Friday, January 09, 2009

Are They Serious?

Larry Flynt of Hustler and Joe Francis of Girls gone wild are asking for bailout money for the porn industry

I don't know if it's a gag or for real. With Larry Flynt you can't always tell. From what I know of him and his deranged sense of humor, this could well be a joke. But then you don't know.

I posted some time ago that free porn on the internet was hurting the publishers of this stuff, not that I have a tear to shed for them. Penthouse went bankrupt a few years ago because of this (I guess it still exists but I haven't seen an issue of Penthouse in years.)

Is he making a point of the absurdity on bailouts or does he really think the government can save America's porn industry? (As if it really needs to be saved.)

My gut says he's kidding, but my brain just isn't convinced. (or perhaps the other way around).

I do remember when there were shortages in the early to mid seventies and Johnny Carson jokingly said that there was a toilet paper shortage as well. He touched off a panic and, as people stocked up, stores DID run out of toilet paper. You never know where a joke will lead.

I suppose that next week pimps and pushers will start demanding that they get bailed out as well, then we can bail out the Mafia or have we already done that?

America's new growth industry. Government bailouts.

If it's for real, I say let em suffer.


Blogger dons_mind said...

yeah - it's getting completely out of control.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Ducky's here said...

Are you serious?

No, but Larry sure can get publicity, can't he.

Our news media and the right jump on stuff like this like they jumped on the Coulter promo that she was being banned for life by NBC.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Skip said...

Ya knew it was coming didn't you? I think they should bail me out too so where do I sign up, Heck I'll even give them receipts for where I spend the money, Odds are though that I won't give any to the Big Three or Larry.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Deranged Leftwing Baker said...

I'm guessing you only read Penthouse for the articles like I did.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Chuck said...

I think Flint's serious, mostly because I also think he's nuts.

6:19 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

D_M no matter if he's serious or not, it is out of control.

Ducky Yes he can and with his character I wouldn't be surprised one way or the other.

Skip No I did not see this one coming.

DLB Actually I can't remember last time I opened a Penthouse. The last Playboy I looked at had LaToya Jackson (Michael Jackson's older sister) in it.

Chuck With him who knows.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I thought that Viagra and Cialis sales were booming. If so, that would indicate that not a lot of deprivation is taking place.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen! There's room for EVERYBODY in the bailout line! All we have to do is print more money and then stick it to the taxpayers, and you'll be home free!

God bless America...

8:50 PM  
Blogger Z said...

Shoprat, whether it is or not, Flynt's done a public service; showing how ridiculous this bail out is. He's just taking it to the extreme....."Now we know what you are, we're just haggling over the price..."

2:01 AM  
Blogger Average American said...

And just like the rest of us poor regular Americans who got no help, the poor hookers on the corner won't share in the big guys bailout either. It's always the little guy that takes it right up the old kazoo.

That sarcasm out, I'm sure that Larry was joking. Joe Francis-----hhmmmmm---maybe not.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Flynt's kidding -- but on the other hand, he'll take what he can get IF the government is STUPID enough to humor him.


4:01 PM  
Blogger NEO, SOC said...

there is no way they can be serious. The porn industry grosses over $6 billion a year and half of that goes to child porn.

6:19 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I don't think the nutjob is serious, Shoprat, but what do I know? Some people are capable of anything and he certainly can't be accused of having any morals.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Dee said...

Those who lack morals never cease to amaze me!

11:10 PM  

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