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07-17-14  11:51pm - 4 days Big Hair Day (16 Posts) - #16
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Originally Posted by Cybertoad:


The beehive seems like a lot of word, when I was a kid in the 60's it was easy, a flat top, or buzz and went on about your day.


This reminded me of an old Simpsons episode where Homer's mom remembers the moment she became a '60s radical--it was seeing Joe Namath's long hair on TV. Grandpa dismisses Namath, saying he looks like a girl.

But Johnny Unitas:

there's "a haircut you could set your watch to."
"It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

07-16-14  06:09pm - 5 days Big Hair Day (16 Posts) - #15
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Originally Posted by biker:


This is the hair style I always loved on women.


It also helps if you're Betty Page.

She reminds me a little of Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman (yes, I'm a helpless sucker for dark hair ).

"It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

07-16-14  07:52am - 6 days Big Hair Day (16 Posts) - #11
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Originally Posted by biker:


Remember the Beehive; the hair style of the sixties. My sister wore her hair like this in high school.


Ah, the beehive...the trademark of every Far Side women. Of course, it's updated cousin the Bumpit isn't much better. (Basically a scaled down beehive, with the help of some sort of insert. As a famous example, Sarah Palin frequently looks like she wears one, though it's sometimes considered a trashier style.)

I've always been a less-is-more kind of guy; that is, less styling, the better. Sure, styles come and go (and sometimes come back, there's really only so much you can do with hair before you're wearing a wig), but I've never looked at a big '80s-style big hairdo and seriously thought it was all that attractive.

Ali Macgraw a decade earlier didn't look so bad without big hair. Or look at this photo of Sharon Tate from that gloriously trashy Valley of the Dolls, especially compared to the hair of the other two women. Frankly, the less was done, the less WTF were we thinking! reactions I have.

I should be one to talk though...I've got long hair myself (but no big 'do or beehive ), and of my female friends the styles include nearly everything (and nearly every color), again, except perhaps for the beehive.

I wonder how long before I'll be able to be look back and embarrass myself! "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove Edited on Jul 16, 2014, 06:10pm (turboshaft: Fixed link.)

07-11-14  05:53pm - 10 days Is Porn Losing Its sparkle or Do You Think Its Great These Days (28 Posts) - #27
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Originally Posted by Drooler:


And with porn it's not quite as simple as inspecting an onion in the produce section.


Yet, I also frequently tear up when I am watching porn. Wait...I-I'm not the only one who does this, right?

But seriously, I disagree with all this gloom and doom talk, and I don't really think porn has lost its "sparkle"--which may just be a wet spot, who knows--that instead we're really in a glut of choices and quantity. So rather than having a few select great studios or sites, there are pretty decent choices all around, but so many that it can look kind of bland and overwhelming. Everybody doing everything (or at least experimenting) can get kind of boring after a while.

So, while I'm not one for Twitter feeds, conventions, or private cam shows, it's more than what most of us could've dreamed about a couple of decades ago when the Internet was known only to a few nerds, and not for any perverted reasons. And though I don't feel that old--cross fingers!--I've been to more than enough porn shops in my time to know that I much prefer the digital version. We should all be so grateful.

Don't get me wrong; I have some "good ol' days" feelings myself. Like when Belladonna or Aurora Snow were still performing on camera (or not becoming a mom!), which doesn't make me feel old so much as I worry that perhaps they've moved on with their lives more than I have. Or back before ALSScan did boy-girl content, or whose models weren't the girlfriends/hangers-on of Charlie Sheen. (Really, as dirty as the site could get, it all seemed like innocent fun until the moment you realized you were looking at a woman who got boned by the guy who played Chris in Platoon. It just breaks my heart. ).

So it's maybe for the best that I enjoy the present and look toward the future.
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07-07-14  06:52pm - 14 days Is Porn Losing Its sparkle or Do You Think Its Great These Days (28 Posts) - #11
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Originally Posted by pat362:


Here is part of why I'm dissatisfied.

1-Many of the models being promoted tend to have tattoos which of itself isn't always a problem but these women tend to have them in the wrong place and/or they have some very large ones.
[...]
8-Where have all the good male performers gone. I know not everybody cares about that but I always did because if there is a guy in the scene than I prefer that he not look like a refugee from a puck rock concert. I always apply the same rules for guys as I do for girls and that includes tattoos. If he as a ton of them then it's going to be a distraction.


Not to sound too ageist, but I think this is a generational thing, as a lot of younger/newer performers have tattoos, just as a lot of younger people in general have them. It's also not exactly a conservative industry to begin with, and except for some limited "glamour"-type stuff, tattoos aren't really a deal-breaker for most sites. And I still almost always prefer them over the grosser body modifications out there; breast implants, lip injections, labiaplasties. (Admittedly, that last one appears to be rare--all shapes and sizes are more than welcome in my book! )

But some performers do make some pretty radical modifications over the years, and while I am not one to tell people what to do with/to their bodies, I understand how it could take some fans by surprise. For example, I've watched a few recent scenes with Kirsten Plant, a Czech girl who currently rocks a more Suicide Girls-esque look. But compare that to what she looked like only a few years ago--very different, to say the least. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

07-03-14  07:52pm - 18 days Google says no more porn ads. (36 Posts) - #32
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Originally Posted by Cybertoad:


You guys would all be pretty surprised ( maybe not ) how far in I am about our Constitutional rights.


Maybe not; you've been pretty outspoken here at PU (the more the merrier, I say).

I just wish more understood that this works both ways. For example, I was reading an article the other day about how "patriotic"/flag clothing looks gaudy and, as some liberals like pointing out, technically goes against the Flag Code, though perhaps only in the sense that they think conservatives are wearing it. But the idea that there should even be a Flag Code, much less that it's something that should be enforced, is completely missing the point of what living in a free society means. You'd think one issue Americans could agree on is that it's usually a bad idea having laws telling people how to fucking dress!

