find any info on the photographer, or what it was originally used for.

Porn + in-jokes re: SF topography = WIN

thetenssf:

Found this image back when I was working on Mesh, could never find any info on the photographer, or what it was originally used for.

Porn + in-jokes re: SF topography = WIN

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.

Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.

Walter Cronkite.

You can see the contrast he’s trying to draw. But it’s interesting to see how that quote holds up in the fullness of time.
The bible is a hodgepodge of religious texts, most of which make some pretty outlandish claims. Has anyone actually read Playboy Magazine lately? Essentially, it’s a literary gazette dressed up as a nudie mag. In the age of the internet, one really does “read it only for the articles.”
It’s good writing paired with some pretty obvious pictures. Most journalism can’t say the same about itself.

Dad, 1969.
On his way to Vietnam, before the Army found out he knew how to type.
Happy Father’s Day.

Dad, 1969.

On his way to Vietnam, before the Army found out he knew how to type.

Happy Father’s Day.