Have you ever read something and laughed real hard out loud? I mean, laughed so hard until your head started to hurt?
Well, that happened to me today. I was scrolling news articles on the ' Net and came across this one. The headline immediately caught my eye...
PORN INDUSTRY SEEKS $5 BILLION BAILOUT
Say whut? Bailout for the porn industry? Are you kidding me? Here is a part of the article...
LOS ANGELES — In an announcement that launched a thousand unprintable puns, adult-entertainment moguls Larry Flynt and Joe Francis said Wednesday that they are asking Washington for a $5 billion federal bailout, claiming that the porn business is suffering from the soft economy. Francis insisted in a phone interview that this is no joke or publicity stunt, though his tone suggested otherwise.
“The government’s handing out money to the auto industry,” Francis, producer of the “Girls Gone Wild” video series, said on the phone from his Santa Monica office. “Why shouldn’t it hand some to an industry the nation could not live without?”
The request, Francis said, was being made in a letter to Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. The $5 billion figure, he said, reflects the decline in U.S. adult-entertainment- industry revenue from $18 billion three years ago.
If porn producers are feeling the effects of what one wire service called “the sagging economy,” the pain might be felt most acutely in the San Fernando Valley. In 2007, revenue from more than 200 Valley-based adult-content companies was estimated at $1 billion.
One adult-film star from the Los Angeles area said she is feeling the pinch.The actress who performs as Jenna Presley said her Web site has seen a 20 percent decline in customers, about 1,000 of whom pay $19.99 a month to watch the 22-year-old perform online. Presley said the downturn has forced her to cut overhead.
“I said, ‘I’ve got to stop paying guys and girls to perform with, and I’ve got to find (other Web site proprietors) to do a content exchange with,’ ” Presley said matter-of-factly. Instead of paying co-stars, she is posting their videos on her site and they’re posting her content on theirs. Adult DVD sales and rentals have decreased by 22 percent in the past year.
“People are too depressed to be sexually active,” Flynt said in a news release. “This is very unhealthy as a nation. Americans can do without cars and such, but they cannot do without sex.”
LMAO!!!! C'mon man! Porn is free. There's sooooo much free porn on the internet that it ain't even funny! Nowadays, it's easier to find it online than it is to get a loan from a bank. I'm sure that we've ALL seen some form of porn at SOME point in our life. I'm not asking if you watch it now (even though I'm sure that somebody will go as far as naming their favorite stars...lol) but if they think they are gonna get a bailout...they are crazy. I'm a dude...I can appreciate a skin flick just like the next person but I'm not gonna endorse a porn bailout.
Not in this SAGGIN economy...
Times are HARD...
Memo to President Obama...when they call you about this one...tell em that you ain't home!