Originally Posted by Cybertoad:


How about i'm gay and wanting to get married do not like it too bad I have rights to pursue my happiness. I want to own 3000 guns don't like it too bad its my constitutional right.


Man, that's going to be one big ass, heavily armed gay wedding!

Again, like the flag issue above, all shades of the political spectrum seem to confuse "liberty" and "compulsion." Marriage freedom is not forced gay marriages, nor are gun laws meant to be minimal arsenal requirements, or even registering for a draft. (Seriously, we make registering for Selective Service less onerous than renewing a driver's license.)

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And on that hopeful note, have a Happy 4th! "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

07-02-14  07:46am - 20 days Google says no more porn ads. (36 Posts) - #27
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Originally Posted by pat362:


The weapon of choice in the 1600 to 1700 was a musket rifle.

Originally Posted by AWpress:


I think this is key; back then, the citizenry could conceivably be as well armed as the state. If organised into militias (as the amendment prescribes) it was a decent anti-tyranny clause. That balance of citizen vs state power rose with the invention and proliferation of firearms, and fell with the combustion engine (just look at the 'springtime of nations' in the 1860s- an armed and organised population could literally rise up and beat back the military, and indeed that's how many modern republics were founded.)


I doubt if citizens or militia could really be armed as well as the state even back then. Militia and minutemen brought their own weapons when then could, but it's not as if any owned a cannon or warship. And the Founding Fathers likely understood the difference and limit of what "arms" practically meant, even if they could never conceive of things as destructive as white phosphorous, depleted uranium, or nuclear bombs.

But they also understood the value of having citizens participate in the militia, another part of the same amendment. It's just that the U.S. is about as far away from a citizen's army or Revolutionary War-style militias as possible. (The closest modern day example would be neutral Switzerland, which has mandatory conscription and a large reserve force, who store their personal military weapon at home. The U.S. doesn't allow anything close to that.) Instead we have a rather large standing, all-volunteer force, mostly separate from the rest of the population in terms of economic and education. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

07-02-14  06:34am - 20 days Google says no more porn ads. (36 Posts) - #26
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Originally Posted by Cybertoad:


I am sure many of you are going to say well sure firearms, and if you choose to think that, well you can blame that same thinking for porn being eliminated. Our first and second amendment rights protect taking away porn shows the control, taking away firearms is about control.

Many people ignorantly look at firearms and think ending the use ends violence, no it ends your constitutional right.
Stripping porn from the internet is the same thing, accept it goes after our first amendment rights.

No one has to like or want firearms, no one has to like or want porn. But you start attacking the right that allow us the choice it will end badly.


In a way, both porn and gun rights are about people going around shooting off at inappropriate times and places. (Sorry, it just seems that criticisms of porn and guns frequently degenerate into ad hominem attacks about sexual inadequacy.)

Personally, I don't really mind porn (obviously) or guns, but their respective cultures definitely create problems that I do not identify with. To outsiders, I'm sure the porn industry comes off as a depraved, greedy, misogynist business with the moral compass of Alex from A Clockwork Orange. Just read some of the negative comments on that article I linked in the recent thread I started about rosebuds (not the plant, for those who didn't experience the joy of learning what that term means in porn).

Likewise, the gun industry, and the culture at large that supports it, appears much the same way to those who aren't enthusiasts, much less gun owners. Just take the open carry movement, and its penchant for making the news every time it stages a "protest," or whatever, at a certain chain and people freak the fuck out when a Target shopper walks into the store with a gun on his hip. (To be fair, the store is named Target--even I had to smile at that.)

Open carry is controversial among gun owners, yet obviously has its supporters. And it's there; just like someone as controversial as Max Hardcore is in porn, and has his fans/rubberneckers. Neither of them may be good PR for the rights they are ultimately defending, but that doesn't mean banning them will necessarily do much good either.

Originally Posted by Cybertoad:


Freedom is not about, guns, churches,porn, or speech. Its about the right to be free to enjoy them as we choose. We remove one, we allow them all to be removed.


So glad you said this, CT.

I've lost count of the number of times I've read or heard something in defense of "liberty," only to realize the person had no idea what the fuck that word actually meant. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

06-21-14  04:56pm - 30 days "A Rosebud By Any Other Name..." (25 Posts) - #18
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Originally Posted by pat362:


Maybe I missed a post but where did anyone say that watching football has the same effect as watching porn?


I think the analogy is more that both porn and professional sports are businesses, and the bottom line will always be the priority. And not to be cynical (okay, who am I kidding? ), but you could argue that most changes were driven not for some greater moral stance but to ensure the continuation of the business.

For example, the 2257 regulations are quite strict--arguably the one law any production won't even think of violating--but if the laws were suddenly changed tomorrow (say to seventeen, instead of eighteen) I doubt most would even hesitate for a second to shoot younger performers. Sites will even boast about such borderline "she just turned eighteen" milestones as if they're real achievements.

That being said, I don't see either professional sports (particularly, the NFL) or porn significantly changing their business because of health or moral concerns. If there is an audience, and it can generate revenue, then that is reason enough to carry on. Tackle football is well known to cause injuries--the majority of which are suffered by kids, as they make up the majority of players--but we will still watch it. And we will still watch porn, because we enjoy it.

Not too pile on sports too much, but the NFL isn't alone. A couple weeks ago comedian John Oliver did a piece on his new show explaining how evil FIFA was, taking advantage of the world popularity of soccer (or football to everyone outside of the U.S. ), leading to riots in World Cup host Brazil. Yet, despite all the controversy, he still loves the sport and won't stop watching it. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

06-21-14  03:58pm - 31 days The "who's that model" thread (17 Posts) - #8
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Originally Posted by LPee23:


While we're on a roll here, here's another unknown model from DDF.


Looks like Arina--or Becky Millar, depending on the site--who has scenes on a couple of DDF sites.

(BTW, I did an advanced search on DDF and found her almost immediately.) "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

06-18-14  08:43pm - 33 days "A Rosebud By Any Other Name..." (25 Posts) - #9
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Sadly, you're right, pat. There are five big reasons so many professional athletes file for bankruptcy after retirement (on top of other problems like injuries, education, employment, etc.). The percentage of NFL players alone filing for bankruptcy within five years is a depressing 78%.

And that's after an average $1.9 million annual salary and $6.65 million "lifetime" earnings--numbers that are incomprehensible to all but a few Americans. Worse, the NFL has an annual revenue around $10 billion (with a "b"), which they apparently hope to raise to an unholy $25 billion by 2027. It all makes porn sound positively quaint--of course, our culture teaches exactly the opposite. I guess that's why I've never been into sports; I just find them too morally repugnant.

As for the rosebuds...I'm still not sure what to make of them. Or even people thanking me for posting an article about them, for that matter (though you're all very welcome!), but at least they can spawn an interesting discussion. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

06-17-14  10:49pm - 34 days "A Rosebud By Any Other Name..." (25 Posts) - Original Post - #1
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"A Rosebud By Any Other Name..."

Vice posted an article about the rising (blooming?) popularity of rosebuds. You know; the prolapse.

It's obviously a controversial subject within porn and definitely raises questions about the physical risks of performing, especially the more extreme acts people are dreaming up. The article really only mentions Sheena Shaw, Roxy Raye, and Amy Brooke. Dirty Garden Girl is linked, though not by name, and HotKinkyJo's stomach-bulging acts also go unmentioned, and that's probably for the best.

I've got mixed feelings about this myself. I'm not on the extreme end of some of the commenters of the article, but I can't exactly give an unconditional thumbs up to an obviously physically demanding (possibly damaging) act either. Roxy Raye seems to genuinely enjoy it on a certain level, while HotKinkyJo's talent is unique, to say the least. I'm not sure if such acts were inevitable, but I hate to ask: did porn have to come to this?

And if you find this subject too upsetting, here's a photo of an actual rose. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

06-15-14  06:51pm - 36 days Google says no more porn ads. (36 Posts) - #13
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Originally Posted by LPee23:


I remember when Steve Jobs said, "Folks who want porn can buy an android phone." I took his advice and did buy an android, and I am very happy with my S4 mini right now. I don't even use porn apps or watch porn on my S4 mini, but it's the principle of it. When you're looking at spending $400 on a smartphone, and iPhones and Androids are both very good, I'd rather spend my money with a company that is committed to openness.


I find it hilarious that Steve Jobs hated porn while being head of a company whose hardware and software has been used to produce a lot of porn. It's a sort of poetic justice for a guy who may have only hated animal products more (which are probably being gobbled up by those horrible porn peddlers anyway).

Just speaking for myself, the amount of porn I've saved and viewed with Macs alone could have busted a few turtlenecks.

But I don't take these corporate philosophies and politics too seriously, which seem to get more superficial the "greater" the cause. Hence the pinkwashing of products that really have nothing to do with "fighting" breast cancer, much less improving health.

Or just as worse, the constant corporate calls of "Support the Troops" to get consumers to buy shit from American companies that squirrel away billions in income overseas. (Yes, including Apple, as well as numerous other corporate tax-evaders.) Maybe this is why they ask us to do the supporting, since they're doing everything imaginable to avoid supporting them through paying taxes. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

06-13-14  02:28pm - 39 days Google says no more porn ads. (36 Posts) - #9
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Though I'm not sure it would qualify as immature, rather than just the inevitable abuse of power and influence that comes with growth, but Google as a corporation has become quite creepy over the years.

There's the issue of using its Street View project to not just photograph roadways but vacuum up information from unsecured networks.

Or Google Glass, also raising concerns about privacy (as well as the risk of looking like a time-traveling nerd).

And creepiest of all, the friendly relationship its executives share with the NSA's leadership. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

06-12-14  03:52pm - 40 days AB 1576 passes committee (42 Posts) - #43
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Originally Posted by thirstyfish:


While AB 1576 on the surface seems to be an effort to protect California porn performers (which it may indeed do), beneath the waterline there is a larger agenda. Whether that agenda is accidental or or by design is unclear.

Since the Federal and state governments don't exactly have a sterling record regarding health and safety (not to mention privacy), one might conclude the larger agenda is not accidental.
[...]
AB 1576 and the Adult Film Performers Transmission Behaviors and STI Prevalence study are examples of 'the death of a thousand cuts'.


I'm not one for conspiracy theories, though I am a perpetual and stubborn cynic, and I see AB 1576 as more along the rather predictable lines of whittling away at the state's porn industry than some grand puritanical plot (especially in a state like California). And in a bureaucracy as grand as the Golden State's, haranguing by way of increased regulation is nothing new.

"Worker safety" may not really be the only goal when there is a considerable amount of shaming and scrutiny of the very existence of the industry itself. And it's laughable to think that everyone who's in favor of greater porn regulation has its performers' health and safety in mind.

At the extreme end, there are those who if they got their way would outlaw the entire porn industry and physically brand its performers, if not have them summarily arrested and imprisoned without trial. On the more rational end are those who see the genuine risks in adult entertainment work and are fed up with how the industry mishandles them. Somewhere in the middle is where I think most fans end up; certainly not in favor of bans, but at least in favor of something to protect the real people who have to suffer the consequences.

But I honestly don't think the public would react much differently than they did a century ago when Upton Sinclair published The Jungle, a socialist exposť on the vile treatment of laborers, particularly immigrants, in the meat industry. But the result wasn't that something needed to be done about workers being killed trying to make sausages, but that consumers' sausages shouldn't have dead workers in them (and immigrants at that!). Would fans react that differently to what goes on behind the scenes in porn?

Just look at the response to condom requirements; we don't like the way they look--arguably a judgement call on male talent's genitals--not that they may one day save our favorite actresses from having to worry about their T cell counts. It's not that we don't care, however difficult empathy may be, but that we're conditioned not to through the fantasy in which most porn is presented. Ridiculous stage names, hilariously bad plots, and over the top sexual acts that could make many fans' sex lives feel unaccomplished in comparison. So it's easy to forget there could be deadly consequences to the craziness.

Originally Posted by thirstyfish:


Speculation: in twenty years porn will have gone the way of the bicycle riding, circus midway shows and Halloween. It will still exist in some tamed, institutional, 'nice and safe' form - but it will be almost unrecognizable from what it is today.


I'm not sure, twenty years is an eon in Internet years, but I hope this is not the direction it goes in.

Porn still seems to be getting progressively more extreme, if not universally accepted as it goes this way. It's why someone like HotKinkyJo is either a considerable talent among her fans/rubberneckers, and has a fan base; or is a bizarre, visceral (literally, in her case) freak show that is still considered unfit for much of porn.

Still, it's entirely possible that Showtime and HBO start showing more than just the bare butts and breasts like they are doing now. While porn handles the more graphic stuff, and in fewer jurisdictions. Either way their will always be a market, even if most people won't admit to it. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove Edited on Jun 12, 2014, 03:58pm

06-11-14  05:26pm - 40 days Google says no more porn ads. (36 Posts) - #4
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Google does suck for this decision, albeit not as much as Morality in Media, an organization that comes off as so hostile to the 1st Amendment that they would be more honest calling themselves Fascism through Faith. Still, in this day and age, this is no longer surprising from Google, which is less "Don't Be Evil," and more "We're So Big, Ethics Are Whatever We Say They Are."

And if you have problem with doing something, even in private, then simply don't do it. Seriously, that's the view of their chairman, Eric Schmidt: "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place." Admittedly, I probably have shared my love of porn with more people than can be considered polite or even necessary, but there are still people best left in the dark about it, regardless of the opinions of Mr. Burns-like executives.

Or maybe most normal human beings understand privacy to include the freedom to have personal thoughts, opinions, and creative ideas without subjecting them to the microscope of public opinion. How much liberty do we really have if we must prescreen every single thing we do or think as if it were going to be reviewed by an employer or FBI agent? "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

06-10-14  10:19pm - 41 days AB 1576 passes committee (42 Posts) - #38
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pat362, I hate to admit it, but I don't find those charts particularly shocking, though that could explain why I try to avoid reading about how the adult industry really works (and I why I feel like I need to take a cold shower whenever I visit South's site). I've previously read of those two STDs mentioned on the right side of the first poster being cause for missing a few weeks of work as "flu-related" reasons.

Not sure what the CDC will make of it, though they could certainly influence stricter laws beyond California, or at least the handful of places in America where shooting porn is actually legal. Still, labor laws, even concerning worker safety has never been a huge priority in this country--freedom for the "job creators" and all that. May make for a decent masquerade to further outlaw shooting porn, but there's nothing new there. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

06-02-14  08:02pm - 49 days Revenge Bill fPasses ! (16 Posts) - #16
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Originally Posted by biker:


Any of that reality stuff appears fake to me. Anyway, I really don't care to watch a girl drunk and acting foolish.


+1

Drunkenness is not a turn-on for me. Yes, alcohol lowers inhibitions but that's only because we're a little too prude, reserved, and morally restrained to fully enjoy life sober. I mean, does anybody really fantasize about a love interest having to get drunk before she would do anything with you?

For me, drinking is frequently a way to (temporarily) forget how unfair and unpleasant reality is, but not a way to fulfill any fantasy.
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06-02-14  07:38pm - 49 days AB 1576 passes committee (42 Posts) - #33
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Originally Posted by TheSquirrel:


Enforcing condom use may make porn more safe, but so would banning porn altogether. Given the amount of severely damaged people who enter porn, and the amount of damage done to people in porn, it would be far better to ban it altogether. That would make it really safe.


Actually, that could make it really unsafe.

Remember, if something is totally against the law then only the lawbreakers can decide what rules they want to follow, if any, health and safety be damned. I'm sure there are some performers who would love to not have to have regular AIDS/HIV tests, and if porn was totally illegal they could do just that and make movies underground or "off the clock."

Because this is just a California bill (for now, I hope), producers can just go one state over. And it's not a ban on porn, not even technically a ban on bareback porn--since it doesn't matter if condoms appear in the final video, education isn't the point--only a work requirement. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

06-02-14  07:17pm - 49 days blowjobs with condom (6 Posts) - #5
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The California regulations--Measure B and AB 1576--both specify anal and vaginal sex as requiring condoms, but not oral. Oral sex can classify a film as adult though (so, yay for Brown Bunny? ).

Measure B says: "The measure would require the use of condoms for all acts of anal or vaginal sex during the production of adult films."

The AB-1576 bill says: "Each time an employee performing in an adult film engaged in vaginal or anal intercourse, personal protective equipment was used to protect the employee from exposure to bloodborne pathogens."

As far as this specific fetish, I've seen the opposite in videos that have condoms; the condoms always come off for oral (I guess latex does taste kind of nasty). Can't begin to think of anything that would meet this requirement. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-30-14  11:25am - 53 days AB 1576 passes committee (42 Posts) - #22
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Graymane, I'm sure plenty of studios and sites will be producing rubber-free material for as long there people to make it and watch it. Regulations be damned; they will leave the state/jurisdiction--and California will notice it--or others outside will get more business.

There is a third option, though I'm personally against it, where they will simply ignore the law, but I sincerely hope they do not do this. I'll be the first on PU to bitch and moan about our numerous unjust laws but porn is not the place to be breaking them. Regulations concerning health/safety and legal age are absolutely not worth going to court or jail over. It will do far more harm than good, and do nothing towards fixing the problems of proposed condom laws.

"Community standards" tests of obscenity are different, as few if any statutes exist as to when a porn movie clearly crosses the line into "obscene" territory, albeit I'm sure at least half my collection would both horrify and harden many a legislator to start enacting strict new laws. It's not as if there's some law that states three girls and one guy is allowed, but if it's four girls and one guy then it's, like, totally prosecutable.
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05-30-14  11:13am - 53 days Credit card porn guidelines in US (20 Posts) - #21
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Originally Posted by LPee23:


I don't think golden showers belong in this list. That's just my take.


Never would've guessed it. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-30-14  11:10am - 53 days Download restrictions (10 Posts) - #5
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On a somewhat related note concerning speeds and such, Google has a new "Video Quality Report" that shows video streaming quality for about 90% of the time, based off of YouTube viewings. As I was expecting, my ISP rates SD, while quite a few competitors rate HD. The ones rating "low definition" I've never even heard of.

Probably a subtle way to make more people aware of their still largely beta Fiber service (which is unrelated to colon health, BTW) and pushing for more high speed Internet access overall. Always a good thing in my book. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-28-14  09:55pm - 54 days AB 1576 passes committee (42 Posts) - #20
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Originally Posted by Cybertoad:


I disagree, the government does not own our penises.


You're right; they only own vaginas.

Originally Posted by Cybertoad:


Oddly the same people who are for the right of a women to have an abortion are against prostitution and are for this law. So I guess a woman can do with her body what the government approve off.


I don't think this is totally true. Not everybody in favor of abortion rights are against legalized prostitution, though that would likely still involve some sort of state control, probably akin to what they're trying to do to porn.

The problem is porn and prostitution have different histories, at least within the U.S. I would argue that in the last few decades porn has become considerably safer in comparison to prostitution, largely through non-governmental control. Of course in places where brothels are legal it has become safer as well, though most jurisdictions aren't moving to become like Nevada.

Originally Posted by Cybertoad:


I guess when they tell us who we can have sex with then maybe people will say enough.


The thing is it isn't always legislators, judges, or executives who "tell" us who we can and cannot have sex with. California outlawed gay marriage with the voter-approved Prop 8 back in 2008. "The will of the people," we're told to believe, though I would be inclined to call it "mob rule," since it was a decrease in civil rights. And oddly enough all those political howler monkeys who are so in love with words like "freedom" or "liberty" seem to not want to apply either of them to marriage, especially when it comes to teh gayez.

I appreciate the intent of those trying to protect performers' health, especially with so many young people who have the rest of their lives to live with the consequences, but this bill could just push businesses out of the state. California, mostly southern California, is one of the few places in the U.S. grown up enough to allow porn to be legally produced, and I don't think it's doing itself any favors passing feel-good legislation (metaphorically speaking, if it's going to involve condoms). "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-26-14  10:02pm - 56 days Credit card porn guidelines in US (20 Posts) - #16
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Originally Posted by LPee23:


Just saw a quad anal scene on FuckingMachines.com. That's 4 full sized dildos attached to the moving arm of a modified SawzAll. Holy shit!


That might be a metaphor for how credit card companies treat you when you don't pay off your monthly balance. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-26-14  09:00am - 57 days Credit card porn guidelines in US (20 Posts) - #11
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Originally Posted by LPee23:


Reading between the lines here, I wouldn't be surprised if he is referring to pissing.com. It hasn't updated in years, and it's all about golden showers.


By Kink's standards, Pissing.com always seemed mild to me, especially compared to something like the also no-longer-updating Water Bondage (which is very much what it sounds like). But it still sucks because I liked what Kink.com was doing with the golden shower genre, albeit however briefly.

Certainly came off less extreme than the other sites in terms of how far they would take the fetish, hence why "anal" on EverythingButt usually means more than what other companies are willing to do. My only complaint about Pissing.com was the sets (again, the damn armory); they were sometimes too creepy for my tastes, as with most porn. I can never fully enjoy a scene, except for some careful closeups, if the background looks like something out of Hostel. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-26-14  08:47am - 57 days myporn.com - first look! (73 Posts) - #73
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Originally Posted by Cybertoad:


if you read my posts I am like the black sheep at PU .


Better you than me, Cybertoad! JK!

Keep posting--the more views the better!

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05-24-14  07:03pm - 58 days AB 1576 passes committee (42 Posts) - #12
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Kink.com has been thinking of moving out of San Francisco for a while now, even proposing that they turn the historic San Francisco Armory into office space (I assume after thoroughly gassing it with chlorine dioxide--I've seen what goes on in their videos! ).

You know California is getting too regulatory for porn when even San Francisco is too restrictive!

(P.S. Kink.com does use a lot of condoms...but only on the toys, which I don't think will count for much. But frankly, some of their videos play out like elaborate "What Not to Do" scenarios regarding safe sex.) "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-24-14  06:47pm - 58 days Credit card porn guidelines in US (20 Posts) - #7
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Originally Posted by pat362:


I'm not certain but I think that seeing blood and/or fecal matter in your content is likely to get you blacklisted by every CC Processor.


But can I still buy The Human Centipede on Blu-ray? "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-24-14  06:43pm - 58 days Credit card porn guidelines in US (20 Posts) - #6
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Originally Posted by LPee23:


I can think of tons of sites that break this rule, in the US and elsewhere, but maybe they've just escaped notice. I'd rather not potentially blow their cover by naming them here, but there are a lot.


Is that because they use the "squirting" tag to cover themselves? It seems that's what DVD studios were doing for a while in the 2000s, though the genre has died down in favor of anal-focused one-upmanship stunts. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-23-14  11:57pm - 59 days Credit card porn guidelines in US (20 Posts) - #3
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Holy hell! The hypocrisy of some of these companies is just maddening. All the shit you could legally pay for with a credit card--weapons, prescription drugs, hate literature--that could do measurably greater amounts of harm, but some rough porn is off limits. Like a few years back, when the major credit card companies and PayPal started disallowing people from donating money to WikiLeaks, while still allowing money to go to some hate groups.

But are banks really that bad compared to something like a porn company? Well, British bank HSBC make take the we-do-whatever-the-fuck-we-want cake on that one--admitting to laundering billions of dollars for violent drug cartels in Colombia and Mexico. (I guess some companies really are "too big to jail." )

But at least they weren't doing something really bad, like making porn. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-23-14  11:31pm - 59 days Revenge Bill fPasses ! (16 Posts) - #5
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You have point there, LPee23. "Porn," in my book, implies consent. Posting this shit without people's permission is anything but consensual. Sort of like how some people insist on the term "sexual assault," when the word "sexual" usually implies a consensual activity, not a crime against someone's will. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-23-14  05:58pm - 59 days Revenge Bill fPasses ! (16 Posts) - #3
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I may not believe in hell, but if there is one I hope there's a special pit reserved just for revenge porn assholes.

Sadly I see revenge porn as the logical byproduct of the ubiquity of the digital camera combined with some people's desires to use the permanence of the Internet as a weapon. And this is in a world where "Don't Be Evil" Google's Eric Schmidt has said "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place."

That's a chilling statement, worthy of a comic book villain and very much a reflection of our vile victim-blaming culture. If a girl didn't want to have her nude photos posted on the Internet then maybe she shouldn't have taken them in the first place. Right, because when you have a boyfriend take photos of you, you're not just having sex with him, you're having sex with everyone he's ever been with.

I think after revenge porn the next thing I hate is slut shaming, or the double standard our society places on the sexual activities of men versus women. If a man has had multiple partners or lots of casual sex, why, he's just being a man, fulfilling his instinctual desire to spread his seed far and wide. But if a woman does the same thing--fuck her! No one gave her permission to do that, and any humiliating thing that comes out of it is her fault, and hers alone.

Thus, you get malicious pricks like Hunter Moore, a sleazeball so cruel and shameless he makes Girls Gone Wild's Joe Francis look like Voltaire. If you haven't heard of him, Moore founded Is Anyone Up?, a revenge porn site that he eventually had to sell because of numerous complaints that alleged the site involved stolen photos and possibly underage postings. In a truly just world an immoral Internet parasite like Hunter Moore would be taken to the top of a very tall building and thrown off, but I'll settle for an indictment from the FBI instead. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-20-14  06:52pm - 62 days Upcoming Movie Thread (1198 Posts) - #1219
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Originally Posted by lk2fireone:


slutty wrote "a significant portion of the American population that believes man walked with dinosaurs".

Has slutty seen the Godzilla movie?

Doesn't he realize that men crawl on their hands and knees when Godzilla is roaming the streets?


Godzilla's just way too big and mean to mount a saddle on.

Don't know why they didn't try doing that with the tamer dinosaurs in Jurassic Park though. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-18-14  04:07am - 65 days Name recognition in porn (20 Posts) - #21
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@Drooler

I frequently read Slate.com--or skip through it looking for something to read, since at least half of it is insufferable bullshit about TV shows and cheap clickbait--and they have a blog called the Gentleman Scholar. It's an advice column that mostly covers minutiae no more pressing than how to "properly" wear dress clothes (as if there aren't enough goddamn pointless unwritten rules to worry about already) and other trivial concerns of the white collar office world.

Obviously, I'm not a fan--which is like saying RagingBuddhist isn't always a happy camper --or even advice columns in general, but to me the word "gentleman" is so often used as a polite way to say that you think you are better than others. And asking for advice on such a subject reads like a how-to guide of hubris. Sometimes people need to realize just putting on a suit and tie doesn't magically transform you into a better person. It may make you a better dressed person, but even that is overrated.

Again, when people are honest about what they really do, like Larry Flynt has generally been, and don't try to come off as something more sophisticated simply because they don't show those uncouth genitalia or have a column called "Asshole of the Month," then I have a lot more respect for them. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-15-14  06:01pm - 67 days Interesting porn-related article in Maxim (6 Posts) - #7
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Well, pat362, I would say the prosecutors are dumb just for taking such cases to court, but that's just my .

(Of course, I'd imagine prosecutors wouldn't bring such a case to trial if they didn't think they could win a guilty verdict or at least a decent plea agreement.) "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-13-14  08:40pm - 69 days Interesting porn-related article in Maxim (6 Posts) - #4
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Originally Posted by pat362:


I would think the fact that he shoots porn in Arizona would be far more interesting a subject for an article as it's technically illegal to do so.


Doesn't In Focus Girls shoot there too, if totally unofficially? (The website's 2257 records address is the Czech Republic.)

I guess it comes down to trying to prove that the offending shoot or video was actually shot in the district, which I guess could be done by a tech savvy prosecutor or a conservative judge. I found an article from 2012 that names those two sites as well. And it also says this regarding prosecuting porn:

Originally Posted by linked article:


Arizona law prohibits the production and sale of obscene material, but proving a violation of obscenity statutes typically requires proof that someone ran afoul of community standards with material that had no legal, artistic or scientific value, Kernes said.

"Generally speaking, movies that have sexual content, until they are proved obscene, are protected under the First Amendment," he said. "Adult movies are generally considered to be protected until a prosecutor brings it in front of a jury."

I always forget that the 1st Amendment doesn't apply if a jury's "community standards" say so. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-13-14  08:11pm - 69 days Interesting porn-related article in Maxim (6 Posts) - #3
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Originally Posted by rearadmiral:


There's an interesting porn-related article in the April issue of Maxim titled "The Dirty Secret behind Dirty Movies" that focuses on the porn industry in Arizona and specifically looks at how the industry there draws on Arizona State University for new female talent.
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I'm not really familiar with the journalism standards that Maxim applies, but I'm guessing that they're relatively low since the article is written almost as a cautionary piece about how young women's lives are being destroyed by the predatory male pornographers who live and work near ASU and prey on the "cute young coeds struggling to make tuition at one of the biggest party schools in the country."


Ah, ASU, the same school that had the balls to not give President Obama an honorary degree when he spoke at their commencement in 2010. Just to give some perspective he had already been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize at that point (granted, that's an award that's also been given to such less-than-peaceful characters as Henry Kissinger and Yasser Arafat).

I may regret saying this, but I'm going to have to agree with Maxim on this one (regardless of their dudebro journalistic integrity). Let's face it; even the most progressive and "tolerant" parts of the U.S. still view porn and porn work in particular with a considerable amount of suspicion. Even if HR reps are whacking themselves silly to these students when they go home that doesn't mean they're going to come to work the next day and consider hiring any of them.

Just look at the response to the Belle Knox story a few weeks back. Of course little to no press on the obscene cost of her college tuition, just the assumed obscenity of a young female student choosing to do porn in order to pay for it. Heck, you could argue that some people do far worse in order to pay for college. I was in the military and it paid for all my tuition and housing after I left, and believe me, the porn industry possesses nowhere near the destructive force, no matter what any moral scold tries to tell you.

This is just the way our judgmental society works, so even though I can think of worse things people do at that age--attend ASU, for starters--it's just that most of our college-age fuckups aren't documented all over the web and shown on TV. The young students being preyed upon invariably aren't thinking far beyond graduation, if even beyond the end of semester. But they're of age and once they sigh the contract they're paid and that's it. No residuals and certainly no control over the material. Some contracts may be so insane that they could cover parts of the cosmos that haven't been discovered (you know, just in case).

I'm not saying it will haunt all of these young women until the day they die, put into one of those Futurama head jars, or whatever the future has in store for us. I'm just saying the Internet never forgets.

(Who knows, I may one day regret everything I've written here when I go Galt, get married, or find God or something.) "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove Edited on May 13, 2014, 08:15pm

05-13-14  07:21am - 70 days Forgive me Father for I have sinned .....again (6 Posts) - #5
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Thanks, graymane. Your threads are much appreciated here, especially for their entertainment value.

If you've even read just a few of my past posts then having to say anything further about how I view faith and religion is just redundant at this point, but I am very opinionated and make no apologies for that.

On the subject of Catholicism, I found this recent Washington Post article the other day about Pope Francis...and an exorcism conference being held at the Vatican. Yes, the one Time called "The People's Pope" and named their Person of the Year for 2013. And no, I'm not joking; an exorcism conference.

Greatest quote from that article for my money:

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During the conference, the Rev. Cesar Truqui, an exorcist based in Switzerland, recounted one experience he had aboard a Swissair flight. "Two lesbians," he said, had sat behind him on the plane. Soon afterward, he said, he felt Satan's presence. As he silently sought to repel the evil spirit through prayer, one of the women, he said, began growling demonically and threw chocolates at his head.

Asked how he knew the woman was possessed, he said that "once you hear a Satanic growl, you never forget it. It's like smelling Margherita pizza for the first time. It's something you never forget."


Something that sounds like the start of a girl-girl porn scene and he thinks it's "Satan's presence." If only I had been present to have a lesbian growl at me. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove Edited on May 13, 2014, 07:25am

05-13-14  06:47am - 70 days So I got into bricklaying to make more money to spend on the ladies. (11 Posts) - #12
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Originally Posted by graymane:


As you might imagine, I began a rapid descent down the side of the building.


Rereading this reminded me of one other great who's made me laugh more times than I can count (even if that wasn't always the point)--Jackie Chan, seen here falling not quite six stories. It's not a stunt double (of course) or a trick shot, just a nice multi-angled fall to the ground, broken only by his shoulder or ribs, or possibly both. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-12-14  08:43pm - 70 days Forgive me Father for I have sinned .....again (6 Posts) - #3
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Originally Posted by graymane:


It wasn't until after I spent a stint in the US Army Airborne did I finally choose to challenge my Bible-thumping, arm-waving, saliva-spitting, pulpit-shaking, foot-stumping, over-zealous, prognosticators of doom, who, given authority to act the role of pastor, thereby passing on to us supposedly the true word of God, which, in my case, only succeeded in scaring the hell out'a me.


In all fairness, masturbation can occasionally involve "arm-waving, saliva-spitting" and even be "overzealous" at times--I even have a number of videos where there are women are doing just that. Though I would not call such things religious, watching a pretty girl pleasure herself almost makes me believe in a higher power!

I was not raised particularly religious myself--my family eventually evolved to the biannual Easter-Christmas schedule to keep up appearances--and I stopped going entirely sometime around the age of twelve or thirteen, which I'm sure my parents soon realized was more than just a phase. And we were Episcopalian at that; the one American church liberal enough to drive some to Catholicism.

So I certainly can't give much insight as to why jerkin' the gherkin or tossin' the taco is so frowned upon in religion. Is it really equal to or even worse than all the other shit that religions forbid? Sex before/outside of marriage; gay anything; "immodest" dress; dancing; alcohol; basically anything even remotely fun? If anything it might distract parishioners from doing some of the other things on the forbidden list (at least for a few minutes).

Seriously, beyond ruining a good hand towel, how is a little private time to yourself with nothing but your imagination and your genitals harmful? It's like your own one-person private confessional to think about your crazy fantasies and then clear your mind, and if that isn't allowed then religion truly is about policing thought crimes. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove Edited on May 12, 2014, 08:49pm (turboshaft: Fixed link.)

05-10-14  01:50pm - 73 days Name recognition in porn (20 Posts) - #19
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Originally Posted by Drooler:


Playboy was at the vanguard of the Sexual Revolution that grew until it was flourishing in the 1960's, but it was never just about nude women. It was a lifestyle magazine for sophisticated urban males.


Ugh, "lifestyle" for "sophisticated urban males"--no, thank you.

I guess it could explain why I've always had so little interest in Playboy and its brand of rich, blonde beauty. It just sounds so vapid that it practically makes Larry Flynt seem like a philosopher king. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

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Originally Posted by biker:


Lesson:
Don't run into dark areas when you don't know anything about the topography or stop drinking oneself into stupidity. I finally did the latter after a few more years.


Fortunately I haven't had this happen to me, but a lesson for anyone for who decides to shit in the woods: be very careful what you wipe with! Maybe I'm biased just because I grew up in an area with lots of poison ivy so I know what it looks like, but try to figure out what plant you're about to grab before deciding to clean your ass with it.

Or maybe nature really is just a cruel mistress after all, something I wish people would understand before they spout "But it's natural!" "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-09-14  07:12pm - 73 days So I got into bricklaying to make more money to spend on the ladies. (11 Posts) - #5
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Reminds me of a segment from an early MythBusters episode. If you haven't seen the show I should add that this is one of the first episodes and it isn't quite as cheesy anymore, plus there are usually more explosives and firearms involved.

Or, for a very old comedic take on this, a scene from a Laurel and Hardy movie.

Thanks, graymane. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-07-14  08:20pm - 75 days Asa Akira Memoir (2 Posts) - Original Post - #1
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Asa Akira Memoir

Believe it or not, I had never heard of the lovely Asa Akira until the recent press she's gotten over her new memoir, Insatiable. (The watercolor cover even made me mistake her for Sasha Grey for a moment.)

I've never been much of a fan of porn star memoirs, or memoirs from 28-year-olds in general, so I have my biases. And in a Vice interview she warns, in regards to who she wrote the book for, that "I think the guys who like porn are either never going to jerk off to me again or jerk off to me forever after reading this book. I think more so the first one, but that is fine by me."

That interview also calls her the "Queen of Anal," which is probably as close to respecting a royal title as I'll ever come, but nothing I've read so far indicates this is a story of an abusive, horrifying career. In fact she claims to have enjoyed herself throughout the years--aside from the occasional grim hazards of vigorous porn work.

Any PU'ers ever read anything of value from porn stars beyond Twitter feeds and occasional blog posts? "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-04-14  06:50pm - 78 days There's a "pornography crisis in the lesbian community"? (12 Posts) - #13
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I would think the main problem, aside from the logistics of transferring an entire massive site's contents to a drive or drives, is the security problems. And at the same time I doubt they would want to make it too hard for a customer to access it--i.e., no two-man rule bullshit just to plug in the drive.

But maybe sites could make older material available for limited separate purchase, say ten years or more, as a single bulk drive for the more nostalgic smut lover (though it seems weird to think of 2003 as nostalgic).

Until something like Google Fiber speeds become the norm and, more importantly in my opinion, high speed Internet access gets treated like a true utility like water or power, FedExed hard drives will still move more data faster. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-04-14  06:36pm - 78 days What would the social consequences be if your porn habits/PU nickname ... (21 Posts) - #22
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I have never been able to stand Kimmel, or Adam Carolla, or shows that call themselves "The Man Show"--always made me embarrassed to be a member of the same sex as those two asshats.

But then I look back at what I've written on this site and I feel like I've dug quite a few holes of illogic and opinion that I would never be able to get myself out of. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-02-14  05:12am - 81 days Republicians hatching rumor BJs for nursing home patients on 2014 Democratic platform. (4 Posts) - #4
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Originally Posted by Cybertoad:


Oddly I respect the right to Liberals and free speech and their rights even if I disagree. Sadly they would rather lock me up then allow me these same rights.
Sounds like 1936 Germany to me.


Hyperbole much, Cybertoad?

Liberals were saying much the same when Bush II was in office. Of course the antidote never seems to be, say, the actual repeal of unconstitutional laws or impeachment of guilty officials but simply waiting around until you agree with the political affiliation--never mind their actual politics--of whoever is in charge.

So, the U.S. still operates a penal colony in Guantanamo Bay (plus other ones in undisclosed locations); is closing in on thirteen years of war in Afghanistan; can kill its own citizens solely on presidential directive; and has an immense "mission data repository" in Utah as if 1984 was actually written as a governmental proposal. And I doubt any of this will magically change regardless of who's elected this fall, 2016, '18, etc.

Our two major parties are minor variations on the riff that the state, sufficiently powerful corporations, or both must maintain enormous control over their people. The sad part is there is little in the way of actual fringe benefit for the common citizen; no universal healthcare; aging public infrastructure; expensive higher education costs; and a vast military industrial complex. Yes, more and more of the world wants to watch our movies and laugh at our TV shows, while we still somehow think it's even debatable to teach creationism in science classes and maintain the world's largest population of prisoners as "just."

But that's just my .

"It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove Edited on May 02, 2014, 05:23am

05-01-14  06:20pm - 81 days What would the social consequences be if your porn habits/PU nickname ... (21 Posts) - #18
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Originally Posted by RagingBuddhist:


What I do know is that there's gonna be a lot of unanswered questions and red faces when I kick off and they find all the porn on my drives. A shame I won't be around to witness it!


For some reason this is the only thing that worries me regarding my collection. Or say I leave a certain website open on my computer when I step out to pick something up at the grocery store. I get in an accident and while at the hospital a friend goes to my apartment to get some things for me...and then mysteriously don't return my calls.

But if I suddenly kick the bucket? Yikes! Yeah, I'll be dead but I don't want to be haunting my family (friends will mostly understand...mostly) by way of hard drive content. It would be like opening up a King Tut's tomb of embarrassment. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

05-01-14  06:05pm - 81 days There's a "pornography crisis in the lesbian community"? (12 Posts) - #11
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Originally Posted by badandy400:


Since AWpress is here, just wanted to bring up the fond memory of a number of years ago being politely asked to slow down and stick around for a while. It seems they took offense to me downloading their entire site over the course of two short evenings. Sorry about that




I keep thinking if someone is ever going to be accused of "breaking the Internet" you'll be one of the prime suspects.

Or you could always use FedEx for your "data," though I doubt any sites have that as an option right now. "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove

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